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Come to The Margate and enjoy all the amenities expected of a first class lakefront resort and conference facility less than two hours north of Boston. Whether taking a dip in our indoor and outdoor pools, sunning on our 400 foot private sandy beach, relaxing in our whirlpool-sauna, or dining at our Gazebo Beach Bar for lunch or dinner, you are sure to find all the comforts of home.Beautifully decorated and maintained guest rooms, onsite event and dining facilities, and a skilled staff dedicated to making your stay a wonderful experience make The Margate on Lake Winnipesaukee the place to vacation in the Lakes Region.At The Margate Resort, we've gotcha covered. With 15 different room types from which to select you are sure to find accommodations that best suit your needs. All guest rooms are fully equipped with Keurig® K-Cup Coffee Makers, Green Mountain® coffee, free wireless internet, irons & ironing boards, and hairdryers. Lake and West rooms also include double-sized stainless steel mini-fridges!Choose a room in our Lake building for spectacular views of the lake and unparalleled sunsets. For convenience during inclement weather, the Lake building is connected to the amenities building by underground tunnel!For a motel style experience, choose our West building. West Beach guests enjoy quick access to our sandy beach, just steps away from your door. Many West Inland rooms have backdoors leading to our West Lawn area!Our Inn building units are generally larger than the other buildings, offer the lowest rates, and being located right next to our outdoor pool makes the Inn a great choice by most families during the summer season.
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Free parking
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
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Hot bath
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Indoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
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Sauna
Restaurant
Vending machine
Game room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
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Meeting rooms
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Foot bath
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disneymom611 wrote a review Aug. 2022
Turner, Maine165 contributions36 helpful votes
We stayed here for 6 nights as a large family(3 rooms total) All 3 rooms were very clean the only complaints were 1 door was very hard to shut. Luckily we were constantly in and out of each others rooms that keeping it open wasnt a big deal but when she shut the door it shook the hallway. There were water stains on the ceiling in the bathroom near vents and near air conditioner. Also all 3 of our shower curtains tried to suffocate us as we took a shower, they were wrapped around you or stuck to you which was unfortunate. OKAY onto the great parts of this place because there were many! This is a wonderful family resort. There were lots of children around for our kids to play with, every day the staff had activites planned for the kids(movie night on the beach with free popcorn and snowcones. games. free snacks. smores and a fire on the beach etc) The beach bar was nice but over priced. We only had 1 issue with a bartender making awful drinks and lacking customer service. The other bartenders we explained our issues to helped us out. The water is nice and shallow for awhile with a floating dock for kids to jump off of. The beach area wasn't as big as we had expected but it was nice. There are ducks everywhere at this place that are some what aggressive due to people constantly feeding them. We did have a issue with another guest at the resort near our room and the front desk was very helpful and on top of fixing the issue. Every time we called for more towels they were at our room within 10 minutes. Customer service is great here!!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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sueajp wrote a review Aug. 2022
Holliston, Massachusetts84 contributions36 helpful votes
This was a multigenerational trip with grandkids. We were pleased with the helpfulness of the staff during the booking process and follow up calls. Every staff member we encountered was professional , helpful and friendly, we had rooms in the lake building which was a perfect location for the beach and restaurant access. The convenience was wonderful…. That being said, they are renovating the rooms in that area and ours needed some for sure! Clean upon arrival although I would suggest they replace the blanket and light fixtures. The air conditioning kind of struggled in the heat wave but not enough to lodge a complaint. The renovated wing has replaced the carpeting in the hallways with flooring and that is a great idea. Loved having the fridge and coffeemaker. The rooms were quiet and housekeeping came to service the room when requested on the app. Loved the beach bar service and restaurant. Kids enjoyed the raft and being able to rent paddleboards at a very reasonable rate. We used the connecting tunnel to access the indoor pool and front desk. It was clean and very enjoyable. There were some additional activities for the kids, a craft, a hula hoop challenge and s’mores on the beach and a movie. We all enjoyed our stay and the convenient location to everything. Would recommend…oh and as a wedding professional I loved the look of their wedding tents.. great spot.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Kristi Mejia wrote a review Jul. 2022
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I recently stayed here with my mom, aunt, and cousin for a few nights as a short girls getaway. I must say this was one of the cleanest resorts I've ever seen. From the beach, to the rooms, to the restrooms everything was kept immaculate. I would highly recommend this for a fun family vacation if you do have children, it was very family friendly. The food at the beach bar was great we really enjoyed that they came around to the beach to let you order, it was very convenient. We will definitely be making this out go to resort on Lake Winnipesaukee.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kim S wrote a review Jul. 2022
Boston, Massachusetts35 contributions68 helpful votes
We stayed here for a weekend for a friends wedding. I have never been up here ( my husband has but it was at a friends house when he was a kid). We would have never came up here if it weren’t for our friends wedding ( our vacation spot has always been Florida). But I have to say I am so glad our friends wedding brought us here because we had a great time and plan on coming back here as our new mini get away place ( we only live a two hour drive). The location is great. The beach was great. We loved our room. It was clean and the bed was super comfortable. The mini fridge was so good to have. The food and drinks at the beach bar was great and the wedding was perfect. We loved the indoor pool and hot tub and the outside patio. The staff was amazing and so nice and accommodating. We didn’t get to do any water sports since my husband is recovering from surgery. But we cannot wait to come back up here. The amenities in the area, you can’t beat it and there is so much to do in the area.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lex wrote a review Jul. 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We let the front desk know that there was mold in the shower. The woman at the front was nice and tried to get maintenance, but they weren’t available. The woman in the front offered to wipe it off with a magic eraser. I don’t think she realized the type and extent of the mold. There was no offer to change rooms and give us any accommodation. See photo.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kelsey Dudek, Guest Services / Front Office at The Margate Resort
Responded Jul. 13, 2022
We really appreciate that you stayed with us and want to thank you for being our guest. We are truly sorry to hear of the mold on your shower ceiling and can see from the picture that we fell short of our standard of service. This is something that our on-duty staff surely could have remedied and we are unsure why they did not do so. We value your feedback and want to apologize for not being able to resolve the problem during your stay. I would love to get more information from you about this issue, so please feel free to contact me by phone to discuss the matter. Thank you. Kelsey Dudek-Operations Manager
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JT W wrote a review Jan. 2022
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We had a brief stay over this past Summer in the Inn. We chose the Margate because we never stay in that area and we had nostalgic family connections to it. The lobby was welcoming and adorable at first impressions. Has a nice modern lake-life theme. We spent quite a bit of time in the indoor pool because the lake did not have enough beach chairs/ seating. We did get to play on the lawn. The beach itself was just swamped with a crowd but it was July! The outdoor pool at the inn was quiet and private but it was beyond cold haha! My kids found it refreshing but as an adult it was too much. Our room had two sections so we had 4 full/queen beds. The TV in the main room was very small for the wall but it did the trick. I think the room could have been cleaner but the little things that existed were not enough to complain. Our door did not lock properly but someone came to fix it quickly. The restaurant appeared closed while we were there but we never really checked on it again. We were so close to plenty of food options. We would go back with the family.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kelsey Dudek, Guest Services / Front Office at The Margate Resort
Responded Jan. 17, 2022
Thank you for choosing to stay with us this past summer and taking the time to write a review of your experience. It’s really nice to hear about your nostalgic family connections that brought you back to the area. We love hearing stories of the memories our guest’s and their families have made here. It’s great to get your feedback on the newly renovated lobby. We just finished renovations in May of 2020. Welcoming with a modern lake-life twist is exactly what we were going for! The beach has proven to be the most popular spot during the hot summer days! It’s nice to hear you were able to utilize some of the additional amenities such as the indoor and outdoor pools. Originally we planned on ordering more beach chairs in preparation for the 2020 summer season. Once Covid struck in March, due to the uncertainty of how busy we would be, the beach chair order was put on hold. However, this year we are purchasing more beach chairs to help alleviate this issue. Based on the comment regarding TV size, it sounds like you stayed in our Inn building. We agree the size of the TV’s is a bit too small for the rooms in the Inn. We want you to know we’ve been looking into upgraded TV options as an improvement for the Inn rooms. Our West building rooms have much larger TVs, and our Lake building rooms will be getting larger TV's during its upcoming renovation. Although we wish you didn’t experience any problems throughout your stay, we are pleased to hear that our Maintenance team was able to fix your door lock promptly. If there is anything not up to par, we always want to know about it right away so we can fix it in a timely manner and it sounds as though we were able to do just that! Thank you again for staying with us and writing a review. We’re excited to have you back and hope you’re able take advantage of the improvements we’ve made to enhance your experience.
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Thomas Y wrote a review Oct. 2021
6 contributions3 helpful votes
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The condition of the rooms and hotel itself is disgusting. We've never stayed at a hotel that is falling apart like this. Furniture is extremely worn down. Our toilet seat didn't even have enamel left on it. This room was advertised on the website as 'newly renovated.' Our room was dusty and unclean with other people's hair all over. The building is old and creaky and we could hear very loud plumbing noises all night. Kelsey, the manager, told my wife that the room conditions and noise weren't acceptable when shown photos and that we would receive some compensation when she spoke to her in person but as soon as we were gone, Kelsey said via email that we would receive no rate adjustment. We paid $430 for two nights and I would say this room is not worth even $90 a night. We were hoping to work with management to find a solution and make them aware of the room's issues so that other people didn't deal with the same problems, but they weren't not interested in that. Just lying to your face to get rid of you.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Kelsey Dudek, Guest Services / Front Office at The Margate Resort
Responded Oct. 23, 2021
After staying 2 full nights and never contacting customer service with any issues during their stay, we find it hard to believe this guest found the hotel to be “disgusting”. We have provided our guests with many forms of communication to notify us if they need anything after check-in. If this guest had simply picked up the phone and dialed “0”, we would have made great effort to resolve any problems. House phones are provided in each room, we are staffed 24 hours a day and have invested thousands of dollars into a customer service platform so that our guests can reach out for help via SMS text message with support staff standing by. It’s perplexing that they didn’t utilize any of these methods to inform us of their dissatisfaction, and only demanded full compensation for their two-night stay after their stay was concluded. Our website and all publicly available information states that our Inn and West building are newly renovated. This guest reserved a room in our Lakefront building, which is not yet renovated and is not advertised as such. We have 141 rooms, 16 different room types and 4 buildings so if these guests were dissatisfied during their stay we could have moved them to another room type. Additionally, this would have helped to eliminate any plumbing noises they may have heard throughout the night. If you look at the pictures of our hotel this guest posted in his profile, you will see a couple of clean tables, an alarm clock with some fibers on it, a toilet seat with some of the enamel worn off, and a photo of our Lakefront elevator cab. As far as we can tell, there is nothing dirty in the pictures and we don’t see any hair in any of the photos. The dust on the alarm clock is actually residual fibers from the cloth rags the housekeepers use. Based on the photos, we are assuming they were unhappy with the scuff marks inside the elevator. This is pretty normal to see in a hotel and is caused by the heavy use of luggage carts and catering equipment. It just isn’t logical to shut down the only elevator on property in order to be painted during peak foliage season when many older guests need to use the elevator. We schedule those kinds of touch-ups to be performed during the off-season. We received a full refund request through Expedia several days after they stayed. Expedia gave us the option to approve or deny the request. Based on the nature of the complaint, the lack of outreach to resolve the problem during their stay, and the photos that didn’t even back up the claim, a refund just couldn’t be justified so we denied the refund request. Naturally this review is the result.
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john12774 wrote a review Aug. 2021
36 contributions19 helpful votes
We traveled up to Lake Winnipesauke (first time) and tried out the Margate. The hotel resort was everything I expected. After diligent research and reading tons of reviews, I was prepared. The resort is perfect for kids. Indoor/outdoor pools, nice updated lobby, friendly staff (that worked very hard) and great accommodations. Breakfast was "grab n' go"--but it wasn't much to choose from. I don't blame Margate for that, I blame COVID. The only drawback was 1.) not enough lawn chairs for guests outside and 2.) not much to choose from kayaks. I believe there were only 3 kayaks and they looked beat up. Other than that, staff was out every day cleaning the premises and helping guests. We picked room #403. It was quiet with lakeview.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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RandomCouple05 wrote a review Aug. 2021
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We spent one night away from the kids in the Margate. Generally we had a good time. The beach front is beautiful with the lake to swim in (not too cold), and the bar had seating on the dock so we ate in the evening looking out to the lake - glorious. We also tested the indoor pool, hot tub and sauna. There are also canoes etc that can be rented, but we didn't do that. The dining room was closed due to Covid, so we had dinner in the beach bar. The food was good and the service from the bar staff was excellent. I enjoyed some chipotle wings, which were delicious, and fish tacos, which were decent. The selection of beers is very good indeed - I enjoyed two local IPAs and my wife had a frozen strawberry cocktail. Breakfast was served in grab-and-go bags which were ordered in advance. The contents of these (cereal OR yoghurt, Muffin or pastry, a piece of fruit, juice or milk, coffee) was ok but not spectacular. I'm sure it wouldn't have been too difficult to have a bacon roll on offer or something. The breakfast is also not friendly for people who are gluten free, and there was no protein offered apart from the yoghurt. Overall, although we enjoyed our stay I think this hotel should be a little more luxurious for the price (which after tax was around $300 for a lake view room). For example, the room had a great view and sliding doors overlooking the lake, but the sliding door had been permanently sealed due to 'safety'. The room was nice, clean, comfortable, but not of a luxury standard and is a bit tired in decor. We were told from the website there would be coffee pod machines in each room, including decaf. When we arrived there were coffee bags and no decaf (and no tea, hot chocolate, herbal teas etc which I would expect in a luxury hotel). When I asked the front desk for decaf the response was 'we don't have that". They did manage to rustle some up after I pushed them on it. When we were about to check out, we found that a $102 restaurant bill had been added to our room tab on top of what we had spent. This was cleared up but its a silly mistake to make which leaves a bad taste. Check in is from 4pm (when we arrived at 3:45pm our room wasn't ready). Checkout is 11am. Again, I'd hope that check in could have been earlier (perhaps from 2pm) so those coming for one night could enjoy the beach and facilities a little more. Overall, we had a good time, and the staff were nice, and the lakefront is wonderful.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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bh wrote a review Aug. 2021
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Let me start off saying that we have been coming here every summer for the past 35 years. We always stay at the West Building and never had a problem. This year was different. They rented out several rooms next to ours which we think were all friends. These people stayed outside our room every night until 1 am. They were beyond loud - swearing, drinking, yelling. We called the front desk to complain (many times) and they said they would send someone over. I don't know if they ever did but it didn't stop them. Early mornings they let their children outside at around 6 or 7 am and they were equally as loud. Needless to say we opted to leave the hotel early and they were nice enough to not charge us for the remaining nights we didn't use. However, they need to do better. I know it's not their fault that people are rude but I do blame them for not doing something about it. IF we stay here again, it won't be in the West building. Totally ruined our vacation.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Margate Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Margate Resort?
Nearby attractions include Annie’s Book Stop (0.4 km) and Lake Shore Marketplace (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Margate Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Margate Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Margate Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Margate Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Margate Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jon's Roast Beef & Deli, T-BONES Great American Eatery, and Union Diner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Margate Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Margate Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Margate Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Meredith Historical Society (11.0 km).
Does The Margate Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is The Margate Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.