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Gale River Motel and Cottages

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1 Main St, Exit 38 of I-93 to Rte 18 North 1/2 mile, Franconia, NH 03580
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Gale River Motel and Cottages
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Franconia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Weston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here in Sept 2014. Everything was very clean and worked. Easy access and parking. Owner was very friendly and helpful, and his recommendations on local restaurants was spot on. If you want a good place to stay at very good rates, this is it.

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Kenora, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This motel is ideally situated at the northwestern tip of the White Mountains and provides easy access to all of its many attractions! We were warmly greeted by its owner (Kevin) who provided us with suggestions as to where to go, how to get there and information about each attraction. He even warned us about certain routes that would be... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family - myself, husband and 3 boys - stayed in the Executive Cabin. Wonderfully comfortable and clean lodging, and the owner knew just how to handle 3 tired and cranky boys after a day in the car! Pool and hot tub were a hit, comfortable seating outside on the deck, convenient BBQ grill. What a wonderful way to escape... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great for a family vacation in northern New Hampshire. We rented the smallest of two cottages for 5 nights, and it was perfect for us (2 adults + 2 kids aged 6 and 3). A quiet and beautiful site (with pool and spa) in close proximity of many interesting attractions. Service was perfect, with the owner being... More

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with the TripAdvisor.com community. We appreciate your taking the time to share your comments and let the many others that use this site how warmly you were welcomed and how well we served you during your stay...hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again should your travels ever bring you our way. More

Littleton, New Hampshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in one of the cottages at the Gale River Motel. We chose to spend our wedding night there as it was close to home. It was incredibly easy to make a reservation and Kevin was fantastic, friendly and responsive to any questions or concerns I had. I wished we could have stayed longer! The cottage... More

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Congratulations again on finding the love or each other's life...and thank you for spending the first night of life together at the Gale River Motel...we like to create memories at the GRM and am humbled to have helped share in making your special day together the much more memorable. Best wishes together and we hope you enjoy many more wonderful... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great one night stay. Kevin is prepared to help with any questions you may have and his restaurant recommendation was great. The view from the room and hot tub\pool are beautiful and the whole experience was relaxing. Hope to be back again next year and stay for a couple days this time Thanks kevin!

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and energy to write a review. Your comments are much appreciated and are incredibly valuable towards impressing upon future guests who use TripAdvisor how enjoyable your experience was while vacationing at the Gale River Motel. Hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. More

Ft. Lauderdale
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I loved our stay at the Gale River. The motel is quaint, the views from the front porch were amazing and Kevin (who runs the joint) was by far the best host I've had the pleasure of meeting. The room was perfectly clean, the beds were comfortable and Kevin doubles as a travel agent and local area... More

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and high praise. I shared the review with the housekeeping staff who also express their thanks for the recognizing their efforts in preparing your room for your arrival and taking care of you during your visit. I am personally humbled by your taking the time to comment on the personal attention that I try to... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed at the Gale River Motel for a couple of days in late July, but we would have loved it to be more! Kevin is a gracious, thoughtful host who runs an immaculate motel. He had great suggestions for area attractions and restaurants. My daughters loved the pool and also the swingset/playground area; in fact, out of our two... More

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My father and I arrived to freshly baked cookies and a wonderfully caring and friendly owner. Our room was immaculate and ready for us as soon as we arrived. The owner, Kevin, had lots of great suggestions for things to do, places to eat, and provided us with directions for all. The pool and grounds were just as well maintained... More

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind and thoughtful comments. It was a particular pleasure to have enjoyed the conversation with your father about how he and you re-united after so many years. It was a wonderful story and one that I will remember fondly. Thrilled that you enjoyed your brief visit at the Gale River and will be... More

Northampton, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Close to many hiking Mountains. Clean, comfortable, easy & fun to be here. The Owner is terrific, helpful, and has a fresh batch of cookies when you arrive. The pool and grounds are great too. This motel is eco friendly and pet-friendly. This is easily the one of the best bargains in this area. I've stayed many other hotels, but... More

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Additional Information about Gale River Motel and Cottages

Address: 1 Main St, Exit 38 of I-93 to Rte 18 North 1/2 mile, Franconia, NH 03580
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
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Also Known As:
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Gale River Hotel
Gale River Motel And Cottages Franconia, NH - White Mountains

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