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Fairfield Inn & Suites Portsmouth Exeter
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Exeter
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Reviewed November 1, 2010

A great hotel, funky and modern decor, friendly and helpful staff, they even provide your laundry soap and fabric softner. Came up to see our son at UNH and could not have been more pleased. Great weekly rate, convenient location to all attractions in MA, NH and ME. Will stay again!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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kprat677, Guest Relations Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Portsmouth Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2010

We are all so glad you enjoyed your time with us, and even happier you were able to spend quality time with your son! We cannot wait to have you back when you return to Exeter, and don't hesitate to contact us for anything you may need to make your stay more enjoyable.

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Reviewed September 20, 2010

I really love this hotel. My husband & I have stayed here twice now. Fantastic staff (really really friendly & accommodating), very clean rooms, and I love the decor. The free wifi was great, too. My issue was with the room temperature. When I put the thermostat at 70, the room got too hot. When I put it on 69, it was way too cold.

We thought/hoped it was just the room we were in, and everything else was so great that we didn't mention it. But when we stayed there again, in a different room (on a different floor), we had the same issue. Not sure why this was. I have to say, too, that the room wasn't super quiet, either. I could hear other people opening & closing their doors, but It wasn't loud enough to cause major problems.

We're staying at another Fairfield (in another state) this week, so it will be interesting to see if it's a issue with all their hotels.

Other than the above issues, the room just felt really good. I don't know if they feng shui'd it or what, but the overall feel of our room and the hotel was comforting & inviting.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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kprat677, Guest Relations Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Portsmouth Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2010

Thank you so much for taking the time write a review of our hotel. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, however, I do apologize for the difficulty you encountered with the heating/cooling system. Please don't ever hesitate to contact hotel staff immediately should you have any issues so that we may make things right. It is important to us that each and every guest have a problem free stay. We look forward to seeing you again when your travels return you to Exeter.

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Reviewed September 11, 2010

very clean good location good breakfast and very helpful polite friendly staff excellent parking and wi fi would stay again

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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kprat677, Guest Relations Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Portsmouth Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2010

Thank you so much for being our guest during your visit to Exeter. You were very kind in your rating of our property and staff, and we are so glad we were able to meet and exceed your expectations. We look forward to having you back again when you return to the Seacoast area.

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Reviewed August 16, 2010

Myself, wife and 9 year old daughter wanted to go to Hampton Beach this summer but we did not want to stay in a "beach motel". We trust the Marriott brand more than any other, so we choose to stay at the Fairfield Inn. What a fabulous place. The room was bright, nicely decorated, comfortable, quiet and IMMACULATE.

The staff is nicer than any I have ever experienced. Even though we went for Hampton Beach, thanks to Liz we discoved downtown Exeter - and a great shandwich shop, Me and Ollies. Morgan and Tim helped us with resurant choices for dinner and Michael made us all waffles for breakfast. They are more like a family than a group of hotel employees and they make their guests feel like family as well.

The location is excellent. 10-15 mins to Hampton Beach...15 to Portsmouth...20 - 30 to the Kittery outlets and York Beach and Lobsters in Maine. Plus, everything in the hotel works...plenty of hot water and water presure; quiet rooms; comfy beds; free WiFi; clean hallways and common areas; nice heated pool; side entrances that make coming and going easy.

If you need to be in the greater Exeter area, I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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kprat677, Guest Relations Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Portsmouth Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2010

Thank you for such a kind rating of Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Exeter. Liz, Morgan, Tim and Mike are all an integral part of our team and you could not be more correct, we are a big family!

Exeter is such a great area to discover as it is so rich in American history and we really enjoy how centrally located we are to everything in the NH Seacoast.

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with your Trip Advisor counterparts!

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Reviewed August 13, 2010

The Fairfield Inn & Suites in Exeter is a wonderful hotel perfect for a getaway to NH. It is located in Exeter which is central to all of southern NH. Beaches are only 30 mins away, Portsmouth 20 mins, Manchester 30-40 mins. We stayed for three nights over the July 4th holiday. I believe the place sells out quickly, so make your reservations at least two weeks in advance. My wife and I travelled with our 18 month old daughter.

Reservation - I reserved a suite with king bed. At the time of reservation, I requested a crib. They have portable pack'n'plays for the kids.

Locating the hotel - We easily found the hotel. It is just off Rt 101 on Rt 108. We originally flew into Boston Logan Airport and rented a car. We drove from Boston to Exeter without difficulty.

Check-In - Upon check-in, we were greeted by Liz. Although, check-in is 3pm, we arrived at 12pm. Since our daughter naps between 1pm and 3pm we were hoping to get into the room early. Liz was very accommodating and had the room ready with pack'n'play within 5 mins. We can not express how grateful we are for this kind service.

Room/Suite - Again, we stayed in a king bed suite. It was clean and spacious enough for a family of 3. There is a partial wall between the sitting area and the bedroom, but no true wall/door. It worked well enough with the baby sleeping at 8pm and my wife and I staying awake watching tv, reading, etc. The bathroom was very nice, our daughter had a great time playing in the bath tub.

Breakfast - The hotel offers a complimentary continental breakfast. There are waffles/waffle iron, breads, cereals, muffins, fruits, yogurts, jimmie dean breakfast sandwiches, quiche and all types of breakfast beverages. The breakfast is a good breakfast to start the day. The breakfast area is also open throughout the day/night. We used this for meals/snacks for our daughter. Although the food was put away, one of the staff would bring out a highchair and offer us food. Again, they were very kind.

Check-out - Checking out was easy, we just told them how wonderful our stay was and gave them our keys. We were on the road in minutes heading to Boston.

Other - The hotel has two computers for your business needs. They also have a smaller sized indoor swimming pool which is fun for the kids. We enjoyed taking our daughter into the pool.

Exeter has many things to do. We enjoyed ourselves at the Farmer's Market on Swasey Parkway. We ate delicious apple donuts, fresh blueberries and homemade cheeses. We bought fresh NH maple syrup and wine. Overall, Exeter is a beautiful town.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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kprat677, Guest Relations Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Portsmouth Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2010

WOW! What a wonderful review of our hotel! You should write for a travel publication, if you don't already. Thank you for painting such a vivid picture of your experience with us. We are very grateful that you and your family enjoyed the time you had together and that we were able to play a part in such a great vacation.

Thank you for all of the positive feedback and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed July 4, 2010

After a long trip, walking into an establishment with such friendly courteaous people was very welcome. Morgan made us feel right at home from the minute we entered the lobby. I have stayed at many places, but never have I felt so comfortable or had the staff go above and beyond to make us feel right at home. The Fairfield is a beautiful establishment with a very friendly, helpful staff, beginning with the management, the cleaning staff is great,( thank you Sherry) friendly and very knowlegable of the area as well as the rest of the staff. The experience was so great we even returned for a second night, not wanting to leave this wonderful area. We strongly recommend this facility to anyone who wants a wonderful experience.
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  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled on business
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kprat677, Guest Relations Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Portsmouth Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2010

Thank you so much for your kind comments and exelent rating of our hotel. We are very proud of the service frame of mind of our staff. They have the passion for exceeding guest expectations, and it is so nice to get the positvie feedback. We are also proud of our property with our bright and cheerful accommodations and public spaces.

We look forward to seeing you again when your travels return you to Exeter.

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Reviewed February 28, 2010

Cute little Fairfield Inn and Suites. Exactly what you would expect from Marriott. Only issue would be what they call a brand standard, the sheets and towels. Fairfield Inns are known for not having the top line of linens. Marriott makes sure they Fairfield Inns only go so far. I think Marriott should worry about brand standards on what is at least expected instead of making sure a hotel doesn't offer service that would compete with their other brands like Courtyard or Springhill.

Other wise it was a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled on business
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kprat677, Guest Care Representative at Fairfield Inn & Suites Portsmouth Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2010

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are grateful for the feedback we receive from our guests, and truly appreciated your very kind remarks.

I will forward your comment regarding the linens to the appropriate team members within the Marriott organization.

We look forward to seeing you again when your travels bring you back to the Exeter area.

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Address: 138 Portsmouth Ave, Exeter, NH 03833-2108
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > Exeter
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Exeter
Price Range: $117 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Portsmouth Exeter 2.5*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand new Marriott in New Hampshire is ideal for business or leisure travel. Near Phillips Exeter Academy, just one mile north of downtown Exeter and minutes to glorious beaches and historic Portsmouth. Rooms feature luxurious bedding, complimentary wireless and HSIA, 32-inch HDTV. Enjoy a swim in our indoor pool, complimentary continental breakfast and use of the fitness center with personal TVs. When looking for a Seacoast hotel, you will not find a better choice. ... more   less 
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