White River Junction is a town with some interesting geography, part of which is that, with a single exception, all of the hotels seem to be clustered in one place, a distance away from nearly everything else in town. Most people appear to come to this town to visit the nearby VA hospital, or perhaps take in some of the local sights, White River Junction is fortunate enough to be close to the VA hospital, convenient to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and central to many other things in the area.
We arrived almost two hours prior to our official check-in time, but this proved not to be a problem. The clerk was able to get us in right away, and told me about some of the hotel's amenities and their operating hours, including the gym, the business center, breakfast and the indoor pool. We were also given advance notice of the time the cookies would be appearing in the lobby.
There's a typical in-room coffee setup in the rooms, but there are also three different kinds of coffee plus hot water for about a half-dozen different teas in the lobby area throughout the day and night. Rooms all have microwave and small fridge. Our room had a flat-screen TV, and reception was generally good, with a decent variety of channels to choose from.
Our room (two double beds) had a reasonable amount of space, lighting and access to electricity, including a power dock for both USB and standard power plugs. The room had one of those below-the-window and through-the-wall Univents installed, however it was controlled by a thermostat on the opposite wall, with the ability for you to select whether you wanted it to blow constantly or to cycle on and off. Lighting was plentiful, and our one quibble in that area is that the angle of the desk lamp wasn't adjustable, meaning that it could shine in the eyes of someone lying in the bed.
The bathroom was stocked with the usual amenities (i.e. bar soap, shampoo, conditioner and mouthwash) and lots of towels. And while I'm on the textiles, I should note that when we made the reservation, we asked to have feather bedding removed from the room because of an allergy issue. Their solution was to bring in extra non-feather pillows and leave the originals in place. Not the ideal solution, but OK enough in our case. Had the allergy been more severe, this could have been a problem.
Breakfast was a typical affair for a Hampton Inn, which means it's a cut above most other places. Hot and cold options are there, including waffles (TWO waffle irons, in fact), oatmeal, toast, cold cereal, several kinds of fruit juice, and an assortment of fruit. There's also a chafing dish which, in our case, had cheese omelets (probably the prefab jobbies) and ham slices. We were down there toward the tail end of the breakfast period, but it didn't matter; staff kept the area stocked the entire time.
The hotel's location, secluded away from the rest of the town, means that there are no restaurants or much of anything else within walking distance, especially when it's cold (a couple of places might be long-walk distance, but it wouldn't be an especially safe walk). There are a few locally-owned places in and near town; give them a shot before you hit the chains over in West Lebanon, NH.
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