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“Couldn't of found a better last minute getaway. The place was charming!”

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Silver Fountain Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Dover B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 11, 2009

Husband and I booked this room at the last minute for a much needed getaway. Although we had the largest room, we found the room to be very quaint and well kept! Enjoyed the breakfast on the porch.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 24, 2009

This was the last night of our vacation and it was a great way to end. The house was beautiful, the rooms so nice and comfortable. There are lots of steep stairs, so be aware of that! The rooms are ample in size, great beds, and nicely decorated. I think there is nothing to complain about! Host left out comp drinks and cookies, hot tea and coffee....first class place! Thanks.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 22, 2009

Not being able to stay a fourth night at an inn in Wiscasset, Maine, I searched the internet intending to find a place along the coast searching as far as the north Shore of Mass. when I came upon the Silver Fountain Inn only 12 miles from Portsmouth, NH. All I had to do was read the reviews to know this is where my wife and I had to stay. We made the most of our visit arriving right at check-in and leaving as late as we could the next morning extremely satisfied and sad to depart.

We stayed in the Oak Room which we were informed was the master bedroom with the original parquet flooring. Soft green and appointed so tastefully, I regret I have no pictures to accompany this review. The bathroom was huge and quite Victorian looking with a shower head the size of a sunflower above the middle of the deep bathtub.

Susan-gracious, friendly and a wonderful cook/baker, her daughter, a UNH student greeted us warmly when we arrived, and our server for breakfast equally as welcoming.

Dover is a small, pleasant historic city only minutes from the University of New Hampshire in nearby Durham.

Find an excuse to stay in this lovely Inn

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2009

We chose to stay at the Silver Fountain based on the excellent reviews. We were in need of a place to stay on our way up and back from NY to Bar Harbor. The Silver Fountain surpassed our expectations! Susan has done an unbelievable job restoring this inn to its original beauty. We stayed in the Silk Room and the Dorothy Brown room. Both rooms are on the main floor and are complete with their own bathrooms. They have the most comfortable beds that we have ever slept on and the rooms also include either a couch or day bed, desks and wing chairs. The bathrooms have every amenity covered - shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, hair dryer,
q tips and even a toothbrush holder. And I can't forget to mention the comfy white bathrobes. You truly feel at home in this B&B. Susan is a gracious hostess and you feel like you are visiting an old friend. Breakfast was excellent, starting with fresh fruit, eggs any way you would like and her specialty for the day ie; belgium waffles with bananas. Kerry was an excellent server and very friendly. We could have stayed forever. Check out our pictures. Thank you to Susan for making our first B&B stay a most memorable and excellent one! We will return! Pat & Lori - Long Island, NY

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2009

My wife and I booked the Silver Fountain about a month before the wedding. We wanted to honeymoon in New England since we both have ties to it through friends and family. The Inn is located in Dover a short drive (15 min.) from Portsmouth (Rt. 16 is toll road so bring quarters-.75$ each way).

Every room at the Inn was beautiful and classy, some were smaller than others. We stayed in the silk room and it was awesome. Queen bed, private bathroom and unmatched charm it was a fitting place for our honeymoon. The breakfast each morning usually had an omelet, pancakes/waffles, or bacon and eggs (nothing frozen, fake or low quality) fresh coffee and tea each day as well as cookies whenever you want. There is a fridge to keep your cold stuff and wine glasses, openers, water, ice bucket, DVDs, books, and cds available for use. It was an awesome experience here at the inn, a place to look forward to after a long fun day of quaint towns, gorgeous beaches, and fantastic food. A+ for all aspects. Check out Fish Shanty, Cafe Mirabelle and Agave Bistro for great food and our other reviews.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2009

My husband and I brought our 3 year old daughter. Susan was wonderful and very helpful. The place is beautiful. We loved every part of our trip and would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 16, 2009

This B&B was a pleasant surprise. The experience at this hotel was like a vacation in itself. Tucked away in Dover, N.H., the Silver Fountain Inn is worth every penny. The rooms are adorable with impeccable design. Beds were comfy and cozy with all of the amenities (iron, hairdryer, soaps and shampoo) along with enough hooks and drawers to store all your belongings away. Breakfast is made each morning by Sue herself and complimented by homemade blueberry muffins. There are movies to check out to watch in your room or books to read. It is nearby downtown where you can walk around and take in the town.
There seems to be a place for couples and families and is worth your time to consider.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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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 - $178 (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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