Fitzgerald's Irish Bed & Breakfast

47 Mentor Avenue , Painesville, OH 44077 USA (Show map)


Fitzgerald's Irish Bed & Breakfast offers Irish hospitality in a unique 16-room French Tudor built in 1937. You will be charmed by its unique castle-like architecture. Very different from a hotel, Fitzgerald's Irish Bed & Breakfast was ranked fourth in the U.S. and Canada for best interior design and decor. Fitzgerald's offers four guest rooms, each with private bath. Come and admire the stirring architecture of the common areas indoors or lounge on the sun porch while enjoying the park-like yard to watch the migrating birds. Near Cleveland, Mentor and Kirtland, in Lake County. Just a short drive away are some of the most-visited trails and beaches in the Great Lakes region, along with opportunities to sail, swim, cross-country ski, golf, shop and more. Fitzgerald's Irish Bed & Breakfast is located 30 miles east of Cleveland in Painesville's historic district and is easily accessible from Route 2 or I-90. Our guests return again and again for the hospitality and fabulous breakfasts!



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Wonderful place to stay

5 on July 07, 2016

We loved this place. Even though the owners were gone on a trip, the substitutes were wonderful. Only problem was that there is no railing on part of the stairs, and as I use a cane, this was a bit of a problem.

A great find...

4.8 on June 27, 2016

Personable, accommodating and friendly innkeepers. The Mayo Room was large and comfortable.

Weekend trip to Painesville

3.6 on June 26, 2016

Very nice b&b. The hosts were gracious and Painesville was more quaint than expected.


5 on June 22, 2016

The Fitzgerald was amazing to stay and dine. They are informative as to where most things are in the area. The breakfasts were amazing and so filling. The atmosphere was relaxing and just perfect for the time spent. The room was gorgeous and very clean. The only complaint the whole weekend was it was very cold in the room but we were on the first floor. Trying to regulate the temperature was a little tricky. But I will recommend the Fitzgerald 100%. It was great!!!!

The free spirit of Ireland!

5 on June 10, 2016

extremely helpful and accommodating--superb cleanliness and delightful decor-- very knowledgeable of area--fantastic food!

A must try!

5 on June 02, 2016

The house is near the town square. Beach within 10 minutes, numerous wineries within a 20-30 minute drive. The breakfasts were huge and fabulous! Rooms clean, comfortable. Backyard is perfect for relaxing and the hosts second to none!

Anderson anniversary stay.

4.8 on June 02, 2016

Wow, what a pleasant surprise. I was looking for somewhere to stay for a 30th anniversary in Lake County. Found this place and took a chance. It exceeded both of our expectations. The owners are friendly and take care of anything you need. The home is unique and rooms spacious. The best part of the stay was the unique breakfast. I was worried because I am a picky eater but it was perfect. Could have been on the food channel! Thanks again for making me look good!

Relaxing Weekend Getaway

5 on June 02, 2016

My husband I spent our wedding anniversary at the adorable Fitzgerald's Irish Bed and Breakfast. The house has so much charm and character- it felt like we were really in Ireland. Debra and Tom were fabulous hosts and Tom's breakfasts were absolutely delicious! The location offers many activities with beach, wineries and antique shopping all within minutes. We will definitely be coming back to Fitzgerald's.

Irish Bed and Breakfast

5 on May 31, 2016

Lovely home and garden with two pet ducks! Absolutely delicious full breakfast! Our hosts couldn't have been more helpful or accomodating!

10 year anniversary

5 on May 28, 2016

My wife and I stayed here on our first wedding anniversary, and we enjoyed it so much that we swore we'd come and stay every year. However, life happens, and we finally got to go back on our tenth anniversary. This time was probably even more enjoyable than the first! We stayed in the Bushmill Room, a cozy little third floor loft with a jacuzzi and a gorgeous glass shower, the head of which hangs down and makes it feel like it's raining while your showering (AMAZING!). Tom and Debra were in Ireland during our stay, but Tom (the Innkeeper?) was professional and courteous, and gave us amazing recommendations for restaurants to eat at. Fitzgerald's is conveniently located near a lot of excellent wineries, as well as beautiful Lake Erie beaches and parks. In all it was a fantastic weekend there, well worth the price of the room, and I hope to stay there again on our next anniversary!

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Rooms & Rates

Dublin Room

Our most popular room. Features a cherry sleigh bed and matching bedroom furniture by Pennsylvania House. Also in this room is an antique desk and a reclining wingback chair. This room is large and spacious; measures 14' x 20'

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

Mayo Room

The Mayo Room measures 15' x 19' and features a beautiful 4 poster bed and a twin sleeper sofa.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

Bushmills Room

The Bushmills Room (17'x14')provides a cozy and private space on the 3rd floor all to yourselves. It has been recently renovated to include a jucuzzi tub, roman shower, microwave, refrigerator and sink. It provides the ultimate getaway hideaway!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

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Location Type

Small town


Cleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.) 40 miles

Directions to property:

Fitzgerald's Irish Bed & Breakfast is located 25 miles east of Cleveland in downtown Painesville, and is easily accessible from Route 2 or I-90. From Route 2, exit at the Route 283/535, Painesville exit. (Richmond Street). At the exit ramp light, turn left and go south 1 mile. At the Painesville Square, turn right on Mentor Avenue. Fitzgerald's Irish Bed & Breakfast is the first house on the left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Holden Arboretum, Lake Erie College, Lake Farmpark, Kirtland Morman Temple, Lake Erie beaches, wineries, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Secretarial services, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Sailing, Shopping, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:30 - 8:00 p.m
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children 13 or over
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required, however cancellation policy applies
  • Cancellations: If cancelled two weeks prior, a full refund can be expected. If cancelled within two weeks no refund, unless room is rerented.



Debra & Tom Fitzgerald

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Running, biking, and gardening.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid
Our Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid is one of our most requested recipes. A flaky croissant is wrapped around scrambled eggs and a layer of maple cured ham. Most breakfasts are also served with one of Tom's many specialty scones. You will love them!