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“Great ski weekend up in Gilford”

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Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Gilford
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We booked the Fireside Inn & Suites at the last minute and am very happy we did! We were unsure of the area but we booked it due to the proximity to Gunstock and the good reviews. The hotel is close to the mountain - about a 10 minute drive and had everything we could have asked for. The one bedroom king suite was huge with a full kitchen, king size bed, and pull out queen sofa. Everything was clean and comfortable and made for some nice post-ski relaxation. There were two large screen plasma TVs - one in the bedroom and one in the living room - a very nice and modern touch to a somewhat not-so-modern room (though that's not a knock on the room - just that it's not the most modern accommodations - but perfectly clean and comfortable.) The king bed in the bedroom was amazingly comfortable - reminded me of the pillow top beds you get at the Westin. Really comfy! The bathroom was clean with nice amenities and the shower was HOT HOT with excellent water pressure - I didn't want to get out! Very nice after a long day of skiing. The indoor pool was heated and a great way to spend our remaining time in New Hampshire. Check in and check out was seamless. The free breakfast was ok - nothing to write home about. But it was nice to grab something quick - for free - before heading back to the slopes the next day. The location is convenient - Patrick's Pub across the street (very popular family restaurant), a liquor store, and a market - with other stores (CVS, Shaws, etc.) a few miles away. We will definitely be back to Fireside Inn next time we ski Gunstock!

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Francis T, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

Thank you very much for providing feedback from your recent stay with us. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at Fireside Inn & Suites. We have some of the largest One-bedroom suites in the Lakes region.

We are always striving to offer our guest the best service and make them fell at home.It would be are pleasure to welcome you back the next time you are in the Lakes Region.


Thank you again,

Sincerely
Francis Tuscano
General Manager
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

I was really surprised when I came here and saw the negative reviews.
I have been staying here every year for almost a dozen years now. I go up for technician schooling and usually stay two day to up to five days.
Everyone who works there has always been beyond kind and very pleasant. The room is always clean. The pool is heated. The jacuzzi is always nice to relax in.
I cannot say enough great things about the people and the place in general. It's unfortunate that a few have had an unpleasant experience here, but I myself cannot recommend staying here enough. Thank you employees of Fireside Inn for being genuinely good people.
Look forward to heading up again this year.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Francis T, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us on Tripadvisor. I will be sure to share this with all of our associates. Our associates enjoy taking care of our guests, and hearing compliments like this make it all worthwhile! It is critical to receive this kind of feedback from our guest so that we continually have the opportunity to evaluate our service. Our mission statement is Friendly Service, Clean Rooms and Everything Works with a Family-Friendly Atmosphere and a little fun! It would be are pleasure to welcome you back the next time you are in the Lakes Region.



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Francis Tuscano
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

First off I don't have any real complaints, just minor issues. Those would be the following:

The room is very outdated (though clean). Blue carpet, small tube tv, small bathroom etc. The heat was our biggest issue. Even when turned down as low as possible it was blasting. We had to turn it off during the night and the room was freezing but better than the extreme heat. The hotel lobby was small and also outdated.

The good parts:
They allow dogs
The free breakfast was actually pretty good. Waffles, pancakes, cereal, fruit, bagels, muffins, donuts, yogurt, juice and coffee.
The pool was actually pretty good sized as was the hot tub.
The staff was very nice and accommodating.
The hotel was decently convenient to Gunstock mountain... about 15 minutes away.

We only stayed for two nights. I would have given it 4 stars if the heat worked better. It's a no frills type of hotel but totally fine if you need a place to sleep while skiing.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sburr17
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Francis T, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

Thank you for your comments. I am pleased that you found the property clean and comfortable.
We are in a process of ongoing improvements to the property. We will take a closer look at the heating system in that room and repair or replace it at once!

Again, thank you for writing. It is through comments such as yours that we can see things better through our guest's eyes and target our improvements.

We are pleased that our hotel and staff were able to measure up to your expectations. Thank you so much for sharing your recent experience at the Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee. Thank you again and we hope you’ll come visit us soon.

Francis Tuscano
General Manage
Fireside Inn & Suites Gilford NH
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

When we read the reviews before booking the stay we were excited. When we saw the room we were not as excited. The Family Suite has a full kitchen, but the pull out couch is poor quality. I would have expected a better mattress and not to be in the position were we had to reattach some to the springs so our children could sleep on it. The breakfast was not worth looking at. We ended up eating at a local restaurant and really enjoying our experience at Kitchen Cravings, an excellent breakfast spot. Patrick's Pub & Eatery across the street is also an excellent dinner option. Back to the Inn, I was disappointed when we returned from skiing and my daughter asked if we could get popcorn in the lobby. I walked to the lobby (4:00) and they informed me that they do not start making popcorn until (5:00). I was a bit surprised since many of the reviews talked about how they loved the smell of popcorn in the lobby. Apparently they all arrived between 5 -8 at night. Overall the stay was fine, but I did not think the rooms were anything great. The price was also average, but the location was great for skiing at Gunstock.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Melanie M
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Francis T, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Thank you very much for your review of our hotel.

We are always striving for the best service that we can offer here at our hotel, and it seems as though we may have fallen a little short during your stay.

Our complimentary Popcorn hours are from 5:00 PM till 7;00 PM nightly.

It is unfortunate that you were not pleased with our deluxe complimentary continental breakfast. We receive a lot of compliments on what we offer.

May I also recommend that you request two adjoin rooms with two queen-sized beds in each during your next visit rather than the-bedroom suite. This will eliminate the use of a sleeper sofa.

It would be are pleasure to welcome you back the next time you are in the Lakes Region.


Sincerely,
Francis Tuscano
General Manager
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

We returned for some R & R, skiing and a family celebration.
Still immaculately maintained,
friendly staff, great service, terrific breakfast choices.
The addition of the 24hr beverage
café was great. The fire was lit in the lobby - so inviting.
It was like coming home this time.
We will return!!! Don and Kathleen - NJ

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kathleen M
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Francis T, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

Thank you for your feedback. We’re delighted that you enjoyed the hotel and service. We hope that each and every guest, every day, experiences our service. We are always striving to offer our guest the best service and make them feel at home.

Thank you again and we hope you’ll come visit us soon.

Francis Tuscano
General Manage
Fireside Inn & Suites Gilford NH

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Reviewed 23 January 2014

We returned to the Fireside Inn & Suites for new year's eve with our toddler. We've been here many times now and refer to it as "our place" ;) The customer service is some of the best that I've ever experienced- they go above and beyond in so many different ways. We stayed two nights and when we took our daughter down to swim in the pool the first evening, someone from the front desk saw us swimming and brought some pool toys for our daughter to play with- that was so sweet of her. The jacuzzi in the pool area is so neat with the waterfall running!! The pool is real clean and our daughter just loved it. It was great having a fringe and keurig machine in our room too! They have popcorn social hours at night- our daughter was a HUGE fan of that. What really sets this place apart is the staff- when you walk the halls (as we did a lot with our daughter who wanted to run) all of the staff stop to talk to you and they are all so sweet. I couldn't recommend this hotel enough- it is my favorite place to stay. Thank you so much for another great memory with our daughter!!! :) :) :)

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Francis T, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post these thoughtful comments about your stay with us. We our very all your family members. It would be are pleasure to happy you enjoyed a relaxing stay with us. We have a great staff were able to measure up to your expectations. We are always striving to offer our guest the best service and make them fell at home.

I have shared your comment with all of our associates. It is critical to receive this kind of feedback from our guests so that we continually have the opportunity to evaluate our service. Please give our best to welcome you back the next time you are in the Lakes Region.

Francis Tuscano
General Manage
Fireside Inn & Suites Gilford NH

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Reviewed 9 January 2014

We found this via the internet. great surprise. When we drove up front, the Christmas tree was lit, fireplace was aglow, it looked so inviting, when we walked in you could smell the popcorn. The stall was great, everyone was so friendly .Can not wait to go their again. Rooms were very clean and breakfast was an added treat. We didn't use the pool but looked very inviting,
Thank you for great memories
John and Linda

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Francis T, General Manager at Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post these thoughtful comments about your stay with us. We our very happy you enjoyed a relaxing stay with us. We have a great staff were able to measure up to your expectations. We are always striving to offer our guest the best service and make them fell at home.

I have shared your comment with all of our associates. It is critical to receive this kind of feedback from our guests so that we continually have the opportunity to evaluate our service. Please give our best to all your family members. It would be are pleasure to welcome you back the next time you are in the Lakes Region.

Sincerely,
Francis Tuscano
General Manager
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Additional Information about Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee

Address: 17 Harris Shore Rd, Rt. 11 & 11, Gilford, NH 03249-6645 (Formerly B. Mae's Resort Inn & Suites)
Region: United States > New Hampshire > Gilford
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Gilford
Price Range: £102 - £147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee 2.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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