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“Excellent hotel, an easy walk to concerts”

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Wichita Downtown
Ranked #18 of 87 Hotels in Wichita
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Lawrence, Kansas
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90 reviews
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“Excellent hotel, an easy walk to concerts”
Reviewed 27 April 2012

We spent last night at the Fairfield Inn in downtown Wichita. It is a beautiful, new property located less than a block off highway 54. The decor in the lobby areas is modern and attractive. The staff there were extremely friendly and happy (maybe because most of the people checking in were feeling the same way since they were there to see Tom Petty at the Intrust Arena). Our room was spacious, had a roomy bathroom, and really comfortable beds. I'd forgotten to bring my own, small down pillow but the pillows on the beds were new, comfortable pillowtops with nice linens and I slept as well as I ever do in my own bed. Breakfast was included; basic but very satisfying. There is also a bar with an outdoor fire pit seating area. Unfortunately it is only open from 5-11 on weeknights so we left before it opened and returned after it had closed, but there were people with their own beers sitting around the fire pit outside. It looked very appealing but we were pooped and went to bed.
The hotel provide free parking at a 5-story lot located right next door. We parked our car and left it since hotel had a free shuttle service. We took their shuttle to Old Town for dinner before the concert. Then it was just a 5-10 minute walk from there to the arena. After the concert we were able to walk back to the hotel in about 10 minutes. There also is a free (?) trolley that runs around the downtown area that would also have taken us back to the hotel but we preferred to get some exercise. I would highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there again if I was needed to be staying in downtown Wichita.

Room Tip: Our room had a window towards the highway but I hear no traffic noise.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Cedar Park, Texas
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at the Fairfield. The staff was very friendly and the rooms, though a bit small were very inviting and comfortable. The ambiance of the hotel is very nice and I really enjoyed the breakfast.

They have a nice courtyard area with a fire pit, and a bar. Once the area is finished being developed, and a restaurant or two added within walking distance, this would be a perfect alternative to the Hyatt.

Parking wasn't that much of an issue as the parking garage entrance is located next to the hotel. Floors 2-5 are for public parking though the 5th floor is specifically for the fairfield. I would definitely recommend staying at this property.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

This is a nice hotel right downtown Wichita. The location makes it very easy to get on and off of the expressway. There is a very nice courtyard area (see attached picture) behind the hotel with running streams with fish.

The complimentary breakfast in the morning is typical Fairfield Inn fare. I actually noticed that the food was ready before 6am as it was advertised. The bar in the lobby is nice and had at least 4 tv screens.

There is not a great place to eat in walking distance on the hotel. McDonalds, Quiznos, Spangles and Subway to name a few. There is room service available, but it is from a local restaurant that will automatically add 20% gratuity to whatever you order.

The workout room has 2 ellipticals, 2 treadmills and a bike. The cardio equipment has their own personal tv attached with their own headphone jack. There are free weight dumbells and a universal machine that helps you work on your triceps and other muscle groups.

The biggest issue I had was with the parking. The parking structure is not attached but is adjacent to the hotel. Its not a far walk, but the hotel parking is located on the 5th floor and is not covered (see attached picture). The elevator never takes long, but it just took longer to get to my car than I would have liked.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

I stayed here for a quick overnight trip and the hotel was great! The staff is very friendly and the lounge is awesome!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Moore, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

Positives: new, clean, beautifully decorated, central location, courteous and friendly staff, good breakfast, reasonably priced.
Negative: inconvenient parking

Located just off Highway 400 in downtown Wichita, this new Fairfield Inn and Suites is without question the standard by which we will judge other Fairfields in the future. Its bright, new decor, ample amenities, and professional yet approachable staff provided the far-and-away best experience we've ever had at a Fairfield...and that's saying something because we've had some wonderful experiences at other properties across the country.

The lobby and breakfast areas feature contemporary yet inviting design in bright colors. The theme carries through to sleeping quarters. Our room contained two extremely comfortable queen beds, a desk with matching chair, a reading chair with lamp, dresser with large LCD television, with a large tiled bath area.

Breakfast items were similar to those found in other Fairfield Inns...a good thing, since we enjoy and appreciate the large selection that's usually available.

This property is part of an larger development known as "WaterWalk". The east (front) and south sides are bounded by major streets. The north side connects to a five-storey parking garage (more about that below), while the west side features a patio garden with outdoor seating. This "courtyard" looks outward to a park that lines the Arkansas River.

The "parking garage" is a mixed-use structure. The east half of the building features parking while the west side contains condominiums. Businesses are found on lower floors. First floor parking is reserved for business clients; second through fourth floors are open to the public. The top...uncovered...fifth floor is reserved for hotel patrons.

Because of this arrangement, Fairfield customers are required to either (1) unload their belongings while parked in the uncovered loading lane adjacent to the front door, or (2) haul their luggage from the top of the garage to street level, then a half-block down the sidewalk, to enter the building.

We appreciate the fact free parking is provided, but Wichita weather often swings from one extreme to the other. A cold front arrived the day we checked in; braving strong winds atop the garage in freezing temps was not pleasant. The proximity to the river made conditions even worse. I'd hate to visit during an ice storm!

Despite this anomoly, we can heartily recommend the downtown Fairfield Inn and Suites as a place to stay. You'll not find many better places to stay anywhere. We look forward to returning when the opportunity presents itself!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Fairfield Inn & Suites Wichita Downtown

Property: Fairfield Inn & Suites Wichita Downtown
Address: 525 S Main St, Wichita, KS 67202-3703
Region: United States > Kansas > Wichita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 87 Hotels in Wichita
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,524 - ₹ 11,369
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Wichita Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located next to the WaterWalk development, our hotel is just minutes away from Old Town - Wichita's entertainment district, as well as the Intrust Bank Arena, Lawrence Dumont Stadium, and many museums and restaurants. The Fairfield Inn and Suites Wichita Downtown is a short drive from many of Wichita's major companies, such as Cargill, Flight Safety, Boeing and Learjet-Bombardier. ... more   less 
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