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Fairbanks Inn

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401 Western Avenue, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Cod
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall we had an OK stay at the Fairbanks Motel. Nothing more than a Motel room that is clean and above average in size. A month after staying I got my credit card bill and noticed they had "mistakenly" charged me for 3 nights when I only stayed 2. When I called to inquire the woman who answered the phone... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have stayed at the Fairbanks a number of times. Each time there were some minor issues that were usually taken care of. This was not one of those times. We stay in a dog friendly room each time. This time our dog would not stop sniffing around that room (103). Improper cleaning? I don't know. The heater was extremely... More 

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TabithaFAllen, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to place a review of the Fairbanks Inn on Trip Advisor. While I apologize for the issues in your room I do wish you would have told me when you were checking out. My team and I do not want any of our guests to leave unhappy. I can assure you all members have... More 

vermont
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196 reviews 196 reviews
43 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Stayed here while attending "First Night" celebrations in St Johnsbury. They had a special New Year rate which was appreciated. Very close to where we had parked to attend the various events so no long drive at midnight. Staff was busy with checking in and checking out folks but did an okay job. Room was very large, beds very good... More 

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TabithaFAllen, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad you took part of the First night special. It is such a wonderful event. I personally come back to the inn every year to watch the fireworks from the office balcony. Of course each room has their own private balcony to watch the wonderful and beautiful fireworks that get set... More 

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Fairbanks Inn is close to town but very quiet. The room was pleasant and spacious, and it had a big balcony with a pretty view of the river. The staff was efficient and friendly. A great place to stay - I recommend it for your next trip to Saint Johnsbury.

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TabithaFAllen, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. Almost all of our oversized rooms have private balconies to be able to look upon our oversized courtyard and the sleepers river. The views are wonderful in the summer an fall as well. We hope to see you again. Until then safe travels. Tabitha fairbanksinn@aol.com More 

Cohasset, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Our family has stayed at the Fairbanks in a number of times over the years. The staff has been more then accommodating to our various requests, sharing with us places to eat, events to attend and where to find the best ice cream. We chose to stay at Fairbanks Inn every time we go to Vermont and will continue to... More 

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TabithaFAllen, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review.My team and I love seeing our repeat guests. As you mentioned our room with the kitchenette is a bonus for people staying for an extended amount of time. Not tom mention it opens up to our oversized courtyard and pool. Again thank you for your continued patronage. Until next time safe travels. Tabitha More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is the best hotel I have ever stayed at. Rooms are clean, employees are nice and helpful and it's cheap! My husband and I also come down in the summer and use their pool. Always a great experience at the Fairbanks inn!

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TabithaFAllen, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I appreciate your repeat patronage. The pool is a bonus while staying in the summer. The housekeeping staff takes great pride in their work . I will be sure to pass your comment on . Again thank you for your review and until next time safe travels. Tabitha More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Clean, comfortable, quiet....but this was Small Town, USA. So, why charge everyone football rates ??......especially when we were there for my son's funeral and burial.....coming.from a family of many generations in Boonville and Pilot Grove.

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Fairbanksinn78, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

thank you for leaving a review on tripadvisor. I am deeply sorry for the loss of your son. While yes we are "small town usa" the rates are generally a bit higher during fall foliage. I am happy you felt comfortable while staying in one of our rooms. I hope you choose to stay with us again the next time... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fall Foliage at it's finest. Conveniently located on historic Route 2. Our room was spacious, comfortable with that charming New England feel. Complete with it's own private balcony with river and foliage views, even from the amazing jacuzzi tub! Very restful and quiet after a long day of leaf peeping. Great Vermont coffee to start the next.

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TabithaFAllen, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful review. You came at the perfect time of year. The foliage in the northeast kingdom is just breathtaking. The view from your private balcony is the best as you can see all of the beautiful colors in the mountains. I am so happy you were able to relax and enjoy... More 

Banbury
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I cannot think of any possible reason why anybody would stay at the Fairbanks Inn unless, like us, you didn't know any better. This motel (it is not an inn or a hotel) gives a new dimension to the word 'basic'! Absolutely nothing is provided, not even tea and coffee making facilities. The beds are soft and seen much better... More 

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Fairbanksinn78, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to place a review on trip advisor. I apologize you were not happy. I am hoping you were able to take in the gorgeous views from your private balcony of the beautiful colors since you were here during Fall Foliage. We do in fact have a coffee, hot chocolate, and hot tea station right... More 

Tampa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nothing special, but nice. The room was very good, spacious with comfortable beds. Nice views from the balcony. But, beware. There is no breakfast on premises. Only, good Vermont coffee. Also, the town is in disarray, with many streets completely torn up. Apparently, this has been going on over a year per a person in the office.

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TabithaFAllen, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Nothing special, but nice. The room was very good, spacious with comfortable beds. Nice views from the balcony. But, beware. There is no breakfast on premises. Only, good Vermont coffee. Also, the town is in disarray, with many streets completely torn up. Apparently, this has been going on over a year per a person in the office Thank you for... More 

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