We were looking for a place to stay near the marina (where our friends stay on their boat), and it turned out the marina has their own "motel/resort". Ok, so resort is quite a stretch, but the place is functional.
Basically, its an old-fashioned motel (at best). The place has seen better days, but we knew what we were getting into. Its pink, for goodness sake. Its probably a 2 star type facility. There is a decent pool, and a beachfront on Lake Winipesaukee. The roomchoices are motel rooms or "apartments". We got an apartment, since we have 3 kids. It had one small bedroom, and a living area/kitchen with a pull out sofa and a twin bed. There was a small dining table, but you had to move it to pull out the sofa. Very small bathroom.
The room was clean, and they gave you as many towels as you wanted. They had wireless internet (go figure?), and the woman running the front office was extremely nice. No restaurant facility, but had a coin laundry and some vending machines.
We are planning to stay there again in a few weeks to see our friends again. Sure, I love a good Sheraton, but this'll do when there is no big name hotel in sight.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Motel and cottages located on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Seasonal outdoor heated pool and 1000' sandy beach. Limited docking for our guests and a launch ramp for public use. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Silver Sands Hotel Gilford