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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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Tucson, Arizona
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“Wonderful Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Last weekend I was looking to stay somewhere in Northern New Hampshire the evening before I headed up to Mt. Washington to go hiking. I came across the Top Notch Inn after cruising through the nice town of North Conway NH. We were looking for a place that was comfortable and affordable and the Top Notch was it!! The rooms were very clean and the staff was so kind. I will be telling my other hiking friends to stay at the Top Notch for sure! I am looking forward to returning later this summer for more outdoor activities. Thanks so much for the beautiful stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I went with my husband to reserve a room for our anniversary, three weeks ahead of time. I asked if it would be possible to see a room before making a reservation and the lady told me "You can't afford to stay here." I was speechless. I have no idea why she said that, but I was so embarrassed. I told her that I had already looked the inn up online, that I knew what their rates are, and that it wasn't an issue. She looked at us and said, "You really don't want to stay here." Her point made, we left.

I travel a lot for business and have stayed in some of the nicest hotels in New York City, DC, and oversees and I have never been told by anyone that I "couldn't afford" their services. I didn't ask for a discount or any type of special rate. From the other reviews here, it must be great to be in the special class of people that can stay at this cheap looking motel in the middle of nowhere.

We ended up staying at Mt. Madison which was cheaper and had completely redone rooms with brand new furniture, TVs, and a much nicer pool.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Travelinman6969, Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, May 25, 2012
We sincerely apologize if you had a bad experience while stopping by our motel. We do not recall the incident, and our staff is very professional and friendly. We will continue to improve our customer service and thank you for the opportunity for us to further improve. We hope you enjoy your time here in Gorham New Hampshire.
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North Conway, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Out trip to Northern New Hampshire was awesome. We traveled the north country area. We have previously stopped in North Conway but this year decided to keep heading north. It was fun. Stayed at the top NOtch two nights. It definitely was a good value. Room was recently redone and the colors were nice. Quiet and clean. Would definitly return again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Travelinman6969, Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, May 25, 2012
Thank you for staying with us, and for your compliments. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in the "north country" and that you found us here in Gorham. We do take pride in our recently remodeled rooms, and the cleanliness of the property all around. Please come back and visit us again soon.
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Indian Head, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

In October of this year, 2011, my dad, brother, brother's girlfriend and I took a road trip to New England. One of our destinations was to see Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. We came across Top Notch Inn, and we were lucky enough to get the "Pinkham". It is not a hotel 'room', but rather it is an apartment inside the motel.

From the outside, it looks like every other motel room - exterior door - like a typical low priced motel. However, once you stop inside, you go into a foyer area where you may hang jackets and coats. Then, once you go through another door. you will find a fully furnished and stocked kitchen, dining room, living room and a 1/2 bath, and upstairs, you will find three very large bedrooms and another bathroom!! It was unbelievable, and just plain COOL! The Pinkham had a back screen door as well leading right to a restaurant.

The apartment was warm, cozy and beautiful. Everything needed was included - a fridge, microwave, stove, dishes, pots, pans, books to read, chairs, couches, a dining room table and chairs, beds, dressers, closets, tables, tvs and the typical items such as towels, toiletries and even cute little trinkets to spruce the place up! It was so nice that I could probably live there comfortably - I did NOT want to leave!

The staff were extremely friendly, everything was clean and safe, and we had a great time.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Travelinman6969, Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, February 22, 2012
Tara we're happy to see you enjoyed your experience here at the Top Notch Inn! The Pinkham House is one of our customers favorite accommodations, and we agree it is quite special. We welcome you back to Gorham NH again this year for another special stay.
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

we had a wonderful time at Top Notch Inn,4 nights in September 2011. We really recomend it.
Great location, nice room, friendly staf.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Travelinman6969, Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, May 25, 2012
Glad you had a wonderful time here at the Top Notch Inn! We're happy you enjoyed the location, room & staff. Come back soon and see us again :)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Well placed.
Comfortable, well equipped rooms.
Very helpful staff

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Travelinman6969, Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, May 25, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us! We agree, our rooms are comfortable, and the staff is very helpful! Please visit us again soon~
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Brockville,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

My wife and I have stayed overnight twice at the Top Notch, in 2009 and 2011, both in mid-October. We came the second time because we'd enjoyed the first. Both times, the second by our request, we stayed in the "Mount Adams Room", one of the smaller quarters at the front of the building.
We found the staff friendly and helpful, and the inn a cheerful, comfortable spot. I am sure it would make for an equally pleasant stay in any of the four seasons, as well as in between when we were there.
Thank you, Top Notch Inn, and good luck in your future affairs.
Name: Paul S.
Date of Stay: October 11 - 12, 2011
"Mount Adams Room"

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Travelinman6969, Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, October 30, 2011
We're glad you enjoyed our Country Inn rooms. We appreciate your coming back a second time. Returning happy customers are our biggest form of flattery :)
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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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