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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Kevin made us very welcome, he was always on hand to offer homemade chocolate chip cookies and advice/recommendations about the local area. This was comfortable, quiet budget accommodation, ideal for walkers visiting the area.

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review....we are always humbled when folks from abroad find our little family motel and comment favorably on our service and accommodations...we are honored to have served you and hopefully made your trip to the U.S. a relaxing and memorable sojourn. May all your travels bring you back to the one's you love.... More 

Texas
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49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The motel is very convenient to everything in the White Mountain area. Kevin was personable and very sharp from the first time I called to make reservations. And he has a great sense of humor! Our room was spotless, the bed comfortable and the breakfast provided got our day off to a good start. The... More 

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Thank Beachlover1949
GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your time and effort in writing your review...you definitely captured the essence of what we strive for here at the Gale River Motel...a clean and welcoming home away from home for travelers and explorers of the White Mountains. Our efforts to provide the "little things" that sometime matter so much and set the GRM apart from the... More 

Plymouth, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I stayed two nights here and really enjoyed the visit. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. The room was comfortable and clean. And the view was spectacular. I really loved that it felt "off the beaten path" even though it was just a couple minutes from I-93, and it's super convenient to all of the attractions... More 

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Thank Chris B
GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Chris....thank you for your review and recognizing the Gale River Motel allure is that we offer that comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and that we are only minutes from all of the attractions that make the White Mts. a destination for so many...we will most certainly look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy all we, and the area, have to... More 

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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed our 2 night stay here. The rooms are very, very clean and the beds are comfortable. A small complimentary breakfast is provided and it was more than adequate for us to get our day going. We have never visited or stayed in the area before, and came at peak leaf season in Autumn. We... More 

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Thank Chris R
GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Chris...it was a real pleasure hosting you both during your visit to the North Country....thank you for taking the time and making the effort to share your thoughts with future TripAdvisor readers...It is always an added pleasure when a guest joins in on the hospitality banter like you did during your stay...makes it fun for the innkeeper as well as... More 

Massachusetts
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

A good ole NH Yankee place to stay near the mountains. Not fancy, but clean and neat and everything you need. What puts it over the top is the owners attention to the customers which is rare these days. P.S. The bed really was comfortable.

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for the TripAdivsor community. We thank you for recognizing the effort that we make to welcome guests to the Gale River Motel as a if they were long-lost friends...Over the fourteen years I have owned the GRM, guest feedback and comments have driven all of the changes that have been... More 

Marion, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I had researched this motel on TripAdvisor, and as soon as I walked into the office, I told the manager he looked just like his picture, and he said "And you came anyway?" It's clear right from the get go that although the place has been around 50+ years, it is possible to maintain a facility and keep it attractive... More 

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, and even more, recognizing the efforts we have made to preserve the look and feel of lodging from a bygone era, yet offer all the amenities of the modern day. We maintained the best from the past, a time when the person that greets you at your arrival is the owner who sincerely... More 

New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Enjoyed our stay very much. The manager was very accommodating with special requests. We traveled up from NJ on a motorcycle so packing was limited for a 4 day stay. I asked for a blow dryer in my room and it was provided. The bathrooms have shampoo and liquid shower gel dispensers. Also laundry service was available for a dollar... More 

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of the GRM...we enjoyed hosting your entire group and are honored that you find the service, amenities, and overall experience worthy of the highest ratings....It is always our pleasure to welcome travelers to our little corner of New Hampshire and make sure that their experience is memorable. More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Convenient to the highway and an easy walk to the Franconia market and restaurants, and the room was clean and comfortable with a great view of the mountains. (The chocolate chip cookies in the office a thoughtful touch as well.) A fine place to stay, but I rate it highly due to Kevin, the proprietor - he couldn't have been... More 

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

I am honored that you have taken the time to author a review for the Gale River Motel and the service you experienced while you were visiting...especially the very kind words you offered to me personally....I truly love welcoming visitors to my home, not only leaving them with a memorable experience having enjoyed a restful nights stay, but welcoming them... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Our stay at the Gale River Motel was perfect in its simplicity - very clean, well-maintained room. Loved the pool & hot tub. Chocolate chip cookies on arrival (and a few later!) were delicious. Kevin was a gracious host. Restaurants close by - within walking distance. Couldn't ask for a more relaxing stay.

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Thank auntmojo
GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the time and effort in authoring a review about your visit to the Gale River Motel....grateful that your stay was deemed "perfect" and even more so that the simple pleasures found at the GRM were appreciated...best wishes for future good travels and wonderful adventures. More 

Swansea, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My husband and I visited NH and brought our 1 year beagle Luke to the Gale River Motel. They have a couple of rooms designated as Pet Friendly. There was no smell or odor that would have given you an indication it is used as a pet friendly room. It was clean and the beds were super comfortable. Kevin the... More 

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Thank warshauers
GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking a moment to author a review about your experience at the Gale River Motel...especially noting that the pet-friendly room you enjoyed was as clean and scent-free as one could hope for....it was a pleasure hosting Luke, as he was, for his first travel adventure, very well behaved. It is pet owners like yourselves, and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Breathtaking mountain views from every room. #1 Eco-Friendly Motel in New Hampshire. Recognized as an Environmental Champion by NH Sustainable Lodging Program. Spacious rooms with two full-sized beds, refrigerator, coffee-maker, A/C, and Complimentary Wi-Fi access in all rooms. Heated outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, playground, picnic area with grill. Cottages sleep up to six guests with full kitchen facilities. Pet-Friendly. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gale River Motel and Cottages

Address: 1 Main St, Exit 38 of I-93 to Rte 18 North 1/2 mile, Franconia, NH 03580-4801
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
Price Range: ₹ 3,420 - ₹ 15,047 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Gale River Motel And Cottages Hotel Franconia
Gale River Hotel
Gale River Motel And Cottages Franconia, NH - White Mountains
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“They are all good!”
 of 5 bubbles Beachlover1949, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Great mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles jbaldwin12, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They are all excellent.”
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“Dog-friendly rooms are ONLY two; reserve early! Also, the corner room, a dog-friendly room, may have spotty wi-fi at times.”
 of 5 bubbles Serenity02370, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“motel rooms all have a beautiful mountains view, they are the best”
 of 5 bubbles Oxfordgrandmax2, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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