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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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Burlington, Vermont
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Bartow, Florida, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

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 October 27, 2014

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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17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

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
2 reviews
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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