I have written extensively about wanting to review as many different places as I can in the Wichita Falls/Lawton area, commonly known as Texoma. One of the most recent posts was about the Staybridge Suites in Wichita Falls, only the second hotel I have reviewed since moving here three years. I could not pass on the opportunity to provide another (albeit short on pictures) review. The review will be short because I arrived at the property late in the night and left early the morning.
I booked a single bed King room for a very reasonable 7,500 Marriott Bonvoy points. If I did not want to use points, I could have paid $75 USD for the night. As a point of comparison, the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Wichita Falls can typically be booked for 12,500 points per night or $103 USD. The two properties are about 45 minutes apart. I did not earn any points from my stay because this was an award night.
The Fairfield Inn was located just off of Interstate 44 in Lawton. It was across the highway from the Comanche Nation Casino and minutes from Lawton/Ft. Sill Regional Airport. The hotel shared real estate with Springhill Suites…another Marriott property. This was puzzling because parking was limited and both of the hotels were almost touching each other. I actually pulled into the Springhill parking lot because I thought it was Fairfield’s. Parking was complimentary.
I approached the two sets of double doors to enter the hotel, but only the first set opened. This was due to it being after hours so I needed to get buzzed in by the front desk. Once inside, I was welcomed and thanked for being a Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite. The agent provided two options for welcome amenities, points or a snack from the Market. I chose a snack because there were not any restaurants within 10 minutes of the hotel. The check in was processed quickly and I soon headed to my second floor room.
After exiting the elevator, I made a slight right and the room was on the left. The room had a different layout than other Fairfield Inns I have visited.
The bathroom was immediately to the right after I entered the room. It was fairly basic and included the standard Paul Mitchell amenities.
As I continued into the room, there was a microwave, coffee maker (with complimentary coffee), and a mini refrigerator. My gripe here is the microwave was not powerful enough to cook my frozen dinner in the allotted time (six minutes). I had to cook it for nearly 12 minutes.
Just past the mini fridge and microwave was the living area. It included a television, desk, small couch, table, and radio with CD player. Whoa! Talk about going all out (j/k). I enjoyed this part of the room because it gave me time to relax before I went to bed.
The last section of the room was the bedroom. It included a king bed and television. The bed was really comfortable. So comfortable that I kept snoozing the alarms on my iPhoneX. It did not help that the front desk agent did not provide the two wake up calls I requested.
As I stated earlier, there was a Market next to the front desk. The hotel also offered complimentary breakfast in the lobby. I left too early to check it out, but I am fairly certain it consisted of a meat, eggs, bread (maybe waffles), and an assortment of drinks. Do not expect to find a restaurant in proximity to the hotel. You will have to drive a short distance or get food delivered to the property.
During check in, the agent stated there was a gym but I did not get the opportunity to take pictures of it.
I may have to make a trip back to get pictures of the breakfast and fitness center.
The Fairfield Inn and Suites in Lawton was a great deal at 7,500 Marriott Bonvoy points. The convenience to the interstate was a plus and minus for me. The location allowed quick access to continue my journey, but was too far from a decent meal. I was frustrated when I did not receive my wakeup calls, but this would not stop me from visiting the property again.