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Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Positano, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here recently while visiting family in New Bedford. Location is excellent, with a very short walk to restaurants, nightlife and sightseeing. Price was very good and hotel was clean. Plenty of parking, hot breakfast in the morning, and close to the highway if you're planning on exploring the cape. I highly recommend the Fairfield Inn & Suites New... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a brand new hotel located next to fishermen harbor, and main highways. One side of the hotel is facing main streets and busy highways where traffic noise is very loud through out the day and night. However if you get a room facing the harbor, it will be quieter but more expensive. Breakfast at the hotel is just... More

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Baltimore
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115 reviews 115 reviews
28 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's clean and well run.... just what you'd expect from the Marriott chain. In a way, it's like the hotel version of a moderately upscale McDonalds restaurant. No surprises, not particularly memorable on the positive side, but no complains either. We got there late a night and check in was prompt and easy. The room and bath comfortable. The breakfast... More

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Sara H, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford, responded to this review

Dear Vandal72, Thank you for taking the time to do a Trip Advisor Review about your stay with us. It is nice to see that even though it was a short stay with us you were comfortable and able to enjoy our complimentary breakfast. I am however sorry to see that our brand the Fairfield is not one that you... More

Malvern, Pennsylvania
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350 reviews 350 reviews
101 hotel reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With only three hotels listed on Trip Advisor for New Bedford, the Fairfield Inn & Suites provides travelers with a very good lodging option right in the heart of the historic waterfront district. The City of New Bedford should be extremely grateful to Marriott for making an investment in their city. The hotel provides a good anchor for the development... More

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Sara H, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford, responded to this review

Dear Keystone_Traveler, Thank you very much for taking the time to do such a detailed review about your stay with us at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in New Bedford. It is very nice to see that you loved our location right in beautiful downtown working waterfront. We work hard to make sure that every guest is comfortable and able... More

Milan, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Somewhat overpriced due to the fact that we stayed in August but hotel and room were clean. Had a good room with a view on the Harbourfront. What was disappointing was that neither the staff or the hotel had anything special or did anything special (service, friendliness etc) that would have made the stay memorable. As such, while the hotel... More

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Sara H, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford, responded to this review

Dear Richard B, Thank you for taking the time to do a Trip Advisor review about you stay with us. We are happy to see that you had a nice view our working water front. August is still a very busy time for us and I am sorry to see that you found our staff and hotel unmemorable; we always... More

Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at this hotel on July 20th. The check in process was not a pleasant experience. We arrived around noon and were told to come back in 2 hours (fine, we were early). Upon returning, we were given a lot of grief to check in using our Canadian federal government id (we stayed at 4 other Fairfield... More

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Sara H, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our hotel. I would like to explain the reason you were questioned on your government rate upon check in. You must be on official government business to qualify for the government rate. If I remember correctly, you had a teachers ID, and that does not qualify for the government rate. I understand that it... More

Funchal, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quaint hotel, near the front see that transports you to the spirit of the whales. Very well located, near the down town New Bedford, is a very clean place with kind collaborators, ready to help you all theb time. Good for the Money.

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Sara H, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford, responded to this review

Dear Julio F, We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We love the title of your review “in the spirit of the whales"! Our town of New Bedford is full of history and totally worth a trip! Beautiful cobblestones streets, historic homes of ship captains and of course the whaling museum! Glad to know... More

Westport, Connecticut
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is close to the waterfront, and central to all of the cultural parts of New Bedford. It is a mite difficult to access due to urban redesign of streets that has not yet been updated on GPS devices, or Apple's Maps app. However, the rooms are clean and relatively spacious; bathrooms are cramped. There is free wifi throughout... More

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Sara H, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford, responded to this review

Hello WGibson648, Thank you very much for taking the time to do a Trip Advisor about your stay with us. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed our hotel and that you will come back! We love to see that! Thank you again. More

Warsaw
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great hotel up to the Marriott standard. Located by the harbor, I had a stunning view of the pier and fishing boats. I got this side of the hotel (the other side is a main road) because I wanted a quiet room. They gave me everything I wanted to make my stay a peaceful one. It is walking distance... More

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Sara H, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford. We are happy your stay was enjoyable and the room made your stay a comfortable one. The complimentary breakfast is great, and I'm happy you enjoyed it! We hope to see you again for next years Folk Festival! Sara Haslam General Manager More

Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family stayed at this hotel on a recent trip to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. This hotel was reasonably priced and in a great location. Located right across the street from the local wharf, the hotel provides a beautiful view of the wharf, water and boats. The rooms were clean, comfortable and have a trendy design...thumbs up to the designer!!... More

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Sara H, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford, responded to this review

Dear GeorgiaPeach26, We hope you and your family had a great time on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. We are very happy to see that the stay with us went so well and everyone was comfortable. Our location is great for visiting year round but nothing beats the summer months when you can walk to downtown to sit outside and enjoy... More

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Address: 185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > New Bedford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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