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“Fatastic place to spend vacation” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Canandaigua, New York
1 review
“Fatastic place to spend vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

This is our third time staying here and it just gets better. The people you employ are fantastic. They are friendly, helpful and just great to be around. Breakfast is always ready early and never late. Our rooms are clean and the beds are fantastic. I always sleep like a baby. This is truly a great way to spend time to recover, regroup and relax. Thanks so much.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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, August 4, 2011
Thank you for coming back tree times and writing about your stay at the Comfort Inn Ocean's Edge. I am pleased that you found the staff friendly and efficient and the facilities clean and comfortable. We continue to reinvest in the facility in both repairs and upgrades. And I am fortunate to work with people who really care about our guests' experiences. I hope that, should your travels bring you back to Belfast, you will allow us to serve as your host.

Sincerely,
Barry Asalone
General Manager
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  • 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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Murcia, Spain
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
70 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

Stayed for one night on our first tour of Massachusetts and Maine. A large Comfort Inn with good-sized rooms with great views around the bay towards Belfast itself.

Oddly the receptionist did not mention their own restaurant when we asked about somewhere to dine at checkin. Luckily we spotted it within the hotel before we got out the car to look for the restaurant suggested! Our dinner was good if of far too huge proportions.

Breakfast was pretty standard fayre on plastic plates etc but was well organised.

Very conveniently located down the road from Belfast, ME. Well recommended for a stopover or centre for a couple of days while touring.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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, August 4, 2011
Thank you for writing, detailing your stay at the Comfort Inn Ocean's Edge. I am pleased that you found the staff friendly and efficient and the facilities clean and comfortable. We continue to reinvest in the facility in both repairs and upgrades. And I am fortunate to work with people who really care about our guests' experiences. I hope that, should your travels bring you back to the Unites States and Belfast, you will allow us to serve as your host.

Sincerely,
Barry Asalone
General Manager
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Burlington, Vermont
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

This hotel has outstanding views across Penobscot Bay, a vast lawn sloping down to the water and rocky beach, a surprisingly good restaurant with exceptionally friendly staff, a decent (and free) breakfast with plenty of room to sit, and courteous hotelkeepers. The large top floor rooms with bedroom on the corridor side and a sitting room on the bay side are very nice, fitted up with kitchenette, silverware, dishes, coffee maker, fridge, toaster and sink. Beds are firm, but okay.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, August 4, 2011
Thank you for writing, detailing your stay at the Comfort Inn Ocean's Edge. I am pleased that you found the staff friendly and efficient and the facilities clean and comfortable. We strive not to be a typical hotel. We continue to reinvest in the facility in both repairs and upgrades. And I am fortunate to work with people who really care about our guests' experiences. I hope that, should your travels bring you back to Belfast, you will allow us to serve as your host.

Sincerely,
Barry Asalone
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Wayland MA
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

I travel for business often. When I head to the Maine Coast, I plan my trip put to allow myself a night here. The staff, esp. George, is very friendly and helpful. There are usually cookies by the front desk. Most of the room have a small balcony and the views are incredible. Downtown Belfast is quite charming. The on premises restaurant is very good and serves better and more varied items than your typical hotel restaurant. They even had some micro-brews on tap. Breakfast is typical for a Comfort Inn, but you will find many very friendly travelers even in the off season. The location is convenient to day trips both north to Bar Harbor and south to Camden.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 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, August 4, 2011
Thank you for writing, detailing your stay at the Comfort Inn Ocean's Edge. I am pleased that you found the staff friendly and efficient and the facilities clean and comfortable. We continue to reinvest in the facility in both repairs and upgrades. And I am fortunate to work with people who really care about our guests' experiences. I hope that, should your travels bring you back to Belfast, you will allow us to serve as your host.

Sincerely,
Barry Asalone
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

The service was excellent here. The front desk was very helpful and even helped track down an item we left behind a week after our stay. During breakfast there was someone constantly refilling, cleaning, and keeping everything in order. The breakfast was just ok with the exception of the make-your-own waffles, which were very good. The view from our room was of beautiful Penobscot Bay.

The room itself while roomy, could use an update. The carpet was well worn and made me question the cleanliness. The sofa-bed was so worn it looked dirty to me. The bathroom appeared to be clean, however, and the bed was comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sparkleberry52, Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this review, August 24, 2010
Thank you for your comments. We strive at all times to provide clean, fresh accommodations and excellent service at a reasonable price. I'm glad that you found the service to be excellent. That is why we are proud that we have received awards for hospitality for five out of the last six years.

I agree with you that we left the carpet in longer than we should. We now have carpet on order and will be replacing it this fall when we can do it without disrupting guests. I'm sorry that it wasn't already replaced when you arrived.
We hope to see you next year so you can bury your toes in new carpet..
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Randolph, N J
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

Great staff! Frances, the night keeper is wonderful, friendly and very welcoming...especially after an 8 hour drive and arriving around midnight! The day managers are equally friendly and helpful with travel & activity advise.

The breakfast is very nice and Nancy, who works very hard to make everything clean and pleasant, made it that much nicer.

The beds are comfy and the staff keeps the rooms clean and neat.

The view looking out on the bay is beautiful and the hotel is nicely located making it easy to get into the town of Belfast for sightseeing and activities.

I would definitely stay at the Comfort Inn again.

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 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, August 4, 2011
Thank you for writing, detailing your stay at the Comfort Inn Ocean's Edge. I am pleased that you found the staff friendly and efficient and the facilities clean and comfortable. We continue to reinvest in the facility in both repairs and upgrades. And I am fortunate to work with people who really care about our guests' experiences. I am glad that you will be returning to us.
Sincerely,
Barry Asalone
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New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

The hotel is standard in most ways with the exception of the view from the rooms (all of them), which is outstanding as the hotel faces a large park-like area leading down to Belfast Bay. There is also a nice indoor pool. The staff is friendly. Breakfast was nothing special, but we enjoyed eating outside on the terrace.

The restaurant in the hotel has the same fantastic view as the rooms and very friendly service. The food was not bad.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this review, August 4, 2011
Thank you for writing, detailing your stay at the Comfort Inn Ocean's Edge. I am pleased that you found the staff friendly and efficient and the facilities clean and comfortable. We continue to reinvest in the facility in both repairs and upgrades. And I am fortunate to work with people who really care about our guests' experiences. We have since upgraded the breakfast and added several items, including scrambled eggs and sausage. I hope that, should your travels bring you back to Belfast, you will allow us to serve as your host.

Sincerely,
Barry Asalone
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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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