Stayed at ESI in one of their timeshare townhouse style units. Members of our family own two units and asked if we'd like to join them for a few days in one of their units. Our unit was close to the theater in North Conway - on the grounds of the Inn. The unit was clean and fresh when we arrived. Plenty of linens and pillows. Nice furniture with a very home like feel. Small kitchenette, dining table that opened to seat 4-5 comfortably and nice flat screen television. Bath was clean but a bit outdated. Tub wasn't dirty but it wasn't super clean either. It was a jetted tub and the jets looked like that hadn't been cleaned in a bit. I did like the shampoo and soap dispenser in the shower - very nice detail and products were quite nice.
The Murphy bed was surprisingly comfortable and you could still move around the room a bit when open (bed comes down near the outside wall/window but you can still squeeze through if you need to get up and you are able to still sit on the sofa with bed down). Air conditioning worked well and was quiet BUT if you want to pull the curtains for privacy - a must on the first floor - you cut off your cool air supply and the windows do not stay open unless you prop something in them which was disappointing especially when we had a few cool evenings that fresh air would have been welcomed.
All the units we could see in the condo/time share area, look out onto grassy areas that are well kept and very clean. The indoor pool was nice and you have use of an outdoor pool if you want to walk 5 minutes up the street. On a hot day this wasn't something I was going to do and it would be nice if an outdoor pool was constructed at the main inn. Tennis courts were nice, game area for kids was sufficient, playground was cute if you have younger kids to entertain.
This Inn is close to all downtown North Conway has to offer. For outlet stores you do have to drive down the road which isn't a big deal. Fishing pond onsite as well as coffee shop (pricey by local standards but nice with great choices), and pizza as well. They also do lobster/clambake dinners (inquire at front desk). Wifi is available but iffy outside the main inn - very slow most times. Our units connected via a hallway though each unit could be rented separately I believe as they did have two different room numbers. Not sure if the main inn is set up that way. Parking is free but tight. They do have extra parking behind the last building at the back of the property. It can be quite a hike if you have lots of things to carry but the area is very safe and leaving your items near your unit and parking before lugging everything in shouldn't be an issue.
With just a few minor changes - updated bathroom, larger fridge (even the upper unit where the rest of our family stayed (sleeps 4-6) has this tiny fridge - no way to stay more than a few days without having to keep refilling the cooler over and over with ice to keep perishables cold) and being able to have fresh air or AC that didn't blow onto the curtains - this place with be excellent! More storage in the kitchen area would be nice too - though closet did have shelves we could have used. My suggestion is remove large bureau with mirror and replace with smaller unit or a pantry closet that could be used for clothing if needed.
Would definitely stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WHERE GUESTS ARRIVE WITH ENTHUSIASM & RETURN HOME WITH FOND MEMORIES Welcome to the Eastern Slope Inn Resort - an elegant, four-season resort located on the National Register of Historic Places in the center of New Hampshire's North Conway Village. Situated on 40 acres, within walking distance of quaint shops, restaurants, cafes, and popular attractions, the Resort features 250 rooms bridging the charm of yesteryear with modern day comforts and conveniences. The main inn offers a variety of elegantly furnished guest rooms with many units featuring kitchenettes. Guests can choose from a diverse array of accommodations to include studios, townhouses and deluxe suites with gas fireplaces, spa tubs, full kitchens and living rooms. Resort amenities include the Eastern Slope Playhouse, indoor heated pool, indoor and outdoor hot-tubs, clay tennis courts, fitness facility, meeting room and business center, playground, retail shops, walking trails to the Saco River, stocked fishing and ice skating pond, and Flatbread Company restaurant with pub. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eastern Slope Hotel North Conway