gave this old inn a second try. Stayed years and years ago and at that time was very dissapointed with tiny and musty room with shared hall bath and creaky floor. But decided to give it a try on a weekend when our favorite place was sold out and we were assured the largest room with private bath and the best view. The views here are as good as advertised which is what makes it such a shame that the Inn is literally crumbling. We arrived late night with two sleepy preschoolers, hauled our gear up the same old carpeted creaky stairs, and opened our room door to find rooms unchanged since the last partial renovation - 1980, perhaps? Old poor quality linens, dusty baseboards, threadbare carpet, lumpy and sagging mattresses. And the bath had cracks in the plaster running across the ceilings and down the walls, peeling vinyl flooring and an ancient tub with no way tub faucet meaning no cleaning the boys for two nights. Neither boy would sleep pronouuncing the sheets scratchy and the blankets musty. The little one awoke with a rash or bites all over his body - we did not find evidence of bedbugs so maybe a rogue mosquito? Almost no air flow with a couple of the old windows inoperable and a small window unit doing blocking the third. A shame as the late summer mountain night air may have helped us all to sleep despite the uncomfortable bedding. Children are charged at the full extra adult rate even when using existing bedding (our room had two queens, but we paid extra for each of the children and we did not have a breakfast included rate). The uncomfortable and outdated rooms are a shame because the restaurnat seems popular and the location is gorgeous - one of the top views in the world. Also, the grounds and gardens are lovely and the inground pool looks clean and inviting. But i really cannot say who this would work for - maybe intrepid hikers used to mountain huts and hostel accomodations but I cannot see them paying the rack rates. I hope that someone saves this lovely old place but until a complete rehab, we won't be back and we travel to N Conway area 2-3 times a year, at least.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1785 Inn is located in an historic building (built by Revolutionary War veteran) at a famous scenic overlook in the White Mountains (the 7th most photographed nature scene in the US). A travel guide newsletter recently called it "One of the top 15 views in the world from a hotel or inn." The 1785 Inn provides comfortable lodging in a clean/homey atmosphere with friendly service. A delicious full breakfast is provided to overnight guests and the inn also has a friendly pub open every night for lodging guests and their friends. On six acres with plenty of space and trails to enjoy the scenery & outdoors, or go swimming or skiing, depending on the season. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1785 Hotel North Conway