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
- 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
As Marriott Platinum Elite members we are well acquainted with most Marriott brands. And although newer Fairfield Inns have taken on a more modern appearance, this property is located in a repurposed commercial building on Main Street in Keene. Location and charm give this hotel a special feel.
I never expected Keene to be so adorable. I walked 15,000 steps and snacked, and visited pubs, and shopped. There was a peace walk in the town square also. Our room at the hotel was huge in an old Mill complex. The people in the town are very nice, lots of bike riders.
Great little friendly boutique hotel under Marriott management. Nice room, friendly staff. We had a family get-together... and had a good dinner next door... and a great breakfast at the Stage Restaurant up the street.
We were on vacation and picked this hotel to stay in while in Keene for 3 days/nights. We were put in a LL room (#5) which had been affected by a flood from the rain and the smell was horrific! We refused to stay in the room for the length of our stay and were given a room on the 2nd floor. We could see where the carpet had been removed in the hall around the corner and the sandbags were still laying on the floor. We were still charged for the room for that night. The next morning I was entering the elevator with another couple and I pressed the button for the 2nd floor. They said they wanted to go to the LL. I told them we had just moved from that floor to the 2nd and asked them what room they were given. they said #5. I proceeded to tell them we had just moved out of it due to the horrific smell, probably mold, and they were quite upset. I told them to request another room. It is reprehensible that this hotel would continue to take people's money and put them in a room that is hazardous to one's health.My advice: Find a different hotel if your thinking of staying in this one. I will never stay in that hotel again.
Always a great experience with Marriott all of their properties have been awesome and their staff are very well trained and provided great service. I would and have recommended the Marriott to anyone.