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Fairfield Inn & Suites Merrillville
Ranked #8 of 21 Hotels in Merrillville
Needville, Texas
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Nice Stay, Good Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

We recently spent 5 nights at this hotel. The hotel was very clean. The rooms are not big, but big enough.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. More than once, the staff helped us with directions to various locations in the area.
The hotel location is close to the interstate for easy travel. Many restaurants are in the area for great choice.
We loved the free breakfast. Many items to choose from plus free newspapers. Lots of free coffee and sweets.
We would stay at this hotel again if in the area.

Room Tip: We stayed in a higher room to avoid any noise, but didn't find any room too noisy.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

I stayed here for business for one night. The attendants behind the front desk were respectful.

The largest issue I had was with the internet. I could sign on just fine but the speed was horrendously slow. I called to the front desk numerous times and got a couple of different stories from "everyone must be using the internet right now", to "We have technicians working on the connection right now" as well as "just restart your computer, that will fix the problem". I wish I could have received a straight answer or just an explanation that "it won't get better tonight".

If I am back in the area I will not be staying at this hotel again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Mooresville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this hotel on 11/21/2012. The check was speedy. The extra pillows were in the room as requested. The hotel staff was very friendly and outgoing. The whole building is well taken care of. Not one thing out of place or to complain about. Anyone staying here will enjoy themselves. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Clinton Township, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

I have stayed here several times over the past few years. My company puts me up in this hotel when I need to visit our Indiana location. It is a good "working" hotel. Its close to our location in Indiana, you can get work done in the hotel room. The rooms are a good size. And the hotel even offers a complimentary breakfast. I recommend this hotel for business travelers or even for people passing through if they have had a long day of driving and need to stop for the night. And if you are staying for more than one day, Chicago is literally 45 minutes from the hotel, so you could venture out to Chicago if you have some free time at night. If you have never been to Merrillville Indiana before it is sort of an odd city, it has many law offices and medical offices off the main drag, but then has shopping centers and hooter's too. About the hotel, my only issue is sometimes the wireless connection is bad, which obviously is important on a business trip, so I do carry a wireless card, in case I cannot connect at all to the hotel's wireless.

Room Tip: I would recommend getting a room on the 3rd floor. Quieter / more relaxed.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Not a terrible stay but definitely an average stay. Rooms were very small and the hallways showed their age. Very close to the interstate and pretty loud attempting to sleep.

Don't get me wrong, it provides a useful place to stay but it isn't as nice as most other Fairfield Inn properties. It does provide an incredible value for your dollar in this particular area and that is why I chose this property and will choose it again.

Room Tip: Stay on the side farthest from the interstate traffic for the sake of sleep value.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Location: very accessible from main highway. Can be seen from I-65. A variety of restaurants are close to the hotel.
Service was great. We arrived at 2pm and was given a room right away. We stated our preference (quiet area, higher floor) and we got what we requested. Room was clean, good smell, clean bed sheets, with small refrigerator, TV, desk and chair. Good insulation since we do not hear any noise from the hallway. We had a restful sleep. Breakfast is free, which is typical of Fairfield Inns, and it consisted of hardboiled eggs, waffles, bread, cereals, oatmeal, fruits, juices. Good selection, spacious dining area.
Ice cold drinks on the lobby to freshen up. With gym which we didn't have time to use.
I left an important document on the receptionist's counter and upon reaching our room, I got a call from the lobby informing me that my document was left at their desk. Honest and friendly staff.
We will absolutely stay here again and will recommend to anybody.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

After a long day of walking at a pro golf tournament, we were ready for a good night's sleep. We checked a couple of hotels and chose the Fairfield Inn because they offered a better price than the others in the immediate area.

Finding the entrance into the hotel is a bit tricky because they don't have the usual covered entrance area to drive underneath like many hotels do. We discovered, though, that you can enter from either side of the building. Once inside, Josh at the front desk was very friendly and helpful.

We opted for a room with one king bed. Although it was a very small room, the only thing that felt small was the bathroom - there was hardly any counter space around the corner sink. Other than that, it was very clean and well appointed. If it matters to you, it was tastefully decorated. The bed was comfortable enough, but the pillows lost their fluffiness very quickly. I'm used to a rather stiff memory foam pillow, though, so maybe that's why I didn't care for them.

Our room was on the end of the building right beside the interstate and we barely heard the road noise at all... and that was even withOUT the air conditioning running to drown out any noise! Our room was also on the wall beside the stairway and we never once heard any noise from that. And, we even discovered in the morning when we went to our truck that there were workers in the hotel parking lot beside ours that had accidentally turned a Bobcat on its side that morning - which I'm sure made a loud noise - and we never even heard that!

The deluxe continental breakfast in the morning was pretty good. They offered better fare than most hotels - things like biscuits & gravy, microwaveable sandwiches, and fat free milk. Of course, they also had the usual waffles, cereal, pastries, fruit, yogurt, bagels, etc. The dining area was large enough to accommodate several people - not small and cramped where you're tripping over each other like some hotels. They promptly refilled empty things too.

The hotel itself might be a bit tricky to find for those unfamiliar with the area - it's not directly off the highway, but rather down a winding side access road. From US30, look for Staples near the stoplight. When you turn at that stoplight, immediately turn left before going up the hill to Staples. Follow the road around past Hooters, Max & Erma's, and Abuelo's - the hotel will be on the left.

There are a TON of restaurants, shopping centers, gas stations, and the like in the area. There are at least three restaurants on the same road as the hotel - the rest are on either side of US30 and I65. There is a very nice shopping mall a few stoplights east on US30. You can find just about anything you might need within a few minutes of this hotel. I highly recommend a visit to the Albanese Candy factory - about 5 minutes east on US30. It's a sensory and sugary overload!

Room Tip: If road noise bothers you, then ask for a room with a higher number. We were in 202 and it was righ...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Fairfield Inn & Suites Merrillville
Address: 8275 Georgia Street, Merrillville, IN 46410-6226
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Location: United States > Indiana > Merrillville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 21 Hotels in Merrillville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Merrillville 2.5*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly-renovated Fairfield Inn & Suites Merrillville is ideally located in the heart of Merrillville, IN at the southwest corner of I-65 and US-30. This premier location offers easy access to the area's top destinations including Star Plaza Theater, Indiana Dunes Lakeshore, and Westfield Mall, as well as the offices of NiSource, BP, and Cargill. Guests staying at this Merrillville hotel enjoy starting their day off right at the complimentary breakfast buffet, and unwind after a long day on the road in the pool. Guest rooms are highlighted by flat-screen HD TVs with premium cable, full-sized work desk, free WiFi, and select rooms with mini-fridges and microwaves. Stay at the Fairfield Inn Merrillville and enjoy the premier amenities and an ideal location that make this one of the top Merrillville, IN hotels. ... more   less 
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