Review: Fairfield Inn and Suites – Lawton

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.

Booking

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.

Arrival

Fairfield Inn  and Suites - Lawton

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.

Check-in

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.

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.

Fairfield Inn  and Suites - Lawton

The bathroom was immediately to the right after I entered the room.  It was fairly basic and included the standard Paul Mitchell amenities.

Fairfield Inn  and Suites - Lawton
Fairfield Inn and Suites – Lawton Bathroom

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.

Fairfield Inn  and Suites - Lawton

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.

Fairfield Inn  and Suites - Lawton
Fairfield Inn and Suites – Lawton Living Area
Fairfield Inn  and Suites - Lawton
Fairfield Inn and Suites – Lawton Living Area

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.

Fairfield Inn  and Suites - Lawton
Fairfield Inn and Suites – Lawton King Bed

Dining

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.

Fitness

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. 

Final Word

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.

 

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