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Fitzgerald's Irish Bed & Breakfast

47 Mentor Avenue , Painesville, OH 44077 USA (Show map)
195 Reviews
$105 - $165
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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. 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. 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.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.4

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Wedding stay

5 on November 10, 2014

I used 3 of the 4 rooms at Fitzgeralds for me and my family to attend my son's wedding so I got to take over the place and it was perfect.


5 on October 31, 2014

Wonderful B&B!

Quiet getaway

4.6 on October 12, 2014

This is a great place to stay for a quiet weekend getaway. It is close to the wineries (Your Vine or Mine is within walking distance- great desserts!). The house has a lot of character. I felt like I was on a trip in Ireland. The pet ducks that roam the back yard are awesome. Very friendly staff, unique rooms, amazing breakfast, all at an affordable price. The bed was very comfortable. The rooms and linens were very clean. This place really raises the bar for bed and breakfasts. I can't wait to stay at Fitzgerald's again. I would recommend this place to everyone.


5 on October 11, 2014

My wife and I have been married for 16 years and ONLY stay at B&B's. This, by far, was EXTRODINARY!!!!! The home was beyond beautiful. It was literally like stepping into the pages of Grimm fairy tale. The breakfasts were amazing and the committment to detail is second to none. We visited Cleveland for three days and felt it was well worth the 30 minute drive back and forth just to have this experience.

a MUST Experience

5 on October 03, 2014

my first time using a B&B, wow who knew it could be so pleasant. the owners were helpful, friendly, kind, and FUN". they made us feel at home right away. the outside was of the home was refreshing who knew "DUCKS" the entire property was spotless. food to die for ( I think someone is a chef ). I could write for hours about this place but I hate typing. so I encourage every one to stay at my new found little Ireland. you won't be disappointed. oh I almost forgot the charm above the door threshold was heart warming.

A little Irish getaway

4.8 on October 01, 2014

A hidden gem in the city with a beautiful backyard and comfy rooms

Highly recommend

4.4 on September 30, 2014

The area is nice. Easy walking to the square (park) and a few dining places. The owners take good care of you.

Ireland thru and thru...

4.6 on September 24, 2014

We recently visited wine country in northern Ohio and found Fitzgerald's B & B on the internet. We couldn't have been more pleased. The Irish music, the beautiful home with so many Irish "touches," and the hospitality of Debra and Tom, made our stay extremely comfortable. The bedrooms were huge and cozy at the same time. Waddles and Wiggles (ducks) were so cute. Every evening, our party of four, sat outside on the patio with glasses of wine. We'll definitely be back!

Weekend Stay

3.6 on September 17, 2014

We stayed two nights in the Galway room which is an updated, modern, spacious room on 1st floor. Innkeepers were very accomodating and courteous, especially Debra who was happy and smiling every time we saw her which tells us she really loves what she is doing. Loved the jacuzzi tub and the bed was quite comfortable. Breakfast was served by Debra in the dining room in 3 courses along with the other guests at one table and was different each day which was a bonus. My wife thought the breakfast combo was too sweet on the 2nd day but I enjoyed them both. The coffee could be better but then again we are dark roast drinkers. Debra also suggested a wonderful seafood place for dinner which exceeded our expectations so thanks for that! I like the fact you can come and go as you please with a room key as well as a key to the rear entrance but it would be nice if all the guests could manage to find their way back to the inn by 10pm or if arriving later be quiet and considerate of other guests. We were on the first floor and had no issues on the first night so it was great. However, on the second night a new couple had checked in above us didn't come back to the inn until 11:15 and they proceeded to walk around above us for a full hour! I honestly don't know why its necessary to walk around that much when its almost midnight except for the fact they didn't really care about anybody else except themselves. Since this is an older home, the floor creaks with every footstep so that was really annoying when you're trying to sleep as well as water running and flushing toilets, etc. I understand this is the risk you take when you stay on the bottom floor and I've had similar situations occur at other hotels so it was just unfortunate circumstances. Overall we had a great time and we would definately consider staying again. Beautiful B&B, just beware of the courtesy of the guests above you.

Pleased on trip to Ireland

4.8 on September 03, 2014

Very enjoyable stay, the Fitzgerald's made us feel like friends and family.

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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

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

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

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, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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!



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

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