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“Cute as a blue 'n' white striped button”
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Hoyt's Lodges
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Rye
New York, New York, United States
1 review
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“Cute as a blue 'n' white striped button”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

This charming cluster of clapboard cottages is an antidote for city slickers and suburbanites stuck in stripmallandia. It's a quaint, no-frills slice of seaside Americana with homey furniture, lacy curtains, taps that have separate hot and cold knobs and a verandah (remember those?) with the whole blue & white awning vibe - only it's authentic. There's a hearty, homestyle seafood restaurant walking distance down the road, an OK pizzeria and basic corner store - all you really need in a place like this (if you're into vegan, organic, macrobiotic etc you might want to bring some supplies). The sweeping, slightly undulating setting is great in that there are no fences anywhere - a sea of green grass with cottages scattered around, the quiet, 2-lane coastal road, then the ocean. Don't fence me in! The beach is expansive and great for walking and thinking.
GREAT FOR CYCLISTS: The friendly owners Ann and John Hoyt are big biking fanatics - specifically recumbents, so it's a perfect place for cyclists - groovy Portsmouth is a short spin away. The Seacoast Century goes right by it (http://www.granitestatewheelmen.org/SCC/SCC-HomePage.htm)
VIDEO: I shot the following impromptu videos from two recumbent weekends hosted by the Hoyts - it will mainly be of interest to cyclists, but does give some glimpses of the surrounding areas and Portsmouth
1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhT4OF8x-Xs
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXBy0h-gXos
and some photos here:
1. http://www.galfromdownunder.com/galleries/WEB-ryerecumbent07-gallery/
2. http://www.galfromdownunder.com/galleries/WEB-ryerecumbent08-gallery/

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

The cottages are immaculately maintained and the space it very well utilized. We spent most of the time walking the beach and going to shops. The cottge was nice to come back to and relax. Owners are fantastic and very accommodating!!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Ontario
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Our family has been coming to Hoyt's Lodges for many years and it has become a famliy tradition that we all meet in Portsmouth and Hoyt's at least once a year. The cabins are family oriented, clean and well cared for. The location is ideal, with the ocean just across the road and Wallis Sands Beach walking distance away. The owners, John and Ann, are very accomodating and caring and have provided our family with innumerable happy vacation memories over the years.
Now that our family has grown, we still go back as a couple to rest, relax and enjoy the company of friends who we met over the years who are also still coming back to Hoyt's. It has become our "happy place" - a unique spot for families to spend time with one another as well as a place for couples to relax and reconnect in a memorable setting.

Room Tip: Families cabins are #3,6,9,10. They sleep 4 comfortably. Our preference is #10 for a family.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Endicott, New York
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

I HIGHLY recommend Hoyt's lodges for a visit along the N.H. coastline as long as what you are looking for is a quiet, relaxing stay with other well-behaved visitors in clean and cozy cottages and pleasant hosts that accomodate your needs. If you plan on raising hell and being obnoxious this is NOT the place for you, go down 1A to Hampton Beach.
Dave K
Endicott, NY

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Endicott, New York
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We have been coming to Hoyt's Lodges for 11 years now, and really enjoy our stay. John and Ann are so friendly and the cottages are beautiful. We never wanted to stay in a motel/hotel when we started coming to New England for vacation and are so glad we found Hoyt's. The cost is very reasonable, cheaper than a hotel and we can prepare our own food, don't have to go out every day! What's even better is my husband can fish every day right out front! This is where we spend our yearly vacation!
Thank you for your generous hospitality!
Laura K
Endicott, NY

Room Tip: The cottages in the front are with a full view of the ocean but the ones in the back are more privat...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Charlton
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

This beautiful setting is hard to find! First word used to describe the places here are CLEAN and pristine!! The owners are very attentive to each person's needs. We've been coming here for about 10 years, with and without children, now that they're grown. The kids (and us) have extremely fond memories of it. Quick beach access, walking distance. The size of the cottages are, well, COTTAGE sized so of course, they're close to other cottages! That's just what we go for. Most of the time is spent outdoors in this beautiful area, but a lot of the cottages have renovations that are pleasing to be in. See for yourself!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Our cottage reservation was for one week, to be followed by a New England tour. But our stay at Hoyt's was so great that we stayed on for a second week and skipped the tour. The cottages are extraordinarily clean---a remarkable feat, given that the sandy shore is just a short stroll away. The owners are thoughtful, friendly, and responsive. To illustrate: when someone in the cottage next to ours became involved in an endless and loud business conversation via Skype, with the incoming sound as piercing as a dentist's drill---making our relaxation, conversation, reading, etc. impossible---we mentioned it to the owner, and he asked the fellow to stop. The response from the Skyper was quite unfriendly. (See the one "Not Recommended" listing on this site). Except for that incident our stay was wonderful, and we've already made our reservations at Hoyt's for next summer.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hoyt's Lodges
Address: 891 Ocean Blvd, Route 1A, Rye, NH 03870-2826
Location: United States > New Hampshire > Rye
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Rye
Number of rooms: 340

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