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Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
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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 The room was clean but slightly outdated.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.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the first floor overlooking the bay, close to the front lobby.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this reviewResponded 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,
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Reviewed October 29, 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
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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this reviewResponded 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.
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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
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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this reviewResponded 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.
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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.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this reviewResponded 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.
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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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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this reviewResponded 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.
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Comfort Inn Ocean's Edge! The staff was friendly and helpful, bedding was clean and comfy, rooms were cozy with great views of Penobscot Bay. The lobby breakfast was typical, however, the hotel's on-site restaurant was OUTSTANDING! I had stuffed haddock, and it was magnificent! Another night I had the lobster turnover, again, a wonderful meal! By all means, do yourself a favor and eat at the restaurant.

Room Tip: We requested the top floor to avoid hearing any footsteps overhead.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Barry_Asalone, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

Thank you for staying with us all the way from Texas. And thanks for the nice review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and commented about the comfort of the rooms, the staff and the outstanding restaurant. It is sometimes difficult to get people to try a "hotel restaurant", but we bill ourselves as not being a typical hotel restaurant. I was pleased to read that you tried it and enjoyed it so much.
If your future plans bring you up this way, we would be happy to again be at your service.
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Additional Information about Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean's Edge

Address: 159 Searsport Ave, Route 1, Belfast, ME 04915-7100 (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:
#1 Green Hotel in Belfast
#3 Family Hotel in Belfast
#3 Romantic Hotel in Belfast
Price Range: $117 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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