Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hotel Review: Wedgewood Resort Fairbanks

Let me preface this review by saying that we were not happy from the moment we arrived at this lodge. We had been deemed "spillover" on a Princess Cruise Tour and were not pleased with the fact that even though we booked our trip a year in advance, we did not get to stay at the Princess Fairbanks Lodge. Then to top it all off, Princess and/or the Wedgewood misplaced our luggage!

Although this hotel was clean, the location was questionable (there is nothing around this hotel other than a questionable Italian restaurant a few blocks away), and because we were there through Princess, the staff was not exactly helpful, including not allowing, in any way shape or form, late checkouts for those of us who had late afternoon flights the day we were scheduled to depart. They were calling our rooms at 11:10 AM on the day of checkout and we were forced to go sit in the lobby, at which point some sort of manager came around and "nicely" convinced us that it would be better for us to go for a walk around the property than to sit in the lobby and wait for our airport shuttle.

Beyond that, the rooms were very dated and the food at the hotel restaurant was overpriced and barely qualified as "average". All in all, I just did not feel that the quality of this lodge made it "worth" being a spillover lodge for Princess--at least not with the price one pays for their tours--and I certainly do not recommend anyone staying here if they can avoid doing so.

1 comment:

  1. I hate when you stay somewhere and feel stuck in the middle of nowhere. I like to be able to walk everywhere!