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“Enjoyed Our Stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge

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Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   159 Searsport Avenue, Route 1, Belfast, ME 04915 (Formerly Comfort Inn Ocean's Edge)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Lower Sackville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Enjoyed Our Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights. The room was clean and comfortable and the balcony was a great place to sit outside and enjoy the lovely view. The rooms have a coffee maker, small fridge, and microwave. The staff at reception were friendly and helpful, happily filling in the small personal items that we had forgotten at home (comb, toothbrush). The complimentary breakfast was very good, with a range from waffles to cereal to yogurt and fresh fruit. There is a juice (orange or cranberry) dispensing machine, along with coffee, hot water for teas and hot chocolate, and cold water, that are available 24 hours. Also in the lobby is a computer for the guests, along with a printer (free of charge). I used the computer and the printer and both worked well. The only problem was that the phones in the rooms were not working during our stay here. I heard several people comment on this and we were all told the same thing, there was a problem and someone would be coming to fix it. (I had the feeling that this was a problem that had been going on for a few days) The phones were not fixed during my stay, however, the front desk did let me use the hotel phone when I needed it. This was OK, but afforded no privacy when I made my calls to my family, as the staff and anyone in the lobby was privy to my conversations. Apart from this inconvenience, we did enjoy our stay and are looking forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thank you for putting up with the inconvenience of the phones. As Murphy's law would have it, the phones quit on a Friday night, after the repairman could order parts. As soon as the parts place opened, he had the part FEDEXed and installed it the next day.
I am glad that you otherwise enjoyed your stay, and that the desk staff was able to accommodate your telephone needs to the best of their ability.
We look forward to serving you again.
Sincerely,
Barry Asalone
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stayed here for one night. The view is amazing and the hotel is conveniently located. They offer a nice breakfast with more than just juice and Danish. There were cooked eggs, yogurt, fruit and all varieties of cereals. There is a restaurant and pool on site but we did not see them. The hotel is fairly large and they will be renovating the rooms over the next year to make "fireside suites." The aaa price was a great deal! We had a room with 2 queen beds and it came with a refrigerator and microwave! The room was clean but slightly outdated. We had a deck overlooking the bay which was spectacular. We would definitely go back.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thank you for writing. We have already started adding the fireplaces to ten of our rooms as we prepare to change to Fireside Inn & Suites on January 1, 2014. We'll still have everything you liked including the same great staff, and the same great view. See you soon.
Sincerely,
Barry Asalone
General Manager
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Wichita, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Normally we only stay at the Hilton, but this was a great hotel. Beds were just the right softness, firmness. There was a hot tub in our bedroom. Nice living room & dining kitchen , and very large bathroom, and the patio view the ocean

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Fortunately, there isn't a Hilton in the area. Thanks for giving us a try, and thanks for writing about it. We look forward to seeing you again.
Sincerely,
Barry Asalone
General Manager
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Vancouver, Canada
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed one night at the Comfort Inn as we wanted a pool. From the moment we arrived, we were impressed with the level of service and cleanliness. Although we had not made a reservation, the receptionist was able to give us exactly the kind of room we wanted. Later, another receptionist kept making quickly disappearing plates of cookies. The cleaning staff clearly works attentively. All of the rooms have small balconies with views. The pool has minimal chlorine and like the rooms, great views of the bay. As it is only about 4 feet deep, it functions better as a pool for exercising or for children, but served our needs. Breakfast is included, and the selection is good, with some fresh fruit and the usual array of highly sugared options. Our only disappointment was that the overflow room for the breakfast was bleak, with a loud TV on a cartoon channel--so if you stay, time your breakfast to be early or late.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thank you for writing. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry that breakfast was crowded when you came down and that we had to open another room for overflow. In the better weather, we also have the option of eating on the deck. I hope that you will have a chance to try it on your next visit.
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Barry Asalone
General Manager
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Elyria, Ohio, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We have been staying at the Comfort Inn, Ocean's Edge for over 15 years and it is a wonderful hotel. The staff is amazing and the view is breath taking. You have to make a point to have a meal or two in their restaurant. They have an amazing chef, Ms. Hightower. The food is fantastic!! The pool is a great asset also.

Room Tip: Any room is a good room, they all face the bay, amazing views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Thank you for staying with us over the years, and thank you for your review.I appreciate all the compliments about the property, the staff and the restaurant.
Remember when you come back next summer, we will be a Fireside Inn & Suites. It will be the same friendly staff, same great food, and of course, the same fabulous view! Just give us a call directly at 1-800-303-5098.
Sincerely,
Barry Asalone
General Manager
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California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Purely by chance we found this place. We had nowhere to stay on this particular night and found an ad in a Maine handbook from the tourist information office. The rooms are nice, it is all very clean, the view is phenomenal, water and blue sky and a lovely meadow down to the little beach. Also their pool looks very nice, clean and big, though we didn't use it. This is a great place and I would definitely go back if in the area.
Also when we checked into our original room we smelt cigarette smoke and a woman was in the next room on her balcony and the smoke was wafting right into our room, so we couldn't open the window and we couldn't go on the balcony. We called the front desk and they gave us another room, with no offensive smoking nearby.
Management should just have a solid no smoking policy.

Room Tip: You can't go wrong. Just try to avoid a person smoking on the balcony of a no smoking room, the...
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Green Features: Good for them. However, it would be friendlier to my environment if they had a no smoking policy throughout the hotel.
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
I am glad that you enjoyed the property. Thank you for writing.
We have reduced the smoking on the property over the years, finally eliminating all indoor smoking. We haven't yet taken the leap to ban smoking from the entire property, but I can see that coming in the future. I am sorry that it diminished your enjoyment. We hope to see you again soon.
Sincerely,
Barry Asalone
General Manager
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed here for three nights during our New England road trip visiting from the UK, we found the hotel to be of a good standard in the price range charged. As noted the views from the rooms are to die for, the breakfast has one of the better selections avaliable. We used the restaurant on one evening which was very very good, we had the stuffed haddock and Terriyki which were both very well cooked and presented. There are a few minor issues - the carpet in the hallway on the ground floor was showing signs of wear and our room would benefit from a spruce up shortly but as they are joining the Fireside inn chain on Jan 1st this is understandable and I am sure is on the 'to do' list

I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to family and friends and if we are passing this way again will most certinaly call on Barry and his staff once again! thanks for the hospitality guys.

Room Tip: Any room will do they all have fantastic views!
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Green Features: Recycle bins readily available and well postioned to use, good water conservation signage in room
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
It's great to see how much world-travelers such as you enjoy their experience here. No doubt you have experienced fabulous restaurants and hotels. Thank you for your kind words about ours.
Should your travels return you to Belfast Maine, I hope that you will again look to us as your hosts.
Sincerely,
Barry Asalone
General Manager
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Additional Information about Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge

Address: 159 Searsport Avenue, Route 1, Belfast, ME 04915 (Formerly Comfort Inn Ocean's Edge)
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Belfast
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Belfast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge 3*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Every room has an ocean view, and includes all the amenities you would expect plus a refrigerator and microwave in every room. 2nd and 3rd floor rooms have a balcony, while 1st floor rooms have immediate pool access and a rear door that opens on to our ten acres leading to the water. The property features an indoor heated mineral pool, hot tub and sauna, game room, guest laundry facilities. Free hot breakfast and free WIFI are included. We are connected to Ocean's Edge Restaurant for fresh seafood, steaks and pasta served in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Join us on the patio in summer for alfresco dining. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn Ocean`s Edge Hotel Belfast
Comfort Inn Belfast
Belfast Comfort Inn
Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge Belfast, Maine

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