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White Oak Motel & Cottages
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Holderness
Guildford
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

I can imagine the White oak lodge motel was nice……….30 years ago. It is a motel that is in dire need of an update, which is a shame really given its location looking over an amazing lake.

We first stayed in cabin number 15. Our stay in this cabin only lasted 1 night, let’s just say it was akin to staying on a small boat. The floor was not level nor was it stable. The shower and toilet facilities resembled that of a caravan (an old caravan at that). The final straw was the bed which was like sleeping on a bouncy castle, this might have been fun had the bed not had fleas / bed bugs. We spent the whole night either itching or trying to lie as still as possible so we didn’t bounce the other one out of the bed.

We informed the owner and she promptly moved us to another cabin. This was a larger, more stable cabin and was much better. Although the cabin was an improvement on Cabin 15 it was still old and in a poor state of repair that needed a complete gut and refit. The shower situation did not improve.

They now charge for the canoes and kayaks, although the row boat is free.

Overall, to stay at the White Oak really isn’t value for money, it was one of the most expensive places to stay on our entire stay in New England. There is rustic and there is rustic, this place is just tired and in disrepair. I wouldn’t recommend staying here.

For the record Cabin 15 was not used for the rest of our stay it was fumigated with all the windows left open.

On a positive note away from White Oak you must have lunch and walk around Castle in the Clouds, take a boat tour around Squam Lake and walk the Rattlesnake Trail (amazing views).

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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pleasant valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

I loved everything about the lakefront cabin. ! The view was just as pictured on the website, couldn't get enough of it. Went at peak leaf season so the view was particularly gorgeous. Liked the setup of the rooms , allowed for privacy. The mattress was pretty comfortable, slept on it for 3 nights with no problems. Kitchen was tiny , not conducive for cooking big meals so we cooked very simple meals. Carol was very warm and friendly and accomodating by letting me using her phone since my cell phone couldn't get service. Will definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Roanoke, Virginia
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

We recently took a trip to New England and found the White Oak to be clean and reasonably priced. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Eaton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

Centrally located motel near Weir Beach, Holderness, and Center Harbor. On White Oak Pond and we could hear the loons during the evening. Our room was very clean and adequately appointed.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Penobscot, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

Looking for a place near Weirs Beach in Laconia.We found this place in Holderness and decided to stay.People were very nice and friendly.The rooms were very neat and clean.Maid was in to tidy up every day.The place was close to everything we wanted to see,so peaseful and relaxing.We will be going back again.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: White Oak Motel & Cottages
Address: 435 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245-5764
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Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Holderness
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Holderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:3 star — White Oak Motel & Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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