Jumping off to Napa
Posted Jun 3, 2015 on Hotels
Stayed in Fairfield for 3 nights as a jumping off point for a weekend in Napa. Motel was in a largely industrial area, close to the freeway and to the downtown Fairfield shopping/dining area. At checkin, the hotel was largely empty. Given a standard king bed room on the second floor with a very small stand-up shower bathroom and an odd small room (about 6 feet square) which had an uncurtained window directly adjacent to the bed that faced east. When the sun rose at 5:15am, it shined directly on the pillows of the bed. We jerry-rigged a curtain that was more or less successful in reducing the light but the blackout curtains on the other windows were less than useless as the room was light as soon as the sun rose. The room did not have any amenities--no coffee maker, no fridge, no microwave. The ice machine on the ground floor charged 25 cents for approximately 2 cups of ice(?????). The continental breakfast consisted of prepackaged pastries, packaged oatmeal, a juice machine and a Keurig knockoff. One morning, there was fruit. Breakfast was served from 7am to 10am. The front office/reception area was always locked and patrons needed to ring a bell to check in or check out. All in all, Fairfield isn't a bad place to stay to jump off to Napa but not sure that I would go back to the Econolodge.