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Top Notch Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Gorham
Certificate of Excellence
Bradenton, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful accomodations”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

Friendly staff. Great pool and hot tub. Clean pleasant rooms with flat screen TV. When checking in, you receive a map of the area, and locations of key points in the town. Great restaurant right next door.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Travelinman6969, Front Office Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, July 28, 2012
Thank you for your review, we look forward to having you stay with us again. Let us know if there is anything we can do to improve.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2012

We stayed at the Top Notch Inn for convenience, on our way from Lubec to Montpelier. A typical slightly run-down road-house, the Top Notch Inn will never set the world on fire, but offered rooms that were, I think, clean, (though the somewhat dim light made it difficult to do a complete inspection). Receptionist was business-like, though not very welcoming. We were in at night and out the next morning. One thing - the Inn recommended Dan's Moose Tours - and we had a very poor experience.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Travelinman6969, Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Thank you for your review from last fall when you stayed with us. We are sorry your moose tour didn’t meet your expectations.
We’re not sure that the Top Notch Inn qualifies for the definition of a Roadhouse according to the dictionary; an inn (usually outside city limits on a main road) providing meals and liquor and dancing and (sometimes) gambling. That is probably why we won’t set the world on fire, but hopefully provide clean, comfortable and safe lodging for travelers from all over the world.
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Small Town NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2012

My husband, son and I stayed here July 15-17, based on location & reviews, and were not dissapointed! We stayed in the room shown, which my son (13) loved because of the bunkbeds. Everything was clean, the staff was wonderful, and the pool and hot tub were the perfect place to relax after a busy day. The location is perfect. Right down the street was Muddy Paws, which took us rafting by day and dog sledding in the evening. Mt Washington is also nearby. You really don't have to travel far for anything. There are plenty of places to eat in the area, and a Walmart in the next town. This was our first trip to NH, and we will definitely do it again. And of course A Top Notch Inn will be our 'home away from home'.

The ONLY non-positive thing worth mentioning is that I felt that our bed was super hard, but it may be just because our bed at home is pretty soft. The first night I was a bit uncomfortable, but nights 2 and 3 were just fine...


Lori G.
New Jersey

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Travelinman6969, Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
It’s wonderful that you were able to enjoy the local rafting and dog “sledding” as well as your accommodations here at the Top Notch. We are sorry the mattress was too firm, and we will make a note that you prefer a soft bed for future stays. Thank you for all the compliments, and taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you again soon.
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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Tucked in a cosy corner in New Hampshire, is a little bit of heaven. The Top Notch Inn is a spot to rest, refresh, and recharge.With a staff that makes you feel like family and friends, our yearly trip is so comfortable, that we feel as if we are "going home". We will always return for our week with these wonderful people in a very comfy place. The staff is wonderful from the welcoming at the front desk (Nancy) to the housekeeping (Marilyn) . We also want to mention how Pet Friendly they are. Nice area in back of the Inn to walk your pet during the day and well lit at night.
We look forward to next year. Paula B. 7/13 -7/20 Rm# 114.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Travelinman6969, Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, August 5, 2012
Wonderful compliments! Thanks for taking the time to write a review, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Gorham.
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Medford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

My family (and elderly mother) stayed here for a few days and WOW what a great place! Having 3 kids we wanted to be somewhat close to both Storyland and Santas Village as well as comforting for her while we went to the parks and this is exactly what we had. Literally all you had to do was take a left or a right and then another left or right and you were there at either park in 25 min. Very helpful staff, great places to eat within walking distance (using a walker she went to 2) or a very short ride and most of all very relaxing by the pool (or jacuzzi for us adults from all the walking). Usually we stayed in Glen but from now on we will only be staying at Top Notch!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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, Guest Relations Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Thank you, what a nice review! We are fortunate to be central to Story Land and Santa's Village, and walking distance to a variety of restaurants to choose from. Our swimming pool has recently been updated with a solar heating system that is environmentally sustainable. We have done many other improvements to the Top Notch Inn this year, and we are constantly striving to improve to provide a comfortable environment for appreciative customers like you! Thank you once again, we hope to see you again soon.
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Kingston, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Clean, convenient, cost-effective, comfortable and charming. We had the pleasure of staying overnight in the Pinkham House July 5 and 6, 2012. This 2 story house was perfect for our family. With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and well equipped kitchen, not only could we be together, but also apart if we chose! The pool and hot tub provided much needed relaxation after a long drive to NH. The location is convenient to all attractions.
Janice K.
7/5/12
Pinkham House

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Janice K
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, Front Office Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Wow! We appreciate your wonderful review and that you enjoyed the Pinkham House! This is one of many favorite accommodations here at the Top Notch Inn. We did some improvements this year to the Pinkham House including restoring the beautiful hardwood floors & stairway, adding central air conditioning, new kitchen appliances, flooring & lighting and a coat of fresh paint just to name a few...
We enjoyed having you and your family stay with us, and hope you can return again soon.
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Lowell, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Very nice place to stay....pet friendly. The rooms were clean with up to date fridge, microwave, and coffee pot. Very friendly staff. The location was great, too. Plenty of places to go to eat and go for walks. Looking forward to next year.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you found your accommodations to your liking, and were able to get out and walk to the convenient locations here in Gorham. We also look forward to your visit next year, or any time in the near future also!
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Property: Top Notch Inn
Address: 265 Main St, Center of Town, Gorham, NH 03581-1510
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Gorham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Gorham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Top Notch Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
$ave! Book direct we can avoid commissions, and pass the savings onto you! Great location in the center of town, walk to restaurants, café & wood fired pizza! Close to Story Land, Santa's Village, Mt Washington and many tourists' favorites. All rooms have free high speed WIFI, 32" HDTV, fridge, coffee maker and microwave. We have rooms with kings, queens or doubles. Groups and families love the NEW Mt Moriah Cottage next door, with 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 & the Family Suite with fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room, and three bedrooms that sleep 8 comfortably. We are dog friendly in select rooms and 100% smoke-free throughout with newly renovated and Eco-Friendly rooms and cottage. Close to: MT WASHINGTON STORY LAND SANTAS VILLAGE MOOSE TOURS HIKING,BIKING,RAFTING AND ALL THE NATURAL OUTDOORS HAS TO OFFER! ... more   less 
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