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Gale River Motel and Cottages

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1 Main St Exit 38 of I-93 to Rte 18 North 1/2 mile, Franconia, NH 03580-4801 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The retro style motel was very clean and comfortable. The owner was on site and very friendly and welcoming. I was traveling with my dog and was very pleased to find this place. The grounds and views were great and I will definitely return when...More

Thank Gery E
Response from GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and CottagesResponded 4 weeks ago

Gery....thank you for taking the time and effort to author a review detailing your visit to the Gale River Motel...it was our pleasure to host you and your four-legged traveling companion. We strive to make all our guests feel welcomed (even the canine kind) and...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been coming to the Gale River Motel for at least 10 yrs. Like coming home to visit family. Kevin makes you feel right at home. Knows what is happening around the area and any new places to visit. We drove 560 miles to...More

Thank 136williamo
Response from GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and CottagesResponded 4 weeks ago

Bill....always look forward to your visit and the spirited conversations that entail....we may disagree (on just about everything) but its always fun)...glad your trip home went smoothly and am already looking forward to next year's visit. Continued good travels and many more miles on the...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

What a hidden gem If your in Franconia N H. This is your place !!! Location location location!!!and did I mention VIEWS. Right from your picture window? You can see Franconia notch and a clear view of the slopes of Cannon Mt. A short drive...More

Thank Kathy P
Response from GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and CottagesResponded 17 September 2018

Kathy...thank you for taking a moment to author a review....love having family gatherings at the GRM...and your clan was no exception. Glad you took advantage of the bonfire pit to gather round with S'mores to make family memories. You'll have to plan your next family...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

The 50s style motel looked comfy. We enjoyed having a small refrig to store our cheese and apples. When I woke up, I pulled the sheets back and...was pretty disgusted to see a dirty skid mark on the bottom sheet. No excuse for this.More

Thank Barbara M
Response from GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and CottagesResponded 12 September 2018

Needless to say, this is certainly nothing that has happened at the Gale River Motel in the sixteen years that I have operated this property! After 277 reviews, the cleanliness of our rooms has always been at the top of the list of things people...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a pretty cool place. We came to visit NH and its unplanned and unexpected. So we were searching for a motel for a night stay and we got this place finally. The owner of the motel is very good and friendly. Room has...More

Thank Balu K
Response from GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and CottagesResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you so much for finding us and enjoying your visit with us - we always appreciate and are grateful for the kind words that folks like you share with the rest of the world when we have served you well...may your travels always bring...More

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Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Hot Tub
Outdoor pool
Price range
USD 50 - USD 220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Price range
USD 50 - USD 220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Traveller (43)
Room & Suite (19)
Pool & Beach (6)
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11 October 2018|
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Response from GaleRiverMotel | Property representative |
Sorry to have just rec'd this message....always call directly to the Gale River Motel as this site does not flag messages left here and they are very rarely noticed on the site....
Holly S
10 July 2018|
Response from GaleRiverMotel | Property representative |
Sorry Holly, didn't get your message until right now...hope you found a place to call home for the evening.
Room Tips
"All rooms face the mountains, also lhas2 cabins"
5 weeks ago
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"stay away from this place"
11 Sep. 2018
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"best views, friendly owner, clean room"
28 Aug. 2018
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"They all face the incredible White Mountains"
28 Jul. 2018
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