My husband and I stayed at Lake Opechee Inn and were thoroughly disappointed by the entire experience. While the room we stayed in was quite lovely, fireplace and two person jacuzzi tub our issue was with the overwhelming unwelcome feeling we felt throughout our entire stay.
From the moment you enter the grounds of the hotel there are signs about what not to do. Entering the parking lots signs about no skateboarding (I believe) not loitering etc. When you walk into the lobby there is a large sign asking you not to wear your ski boots inside - and adds, it ruins our floors. Huge no-smoking signs, signs in the library about 'no food, no drinks - if you want to play board games as the front desk for dice' in room with the pool table, again signs of what not to do. The hotel does have an indoor pool and hot tub, but they keep it covered and you have to go ask the front desk if you want to use it.....ummmm again very unwelcoming. Even a sign on the ice machine that ice is only to be put into ice bins from your room - damn I was going to fill my shoes with the ice!
Upon check-in I was using my debit card, and the woman behind the front desk basically yelled at me for using my debit card and not a credit card. She explained that the hotel will place a hold of $150 on the card - and that it's "real money" if I use a debit card as opposed to a credit card.... Ummm ok. So I told her I could use a credit card if it were easier for them, but the $150 hold was not a problem. She literally said 'fine it's your money' and then I had to sign about 8 forms regarding the fact I was using a debit card. After check-in I did go downstairs to inquire about our room, as we paid for a lake view room and well... it was more of a parking lot view than anything. The response I received was 'there are no other rooms available.' Gee thanks....
If you want to go to the Lakes Region for a relaxing getaway, my suggestion is to spend a few extra dollars and stay at Church Landing in Meredith, a little more expensive but a million times better!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The renovated historic mill building is home to an Inn, Spa, Conference Center and Restaurant, all resting on the peaceful shores of Lake Opechee; a sister lake to Lake Winnipesaukee. The Inn has thirty-four individually decorated guest rooms with fireplaces, private baths and many offer balconies with lake views and two-person whirlpool baths. We are a dog friendly Inn, offering two exclusive guest rooms for you and your friendly pups. Our Spa is Tranquility Springs Wellness Spa and in house restaurant is O Steak & Seafood. Here at Lake Opechee Inn and Spa, guests will find the perfect retreat for rest and relaxation. Often referred to as a "home away from home". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lake Opechee Hotel Laconia