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“Delightful stay”
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Top Notch Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Gorham
Certificate of Excellence
Portland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Delightful stay”
Reviewed 11 August 2012

We spent two nights in the Mt. Madison room of the Top Notch Inn while we did some hiking on Mt. Washington. The registration person was lovely and very informative about places to eat. The room was wonderful, charming and spotless with lots of space for us to organize our hiking gear. We were very pleased and felt well cared for.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Travelinman6969, General Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, 16 August 2012
We also are pleased you felt well cared for! So glad you enjoyed one of our five country inn rooms. We also have Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Monroe! Thanks for the nice review, and we hope to see you again when you return to climb more of the Presidential mountain range.
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Billerica, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

We just finished another mini vacation in the beautiful mountains of New Hampshire. Not only do we love all there is to do, but we especially LUV spending it at the Top Notch Inn. We always feel like we're going home when we stay at the Top Notch and they are the only place we do stay when in that area. What started out as an accidental stay has turned into our most favorite place for the past 5 years !!!! Starting with the friendly reception, to the clean & pleasant rooms, to the beautiful grounds that are always well kept. Add to that the hundreds of wonderful people we've met over the years - it makes for a G-R-E-A-T stay!! We are counting down the days till we can "return home" again !! Thank-you Sally, Nancy, Hannah, Bob, Marilyn et all.

Paula F.
8/5/12-8/9/12
Room 109

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Travelinman6969, Owner at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, 10 August 2012
Paula, you certainly are one of our favorite customers and we look forward to your stay each and every time! We missed you last year, and glad you are up and around playing back in your beloved White Mountains! Welcome back, and come visit again soon!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2012

My daughter and I just returned from a three night stay at the top notch. The staff was very nice and helpful. The room was very clean and fresh. The room was basic with all needed items. My daughter loved the small pull out chair for her bed. We enjoyed the pool, and walking to a nearby restaurant and mini golf. The pool area was clean and met out needs. There were many other motels along main st, and it was hard to choose just based online, other reviews were helpful in finding the top notch. We would happily stay there the next time we are in the area. There is a large walmart down the road if you need supplies. We enjoyed our dinner at J's, it was much better food and service Than mr, pizza which was also on main street. If you have young kids check out the large playground at the junction of main st and rt 16. This area was ideal as it seemed to be about half way between santas village and story land, which we visited on separate days. Thank you for a good job

Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Massachusetts_Dad
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Travelinman6969, Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, 10 August 2012
We are very fortunate to have wonderful customers like you who appreciate what we provide here at the Top Notch. We really enjoyed having you and your daughter stay with us! Thank you for your kind words, and hope to have you stay with us again in the near future.
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PA
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

While we have stayed here in the past in the regular rooms, we decided we would try out the Mt. Adams and Mt. Washington rooms. Both couples in our party were very happy with our rooms. They were quiet (some road noise to be expected since you are closer to the roads in these rooms) and clean. They were both a good value for the price. We all would have appreciated a refrigerator and a microwave would have been nice for a longer stay. All of the people we encountered at the front desk were very helpful and friendly. We will be returning to the area again and wouldn't hesitate to stay at the Top Notch Inn.

Room Tip: The Mt. rooms are much nicer for the price.
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Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank TravPa
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Travelinman6969, Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, 4 August 2012
Being a repeat customer so many times, and referring us to your friends is very appreciated. We will certainly save a room with a refrigerator and microwave for next time you stay with us.
Thank you for your business.
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Lisbon, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2012

We arrived and were greeted by Nancy, given a map and discounts of the area restaurants. We used the pool and had lots of fun even though our weekend get away had lots of rain, it was warm enough to still swim. Would definitely stay there again. Restaurant next door J's had great food as well. We would definitely recommend this inn.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank MaryanneCLymanNH
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Travelinman6969, Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, 1 August 2012
Thank you for the recommendation. We are happy you enjoyed your stay in the rain and hope to see you on a sunny day soon. Our pool is heated by solar panels during sunny days and stays warm even if we have some rainy days.
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Bradenton, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

Friendly staff. Great pool and hot tub. Clean pleasant rooms with flat screen TV. When checking in, you receive a map of the area, and locations of key points in the town. Great restaurant right next door.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank floridagirl1999
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Travelinman6969, Front Office Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, 28 July 2012
Thank you for your review, we look forward to having you stay with us again. Let us know if there is anything we can do to improve.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2012

We stayed at the Top Notch Inn for convenience, on our way from Lubec to Montpelier. A typical slightly run-down road-house, the Top Notch Inn will never set the world on fire, but offered rooms that were, I think, clean, (though the somewhat dim light made it difficult to do a complete inspection). Receptionist was business-like, though not very welcoming. We were in at night and out the next morning. One thing - the Inn recommended Dan's Moose Tours - and we had a very poor experience.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Bob_Campbell_Labs
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Travelinman6969, Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, 1 August 2012
Thank you for your review from last fall when you stayed with us. We are sorry your moose tour didn’t meet your expectations.
We’re not sure that the Top Notch Inn qualifies for the definition of a Roadhouse according to the dictionary; an inn (usually outside city limits on a main road) providing meals and liquor and dancing and (sometimes) gambling. That is probably why we won’t set the world on fire, but hopefully provide clean, comfortable and safe lodging for travelers from all over the world.
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Property: Top Notch Inn
Address: 265 Main St, Center of Town, Gorham, NH 03581-1510
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Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Gorham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Gorham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Top Notch Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
$ave! Book direct we can avoid commissions, and pass the savings onto you! Great location in the center of town, walk to restaurants, café & wood fired pizza! Close to Story Land, Santa's Village, Mt Washington and many tourists' favorites. All rooms have free high speed WIFI, 32" HDTV, fridge, coffee maker and microwave. We have rooms with kings, queens or doubles. Groups and families love the NEW Mt Moriah Cottage next door, with 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 & the Family Suite with fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room, and three bedrooms that sleep 8 comfortably. We are dog friendly in select rooms and 100% smoke-free throughout with newly renovated and Eco-Friendly rooms and cottage. Close to: MT WASHINGTON STORY LAND SANTAS VILLAGE MOOSE TOURS HIKING,BIKING,RAFTING AND ALL THE NATURAL OUTDOORS HAS TO OFFER! ... more   less 
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