$99 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 2, 2015 Check-out: Jan 3, 2015

Fireside Inn and Suites Portland

3 stars
81 Riverside Street, Portland, ME 04103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
68 reviews
Great Place to stay

Check in smooth, quick, and friendly. Rooms clean and spotless. Pool was nice and warm. Room... See full review

  • Dominic7
  • Jul 9, 2014
Pleasant stay on edge of Portland

The Fireside Inn and suites has comfortable rooms, two nice pools, and a restaurant on site. We... See full review

  • Septuagenarian
  • Aug 19, 2014
Family-friendly hotel with two bright pools

Five miles from downtown Portland, Fireside Inn and Suites Portland offers reasonable rates on comfortable rooms with courtyard views. True to the name, a stone fireplace adds warmth to the lobby. Guests find value throughout the hotel, from a free express continental breakfast daily and free Wi-Fi to an airport shuttle and two pools. Family-friendly Zackery's restaurant serves mouth-watering varieties of interantional cuisines and regional specialties. Business guests appreciate the variety of options for hosting meetings, conferences and special events.

Highlights

  • Free wireless Internet access
  • Heated indoor pool within an airy, bright atrium and a garden courtyard with a heated outdoor pool
  • Fitness center with Jacuzzi and sauna
  • Restaurant offers breakfast and dinner with happy hour and evening entertainment in the lounge
  • Courtesy airport shuttle

Rooms

Country-comfortable rooms offer expansive garden courtyard views at Fireside Inn and Suites Portland. After an evening around town or listening to live music in Zachary's lounge, relax in a basic room that fits most budgets. Choose one king size bed or two double beds in rooms that include a work desk and complimentary wireless Internet access. Ask about pet-friendly accommodations.

Features

As part of its warm hospitality, Fireside Inn and Suites Portland offers complimentary coffee and whoopie pies in the lobby each afternoon. Families find plenty to do with both an indoor and outdoor pool and a short drive to museums, shopping, beaches and cruises to coastal islands and lighthouses. Directly off I-95, the hotel makes it easy to come and go ample free parking. Day trips include the Freeport outlet shops or jaunt inland to the Maine mountains and lakes region. Head back to the Fireside Inn for live music entertainment in Zackery's Lounge with Sundays reserved for the big games on TV.

Transportation

  • Portland International Jetport (4.5 mi/7.2 km)
  • Free shuttle service to the airport

Attractions

  • Portland Museum of Art (4.3 mi/7 km)
  • Old Port historic downtown waterfront district (4.3 mi/6.9 km)
  • Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine (4.4 mi/7 km)
  • Victoria Mansion (4.5 mi/7.2 km)
  • Cumberland County Civic Center (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Maine Mall (5 mi/8 km)
  • Casco Bay Lines ferry (5.2 mi/8.4 km)
  • Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse (7.7 mi/12.4 km)
  • Crescent Beach State Park (11.3 mi/18.2 km)

Business

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Business center in lobby
  • Expanded meeting and event space can accommodate groups ranging from 10 to 370 guests
  • Extensive audio-visual services

Recommendations for you

Customers who viewed Fireside Inn and Suites Portland also booked these hotels.

Reviewer score 3.6 out of 5
Reviewer score 3.5 out of 5
Reviewer score 4.5 out of 5

Fireside Inn and Suites Portland Rooms

One King Pool View
This one king bed, pool view, non smoking room will hold up to 3 people with rollaway. This room includes coffee maker, microwave, mini frig, wireless high speed internet, air conditioning, cable tv, self controlled temp, remote control tv, phone, clock radio, smoke alarm, hair dryer, bathtub, and shower.
Two Double Bed Pool View
This two double bed, pool view, non smoking room will hold up to 5 people with rollaway. This room includes coffee maker, microwave, mini frig, wireless high speed internet, air conditioning, cable tv, self controlled temp, remote control tv, phone, clock radio, smoke alarm, hair dryer, bathtub, and shower.
One King Bed
This one king bed, non smoking room will hold up to 3 people with rollaway. This room includes coffee maker, wireless high speed internet, air conditioning, cable tv, self controlled temp, remote control tv, phone, clock radio, smoke alarm, hair dryer, bathtub, and shower.
Two Double Beds
This two double bed, non smoking room will hold up to 5 people with rollaway. This room includes coffee maker, wireless high speed internet, air conditioning, cable tv, self controlled temp, remote control tv, phone, clock radio, smoke alarm,iron, ironing board, hair dryer, bathtub, and shower.

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant

Nearby points of interest

  • Cumberland County Civic Center: 3.9 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Total of 6 meeting rooms with a total sq footage of 5816.

Dining

Breakfast
Complimentary Continental Breakfast served daily form 6am until 10am.
Zackery's Fireside Restaurant
Zackery is our on site restaurant. Dinner served nightly from 5pm until 9pm. Winter hours may vary
Panera Bread
Located nearby serving breakfast and lunch
Pizza Hut
Located nearby
Ruby Tuesday
Serving lunch and dinner located nearby
Dennys
Located nearby serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
Friendlys
Located nearby serving breakfast, lunch and dinner

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Back to menu Return to top

Guest Reviews (68)

Ratings and reviews for Fireside Inn and Suites Portland

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
68 out of 68
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3.7

85% would recommend to a friend.

Sort by:
Review of Fireside Inn and Suites Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Julie61811
Business
Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 19, 2014

Okay but nothing special

Good place for a quick overnight, nothing special and the breakfast was pretty lame. Live music on Friday night in the bar was cool. Worst pillows ever. Not that great for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Fireside Inn and Suites Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Waldo2
Business
Richmond, KY
Oct 16, 2014

Great Service, but the room ?

The lobby area and the service from the staff was really good. The airport shuttle was an excellent benefit as we were able to turn our car in early the night before and rely on the shuttle for our transportation. The hotel staff was very helpful in suggesting this service. The downside to the hotel was the condition of the room and the back entrance area. Paint was peeling and it just gave a run down atmosphere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

The airport shuttle was a very good service.

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Fireside Inn and Suites Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dominic7
Business
Old town, Mane
Oct 7, 2014

Low expectation

My wife.and use to love staying here but the front reception staff who use to be extremely courtesy and professional must have left because the staff now are rude and inpatient. Rooms are nice enough and on occasion you can find something underneath the bed from prior quest. At first you will see the k cup machine and smile but beware they have never been cleaned and the coffee tastes like toilet water.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

If you have some extra money head to PTs for some great adult fun

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Fireside Inn and Suites Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gourmet Pigs
Business
Boston, MA
Sep 22, 2014

Good value, but smells of cigarette

Hotel's a good value with a big swimming pool, but out nonsmoking room reeks of cigarette smoke.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Fireside Inn and Suites Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ollie's Grammy
Business
North Grafton
Sep 15, 2014

Fireside Inn

Nice enough place - a little pricey for this type of hotel and the area - backs up to a toll booth for the entrance to route 95 and not a good area (safety wise) to walk anywhere. But room was clean and comfy - didn't use the pools but they looked clean and kept up. Spent most of our time in downtown Portland and the drive was close and lots to see and do in Portland and this hotel, while I thought it a bit pricey was less than the downtown hotels. We found great shops and brew pubs and restaurants - we did the tour of the Allagash Brewery nearby and it was really great with generous "tastings" and it's free. And we've been to several Brewery Tours we're we've payed decent money and this tour for free was way better and way more informative. We also visited the local Big Moose Harley Davidson and they had a great selection of clothes and gifty things for the biker in your family. Didn't try the restaurant at the hotel, just the lounge, and they were out of a lot of stuff - a few people were miffed about that. Bartender also had a bit of an attitude although far from the worse I've run into - rest of the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. My husband says he'd stay again but I'm still a little put off with the cost for that location but maybe I'm just too hard to please !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Downtown Portland has some neat restaurants and brew pubs and lots of shops and lots of places to wander about and enjoy the weather down by the water area !!

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Fireside Inn and Suites Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Septuagenarian
Business
Washington, D.C.
Aug 19, 2014

Pleasant stay on edge of Portland

The Fireside Inn and suites has comfortable rooms, two nice pools, and a restaurant on site. We enjoyed our stay and got into town quickly - about 20 minutes- for sightseeing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

In you don't wish a large plate of fries with your entree, the restaurant will be happy to make substitutions.

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Fireside Inn and Suites Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Happy traveler 79
Business
Maine
Aug 2, 2014

Excellent getaway spot!

The hotel staff were very helpful. The room was very clean and we even got one on ground level.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

It's a short drive to the old port.

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Fireside Inn and Suites Portland

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dominic7
Business
Maine
Jul 9, 2014

Great Place to stay

Check in smooth, quick, and friendly. Rooms clean and spotless. Pool was nice and warm. Room service no so good food arrived cold. Check out quick and painless. Overall this is a great place to stay staff are friendly and your room is clean no need for a black light to discover if you are at a crime scene.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

PTs is right down the road if your looking for an evening of fun.

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Fireside Inn and Suites Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dominic7
Business
Maine
Jun 30, 2014

A Great Place to Stay

Reception staff very kind and courtesy. Was great by a guy named Dan and he went out of his way to be helpfiul and ciourtesy. The rooms are extremely clean know need to lay down the rubber sheets. The only thing I wouldn't recommend is the hotel restaurant sub par at best.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

PT's is right down the road if your looking for good adult fun.

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Fireside Inn and Suites Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
altheunusual
Business
NY
Nov 18, 2013

NIce hotel

Two guys traveling for work. Check-in was smooth and simple. Room was large,beds were comfortable, pillows were thin. Wi-fi was average. My companion enjoyed breakfast. Location was ideal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Dennys nearby, 24 hr gas very close

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Back to menu Return to top