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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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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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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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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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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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Amherst, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Booked 3 nights for a mid-week ski trip. Franconia a good 'base' for places like Jay Peak, VT, Bretton Woods, NH and, of course, Cannon. Decided to try Hillwinds because of good TripAdvisor reviews, and was not disappointed. Very inexpensive (~ $60/night + tax), very clean, spacious rooms, with in-room coffee, fridge, microwave. Quaint location - across river on a... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stayed here for one night on our way to see the ice castles in Lincoln. The room was super clean, if a little dated in its decor. We had a queen room - it was comfortable for us as a family with an infant and a 3 year old, and it was priced right!

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Milford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My girlfriend and I visited this motel in January. The location is really nice especially if you plan on hiking in the White Mtns or going to ski at Cannon Mountain (we did both). The rooms are cozy and warm. The staff is helpful and friendly. The continental breakfast was well stocked but simple. The breakfast seriving area overlooks the... More 

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London, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Three stars is good, not just average. The Hillwinds is clean, with good-sized rooms, a little basic but not in any uncomfortable way, and right on the edge of a wood so that you wake to clean pine smells. Good-natured proprietors. The breakfast is the standard motel buffet - the word basic springs to mind again - but the breakfast... More 

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Orange
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Could not believe how I just happened to come upon this Lodge.I actually thought it would be booked since everything else was since the Highland Games we going on at the time we were attending the event also.But was fortunate enough to get a room and non smoking too. I tried to go throught trip advisor but for some strange... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The room is quite big for a motel. Big and firm bed. Microwave and fridge, both working (I used both). Owners are very friendly. The breakfast is a bit too plain. A little more variety would help a lot when you stay more than 1 night. WiFi is very weak.

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