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Fairfield Inn by Marriott Tuscaloosa
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4101 Courtney Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405   |  
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Ranked #15 of 31 hotels in Tuscaloosa
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

The room was clean and had both a refrigerator and microwave. Desk staff were very accommodating - I needed to get juice before the start of the complimentary breakfast and the night staff was willing to turn on the machine for me. The hotel is a little hard to locate since isn't directly off the highway.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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St Charles, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Older hotel, room smelled musty even though it was clean. Located in convenient location to highway. Not much of a selection for breakfast, fruit looked old. Will choose another hotel the next time I'm in Tuscaloosa. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Marriott needs to upgrade hotel with security doors that are handicapped accessible.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Spring, Texas, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Found the room to be clean and quiet. Older property, a little worn, but had great amenities.

Room Tip: We asked for a free upgrade, and was given one.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Metairie
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Staff at Fairfield Tuscaloosa are like a second family to us, as we're into son's second year at Bama. The room was clean and spacious, the bed so comfortable. Great TV with timer so I can fall asleep to the TV, like I do at home. Wonderful variety of breakfast choices, healthy options for the visiting athletes and good Southern cooking for those of us who like a robust meal. Looking forward to more stays in the future. Willing to pay even high football rates because of the cleanliness of the hotel and top notch customer service.

Room Tip: Third floor very quiet
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tina J, Director of Sales at Fairfield Inn by Marriott Tuscaloosa, responded to this review, April 27, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words! Your experience expresses what we strive to achieve with every guest. We look forward to welcoming you "home" on your next visit to Tuscaloosa!

Kindest regards,

Tina L. Jones
Area Director of Sales
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New York City, New York
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235 reviews 235 reviews
149 hotel reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

I stayed here for one evening. The hotel was off the highway and had some walkable dining options near by.
The facilities were basic, could have been a bit sharper as Ive seen with newer FFI' hotels. My biggest gripe was that the beds were so soft I had a lot of trouble sleeping. It was both of the queens in my room that I tried, both were far too soft in my opinion.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Memphis, Tennessee
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Very pleasant and welcoming staff. Near highway but even though we faced that side, did not have road noise from the room. Rooms a bit worn in places (sink drain, ceiling patch) but clean and comfortable. Indoor pool onsite but not very warm. Lobby doors not have a automatic open making wheelchair accessibility a bit tricky. Better value than other hotels in the area. Worked well for a one night stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the back for even less road noise.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Pro's:
- Lower price than surrounding hotels. (Cheaper than the nearby Days Inn which is very odd)
- Staff is extremely friendly and helpful
- Rooms are clean with comfortable beds
- Indoor pool
- Close to many restaurant options and shopping

Con's:
- Near the interstate so there is constant noise (Not overly loud)
- It's located in a very odd place which is hard to find off the interstate
- Hotel in general is dated
- No free weights in the exercise room

Overall, the issues with this hotel are mostly insignificant and "nit-picky". The staff was extremely friendly, prompt, and professional. The room was simple, clean, and the bed was very soft. Although, if you are the kind of person who needs silence when you sleep you may want to search elsewhere. The hotel is near the interstate and it -can- be heard during the night, but it's more background noise than anything, nothing serious. (Although this could probably be credited to the fact that I was on the top floor on the interstate side)

I do have to say that those of you who stay in Fairfield Inn's frequently will probably be disappointed because this is a rather dated building that was probably converted into a Fairfield in the past. It doesn't feel like a Fairfield Inn, and if I had the choice again, I would have stayed at the Courtyard next door.

Overall, this is a solid choice if you want an above average hotel for 1-2 nights for a good price.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the opposite side of the interstate.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4101 Courtney Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
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Location: United States > Alabama > Tuscaloosa
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 31 hotels in Tuscaloosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn by Marriott Tuscaloosa 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fairfield Inn Tuscaloosa is a national award-winning hotel and is located near the University of Alabama and Bryant-Denny Stadium; the home of the Crimson Tide football team. We're close to I-59/20 and the Mercedes-Benz US factory as well as other well known businesses and attractions. ... more   less 
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