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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I still can't believe the pricetag on a room here. Such a nice place, very clean, amenities are great. The owners are so sweet. Rooms are great. In a great location for many, many awesome hikes, and close to other towns too.

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Thank Tom W
Putnam, Connecticut
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were looking for an inexpensive yet comfortable place to stay for a mini vacation and The Shamrock turned out to be the perfect location. The motel is located directly on a major route in NH however it's just far enough from all the tourist traps that it's peaceful. My husband and I went with his mother and our youngest... More 

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

So this place is definitely not the ritz but an awesome ritual that neither Alyssa and I will not change anytime soon. We have been doing this since she was 5. It was my way to spend one on one with her away from the everyday chores and school work that she has had to share to get any time... More 

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Thank Tracey-Lee C
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

The owners, Donna and Byron are very kind and courteous people. My boys love the pool and I love the location and view. We often stay at the Shamrock the night before a big hike in the mountains. We get a good night sleep in a clean and comfortable room without spending a fortune.

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Everett, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We rented cottage #1. A two bedroom. The cottage was very clean and had no musty smell whatsoever. Although it is very basic, it had everything we needed including a fridge, stove, microwave and plates, bowls, silverware. it's not luxurious but the price was sure right. On Saturday night the owners made a fire and we sat around talking. VERY... More 

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Thank Tricia198
Boston
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was the best place we've ever stayed. The location was perfect, the owners awesome. and we just had a wonderful stay. My 9 year-old son Liam didn't want to leave the pool and daughter Sheila (12) loved the animals and nature surrounding the motel. Byron and Donna could not have been better hosts... they had recommendations for things to... More 

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

I found this place online and read reviews, mostly good and very few that were not so good. I am so glad I booked the Shamrock! We stayed in a cabin, it was rustic, but very comfortable. We met people who were staying the same weekend, that had been going there for years. The outdoor fire was very nice that... More 

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

First time visitor to Shamrock. Stayed six nights May 2016 in Cottage 10. Extremely reasonable rates, friendly owners, nice location, clean spacious cottage. Plus you get a continental breakfast every day! We have stayed in a lot of places in the White Mountain/Lakes Region area, and the Shamrock ranks up near the top of our favorites list. Will definitely go... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I love this location and it is really roomy and you feel as if you are at home! This is the best hotel/motel I'v ever been to! A great destination really! I would love to stay here verry long but this motel is great for short over-night trips! Obviously a 5-star motel!

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Thank Robert O
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

This is a very small old fashioned motel. The accommodations are not fancy but the price is very reasonable. The owners are genuinely wonderful people and a pleasure to speak with. If you're looking for a quirky, off the beaten path sort of place this is it. They have animals to feed and lots of cute details to explore in... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
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We are a small family run motel located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Shamrock Motel

Address: 2913 US Route 3, Thornton, NH 03285-6170
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Thornton
Price Range: $67 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“The motel rooms are perfect. Still can't believe the price...”
 of 5 bubbles tomwF8900JA, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are not Best Western/Hilton. This is a motel. It is comfortable and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles pblagburn, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is intermittent, if this is a concern then check which area has direct contact otherwise bring your own source of connection.”
 of 5 bubbles traceyleec2016, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Nice view. A little out of the way for Lincoln but that makes it so nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Tricia198, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We only booked a cabin so I am not sure what the hotel rooms are like, but if you want privacy, book a cabin!”
 of 5 bubbles mll101665, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
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