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Top Notch Inn
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Gorham
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Just a Motel - not an Inn”
Reviewed September 27, 2009

The name of this "inn" as well as the photos on their website are misleading. The furnishings and decor of the room I stayed in (room #108) was very motel-like. No character. $109 per night is a high price to pay for a motel in this area I think. On the bright side, the front desk was exceptionally nice and friendly, and the room was spotless.

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2009

Contrary to some of the negative reviews people have written about this facility we could not have been more satisfied with our stay here

Top Notch Inn is obviously an older style motel but has been tastefully updated and it is a pleasure to stay here. The rooms are comfortable, quiet and clean. Staff are very pleasant and are helpful in answering questions as to what the area has to offer.

The pet friendly feature is a very important attraction.

We would definately stay here again and would have no qualms about recommending the Top Notch Inn to our friends.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2009

What a great place to stay, close to the Mt Washington Auto Road where we were headed the following day. Friendly staff, clean and comfortable, and although on the main road, the rooms we had were very quiet. It has a really nice pool and hot tub to relax and unwind in, and they provide free pool towels too. There are several eating places nearby, so breakfast or dinner is no problem!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Manchester NH
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 7, 2009

We stayed in one of the newer rooms with bunk beds for the kids. Very clean, good service, nice location for Story Land and Santa's Village. The rooms aren't huge, but they are nice, and everyone was very friendly. You can walk next door to Js resaurant, and you get a coupon for $10 off at the desk. Good food there, and breakfast is right down the street if you want it. We didn't use the pool, but it looked clean. Overall a very good expirence.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Hudson, MA
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

I travel overnight occasionaly and stopped here on the way from Maine to Vermont. I had stayed here several years ago and the difference is significant- remodeled rooms and exceptionaly clean, and beautiful landscaping. Rain prevented any use of the amenities so I can't comment on those, but I highly recommend for the room and friendly staff.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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nova scotia
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Reviewed October 15, 2008

Have stayed here for the past couple of years the beginning of June on way to Americae in Lake George NY. Staff always find a room for us with no reservations and offer us parking space for bike and trailer. Have been nothing but terrific to us and the other friends that go with us.

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  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with friends
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nova scotia
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Reviewed October 1, 2008

We always stay at the Top Notch Inn going and returning from Americade in Lake George up state New York the end of May & 1st week of June. The staff are always friendly & courtious makes us feel like old home week. We also stayed there in Sept. 2008 on a return trip from Wisconsin,same friendly service

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  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
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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 #2 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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