My son and I tagged along on my husband's business trip to Cartersville, GA. Most of his co-workers were staying at the new Hilton Garden Inn, but we chose the Fairfield Inn because they offered us a king bed and the Hilton offered 2 queens. When you're sharing a bed with a 2 year old, the queen bed is a deal breaker.
The lobby of the hotel is gorgeous for a budget hotel. Very bright and clean. The rooms are also very clean, if somewhat small.
The continental breakfast is great. Jimmy Dean sandwiches, a waffle maker and individual milk jugs. Even chocolate! A great selection of dry cereals and pastries. Every morning the lady working the breakfast would bring out a highchair for my son and offer him a pretty disposable bib. (which he would promptly rip off)
Now to the poor design part. Each room is equipped with one of those under the window A/C units that you find in most budget hotels. In most of the other hotels, you switch it on, and it runs constantly and eventually becomes white noise to your ears. Wanting to "go green", this hotel has hooked the unit up to a wall thermostat. The unit will run for 5 minutes and then shut off for 15. Yes...I timed this on a sleepless night. It is very loud and very annoying. My husband and son were not bothered by this, but they sleep like the dead. Previous reviews have mentioned this....so Heed Our Warning. If you are a light sleeper, do not stay here. I did not have a decent nights sleep the entire time we were here.
Also mentioned in a previous review is the location of the towels in the bathroom. Make sure you lay one on the sink so you don't have to get out and reach around the wall.
There were also some minor housekeeping issues that were handled by the front desk staff. She took our half-empty shampoo and conditioner bottles but did not leave new ones. She also did not empty our garbage cans. Not good when you have dirty diapers in there.
The location of the hotel is right off the interstate, but a bit far from eating and shopping in Cartersville. The only restaurant in walking distance is McDonald's. All other restaurants are close...but not walking distance.
One other pet peeve of mine is about Marriott hotels in general. Every time I make a reservation, I request foam pillows and a feather free room. NOT ONCE has that ever been ready upon my arrival. I always have to call and ask. Not a huge deal, but why offer that on the reservation page if you are not prepared to honor it.
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- Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Hotel Cartersville
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