We chose Washington, NC, for its attractions and close-enough location to I-95. We chose this hotel more or less sight unseen because it was so new. There was nothing more than some stock pictures, no reviews - nothing. How bad could it be for the price, right? We stayed for two nights.
The hotel is a five-minute drive from the picturesque river and downtown area. You have a Shell and a Sheetz at the corner for any necessary food or drink. The lobby has a corner store, too, stocked with beer, wine, water, soft drinks and juices. The lobby has a water cooler, fresh fruit and maybe cookies to grab and go during the day. Coffee and tea are available, too, in the nook in the community dining area. If you're lucky, you may find a dish or bowl of miniature chocolates for a sweet snack, too.
The indoor pool looked accessible for all people and serves as a splash distraction for children and parents. The fitness center looked well-stocked and ready for people of all workout abilities.
The breakfast area is part of the lobby. There are tables of all sizes in a bright space. There is an outdoor patio (with running small waterfall and seasonal fireplace) with nice seats if you wish to dine al fresco or enjoy the weather (once it cools off). Breakfast was separated into waffles, proteins, fruits and oatmeal and carbs. We liked what we had and the breakfast staff were all friendly and kept the area well-stocked.
Elevators are spacious. Halls are wide.
Our room was a king single. It had all the bells and whistles except for a tub. The bathroom is bright and spacious and the step-in shower has plenty of room and a couple of shelves. The towels were great. The tissue dispenser was stocked. The toiletries were Paul Mitchell brand - soaps, lotion, shampoo and conditioner were available. The only hitch was the missing towel rack - there were posts but no bar. The bathroom door must have hit it hard.
There is a nook with a single-cup coffee maker, ice bucket, microwave and small fridge. There are power and USB outlets in the nook.
The king bed was firm with great linens. It was comfortable with four standard pillows and a decorative pillow to boot. There are night stands with lamps - both have power outlets. The alarm clock has USB outlets.
The desk area has a modern office chair, power and USB outlets and space to do laptop or desk work. The flat-screen TV has plenty of options for viewers. There is a space, even, for an ottoman. The room's mirror is off to the side of the TV/desk combo.
There is a single hook for hanging things. It is on the door of the small closet. In the closet there is room for an iron, ironing board, luggage stand and hair dryer and a bar for anything you may want to hang.
I don't think there are any nice views from any rooms. At least you get sheer and blackout curtains.
The room was good. There was not much noise from the hallway that got into the room.
It's a new hotel for a nice, small city that wants to bring in more tourists. It may not be economical for a solo, cheapskate traveler, but it is a bargain for couples and families.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Find comfort and convenience at Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, a hotel in Washington, North Carolina for business and leisure travel. We offer what guests need for an enjoyable stay: easy access to Hwy 264 & 17, proximity to East Carolina University and other top destinations and an ideal setting minutes from the historic downtown Washington. ... more less
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