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Hillwinds Lodge

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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Bartow, Florida, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For my first trip to New England to see the Fall leaves, I could not have chosen a more pleasant place to stay! Lovely setting in the valley, alongside the gently rushing river, with views of the White Mountains.... totally relaxing atmosphere.. but free wifi, generous breakfast, inviting lodge and wonderful management and service! I will definitely go back!

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lodge definitely has some charm and is right in the center of quaint Franconia. There's a fire pit, lawn games, and a pool which unfortunately was not open during our stay. The owners were friendly and helpful and the rooms were a good size and had everything you needed. The place itself is a little on the old side... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stayed in two rooms on the second floor (not the main building). The rooms smelled bad when we first opened the doors. Perhaps they used to be smoking rooms and the smell is still there. The rooms are nicely furnished although some of the pieces have seen better days The air conditioners in both rooms were terrible! Noisy to... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I was staying here on Oct 4th for 1 night, the room is spacious and clean. The morning continental breakfast is good and fresh. We like the stay and will definitely stay here for the next fall foliage in white mountains.

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Stayed here October 1st. And would stay again when in area. Quaint, nostalgic lodge overlooking creek. Huge, clean room with comfortable bed. Quiet night's sleep in tranquil setting. Very welcoming hosts. Adequate continental breakfast provided. Refreshing change from the chain hotels. Met all of our needs and expectations. Reasonably priced. Plus, owner provided us a super recommendation for dinner where... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My wife enquired about a room for the night for us. The "vacancies" signs were clearly lit, which was why we stopped by in the first place... but the woman at the desk said there weren't any. Didn't look that busy to us... Perhaps she just didn't like my wife. Ah well, their loss.

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Hillwinds_Owner, Owner at Hillwinds Lodge, responded to this review

When I asked my wife about this review, she told me that when the person in question came in to our lobby, she had just taken a reservation over the phone which filled us to capacity on that night (which for us is usually a good thing). She told the woman that we had just filled up, and recommended another... More

Quincy, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Lovely location with rooms overlooking Gale river. 10 minutes drive to Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway and other attractions. The room was very spacious and clean so was the bathroom. Nice and quiet surroundings. Breakfast could have been little better but overall very good and enjoyed the stay. I would definitely recommend it.

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Weddington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was our first trip to New Hampshire and we were lucky enough to discover this hidden gem of a lodge. The room was a charming clean country style. The gardens at the lodge are lovely and very well maintained. We travel with dogs and I can honestly say in 20 years of doggie hotels this one was by far... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have family in Sugar Hill and wanted to visit Littleton as I have any happy memories from that area. This location made those visits great as well as visiting the parks around the area. Coffee was great and breakfast was sufficient. Got busy right as it opened to the masses (0800). Each night, people gathered around the bonfire in... 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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Number of rooms: 30
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Hillwinds Hotel Franconia
Hillwinds Lodge Franconia, NH - White Mountains

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