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    The Aurora Express

    1550 Chena Ridge Rd, P.O. Box 80128, Fairbanks, AK 99709-2609
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    Overview
    • Excellent92%
    • Very good7%
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    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “dining car” (17 reviews)
    “train cars” (20 reviews)
    “pullman car” (3 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 74 reviews

    Reviewed 12 September 2017

    We were a group of 12, six couples sharing 5 rooms for 2 nights, first trip to Fairbanks in the beginning of September, and owners Susan and Mike set the perfect FUN tone for our whole trip! We got to peek in at all of...More

    Thank LoveToTravel524
    Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

    We had an incredible 2 night-stay at Aurora B&B with hosts Susan and Mike. There were 12 adults (6 couples) in our group so we all had our own rail car rooms. Breakfast each morning was incredible, rooms were clean and festive, and our hosts...More

    1  Thank Kristen D
    Reviewed 10 August 2017

    We booked after seeing it as one of Tripadvisor 10 unique stays. I have to tell you, this was our most memorable stay in Alaska. We were the first guests of the season, nobody else booked in for our stay but the day we left...More

    Thank 100MarionS
    Reviewed 20 July 2017

    What a charming and memorable place to stay! This was our first night in Alaska, and was a great way to start out the week! We stayed in the "Bordello" car, which was nicely decorated in navy and purple colors (very pretty ceiling), unique decor,...More

    Thank jillwarren413
    Reviewed 2 July 2017

    We had reservations about staying at this BB. Totally surprised us in a very good way. Rooms where unique, breakfast was scrumptious, Susan and Mike bent over backwards to make our stay memorable. View was amazing. Just outside of Fairbanks, close to the city but...More

    1  Thank Linda S
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    • US$145 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 7
    • Location
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    • Fairbanks
    • Also Known As
    • Forget-Me-Not Lodge And The Aurora Express Hotel Fairbanks ,
    • The Aurora Express Fairbanks, Alaska
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    dennisrollercoaster
    2 August 2016|
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    Response from Don S | Reviewed this property |
    Dear Dennis, First of all, congratulations on a couple of things: your retirement (hoo-ray!!) and staying at the Aurora Express. The Aurora Express is about 4-5 miles out of town. You will have to have a car. There are no... More
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    12 May 2016|
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    Response from Don S | Reviewed this property |
    The Aurora Express is not open during the winter. The owner explained to me that when the weather gets really cold its too difficult to insulate the pipes. This is a real train and all of the plumbing is above ground. He... More
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    "Talk with Susan and find out the train car decor to choose your car."
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    "Ask for a tour, if you are there in person."
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    "Taxi driver couldn't find the B & B."
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    "The rooms are all very interesting and historic. Some are "regular" style hotel rooms, and others..."
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