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Top Notch Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Gorham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 9, 2010

We headed up north as leafer terrorists without a reservation the first week of October... So we called around and this small motel told us they had this three bedroom unit available, so we decided to stay for 2 nights. It was likely had been the home of the owner in past days and was now basically a 3 bedroom efficiency room. There was a queen room, 2 double beds and a double bed room. They were quite spacious rooms. The room was heated and comfortable. there was a full kitchen and we picked up makings and prepared a nice meal the second night. The living room had a nice setup, TV and cable service. There was a downstairs bathroom and a nice restaurant JJ's outside the back door that they gave us a 10% off coupon for and it was a really good restaurant.
The only caveat I would mention is that I did not see AC, there was fans on the floor in my bedroom and how this place would be on a hot night I can't say.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

Top Notch Inn offers value for the price---walking distance to restaurants is good---rooms are comfortable---grounds/gardens are eye catching

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 3, 2010

The Top Notch Inn is a classic small American town motel and is average in every way. The staff were quite knowledgeable, but we got some seriously odd advice from them - ("Don't go to Berlin, NH, it's full of homeless people!" - we didn't see even one). They did, however, give us some pretty good advice on where to see moose - but nothing that we didn't get out of the locals at a nearby pizza joint in under 5 minutes.

The motel is on a log truck route and so is really quite noisy. Freight trains also pass through in the early hours of the morning. This is a major disadvantage in my view and affected the quality of sleep that we got in a big way.

Considering that we stayed in some beautiful B&B's with an excellent breakfast included for less money on our trip to New England, I would say that this is acceptable if you have no choice - which you probably won't as Gorham/Berlin are not exactly brimming with nice hotels - but that better value can be had elsewhere.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2010

My wife and I stayed at the Top Notch Inn while on a motorcycle trip with some friends through NE. The personnel are friendly and helpful. The room was lovely and large and had just recently been redone. The location is convient being right in town. Also very close to MT Washington. The grounds were well taken care of and landscaped nicely with flowers. The benches available in front of each room and in the common green area make it convenient to sit around with friends and enjoy the outside and wonderful view of the mountains. There is a great restaurant right next door not owned by the motel. This is simply a great New England style motel at a very reasonable price!!! Will definitely stay here again when in the area.
Bob & Joan Corfield

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 28, 2010

This is the second year we stayed here. The room we stayed in had recently been done over. Very clean with new furniture, high definition TV. Everything one would need to be comfortable. All at a reasonable price. Members of the staff were friendly and had good knowledge of the Mt Washington area. Hope to return again when in this area.
Don (dwmorse@snet.net)

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2010

The owners were very friendly and accomadating. The room was exactly like it was shown on their web page.Extremely clean and comfortable. If you're going ATV riding in Berlin they will give you all the information you need, including where to see moose...and we did!!! Looking forward to going back there again. Mary, Jon, Gerri and Joe

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Reviewed September 7, 2010

Found this place on the internet by reading reviews from other Trip Advisor guest. Great place to stay. We loved the area and the service when we arrived was great. Good restaurant next door I would highly recommend as well.

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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: $85 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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