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Boulders Motel & Cottages

981 Route 3, Squam Lake, Holderness, NH 03245
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Jackson, Mississippi
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

As Adam H said - previous reviews honest. This is not for the 'fancy oriented' but we stayed in one of the cottages and loved being able to walk out the door to the lake and/or sit in front of the fire pit on the small beach area. We were here during the very latter part of the fall season... More 

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Comfortable bed, lake views from the screened porch, beautiful beachfront sitting area with fire pits. The decor is old but added to the charm. We had nice cool weather at night and just used the fans as quiet noise. Continental breakfast was fine. So tickled to hear loons while having tea early one morning. Not a fancy place but loved... More 

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Portland, Maine, United States
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I read many of the reviews before I went, and It was clear the boulders staff seems to care about their guest and their experience. Many of the criticisms of the motel is that the rooms are outdated, and they are. They are not, Rustic does not mean outdated, wood panel wall and wood look laminate do not make a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

It's sad that all of the previous "cons" are true, and then some (too many issues to get into here, absentee owners). The lake and region is really nice, but since it's mostly private homes, there aren't many places to stay.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I called Sunday and was told they had one room available for that night, and we were so excited because it was Labor Day weekend and I was sure I wouldn't find anything. So, given that information, here's my review: Pros: DIRECTLY on the lake. Nice little beach, but it was steep with big rocks beneath the sand. We had... More 

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Berlin, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

“ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!” was the last thing SCREAMED at me by the rude, lazy and incompetent manager as I left the office upon checking out of The Boulder Motel and Cottage’s. A note on the manager, she was never in the office and never really had time when I came in. She was always in the backroom and very... More 

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Milford, NH, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This motel was just perfect. Yes, it is older and some of the furniture and fixtures are dated, but that is exactly why we loved it! Completely updateing this motel would cause it to lose a lot of it's charm. The rooms were clean and we loved sitting out on the screen porch, to look at the lake. It is... More 

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Hallowell, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I arrived late, around 10:30, and the live in manager woke up to serve us. We wanted to kayak when we woke up, and she was then again woken up again to serve us. I appreciate everything she did. Great stay, a lot included for price.

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We LOVE this spot on Little Squam lake. Gorgeous. Love that we can kayak and paddleboard all day. Kids can kayak to go out for ice cream or lunch. Walk to the marina is so convenient (but loud with lots of traffic, also in the bedrooms, traffic is very loud). Lake and swim dock couldn't be more perfect. We love... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Once again we had a great two night stay. The room was so clean, with a comfortable bed sheets, and towels. The property is like going back in time with no AC and older furniture, but this a welcome addition to our hectic lifestyle. With the windows open and the fan our sleep was comfortable. We love the screened in... More 

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