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Silver Fountain Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Dover B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

The Inn is a grand old structure built in the latter half of the 19th century. With high ceilings and hardwood floors, the house beckons a bygone age.

Inn keepers Jim and Pam Pigeon revitalize that period with quiet hospitality and to die for breakfast.

The inn is located very near the University of New Hampshire campus and is walking distance to the commercial center of Dover and many casual restaraunts. We stay here when attending school events.

This establishment makes an overnight stay a special event.

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

This was a wonderful B&B that we found near Portsmouth, which we wanted to explore. Pam and Jim were wonderful, friendly hosts and the breakfasts were great. Also- don't forget to try the homemade cookies available. We look forward to returning.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We spent 2 nights at The Silver Fountain Inn, in a 3rd floor room, The Duke, that was beautifully furnished with a Queen carved mahogany bed, large dresser, comfortable sitting chair with an ottoman. The room was spacious. and elegant, with a private bathroom and shower. The bed was wonderfully comfortable, with beautiful and soft bed linens. The bath towels were very plush and large, and there were 2 terrycloth bathrobes in the closet for our use. Our family had booked all rooms at the Inn for my daughter's wedding, so we filled the building for the night. Pam and Jim were so hospitable, friendly, and just could not do enough to make us comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, and served in the elegant dining room with damask tablecloths, white china, and flowers on the table. Fresh OJ, and coffee, and warm, just baked popovers to start! The night after the wedding our whole family stayed up talking in the living room with the fireplace lit, and Pam was there to offer fresh coffee or tea, and fresh chocolate chip cookies. She knew all 16 of us by name, and took genuine interest in how our day was. She was excited to hear about the wedding, and to see our photos. It felt like home, like a warm and loving home!
I would gladly stay at the Silver Fountain Inn again and again, and I will be happy to recommend it to all I know! This place is a real Gem!!!

Room Tip: each room is a little different but all are beautiful and spacious. This is an old Victorian house...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

This place is such a gem! The staff was accommodating, sweet and generous. The rooms are gorgeous! Wa ivienne and duchess. Bothve such charming and inspiring decor, so comfy and delightful. Breakfast was fresh and filled with so many little treats. Every nook and cranny to this place is memorable and pleasant. It is an absolute no brainer to stay here. The staff does one brilliant job. Bravo! Leanne & Jorge

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Pam and Jim were the most charming and able hosts we've met in our years of B&B travel. They will do everything in their power, which is considerable, to make guests comfortable and content. The inn is a beautiful old house, ultra clean, easy to find, with plenty of parking. Breakfasts are superb. We stayed six nights and enjoyed every minute, including coffee and cookies after dinner and a friendly greeting every morning. We will be regulars here.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

having stayed in many B&B's this one is one of our favorites. The house is amazing, our room was beautiful and spacious. The breakasts were great,thencookies in the afternoon added a touch.Pam & Jim were outstanding host and hostess.We felt like we nknew them forever, so friendly. The town of dover was a cute town. The beaches in York, New hamphsire, and the beach in ALgunquit, Maine were breathe taking. Definitely will be going back real soon!!! It was an enjoyable get a way weekend for us!!
Laurie & Howie Long Island NY

Room Tip: Room #2 was decorated beautiful, large room wth a king bath
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous. What a shame my son and I could only stay for one night. We do not know this part of the world, so our first visit. Great welcome, my room was so pretty (Eleanor). Really good breakfast. The whole place is spotless. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Silver Fountain Inn

Address: 103 Silver St, Dover, NH 03820-3923
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > Dover
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Dover
Price Range: $124 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Silver Fountain Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Victorian Bed and Breakfast, 8 beautiful rooms all with private bath, Wifi, mini-refrigerator, robes and other amenities. ... more   less 
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