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Top Notch Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Gorham
Certificate of Excellence
Dieppe, Canada
2 reviews
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“Comfortable night's sleep!”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We have stayed at The Top Notch Inn for the last 4 years on our way to Burlington for a car show. Staff always very friendly . The newly renovated rooms (we stayed in room 117) were awesome, very comfortable. Lovely touch with the hand made soap. Great job! Only downfall, no fridge. The 10% discount to the restaurant next door was a pleasant bonus. This is definetly our stop over spot !

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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TopNotchInnMgmt, General Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Thank you so much for writing this nice review! We're glad you enjoyed the new room, the custom made soap, and restaurant discount next door! Sorry you did not see the refrigerator, but all of our rooms have them, along with a microwave & coffee maker. We appreciate your repeat business and look forward to your return.
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We recommend the Top Notch Inn. We very much enjoyed our clean comfortable room at a great price. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. They gave us a map of Gorham and recommend several restaurants for our stay. We stayed in one of the rooms facing the little narrow street the runs between the Top Notch Inn and J' Corner Restaurant and Lounge. Parking for our car was across this road in the restaurant parking lot. But our room was clean, quite, and well appointed with amenities. The parking arrangement was not inconvenient, you are closer to your car than most hotels. Arrive early because the front desk closes at 10 PM. Enjoy your stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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TopNotchInnMgmt, General Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
It's great that you enjoyed your foliage trip here, and took the time to write us a stellar review! Most of our rooms you can park right in front of, with the "Country Rooms" being the exception. Our reception is open until 11pm most nights, and closes earlier in late fall. Again, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to serving you again in the future.
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Being a rider who travels for a living I can really appreciate all that the TopNotch Inn has to offer. First the room I had was one of the newly remodeled ones. It was what I would consider on the high end of the scale. Everything from the very comfortable bed to the new flatscreen TV which was great for watching the Red Sox play off game. Finally the European style bathroom was finished with great tile and wood work.
Once I park my car I would rather not get back in it until I need to leave and this is where the Top Notch shines. Two days worth of fun mountain biking right from the parking lot. With in easy walking distance is not only a great coffee shop but also several restaurants offering many different cuisines.
Big Thanks to Sally, Odd, Ben and Jason for making it all happen!

SincerlyMarcos

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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TopNotchInnMgmt, General Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
We're thrilled to meet the expectations of a well seasoned traveler as yourself! Thank you for the wonderful review. We have all sorts of trails leaving right here from the Top Notch Inn, including mt bike trails. We do have a variety of restaurants within walking distance, and like the idea of just leaving the car parked the duration of your visit! We look forward to your next stay with us.
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

What a beautiful little New England Motel. We loved the clean room, and unique fixtures in the bathroom. I especially liked the hooks to hang my things on. The hot tub was up and running and a good temp to spend a long afternoon in. Fall foliage was great too. Thank You

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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TopNotchInnMgmt, General Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review! Our professional housekeepers do an exceptional job, and we are proud to have them on staff! Were glad you enjoyed your room and the hot tub, and hope to see you back here next season~
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Clarion, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We have now stayed at Top Notch Inn several times over the years making our reservation from home all but the 1st year. What drew us to Top Notch Inn1st was their outward appearance - excellent curb appeal and main street location, followed by friendly and knowledgeable check-in personnel, well organized lobby, very fair pricing levels and extremely clean, comfortable, quiet and roomy accommodations. Parking is right in front of one's room with ample turning and driving room. All these reasons, especially our room accommodations, are why we always stay and return to Top Notch Inn in Gorham, NH. I must also mention the restaurant and lounge next door walking distance to Top Notch Inn - "J's Corner Restaurant and Lounge", a superb restaurant to relax in while enjoying dinner with the option of seating in the lounge which is a quiet sports bar atmosphere. Next time you are traveling this area of Maine and New Hampshire, give Top Notch Inn a try - you will not be disappointed!

Room Tip: All rooms we have stayed in have been superb. Additionally, the owners are adding newer "Green...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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TopNotchInnMgmt, Front Office Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Thank you for a great review! Our landscapers pride themselves on our gardens and grounds and are always happy for the compliment. We’re glad you enjoyed this year’s trip and we look forward to seeing you next year.
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

The Top Notch Inn is just that "Top Notch." We just returned from a four day getaway with friends to the White Mountain area of Maine and New Hampshire. We stayed two nights at The Top Notch Inn in Gorham, NH. Upon arrival the staff welcomed us and made us feel right at home. We were told we had been given an upgrade from our online reserved rooms to two of their newly renovated rooms. The rooms # 111 & 112 were perfect. The decor was warm and comfortable with king beds, flatscreen tvs, microwaves, refrigerators, & coffeemakers. We were told we could make phone calls anywhere in US or Canada, we were given 10% discounts to restaurants in town, one being next door to the inn. It can't get much better than that. I would highly recommend Top Notch if you are in the Gorham area. We loved it and would stay there again without question.
We did not have an electric car, but did notice that there was an electrical plug in for those needing to recharge their vehicles during their stay.



We did not have an electric car, however we

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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TopNotchInnMgmt, General Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Thank you for the great review! We're glad the staff helped you feel at home, and that you enjoyed the accommodations we saved for you. We welcome you to come back and stay with us again.
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Longueuil, Canada
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

The Top Notch is my home away from home when hiking in Mount Washington's area. Clean rooms with large fridges (perfect for keeping water cool before the hike and beer cool after the hike). A couple of restaurants within walking distance, and a few more just a couple of minutes away in car, such as the Boot Spur Grill which offers very tasty steak and seafood fare with beer on tap (notably 60 Minutes IPA, an all-time favourite of ours).

The staff at the Top Notch is super friendly, the guests quiet, and the view in the morning on the looming mountains breathtaking. Beds are comfortable, there's a microwave in the room, and handmade soap in the shower (life is in the little details).

Highly recommended, we will be back for many more years as there are still many interesting summits and hikes to discover in the area!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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TopNotchInnMgmt, General Manager at Top Notch Inn, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
We're happy to be your home away from home! Glad you enjoyed the accommodations and found great hiking and beer here in Gorham! See you next year!
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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
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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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