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Chieftain Motor Inn

84 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH 03755
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Chieftain Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Hanover
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chelsea, Alabama, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We had a terrible stay here in the fall of 2011. The water smelled horrible, as did all the linens. Our room had no internet access, so we had to keep walking to the dining area to get any work done. FYI, we weren't on vacation; this is where our landlords put us up while the septic was being replaced... More

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Austin, Indiana
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This may not be the Waldorf Astoria, but for the price, it was the only game in town. Lodging in Hanover is very expensive and for a hiker on the AT you are watching your dollars (and pennies). A bit out of town, there is a regional shuttle (bus) that runs from Hanover to White River Junction down the road.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stay at the Chieftain every time we visit Hanover. It's enough close to the town, and has great rates. They have nice rooms for families with kids, we usually try to get one with bunks beds. Some of the decor is getting a bit old, and breakfast is kind of spotty and/or unhealthy. Still, definitely worth it!

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Oswego, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a night while visiting Dartmouth. We chose it because it was considerably cheaper than the other reviewed hotels in Hanover. It's nothing fancy, but there were no problems at all. The room was clean and comfortable, and we slept soundly even with the windows open. Not many frills, but only a mile from downtown Hanover and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This hotel is just okay -- maybe 2.5 stars -- the best things going for it are (1) it's by far the most affordable accommodation in Hanover, and (2) the lovely, lovely view from the property out the back. Now to the reasons why we won't be going back: I emailed the proprietor to ask about reserving a quiet room... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Don't be put off by the occasional snarky comment, evidently placed by those who maybe expected the Four Seasons. This is a nice, clean, family-owned-and-operated motel less than 10 minutes from Dartmouth and with sweeping views of the Connecticut River. The rooms are large, with pine paneling and new couches, and newly-renovated bathrooms. The breakfast room had plenty of freshly-baked... More

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New Jersey
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed at the Chieftan during Christmas week, 2012. Our granddaughter had just been born at Dartmouth Medical Center and we needed to be close to our son's home in Hanover for the holidays. Upon arrival, we were told about the complimentary breakfast, (which was pretty good and convenient each morning). Our room was very comfortable, especially the king sleigh... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Due to a very ill family member I had to change my travel plans. The Chieftan Motor Inn charged me $125 despite the fact that I cancelled a week ahead of time! Be very careful before booking a room here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This place was alright. We stayed here because it was much cheaper than other places in the area and because of the free drop-off and pick-up at hiking trails nearby. (We had come to Hanover wanting to hike and didn't have a vehicle.) Imagine our surprise when we were told upon arriving that that service was not being offered at... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at the Chieftain. It was particularly nice to have the grassy area out back, with a gorgeous view of the Connecticut River. The hotel is dog-friendly and they were true to their word on that score. Breakfasts were different every day -- one day we had our choice of fabulous pastries, another day it was... More

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Additional Information about Chieftain Motor Inn

Also Known As:
Chieftain Motor Hotel
Chieftain Motor Hotel Hanover
Address: 84 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH 03755
Location: United States > New Hampshire > Hanover
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Hanover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a quaint New England stay in an old-fashioned picturesque motor inn. Situated on 10 acres along the Connecticut River, fishing, rowing and canoeing are fun pasttimes. Try out an old-fashioned rope swing, or choose to relax pool side. We are located just two miles from Dartmouth College where you can enjoy many cultural events and plenty of shopping. ... more   less 

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