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“A little gem in downtown New Bedford” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford

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Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in New Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A little gem in downtown New Bedford”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

I stayed at this hotel on a business trip and was shocked at how truly great it was. I thought it was brand new (the carpets still have that brand new smell and everything is sparkling and spotless) and was surprised to learn it was two years old. They have all kinds of little perks - internet that you are just on the minute you walk in the door (there is no password), free cookies in the afternoon, free breakfast in the morning. They have a business center and when I had problems printing something, the desk manager offered to print it on her computer. When my room phone didn't work, another desk manager came up to the room with me to figure out the problem and then went and got me a new phone. I think everyone who works there has been through some sort of courtesy training - they are uniformly pleasant, nice and knowledgeable.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carol S
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Sara H, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford, responded to this review, 29 April 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff takes pride in their customer service and were all happy to hear that it was appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you on your next business trip!
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We enjoyed the harbor view one bedroom suite. It was such a pleasant experience, the decor, the size of the siting area, bathroom and bedroom were above expectations. The pool and gym facilities were thoughtfully designed and clean. The front desk staff were always pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was great and plentiful. Outdoor spaces, firepit and table were also enjoyed. I would recommend the Fairfield to anyone coming to the area

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cpattibos
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Sara H, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford, responded to this review, 25 April 2012
Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next visit to our area!
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

We had a water/harbor view from our room. It was fun to see all the ships and boats and the waterfront activity. The staff was very accommodating and polite, friendy. Our room and the rest of the hotel was very clean and well kept. Breakfast (included) was several kinds of juices, apples and bananas, scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles, pop-in-the-microwave breakfast sandwiches and omelettes, yogurt, milk, bread/bagels/muffins, coffee/hot chocolate/tea, fruit cocktail and grapefruit sauce. Nummy cookies are served mid-afternoon. Parking was free. This location is very handy to the historic New Bedford waterfront/whaling museum, etc. But it doesn't feel like a safe area to walk around at night/in the dark. The hotel parking lot is very well lit, I just wouldn't feel safe walking from the hotel to the various nearby restaurants.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sara H, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford, responded to this review, 12 April 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Your kind words are much appreciated by our staff. I can assure you, even though the area looks unsafe due to the construction that is going on, it is extremely safe to walk the nearby area. Also, we have a shuttle that can take our guests to the local attractions. Again, thank you for you review, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

I visited the Fairfield INN during the weekend of the half marathon in New Bedford. I have lived around the area previously and was not expecting much from New Bedford. But I was pleasantly surprised. The front desk staff was excellent, I think her name was Pam, but she was great. The breakfast had hot food items, and the hotel felt very safe. The gym was small but efficient and the pool area was great. Overall would recommend this one to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sara H, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford, responded to this review, 1 April 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words about our property! The New Bedford downtown area has certainly made a comeback from previous years, and we are proud to be a part of it. We look forward to welcoming you back for next years half marathon!
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Delaware
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

We spent 2 nights at the hotel. We were in New Bedford for the 1/2 Marathon Race. There were 3500 runners, all hotels were full. We were early on the day of arrival, the front desk took my cell phone number to call when the room was ready. Breakfast was extremely busy, because of all the runners, the staff handled it efficently and courteously. All employees had a great"can do" friendly attitude.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank umberto7
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Sara H, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford, responded to this review, 21 March 2012
Thank you for your kind review. The staff works extremely hard, especially on a busy weekend such as the half marathon, and are always excited to hear great feedback. We will see you at next years half marathon!
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Darien, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

I have stayed at this Fairfield Inn at least a dozen times and have found the staff to be very friendly and professional, the rooms clean and comfortable and the overall experience the best in the area. This is why I keep coming back for both business and with my family. The location is great on the waterfront and near many fab restaurants and the ferry to the Vineyard and Nantucket. Definitely the best.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JohnT_Darien
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Sara H, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford, responded to this review, 21 March 2012
All of the staff here at the Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford would like to thank you for your kind words.
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

what a great location......clean and super friendly front desk staff

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jan K
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Sara H, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford, responded to this review, 11 March 2012
We appreciate your kind review. Our staff is always excited to hear that their hard work was noticed by our guests. Please visit us again if you are ever in the area.
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Property: Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford
Address: 185 Macarthur Dr, New Bedford, MA 02740-7275
Region: United States > Massachusetts > New Bedford
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in New Bedford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford 2.5*
Number of rooms: 106
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