When we booked the hotel we already knew it wasn't going to be the Ritz, but what I found even more shocking was how they grossly misrepresent the hotel online. When you look online you see a fairly new building that looks OK but that building is probably not where you will stay. This place is very proud of the fact that Muhammed Ali stayed here in 1961 and in fact it hasn't been renovated or updated sine the Champ checked out. When we showed up we were shocked when they showed us our room, in one of the "other" buildings on the property, typical "roach motel" . When I asked the girl at the front desk why I couldn't get a room in the newer building she said "well you booked online at a discount so we put you in one of the older buildings" . . . What???
The rooms in the old building don't even have A/C and in the middle of July that is just not acceptable. They compensate for this by bringing in roll away portable A/C units - are they serious?!?
Do yourself a favor and stay in Portland or bring camping gear. One of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in, and I have stayed in some pretty dumpy places in the past . . . Joe Sloboda
- Also Known As:
- Fireside Inn And Suites
- Fireside Hotel
- Fireside Hotel Auburn
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two-story hotel featuring an array of room types. Fireside Inn & Suites offers large two-room suites with kitchenettes, deluxe hotel style rooms, and economically priced motel-style accommodations. Fireside Inn & Suites is conveniently located at exit 75 off the Maine Turnpike, 4 miles from downtown. ... more less
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