All hotels in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, United States of America
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294 Whittier Highway, route 25, Center Harbor, NH, 03226, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3.3 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 40 reviews)

  • Service
    Fantastic service
  • Breakfast
    Tasty breakfast
  • Vibe
    Awesome vibe
  • Location
    Great location
  • Room
    Great room
  • Comfort
    Comfortable
2.0 / 5Fair
Very disappointed in this stay. Over priced, service was terrible. Did not clean room properly. No bath mat or shampoo. No one in the office to complain to. View was very nice but also very loud. Wife had to climb stairs no elevator and after 2 knee replacements made it difficult. Would not recommend this
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2 night family trip Sep 19, 2014
Jim reilly
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Not much for the money"
Hotel was in a nice location, but the cleanliness was poor as was the service. Room cleaning consisted of adding towels and partially making beds. Shampoo, etc. was not replenished, nor was coffee. Outside noise started very early and was disturbing. Would not stay there again.
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2 night family trip Sep 19, 2014
James reilly
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"wonderful views but!!!!"
A really nice location; great views of the lake, easy walking to dinning and some really nice stores BUT the Inn is really in need of a major "do over." The building and rooms are rather shabby and worn; the hallways are musty and cold. The rooms have comfortable beds but the linens on the bed and the towels in the bathroom are worn and almost thread bare!! The lighting in rooms is pitiful and and if you have to charge a lap top or tablet you are going to have difficulty finding a convenient socket! I think the cost of the rooms are high for what you get beyond the location and I would be hesitant about staying their again.
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2 night trip Sep 12, 2014
cartmanray
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice Hotel right on the water"
Although this hotel is dated, it is very clean. The upkeep is impeccable! My example of being dated: New white toilet with sunshine yellow sink from the 70's. But very clean! Tube TV, but very clean. And right on the lake with a private beach area. We were very happy staying here and would stay again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 20, 2014
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
Great location. Hotel is old and tired. Indoor-outdoor carpet in room was a mess.
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4 night trip Jul 28, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Great location, units in need of repair"
This location is unbeatable. The current owner is very nice but the rooms are pathetic. 1950's style with small toilets and old fixtures. The building is just too old and dilapidated. Too bad because the views and location are to die for. Your choice, location or comfort. We would stay again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 7, 2014
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Close to water and close to quilt shop."
The room was not in greatest shape. Baseboard were dirty and the screen to the deck was ripped. Sliding door hard to open and close. No guide for TV stations. Light over one of the beds did not work. All in all not a place I would return to.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 7, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Peaceful and relaxing"
The lake was so nice and I enjoyed your own deck to sit and watch the boats the town was cute the restruants to eat at were very good food got to try the conoe it was great I loved the whole place would stay again
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2 night trip May 16, 2014
L p
US
2.0 / 5Fair
I was there in the off season and that could have been the problem. It wasn't especially clean, my shower curtain was filthy. The staff was very friendly, but made it clear that they were in the off season, so services were limited.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 5, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Would stay there again."
Not a 5 Star Hotel but a great location for leaf peeping with a beautiful view of the lake and fall foliage from your room in a quaint area of NH.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 18, 2013
Carol
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Only positive things to say about this Motel."
Totally satisfied !! Wish we could have stayed longer !
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3 night trip Oct 9, 2013
Bob
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Right on the water - beautiful view"
The hotel is a little dated but clean and quite
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1 night trip Oct 9, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Convenient location on the water."
This place was easy to get to, right on the water, and we had a great view of the lake. Great tented area to sit in the morning and have coffee looking out over the lake.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 13, 2013
J
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Just OK"
The hotel manager was very nice. It's just that the hotel really needs updating. The room was clean enough, but smelled damp, mildewy. The beds were very uncomfortable. Florring, rugs, everything old and worn. But - for the price, I'd stay there again. (well, except for the bed. My back was killing me the next day.)
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Other trip Oct 7, 2013
Ada
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"View worth it! Within minutes of Meredith!"
The only negative feedback is the pillows. Very flat - very worn. Besides that - we were extremely happy with the experience. The view was incredible and we had a balcony.
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Other trip Sep 30, 2013
NE Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Disappointing for such a lovely area!"
Signs in the room said "no parties". Yet a large group of people from a wedding arrived back at the motel at 1245AM and hooted, hollowed, yelled and partied on the grass right outside the majority of the rooms until 2AM. Very disappointing that the management didn't quiet them down after 15-30 minutes. Lock to room was a simple button-type lock you find on your bathroom doors, at home. Once you were inside the room, there was a deadbolt lock. But the deadbolt could not be used when you left the room, which made me feel concerned for my belongings. Parking was very limited and I needed to wait for someone to vacate a space before I could park each time I left the motel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 20, 2013
cel
US
3.0 / 5Good
Very pleasant stay. good value for the price. Older motel (not historic). room was very clean and the beds were comfortable.
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2 night romance trip Jul 26, 2013
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Would never stay here again!"
The best thing about this hotel was the view and proximity to town. It also had a cute little beach. That's where the positives end. The room was dingy, the pillows were flat, the blankets were thin, and it was a very uncomfortable sleeping experience. It was also extremely noisy and I couldn't sleep at all the first night we were there. For over $200/night I expected a lot more for my money. Definitely would not stay here again!
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2 night family trip Jul 19, 2013
Alexis
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Good location, bad beds, missing items in room"
We had to move due to damaged or non-working items in the first room. The second room was missing the clock, ironing board, and ice bucket. (I borrowed them from the first room.) The bed was hard and lumpy, and we did not get good sleep. The air conditioner either froze us out or we had to turn it off and then sweated. The location was good, the private beach was nice, the breakfast was ok, but they did not make up for the rest.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 26, 2013
MW
US
3.0 / 5Good
"nice area"
nice area easy to get to a lot of locations fairly quickly Room was clean unfortunately outdated ceiling in bathroom was peeling and needed to be painted also wallpaper was also coming off walls
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Other trip Jul 24, 2013
PAPA
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great stay at center harbor inn"
We found the center harbor inn very clean, friendly staff and a beautiful private beach right on lake winnipesaukee. The beach was very well kept, they raked the sand twice a day. The continental breakfast was great. Nothing bad to say, I will defiantly be staying here again!
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2 night trip with friends Jun 14, 2013
Jenn
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Satisfied overall"
Very good location the weather was cold but we made the most of it. My husband liked the breakfast! Reasonable rates,easy to launch the boat. The room decor a little outdated, locks on patio door needed fixing. Overall we. Have been coming up to lake for 32years and always wanted to stay there for a couple of days.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 2, 2013
Richard
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
great room for the price and location.
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1 night trip May 17, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Clean & comfortable"
I booked this Inn for my daughter & her friends as a birthday gift. There were 4 people & they said the room was great. The only complaint was it is non smoking & they smoke but they just went outside to smoke. The staff was nice & the room was clean & comfortable. It said on the Inn's page there was a DVD player which there was not :(
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 6, 2013
Cynthia
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
We had a great time the little town was nice. The people were very friendly.
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Romance trip May 5, 2013
Joe P.
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A wonderful stay by the bay"
I really enjoyed staying at the Center Harbor Inn. The rates for a room were very reasonable and the room was nice. It was as it always is in New Hampshire, everyone was friendly and accommodating. With the room having a somewhat homie feel, It was nice to have a balcony to look out upon the lake when we woke up in the morning, and to be able to walk out on the dock at night to gaze at the stars and enjoy the warm breeze. I will be returning again to stay at this Inn next month when I return to NH for job interviews, I can not wait to enjoy a few nights at this place once more.
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1 night trip Apr 18, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Don't go there."
Although located right on the lake, all the windows turn away from the lake, so you actually can't sit in your room and look at the lake! Also, the entrance corridor was full of very unpleasant odour, the hot water was not enough for a comfortable shower, the wi-fi only worked part of the time, and the promised breakfast was not there. But by far the most annoying was the non-lake view.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 16, 2013
Amalia
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"People rate this place under 5 stars??!?!"
My best friend and I are new sport shooters. We have a new membership to an AWESOME shooting range in NH, and this would have been our first time going to the club. We planned to go for the weekend. There were "branded chains" in the general area for about the same price, but the locations were farther away from the range. We checked hotels.com for an inexpensive place to stay near the very-remote gun club, and Center Harbor Inn came up cheap. We booked the for two nights. We don't require much. We need a parking spot, a decent room not surrounded by ghetto scum, relatively quiet, relatively clean, reasonably secure, a working shower, a lamp, and a place to sleep. A "home base" to come back to when we're done doing whatever we are during the day. So, we arrived about 9:45 PM on a Friday night and the lobby was closed, but a note was left with a key to the room, and we were set to go. We went into the place, not expecting much. Wow! Nice room! Psyched! It was still rather cold in New Hampshire, but not the room. The heat was on, and it was very comfortable in there. Well above average for an economy room. There were a number of times during our trip that mentioned that we loved the Center Harbor Inn. We had planned to return to the range this weekend (it's Sunday, we just got home), and we stayed there again. It was great. The place is wonderful.
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Trip with friends Apr 14, 2013
Nick
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect location in Center Harbor, NH"
Perfect location. Very accommodating staff. Enjoyed our visit.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 11, 2013
Scott
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Go for the views"
The hotel has a good location. There are lake views that are lovely. The room was clean but the heater was difficult to adjust to a comfortable temperature. The refrig is nice to have. The outside of the hotel looks nice. The hallways and rooms are in need of a redo. Everything is outdated and very old and worn. Compared to other hotels in the area this one is very inexpensive. We were only there for one night and only in the room to sleep so it was a good value.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 9, 2013
Pat
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"It,s never open"
Went in April and the office is only open from 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. They left a note on the office door with the room number. The room was unlocked with the key in the room. You leave key in room when you leave.Never saw anyone from the Inn during stay.
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1 night business trip Apr 5, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"close to slopes"
Great place to stay after a day of skiing
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1 night trip Mar 22, 2013
cem225
US

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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location"
Room, with balcony and a great view across the lake. Good facilities in the town, good breakfast at the local café and excellent dinner at Lavinia's. Oh and there is also a fabric and quilt shop!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 24, 2014
Roger
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Great location on the lake"
On arrival they had us booked in for the following night, fortunately not a problem as we were just off season, this was obvious as they were in the process of redecoration, painters on the balcony while you're in the room is not conducive to comfort though. The balcony was rotting but the view was good. No breakfast available due to being early season, this information was not given when booking.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 24, 2014
catherine
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"the room was small and out dated"
Didn't have breakfast there, coffee and donuts is not a breakfast. The room was small, the bathroom was a joke. The location was ideal but it did not make up for the cost of the inferior room. I will not be staying there again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 11, 2013
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"New Hampshire visit"
Rated 2 star but room very clean and comfortable. View 4 star over the lake, breakfast basic but still available for those who required it. Overall would stay again - might try for a top floor room - we got a first floor room and the chap above us must have been wearing clogs. Well worth the money for the view alone same as that of the more pricier hotels in the area
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 27, 2013
A Traveler
GB

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Très bien !"
Très bon hôtel avec bon service! Petite plagette privée et descente de bateau, et parc public juste à côté avec des jeux pour enfants! Ne manquez-pas la pizza Pat's juste un peu plus loin! Les chambres sont bien équipées (frigo et écran plat!). Seul bémol, contrairement à ce qui est indiqué sur le site, nous n'avons pas eu le petit-déjeuner (seulement proposé en haute-saison!)
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip May 19, 2013
Julie
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6 night trip with friends Aug 5, 2013
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 19, 2013
MC
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Apr 5, 2013
A Traveler
US

TripAdvisor reviews for Center Harbor Inn on Lake Winnipesaukee

Overall rating:Based on 76 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Great value place"
11/12/15 John F Alton, United Kingdom
The rooms were a little tired and dated but the price makes up for that. They were very spacious and a useful vending machine available. The views across the lake were great to wake up to even in the rain the deck is covered to still enjoy.
Overall Rating
"Beautiful views!"
10/10/15 Mary C
We stayed in room on top floor. Views were stunning. Super nice people in front office. Great restaurants nearby. We will go back and rent 5 bedroom house. Beach, playground and boat docks available. Can't ask for more!
Overall Rating
"The views are INCREDIBLE, but that's really the best part"
09/26/15 Brittany S West Lafayette, Indiana
We didn't even get an official waterfront view but we still saw the beautiful lake from our room for the low price of $79! It was a weekday special since it was off season. The lake was surprisingly warm with clear water and there were beautiful trees all around it. The room was clean and all, but the beds were pretty dang hard and the worst part of it all was the internet, while free, was super shoddy. It didn't work for my parents basically AT ALL (they use Windows) but for my Mac, I was able to use it the whole time, but it went out every 5-10 minutes or so. It would only take less than a few minutes to come back on, but that's not ok. They even told us the internet was great. The phone reception is bad, but that's the entire area. Overall, great price for the awesome views, but don't go here if you rely on internet and phone reception (like us for our work) and you like super comfy beds. Also, there's no gym here, which sucks but that seems to be very common on the east coast.
Overall Rating
"What a view!!"
09/17/15 Mageier27 Pensacola, Florida
We checked in on Sept 7 for one night and while sitting on our balcony viewing the sunset, we decided to stay an additional night. the room was very nice and up to date. The bathroom was a good size, good water pressure, but the bathroom was in need of an update. We were charged a reasonable price for the first night and as we were returning the second night I noticed a sign that said the rates were 20.00 cheaper. I just let it go, but on reviewing our credit card bill, we noticed that they had charged us 20. less for the 2nd night. Very honest innkeepers. We will definitely stay there again when in the area.
Overall Rating
"The view is amazing, but that's where the good news ends."
09/15/15 JenF08 Fairhaven, Massachusetts
It's a beautiful view of Lake Winnipesaukee from the Center Harbor Inn, but that's about all you get for your money. The rooms are supposed to be "new renovated." By that they mean there is new carpet and fresh linens. The bathrooms are straight out of the 1970s and the mattresses are incredibly uncomfortable. On top of that the walls and ceilings are paper thin and it's LOUD! Noise from the hallways, stairs, parking lot, and especially the upstairs guests kept us up all night and drove us to beat a hasty retreat out the next morning. We were booked for the whole of Labor Day Weekend and lasted only 1 night. They wanted to charge us for the entire 4 night stay! There was no way we were paying over $500 for one night in this rattletrap hotel, and after much backing and forthing, including a go-around with the manager, we manged to get out with being charged the full, high rate of $185 (including taxes). Live and learn I guess, but don't be fooled by the great location.
Overall Rating
"heavens gate"
09/15/15 Edward B Dedham, Massachusetts
Let's face it,we are in the lakes region. We wanted to see the water, THE BLUE WATER !!!!!. Thats why we stayed here. Awesome and then some.!!!!!! There is no other place that comes reasonably close to this resort for under 3 times what we paid. This is all that we ever need.AND MORE!!!!!!
Overall Rating
"The best service in Center harbor inn"
09/12/15 Bianca I
The staff was Sooooo nice, kind ,and patient. Especially Antonio from Romania. He was very helpful in explaining me the directions via phone for a long time even though he had other things to do. The rooms were really good the bed and sheets were very nice the balcony view next to the lake beach was nice. The water was a bit cold though. But overall very good!!!!!!!!!!
Overall Rating
"The Light's On BUT Nobody's Home !!!"
08/26/15 ELDJR Loudon, Tennessee
If you're concerned about your personal safety then DON'T STAY HERE ! We went to bed early after a LONG day's drive from Pennsylvania. The people in the room next to ours started shouting & swearing at each other soon after we went to bed (I believe that they were drinking heavily... witnessed by the clutter of empty beer cans littered on their balcony the next morning.) As they became louder and the noises escalated, we could hear sounds of things being thrown inside the room. I had enough and pressed "0" for the Front Desk on our room phone. NO ANSWER...so I pressed "0" several more times to no avail. No Answer still...No Recorded Message...No Live Person at the Front Desk...NOBODY! The loud swearing and noise continued until 3:30 in the morning. Needless to say we got NO SLEEP and NO RESULTS to our phone calls to the Front Desk. By about 7:15 a.m. I dressed and went up to the Office. I told a young man behind the Front Desk of our experiences and he said: "No one is here between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m.". He went on to state that: "I'm very sorry you had a problem, but We're NOT Responsible For Our Guests !" His Empty Apology told the whole story of why we will never stay here again...and neither should you !
Overall Rating
"Wonderful Inn on Lake Winnepesaukee"
08/26/15 Marion L Jacksonville, Florida
Had a wonderful visit at this iInn on Lake Winnepesaukee last weekend. We were treated very well by a young man from Romania named Antonio. We would highly recommend this Inn to anyone wishing to visit Lake Winnepesaukee. The inn is right on the Lake and has its own beach. There are many Activities including a wonderful quilt shop called keepsake quilting. There are many wonderful restaurants in the area and on Friday and Saturday nights there's music across the road in the pavilion and at the firehouse. Our room had.a balcony overlooking the lake which we used quite often. Try it and we believe you will truly enjoy your experience. Thanks Antonio for making our visit so enjoyable.
Overall Rating
"Great Place to Stay"
08/24/15 Denise P North Scituate, Rhode Island
We returned to Meredith/Center Harbor area after a 2 year absence and was so happy to stay at the Center Harbor Inn. The prices are reasonable considering the area and it is right on the Lake! The rooms were clean and the people there friendly. It is central to so many places to visit and some of the best restaurants. The staff is so accommodating and helpful - Mark was so helpful when we checked in. I don't know what the complainers were looking for but it was a great experience and we will definitely be returning.
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