Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Brunswick Freeport
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My back is still killing me! I finally had to just leave poor Mike to drive by himself. No navigation this afternoon. Poor guy. I am laying down in the bedroom.
Mike happened to find a small sign (shades of Keene's Lake) and turned down the road. He happened upon a HUGE campground! Lots of people that ...
... don't do them. Street lamps? Guess what - don't do them either! Pretty soon were pulling up to the kaleidoscope of colours that was the funfair at Old Orchard Beach. The beach was a huge expanse of sand that seemed to go on forever in the distance. We wandered around the fair, sipping our freshly squeezed lemonade and enjoying being somewhere so fun and lively. Our next stop was our hotel for the night. Thank God for the free Wifi! Over and ...
... Yellowstone National Park, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park)
Other: Sawtooth National Forest and Sawtooth National Recreation Area (Idaho), Buffalo Gap National Grassland (South Dakota)
Wildlife: Elk, Yellow-bellied marmot, antelope, moose, mountain bluebird, deer, otter, water snake, buffalo, bears (grizzly?), golden-mantled ground squirrel, ...
... some" of it interesting. To see flags that were carried by the soldiers in the civil war and clothing worn by soldiers in the field sure makes you realize how lucky we are. We went into the state senate chamber and Chris walked up to the front and stood at the presidents seat and stood at the podium for a photo op. As I was setting up to take the picture a guy walked in and stood at the ...
... along the way while Captain Gerry, Admiral Sue and First Mate Jen piloted Vagabond to meet up with the guys in Rockland. The next two days were spent sailing around Penobscot Bay, anchoring out and trying to find some fresh mussels.
Tuesday, July 21 s/v Vagabond docks at the Landings Marina in Rockland for the newbies last night aboard. The crew loaded into l/y Pita for the trip to Belfast and a lobster dinner at Young's Lobster Pound.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsFairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Brunswick Freeport
Location: The Fairfield Inn & Suites Brunswick Freeport is approximately 28 miles NE of the Portland airport. It is conveniently located off I-295 and Hwy 1. However, it is easy to miss your turn onto Old Portland Road, and once you do, you will think you are in the wrong spot.
Value: As Marriott rewards members, we used one of our free night certificates, earned from Marriott's recent promo. Otherwise, our room would have been $179.00. What I love about Fairfield Inn's is that they offer complimentary parking, WiFi, and breakfast. All small expenses, that can really add up, especially for a long stay.
Room: We stayed in room 315, which had a partial wall dividing the sitting area & bed. The room featured two TVs and a Sony sound system compatible with iPhone & iPod. I especially liked the long bathroom counter, with ample room for two people to get ready at the same time. The shower had a Waterpik showerhead with plenty of water pressure. There was also plenty of light in the bathroom for putting on makeup, which is generally not the case in a most hotel rooms. However, the king size bed was centered in the sleeping area, which left very little walking room between the bed & the AC unit. This can be an issue, if you have to get up in the middle of the night.
Housekeeping: Upon arrival, the room was clean and in order. Since we were only there one night, I cannot attest to the daily housekeeping service.
Front Desk: We checked in around 8:45 pm on a Sunday evening. Check-in was quick & efficient. However, we were given a room directly across from the elevator, even though the hotel was no where near capacity. This is the second time this has happened on a free night certificate, and since it happened in two different states, I'm wondering if this is policy for free rewards nights.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.