by Michael Blanding
The smell of smoke from the large fireplace lingers in the lobby of this large resort inn, amidst antique chairs and furniture. The 250-room resort features rooms of all shapes and sizes, including double rooms, suites, and townhouses that can accommodate families of up to 12 people. Rooms include kitchenettes with stove tops and microwaves, as well as gas fireplaces, Jacuzzis, pull-down Murphy beds, small bathtubs, and little flat-screen TVs.
Onsite activities include indoor and outdoor pools and a playground. This isn’t the Ritz — mattresses are somewhat lumpy, and the noise of traffic from the highway permeates some rooms; but overall it’s a comfortable old-school family resort.
Our Editor Loves
- Large rooms for big families
- Historic charm of an old inn
- Flatbread pizza restaurant on-site
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
Tried to hit peak fall foliage- missed it by that much. My sister and I have made mistakes in the past and reserved too small a room. We hit it right this time and reserved a king deluxe. Sure it could sleep 8 but it’s even better sleeping two. It’s actually two rooms, a king bedded mini suite w a kitchenette and jacuzzi tub placed boldly in the room- not gonna use it- bathroom has a stand up shower this room is connected to a Murphy bedded mini suite w full kitchen and standard bathroom. Is it odd- yes but it’s good odd. Our rooms are located in Windsor building which is not near main building but that gives us our own parking lot and we are away from bus loads. We can still enjoy all the amenities so what’s not to like? I think we all have read that this place could use a refresh- sure it could but it’s serviceable and I’m not here to stay in a suite and get room service. Beds are comfy, kitchens have good enough utensils- not winning any decor prizes but it’s so close to everything it wins.
by Denise V
We had a 2-level unit at the Eastern Slope Inn during an early-September stay and were very pleased. The partial kitchen was well equipped. After long days hiking, the jetted tub in one of the bathrooms was wonderful! Beds were comfortable and the place was clean. Great location along the main road in North Conway and close to several delicious restaurants. The onsite restaurant has great pizza! Highly recommend.