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“Classic look; not much else around”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Colonial Hotel

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Colonial Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Gardner
New Hampshire
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81 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Classic look; not much else around”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

I stayed for one night with my daughter. The lobby has a sweeping "Gone with the Wind" type staircase and the lobby is decorated with very traditional wood furnishings including a grandfather clock and wing chairs. The room was ample with a desk and decent lighting. There is a fridge in the room. Rooms were probably done in the 1980's so nothing terribly modern but it was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed a delicious dinner in the restaurant where the service was very attentive. We were told there was a continental breakfast in the morning and found scrambled eggs, home fries and bacon. It was a good way to start the day. Pool and hot tub were nice. There is also a small game room for kids. Internet was decent. People at the front desk were polite. I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

Lobby was nice but it stops there. Rooms are poorly lit , old carpet and decorated with cheap furniture. Reminds me if what a Motel 6 probably looks like but at least they know who they are. Room rates are very high for what you get. I'm in the area but will not stay here again.

Stayed December 2013
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winchendon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

We stayed at this hotel off and on for a period of about 5 months, due to construction work being done on my house. The staff was generally pretty friendly. We stayed in several different rooms, the rooms were always clean + kept clean by the staff. Never saw a bug! Biggest complaint with the room was that every piece of furniture in the room we most often stayed (a handicap room) was stained. We also experienced one plumbing problem, but 5 months is a long time to stay problem-free! Breakfast was included (during the week), it was pretty good, way better than average, and varied day to day. Breakfast staff was excellent. There is also some kind of meal deal that includes the restaraunt, ask when you check in for info. Food at the restaraunt varied in quality, I'll cover it seperately. I WILL say the chili is KILLER, maybe the best I've ever had. I would recommend this hotel for people coming to the area.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

Overall clean, quiet and welcoming. Close-up though you find a refurbished hotel that did the job without focusing on the details. Restaurant has very, very good dinners, but breakfast is sub-par.

The rooms have been redone, you can tell this is a very old hotel that used to allow smoking. Very tiny bathrooms, with refinishing done so you can notice - chips on tubs, wallpaper peeling, poor caulking jobs and hair dryer cords that are stained and yellowed. Overall cleanliness is maybe a 7/10.

The room itself is ok, however, one of my throw pillows had obvious stains on it, I have no idea what from. The TV remotes are so worn out you can't see numbers on them, and the only way to watch TV is to type in a channel number, the up/down function does not work, confirmed this with the front desk.

Dinner is amazing for a hotel. Very good entrees, never disappointed, and a good selection of beer. Breakfast is amazingly bad - lousy coffee, buffet similar to a Hampton Inn, like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. One day the cook didn't show up so the waitress made breakfast, I left before sampling it.

Up in that area there isn't much to choose from...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Epping NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Our family situation brought us to the area, and we are so glad we chose the Colonial Hotel. We had a suite and a regular non smoking room and both were wonderful, always clean! We were there for 11 nites over a two wk period. The food - well after staying so many nites we got to sample many items on the large menu - all were amazing! What a deal, we did the package plan of dinner and breakfast great price! The waitress's were the best, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. All the front door staff were so friendly and helpful as we change our plans many times. We were here both weekends while weddings were happening and during the week for quiet times and felt very comfortable. A very, very pleasurable experience!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank JGabes
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Painesville, Ohio
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48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

The Colonial Inn is a great place to stay if you are in the area. This is our second stay at this hotel and it is still one we would come back to. The room was comfortable, but we could smell cigarette smoke every time we left the room. All of the rooms on that floor were marked as non-smoking, but I feel that some felt that only meant the rooms, not the hallways. Other than that, the room was fine. I do feel that our trip to the restaurant was not as satisfactory as the last time we stayed. The prices are comparable, but the add ons can get a little pricey. We ended up spending over $50.00 for a sandwich and pasta. The desserts were definitely not up to par for the price that was charged. The food was tasty, but we would definitely double check before ordering next time. Breakfast was good and I would still recommend this hotel for a relaxing stopping point if you are in the area.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Susan L
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Lynn
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122 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Great secluded hotel. The restaurant within had great steaks and atmosphere. Took a short ride and found the Old Mill Restaurant on a river nearby which was a really cool experience. Another short ride and you are at the Yankee Candle Flagship store.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Khris B
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Additional Information about Colonial Hotel

Property: Colonial Hotel
Address: 625 Betty Spring Road, Gardner, MA 01440
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Gardner
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Gardner
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 112
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