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Hillwinds Lodge

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33 Dow Avenue, Franconia, NH 03580
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved the owners here, They were as welcoming as could be. The rooms are clean and quiet -a perfect secret escape for a quick get-away without the commercialism and tourist traps of a larger hotel. The hiking trails out back were a source of more excitement than we ever anticipated when we encountered a black bear right off the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just stayed one night while passing through the area. Hosts are very nice and helpful. This is not a chain, it is a smalll family run motel. Close to many attractions. Slept well very quiet. Good value.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Hillwinds for 2 nights, as a last minute sort of trip to the White Mountains on a 4 day weekend. Booking was done online, easy and quick. We booked the river view room, and, due to the later check in times, checked in early that evening after a day spent at Lost River. The staff was... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms were bigger than expected. Breakfast included is a great start for a day of adventures. Kids loved the pool. The hotel is a 10 minute drive to Franconia Notch, Littleton and other NH attractions. We will definitely come back.

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Brooklyn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been staying at Hillwinds Lodge for many years on our annual summer vacation to the White Mountains of NH. We always enjoy our stay and are very fond of the owners, Deane and Tina. Over the years, they've always made us feel more than welcome, and they do all they can to make Hillwinds our "home away from home"... More 

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Southold, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a river room, which was also on the main road. Upon entering the room we were overwhelmed by the smell of mildew. There was a dehumidifier & a portable air conditioner which were both extremely loud. The door had one lock, the dead bolt having been removed.

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at Hillwinds on our way to Boston. The motel is quaint but outside the main hub of Lincoln. If you are looking for more of a variety of things to do, you may want to stay in Lincoln. The motel was okay, WIFI was spotty. When we called the main office in the afternoon about it, we got... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

comfortable hotel that provided the basic amenities. clean. adorable garden in the front. courteous service at the front desk. continental breakfast was as expected for the price range (muffins/bagels, cereal, oatmeal, fruits). would recommend this to those who are visiting in the franconia region.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Simple, family type motel. Clean rooms, but outside definitely needs attention. We were there in late winter. Parking lot was very icy. This place is listed as 3 star by hotwire. It is more like a 2. Free wifi, free "continental" breakfast. The man at the desk on check in was very nice.

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Beacon Falls, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were in the Lincoln area to see the Ice Castles. We waited to the last moment to reserve hotel-we all know how hard travel was this past winter. Lincoln itself was very pricey for us non-skiers, took a shot here. Very pleasant experience that started with the gentleman that handled my telephone inquiry, and continued with the room itself.... More 

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