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“Like stepping back in time – in a good way!” 4 of 5 stars
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Town & Country Inn and Resort
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   20 US Route 2, Gorham, NH 03581   |  
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Gorham
Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
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“Like stepping back in time – in a good way!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at the Town & Country Motor Inn Resort in Gorham, NH. The staff were polite and friendly, and the food excellent and mountainous. The whole thing reminded me of stepping back into the 50s – not that the hotel was down at heal, but the style of the building. I found it very quaint, and could imagine the big old 1950s American cars that would have pulled into the car park in the day. There were drinks and snacks served in the bar in the afternoon, and we had some excellent cocktails before dinner.

The hotel is in a perfect place to explore the White Mountains National Park, which is stunningly beautiful.

Our first morning were woken a bit early by some noise from a coach party leaving. No fault of the hotel, but a little annoying. That aside, an excellent choice.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scott L, Owner at Town & Country Inn and Resort, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Greetings from NH. Thank you for writing this positive review. The layout of our hotel is a result of over 50 years of ownership by my family. Additions to the buildings were done in increments, thus the unique layout. We are pleased that you enjoyed our lounge and dining room. Since you enjoyed the area and our hotel, we sure do hope to see you again. Cheers!
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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
    4 of 5 stars
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Tidewater Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Second time here, and somehow got the same room. Still clean, still quiet. Room faced the highway, but trucks going by were not a disturbance. Heard one train, but all motels in town are as close to the tracks or closer. No continental breakfast, because they have full restaurant on premises.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Scott L, Owner at Town & Country Inn and Resort, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thanks for staying with us again and we are pleased to hear that you were comfortable with your accommodations. Perhaps on your next visit, you can try our recreational facilities and our dining room. Thank you again!
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Fergus, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We were enroute travelling back into Canada when we came across this gem of a place. The room was dated and served it's purpose, however the service and food at the restaurant was surprisingly excellent. The pool, hot tub and steam room were a bonus.The restaurant was the best feature with exceptional quality for a reasonable price. Good qualityfod.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scott L, Owner at Town & Country Inn and Resort, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thank you for the kind comments and we are pleased you found us on Route 2. We work very hard to make our guests feel welcome and it was nice to hear that you enjoyed our leisure facilities and our dining room. We hope to see you visit us again.
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Maple Valley, Washington
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed at the T&C while visiting family in Berlin. There was some confusion at the outset as 2 rooms had been booked and paid for on Expedia. At check in, I registered one room in my name and they took my credit card. At check out, they realized I had been "charged" for the room with the pet fee and had to undo and reprocess both charges. All the while, Expedia had been paid for the rooms... I guess the clerk was new. The process was very speedy though!
We had asked for ajoining rooms and were told they weren't ajoining, but were "right next to each other". Ummm....yes, if you don't count the 5 feet of steps you have to climb to get to the room next door as it was up a partial level. It worked out for us as we were not a family traveling with small children or needing a connecting door, but had that been the case, it would have been a problem.
My biggest complaint aside from old, worn decor, was the incredibly thin mattresses. I don't think even the basic twin mattresses I've purchased at warehouse stores for my kids beds were this flimsy/thin. No padding, very soft springs and covered with a thin felt type mattress cover that lay under the sheet, but not over the edges of the mattress. Fortunately it was only 3 nights, but needless to say, probably the worst mattress I've slept on. The bathroom was adequate, if not dated. Towels were small and thin, but again, it was just myself and I could use 2.
Staff, especially housekeeping was attentive and courteous. We were able to check in upon arrival, but clearly housekeeping was not done cleaning rooms yet. They seem to do all of the Sunday checkouts at once in kind of an assembly line fashion. We arrived to piles of dirty bedding up and down the halls and staff hard at work. Despite this, we were not asked to wait until official check in time, and the housekeeping staff arrived with towels fresh out of the dryer as soon as they could. They also hung a bag with fresh towels on the door the next morning when I hung the do not disturb sign. The ice machine was handy, although you needed to use a room key to dispense ice (a first for me). Our rooms had both and interior and exterior entrance, and we both had trouble with our keys not working on one or the other door at some point.
Internet service was spotty at best, and that is being generous. We both ended up using our own hotspots on our cell phones.
We didn't use the restaurant facilities, but the prices looked fantastic and the food smelled great. The pool was near our room, and seemed to be in good shape. No elevators, so hauling suitcases up and down the stairs was unexpected, but doable. The view out the windows of the trees was fabulous, and on the front side you had the golf course view.
Aside from the front desk glitches, thin uncomfortable mattresses, outdated flooring and poor internet connections, the place worked for our needs and the location was great!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scott L, Owner at Town & Country Inn and Resort, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. While I am not quite sure of how the check-in was handled, I do know that when booking online, you cannot specify adjoining or adjacent, so pardon us for them not being exactly side by side, with the layout of that building, that is what we have. You were more than welcomed to ask for a change. Check-in is normally 3 pm, so if the housekeepers were still working, you probably arrived before the normal check in time, so pardon us for trying to get you into your room early. We are constantly changing mattresses, if anything, I get comments that they are to hard! Again, we would have happily moved your room to make you more comfortable.
The ice machine dispenser has a key card to help eliminate non hotel guests taking ice and it has worked well.
We are continually updating the hotel to make our guests more comfortable and I am sorry for not meeting your standards, but after 3 nights, it would have been helpful to our hotel to let us know our shortcomings.
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Sandwich,MA.
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This place was really an all around great stop on our fall leaf peeping trip. we traveled with our little dog and they were very accomodating. the restaurant was fantastic for breakfast and dinner. The bar had a "happy hour with hot treats and the prices were great.The location gies you easy access to the Mt. Washington Valley and the Franconia Notch areas along Route 302. if you go twenty two miles in the other direction you can see Bethel and the Sunday River areas. We went home along Route 26 and found a new casino in Oxford,Maine.
If you want a nice clean fun place give it a try. There is also an indoor pool, steam room and gym. very nice owners and a very nice place.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scott L, Owner at Town & Country Inn and Resort, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for the write up and we are happy you found us. We are glad we were able to offer pet friendly accommodations and are thrilled you enjoyed our food and beverage service. We hope you will recommend the Town & Country to your friends and family.
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

On a tour of New England the Town & Country Inn was such a welcome relief from some of the places we've stayed in. The room was clean and laid out sensibly. The Sauna, steam room and pool were a welcome relaxation. The first place with these facilities that I felt clean enough to use. The little touches of floral decoration were not a bluff as the hotel really does care about its guests. The receptionists were friendly and very helpful. It was also great to be able to eat food of a good standard on site and not have to search for somewhere in town.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scott L, Owner at Town & Country Inn and Resort, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for joining us and we are very happy you enjoyed our hotel, leisure facilities and our dining room. We work very hard to provide a nice product for our guests, so thank you again for acknowledging our efforts. We hope you'll recommend us in the future.
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boston ma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had not stayed at this Inn in quite some time, and were looking forward to dinner in the restaurant after a long day at Santa's Village with our grandchildren.
The hotel is just ok, but, looks quite nice on the outside. We had a 2 bedroom suite, and were amazed at the lack of lighting in the room. Basically, there were no lamps at all...overhead light, 2 wall scones, one floor lamp in the adjacent room, and that was it. Very dark wallpaper and
carpeting added to the darkness of the room.
We shut the door between our room at night, as my husband snores, and our grandchildren panicked as they could not open the door (big fire hazard) in the am, as there was no door knob between the rooms, and it could only be opened from our side...pretty scary.
We looked forward to dinner as we remembered the food being great.
What a disappointment.
On top of that, it was a weird set-up.
You had your regular waitress, and a bar waitress. Two checks..weird.
They brought out a loaf of bread, which we remembered being terrific, however, it was stale...my husband said don't say anything...our grandchildren would eat it...they were hungry...I said...could we please have another loaf, as it is kind of hard...another one came out...same thing, but by now, the food was starting to come out.
It was mediocre at best.
There was a wedding going on at the other end of the dining room with only a partition dividing us, so, you guessed it...we got to listen to Proud Mary, the chicken dance, etc during dinner...lovely...
When they took a break, the bar started up...swell...great for conversation.
The servers were polite and nice and accommodating as best they could be, but, this establishment needs to get into 2013.

Room Tip: If you are going during fall foliage season, call this hotel directly,as they seem to hold rooms fro...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Scott L, Owner at Town & Country Inn and Resort, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
I am sorry to hear of your disappointment with your stay. The first comment of yours regarding the door between the sitting room and the bedroom was surprising, as I expected just one door but there were two, as in an adjoining room. That will be corrected.
As for your comments on our dining room, I must respectfully disagree with our bread being stale. Our bread is homemade and with it being October, bread was being baked daily.
I would hope that if your dinner wasn't to your liking, that you would of addressed it with your server, but it probably wasn't.
I am sorry the wedding bothered you, I do realize that guests in the dining room can hear the activity in the adjacent reception room. Most guests are tolerant of such a nice occasion.
I am also sorry we provide entertainment for our guests as that was inconvenient for you as well.
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Address: 20 US Route 2, Gorham, NH 03581
Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Gorham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Gorham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Town & Country Inn and Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 160
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