Monthly Archives: September 2015

Hotel: Fairfield Inn, Murray UT

City: Murray, UT
Chain: Fairfield Inn, South Salt Lake City (hotel link)
Address: 594 West 4500 South Salt Lake City Utah 84123 USA
Phone Number: 801-265-9600

Check Out: January, 2013

A lower end Marriott property, the sign outside said recently renovated and no reason to disbelieve the sign. Despite the snowy, salty, dirty muck everywhere outside, the hotel was clean, well lit, and comfortable. Fairfield Inn’s seem to have a funky design approach. The rooms and amenities track Courtyard properties closely, but the furniture, colors, feel is a little odd to me. But, clean, the people working there were super nice and helpful, and room and bed were comfortable. I could have used an air conditioner that made a little less noise, you had to turn the TV up a bit to hear it over the racket under the window. There must be some super cheap reason to put in those room units because so many hotels use them, and its a lot of noise have a compressor run a few feet from your bed.

Exercise room was very small and almost useless. Couldn’t put more than 3 people in there at a time, it was only really available late at night. The hotel is also in a fairly dreary part of Salt Lake City; all flat, warehouses, next to the interstate. Very convenient location, but not really a place to walk around.

Hotel: Embassy Suites Louisville KY

Embassy Suite Atrium at Night

City: Louisville, KY
Chain: Hilton, Embassy Suites (hotel link)
Address: 9940 Corporate Campus Drive,Louisville, KY, 40223
Phone Number: 502-426-9191

Check Out: August, 2015

Classic Embassy Suite hotel, large 5 or 6 story atrium holding lounge and dining, two room suites overlooking the inner atrium.  Staff was extremely friendly and nice, check in was speedy, free breakfast in the morning.  And, the breakfast was not a Hampton Inn breakfast but a real breakfast with eggs made to order and a variety of other things.  Very nice and reasonable room rate.

Common areas were very nice, room was showing some age and wear, particularly the bathroom.  Had to fix the shower to make it usable, weird panel door was all marked up on the inside.  The room was handicap accessible, so that might have been part of the problem.