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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 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
phuot428 Lowell, Massachusetts
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lowell, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Hillwinds Lodge was a great, simple place to stay at. We stayed to do some hiking, biking, sightseeing, etc. This lodge is just located off I-93 and a few minutes away from the Franconia Notch area and about half an hour from the Crawford Notch area. We spend our time at Franconia Notch and this place was the perfect... More

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Salem, NH
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130 reviews 130 reviews
28 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel might be a bit older and not a national chain but the owners have kept it neat and clean, just how I like a hotel. The grounds were nicely manicured and there were flower boxes all around. My husband and I planned a weekend getaway and this was our stop for night #1. We were given room #50... More

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Hillwinds_Owner, Owner at Hillwinds Lodge, responded to this review

First, I would like to thank ThatsAGiven for the wonderful review. There is just one discrepancy in the review that I would like to address. ThatsAGiven wrote "If you get a top floor there is really no place to sit right outside your room unless you come down the stairs." In fact, there are several sets of Adirondack chairs on... More

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

A great family owned hotel. The owners are kind and helpful, rooms are clean, grounds are pleasant and inviting. We were in town for a wedding at Toad Hill Farm just minutes from the hotel. Nice pool area with b'bqu grills available. We enjoyed a walk downtown during the 4th of July festivities, watched the parade from the deck or... More

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Miami, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked our room at the Hillwinds Lodge as it was the only pet friendly hotel that I could find in the Franconia area. I tried to book at a pet friendly hotel in St. Johnsbury, VT but they required a two night stay and that did not work for us. Reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, it sounded as... More

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Hillwinds_Owner, Owner at Hillwinds Lodge, responded to this review

I usually do not respond to reviews, negative or positive, as I feel that a guest is entitled to his or her opinion and I should not be contradicting a guest because of her/his opinions. However, in this case I felt that one aspect of this review should be addressed. In his review, William G said he "....encountered a creepy... More

East Windsor, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We are a repeat visitors to the lodge and it looks like they did some renovations, at least on the room we stayed in.It was downstairs pool side.The owner is always very nice and helpful. Never tried the breakfast because we go to Polly's pancake house which is a must. Rates are good specially if you use the Room Saver... More

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New York
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220 reviews 220 reviews
37 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Great price and clean place. Some of the furniture looks old but TV is pretty big and new. Very spacious. The owner is very friendly and works hard to keep the place great. Only minutes away from Littleton with better restaurant selections. Minutes away from Cannon Mountain and Franconia State Park. My only gripe is the wifi is weak but... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Address: 33 Dow Avenue, Franconia, NH 03580
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
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Hillwinds Hotel Franconia
Hillwinds Lodge Franconia, NH - White Mountains

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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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