Stayed 4 nights. Small but modern and clean rooms. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Helped us out with printing some documents. Free Breakfast has decent choices. Overall, great! Location is close to subway.More
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Stayed 4 nights. Small but modern and clean rooms. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Helped us out with printing some documents. Free Breakfast has decent choices. Overall, great! Location is close to subway.MoreShow less
You absolutely made our day with your wonderful review of the our hotel. We also like the location and we often walk down to the South Street Seaport. We are very proud of our team and the excellent service that we all provide to our guests.
Please stay with us again on your next trip the the Big Apple!
All the best, Dawn Marie Klisures / 212.227.0709 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fairfield Inn is in a quiet corner of Chinatown, only a few minutes walk from Wall Street and South Street Seaport. There are some nice, trendy bars and restaurants nearby which is convenient.
Rooms are a good size (very good size for NYC) and the beds are very comfortable (definitely up to Marriott standard). Breakfast is also good, with a great range of hot and cold options, fresh fruit (always a plus) and good selection of teas. I still don't understand why NYC hotels go for styrofoam plates, but there you go...
The staff are young and friendly and rooms were clean (the hotel is very new so enjoy it while everything is in tip top condition).
Unlike most Manhattan hotels, you will not hear much street noise as this hotel is in a quiet spot.
Yes, there is a Chinese supermarket that sells fish downstairs and some fishy smell can sometimes be noticeable near reception, but this is far from a big deal. In fact, the floors where rooms are smell nice.
I would definitely recommend this hotel as a great find in downtown.
Had a 4 night stay here and it was pretty good. Rooms are a decent size and beds are COMFY! Room and overall cleanliness of the hotel was really good. Location is just ok. It is very convenient to Brooklyn and downtown but the subway station and nearby streets seemed to attract some iffy characters. I never felt unsafe walking around the area, just didn't really like it. There is also a bus (M15) that stops very close if you feel uncomfortable walking around at night.
As previous reviews have stated there is a fishy smell in the hallways & sometimes elevator. The smell never came in the room so it wasn't the end of the world. I wouldn't say the street noise was bad but you could definitely hear the subway passing over the bridge if you listened closely.
Staff here were very friendly and welcoming although I never had to ask any questions or interact with them much. Breakfast is very standard hotel breakfast but it was good. Fruit, breads, waffles, eggs etc to keep you going until lunch. Coffee was also good.
Overall, this was a good place to stay. We experienced a lot of the same things as mentioned in other reviews. The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. The rooms and common areas are kept very clean. Our room was a little on the small side (even for NY) but we had great amenities, including a fridge and microwave in the room which were convenient. Free wi-fi and breakfast really add to the value offered by this hotel. We did not experience any problems with noise. The hotel is a couple of blocks from the subway (F train at East Broadway) so it is easy to get around the city and it is only about a 10-15 minute walk to Little Italy/Chinatown. There are some fast food restaurants and convenience stores a block or two away. There is a strange fish/garbage odor in the common areas. Sometimes it is overpowering and other times it is non-existent. The hotel staff said that they know the cause and are taking serious steps to rectify the problem. As many others have said, we never had any bad odor in our room, it's really mainly in the lobby. I would definitely consider staying there again once the odor problem is taken care of.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Our staff will definitely appreciate you for recognizing them! We welcome our guests with the same hospitality that we welcome our own family & friends with. Our neighbor is taking proactive steps in correcting the smell.
The location is a very interesting neighborhood being between the Lower East Side and Chinatown. Their are hundreds of wonderful and authentic restaurants just steps away in Little Italy specializing in Italian cuisine. Chinese, Malaysian and Korean delights throughout Chinatown and Orchard Street has many diverse options like Austrian, Spanish, BBQ and Cajun Seafood. The hotel is also walking distance to SoHo with miles of wonderful shopping venues.
We hope to welcome you again soon! All the best, Dawn Marie Klisures / 212.227.0709
Would agree with most of the recent reviews of this hotel. Very accommodating staff, strong fish smell in lobby and elevator (and sometimes in the breakfast area). As a native new yorker, I've long ago known this to be the smell of a market area, and a good part of chinatown has smelled this way for decades. As the surrounding neighborhood is part of the hugely enlarged chinatown area (which used to be just a bunch of blocks south of Canal street, but is now voluminous -- we must have traded land for national debt, much like buying manhattan for wampum) odors like this are to be expected, and are really kind of business natural. Just not used to smelling them inside a hotel. The hotel, as others said, is relatively new, clean, very nice, comfy beds, inexpensive, but somewhat basic. Nothing really to see or do in the immediate neighborhood, but subway and bus are not far away, so the world is at your feet (assuming you have big feet). Sleep was interrupted at midnight by private garbage truck loading up, but this IS new york, y'know.
I am rating this hotel as a good budget hotel but this hotel is in no way up to the normal Marriott standards. The positives: Easy access from Grand Central, good breakfast available to guests, free WiFi, and the rooms were clean. The negatives: the entrance, lobby, elevators, WiFi, and breakfast area all had that fishy aroma as stated in previous reviews. The hotel tries to mask the smell with a fruity air freshener which provokes gag reflexes. We stayed on the 2nd floor over the grocery store - from early morning on there was a continual banging noise and people talking very loudly. When we decided to walk by we saw that the noise was the workers loading the conveyor belts. We mentioned the noise to hotel staff but not much they can do about noise and smell. Again rates were pretty decent for NYC but the old saying you get what you pay for seems appropriate.