The Fairfield is a rather average hotel in downtown Tulsa. Other than its location, there really isn’t any particular reason to stay here, but then, there are few reasons NOT to stay here either. The whole experience left me saying “meh.”
It’s a small hotel, with only four stories. An indoor pool and fitness center take up the first floor, and registration is on the second floor. The hotel has a very small parking lot, and at registration we were asked to go back outside and put an identification card in our car (I notice a previous review says parking was not policed, so I don’t know if this is a new policy, or something they only do at certain times). It seems possible that at busy times, the facility could simply run out of available parking.
The lobby includes a small store area with some convenience items (Pepsi products, no Coke). A continental breakfast is provided from 7 to 10 am. It included make-your-own-waffles, cold cereal, yogurt, breads and pastries, oatmeal, juice, and milk. The only protein available was in some refrigerated breakfast sandwiches that could be heated in the microwave. For comparison, when I stay at a hotel in this price range, it’s usually a Hampton Inn, and they have much better breakfasts.
The room was small but adequate, and included a mini refrigerator and microwave, always a plus. Beds are on the firm side, pillows are on the squishy side. Paul Mitchell shampoo and conditioner are provided. Free wi-fi is also provided. We stayed on the second floor, and though other reviews mentioned the noise from the club directly below, we couldn’t hear anything (and believe me, I’m the type of person who would hear it and hate it).
We chose this hotel for the location. It’s about a block and a half away from the Brady Theater, and the Cain’s Ballroom is also in walking distance, as well as the BOK. There are many restaurants and bars nearby as well. (Hey Mambo, a funky little Italian restaurant, is literally one minute away; give it a try!)
One interesting note is that the hotel’s policy is to not give a government rate unless you are using a government-provided credit card. If you’re a government employee paying your own way and getting reimbursed, you will not get the discounted rate.
Bottom line? I wouldn’t have a problem staying here again, if it were important to be extremely close to venues such as the Brady or Cain’s. But if the hotel experience was as important as the location, I’d choose the nearby Mayo instead.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the Historic Brady Arts District! Walk to the office, walk to nightlife & enjoy the area's eclectic atmosphere. Located adjacent to the Ole Lady on Brady Theater as well as the Cain's Ballroom. ... more less
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