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Silver Fountain Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Dover B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 January 2012

I went with my boyfriend and mother. We had the Bellamy room that overlooked the street. The room was romantic and quaint. The bathroom was more like a powder room. The bed was extremely comfortable. They supplied free DVDs and books that you may borrow at anytime. There was always tea and coffee available for your use at anytime. Occasionally, they had fresh-baked cookies waiting for anyone that wanted one on the piano. Breakfast went from 8-10am. The blueberry pancakes were amazing! Also, they have a fridge shared with the others staying in the B&B. Cokes and other soft drinks were free. The staff is very small but very friendly. It's just a few minutes from downtown Dover and moments away from I-95. However, we had a few minor setbacks. The towels smelt of mildew after one use. Toiletry items could have been replaced better. They needed to dust things more often. Other than that, it was a very nice stay.

Room Tip: The more expensive rooms are colder. The Bellamy was perfect.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

I agree with all the previous high ratings, one of the best b&b's we've ever stayed at, and we too have stayed in many. They get all the details right. We walked in and were wowed, from the common areas to our room (the Silk room). Bed very comfy. Shower a bit awkward, in a tub with a plastic shower curtain sort of too close. But overall, perfect place; site photos don't do it justice. Beautiful neighborhood, pretty downtown area. Unbelievable value for the price. Eat at Newick's while you're there. We couldn't get a hotel deal in Portsmouth so we picked here, and so glad we did.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

We had never stayed in Dover,NH but always enjoy trying new bed and breakfast inns. We were so delighted that we plan on returning when we are in the area.
Susan prepares exquisite breakfasts(with choices) and provides just the right amount of attention to your needs. Example-we were too tired to go out for dinner one evening so we ordered a meal to pick up and eat at the Inn. Susan made sure we had silverware, napkins and space to eat.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 May 2011

The Silver Fountain Inn is only two hours from my home, so normally I would not have been on vacation there, but I stayed there twice as it is close to the University of NH. It is easy to find, close to the center of town and the highway, along a street of stately homes.
The historic house is in immacutlate repair with comfortable period decorating. I especially like the gray wall paper that looks like plaster freize that lines all three floors of the grand staircase. Even if you don't stay in the master bedroom, ask to see the Silk Room. The walls are covered with antique silk! It is very impressive.
The staff are very friendly, enthusiastic and genuinely welcoming. A platter of home made chocolate chip cookies greets guests as they enter the house. Cold beverages are always available in the refridgerator set in the dining area for guest use.
Rooms are good-sized, have ensuite bathrooms, and beds are very comfortable. There are several pillows, of varying firmness, so they guest can find one to their liking. The toiletries are imported and very nice. In winter, in addition the the usual central heating, a portable heater is added to the room so that guests can have the room to their personal comfort level.
Breakfasts are extraordinary! Each is cooked to order from a choice of five offerings, which change daily. Specials I remember include scrambled eggs done with different add-ins, varous omlets, as well as gourmet french toast and pancakes. While you wait for your entre you have homemade muffins just out of the oven and fresh fruit. Usually breakfast starts at 8:00, but they had a full breakfast ready early for us when we needed to leave earlier.
In short, this is a lux experience for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2010

My husband and I just visited the Silver Fountain Inn last weekend for our fifth wedding anniversary. It was even more beautiful in person than the pictures online. There is a little sitting room with a fireplace, a selection of movies to borrow, books to read, coffee and tea available at any time as well as soft drinks cold in a refrigerator. There was a plate of (delicious) homemade chocolate chip cookies by the door when we arrived that I sampled throughout the weekend. Breakfast began each morning with a fruit cup and fresh baked bread or muffins, followed by your choice of the day's omelet, egg scramble, french toast or pancakes, bacon, sausage. Everything tasted wonderful and the service was above exceptional. This place was more than we expected, cost less than other options, and we definitely would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the area.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 November 2010

The Silver Fountain Inn is all the good things previous reviewers have stated, and more. We told Susan (the owner) that we were leaving early in the morning, before the Inn's scheduled 8-10am breakfast. Susan was up and had breakfast ready for us before we left. Susan makes this Inn a lot more than just a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2010

recently stayed here while in town for a meeting... so pleased that I found the inn. It was clean and comfortable, the home is spectacular and the service was warm and friendly. I stayed in the oak room- the bathroom was huge and the bed very comfy!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Silver Fountain Inn

Address: 103 Silver St, Dover, NH 03820-3923
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Region: United States > New Hampshire > Dover
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Dover
Price Range: £95 - £144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Silver Fountain Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Victorian Bed and Breakfast, 8 beautiful rooms all with private bath, Wifi, mini-refrigerator, robes and other amenities. ... more   less 
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