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“Charming and homey”
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The New London Inn
Ranked #2 of 6 New London B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Fraser, MI
1 review
“Charming and homey”
Reviewed 18 November 2011

My husband and I came across the Inn while passing through New London. We decided to stop in and check it out, as it looked very appealing and was in a great location. We were greeted by the staff who were very kind and welcoming. It was a last minute decision so they offered us a deal and we decided to stay. The Inn is very different from any commercial hotel you might stay at. It is very old and has undergone renovations but still has a very homey feel to it. You can make yourself right at home by utilizing the living room/gallery room with a fireplace and local art on display. We stayed in one of the Jacuzzi Suites with the hot tub in the bedroom--a nice plus! We also ate at the restaurant; Rockwell's at the Inn. The food was phenomenal and the service was very friendly and prompt. During our stay my husband and I also enjoyed a massage and the Faces Spa. Again, very kind and welcoming. The Inn is a great place to stay for a getaway, or a nice plus for business travelers.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lumberville, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

I travel about 200 nights a year so I'm very used to hotels. Maybe I'm spoiled, or simply too used to Hampton Inns and Courtyard Expresses which have zero personality but are super new and spotless. This is an old inn, and it has charm. If that's what you're looking for it may be great for you. For me it was a bit of an inconvenience. I had a two room suite but both rooms were tiny, and there was only a tv in the sitting room which had only one, sort of uncomfortable love seat thing in it. So no good way to unwind and watch tv. Certainly I couldn't while in bed, which is what I like to do. And there was a public restroom right next to my room and every time someone used it I could hear most details of what went on in there. Other than that it was fine. Staff I ran into was nice, I'm assuming a student at the nearby college. Bed was comfortable and everything was clean. Still, it took me out of my comfort zone with the bad layout and the noisy bathroom.

Room Tip: Avoid Room No. 1 on the first floor unless you like to hear people going to the bathroom.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

Stayed a couple of nights visiting friends in town and had a pleasant room in the Inn. Good bed, windows open to fresh air. Furnishings from another era,though more hand-me-downs then antique. Bathroom could use a renovation. A good desk for computer work would be helpful and a luggage rack for suitcase would seem a basic to any inn of this nature. Room could be re-freshed with new paint or wallpaper.Very attentive desk staff and most welcoming.

Complimentary hot breakfast was well attended to by service personnel and very good in comparison to other such buffets.
Evening meal in restaurant was excellent with many choices befitting such a nice town and country inn aspiring to be better.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

The rooms of the Inn are in desperate need of a major renovation to bring the whole property up to the quality of the Inn's public areas that were redone in recent years. While the website shows a updated guest room, nearly all of the rooms in the Inn are very dated and suggest that their designer did not the least bit of experience in interior design or the hospitality industry. Their is no color coordination, furniture is mis-matched, and wall decor is very unappealing. The bathrooms that I saw were especially crude. The rooms need immediate soft goods and hard good renovation. As is, the room prices are overpriced by about 50%.

New London is no longer the backwater that it once was. The owners of the Inn need only drive 30 minutes north and walk through the Hanover Inn and the Six South Street Hotel to have an idea of regional hospitality standards. The New London Inn capitalizes on the building's history, its view of the green from the dining room and Mount Sunapee in the distance, and the ambiance of a small college town, but the discerning traveler would do well to avoid staying here until the owners get serious about the industry they are in.

Room Tip: Drive to Hanover.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

I stay in New London a few times a year because I have a son in a nearby boarding school. Even though the place has been recently renovated(it was dirty and shabby until recently), it still is pretty mediocre. The staff aren't very helpful, the beds are horrible and the pillows are hard pieces of foam. It is overpriced and not worth the money. The restaurant is decent but there are plenty of other places that are at least as good nearby.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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cape cod
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

I arrived at inn and the front desk was empty. After 10 minutes of roaming around, I found a phone number. I called it and heard it ringing in the back room. A man answered. I said "I'm here to check in". he said "check-in time is not until 3PM". "What should I do?" I responded. "Come back in 20 minutes" was his response and he hung up.

This is hospitality? he couldn't even come to the desk and start the process. surely by the time we finished, it would be 3PM.

I went to my car and waited the requisite 20 minutes. It's folliage season. where else would I go.

When I returned, the young lady at the desk could not find my reservations. She remembered the reservations. They were part of a block booking for a family event. She even remembered the name of the family. Because of the way they use their reservation system, it would not allow her to back track from the family name. She said she knew we had the reservations but could not find them.

I salvaged my trip by finding accomodations in Hanover.

In short, these people don't have a clue how to treat people or how to attend to the details of the hospitality business.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

I am definitely not usually a fan of a bed and breakfast. Prefer more private and modern, but we were at the Inn for a wedding last weekend and I was very impressed. The rooms were spacious, even though our particular bath was small. But the whole Inn is nicely spaced out with a wonderful living room area and a truly top notch restaurant. We are from DC and they serve better food than most of our restaurants. The porch is relaxing and welcoming too. The staff was friendly and accommodating.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: The New London Inn
Address: 353 Main St, Box 8, New London, NH 03257-7813
Region: United States > New Hampshire > New London
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in New London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the beautiful Dartmouth Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire, The New London Inn captures the spirit of yesterday with the luxuries of today. Our Inn-House restaurant, The Coach House, along with our beautifully renovated tavern and charming 23 guests rooms are minutes from year-round events and venues. Whether you come for fun, romance or relaxation, you'll be so glad you did. Visit us online for menus and reservations. ... more   less 
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