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Cornwall, Canada
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Quiet, comfortable, clean, good value - lovely old building which is well decorated with memoribillia. Rooms are old but in good shape, bathrooms are fine (no hair dryer) - staff are most friendly and helpful. Continental breakfast was excellent especially nice selection of fruit and a couple of fresh baked items. Two decent restaurants and a bar are attached which...

1Thank Peter M
Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

Kudos to Lisa (who helped with my numerous schedule changes); Robin (who helped with my confusion with reference codes AND lost luggage roflol), Robin (who provided most excellent service), and the cast of the Murder Mystery Theatre. Go here to enjoy a wonderful time and remember what it's like to laugh until tears come. Hope to see new friends at...

Thank Lawrence D
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Kudos to Lisa, Sue, Robin, AND Dawna. Service is a lost art that the staff and employees here have revived. The food is awesome with Dawna doing double duty as our bartender and server it demonstrates the commitment to excellence. I brought my wife for the Murder Mystery and had the time of our lives. Not only was the cast...

Thank truthsayer54
North Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 20 January 2015

We went last year for the Murder Mystery. An Amazingly fun night and a wicked good time. Had a great room at the inn for the night too. Definitely suggest if you are going to enjoy your beverages at the Murder Mystery getting a room. Cannot wait to do it again this year!

Thank Sweetbabymeg
Berwick, Maine
Reviewed 12 January 2015

The staff at the governors inn is amazing ! The place is so beautiful! the rooms at the inn are so comfortable and relaxing. Food is always amazing ! If you are planning a wedding or just having a special event this is your spot! They always make you feel like family! If you need a weekend get away go...

Thank Marsha H
New Hampshire
Reviewed 20 December 2014

So the Girls from the Salon and there partners chose the Governor's inn for our Christmas Party Dinner, There were ten people total all in our mid 50s. We had a great meal here last year so we thought we would go back although my wife and i live local and have been there a few time this year (Always...

Thank CandSNH
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2014

I stayed one night on the recommendation of a business colleague. Pretty basic but comfortable but just as well I was up early as there was much noise generated from 7am onwards from next door. Breakfast was limited but actually okay.

Thank SteveBalham
Raymond, New Hampshire
Reviewed 28 October 2014

I recently hosted a cocktail party event at the Governors Inn to celebrate my recent marriage in Jamaica. First of all the process to book the hall was very easy and quick. Hats off to their event coordinator Lisa, she made the process simple and stress free. I found the prices for the food, cocktails and the hall to be...

Thank Sarah F
Tiverton, Rhode Island
Reviewed 3 October 2014

We recently completed a two night stay at The Governor's Inn using a Groupon. The inn is in a good location for easy traveling to other areas of NH, and close to Maine shopping. Our room, 224, was in the Rolland Estate building, located across a driveway from the main inn. The room had a king bed, small bathroom with...

Thank SXMGirl
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The service was rude. Just thinking about my experience upsets me. Management did not help when the reservation was mixed up. In fact, the response to the mixed up room problem was met by various excuses in a very condescending tone.

1Thank Elle N
Herman E, Manager at The Governor's Inn, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear about your experience. We really pride ourselves on superior guest service, so we were very surprised to hear of a reservation mixup and your dissatisfaction. We've been keeping guests very happy for over 21 years and take any dissatisfaction to heart. We would love to learn more from you about what happened and when...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Governor's Inn

Address: 78 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867-1921
Region: United States > New Hampshire > Rochester
Price Range: $104 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Governor's Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Don't book the really small room! Pay a little extra for an upgrade.”
 of 5 bubbles NJ&MJ, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“It doesn't matter what you choose, they will give you what they want. Deluxe and dump all the same.”
 of 5 bubbles toromerkle, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The room I had was on the right hand side of the building from the street and it was noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveBalham, 2 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Room 224 had a small shower stall and king bed.”
 of 5 bubbles NYTinkerbell3, 18 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Did not keep track of my room number but ask for a large room I guess. couldn't hurt. If you are on a motorbike. Suggest they build a bike port in the back.”
 of 5 bubbles EasyRider54, 10 Jul 2013 | Read review
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