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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of the many motor lodge type motels we've stayed at, Hillwinds is definitely the nicest. The room was clean with an updated bathroom. The exterior was well maintained and nestled right next to a nice little river. The pool was clean and there were some fun games such as badminton and corn hole. The room rate was very reasonable. We... More

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South Salem, New York
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3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stay . Affordable,Quiet ,Clean,Comfortable. Beautiful location on the Gale River. River side rooms offer beautiful views of the Gale River. Pet friendly. We had our little Buddy with us so we stayed Poolside . All rooms have AC,TV's ,Microwaves,Coffe makers, Fridges and porches to sit out on and enjoy the view . Beautiful ( heated ) outdoor... More

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South Salem, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so good to be able to come back here Again. We have stayed here every summer for over 10 years . The hosts Tina and Deane are the best. They will go out of there way to help make your stay enjoyable. The location could not be any nicer . It sits right on the banks of the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here while doing a tour a road trip through New England and only stayed here one night. Front desk woman was extremely helpful and answered all of my questions and provided some helpful tips on what was around the lodge. We ended up driving to Littleton for dinner, just a quick 10 min drive away. Check in was easy... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because it is not directly in Lincoln or Woodstock, Hillwinds is a little less expensive than other motels in the area. The rooms, ground, and pool are immaculate, the wifi signal is decent. They also offer free long-distance calling in North America, which was great as I didn't have cel reception. There are some trails behind the motel if you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our stay! We only had two full days to explore so this was a perfect location to see the beauty of the White Mountains. Flume Gorge, Mt. Washington, Franconia Notch State Park and much more! Thank you to our hosts!

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Annapolis, Maryland
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at Hillwinds Lodge, and had a very good experience there. The service was excellent, the room quiet, facing a picturesque river, flowers, humming birds, even seeing a small bear were all part of the experience. Free wifi in the room, but turned spotty during a thunderstorm. Good breakfast served in a common room. Not many choices... More

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Montreal, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spend one night , we get a room in the "front swiming pool bulding". It was exactly what we where looking for. Room simple, well equiped (TV, hangers, lungages holder, bathroom). The swiming pool is very nice (they cover it in the night), not too cold, quite deep, towell supplied. The breakfast is a continental one, with disposable tableware,... More

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14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A very nice little place. The desk person was friendly and welcoming. We had a pool side room and sat out at a picnic table to enjoy a glass of wine. The only complaint I would have is the late start (8 am) to breakfast.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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Address: 33 Dow Avenue, Franconia, NH 03580
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
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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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