Welcome to Holiday Inn Express Northern Lights Inn on Fort Wainwright, an IHG Army Hotel.
Whether you are traveling on official business, TDY, PCS, or simply visiting, our convenient military hotel offers all the comforts specifically designed for military travelers, families, contractors and retirees.
Fort Wainwright is located in Fairbanks, Alaska. Known as “The Last Frontier,” Alaska offers locals and visitors a wide selection of beautiful, undeveloped landscapes to explore, as well as plenty of exciting indoor activities. Inside the post, visit Chena Bend Golf Course for a round of golf. The Outdoor Recreation Center has information and gear for local hiking and fishing.
Our hotel offers guests amenities such as complimentary hot Express Start branded breakfast, high speed Internet, fitness center, business center, guest laundry facilities and pet friendly accommodations. We also feature an outdoor playground and picnic areas and a cozy fireplace in our lobby.
IHG One Rewards members earn valuable points for their stays.
Before arrival, please check our Post Access Contact List for the most current access guidelines.
Holiday Inn Express is centrally located across from the PX,Commissary, Bowling Center and the Welcome Center.
Holiday Inn Express offers 45 studio suites. At 300 square feet, these rooms provide 1 Queen size bed, TV and DVD player, high speed internet access, private bath with blow dryer, workstation, microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker, iron with ironing board and voice mail.
1 bedroom family suites featuring 450 square feet, queen size bed, TV and DVD player, high speed internet access, private bath, workstation, microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker. In addition, these suites offer a separate bed and living room, sofa sleeper and a kitchenette.
NORTH – Take AK State - Hwy 2 heading South (Also called Steese Highway) and turn left on Airport Way to Post Entrance and Visitor Center. SOUTH - Take AK State - Hwy 2 heading North West (Also called Richardson Hwy) and turn right on Airport Way to Post Entrance and Visitor Center. EAST - Take AK State - Hwy 2 heading North West (Also called Richardson Hwy) and turn right on Airport Way to Post Entrance and Visitor Center. WEST – Take AK State - Hwy 3 heading East (Also called George Parks Highway) turn onto ramp marked Airport Way (follow 4.5 miles) to Post Entrance and Visitor Center.
We know there are no friends quite like our furry ones, from service dogs to the family cat. That’s why we do our best to accommodate animals, too. Please read our full policy before your visit to make sure your pet pal is allowed on the premises.
Deluxe complimentary breakfast featuring hot and cold items
Eldorado Gold Mine & Gold Dredge #8: Bring home some real Alaska gold that you've panned yourself on this educational gold mine tour that includes a train ride and panning lesson and is led by authentic gold miners.
Visit McKinley Explorer: A scenic railroad spanning 356 miles, from Fairbanks to Anchorage, University of Alaska museum of the North, Pioneer Park and Santa Claus House in North Pole
Pioneer Park: Built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from Russia, this theme part includes a mock gold-rush town with authentic pioneer log cabins, mining equipment, museums and a replicated Native American village.
We have has several taxi services as well as a clean and inexpensive public bus system. For the more independent traveler there are car and RV rentals available. For a fun adventure Alaska Outdoor Rental and Guides rents bicycles, canoes, and kayaks.
You can be assured that when you stay at an IHG Green Engage Hotel, you are participating in an advanced, world-wide sustainability effort. We understand that it is important for you to have an active role in protecting our environment and that's why we've made it easier for you to choose a hotel that matches your sustainable values.