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“Peaceful, lovely inn”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Franconia Inn

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Franconia Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Franconia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nashville, Tennessee
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Peaceful, lovely inn”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2008

I stayed here for a week in July and enjoyed the serenity of the location and the comfortable room. The Inn is furnished quaintly with period pieces; beds are covered with quilts. The windows opened easily for fresh air, or I could use the window air conditioner. Most impressive was the dining room and the breakfast offerings with spectacular daily specials. Dinner offerings are pricey for an inn of this type, however. No phone or TV in room; wireless internet access is available but not accessible for some reason in my room. I sat in the living room, enjoyed the fire in the fireplace, and caught up with the outside world via laptop. My only complaint concerns an article of clothing I accidentally left in the closet when I checked out; when I discovered I had left it behind, I called the inn to ask about it. They promised to call me back when they checked, but I heard nothing from them. Therefore, on my return trip through that part of New Hampshire, I stopped by the Inn to check on the missing article. Nobody had found anything, it seemed. Considering that I had left the housekeeping staff a generous tip for the week, I was very disappointed with this response.

  • Liked — Breakfast choices
  • Disliked — No elevator
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2008

We enjoyed a lovely, relaxing 2 night stay at the Franconian Inn. We (me, my husband, our 1yr old and my mother) stayed in one of the 2-room family suites (basically 2 standard size rooms with an interconnected bathroom) with views of the barn and the back of the hotel. The hotel is located in a secluded area south of town on a local highway that gets minimal traffic. It's a leisurely 10 minute drive to the Franconia Notch State Park. There are beautiful mountain views every way you turn, and plenty of public space to sit and relax outside of our rooms. The property is very large and includes trails leading to the river where there is a secluded swimming hole. You can also borrow bycicles and helmets - complimentary. In the winter time, they have snow tubes and a very nice sloped ground right behind the barn.
We had a B&B plan and the food served in the dining room was delicious. Hotel staff throughtout our stay was as friendly as can be. Dinner was a bit pricy - but other than that, we have no complaint.
We kept encountering other guests who were inquiring about future stays, so we know we were in VERY good company!

  • Liked — Lovely, well-maintained country inn atmosphere.
  • Disliked — None
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Thank OperaFan
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Randolph,NH.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2008

Stay away from this place. They are the most rude people on the face of the Earth. Guy even hung up on me, is that really how to run an inn?

  • Stayed June 2008
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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2007

My husband and I went here for Christmas dinner on the evening of 12/25/07. When we arrived we were surprised to see a horsedrawn sleigh out in front of the hotel which takes guests for sleigh- drawn carriage rides.Wow!
The dining room itself was lovely and our meal was delicious .We started with two very good homemade salads with an excellent goat cheese, roasted pecans and dried cranberries. The wine list was reasonable. We had a bottle of Smoking Loon Chardonnay. For main dishes we both had an excellent roast duck which was served with black quinoa and roasted golden beets.For dessert we split a delicious bread pudding with coconut, dried cherries,etc. Overall a wonderful meal in a romantic setting. Highly recommended.A perfect meal after a day of skiing!
Barbara

  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
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213 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2007

We stayed here over Thanksgiving on one of their special plans (lodging, MAP (breakfast and dinner)), and had a wonderful time. The staff is very accomodating and the meals are fantastic. There are various plans, ranging from lodging only, to B&B to full MAP.
We arrived at 3 PM on Thanksgiving day, and had rented a standard room. Rooms come in 3 types; cozy (a small double), standard (a queen) and spacious ( a large queen). We were quite comfortable in the room; note the rooms are heated by radiators, but there was also a heater in the room we could plug in for extra heat if needed.
The room was clean, the inn quiet (no TV in the room, but there is a TV and game room), and we were quite happy to sit by the communal fireplace and read in the afternoon.
They have plans that run through the year; we're anxious to come back when it snows to take advantage of the cross-country ski package.
The inn also is kid friendly; there were several families staying there with kids ranging from babies to teens.

  • Liked — good location; quiet, scenic
  • Disliked — parking across the road from the Inn
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank finegael
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Central Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2007

Although situated in a beautiful location, this Inn was a tremendous disappointment. The room, although pricey, was small and filled with dead flies, as was the screen porch. Everywhere you looked in the room there was chipped and flaking paint...it was badly in need of some loving care.

It was also the only inn we visited out of 5 in New Hampshire where there was no breakfast (even continental) included in the price.

Pass this one over, you can do MUCH better!

  • Liked — Location and views
  • Disliked — Cleanliness, value for money
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank SilvRN1
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Middleton, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2007

We stayed at the Franconia Inn for just one night before Labor Day weekend (8/30/07) the night before a planned hike up Lafayette Mtn. We were surprised to find the place so warm and cozy. The breakfast was wonderful with hearty and healthy options. With the bkfst included, you could order as much as desired. The breakfast room was beautiful We're just sorry we didn't stay longer to enjoy the clay tennis courts, check out the gameroom and hang out at the bar. We will definitely be back and bring the kids next time!

  • Liked — Comfortable
  • Disliked — Small bathroom
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Franconia Inn
Address: 1172 Easton Road, Franconia, NH 03580
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Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Franconia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Franconia Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our lovely 3-story white clapboard, colonial-style Country Inn features 29 beautifully appointed, cozy guest rooms, 3 luxury suites, a living room, library, 2 dining rooms, a Rathskeller Lounge, and 2 spacious verandas. And Oh what a view! Feast your eyes on the White Mountain landscape in all of its resplendent beauty! The Franconia Inn has much to offer guests visiting the White Mountains. Whether you are seeking the enriching experience of hiking high on mountain peaks, to thrilling kayak adventures, skiing, scenic bike trails, horseback riding or memorable trips to popular attractions such as Clark's Trading Post, The Cog Railroad and more. You and your family will return home with memories to cherish for a lifetime. Each season has unique possibilities - many from right out our front door. At the end of the day The Inn beckons with relaxed, gourmet dining, an outdoor hot tub, movies, game room, or a nightcap in the Lounge. Whether your interests are antiquing in the area, scenic drives, active sports, family attractions or just sitting by the pool with a good book, we strive to help you make the most of your precious leisure time. ... more   less 
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