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Fireside Inn & Suites

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2.0 of 5
376 Main Street, Waterville, ME 04901
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Era, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit dated, the Fireside Inn is located conveniently on a main highway (but rooms do not face the highway). The attached restaurant/bakery added to its attraction. The staff was friendly and the rooms clean -- and a whoopie pie goes to every client at check-in time.

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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As you said, we may look dated on the outside, but we're clean on the inside, with all the amenities you would expect at the major chains. Plus, we have a refrigerator, microwave and 42" HDTV in each of the rooms. Thank you too for your comments on the friendliness of our staff. We are... More 

Acton, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a saturday night in one of the over-sized fireplace rooms. The room is nice and big with a gas fireplace and a lounge area with two stuffed arm chairs and a pull out couch. All were in good condition and comfy to sit on. (We didn't try the pullout for sleeping.) The king size bed was quite comfy, too.... More 

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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I see that you enjoyed the comfy bed and the amenities of the hotel, as well as the friendliness of the staff. I'm sorry about the chill in the room. We try to anticipate each room that a guest is going to enter and preheat the room to 70 degrees in the winter and chill... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose this over the BW across the road. Bigger than it looks with a full restaurant, pool, and meeting hall. Easy to find right off the interstate and plenty of convenient parking. Check in was easy. Room was big for a King, all the normal stuff, a few mismatched furniture pieces instead of the boring chain commercial stuff. Nice bed... More 

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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for writing and commenting on the friendliness of our staff and the nice accommodations. Thank you for comparing us with the Best Western across the street. Yes, they are our competitors, but they are also our friends. They do a fine job, but we try to do them one better. I'm glad that you appreciated the extras that... More 

Pearl River, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Fireside Inn was our home away from home for the four years that our daughter attended Colby College. We did a lot of traveling to Waterville over those four years, bringing our daughter back and forth to school and attending various events. My husband and I originally chose the Fireside because they allow dogs, but after we stayed there... More 

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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Congratulations on your daughter's graduation! We enjoy welcoming the college parents over the years. Frequently, we meet parents on their first visit and see them again for the full four years. We value the confidence you place in us over the years to provide you with clean, comfortable accommodations and friendly service at a reasonable price. While your daughter won't... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I've been traveling around the state of Maine on pleasure trips and a few for business, for the past three years. I've stayed in motels, hotels, and cabins of all sorts. By far one of the very best places I've stayed is The Fireside Inn & Suites in Waterville, ME. From Check-in to Check-out everything was a pleasure! Parking is... More 

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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, responded to this review

As I said to "The Place To Stay", below: Thanks for noticing all the little extras we put into our rooms to accommodate the needs and wants of our guests. Thank you for returning with Rusty. We hope to see you again in the near future. Sincerely, Barry Asalone General Manager More 

Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The staff was not only curtious but attentive. We made on-line reservations and when we arrived the clerk had our room keys and paperwork ready to hand to us. The week-day cheese and crackers were welcomed after a long travel day. Room was spacious. So happy to have an outlet port attached to the back of the nightstand for 3... More 

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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for noticing the "little extras" we put in the rooms. Since we are not a national chain, we can listen to our guests and make quick changes to accommodate our guest's needs and wants. For example, guests have told me through my career that hotel in-room coffee is horrible. They are right. As a small chain, we were... More 

Halifax, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We have visited this spit many times , usually with our Obrien bus tour and also by ourselves . Big , clean rooms , and accommodating staff . Breakfast room very tiny so plan to pick up your breakfast items and take to your room . No hot items but plenty .shopping centre next door but difficult to walk to... More 

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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write regarding your recent visit to the Fireside Inn & Suites. On such a long tour, you stay at so many places. I was pleased to read that you found our hotel so accommodating. Should your travels return you to Waterville, either in a coach or in a car, we would love to... More 

Milton, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Never had a problem here. Sarah, especially, keeps it that way! The rooms are always very clean and comfortable. I enjoy my stay every time. During the week there is wine and cheese for the guests and I think that is a nice touch!

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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for writing. I'm glad to hear that Sarah takes good care of you on your visits here. I count myself as very fortunate that I get to work with people who genuinely care about a guest's visit to our hotel. I was glad to hear that you also got a chance to enjoy the wine and cheese reception.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were in the area for a family weekend at a local college and were very last minute on our plans. We dropped in on a chance that they had any availability as most were booked solid for the weekend. The front desk clerk was very accommodating and said she did in deed have a room available for the following... More 

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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for writing. We love to meet the parents who have students in the area colleges. We hope that you will visit your student again and again (are you feeling guilty yet?). We look forward to serving you through all the college years. Sincerely, Barry Asalone More 

Buxton, Maine, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed here several times and never had a bad stay right from the front desk staff to the cleaning staff ..the best thing is the whoopee pies they give you at check inn ... The restaurant is a great value and there are several stores close to the motel

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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was pleased to read that you found the Fireside Inn & Suites a good value. Our goal is to provide clean, comfortable rooms where everything works without charging as much as the national brands. We look forward to serving you on your... More 

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