Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
2.4 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by Kharizma from Boston, MA
The sweet harmony of the "water hammer"Posted Oct 14, 2013
Pros: Staff were really, really nice and understanding.
Cons: MAINTENANCE. Yes, it is an old building, but it does not mean you can go without maintaining it! And PLEASE, buy new mattresses.
Location: Great dinner choices and breakfast in Littleton! We also had fun exploring the main street and farmers market in Littleton.
Upon arrival, we were told that the heat was out in our building, but they were working on it. We stopped by our room just to drop our things off and head off to a nearby town for a 7:45 dinner reservation. The room had a weird funk, likely due to being old and not well maintained. Water damage was apparent throughout our room in the Carriage House. The closets had things to absorb moisture help with mold and mildew. I don't believe the closets had ever been cleaned...just filed with dust and smelled not so nice. When I turned on the sink, wait a minute, brown gunk will come out first. You don't want that on your toothbrush! Also, we paid for a king sized bed which was slightly more than getting two twin beds. However, save your money! They only push the two twin sized beds together to create the most uncomfortable king sized bed imaginable. The mattresses (which were less than a foot thick and could feel the springs) were not even the same height, so forget cuddling! Upon return from dinner, the heat was still not on. If we had known how bad it was going to be once one of the employees came to check it out, we would have requested to have it left off. Basically, it was an old radiator that was not well maintained causing LOUD clanking every 10-15 minutes and lasting for several minutes. We did not sleep that night until the radiator broke/turned off at 4 am. We slept from 4 to 6 until other guests woke up, stomping, slamming doors, etc on their way out. WORST HOTEL EVER.
by A verified traveler
Not really a king bedPosted Sep 30, 2013
We were in a room which was labeled as a kingbed but it was actually two twin beds pushed together which was slightly disappointing. Otherwise the staff was nice
by A verified traveler
Older style not like web sitePosted Sep 11, 2013
Cons: Almost everything.....mainly the restaurant
Location: Santa's village and small town close by
The hotel was out dated but the staff was nice and helpful. The pub had a beautiful website but when we went for dinner the menu was far from what was listed...the waitress was over worked and most dishes from other tables were going back to the kitchen. The food was terrible! I wouldn't go back.
by A verified traveler
Great hotel, with major heating problem!Posted Nov 7, 2012
Pros: The room was pretty, with hard wood floors and comfortable beds.
Cons: The heating system!
Location: The hotel was really well situated, and had beautiful views
We went up to the Spalding Inn in New Hampshire this October. I had originally reserved a room in the hotel (not the carriage house) but as there was a wedding there (that we almost crashed by walking into the lobby) we were bumped to the Carriage House. The heating system was our primary problem. It was very cold, and once the heating system turned on, the pipes started banging like I've never heard before! On one of the mornings I thought the pipes in the shower were going to bang through the wall! It was truly a terrible experience. However, the food in their restaurant was pretty good, and the waitress was very friendly to us. The room that we stayed in was very pretty with hardwood floors, a chair and very comfortable bed. The views were astounding also..and the nights were so clear and beautiful we could see each and every star. This hotel is famous for being haunted and for being owned by "The Ghost Hunters" (TV show on Scyfi) and we wanted to try to have a ghost experience. Nothing happened except for the pipes! So, I think if we had been allowed to stay in the hotel portion it really would have made our stay much better (or if we had come in a different season).
for Everyoneby Barbara from Massachusetts, USA
Pleasant stay, We will return.Posted Jul 16, 2012
We enjoyed the quaintness of the Inn and the historical nature of it. The gardens are very nice and pleasant. The continental breakfast was very adequate, however, ran out of plates, napkins and orange juice. We informed the desk person who refilled after a while. We were surprised that there was no air conditioning in our room but the air cooled down nicely after dark and with the fan provided and the ceiling fans we were comfortable.