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Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Gilford
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 6, 2013

We used to go to the Gunstock Inn, until they closed up, and loved the family atmosphere. We found the Fireside Inn via the internet, and had no idea what to expect. We LOVED IT!!

1) It is FAMILY Friendly = the staff was so nice to all of us - loved the atmosphere!
2) The staff is super (reference above). They genuinely seemed to have a good time, were fun, accommodating, and made the customer seem like family! Cheryl and Elaine and Shannon were excellent - they are true gems, and we hope they are there next year!!
3) They have an INDOOR POOL, just like the Gunstock Inn used to (although a tad smaller, but it is clean, warm, and family friendly!)
4) Breakfast every AM - and tasty too! Friendly staff in there as well!
5) Clean hotel, nicely maintained.
6) Refridge in at least some of the rooms = very helpful for a family!
7) Fireplace in the lobby, and popcorn as well during the late afternoon = we loved it! We put our feet up on the recliners, snacked on some popcorn, and had relaxed for a bit, before dinner.
8) Frank the GM - younger fellow - helpful, accommodating, a real asset to their staff!

Bottom line -- we loved it! Especially great for families -- actually everyone would love it! We will of course be going back next season again, and hope it will be an annual family vacation!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Francis T, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us on Tripadvisor. I will be sure to share this with all of our associates. Our associates enjoy taking care of our guests, and hearing compliments like this make it all worth while! It is critical to receive this kind of feedback from our guests so that we continually have the opportunity to evaluate our service. Our mission statement is Friendly Service, Clean Rooms and Everything Works with a Family-Friendly Atmosphere and a little Fun!

We have just added Refrigerators, Microwaves and Keurig Coffee makers to our rooms; we also have 24 suites available with full kitchens. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back the next time you are in the Lakes Region.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Stayed at the Fireside after Thanksgiving while visiting family and it was a nice place to stay. It is in need of a little updating, but the suite we stayed in was clean and had everything we needed. The suite has a bedroom with a king size bed (and plenty of pillows), a living room with a sofa bed and a couple chairs. There was also a kitchenette - but we didn't use it so I can't tell you how that was, except that the frig was full size - not a mini - so it was good for keeping lots of beverages cold. Also, it was nice that you didn't have to walk through the bedroom to get to the bathroom, so if you have someone sleeping on the sofa bed that is not your child, they do not have to walk through your room while you are sleeping to use the bathroom. We didn't use the indoor pool, but it must have been pleasant enough because when I was in the lobby, I could see that a lot of kids were using it. The staff was extremely friendly and nice. All in all, it was a really nice place to stay. I rated it high, not because it is a Hilton, but it is nice for what it is.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Francis T, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2013

Thank you for such a positive review. We are always striving to offer our guest the best service in the Lake region.Here at the Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee we pride ourselves on a clean and comfortable room for all of our guests. We take these reviews very seriously and respond as quickly as possible to all feedback that we receive. Thank you again for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

My husband and I had banked a week from our timeshare which was about to expire. We went online to find a destination which was not too far from our home so we chose Fireside Inn which was about four hours away. We were very happy when we got here because the suites had been recently upgraded and were very clean and comfortable. The staff is extremely friendly and go out of their way to accommodate guests. The lobby has a fireplace which is on at all times as well as a snack area where hot and cold beverages are available 24/7, hot popcorn from from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm daily and hot dogs from 5:00 to 7:00 Monday- Thursday. Complimentary breakfast is served daily, which includes cereal, waffles, pancakes, fruit and a variety of breads and bagels. The hotel is located on Lake Winnipesaukee and there is a beach nearby. Since we were here in November we were content to walk on the beach and around the surrounding neighborhood. There is a state park three miles away with trails for hiking. The Tanger Outlets in Tilton are a twenty minute drive away and a shoppers paradise. We highly recommend the Fireside Inn and Suites especially in November when rates are reduced.

Room Tip: Mountain view rooms provide a beautiful view from the large windows.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Francis T, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2013

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee and for expressing your overall satisfaction on TripAdvisor.. Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read past guests' comments before booking their own visits. We have some of the larges One-bedroom suites in the Lakes region. We are always striving to offer our guest the best service and make them fell at home.


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can do to assist you please do not hesitate to let me know.


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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Went to new Hampshire and Maine for the fall colors. We stayed at six different hotels during the trip including Best Western, Choice Hotels and Hampton Inns. the Fireside Inn was by far the best experience we had. The view of the fall colors from our room was outstanding. Rooms were nice size and quiet, breakfasts were filling and the staff was friendly and informative. They have an indoor pool for cold weather and an outdoor pool for summer weather.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wanted an enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: For fall colors, chose a room on the second floor facing the road
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Francis T, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2013

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee and for expressing your overall satisfaction on TripAdvison.com. Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read past guests’ comments before booking their own visits.

I have shared your comment with all of our associates. It is critical to receive this kind of feedback from our guests so that we continually have the opportunity to evaluate our service. It would be are pleasure to welcome you back the next time you are in the Lakes Region
Thanks again for your positive feedback, and if there is anything that I can do to assist you please do not hesitate to let me know.

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for two nights while visiting Lake Winnepesaukee to see the "Fall" colours. The situation is perfect, rooms spacious & comfortable & the hotel is generally very peaceful, in spite of being near a busy road.
Continental breakfast is very good, although they could do with it being in a bigger room, as it does get a bit crowded at peak breakfast time. However, everything there which you could want. No other food at the hotel, but there is a good restaurant across the road.
There is a lovely little pool which seems to be under used, as most people are just passing through.
I would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms are very good
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Francis T, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us on Tripadvisor during your stay here. I will be sure to share this with all of our associates here at the Fireside Inn. Our associates enjoy taking care of our guests and hearing compliments like this make it all worth while!

We are always striving for the best service that we can offer here at our hotel, and we hope that should your travels bring you back to the area, that you stay with us again.

Sincerely,
Francis Tuscano
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Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

This was my first stay here, it will not be the last. When you check in the staff is very friendly . Upon checking in all in your party get a Whoopee Pie. The rooms are very big, clean, nicely decorated. All rooms have as microwave, fridge, Kurig coffee maker. Bath and Body works soaps, shampoo and body lotion. You can have cookies, pop corn freshly made. Unlimited soda, coffee, hot cocoa and tea. ALL FREE!!! The pool and whirlpool tub are not to be missed. There is a waterfall in the whirlpool tub area. Very clean and hot. The breakfast Is great as well. Pancakes, waffles, eggs, cereal, donuts, muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt and much more. This was s great weekend away. Be sure to check it out. Elaine and Mary Kay were great to help you with any questions.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Francis T, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us on Tripadvisor,

I will be sure to share this with all our associates. Our associates enjoy taking care of our guests and hearing compliments like this make it all worth while! It is critical to receive this kind of feedback from our guests so that we continually have the opportunity to evaluate our service. We have just added Refrigerators, Microwave and Keurig Coffee makers in our rooms; we are also renovating the breakfast room and adding a few more Items. It would be are pleasure to welcome you back the next time you are in the Lakes Region.



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Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee.
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We were attending a wedding and the staff made sure we could check in early. The front desk attendant was very pleasant and the check-in process was very quick. We had plenty of time to get ready for the wedding. The bathrooms and rooms were very clean and nicely appointed. The manager, Frank was very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. The beds were terrific...I must say! I slept great and was refreshed for the ride home the next morning. We had a delicious waffle, juice, and coffee in the dining room. The continental breakfast attendant was very helpful and cooked our waffles for us...which we appreciated! A good stay, Thank You.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Francis T, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post these thoughtful comments about your stay with us. We our very happy you enjoyed a relaxing stay with us. We have a great staff were able to measure up to your expectations. We are always striving to offer our guest the best service and make them fell at home. I have shared your comment with all of our associates. It is critical to receive this kind of feedback from our guests so that we continually have the opportunity to evaluate our service. Please give our best to all your family members. It would be are pleasure to welcome you back the next time you are in the Lakes Region.

Sincerely,
Francis Tuscano
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Address: 17 Harris Shore Rd, Rt. 11 & 11, Gilford, NH 03249-6645 (Formerly B. Mae's Resort Inn & Suites)
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > Gilford
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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Gilford
Price Range: $110 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee 2.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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