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Fireside Inn & Suites, Bangor
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   570 Main Street, at I-395 & Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401   |  
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Ranked #18 of 25 Hotels in Bangor
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“Very disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I was completely surprised at the condition of this Inn based on the recommendations of the front desk person I spoke with when reserving this room. I was told the room was spacious. Definitely not. I was told the hotel was remodeled. Big surprise there. The rugs in the hallway were stained and haven't looked cleaned in a while. The doors have no spring on them and they slam in the hallways. I could hear all noise in the hallways because the walls were so thin. The bathroom is extremely small. The pictures online are false. They show a spacious room with a beautiful fireplace and a quaint sitting area. This was not what we were given. I was very unsatisfied and will not stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Maineman7, Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, Bangor, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
We are very sorry that your stay with us was disappointing. Our rooms are a bit larger than average, but if you felt cramped we apologize. Noise is something we try to control. Loud guests are put on notice pretty quickly when we get complaints. Our door are required to have closers. These closers can be a bit agressive at times and cause a door to slam, we maintain them but they can slip out of adjustment--we are sorry one of these maladjusted closers cause a disturbance. Our on-line pictures are not retouched. If you give us another chance, and we hope you will, please call direct and ask for one of the recently refurbished fireplace rooms.
Again, we are very sorry to have disappointed you--our goal is to exceed your expectations.
Thank you very much for your comments, they help us improve.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Florida
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418 helpful votes 418 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Rooms are adequate and a little dated. However, the bed was great and I had the best sleep of my annual trip from Florida to Nova Scotia. The front desk staff was friendly and very helpful. Try the Pub. Great food and good prices. Will stay here again.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brock B, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, Bangor, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear Valued Guest

We greatly appreciate your review and are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are working hard to update the facility and hope you visit us again next time you are in the area!

Thank-you,
Your friends at the Fireside Inn Bangor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here as part of a tour through Maine and Nova Scotia. Rooms were nice and the staff was great. The beds were soooo comfortable, it was the best night sleep we had the whole trip. Would not hesitate to stay again. Our breakfast at their restaurant was fantastic. Home made cinnamon rolls, yum!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Maineman7, Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, Bangor, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
We are so very glad when we are a trip highlight. We are very grateful for your kind words and really do hope you come and see us again. Geaghan's Restaurant would like to thank you as well. Our goal is to be part of our guests happy memories of Maine. Thanks again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I stayed at the FIreside Inn last week and had a wonderful nights sleep. The temperpedic beds are great. The room was very clean. The location of the hotel is perfect. The restaurant located in the hotel has awesome food and Hollywood Slots is right across the street. Next time in Bangor I will be staying there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maineman7, Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, Bangor, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
WOW! We couldn't have said it better ourselves. We are very happy you had a good time and we'll be here, for you, the next time you're in Bangor. Thank you very much for the kind words.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We stayed at Fireside Inn & Suites in Bangor for a concert at the waterfront pavillion. The hotel is right next to Hollywood Slots and a short walk to the waterfront pavillion.
The hotel room was very clean and had temperpedic beds. There was a large flat screen tv and a gas fireplace with the timer on the wall to turn off and on.
The staff was very nice during check in and check out. We arrived about 30 mins earlier than normal check in and our room was ready.
Will stay here again!

Room Tip: Our room was on the 2nd floor and was very quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brock B, Guest Relations Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, Bangor, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear Valued guest,

We really appreciate your review and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank-you for staying with us and we hope you come to see us again next time you visit the area!

Thank-you,
Your friends at the Fireside Inn Bangor
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Even though we had a non-smoking room, it smelled terrible of cigarette smoke. I went out and bought some air freshener spray and used it all night, to no avail. The room and the hotel itself was very old and needs refurbishing on the inside badly. You don't expect the bad quality from the outside, as it looks pretty good.

The breakfast was useless. A bunch of plastic wrapped pastries, donuts, and breads. There was a juice machine, but the orange juice was empty. I didn't even try the apple juice. We ended up going out to breakfast elsewhere.

The only redeeming quality was the mini whoopie pie you get when you check in.

Stay elsewhere if you can. The whoopie pie just doesn't offset the lousy accomodations.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Maineman7, Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, Bangor, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
I am very sorry that your stay was substandard.
We strive to keep our nonsmoking rooms smelling as fresh as possible because experience has taught us that sometimes people smoke in our nonsmoking rooms and some of our customers are super-sensitive to tobacco odors.
We are constantly upgrading and I would suggest that whenever making a reservation, here or anywhere, that you ask for the most recently refurbished room--our most recently refurbished rooms feature fireplaces and 42 inch plasma TVs.
I am sorry you didn't like our continental breakfast, most of our guests find the portability and speed it offers to be a plus, those that don't usually go to our full service restaurant, Geaghan's, which is outstanding. Our orange juice dispenser does go empty but only taskes a few seconds to refill, we're very sorry the person just before you got the last bit, we monitor it as best we can.
If you ever do see your way to giving us another chance, and I hope you do, we'll be right here with your whoopie pies.
Thank you very much for your comments, they help us do our job better.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We used this as a base to visit the arcadia park and coastline around that area. The rooms are quite tired and although good size they really could do with being decorated. On saying that they were clean and having the restaurant attached for dinner and breakfast was a bonus. If you like casinos there is a huge one right next door.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites, Bangor, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Thank you for staying with us while exploring this part of Maine. We are ideally located for day tripping; Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Camden, and Belfast are all within easy commute range and you can't beat the scenery. We hope to see you again.
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Address: 570 Main Street, at I-395 & Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401
Location: United States > Maine > Bangor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #18 of 25 Hotels in Bangor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Fireside Inn & Suites, Bangor 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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