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“A Hotel Motel” 2 of 5 stars
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Fairfield Inn Florence
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   140 Dunbarton Drive, Florence, SC 29501   |  
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2004

This apparently was not an original Marriott property. The sidewalks/balconies and all floors were literally sinking on one side of the property--VERY UNSAFE. The only enclosed-security entrance rooms (hotel rooms) were located on the 3rd floor. All of the other rooms can be entered from the outside i.e. Motel. Free continental breakfast was the only amenity....won't be staying there again.

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2004

Made a reservation at the Marriott Fairfield Inn in Florence to attend a graduation. I should have trusted my first impression (expect more from Marriott) and gone to the Courtyard Marriott down the street or at least checked the room first. It looks like Marriott purchased the property to be right off the interstate. There is a sign above the building that says "new rooms". For a basic room when you've been travelling all day, this will be fine. I just hoped for a more relaxing room given the name. Since I travel single I like some pampering perks. The room was very small and plain, the beds doubles, and the bathroom almost claustrophobic. It was clean, I'll give it that. Had plenty of towels but there was water leakage on the floor behind the commode. Could have been when the maid finished cleaning as she was a couple doors down when I came out; I can deal with that. The pillows were difficult to sleep on, hard foam. I had a bigger room for less money next door on my last trip (Holiday Inn Express). Back to the bathroom: While taking a shower (with minimal water pressure) and fighting to keep the shower curtain off me in the narrow tub, it dawned on me that I was paying for the name, Marriott, and not for a "Marriott" room. Maybe I'm jaded, staying in Hilton's around the world, but I value money and want my money's worth. Now, the staff was very nice and the clerk who checked me in also called me in my room about 30 minutes later asking if everything was okay in the room. I said it was since it was, basically. Personally, I want a shower curtain that doesn't attack me and a larger vanity to lay my girl stuff on. For the same money, stay at the Holiday Inn Express right beside it. I'm trying Hampton Inn or Courtyard Marriott next time. Will write an update after that. Oh, brand new Hilton Gardens will be nearby in 2005.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2003

We got pretty much what we expected from a hotel in this price range--a clean, safe, well-appointed room. Pluses include a staff that was very friendly and helpful. It's conveniently located near a shopping mall and near numerous restaurants. The only negative is the continental breakfast. The breakfast seating area is tiny, and the selection is very limited, it seemed to be bagels, juice, milk and coffee only. Do yourself a favor and get a real breakfast at the Huddle House or Waffle House across the road.

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Address: 140 Dunbarton Drive, Florence, SC 29501
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Florence
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #24 of 38 hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn Florence 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy our Southern Hospitality at the beautiful Fairfield Inn in Florence, SC. We are minutes away from Darlington NASCAR Raceway and the Florence Civic Center. Enjoy a day of shopping at Magnolia Mall, within walking distance of the hotel. We have a brand new lobby and new breakfast area where you can enjoy a delicious Hot Complimentary Breakfast. Our rooms have soft, comfortable beds and Flat Screen TV's. We feature interior Executive rooms with microwave and mini refrigerators located on the 3rd floor. Come relax by our outdoor pool and work out in our fitness room. We offer friendly exceptional service with comfortable rooms, great amenities, and complimentary high speed wireless internet access. ... more   less 
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