A Bayside room on the third floor offers sunset views of the harbor where the Alaska ferry docks weekly. Bayside rooms contain cozy gas fireplaces and a small balcony with two chairs and a small patio table, accessible via a sliding glass door. The calls of the wheeling seagulls will remind you you're on the salt water. Across the hall, Parkside rooms overlook the Village Green for an equally appealing view and morning light. The Parkside rooms don't include a gas fireplace or balcony, but do include a queen sofa bed.
... read more All rooms are spacious and come in Two Queen or Single King configurations with comfortable beds outfitted in creamy sheets and intricately stitched quilts (or seasonal down comforters). Each room also contains a flat-screen TV with cable, HBO and DVD slot (rent movies at the nearby grocery store), armchairs, a desk, an armoire with bathrobes, a coffee maker and an ironing board. The bathrooms include tubs and updated spacious vanities. Mini-fridges and microwaves on a rollaway cart are available upon request, so be sure to ask for them.
Families can also book connected rooms or the corner Suite (for a little extra money and a lot more space). The luxurious Victorian-style suite features two rooms separated by French doors. The bedroom contains a king bed and an armchair, and the very spacious living room offers a queen-sized sofa bed, armchairs, a fireplace, large dining table for 10 amd two flat-screen TV's with cable and HBO. A jet tub is also available and housed in a separate space.
The inn also offers two ADA-compliant rooms situated near the elevator for convenient access. Rollaway beds are available for $20 and cribs are complimentary upon request. Children 12 and under stay free, but those 13 and older are $30 each. Room rates are based on double occupancy.
Families should be aware that Fairhaven is located not far from the waterfront railway line, and trains travel through town daily, as well as periodically through the night (they seem to be most noticeable around 4 a.m.). If you or your kids are noise-sensitive, we recommend a Parkside room. The front desk staff is also happy to provide earplugs -- just ask -- but you'll probably find the noise no more noticeable than an occasional city siren. ... read less