My family and I stayed in Cottage #1. I was on the fence about the mixed reviews, but decided to go with it anyways because of the location. We arrived early and were allowed to check in since the cabin was available. The innkeeper did ask for the balance of the bill to be paid for at check-in, not check-out as almost every other place does.
The cabins looked quaint from the outside. However, the lack of upkeep and maintenance was evident immediately. The 2-bedroom cottage was uncomfortable because of the layout. The carpet was worn and dingy, the bathroom was very dirty, and the place had a weird dingy cigarette smoke-like smell.
The living room has an old futon that squeaks with every move. The refrigerator is small and has a microwave sitting on top of it. The tv is archaic - don't expect the latest technology and was placed on top of a wooden makeshift stand.
The bathroom was tiny and getting into it was a hassle because the door kept getting in the way. The shower stall needed some cleaning and had did not have the proper drain cover. If you have small children, this is not the most practical place since it only has a stand-up shower. The shower-head wasn't quite working properly either - it was spraying water everywhere and was even wetting the ceiling. I imagine that will lead to larger issues.
Although I initially thought the location was ideal, the property is located right on the main road, which makes it noise. The one pro of the place, quickly turned into a con.
Since we had already paid for the stay in full we had no choice but to stay. Luckily, we brought flip-flops and extra socks so no one had to walk barefoot. We also had our some blankets.
Overall, I would not recommend this place. It needs a lot of work and is too over-priced for what it is.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Red Inn and Cottages is located in the Village of North Conway, we are the closest Inn and Cottages to the Village, only five hundred yards away. We offer five Inn rooms and ten cottages (both 1 & 2 bedroom) all with private bathroom. If you are looking to experience the simpler way of life, then charms of the Mount Washington Valley will be your perfect place. The Inn has free wi-fi, in-ground pool, pinic tables and grills along with a delicous morning breakfast. The mountains are close by so hiking, swimming, canoeing, horse back riding, skiing, tubbing, snow shoeing, mountain climbing, scenic rides, gondola rides, sleigh rides and so much more are with-in minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Red Inn And Cottages
- Old Red Inn & Cottages Hotel North Conway