Stayed here on a Friday and Saturday night. The female clerk at check in was not very friendly. After a long drive and heavy traffic, a little smile or something would have been appreciated. I asked her if any room upgrades were available (for Marriott Reward members) and she looked at me like I was crazy!!! Really? According to the website, there are rooms with 2 doubles, rooms with 1 king, and then there are suites. So don't act like upgrades aren't available for Rewards Members!!! She decided to "upgrade" us from 2 doubles to 1 king! Woo Hoo!!
My biggest concern with the hotel is absolute lack of security. You can enter the lobby thru a front door or a back door. There is very little parking in the front of the hotel so most people end up parking in the back lot. The doors at the back have a un-used security system in place. You are suppose to swipe your room key and then the doors should open and allow you into the hotel. Well, the hotel does not utilize this system. We came back the hotel at 3 am on Saturday night and as we approached the back entrance, the doors opened up for us. No swipe required! We walked right in and didn't see one person....not any employee or security member, etc. I mentioned this at check out and the male employee said....."yeah, you don't need to swipe your card. You can walk in". When I mentioned that that seems a little unsafe, he said the Night Auditor had a camera/screen in their room and that the hotel "had never had a problem"!!!
I mentioned the the hotel right next to the Fairfield Inn had a sign out front for rooms for $14.....yes $14......and with that kind of clientelle so close to the Fairfield, maybe they want to reconsider their Open Door policy. Again, the clerk said "we have never had a problem"!!
For this reason alone, I will never stay at this property again. I might mention on the other side of the Fairfield is a Home Depot. So when you arrive back at the hotel late at night, you are parking in a back lot.......nothing else around but a dumpy hotel next to you that has rooms for $14.....and the hotel has an open door policy. The Home Depot is closed, so you are basically on your own! Across the street is a car detailing place!
The rooms were decent enough. The location to AC is about 10 minutes away. The Fairfield is on a busy road that is divided by a tall concrete barrier. On the return trip from AC, you have to actually pass the hotel then you approach a light that has a sign stating "No Turns"......the female clerk at the hotel told us to make a U-turn there.........so you are traveling around 50 miles an hour with cars behind you, and you have to slow down enought to make an illegal U-turn!!! Crazy....as you can tell, accessing the hotel can be a little tricky.
I think this hotel should take security a little more seriously and utilize the system that is available to them! I think the female clerk at the front desk should be a little friendly also!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Red Roof Inn Atlantic City welcomes you to our pet friendly, family friendly hotel with free WiFi. Located in Atlantic City, New Jersey with easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment. We are located just 8 miles from the Atlantic City International Airport! Enjoy gaming in the casinos, a stroll along the Boardwalk or a tour of the Atlantic City Aquarium.This location offers free WiFi, Flat Screen TVs, business Center, on-site fitness facility, coin laundry, free parking and an outdoor pool open from Memorial Day to Labor day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairfield Inn Atlantic City North Hotel Absecon
- Fairfield Inn Absecon
- Fairfield Absecon
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