If you think it costs a fortune to wake up to panoramic views of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, think again. Travelers looking for lodging deals can book two New England spots — one with those excellent mountain views — recently named among TripAdvisor’s top 25 bargain hotels in the United States. The list is part of the travel site’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards.
The Margaretta Inn in Machias, Maine, ranked No. 2 on the list, beat out only by Mountainaire Inn and Log Cabins in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
“Friendly, clean and good coffee!” one TripAdvisor user said of the Maine inn in a comment pulled by the site.
Built around 1960 and renovated in 2014, according to the Maine inn’s website, it offers 12 “quaint, quiet, and comfortable” guest rooms complete with flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffee makers, plus the choice of double or queen beds. And with a location in the Down East region of Maine, guests have easy access to attractions such as lighthouses and the Down East Sunrise Trail, an 85-mile trail used for year-round recreational activities such as walking, biking, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.
The Profile Deluxe Motel in Twin Mountain, New Hampshire, ranked No. 23 on TripAdvisor’s list. The motel, which opened in the 1930s and has been renovated over the years, is conveniently located near the Cannon Mountain Ski Area and Bretton Woods in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
Guests at the Profile Deluxe Motel can choose between 13 rooms — two of which are suites — and two cottages. They have double, queen, or king beds, and include refrigerators, microwaves, flat-screen TVs, and panoramic mountain views. The grounds feature a grill, horseshoes, a heated outdoor pool, and a children’s play area.
Read the complete list of top bargain hotels.