When we drove up to this motel, we thought uh-oh. The driveway/parking was in bad shape and the overall appearance was plain and while recently painted, it still looked dingy and run down. Despite the initial appearance, the room we had was clean, freshly painted, relatively new carpet, refrigerator, comfortable beds, and the owner was VERY friendly and helpful. While a 50's style motel has a small bathroom, and the sleeping area tends to be smaller than newer motels, we were pleased with our 2 night stay. It was totally sufficient for the price. I rated this a "3", mostly because of the outside appearance and because it is hard to rate a 50's style motel more than that. I would rate the cleanliness a "4" and the friendliness/helpfulness a "5".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Breathtaking mountain views from every room. #1 Eco-Friendly Motel in New Hampshire. Recognized as an Environmental Champion by NH Sustainable Lodging Program. Spacious rooms with two full-sized beds, refrigerator, coffee-maker, A/C, and Complimentary Wi-Fi access in all rooms. Heated outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, playground, picnic area with grill. Cottages sleep up to six guests with full kitchen facilities. Pet-Friendly. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gale River Motel And Cottages Hotel Franconia
- Gale River Hotel
- Gale River Motel And Cottages Franconia, NH - White Mountains