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The Cozy Inn & Cottages and Lakeview House & Cottages
12 Maple St., Weirs Beach, Laconia, NH 03246   |  
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“DON'T STAY HERE....”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Decided on the lake for our honeymoon, and the term cottage was appealing, you would think romantic right? Not at all....when I called the inn to express my concern of romance, hence the fact we were on our honeymoon, they explained they were very clean and nice. When we arrived, we entered into our honeymoon nightmare. We were unable to see the cottage prior to checking in, and now I see why (the website pictures do this dump no justice). When we opened the door, we were floored by the age of the building and prayed it wouldn't fall in on us. The smell was overpowering, and the uncleanliness was unbearable. The bathroom was the size of a shoebox, and the toilet was leaning to the right and falling through. The shower was a single tiny stand up shower and the bottom was layered in roofing tar. How do you get this clean? You left your dirty towels in a nasty old laundry basket on the front deck, and they would come by and put clean towels in the same dirty basket and leave them on your deck. The front door was loose on the hinges so I didn't even dare leave anything in my room including my clothes. There was a creeper hanging outside of our room so romance was out of the question. We left after the second night and when I went to the office the owner was outrageously rude and advised we would receive no refund. Well here's a piece of advice....maybe you should take the $200 you just stole from us and use it to renovate the dump, and or buy a peronality. - The angry honeymooners

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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CozyInnWeirsBeach_NH, Owner at The Cozy Inn & Cottages and Lakeview House & Cottages, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
We have always maintained that if you are not happy with some aspect of your accommodations, please let us know so that we may have the chance to rectify it by offering a change. If we are not told that something is wrong, we cannot attempt to make it right. These guests did not let us know at any time that there was a problem - even upon check-out. We have simple cottages at the beach with small bathrooms. We are always making upgrades, repairs and renovations. Cleanliness is our number one goal. If the accommodations were in the condition as they describe, we wouldn't be in business.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lemmon, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Have been staying here for years. Theres a cottage or room to meet pretty much anyone's price point. They have a pool too. Everything's always clean when you arrive and if you need anything the owners are always very helpful and accommodating. Its just a short walk down to the boardwalk. all the landscaping they've done last year or so looks so pretty. I would live here all summer if i could.

  • 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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CozyInnWeirsBeach_NH, Owner at The Cozy Inn & Cottages and Lakeview House & Cottages, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
So happy that you are happy!
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Beamsville, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Diane, the owner was very helpful and accomodating
Our stay was during bike week. The cottage (14) was very adequate for our needs. Done in knotty pine, it is a summer cabin, that was built many years ago. This unit has a Microwave, cofee maker, and small beer fridge. The shower has a wood slat floor, washroom is very small. Overall the cabin served our needs well, dont be expecting a luxurious summer resort, the dated decor gives a cabin feel.The cabins are real country cabins, and work well for the price and fabulous location.
Would love to see some more hooks to hang up clothes.

Room Tip: Cottage 14 is small, maximum stay would be 2 people, very soft bed. Great view of the Lake.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at The Cozy Inn & Cottages and Lakeview House & Cottages, responded to this review, June 21, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we truly appreciate it. It was a pleasure to meet and host you and we hope to see you again. As you pointed out, the cottages were built in the 50's and bathrooms are small but we can definitely add more hooks!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

We have stayed at Lakeview SO many times in the past 20years in many cottages and met many friends. Never had a bad time and am going back in August with grand kids. Great place to relax and enjoy low key time.

Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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, Owner at The Cozy Inn & Cottages and Lakeview House & Cottages, responded to this review, June 21, 2012
We're so happy that you enjoy staying with us and look forward to your upcoming stay!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

We decided on a last minute trip to Lake Winnipausakee. We really wanted to stay in Meredith but everything nice was booked. This was one of the places that had last minute availability (now I know why). We stayed in Cottage 11 which overlooks the pool area and does have a nice view of the lake. Our cottage was extremely dated and you almost didn't even want to sit on the furniture much less get into the bed at night. It had the absolute bare minimums. The bathroom was ridicously small, the sink was actually a half sink and you couldn't even wash up without water spalshing all over the place. The shower had a wooden bottom to it, I don't even want to imagine how unclean that must be... All you got were a few bars of cheap soap, no shampoo, conditioner, lotion. On the website it said that you must bring your own towels... are you kidding me?? The hot water never got hot, just warm. Luckily we were only staying for one night. Weirs Beach is certainly not a classy place, we went into Laconia for dinner. Do yourself a favor and stay someplace else, look into Meredith. I would not recommend the Cozy Inn and never will return.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CozyInnWeirsBeach_NH, Owner at The Cozy Inn & Cottages and Lakeview House & Cottages, responded to this review, September 22, 2011
Guilty as charged – no, Weirs Beach is not Meredith and the Cozy Inn Lakeview House and Cottages is not the Inns at Mill Falls. We’re always disappointed when visitors are unhappy here as your satisfaction is of great importance to us. Comparisons should be fairly made, however and we fail to see the fairness in these comparisons.

A stay in Meredith is a stay at The Inns at Mill Falls which is a complex of new and relatively new luxury resort facilities spread throughout the waterfront area of town. These facilities include multiple restaurants, lounges, spas and banquet facilities. It’s a very nice place to stay with a decidedly upscale image and feel and you are going to pay for it, as you should. Their rates for a single room range from $259 to $329 with specialty rooms and suites from $329 to $459 (from their website) plus tax.

A stay in Weirs Beach is a stay in one of a half dozen or so family owned lodging establishments including the Cozy Inn. Weirs Beach is the affordable family fun center of the region with a beach, boardwalk, arcades, pizza stands, rental boats and so forth. We are a decidedly unpretentious laid back casual kid friendly little beach community.

Weirs Beach is also an historic area proudly home to the NH Veterans Association, the oldest veterans group in the country. The Cozy Inn and the Lakeview house date from 1880 and 1869 respectively, built by those original veterans of the Civil War. Cottages in Weirs Beach were mostly built by the veterans of WWII, so yes our buildings are old.

Our room rates at this time of year begin at $45 for a room without a view and a shared bath. The rate paid by the above party in cottage 11 was $110 plus tax so clearly we are not competitors with The Inns at Mill Falls nor do we pretend to be.

Our furnishings are eclectic to be sure, especially in the cottages. The chairs may not match but they certainly are not broken or torn. The king bed the above party slept in is no older than the beds at Mill Falls. Cottage 11 received a complete interior paint job this past spring. We’ve been nice so far but any claim that our units are less than clean are fighting words to us. The Cozy Inn Lakeview House and Cottages has an established reputation for cleanliness and any claim otherwise is a lie.

One might ask how we can continue to offer accommodations at affordable prices - something we remain committed to doing. Providing fewer amenities is part of that effort. If you want luxurious soaps, shampoos and lotions by all means stay up the road in Meredith and pay five times our room rate or more than twice our cottage rate. To clear up the towel issue, we don’t expect our single night guests to bring their own towels. We provide them just as we did for the above party. We do ask our weekly guests to bring them as laundry costs particularly for towels are considerable and keeping costs down helps keep rates affordable.

Please judge us for what we are and not for what you wish we were. Please be an informed consumer and do the appropriate research into where you are going and what to expect when there. Don’t buy a Toyota and complain that it’s just not anywhere near as nice as the Bentley.
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New Creek, West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

I booked this cottage via the internet and we were welcomed when we arrived, no problems. The cottage was well appointed, all your needs are met from hi tech to low tech. We enjoyed sitting out in the evening looking at the lake and the dark starry night. Management was able to answer all our questions, give us tips to excellent restaurants, and the history of the area.
Would I recommend this place to my friends, you betcha!! Great place to unwind.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

The owners were very attentive and full information about the local attractions and local recreation opportunities. Our room was perfect very clean and quaint. The Cozy Inn exceded my expectations of a New England vacation.
Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you next year!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 12 Maple St., Weirs Beach, Laconia, NH 03246
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > Laconia > Weirs Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Weirs Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Where You Belong ...You’ve been looking for a great value - just the place where you can enjoy and afford life’s simple pleasures – sun, fun, family, each other. The search is over…You belong at The Cozy Inn-Lakeview House & CottagesWe are located in the heart of Weirs Beach overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire’s picturesque Lakes Region. We are just a mere 350' away from the beach, the boardwalk and the Weirs Beach attractions and feature spectacular views of the lake and mountains.You will find our two historic Inns and fifteen cottages comfy and unpretentious, with all the conveniences of home. Whether it is our two sparkling pools, inviting wraparound porches, or just the scenic views, you will relax, unwind and feel cozy here. ... more   less 
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