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“The Shalimar bargain.” 4 of 5 stars
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Shalimar Resort
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   650 Laconia Rd, Tilton, NH 03289   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Tilton
Rochester, New Hampshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The Shalimar bargain.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Just completed a two-night get-away stay here for my birthday. We had purchased the Half-Off deal and they were also running a special. And absolutely incredible bargain. We had a lake-facing front room with two queen beds. Quaint, cozy and clean. I was a bit surprised that the owners hadn't covered their window air conditioners. It was quite cold outside and that cold air was definitely coming right through. I simply tucked the heavy curtains around it for the nights. The heat source for the room more than compensated. The price of the room includes vouchers for dinners and the buffet breakfast on Sunday morning. We each enjoyed the baked-stuffed haddock the first night. The second night my husband enjoyed the veal parmesan and I had the char-grilled rib-eye steak. All the food was really pretty good. I am usually leery about ordering a steak, but it was cooked to perfection for medium rare and was juicy and very flavorful. I was very pleased. The buffet breakfast is out of this world. We did not partake of the continental breakfast items as, truthfully, we were not aware of it. Bummer. My husband and I are very laid-back travelers. We rarely partake in any hotel/motel amenities and it was no exception that we did not partake in the use of their hot tub, or heated indoor swimming pool but we did observe much family fun from the upper windows. It looked very clean in there. (Its usually because we have driving activities planned and we use the hotel for sleeping and relaxing purposes only.) So, the rooms were clean, the help was wonderful, friendly, and attentive. We can both say, as owners of a pillow-top mattress at home, that the mattresses are on the very firm side--but that's typical of most hotels and motels. Another issue with all hotels and motels is it's very much like a dorm. Don't expect a lot of peace and quiet. It is right on route 3, so you'll have traffic noise. And there is always the traveling of conversational voices and doors opening and closing (there was definitely a few that seemed to take great pleasure in closing their door very loudly--DON'T be one of them!) All in all, it's not a bad deal for a quick get-away.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The best part of this resort is that they have so much right there-no driving for a quick local overnight getaway from life! The room is homey and nicely renovated, rates are very reasonable and with the halfoffnh.com specials it's a deal of the century. Plenty of parking and balconies facing the lake are a nice bonus. We have a seasonal trailer in Belmont and visit the area a couple times in the winter just to have a mini getaway. We certainly know the area and this is our fave pic! The Lobster House Rest. on site has EXCELLENT food and a full bar with Karaoke on Fri/Sat eve Kids love the pingpong, pool table area and large, clean pool. You just unpack and hang out without having to drive (nice bonus if having cocktails) cause it's all under one roof. The food is awesome and you wouldn't think that a hotel would perform well in the food service end but they certainly do. Sunday brunch is a bargain at $15.00/ayce including wonderful carving of prime rib and eggs bennie plus shrimp cocktail to boot, and I believe the dessert table is all homemade on premises with a wide selection of homemade donuts and cakes etc. Best brunch boasted in area and well worth it. Dinner and brunch vouchers were given to us which is generous and they also have a free continental breakfast area as well which I think is everyday(kept very clean and well stocked). All in All it's a great family owned and run resort worth checking out! We love it, KAT

Room Tip: rooms in front have lake view with balcony and back is parking lot facing woods but no balcony
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlottetown, PEI
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We chose this resort for the closeness to Concord and the I-93. Also, it had a pool, fitness center, and lake view rooms. The pool was amazing. The fitness center was outdated. The lakeview was accross the parking lot, accross the road and down a field. All we could see was literally a speck of water. The rooms were suitable for a 1 night stay. I wouldn't recommend this place for long term stays. Breakfast was alright and staff were friendly.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Nice people, clean rooms, friendly, reasonable prices, continental breakfast was tasty, king bed was very comfortable. Very convenient to Gunstock Mountain. Great outlet shopping 5 minutes away. Lots of restaurants nearby. Great views of Lake Winnisquam!

Room Tip: 152 was clean and had a comfortable king bed. Heat worked well.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

With snow falling in the north, a last minute ski deal during prime vacation week was becoming increasingly more difficult for a family of four to find. I took a giant risk on a property that looked somewhat unassuming on its website and the call paid off! The Shalimar Resort, located near Gunstock Mountain, was a noteworthy deal for the money. For a mere $105 total, my family of four stayed in a large suite with 2 queen beds and pull out sofa which included two dinners and two Full Sunday Brunch vouchers. In addition the property had a big pool and spacious hot tub. To add to the relaxation, there was a great sauna which was just the right temperature. The resort presented with a very family friendly environment and my daughter and I were able to play an amusing game of pool with other guests in the game room. My husband and the girls played a little ping pong before brunch while they snacked on the complimentary continental breakfast for those earlier rising skiers. While this property predominately serves as a summertime oasis with its lakeside location, do not overlook is winter potential.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stayed for the weekend, and everyone there is very nice. The pool and jacuzzi are great.
The food at the restaurant was very good, but they add the gratuity instead of letting you decide what you would like to tip.
I do think the walls are a little thin in the rooms, as you can hear everything in the hallway.
We did have a great time though, and will definitely go back again this summer.

Room Tip: definitely get one on the upper floor facing the lake
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Shalimar Resort

Address: 650 Laconia Rd, Tilton, NH 03289
Location: United States > New Hampshire > Tilton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Tilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shalimar Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
Shalimar Hotel Tilton
Shalimar Hotel Winnisquam

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