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

Felt like home.

5 on March 08, 2017

If you want a place that feels like being in Ireland without the travel. This is the place. Tom and Debra Irish cottage feel was outstanding. The full breakfast on the weekends was wonderful. Everything was clean. We want to go back during the summer time to sit outside and enjoy the evenings on their patio. My daughter stayed here 5 years ago and said it was great, and it is. I was able to look at all the rooms and each one is charming. A safe place to stay.

A great stay ...

4.8 on March 07, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Fitzgerald's Irish B & B. Very hospitable inn keepers and a beautiful room and inn led to a great restful experience. I would highly recommend it!

Romantic and Comfy

3.8 on January 16, 2017

We were there for our honeymoon, beautiful two days, loved the room, loved breakfast and enjoyed the personal touches.

Anniversary Stay

5 on January 02, 2017

Absolutely perfect! Owners were delightful. Breakfast was delicious. The house is beautiful.

Beautiful stay

5 on December 21, 2016

Our 4th anniversary. This B&B is immaculate. The owners were a pleasure. Their pet ducks were adorable (they stay outside). The room and tub were perfect!

Charming B&B

4.8 on December 04, 2016

I stayed there for my birthday and the beds were very comfortable and the room was very elegant. I enjoyed my stay there. The breakfast was good and the service was good. I will definitely be back to stay another time.

A great find!

4.4 on November 16, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend getaway at Fitzgerald's. Our substitute hosts, Tom and Marlyn, were gracious and attentive and gave us great information about local restaurants and attractions. The Bushmills Room was beautiful, quiet, private and luxurious and just what we needed for peace and relaxation. Our fellow weekenders were a wonderful group and we enjoyed getting to know them at breakfasts. It would have been nice to have some variety in the two breakfasts we were served; however, the food was very good - especially the scones. Overall, we plan to return and look forward to more time at the beaches of Lake Erie and the wineries of northeast Ohio!

Loved It

5 on October 13, 2016

I posted a review on Trip Adviser; wonderful B&B with a clean, hospitable atmosphere. We would love to come back!


4.8 on October 01, 2016

Still having family in the Painesville area, we find ourselves back there once or twice a year. Fitzgerald's has become our "home back home". Debra and Tom are great hosts. Breakfast always starts with something delicious that Tom baked --scone or sweet roll, etc. Debra is enthusiastic and knows all the "spots" in the area for food or fun. Also have their own coffee blend from a local coffe shop -- great cuppa' in the morning. Floors creek, but that adds to the charm of the place. Rooms are big and comfortable. We'll be back again the next time we're in year for sure for our 55th high school reunion!

outstanding place and great people

5 on August 14, 2016

i enjoyed the bed and breakfast,tom and debra are great people my room was nice and comfortable and the breakfast was great

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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

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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.
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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!


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