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Best Western Silver Fox Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Basement rooms can't offer views”
Reviewed October 16, 2006

This year we enjoyed a wonderful round trip throughout New England. We´ve been to 9 Hotels, Motels or B&B and this one failed in many regards. We booked a 2 Queen and were given a very small one Queen room next to the kitchen and the dining room. A group of guests with plates in hands stood in line along the hallway right in front of the room to enter the buffet/dining room. As we were disappointed with the 1 Queen we got and due to this noisiness, we asked if there´s a chance to change the room. Luckily there was just one single room left - i wish the receiption staff hadn´t been that short (not very communicative). The new room was well sized and portioned, it was clean and we were quite happy. On the other hand many rooms (like ours) are located in the basement. You are in a wonderful spot of NH and what would it be to have views (e.g. in the morning) - like most of the surrounding Hotels offer. The complimentary afternoon wine and cheese social (in addition there´s even a strong-smelly sausage) was well accepted - a good opportunity to make the stay at the SFI a pleasant one. My overall opion is: Check other Hotels if you´re going to Waterville Valley - it´s your vacation and there´s no space for mediocrity.

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  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2006

I can not begin to tell about this wonderful hotel. We received info on local attractions, places to eat, and senic drives. The hot breakfast was outstanding and I would definetely recomend this lodge to my friends and will return if I am anywhere near this location in the future. It is definetely worth the drive into the White Mountains.

  • Liked — The staff
  • Disliked — Difficult to find because of the poor signage.
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2006

Recently spent a night here on the way from Boston to Montreal as it's a nice place to break the journey and the surrounding scenery is truly stunning.
Check-in was prompt, although I should note that the first two rooms we were offered had not been made up.
Thrid time lucky however and the final room was excellent - spacious and clean with a large bed and a good bathroom plus lots of storage space.
The wine and cheese on arrival is a nice touch but the real winner is the breakfast and the views - great food with a mountain backdrop and if you're feeling adventurous, an outdoor terrace.
Parking is plentiful but is should be noted that there is no bar or restaurant so don't arrive late.
The resort itself is well laid out and efficient, if a little soul-less, but you can get some great food and drinks in the little town square.
Good fun during the ski season I'd imagine.

  • Liked — The room
  • Disliked — being offered two rooms that hadn't been made up
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2006

Caveat: we are Waterville Valley property owners (own a unit at the Black Bear Lodge, which we like very much)... this week, we needed to be in town for personal business, but our unit was rented. We called ahead and secured a room at the Silver Fox, which we had never visited before. We arrived late and were warmly received... found the room to be small but comfortably appointed and very well cared-for. After a good night's sleep, we were very pleasantly surprised at the quality and variety offered at the free continental breakfast (much better than your average boxes-of-cereal). The hotel also provides free mountain bike rentals -- ideal for fun while you're staying in the Valley.

Because we were in town for business and needed to rush out, we asked the hotel staff if we could check out late; because they had no new check-ins for our room that day, they were most accomodating and allowed us a lot of latitude. More to the point, everyone on staff was very warm and extremely helpful.

We heartily recommend the Silver Fox Inn -- as others have pointed out, it's nothing like you'd expect from a chain hotel, and the staff were outstanding.

  • Liked — Gracious hospitality, surprisingly good continental breakfast
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled on business
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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Reviewed October 18, 2005

This location is the best kept secret in the area. Although listed as a Best Western it has all the charm of any New England B&B. The lounge (with the free wine and cheese) was a great place to relax and read. THe service was great, the rooms were clean and the country breakfast which was included was fantastic. When in the area again will for sure stay at this great location....

  • Stayed October 2005
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Beavercreek, Ohio
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2005

From the moment you enter the lobby, you get a feeling that this is not an ordinary chain hotel. Looking more like a lodge than a hotel, the Silver Fox sits surrounded by trees. You are immediately invited you to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and cheese in the cozy reception area. although the rooms are standard hotels rooms, the windows can be opened to the wonderful fresh mountain air. The hotel staff are masters at making you feel comfortable. The best surprise is the bountiful breakfast buffet featuring fresh fruit salad, homemade breads, 10 grain porridge, and fresh whole wheat sticky buns. The Silver Fox was the favorite stop on our week-long fall trip!

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed August 28, 2005

I just returned and I'm going to book another weekend really soon! For the price of about $100 I didn't expect any thing out of the ordianry, but this hotel has surprised me right at the entrence. The lobby is warm and welcoming, arranged in a way that invites you to sit down and relax. The room is clean, not very big but O.K. The real treat was the breakfast - Homemade fresh bakery (4 diffrent kinds) fresh fruit salad and more, the dining room very spacious, and alowes you to choose to sit out and enjoy the woods while you're eating. They also gave us passes to use the near by sports club (in/out pool, bike rental and boat rental). Did I also mention the kind and friendly attitude?

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Property: Best Western Silver Fox Inn
Address: 70 Packard's Rd, Waterville Valley, NH 03215 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Silver Fox Inn)
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Waterville Valley
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Waterville Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Silver Fox Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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