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“A wonderful place to stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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Top Notch Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   265 Main Street, Center of Town, Gorham, NH 03581   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Gorham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Stratford, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A wonderful place to stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

This is an affordable place to stay for the night or for a few. The people at the office were so friendly and helped us choose where to eat and what to see while we were in New Hampshire. Lots of places to eat and lots of cool shops to check out. You can also drive to the top of Mount Washington. There is a lot to see in this beautiful state. There are factory outlet malls nearby but since we didn't get the chance to check them out I will have to return. :)
When we do we will be staying at the TOP NOTCH INN. This hotel is great for couples(any age) and for families. They have a lovely pool, a hot tub. One great feature is a washer and dryer on site. ( a great convenience for all when you are travelling).
We quite enjoyed our night/day in New Hampshire.

Room Tip: The rooms are basic but comfortable. The best part was how clean they were.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Watertown, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

We have stayed here for the Mt Washington Bicycle Hillclimb on more than one ocassion. The owner is also a hillclimber, so we are quite happy to support the business of a fellow cyclist. We had one of the lovely newly remodeled rooms in the back. It was quiet making for a good nights sleep before the race. The grounds are amazing, with lots of flowers everywhere. We enjoyed a picnic breakfast outside after race day. And of course had a fabulous ride right from the door.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beaverton, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

The Top Notch Inn was exactly what the name implies "TOP NOTCH". The Inn was by far the cleanest place that we have ever stayed and when traveling on a motorcycle you want cleanliness and comfort. The Inn was in excellent condition and looked brand new. The staff was friendly and cared about your stay as much as the owners did. We were within walking distance of coffee shops, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Would recommend to any one who wants clean and comfortable to stay here. Room cost reasonable.
Cathy and Dave S. Room 102, 8-23-11

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

If you are looking to avoid the tourist crowds of the Conway area the Topnotch is a decent little motel in the older somewhat depressed town of Gorham NH. It was clean and fairly comfortable with basic amenities and reasonably well kept up. We stayed with younger grandchildren so the pool and free passes to nearby Storyland were helpful. Close acccess to Pinkham Notch and Mt. Washington. Not many choices for food nearby but the place adjacent to the hotel was ok. However, I would recommend Mr. Pizza in the center of town. It had good seafood as well as several Italian selections with large portions and good prices. Try their calzones!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

We stayed at the Top Notch for a weekend with friends.
The staff is very welcoming, the rooms are all renovated with style and the outside premises (pool, jacuzzi, flower garden) are in top shape.
We enjoyed having our morning coffee outside in the Adirondack chairs and relaxing around the pool at the end of the day. We look forward to going back next summer.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Every year I like to go back to the Top Notch Inn at least once a year to attend the Bicycle Hillclimb race. From time to time the welcoming of the staff is great and I feel kind of at home. Needless to say how conveniently located the Inn is. The best warm-up from the Inn to the base of the mountain. Also it is great to see that the mangement do care about the Inn as every year some good maintenance and up-grades are done on the property and the rooms. On a warm day the pool and the picnic areas are a plus. A place to go over and over.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hyannis, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

My family and I stayed at A Top Notch Inn Aug 2011 (2 adults, and 3 kids: 6yrs, 3yrs, 7 months) The check in process was easy, the woman at the desk was friendly and helpful. The room was very clean! Our room had 2 queen beds, a tv, microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker. We also used the laundry room. The pool was clean. I was very pleased with my stay at the Top Notch Inn. My only recommendation is that the towels are old and rough... could use some nice new ones.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 265 Main Street, Center of Town, Gorham, NH 03581
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Gorham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Gorham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Top Notch Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AAA approved,in-town location,walk to cafe, dining and wood fired pizza! 5 Restaurants with discounts for our guests. All rooms have free WIFI, 32" HDTV, fridge and microwave, family rooms with kings and bunks or doubles and twin, deluxe king rooms, groups and families love the Moriah Cottage with 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 & the Pinkham House with fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room, and three bedrooms that sleep 8 comfortably. We are dog friendly in select rooms and 100% smoke-free throughout. Mt Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails are 10 minutes away, discount available. Story Land, Santa's Village, hiking, rafting. Moose tours close by. Specials for Story Land, Santa's Village,Moose Tours and much more. Newly renovated and Eco-Friendly rooms for 2013. We are proud of our Sustainability Rating. ... more   less 
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