This was our third time at the Fairview, an 8-day stay. We love this place. The Fairview is not a posh hotel. Rooms are simple, comfortable and spotless. But it's a great value for the money. And what separates it from even the highest priced hotels (we've stayed at the Norfolk and Serena) is the service level. Friendly and attentive. In a day or two they know you and know what you like and need. They bend over backwards to accommodate any special request. Most of the staff is the same since our first stay 4 years ago. So management must treat them very well. There's a high level of security around the hotel. Some might find that a bit disturbing. We found it reassuring.
All in all, if you're looking for a friendly hotel with a homey feel, give this place a try.