Fairfield Inn Properties Now Offer Hot Breakfast Options

This room in Long Island City, New York is typical of a Fairfield Inn hotel property before being remodeled. Photograph by FlyerTalk member fqtv_kraven. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by fqtv_kraven.


To heat up the competition with Hampton Inn and Hyatt Place, Fairfield Inn hotel properties now offer complimentary hot breakfast items — including freshly scrambled eggs, sausage patties, bacon, turkey bacon, biscuits, gravy, Belgian waffles, and oatmeal — in addition to their standard fare of assorted yogurts, fresh fruit, cereal, bagels, muffins and pastries for breakfast, which is complimentary every morning and included in the room rate.
Of all the times I have stayed at a Fairfield Inn hotel property, I must admit that I have never really had a bad stay — but I have stayed at some Fairfield Inn hotel properties which were clean and reasonably comfortable but felt spartan and basic to the point of barely beyond motel status. Even still, there was a time when Fairfield Inn hotel properties seemed comparable to Hampton Inn hotel properties — aside from the hot breakfast offered by Hampton Inn, of course. But ever since the remodeling of Hampton Inn hotel properties began in 2004 — which included new beds and linens, as well as more and better amenities — there was no comparison, in my opinion.
Then again, the room rates at many Hampton Inn hotel properties seemed to become more expensive after the upgrades; whereas the room rates at Fairfield Inn hotel properties appeared to remain steady or increase slightly — to the point where the only apparent draws to a Fairfield Inn hotel property were its lower room rate and the ability to earn Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program points.
Now Fairfield Inn has upped the ante by offering a hot breakfast. Additionally, the guest rooms and lobbies of Fairfield Inn hotel properties will be upgraded to a more modern and brighter style — and it was sorely needed, as the current look is notably dated.
As for me, I never was really a hot breakfast person — although I might nibble on the new offerings on a future stay at a Fairfield Inn hotel property. Regardless, the addition of hot breakfast food is certainly a welcome upgrade.

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