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Hillwinds Lodge

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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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Chicago, Illinois
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255 reviews 255 reviews
59 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

In an attempt to find more affordable accommodations in the Franconia Notch area, we selected the Hillwinds, and then worried what we might find since their rates were much lower than other places we were looking at. No need to worry. To reach the hotel, you must drive across a one-lane bridge over the river that runs right in front... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Hillwinds is completely family owned and operated, and they take care of you while you're there. We stayed in a poolside room and it was very clean. We were surprised to find that they provide a continental breakfast in the mornings. We didn't know the area and the owners were happy to provide us with maps, restaurant suggestions, etc. The... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I would give this little family motel five stars, but the Wi-Fi was spotty and room had a slightly musty smell (could be because it was the beginning of the season). Other than that, the room was spotless, there was a nice complimentary breakfast, and best of all, hiking trails right behind the property. Plus free phone calls anywhere in... More 

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Avenel
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is a clean and affordable option in the area. It's a very old feeling motel that could use some cosmetic upgrades but it's fine. The bed was a little saggy, the wallpaper was peeling in spots and you have to ask for a hair dryer but it was cheap and clean and they allow dogs, so it was adequate... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Nice little motel. Everything was very clean, the shower had excellent water pressure, their wifi worked (a little spotty but it was raining.) We had a second floor, pool facing room and we could see over the second building to a nice hillside. The room was plain but we weren't looking for much, and you can't beat the price. The... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

The rooms are plain but clean and the rates are fair. The continental breakfast is simple but adequate. The owners are very friendly. Great location near a lot of good hiking, skiing and biking. The town of Franconia is also kind of cute.

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Periana, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We stayed here at the beginning of October and the weather wasn't too kind to us, but the area was stunning with the autumn colours. The Lodge was fairly easy to find although apparently our GPS brought us the scenic route! We received a warm welcome from the owner and check in was swift. He then gave us a list... More 

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We had a second floor, river facing room and I must say that my wife and I were extremely surprised and pleased with the quality of the room. It's not huge and flashy, but we didn't want or expect that. The room was a good size, clean, and freshly painted with a comfortable bed. The water pressure in the shower... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

My room face the river and it was nice and quiet. The owners and staff were friendly and assisted me in getting around the area. They recommended two local places to eat at. The food was nice. The hotel serves a continental breakfast, coffee, tea, orange juice, bagels, muffins, and cereal. Littleton is to the north and I went there... More 

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Franconia, New Hampshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

My husband and I loved staying at Hillwinds. Our room was situated right on the Gale River where we enjoyed the beautiful sound and sites. Tina was especially friendly - full of great stories and suggestions. Our room was very nice, clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend Hillwinds to anyone traveling near the White Mountains.

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