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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the budget-minded hiker spending the day in nearby Franconia Notch, the Hillwinds Lodge is perfect. The deeper-than-expected swimming pool and walking trails are also great perks. That said, the accommodations are more basic than rustically charming, although the rooms were spotlessly clean! A few extra personal touches would have given this hotel a "4" rating.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose this lodge due to it being located between places we were visiting. Having just visited Washington, DC and Boston, we wanted somewhere to relax. This was a great choice. It's a family run business and the owners were extremely friendly and hospitable. Felt like we were a part of their family. The rooms have all the necessary amenities refrigerator,... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The price was reasonable and the room was basic but extremely clean. The bed was a little soft and the chairs were showing wear, but it was not a big deal. The pool is small but nice, and there are other onsite activities like badminton and bean bag toss. We stayed in the second floor river view room (per trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

When I seen it from the road I was about unsure about the hotel. But when I pulled into the drive (around the other side) it was so beautiful. Very quaint with the white picket fence and lovely landscape. The room was large and the bathroom was huge! The stream in front was very relaxing. The whole stay was amazing!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

If you are exploring Franconia Notch State Park and beyond this is the best place to stay. We stay at the Lodge for a week exploring the park and White Mountains but that is not enough time to do it all. Owners are very friendly and helpful, recommended great restaurants in Littleton ,if you end up eating there you must... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Stayed here for 4 nights in June for the Lupine Festival - was greeted by a very friendly inn keeper/owner. We had booked 2 rooms and they set us up with adjoining rooms, without us asking. Rooms were spacious and clean. Plenty of hot water for long shower/bath. The grounds are really pretty and kept up nicely. We stayed poolside... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We made a stop here half way of our destination. The room was okay for us, it's not luxury but it's clean, you have everything you need. Microwave, fridge, internet access, free parking. Staff were frendly and breakfast included perfect for us.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This place is absolutely lovely! Our family originally arrived to stay one night and we extended it to three nights. Its close to hiking and a sweet little town called Littleton- although Franconia is lovely as well. Drop by Robert Frost's house to catch a poetry reading and hike in Franconia Ridge State Park. Hillwinds lodge has a nice continental... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We spent three nights at Hillwinds and would gladly return if we were back in New Hampshire. It was a friendly family run hotel and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. Hillwinds is in a lovely location and there are lots of outside seating options. An excellent choice if you want to visit the cog railway on Mount Washington.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The Hillwinds is a good basic motel. My room was very clean throughout, although it had a slight odor that went away when I opened the window. AC unit worked well and was not too noisy. Beds OK and bathroom basic but again, very clean. Nice flatscreen TV although it would have been good to have a channel guide. Proprietors... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A traditional New England family-owned and operated motel featuring clean, comfortable, affordable and friendly lodging in the White Mountain region of New Hampshire. Located on the banks of the tranquil Gale River, Hillwinds is located near all major seasonal attractions and is only three miles from Cannon Mountain and the Franconia Notch State Park, home of the Flume Gorge and great hilking opportunities. Rates include complimentary continental breakfast, in-room coffee and fridge, free wi-fi, and guest computer and lending library. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hillwinds Lodge

Address: 33 Dow Ave, Franconia, NH 03580-4915
Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
Price Range: $89 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hillwinds Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Hillwinds Hotel Franconia
Hillwinds Lodge Franconia, NH - White Mountains
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