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Hillwinds Lodge

33 Dow Avenue, Franconia, NH 03580
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Franconia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, you cannot beat the price. The place is tired, very tired, but the room was clean, the bed comfortable, the bathroom decent, cable and excellent wifi. The hostess was I very accommodating about early check-in so I could drop my bags and headmoutmformthe day.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We recently stayed here while we skied at Cannon. It was very close to the slopes so that was a great advantage. We enjoyed the breakfast that was offered as a good way to start the day. Our room was basic but clean and cozy. The surrounding area looks like it would be fun to explore when it wasn't freezing... More

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West of Boston
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

The rate was great, the bed was really great, it was perfectly clean the location was solid, so who cares if the room looked dumpy? Stay here and you'll have plenty left to spend at Polly's, Garnet Hill, Cannon.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I've stayed here twice this month because I liked it so much. It got really cold both times but the rooms stayed warm and cozy. The beds are comfortable, the linens were nice--the quilt was a real quilt. The shower was good. The fridge and microwave worked well and everything was really clean. I have bad allergies--no problems at all... More

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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24 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We found this lodge via trip advisor and decided to stay one night. It was fall so the courtyard pool and volleyball was not part of our trip. In the summer it seemed like the court yard would be a nice place to hang out. The room was clean although older with a very small bath area. It worked fine... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This motel was extremely clean, warm & basic. Has no hairdrier which was annoying as every hotel these days has one so we do tend not to pack one. We stayed on the ground floor & must have had a family with young children above us who were running riot at 4am! We could hear every footstep & toilet break.... More

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Newport, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We found this lodge by using a coupon from the Hotel Coupons books you find at welcome centers as you enter each state. It was only our second time to use these coupons so we weren't sure what to expect. The lodge is set in the tiny village of Franconia along a little river/creek. River view rooms were generous sized,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Trip Advisor led me to Hillwinds, and I am so glad you did. This is one of the few affordable places in one of the most beautiful places in the USA. I did not expect an exceptionally comfortable bed, but that's what I got. Even with my arthritis, I slept pain-free. The room was clean, large, and with a great... More

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Nashua New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I've driven thru Franconia for years and always saw this little lodge on the rivers edge but never stayed there. This was my first time with my boyfriend who has never stayed up in northern NH before and we were there for the perfect foliage weekend motorcycle ride. The couple that owns it is very friendly, helpful and it has... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed at this property in September while attending the New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival in Lincoln N.H. (20 min.drive). Great hospitality from owners. We had a nice river view room with a king bed covered by a beautiful duvet.Convenient fridge and microwave in the room. No hairdryers in room. Nice breakfast in room overlooking the river. We would... More

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Also Known As:
Hillwinds Hotel Franconia
Hillwinds Hotel
Hillwinds Lodge Franconia, NH - White Mountains
Address: 33 Dow Avenue, Franconia, NH 03580
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Franconia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A traditional New England family-owned and operated motel featuring clean, comfortable, affordable and friendly lodging in the White Mountain region of New Hampshire. Located on the banks of the tranquil Gale River, Hillwinds is located near all major seasonal attractions and is only three miles from Cannon Mountain and the Franconia Notch State Park, home of the Flume Gorge and great hilking opportunities. Rates include complimentary continental breakfast, in-room coffee and fridge, free wi-fi, and guest computer and lending library. ... more   less 
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