I give this a five star rating because it was a perfect fit for us and is the type of B&B we hope to get when we travel. The main reason is GREAT hospitality.
In some B&B's, you feel a bit like an interloper when you're not in your own room. Not at the Hilltop Inn. Mike and Meri have coffee, cookies and soft drinks available throughout the day. Although you can be waited on, you are also welcome to get what you need from the kitchen when you want. They make you feel very much at home.
The breakfast is a full breakfast and Meri's breakfasts are quite good. The rooms are clean and the bed, although a bit on the firm side for our liking, are good. Your room and bathroom are well-stocked with what you need.
Keep in mind that this is a VERY dog friendly atmosphere. The owners have two dogs and visitors are welcome to bring theirs, so there might be more. The dogs were very well behaved and are easily let outside if needed. For any dog haters reading this, I stress the fact that the dogs were a pleasure to have around and caused no disturbance, so I still think you would enjoy yourself.
If you like B&B's I believe you will love the Hilltop Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilltop is a lovely very welcoming B&B that has been owned and operated for 28 years by Meri and Mike Hern.We welcome you to share our magical home with us when you are in the Franconia Notch area.Our 6 guest rooms are all unique.They feature full private baths; antiques; lots of fluffy towels and crisp comfortable linens on our newly upgraded beds. This spring we have added new hotel mattress toppers which make every bed incredibly comfortable.Sleep well and awake to a large country breakfast and the many wonderful nearby adventures.We hope to see you soon. ... more less