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Fairfield Inn or Courtyard by Marriott ?

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Fairfield Inn or Courtyard by Marriott ?

Which hotel is at a better location to see the sight of the downtown area? And also the water front?

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1. Re: Fairfield Inn or Courtyard by Marriott ?

Is the Fairfield the new hotel on Kenmount Road?? If so, it is about 5 km from the downtown with no real easy route to get to downtown. Courtyard is on Duckworth right in the downtown area.

Downtown and waterfront same place.

Edited: 2:24 pm, January 23, 2014
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2. Re: Fairfield Inn or Courtyard by Marriott ?

Yes the Fairfield Inn is on 199 Kenmount. Are there restaurants around this hotel?

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3. Re: Fairfield Inn or Courtyard by Marriott ?

Depends on what you are looking for. If you want family style restaurants there are several, like Montanas and Boston Pizza. I like the small restaurants in the Capital Hotel and Ramada Inn - both nearby on Kenmount and you could probably walk. For more upscale dining, you would probably need to go downtown.

Edited: 2:59 pm, January 23, 2014
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4. Re: Fairfield Inn or Courtyard by Marriott ?

Thanks for the update on the restaurants.

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5. Re: Fairfield Inn or Courtyard by Marriott ?

To answer your question: The Marriott. If the Fairfield is where I think it is, it's in an area that's just like some main drag in an other city in the country - ugly!

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Absolutely, jargey3000! If I were a visitor to Nl and St. John's, the Fairfield Inn is located in the middle of car dealerships, retail stores and fast food outlets, not a location that would appeal to me. I avoid the area whenever possible. The downtown Courtyard by Marriott would be a better choice!

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7. Re: Fairfield Inn or Courtyard by Marriott ?

Thanks for the details about the location. Which hotel is closer to the airport?

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8. Re: Fairfield Inn or Courtyard by Marriott ?

Fairfield is at least 10 km from the airport but you can take the main highway for the most part. Pretty easy to access.

Courtyard is about 6-7 km from the airport in downtown St John's.

Parking downtown can be horrendous, so the advantage of staying at the Courtyard is that they provide complimentary parking for guests if you are planning on exploring the downtown core.

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9. Re: Fairfield Inn or Courtyard by Marriott ?

janidd - your commets are very helpful to those who are coming to St. John's in July! Many thanks

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10. Re: Fairfield Inn or Courtyard by Marriott ?

ask away Lisa...

(ps i like you passport photo ...)

Edited: 10:44 am, January 31, 2014
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