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“Boston to Stowe, perfect half-way stop” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lamplighter Motor Inn

Lamplighter Motor Inn
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Lamplighter Motor Inn
Ranked #4 of 6 New London B&B and Inns
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Boston to Stowe, perfect half-way stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

Stowe was our destination for a Saturday-Sunday ski trip last weekend. The Lamplighter Inn was a fine stop for the Friday evening stay. By staying here, we had comfortable rest and a pleasant and shorter drive early Saturday morning. We arrived at nearly 11pm. The office check in by the owner himself was friendly, smooth, and quick->straight to the cozy room waiting. Room #14 with a single king bed is spacious, clean, and newly updated. Not at all fancy, but was very reasonably priced compared to the other nearby inns for our quick rest.
We have stayed at many elegant hotels around the world, with prices reflecting their reputation and gleaming front lobbys, and then disappointed by the lack of very basic cleanliness and unreliable staff. This time, we needed simply clean bed and responsibly managed accomodations and received exactly that. The Lamplighter has been recently updated by the new owners and its clear that they take pride in their work they've done at their Inn.
I would stay here again and recommend it like-minded travelers who would like to save their money, break up their ride north, or their visits to local attractions.
Thank you for keeping the lamp on for us on that icy night.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

The Lamplighter is a hidden treasure! The room is large, clean, with refrigerator, nice TV, free internet. Great price which includes a continental breakfast. New owner is son of original builders of the Motor Inn and with his carpentry skills has fixed it up beautifully. When we return to New London to visit, this will be our place of choice.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 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 Jane D
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Bay Head, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2011

We spent 4 days at this Motor Inn. The room was large and clean. The Beds were comfortable. There was a refrigerator with a small freezer and plenty of closet space. The bathroom and sink were very clean and worked well. The "Host" was gracious and helpful. A breakfast of coffee, doughnuts, cereal, fruit, and yogurt was available each day. We truly had a great time!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Ron H
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Vernon Rockville, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

For those of you who have stayed at the Lamplighter during the past 10 years, you will be very happy with the very much needed changes that have been made. The new management has ripped out that awful shag carpeting, has cut out and replaced all of the moldy ceilings and walls, and has painted all of the rooms. They have made all of the very much needed changes. Our family stayed in four different rooms, and all of them were clean and totally enjoyable.
The new owners (actually the family that built the motel has re-aquired it) could not be more accomodating. The grounds were clean and inviting...lots of colorful adirondack chairs to sit on. The sidewalk along the rooms, that was falling apart, has been redone. They remodeled the front office and it is also clean and inviting, and they serve a very nice continental breakfast, which is included in the room price.
They have kept the cost of the rooms very reasonable for this area, and although it still has that New England rustic feel to it, and it is not a fancy motel, it is now a very enjoyable place to stay if you plan to be in this area.
We totally suggest for those of you who have visited the Lamplighter in the past and were not pleased with your experience to give it another try. We did and we are glad that we did!

Room Tip: Love room #11 - lovely bedroom - full kitchen - walk in shower!!!
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank carlawake
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Newport, Rhode Island
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2011

Very pleasant stay, rooms very nice, recently remodeled; grounds very well kept; very pleasant staff. I will definitely return the next time I am in town. New London is a very nice quint little town.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank dlekatie
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Additional Information about Lamplighter Motor Inn

Property: Lamplighter Motor Inn
Address: 34 Newport Rd, New London, NH 03257-5414
Region: United States > New Hampshire > New London
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in New London
Number of rooms: 14

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