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Fairfield Inn & Suites St John's Newfoundland

8.9 | Very Good
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Highly praised west St John's hotel with indoor pool and waterslide plus free breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking
  • Staff provided great service with lots of enthusiasm
  • Guests said the rooms were very clean, well maintained and comfortable
  • Many guests liked the location for its proximity to shopping, groceries and restaurants
  • Many guests praised the free breakfast
  • Many guests recommended this hotel
Cons
  • A few guests found the rooms to be small
  • A few guests said the pool was small and the water cold
  • A few guests missed having a restaurant on site
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 28, 2015
Overview
This hotel is situated in a commercial area in the west end of St. John's. With indoor pool, waterslide and free breakfast, this property is ideal for families visiting the area by car. This hotel is conveniently located a short walk (5 minutes) from a Sobeys for groceries and fast meals and a Boston Pizza.

This property is 100% smoke-free and pet-free and all rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a 42" cable-satellite TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a work desk with ergonomic chair, a safe (extra fees) and an iron and ironing board. Rooms may be furnished with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds,1 king bed with sofabed or 2 queens with sofabed. The hotel provides accessible rooms.

Free outdoor parking is available on site. Guests are also provided with a free buffet breakfast with hot and cold choices. There is no on-site restaurant but guests can avail themselves of nearby restaurants (Boston Pizza is a 5-minute walk) or a selection of restaurants that deliver to the hotel. Free coffee is available in the lobby.

On-site amenities include an indoor pool with waterslide, a fitness centre, a business centre, coin-operated guest laundry, dry cleaning (extra fees apply), free newspapers in lobby and meeting space.

The Avalon Mall (largest shopping centre in St. John's) is a 3-minute drive away (or 17-minute walk). The Signal Hill Historic National Park (and trail system) is about 17 minutes away by car, while the Quidi Vidi Brewery is a 15-minute drive away.

Downtown attractions, such as the St. John's Convention Centre, George Street (22 bars within 2 blocks on a pedestrian-only street), Mile One Centre (home of the AHL's St. John's Ice Caps), and boutique shopping, are all about a 9-minute drive away.

The St. John's International Airport (YYT) is about 10 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps).
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The Good
The great majority of reviews were positive in the reviews consulted for this editorial. Guests were generally well pleased with their stays at this new and well-managed facility.

The staff received a lot of praise from guests who seemed to all agree that they were very enthusiastic and eager to help. Words like cordial, very friendly, perfect and eager came up in the reviews read. Some guests said the service was great.

The property was well liked also with guests saying it was well maintained and new with spacious rooms, large showers and generally well-appointed rooms. Some details that were mentioned were plenty of power outlets, good lighting, great shower pressure and a beautiful lobby. Guests who commented on cleanliness often suggested that the hotel performed highly in this regard with words like spotless and super clean.

Location was considered a plus by several reviewers who liked the convenience of being nearby to shopping and within walking distance of groceries and some fast food restaurants. Some guests brought some critique in this area as well. See below for more details.

Many guests appreciated and liked the free breakfast. Comments ranged from delicious to good variety and from plentiful to nicely displayed.

A couple of guests appreciated the free parking which they both said was plentiful.

Many guests recommended this hotel and planned to return.
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The Bad
Guests did provide some negative feedback in the reviews sourced for this editorial.

There were a couple of guests who felt the free breakfast was lacking excellence either through the lack of real cream supplied for coffee or with the actual taste of the coffee or the waiting time to get served.

A couple of guests felt the hotel was a little far from downtown and one of these missed proximity to higher-end restaurants found there.

A few guests found the pool water too cold, too small and one mentioned too much chlorine.

A few guests missed having a restaurant attached to the hotel and being able to order room service.

A few  guests found the beds uncomfortable (although a few said they were very comfortable) and a couple of guests missed having a garbage can also located in the main room. A few guests found the rooms smallish.

Two guests said the Wi-Fi signal was not conducive to getting work done as the signal kept dropping or was slow and another two said the Wi-Fi signal was strong and consistent. 

Two guests found the hotel expensive and one of these wished for a reduced rate for medical stays.

One guest complained that they could hear children screaming while using the waterslide. Another guest while appreciating the Keurig coffeemakers, did not like the choice of coffee supplied by the hotel. No TV guide and no pay-per-view movies available was the complaint of one guest.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #4 out of 21 properties in St. John's, from 136 reviews.

Booking.com rated this hotel 8.9 out of 10 from 216 reviews
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Map Marker Fairfield Inn & Suites St John's Newfoundland
199 Kenmount Road, St. John's, NF