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Review of Colonial Fort Inn/Hikers Paradise

Colonial Fort Inn/Hikers Paradise
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Colonial Fort Inn/Hikers Paradise
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Gorham
Warsaw, Poland
Level Contributor
42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Friendly and inexpensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

I stayed at Colonial Fort Inn/Hikers Paradise 4 times during my hiking weekends. Good place on hiking in summer and skiing in winter. Comfortable bed, clean linen, shower with hot water, wi-fi, cable TV, AC - more than adequate for price I paid. Breakfast is not included but available (delicious french toast with maple syrup, yum yum). Very friendly owners who lived in many countries and speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, Bahasa Indonesian and Polish. It's fun to meet people who speak your language in American Mountains!
4 stars for owners' hospitality and multilingualism.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank wisona
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Natick, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

If you are looking for luxury, drive on. But if you want the best price in town, Colonial Comfort Inn is it! It offers two types of rooms: small "budget" rooms with showers only, and, larger ones with whirlpool baths in which we always stay. Clean, more than adequate accommodations for the price paid. We, meaning myself and my husband or my husband and his fellow skiers, stayed at the Inn several times. It's a great location for skiing Wildcat, Attitash or Sunday River. We also enjoyed hearty breakfasts, good home-cooking at the additional inexpensive fare. Service is very friendly and the owner, in his authentic Slavic accent, offers his clients plenty of valuable advisory information on skiing and hiking as well as treats them to an occasional funny joke. The "spider story" related by the "cheap" lady is far flung: we've never spend a sleepless night any place in New England terrorized by a spider!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank GrazynaS116
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Auburn, ME
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

I've been staying there regularly in the winter since 2005 as my husband and I are avid skiers and frequent Wildcat Mt. and Mt. Washington. We always enjoy our stay, finding the owners accomodating and fun to talk to. We are fine with the no-frills rooms as we need a low cost option to pursue our mountain pass times. The rooms are always clean, warm, comfortable and there is always plenty of hot water. In the event that anything has ever been amiss, the owners have made it right immediately. We'll be back next season!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank VickiAuburn_ME
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

I am not one to write reviews, but I could not help writing this one after seeing all the terrible comments. This place is great if you are looking for an inexpensive stay before going hiking or skiing! The rooms are just fine - it's not luxurious and it is not advertised as such. You are getting a hot shower, clean comfortable bed and a quiet place to rest before heading out to play in the wild... I can't see much to complain about that. To the lady (packhawk) who wrote a long awful review - first of all, if you spent time speaking to the proprietor, you would find out he is Eastern European and no, his accent is not fake... he actually serves a great breakfast (better cooking than Dunkin Donuts for sure - I had steak and eggs...) and he is very warm hearted. He gives rides to hikers so they can get to the mountains without hitchhiking and if you spent time chatting with him, he has some pretty excellent stories. He's an amazing ski instructor, traveler and handyman. And oh -the spider you saw, if that's the 'worst thing ever' then how do you handle even spending time hiking? Regardless, this place is overall awesome for the price, boasts a fun, quirky owner and some good home cooking. I've stayed here countless times before hiking Mt. Adams or skiing Wildcat and found everything just fine.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank maliB8
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

It's located close to Mount Washington and Wildcat Ski Area, making it an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. The rates are great and the rooms are perfectly adequate. Great for no frills travelers who are looking for a place to stay for a night or two. Also, if you're fueling up for a long hike on the Appalachian Trail then you cant beat the hiker's breakfast.

Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank Krystian B
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easton, ct
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

The receptionist and the staff are very friendly and accommodating.
The rooms are quiet, comfortable and clean.
The charges are very reasonable.
The convenience of being able to get a hearty breakfast at reasonable prices is also a great plus.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank 83bc
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

This might be one of the cheapest option to stay, but I'd recommend to go to another motel and happily pay $15 more. Very outdated and it smelly. Only plus: sheets are clean.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ptkho
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Additional Information about Colonial Fort Inn/Hikers Paradise

Property: Colonial Fort Inn/Hikers Paradise
Address: 370 Main St, Gorham, NH 03581-1120
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Gorham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Gorham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 45
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