Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Keene Downtown
What We Love
- Daily light continental breakfast and WiFi are all included in the rate
- Central location in a century-old building on Main Street, close to all of downtown Keene’s sights and the state college
- All 40 guestrooms are unique, from long-stay suites on two floors to cozy rooms filled with historic details
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Pet-friendly rooms; see Details tab for more info
- Close to restaurants on Main Street
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
On Keene’s Main Street, overlooking Central Square, the Lane Hotel occupies a landmark building dating from 1891. Many of the historic accents from the building’s former life as a department store are well preserved and on show, from oversize sash windows to exposed brick walls, but all the modern comforts are present too, including a small bar in the cozy lobby and a workout room. The 40 guestrooms are individually designed but share a fresh gray, white and black color scheme, with red accents in the decorative details. All have windows dressed with checkerboard curtains, plus comfy King or Queen beds, flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffeemakers. Some rooms also offer work desks, refrigerators and whirlpool tubs in the bathrooms. A light continental breakfast (pastries, cereals and coffee) is served in the lobby each morning, and the hotel’s prime location puts restaurants within walking distance. There’s also a petite bar and a fireplace for cozying up after a day of exploring the sights in downtown Keene.
In the Area
In southwestern New Hampshire’s Monadnock region, Keene is a treat for weekend trippers looking for cultural outings, hiking adventures and the laid-back pace of a classic New England town. For shoppers there’s a wealth of locally owned boutiques, including Miranda’s on Main and Your Kitchen Store and More, as well as the quaint Colony Mill Marketplace for a mix of shops and cafés. Outdoors lovers can get their fix on the hiker’s favorite, Mount Monadnock, or in the protected Granite Gorge ski area, where Pinnacle Mountain offers downhill slopes and cross-country terrain. On the dining front, Fireworks restaurant is adjacent to the hotel and offers modern Italian fare and brick oven pizza, or there’s Longhorn Steak House and casual Lindy’s diner, which is famous for its New England clam chowder and the presidents who have eaten there: Obama, Clinton and both Bushes.
How to Get There
Lovely new property in an old historic building in Downtown Keene, New Hampshire .. we went looking for covered bridges in the beautiful fall colors .. just a beautiful New England town with this higher end hotel with large rooms and to die for comfy beds .. beautifully decorated in muted colors that were so restful .. great restaurants just minutes walk away .. the free breakfast at the hotel was good with eggs ,bacon ,waffles, fruit & assorted breads and muffins , the usual at Fairfield’s .. free parking in back of the hotel they give you a pass to park in the garage.. over all we had a great time , the hotel is centrally located for our 5 day trip .. love this hotel
Our fridge didn’t work. There was no water in the room for us. When I called the desk they told me waters are $2 each. Our bathroom ceiling fan did not work. When we arrived the room was 75 degrees so I asked that it be turned down to 65 because we couldn’t adjust it while we were at dinner. We came back from dinner and discovered we were locked out of our room and had to go back downstairs to get new keys. The manager never even apologized. When Finally got in the room and it was still 75 degrees! Too hot for us, so we had to open the window to try to sleep and let me tell you -this was THE hardest bed I have ever slept on. We got maybe four hours of sleep if that. When I complained in the morning to the person at the desk all she said was oh wow. $160 for a night of all of the above and zero sleep= unhappy customers. Nothing was done for us at all. Pick somewhere else to stay. I was a Marriott silver member for years. Not anymore.
Hotel located in a pretty red brick building on the main street of Keene. We had a large room on the ground floor. Recently remodeled, nicely appointed, and quiet! Very comfortable bed. Friendly staff. Good breakfast. Near good restaurants.