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“Clean, quiet and great location for I-95” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fireside Inn & Suites Portland

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Fireside Inn & Suites Portland
Ranked #16 of 19 Hotels in Portland
Yarmouth, Canada
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161 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Clean, quiet and great location for I-95”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights while visiting Portland. This hotel is about a 10-15 min drive to downtown Portland, but we wanted the Maine Mall and it was 2 exits from the mall. The I-95 was just around the corner, either north or south. Check in went smoothly and we received a ground floor room. It had 2 double beds that were comfortable and roomy. The whole place, including the rooms, was clean. We had a huge flat screen tv in our room as well as a mini fridge and microwave.

On site, there is an outdoor and an indoor pool, that are both quite nice. There is a business center for internet use and a free continental breakfast in the morning - fruit salad and yougurt, cold cereals, toast, muffins and juice and coffee. There is a restaurant, but we didn't use it. Across the road is a Kohl, grocery store, Ruby Tuesday and a couple of other stores.

The staff was friendly and helpful, even to some of the less than polite customers that felt getting drunk at their function was okay and then being beligerant and rude to everyone. The front desk staff earned their pay the weekend we stayed; not sure I could have been as nice as them.

We will definitely stay here again when we return to Portland!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

The hotel staff was great but the room smelled like mildew and B.o.
We tried to stay out of room as much as possible and were not well rested after our night stay

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank TypeAtravel
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

We have lived in and around the area previously and are extremely familiar with the area. We usually book through Hotwire and have never been disappointed with 3 star hotels in Portland before. This is NOT a three star hotel. There was hair in the bed, hair elastic on the bedside table, candy on the floor, string on the floor, the phone was broken in our room and in the indoor pool area, there were no pool towels in the indoor pool area, and the water was freezing. It is not worth spending your money here; we couldn't be more disappointed and misled by this experience and star rating.

  • Stayed July 2012
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2 Thank WTORCA
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

We had a nice room with a King size bed, it was 90 degrees outside and it was nice to walk into an air conditioned room. No that I know I will plan to spend a little more time there. They have a great Saturday night deal into Sunday, late check out for a small fee. It was nice to walk out into the courtyard and see people enjoying a cup of coffee in the courtyard and poolside. Two pools indoor and outdoor, nice. The continental breakfast was great, that where the older kids choose to eat, it was more affordable on their budget, by Russ opted to eat in the Restuarant for breakfast, great, friendly service and nice fireside atmosphere, but with aircondition.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jackmangirl
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

I recently stayed at the Fireside Inn & Suites. I purchased the room via Hotwire (listed as a 3-Star). Checking in was a breeze they only asked for my full name and found my booking right away. The staff at reception were very friendly and helpful by giving us information about the property, breakfast (complimentary), etc.

The property is fairly large and has two floors, we stayed on the first floor. The parking area and multiple entrances surrounds the entire property which was convenient so that you could enter /park as close to your hotel room as possible when entering/exiting.

The rooms were average and typical of what you would expect from a 3 Star, they were clean, 2 queen beds and nightstand, 2 single sofas, desk and tv in a wooden cabinet, iron and ironing board. The room was equipped with Bath & Body Works toiletries which was a lovely surprise.

I will say I found two bugs in washroom though :(. There was definitely no bug problem of any sort). I assumed they had flown in from the vent in washroom or when the housekeeping staff was cleaning the room - the door is usually left open so it understandable.

The facilities had a jacuzzi, sauna, exercise room and outdoor pool, all well maintained.Complimentary breakfast was available but was very simple: bagels,muffins, fruit, coffee /tea and cereal. Just make sure you make it there early as by 10:30am it was pretty much empty.

Overall, hotel was quiet and in a decent location ( its right across the street from a view eateries) - close to the highway and a few exits from downtown Portland. We enjoyed our stay and thought it was reasonably priced and quality for its star rating.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank travelbee38
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

Hotel staff was great, the hotel, however, was disappointing. Room felt damp because air conditioner was falling off the wall. There was mildew on some surfaces.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kearleyp
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Jacksonville, Florida
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222 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

This property is similar to the chain hotels one finds all over the USA. The rooms are clean, comfortable, the staff friendly and helpful, and the price attractive and a good value, particularly if you book at the non-refundable internet price, and a standard, carbohydrate heavy complimentary continental breakfast. The a la carte breakfast is a bargain if that is your desire.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rolftowe
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Additional Information about Fireside Inn & Suites Portland

Property: Fireside Inn & Suites Portland
Address: 81 Riverside Street, Portland, ME 04103 (Formerly Holiday Inn Portland West)
Region: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 19 Hotels in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Fireside Inn & Suites Portland 3*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer today’s features with yesterday’s charm. Just minutes from the Portland Jetport and situated directly off I-95 Exit 48, our travel-friendly location is easily accessible. With its comfortable rooms, courtyard views and hospitality, the Fireside Inn & Suites Portland is the ideal choice for you and your family while visiting the Greater Portland Area.While staying with us, we invite you to enjoy Zackery’s Fireside Restaurant for dinner and evening entertainment. Our menus appeal to a wide set of tastes and we are extremely proud of our Staff. Please browse them at your leisure. We serve breakfast, dinner and wonderful desserts! We also have a full bar in Zack’s Club Lounge and offer drink specials for Happy Hour. We are pretty creative with martinis too! Whether you are joining us for business or pleasure, we are waiting for you! While you are here, why not relax by our Lobby Fireplace. Enjoy our late afternoon complimentary fresh coffee right here! Stay with us and each guest will receive a FREE Isamax Snacks Wicked Whoopie Pie! The Whoopie Pie is Maine’s Official State Treat (officially becoming law on September 28, 2011)! ... more   less 
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