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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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Powder Springs, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed 8/19-22/14. The staff were hospitable, professional, and courteous. The quality of the hotel was comfortable, immaculate, and modern. I would recommend that you stay at this location. The mall is approximately 5 miles from the hotel. A movie theater, and restaurants is at the mall.

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Erie, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Didn't know what to expect having never been to New Bedford. We were in town for a wedding and this was a perfect location for the wedding guests to stay. This is right across from the Marina, loved walking around looking at all the lobster boats. Restaurants are within walking distance. Rooms were updated, spacious and clean. The main lobby... More

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

Hello Michelle I, It is very nice to see that you delighted in your stay with us at the Fairfield Inn and also the city of New Bedford. Our hotel has a unique location right on the working waterfront with great restaurants and beautiful views. Nice to see that you were able to enjoy all that we have here from... More

Positano, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

We appreciate your review of the Fairfield Inn & Suites! It sounds like you were able to explore the area, and your stay with us was enjoyable. We are in a great central location for exploring the area attractions such as Cape Cod and Newport. We hope to welcome you back in the future. More

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

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

Thank you for reviewing the Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford. The hotel is located across from a "working" harbor, so sometimes there can be evidence of that. The main road behind the hotel is busy during certain times of the day, but does not disturb our hotel. We are in a prime location in New Bedford, and hope you... More

Baltimore
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117 reviews 117 reviews
28 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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 3 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

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Address: 185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > New Bedford
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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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