We had stayed at a similar nostalgic place last year in Franconia Notch, NH and loved it, so we were drawn to the Lincoln Motor Court when we found it on-line. We made a reservation based on pictures and reviews but were very disappointed upon arriving. We didn't even stay one night. Pictures must have been taken a very long time ago because the place was fairly run down looking both from the outside and in. Nostalgia doesn't have to be old and dreary looking. This place has so much potential! Some flowers and spruced up landscaping out front, as well as some cheery, brighter colored curtains and bed spreads, and updated matresses would make a world of difference. Bed was extremely hard and squeaked like crazy and the bedspead left fuzzy residue all over my husbands pants from just momentarily sitting on it! Also, screen door had holes in it and the metal chairs on the unit porch had rusty seats and were in desperate need of cleaning and a coat of paint - not very inviting. Thankfully, the owner was willing to refund our full amount w/o penalty and we found another hotel for $20 less per night with a unit twice the size, loveseat sofa bed, microwave and refrigerator that were easily accessible, and a quiet, comfortable king bed instead of the small, noisy full size one at the Motor Court. I understand the difficulities and costs of running a family business but the accomodations, amenities and price have to be somewhat in line with what is available elsewhere in the area in order to be competetive and the Lincoln Motor Court is overpriced for what they offer. IMHO nostalgia, especially when it's not done well, is not worth the price tag at this place. I grew up camping and am willing to try new experiences and don't require 5 star accomodations, but do believe that if I'm paying a reasonable rate, it is not unreasonable to expect a place that makes me feel like it's safe, clean, and cheerful at a bare minimum. I feel bad that the owner was hurt/offended by our disappointment as it was not our intention to insult...however paying heed to some constructive criticism could pay off in the long run.
- Also Known As:
- Lincoln Motor Court Hotel Manns Choice