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Finding the right North Conway hotels can make your White Mountains trip so much better! For a lot of people, North Conway IS the White Mountains — as well as one of the prettiest downtowns in New Hampshire. Stay in North Conway and you’ll have easy access to New Hampshire’s best outdoor sights and activities.
North Conway is a wonderful year-round destination. Summer brings outstanding hiking in the Mount Washington Valley; winter brings skiing, snow tubing, and sleigh rides. Fall might be loveliest of all, with trees exploding into bright color.
Whether you come to North Conway for a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or a badass mountain climbing trip, you’re going to love this place. There are plenty of fabulous things to do in North Conway — and lots of great North Conway restaurants, too.
We at New Hampshire Way have spent a LOT of time in North Conway — most of us have been visiting since childhood! As a result, we know the accommodation scene here exceptionally well, and which properties are worth staying at.
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North Conway Hotels
Stay within walking distance of North Conway Village and you’ll be able to explore on foot as well as with a car.
The Cranmore Inn is a wonderful upscale B&B in North Conway, New Hampshire. It’s a luxurious stay in a fantastic location.
The Colonial Motel has clean and comfortable rooms for low prices for anyone looking to vacation in North Conway on a budget.
The Red Jacket Mountain View Hotel is an instant win for families with its indoor waterpark and arcade area!
Where to Stay in North Conway, NH: Best Neighborhoods
When you look at pictures of North Conway, it looks like a small town, but there’s actually a lot of sprawl to it. Most people get around North Conway and the White Mountains by driving, though the downtown area of North Conway Village is walkable.
If you plan on exploring the White Mountains in depth, you can stay in any part of North Conway or surrounding towns, but if you plan on spending a lot of time in North Conway in particular, we recommend staying within walking distance of North Conway Village. Zeb’s General Store is close to the geographic center, so we suggest using this as a guideline.
Otherwise, with a car, you’ll have easy access all over North Conway and the surrounding area. Some people choose to stay south of town in Conway, at one end of the Kancamagus Highway. Others go just north of North Conway to Intervale, or even further to Jackson and smaller towns.
The decision is yours. There’s no perfect way to have a North Conway trip!
Best Luxury Hotel in North Conway, NH: Cranmore Inn
North Conway is blessed when it comes to upscale inns and B&Bs, and the Cranmore Inn is the loveliest of them all. This B&B is within walking distance of North Conway’s quaint downtown, which is a must when wanting to be immersed in the local scene.
You’ll find a total of about 15 cozy rooms and suites. Accommodations range from small, single bedrooms to two-room suites. The most extravagant carriage house suite contains a full kitchen, complete with dishwasher, for those who wish to have the comforts of home.
The Cranmore Inn has an outdoor recreation area containing a small swimming pool and fire pit. The hot tub is a must after a day of adventuring in the White Mountains. Your hosts Eddie and Christopher provide a hearty breakfast for guests with fresh coffee before sending you on your way to experience the White Mountains.
More luxury options in North Conway: The Buttonwood Inn on Mount Surprise is another classic New Hampshire inn, although it is a bit farther from downtown North Conway Village — which might be just what you’re looking for!
And for those seeking a full-service luxury resort, stay at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, which is about a 40-minute drive away from North Conway. This historic hotel is widely regarded as the best luxury resort in New Hampshire.
Best B&B in North Conway, NH: Red Elephant Inn Bed and Breakfast
The Red Elephant Inn Bed and Breakfast is a fun alternative with themed rooms like the Hippie Room and the Neiman Marcus Room. Room rates also include a 3 course breakfast.
For those wanting a bit of luxury, book a superior room which includes a spa bath or hot tub.
Red Elephant Inn is just 200 meters from Kahuna Laguna, one of New Hampshire’s best indoor water parks and close to both Cranmore Mountain Resort and Mount Meander.
Best Mid-Range Hotel in North Conway, NH: Kearsarge Inn
We couldn’t ask for a more perfect location for the Kearsage Inn: right in the heart of North Conway with excellent walkability around North Conway Village. The Kearsage is a lively little inn with several dining options within stumbling distance, including Deacon House next door, a martini and whiskey bar with live acoustic music and a freshly prepared menu.
Accommodations at the Kearsage Inn range from budget-friendly studios to luxurious penthouse suites, so no matter what type of budget you’re on, Kearsage Inn should definitely be on your radar. The rooms at Kearsage Inn are clean and comfortable. Beds are draped with cozy quilts while some walls have artwork featuring local attractions.
Some rooms have gas fireplaces to knock off the chill of New Hampshire evenings, while others have private deck areas on which to enjoy your morning coffee. We have to mention the wonderful staff as well, because they truly embody the hospitality and spirit of North Conway.
More mid-range accommodation in North Conway: Another moderately priced option is the Briarcliff Motel. The Briarcliff is generally regarded a nice hotel that balances simpler amenities with a lower price. It’s centrally located as well, which is a nice tradeoff when you’re looking for a balance of price and convenience.
Best Budget Hotel in North Conway, NH: Colonial Motel
If you’re traveling on a budget in North Conway, you want a simple, safe, and clean place to stay, and the Colonial Motel delivers. You could walk to downtown North Conway if you wanted to from here, but most people choose to drive.
The rooms at Colonial Motel are simply furnished and offer little in the way of niceties other than recently updated restrooms. Some rooms have in-room jacuzzi tubs, which is a nice way to knock off the chill after a day exploring North Conway.
The Colonial Motel boasts a modest pool to enjoy in summer months and a mini fridge in each room, which is handy for both kids and adults alike.
More budget hotels in North Conway: Another solid budget option in North Conway is the Swiss Chalet Village Inn. This adorable inn gives off gingerbread house vibes — albeit somewhat dated — with generous amenities in some suites, like a full kitchen and fireplace.
Best Hostel in North Conway, NH: COHO: Conway Hostel
While technically located in the town of Conway, COHO: Conway Hostel is fabulous hostel popular with hikers passing through the area. If this hostel looks familiar, you may recognize it by its former name, the White Mountains Hostel.
Conway Hostel is only a seven-minute drive from North Conway, not to mention a two-minute drive from Tuckerman Brewery, home to some of our favorite beers in the White Mountains.
COHO has lots of shared spaces and is a great option to meet fellow hikers in these community areas. Rooms are currently all private and sport a combination of bunk beds and larger, queen-sized beds. Bathrooms are shared, so be sure to keep your flip-flops handy.
Outdoor enthusiasts will love COHO’s nearby river access and short walk to hiking trails during the lush summer and gorgeous fall.
Best Boutique Hotel in North Conway, NH: Adventure Suites
You’ll never forget your stay at the Adventure Suites in North Conway. Everyone who drives by this kooky place remembers it — and — the suites are as decorated on the outside as they are on the inside! Not what you might expect in a small New England town!
Suites vary greatly from one another, with perhaps one of its most notable being a 1970’s “Love Shack.” Other themes include ancient Rome, an actual indoor treehouse, a jungle-themed suite, a cave suite, and a Victorian suite. These over-the-top accommodations must be seen to be believed!
Adventure Suites is a one-of-a-kind place, and amenities vary widely depending on the suite. Most suites have details like a full-sized hot tub, while others have unique features like a light-up dancefloor, or a 10-foot projection screen along with a library of over 2,000 DVDs for an in-suite movie night.
More boutique hotels in North Conway: Stonehurst Manor is a much calmer yet unique boutique stay. This 19th century manor has just 16 rooms with spectacular views overlooking the countryside.
Check rates and book the Adventure Suites here.
Best Hotel for Families in North Conway, NH: Red Jacket Mountain View Hotel
Ready to be parent of the year? Consider the Red Jacket Mountain View Hotel. The biggest reason? It has its own indoor waterpark and arcade! Talk about hitting the vacation lottery!
Red Jacket’s water park, Kahuna Laguna, is filled with water slides, splash areas, pools, and all kinds of fun water activities. See more in our guide to New Hampshire water parks.
You’ll be close to the village of North Conway with easy access to main thoroughfares and family-friendly activities. Kids of all ages will love a photo with the life-size wooden bear at Zeb’s!
On the other hand, a stay at Red Jacket Mountain View Hotel is perfect as a destination itself! Rooms are spacious and clean — a must for any family to unwind without being on top of each other. The rooms are also well-appointed without being stuffy or fussy.
Alternative hotels for families in North Conway: If you’re seeking a memorable stay for your family, a room at the Adventure Suites could also fit the bill. Just be sure to request an appropriately themed suite for kids like the Treehouse or Jungle suite for an adventure your kids will be talking about for years to come!
Best Hotels Near North Conway, NH
While we love North Conway, you don’t necessarily need to stay right in town to enjoy the area. Here are a few of our favorite alternative options near North Conway.
The Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods is about 40 minutes from North Conway. This hotel has a lot of history and is consistently regarded as the best luxury resort in the Granite State, with tons of activities no matter what time of year it is. The views of Mount Washington are spectacular.
Jackson is one of our favorite small towns in New Hampshire, a quiet hamlet just north of North Conway. It’s a solid option if you want a quieter getaway. There are lots of top-notch B&Bs here, including the Wildcat Inn and Tavern and the Inn at Jackson.
The Glen House is located on the northern edge of the White Mountains in Gorham, New Hampshire, about an hour from North Conway. It’s a big resort and very much a destination to its own. It’s fairly isolated, perfect for relaxing, and boasts incredible views.
Best Place to Stay in North Conway Overall
We think one of the pleasures of a beautiful town like North Conway is staying in a classic inn or B&B. For that reason, you can’t go wrong with one of the wonderful small properties in North Conway like the Cranmore Inn, Buttonwood Inn, or Red Elephant Inn.
Besides their style, they all have great walkability and each have something unique about them that makes for an incredibly special stay.
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- Riding The Conway Scenic Railroad
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Have you been to North Conway? Where did you stay?