We've stayed here from time to time when needing to get an early start for an adventure in the area. It may just be bad luck, but last two times there have been groups of very loud people (e.g., college kids partying) who interrupt sleep at weird hours (e.g., 3 AM).
I'm used to staying in ski dorms, etc., so don't mind the group bathrooms and overall communal living. But usually there's an innkeeper with a strong presence, and there's a culture of respecting others. Here, both seem to be missing (and I suspect they're related).
Lastly, little amenities you expect in a place to stay are poorly thought out or missing. E.g., no cups or towels in the kitchenette area, only electrical outlet in the rooms are oddly placed above the beds, etc. (To mention a plus, I was surprised and delighted that they went to the trouble to offer free Wi-Fi.)
For the money, I think one is better off at a B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pinkham Notch has been a hub for hiking, climbing, snowshoeing, and skiing on the Presidential Range of the White Mountains since the 1920s. With access to Tuckerman Ravine and the Wildcat Range just outside your door, Joe Dodge Lodge provides the perfect opportunity to tackle more challenging terrain while offering beginner hikers, climbers, and skiers a chance to practice their skills. The Lodge is located on the Appalachian Trail in the White Mountain National Forest. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Joe Dodge Hotel Gorham