Just returned yesterday from this resort. This was our first stay there and here's a few observations:
We stayed in building 2, room 210. We referred to it as That 70's Building. The bathrooms still had tan porcelain toilets, and the master bedroom did not have a shower, just a tan whirlpool tub set in red brick tiles. Hideous!
The kitchen was a bit better, but not by much. The fridge was newer, as was the microwave/range hood combo. The counters were dated, but at least in good condition. There were very few kitchen accessories... just one dish cloth and one dish towel, no pizza pan, etc.
The living and bedroom furniture were dated as well, with a 70's-80's look, but it didn't seem intentional. The electric fireplace in the LR actually had the connection wiring come out of the right front side before going along the baseboard for a foot or two before actually going into the wall to get connected - pretty sure against electrical code there! Even though most hide-a-bed couches are not comfortable, this one was worse than most to sit on.
The beds were not the worst I have ever slept in, but they were far from the best as well. The furniture was very sparse and like the living room, it had a smaller, tube style TV. The walls were a little thin...we heard in the bedroom next to us the neighbors snoring. Fortunately, that's ALL we heard oing on in the next room - thank God it was an older (and tired) couple and not honeymooners!
They did have a stacked washer and dryer, and unlike any other resort I have stayed in, they actually provided the laundry detergent, a nice touch. The deck was spacious with a beautiful view, and the grounds were well kept. From the outside, the buildings look very quaint. The indoor pool was nice - needed a cleaning - but not too far gone. Small exercise room but good equipment. There was a racquetball court, outdoor tennis courts, and a sand volleyball court - all decent.
The staff ws generally helpful and very friendly except for one clearly unhappy young lady the morning of October 4th. Other than that interaction, the staff were all pleasant to interact with. Although the actual checkout is 10:00 am, they were very gracious when we had seen an 11:00 am checkout time online from an independent 3rd party site - no issues with the extra hour at all.
They are well situated with a short drive to 3 states and a host of wonderful attractions. We ventured out each day we stayed there, which is what made the unit bearable. I loved the area, loved the mountain of things to do, but when I come back to the area, it wouldn't be at the Summit until the units get some serious updating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Summit Resort is a four season getaway overlooking New Hampshire’s magnificent Lake Winnipesaukee. Ideal for families, the comfortable, spacious suites provide privacy for six with the convenience of a full kitchen and dining area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Summit Hotel Laconia
- Summit Laconia
- Laconia Summit