Lafayette Hotels Fireside Portland

Located in Portland, Maine, right off Interstate 95, the Fireside Inn and Suites is one of Portland Maine’s travel-friendly lodging facilities locations.  Our guests are coming to Maine mostly during the summer season so we stay very busy!  We are just minutes from a variety of local sights and attractions, from beaches to Portland Head Light, one of the country’s oldest lighthouses, to LL Bean and Portland’s historic old port area.  You can access the public bus system near the hotel to go and visit any of these attractions! We are very excited to welcome J-1 students to work for us this summer. We will provide housing and transportation to and from work. We also are going to provide a city bus pass for all of our students so that you can get to and from housing and into Portland on your days off to explore the city! There is also a "Zoom Bus" that will take passengers from South Portland down to Old Orchard Beach- we'll help you get a bus pass for that transportation, as well!  We will also provide rides down to Old Orchard Beach as part of the cultural exchange events we will plan with our hotels and students in Old Orchard Beach (20 miles away). Check out our website at : .

Reasons to Join Us:

-        Live in work in beautiful Portland, Maine!

-        Housing and transportation provided!

-        Organized cookouts, baseball games, and other events!


Housing is provided by the employer. Housing will include bunk beds, dishes, a mini fridge, microwave, and linens. The employer will also provide transportation to and from work via the company shuttle van. Housing is $70.00 per week, with a deposit of $150.00 due.  If the apartment is left in good condition, your housing deposit will be refunded.

Transportation: The employer will provide transportation to and from work via the company shuttle van. The employer will also purchase bus passes for students for work and fun.

About Portland, Maine:

Portland, Maine is a beautiful and lively city by the sea. It has a great mixture of art, music, restaurants, and outdoor adventures. Portland also is historic, quaint, and the picture perfect place to take ferries to nearby islands, or visit one of the iconic lighthouses. TripAdvisor recently named Portland one of the Top 10 Destinations. For more information about Portland, and what to do and see, visit the links below:


The weather in the summer in Portland can be hot and humid. Temperatures usually vary from mid 70s to mid and high 80 degrees Fahrenheit. You can expect some cooler and rainier days where temperatures will be varied. Make sure you bring many layers with you.

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How to Get There

The employer suggests that students who arrive at Boston Logan should take the Downeaster Amtrak Train or the Concord Coach Bus to Portland, Maine. The employer will meet you at the Portland Transportation Center. Cost of a one way bus or train ticket is on average $50.00.