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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed here with a friend for Memorial Day weekend. The hotel is clean, safe and comfortable. However the rooms are small and quite a distance from the subway. You need a car unless you want to walk at least 10-15 minutes to Atlantic Avenue, or you cab it. I would not stay here again because of the location. Definitely think its more convenient to stay in Manhattan or at a hotel right in downtown Brooklyn closer to the subway.

The hotel is located on the border of Downtown Brooklyn and Park Slope. The area may not look it, but it is a safe area. The hotel is clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. There is a parking adjacent to the hotel and cost $35.00 a day. The room was a nice size for a New York hotel. The bed was comfortable and the room was immaculate. The breakfast buffet offered a variety of choices including waffles, eggs, cereals, yogurts, bagels, etc. We will most certainly return.

We stayed in Brooklyn for a week to help my son and his wife with their new baby. They live less than a mile away (a reasonable walking distance in Brooklyn). Hotel was clean, staff very friendly, neighborhood very safe. Highly recommended.

Nice hotel. Very clean. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was great. Bagels from a local bakery was a nice touch. Excellent bagels, by the way. We checked out but they let us leave the car in the lot for the day which helped us get the most out of our vacation.

Great hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful, the breakfast was fresh and had plenty of choices. Excellent location to explore Brooklyn. Room was exceptionally clean and had everything you need for a city break. Highly recommend staying here - we'll be back for sure!

I guess my biggest issue is that it was very chaotic. Our room wasn't ready until 3:40. To me this isn't acceptable. We should have been comped. They kept making it clear that there was no early check in...I get that, but I started paying for that room at 3:00 pm. I booked it in early June. We had dinner reservations and Theater tickets. We had to rush and spend $40 on Uber to avoid being late. No apologies, just an excuse about a power outage for the linen company. Not my problem. The 2nd night there was a crowd of drunks from a wedding that took over the rooftop. We couldn't even go up there. I wasn't impressed at all. I won't stay there again.

We stayed here since it was close to where our family's get-together was going to be. Chose the hotel due to it's price, and amenities (free wifi and breakfast). So here's my review, the good, the bad and the ugly. The good: Beautiful new hotel that is nicely furnished in a modern, boutique style. For NYC purposes, the room is big enough with enough storage spaces for luggage and assorted travel bags. Our room was next to the elevator, which we at first thought would be a downer, but we never once heard the elevator--so nicely sound-proofed room. Breakfast was a good value--I had oatmeal each day and my husband had cereal and toast--but lots of choices for those looking for more (eggs, sausage, waffles, etc.). The staff was very nice, from check-in to housekeeping to the breakfast area. So excellent customer service. Parking was $35 a day (yes, we drove up from FL to NYC!!!) which was as good value, all things considering. Parking is right out front and to the back in the hotel's fenced in lot, so it is a bit limited, but we found a space and were very happy. And if you also consider the price we paid for our stay, I would give the hotel five stars on all these factors alone. But the bad and the ugly: It's the location. The hotel is located in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, which has historically been an industrial section of town--factories, warehouses, etc. Although the area is converting more into residential (due to limited supply of homes and higher demand) it still looks like a gritty, dirty, poor section of Brooklyn. Very few restaurants in the area--very few shops nearby. I don't consider it walkable by my standards. We took Uber or cabs everywhere--what we saw of the neighborhood by car left us little desire to explore further. I have to admire Marriott for being among the first to built a retail establishment in this area and class up the neighborhood and provide jobs for people. I know that as the area develops, it will look more welcoming. Maybe it all depends on your experiences--I'm a product of small towns and suburbs so certainly Gowanus is not something I'm used to. However, we discovered one advantage to the location--because there's not much in the area (yet) it is quiet at night--you don't hear the traffic noise that is so typical of NYC life. Also, the view from the rooftop is beautiful--you can see downtown Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty in the background--you can also see the new World Trade Center all the way in Manhattan. Beautiful both in the day and the evening. It is on the 13th floor. And yes, we thought we had done our due diligence--family who live in Brooklyn told us the area wasn't real nice but between the texting back and forth, that message got lost somehow. The day we checked in, we did see a couple of reviewers mention the area, but we hadn't seen anything on TripAdvisor prior to that.

Loved the property! I've stayed at Fairfield Inn and Suites before and have always had pleasant experiences. Location is convenient to Manhattan. Also, if it is important in your decision, their breakfast is better than most other chains. The one drawback is the price of the parking so make sure to ask about the price, but at least they have some off road parking available.

We liked the hotel quite a bit, though the bed was a little soft (we learned later this can be addressed). The highlight of the stay, however, was the incredible grace and thoughtfulness of the desk associate Jessica. Customer service is what this fine person is all about! She, most specifically, is why we shall return. Bravo to Fairfield for such a quality staff member!

We booked 4 rooms for a wedding. The staff was very accommodating for all of our needs, friendly, and professional. The helped us with rides, directions, etc. The breakfast was delicious and again, the staff kept the area clean. Try the bagels, they are amazing. We enjoyed gathering on the rooftop, watched fireworks near the Statue of Liberty. Great views of Manhattan.

181 3rd Ave Brooklyn NY

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Gowanus within a short walk of Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Brooklyn Museum. This 133-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Brooklyn, the hotel is also near Brooklyn Bridge and New York Stock Exchange.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM.


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn's 133 air-conditioned rooms provide ironing boards and desks. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding and down comforters ensure a restful night.

Property features

At Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for USD 35.00 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 633 reviews