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 room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Just what we were looking for

4.4 on October 21, 2015

We stayed only one brief night as part of an anniversary celebration, but would definitely come back again. The house is gorgeous architecturally and endlessly interesting in its decor. The room was comfortable and we loved the huge bathroom attached to the Galway. The jacuzzi tub was clean and in perfect working order. Our only complaint would be the softness of the bed because we have back issues and prefer hard mattresses. But perhaps the best part was that we had to leave by 8:30am for a conference and the hosts graciously moved breakfast up by an hour to accommodate us since we were the only ones staying in the house that night. We so appreciate anyone willing to sacrifice sleep on a Sunday morning! And the hot breakfast was well worth it - delicious and filling.

Great getaway

4.4 on August 05, 2015

What a beautiful getaway in a small town. Seems like you are far away from everything, yet 20 minutes away is downtown Cleveland. The B&B is beautiful, clean and wonderful host and hostess. We thoroughly enjoyed the lovely backyard and the pet ducks.

Best B&B around

5 on June 10, 2015

Debra and Tom were outstanding hosts!


5 on June 03, 2015

There hospitality was outstanding

Great weekend

5 on May 21, 2015

We had a fantastic weekend. The owners have done a great job decorating. Breakfast was very good. I would recommend all my friends to stay here.

The best of the best!

5 on April 15, 2015

This was the most incredible Bed & Breakfast! I surprised my husband for his birthday and he loved it too. Food was excellent. The grounds were beautiful! Even though we were close to home we felt we had a true vacation. The woodwork is beautiful! The lace curtains leave the top half of the windows open so the sun shines into the room lighting it up in a quaint way. (No glaring sun on us!) Everything you could have wanted was available. It does have a lot of steps. But for us that was not a problem. Definitely will be coming back for another stay!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! Tom has been working on improving the yard and landscaping and we just bought new patio furniture. We look forward to seeing you again and hope that you will enjoy the upgrades..

Always a great place to stay

4.6 on April 15, 2015

I have stayed here twice for business. They treat everyone with respect and put forth the extra effort to make you feel welcome and comfortable.


5 on April 08, 2015

We spent 4 nights at Fitzgerald's and it was wonderful! We were in town visiting our son and his family and it was so nice to come back to the house at the end of very busy days and relax. The Bushmill room is beautiful and comfortable. Tom and Debra are wonderful hosts and Tom makes killer scones. could not have chosen a better place to stay! We will be back.

One of my favorite B&B's

4.8 on April 06, 2015

Whenever I travel with work I try to stay at a local B&B. Fitzgerald's is definitely one of my favorites. This was my second stay with Debra & Tom. They are very friendly hosts and easy to feel comfortable around. It had been nearly a year since my first visit but they remembered me and asked about work, remembered that I liked to travel and asked if I had managed to take any new trips, and were more than happy to have breakfast out early for me so that I could get to my job site early as well. I definitely recommend this B&B for anyone traveling in Painesville!

romantic engagement

5 on March 08, 2015

We had an awesome stay

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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!