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Fairfield Inn Portsmouth Seacoast
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   650 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801   |  
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Ranked #12 of 18 hotels in Portsmouth
Louisville, Kentucky
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“Great base of operations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The staff were extremely helpful and nice. Lindsey at the front desk was a lifesaver. Hotel is centrally located, has an outdoor pool, is close to downtown and can get to Maine extremely fast. A great bargain in summer for the area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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FairfieldInnPSM, Director of Sales at Fairfield Inn Portsmouth Seacoast, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for taking time to write about our hotel! Your comments describing our features, our central location, the outdoor pool and proximity into downtown Portsmouth and Maine are great for visitors to know. Most importantly is recognizing our helpful and nice staff. We appreciate you choosing our hotel and hopeful to welcome you back soon.

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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

First time I have stayed here and was pleasantly surprised. I was in for business and location convenient to airport and downtown area. Staff very nice and helpful. No real business center but there is a computer and printer if needed. Breakfast typical but some good healthy options. Outside pool was very nice and great for kids.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairfieldInnPSM, Director of Sales at Fairfield Inn Portsmouth Seacoast, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thank you for writing about your stay at our hotel. We appreciate you recognizing our friendly staff and noticing our convenient location. Thank you for your comments describing our features; the courtesy shuttle into downtown, the outdoor pool and passes to Seacoast Sports Clubs. They are great amenities to have in place. We appreciate you choosing our hotel and hope you will stay with us again.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for one night with family. Everybody had a good time and the stay was pleasant altogether. Friendly personnel at check-in. Quiet location with good access to the Interstate, but only minutes away from the city center. The hotel also offers a courtesy shuttle to "downtown" Portsmouth. Shuttle leaves every 30 minutes and is very convenient. Little outdoor pool,but hotel provides access pass to external fitness center with Olympic size pool. I would recommend this property for families and weekend vacation, not so much for extended business trip.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FairfieldInnPSM, Director of Sales at Fairfield Inn Portsmouth Seacoast, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your highlight of our features; our quiet and central location, the courtesy shuttle into downtown Portsmouth and passes for Seacoast Sports Clubs. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

First of all, this isn't near the seacoast and its over a mile to the downtown Portsmouth area. That being said, the room was OK, though a little small, and the bathroom was quite small. The staff was friendly, though, and the room was clean. The breakfast was sub-standard, however, and we were very amused by the tiny bowls available for the few cereal choices.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FairfieldInnPSM, Director of Sales at Fairfield Inn Portsmouth Seacoast, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thank you for commenting on your recent stay at our hotel. We appreciate you recognizing our friendly staff and noticing our clean rooms. Please be assured steps are in place to make changes for a better breakfast experience. We continually have our customers in mind and I hope that we will have another opportunity to welcome you as our guest.

Sincerely,
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Catlin, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The Fairfield Inn was our 5th hotel in the 7 days so far of our New England Trip. What we found here is what we were looking for, no surprises.
The Inn is about 5 minutes off I-95.Our GPS took us right to it. Check in was quick and easy. The room, while not new, was clean which is the most important part. There was good WiFi service and a flat screen TV.
The beds were comfortable and we did not hear our neighbors or the highway.
The breakfast was well staffed by a couple of ladies who keep everything stocked.
The Fairfield Inn was everything we needed to rest for the evening. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FairfieldInnPSM, Director of Sales at Fairfield Inn Portsmouth Seacoast, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
We appreciate your positive feedback on your recent stay at our hotel! Thank for commenting on our convenient location, clean rooms and comfortable beds. One of the best things about staying at our hotel is the customer service. Our staff is proud to receive consistent compliments on our Guest Surveys about their friendly personalities. We do look forward to the next opportunity to have you as our guest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We made a reservation at this hotel at the last minute and checked in shortly after that. It was clean and comfortable and offered a continental breakfast. The only problem was that in our room, the sink was outside of the bathroom and somewhat in the closet. It wasn't a big problem, but it would have been nice to have the sink, toilet, and shower all inside the bathroom.

The hotel is located right near 95 and also a short drive from a shopping mall.

If I were to return to Portsmouth, I'd definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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FairfieldInnPSM, Director of Sales at Fairfield Inn Portsmouth Seacoast, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
We appreciate your positive feedback on your recent stay at our hotel! Our staff works very hard to keep the Marriott's high standards for a clean, comfortable stay. Thank for commenting on our convenient location. We do look forward to the next opportunity to have you as our guest.

Thanks again for writing.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We took a quick trip up to Portsmouth for an art opening. Given the late date of our plans there weren't many options available for hotels near Portsmouth. The Fairfield Inn Portsmouth Seacoast (which is several miles from the seacoast) seemed like a good bet. The place is located a mile or two from downtown Portsmouth but is far enough off I-95 so the traffic noise is not a distraction. This property shows its age to some degree with wear and tear in the rooms being evident. That said, it was generally clean and the staff was pleasant. There's a small outdoor pool which looked inviting enough, but it is unshaded and the hours are only from 9 to 9. We slept pretty well.

As for the breakfast buffet, let's just say it's typical. Limp sausages, watery scrambled eggs, and a selection of sugary cereals and yogurt.

I'd rate this an average "highway hotel" but would expect a little bit more for $200 per night.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FairfieldInnPSM, Director of Sales at Fairfield Inn Portsmouth Seacoast, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate you recognizing our pleasant staff and noticing our clean property. Please be assured that the items that you specifically address about breakfast have been noted and steps are in place to make changes for a better experience. We were pleased that although our breakfast selection did not meet your expectation, you were satisfied with the location to downtown and away from traffic noise and most importantly, having a sound night’s sleep.

We continually have our customers in mind and I hope that we will have another opportunity to welcome you as our guest.

Thanks for writing.
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Address: 650 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 18 hotels in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Fairfield Inn Portsmouth Seacoast 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Portsmouth is the perfect choice while staying in Portsmouth. We are centrally located, just minutes from Pease International Tradeport, Liberty Mutual, and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Complimentary shuttle service is available weekdays within a 5-mile radius. Complimentary deluxe breakfast, free wireless internet access throughout the hotel, seasonal outdoor pool, access to full service fitness center, and free parking. We are located just off the Portsmouth traffice circle and convenient to I-95 and Route 16. ... more   less 
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