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Gilcrest Cottages and Motel

2378 U.S. Rte 3, Thornton, NH 03285
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Gilcrest Cottages and Motel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Missoula, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an extremely clean and cozy place, and the owners are amazing. I look for an excuse to stay here whenever I am in New Hampshire. The cabins have everything you need, and there are good options for meals nearby.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group has been going to the Gilcrest for 12 years for the annual Laconia motorcycle rally...By this time the owners feel like family.We take over the whole complex for 4 days and we cannot believe how much effort Julie and Gary (the owners) put in to make us feel welcome.The cottages and motel are always in the best condition,... More

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you to our "Laconia Crew" for all the words of praise. We are so fortunate to have "customer/friends" who have become family like all of you. We learned early on to embrace motorcyclists here at Gilcrest. Whether you are coming for Laconia Bike Week, travelling with friends by bike, or just in need of some time away to ride,... More

Goodyear, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we planned our trip to New England this past winter, I made it very clear to my wife and daughter we would be spending at least one night at the Gilcrest. You see, my family started spending summer vacations there in the 1960's. My wife and I and 22 relatives spent my honeymoon there in 1983. It had been... More

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Robin for taking time to return to a place that held so many wonderful memories for you. We are honored to continue providing the service and quality that an establishment from the "retro era" provided many years ago. We hope that there will be another trip to New England in your future and that you will once again... More

Albany, Ny
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Felt very welcomed when I arrived owners very personable, the room was very pleasant, only complaint is that there was no complimentary shampoo. Would definitely recommend staying at the Gilcrest Cottages

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Gilcrest. We appreciate suggestions. We know people often travel light, especially if traveling by motorcycle, and make every effort to supply something you need or forgot. Our amenities are fewer than the larger chain establishments but we try very hard to provide you with a clean, relaxing and quaint experience. More

warwick, ri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My husband and I, with friends, recently stayed at the Gilchrist Cottages in Thornton, NH, and were pleasantly surprised by the warmth and comfort of our cottage. I believe we stayed in the Lafayette and it accommodated the four of us nicely. Thornton is located near the lakes region and a hour or so away from North Conway so the... More

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

We always appreciate the time a customer takes to review our lodging establishment. Your review helps others who have never experienced Gilcrest and our amazing area in making their lodging decision. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Esperance, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

These cottages came recommended to us. We were warmly greeted by our hosts who made sure to let us know all we needed about the area. Our cottage was extremely clean and had an adorable rustic charm. We enjoyed the fire place as well which gave our cottage a homey feeling. Would definitely stay again when we revisit the area.

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you taking time to review our property. Quaint, clean and cozy is often used to describe our facility. We enjoy reading reviews and learn how to be even better from them. We love having new customers return. More

Pittsfield
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Return visit. As always, we were welcomed with smiles and a wagging tail of the other greeter. Rooms are so comfortable with personal touches; photos of local areas and a beautiful quilt. The fireplace completes the ambience. The view outside our window looked like a postcard with the snow.

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

It is so meaningful to us when our customers take the time to write a review of Gilcrest. We do hope you will be able to visit again soon as that postcard view from your room is always changing. Thank you so much-looking forward to your next visit. More

Medfield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I really can't say enough about Julie and Gary and the Gilcrest. It just gets better everytime we stay there. The rooms are super clean and fresh and the fireplace in the room is an extra special touch. We usually stay in connection with a ski trip, but this time it was a combined ski and Birthday (my wife's) weekend.... More

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Gilcrest. It is so nice to see our returning customers come to celebrate something special. We love adding a special touch to any occasion you are celebrating. We look forward to seeing you again. More

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I wanted to go skiing in New Hampshire, and was torn where I should stay and where I would ski. After seeing some great reviews I got a motel at Gilcrest, which was 20 minutes from three different mountains. I mostly skied at Cannon Mountain and was very happy. Plus we got 10 inches of snow while we were there... More

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

We really appreciate that you took time to review your stay and are happy to hear you had a good time. Being located close to Cannon, Loon and Waterville Valley offers customers like you flexibility to choose where you want to ski. We hope to see you again soon. More

West Warwick, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We have been staying at gilcrest cottages for the past three years. Julie and Gary are very friendly. The cottages are very quaint, everything is exceptionally clean and the rates are reasonable. The location is great, within driving distance of many attractions. Location is great...right on the pemi River. The cottages and motel rooms have all been redone since the... More

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review about Gilcrest and for your kind words. We always enjoy seeing our returning clientele and look forward to meeting new customers in the future. Looking forward to the "next time". More

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Additional Information about Gilcrest Cottages and Motel

Address: 2378 U.S. Rte 3, Thornton, NH 03285
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Thornton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A nostalgic escape from everyday living, our "Storybook Cottages and Motel" are close to White Mountain attractions, skiing, and snowmobiling, Gilcrest offers one and two bedroom cottages, and a small eight unit motel often referred to as "connected cottages." Fireplaces, kitchenettes, units have refrigerators and microwaves. Outdoor pool, horseshoes, play area. ... more   less 
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