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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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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in New Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff was very friendly, especially the worker in the breakfast area. The breakfast was just enough to get you started on your way. Loved to make my waffle right on the spot, and my mother loved when I made her some hot chocolate with whipped cream. I was impressed with the small pool and jacuzzi too. Once you turned the... More

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Utsunomiya, Japan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

had to go to my daughter's high school graduation and this is a good choice for Tabor Academy parents as it is not too expensive and you get breakfast with the room. A good budget choice for a business traveler as well, If you need a clean generic hotel this is it. I stay at 200 hotel nights per year... More

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

Dear Robert G, I hope you had a great time at your daughters High School graduation! Congratulations to her! It is great to see that you had an easy and comfortable stay with us and we hope if you are ever visiting the area again you choose to stay with us here at the Fairfield Inn and Suites New Bedford.... More

Hartford, Connecticut
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staff was very friendly in this Fairfield Inn. Location allowed you to walk to the Whaling museum and the Pier and the Aquarium. Parking was free at the hotel. Breakfast was included, and they had the usual scrambled eggs, caandian bacon, toast, muffins, hard boiled eggs, waffles. Good breakfast with plenty of choices. Now for the room--beds were double--not queen.... More

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

Hello 4okay, It is great to see that you enjoyed all that the hotel has to offer with our breakfast buffet, indoor pool and great location in downtown New Bedford. Nice to see that you had a great lunch at Destination Soups too! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how you feel about the bed sizes,... More

Scotland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a good base for looking around New Bedford and the waterfront there. Go there if you want to do this, but not if you are looking for a hotel experience. The room was comfortable, well equipped and well resourced. There is free breakfast, which is a bonus. There is a small pool and a gym. Good place for... More

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

Dear KingKongScotland, We love that we are located right on the working waterfront in downtown New Bedford. Very nice to see that you enjoyed visiting all downtown has to offer, as well as being comfortable with all our hotel has too; indoor pool, fitness center, our yummy hot breakfast and our free internet. And you are right we are an... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay at the Fairfield Inn when we come home for family visits. This hotel is very comfortable and staff is quite helpful. We needed help with my mom this trip and one of the front desk staff jumped right in to help. Thank you!

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

Dear ladytryon, Very nice to see that we were able make your family visits a nice one with being able to assist with your mom. We are always willing to help when we can! We hope to see you again when back this way to see family. Thank you very much. More

New Orleans, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great facility - typically clean, modern, and well-appointed. Outstanding location between the wharf and downtown - minutes walk to the downtown attractions. Good quality free breakfast with eggs, one meat, bagels/pastries, waffles, fresh fruit, etc. every day. Great staff, including their ability to guide tourists on itinerary. Nice pool and adequate fitness center. Coffee, tea, and lemon water all day... More

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

Hello Mario S, Very happy to see that you were able to enjoy all that our Fairfield Inn New Bedford has to offer. We are a great spot for business travel and leisure travel alike; down town New Bedford has so much to offer with a fresh seafood restaurant right across the street from us, to the history of the... More

Georgetown, Massachusetts, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here one night on business, attending a meeting. The location is good, with much of downtown New Bedford in easy walking distance. The hotel faces the working waterfront, a nice feature. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel was mostly clean, but seemed a little worn, despite the relatively recent opening of the hotel a few... More

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

Hello GrandCanyon_hiker018, Very nice to see that you like our great location in downtown New Bedford! I hope you had a chance to try some yummy seafood while here with us. We wish we could have made your stay more comfortable in your guest room. Our hotel is hitting its 4th birthday and we work hard to keep up with... More

Ashland, KY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our tour of New England in New Bedford, MA, where we stayed at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. The hotel was lovely and is located right on the water front in an excellent location to walk around and explore the town. Ask for a room on an upper floor to get the best views of the harbor, we... More

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

Dear 2011famvac, Very nice to see that you had a great stay with us here at the Fairfield Inn and Suites, New Bedford. It was our pleasure to help with ideas of things to do in our neighborhood and to suggest some great places to dine out as well. We love that we are located on the harbor with great... More

Hamilton, Bermuda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The staff are really nice and caring, anything I asked for they assist me right away. The hotel is very clean & new. They have a great free breakfast in the morning. I would highly recommend for anyone to stay here.

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

Thank you for your review of the Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. If you are ever in the are again, please keep us in mind. Sara Haslam General Manager More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Did not get the room I booked which was supposed to have a guest room in addition to a bedroom. When requesting a new room I was informed that rooms with a guest room only had one bed and therefore not adequate for me and my guest. Room was very small and upgrade for view totally not worth the money.... More

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

Thank you for your review on your stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford. As discussed at check in, when the confirmation email states "guestroom" that means you have reserved a room, it does not mean there is a living area. We did try to rectify the misunderstanding, but you chose not to move. I apologize that you... 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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