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Center Harbor, New Hampshire
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60 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at the Fairbanks and was promptly greeted by a very friendly staffer at the desk. Key was a little funky but eventually worked..it always took multiple tries to get back in the room. Nice large room with clean bathroom and separate sink/ dressing area which i like. The carpet badly stained in many areas. TV remote would not function.... More 

Thank Marksilverfox
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I stayed at the Fairbanks Inn for five nights during an extended photographic trip during the height of the northern New England fall color season this year. The inn has very large, very well-appointed, very quiet rooms and is conveniently located on US-2, right off I-91. Everything worked exactly as it should have. The Wi-Fi was reliable and speedy; I... More 

Thank Kerry L
Findlay, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Very expensive even considering time of year. No breakfast, had to ask for assistance with luggage. No discounts available. Beds comfortable. Room clean. Balcony pleasant. Check in staff nice. Another woman on cell phone not very pleasant. ..not sure of title. No introduction or name tag. Her attitude was take it or leave it.

Thank pandee16
SofiaEmly, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are happy to have a relationship with a local diner just minutes away for breakfast, and we offer Green Mountain Coffee, tea and hot chocolate 24 hours a day in our lobby. I'm glad that you found the room to be clean and comfortable and that you... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This hotel is probably closer to a 2 star than a 3 star hotel. The price was very reasonable compared to a 3 star hotel that was a little closer to the interstate. The woman at the front desk was very friendly, and the room had a nice view across a green lawn and into trees that were beginning to... More 

Thank Twyla M
SofiaEmly, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I'm glad that you found our staff friendly and helpful. We work hard to live up to the title of "Vermont's Friendliest Inn." You visited us during a lovely time of year and I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the leaves starting to change color in the landscape behind... More 

Calgary, AB
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123 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We found this place by chance, and were very glad we did. Friendly staff with good knowledge of the area (and the hotel's name...) The rooms face away from the road, and are enormous, quite the biggest we had on our long road trip. Would have been happy to stay longer if we hadn't had a wedding to attend elsewhere.

Thank yycyycyyc
SofiaEmly, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I'm glad that you found our staff friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I'm pleased that you were comfortable in your room as well. All of our standard rooms are oversized, and also include a microwave and refrigerator for our guests' convenience. We are also happy... More 

New England
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Before booking the night, I made a few calls to the hotel about pets, amenities and location. All of my questions were answered cheerfully by friendly staff. The fee was a bit higher than other area hotels, but they are pet friendly and for an additional twenty-five dollars, I brought the dog. The cost per night was just under two... More 

Thank RobinMarie
SofiaEmly, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback with us. I am very pleased to hear that your interactions with our staff were friendly and helpful. We aim high to live up to our designation as "Vermont's Friendliest Inn." I'm happy that you found our amenities helpful during your stay, such as the over sized guest room with... More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is the best property we have been fortunate to stay in on our cross country trip. We are a military family and have made several cross country road trips. You never know what you will get when you are on the road and picking something on the way. This hotel is gorgeous clean and on amazing expanse of green... More 

Thank Susan L
SofiaEmly, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We have been awarded the title of "Vermont's Friendliest Inn" and I'm glad you found us living up to that standard. We not only accept our guest's four-legged companions, but we truly welcome pets at this property. With Dog Mountain just a few short... More 

Gaithersburg, Maryland
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

While on vacation, most lodgings for us are really just a place to sleep after we've spent the day doing outside things. We actually enjoyed spending a bit more time on the premises after other plans fell through. The rooms were spacious and the grounds immaculate. We had a balcony that got great sun in the afternoon and decent view.... More 

Thank Brian_Donna_2010
SofiaEmly, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We do work hard to provide a home-away-from-home atmosphere for our guests and we are known as "Vermont's Friendliest Inn." I'm glad that you were able to make use of our outdoor heated pool, and perhaps next time you stay with us... More 

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67 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I understand that the Inn is way out in the country, but the musty, smokey smell of Rm. 210 was a lot to deal with. We had to keep the slider open and the AC on to keep the room airy. The bathroom was not well lit and horrible water pressure. HOWEVER, I realize we are way north in VT... More 

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SofiaEmly, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am truly sorry that you experienced some issues with your water pressure and the stuffiness of the air. We have addressed those issues with our housekeeping staff and our engineer. I'm glad to hear that you did find several amenities pleasing, such as the the oversized room,... More 

Naples, Florida
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I hate to sound like a snob, but the inn was just ehhhh OK. The staff was super friendly and the grounds and outside is super well maintained. The rooms are a bit dated but clean. Price seemed a bit high for a 70s style motel/hotel like feel.

1 Thank Casalanguida2012
SofiaEmly, General Manager at Fairbanks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I'm happy to hear that you appreciated the effort we put into maintaining our landscape and keeping our property clean. Our staff works hard to live up to the title of "Vermont's Friendliest Inn," so I'm glad you found our customer service pleasing. We are constantly working on... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Vermont's Friendliest Inn," nestled in the heart of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Forty-six spacious, newly renovated guest-appointed rooms & suites, outdoor seasonal heated pool, beautifully landscaped courtyard, private balconies, poolside rooms.. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairbanks Inn

Address: 401 Western Ave, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819-2741
Region: United States > Vermont > Northeast Kingdom > Saint Johnsbury
Price Range: €115 - €151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Fairbanks Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Fairbanks Hotel Saint Johnsbury
Fairbanks Motel Saint Johnsbury
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“second floor always better”
 of 5 bubbles Marksilverfox, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The corner rooms farthest from the lobby had a larger balcony than others.”
 of 5 bubbles RobinMarie, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get your room on the 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Treeham123, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Top floor provides the best wow factor”
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