The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in North Conway, New Hampshire

The Green Granite Inn offers a variety of cozy spaces, from the common areas to the guest rooms
The Green Granite Inn offers a variety of cozy spaces, from the common areas to the guest rooms | Courtesy of Green Granite Inn / Expedia
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9 December 2021

The array of budget hotels in New Hampshire is as varied as the terrain of the Granite State itself. From retro roadside motels to charismatic country inns, mountain lodges and historic hillside resorts, there’s a stay for every type of traveler. You’ll find some of the best value accommodation in North Conway, a picturesque village in the scenic White Mountains. Read on for our pick of the best cheap hotels in North Conway, New Hampshire – bookable on Culture Trip.

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, for family fun

The sprawling Red Jacket Mountain View Resort surrounded by trees
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Built on the grounds of one of the grandest Gilded Age mansions in the state, the Red Jacket is a large, family-friendly hotel. With its location between four different mountains, there isn’t a bad view from the house. Kids will love its proximity to the Story Land and Santa’s Village theme parks, as well as the on-site arcade and Kahuna Laguna Indoor Water Park – 40,000sqft (3,716sqm) of serpentine slides, three-story tubes, wave pools, fountains and more in a space that’s always a balmy 84F (29C).

Fox Ridge Resort, for a private forest retreat

The sprawling Fox Ridge Resort set among a thick forest
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Overlooking the Moat Mountains, Fox Ridge feels like a private forest retreat. Most rooms feature patios or balconies that open onto memorable views of the mountains or the hotel gardens, pool and hot tub. The loft and alcove rooms are ideal for families, while the mountain-view rooms with whirlpool tubs are made for couples. Since the property is pet-friendly, you can take your four-legged friend hiking and skiing in the nearby White Mountains and canoeing and rafting on the Saco River.

Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway, for a home away from home

A homey suite adorned with rich colors at the Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway
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For a getaway with the flexibility of a homestay, head to the Residence Inn. Relaxed and modern, this all-suite, pet-friendly property has fully equipped kitchenettes for storing and preparing meals. It also has an indoor pool, a fitness center, a barbecue and picnic area, and a 24-hour convenience shop, plus no-touch digital check-in and mobile-key entry. Walk a few steps for tax-free shopping at the Settlers Green Outlet Village, or explore nearby Conway Lake or the inimitable White Mountain National Forest.

Quality Inn, for convenient access to the sights

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The indoor pool with loungers at the Quality Inn
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You’d be hard-pressed to find a hotel with a more convenient location in North Conway. A quick turn off Highway 302/16, the main route through town, the lodge-style Quality Inn is an easy drive from the White Mountain National Forest for hiking, the Conway Scenic Railroad for sightseeing and the largest lake in the state, Lake Winnipesaukee, for water sports. After a day of exploring, take a relaxing soak in the indoor heated pool or your in-room whirlpool tub.

Green Granite Inn, for quirky New England charm

The lodge-style lobby with a huge stone fireplace at the Green Granite Inn
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This locally owned, lodge-style hotel exudes a quirky, New England charm, from the oversize fireplace in the common area to the 1926 Model T parked in the lobby (and often decorated for different seasons). It has 91 rooms, including suites and condos with full kitchens. Some are pet-friendly, and all include access to the indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center. Even better, this cheap hotel in North Conway is just minutes away from world-class skiing in the White Mountains, zip-lining over Attitash Mountain and scenic gondola rides over Wildcat Mountain.

Hampton Inn and Suites North Conway, for a good-value stay

A spacious studio suite with forest views at the Hampton Inn and Suites North Conway
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The Hampton Inn and Suites is a strong contender for a good-value, streamlined stay in North Conway. Less than a mile (1.6km) from tax-free shopping, 4mi (6km) from the boulder-strewn cascades of Diana’s Baths and 7mi (11km) from the White Mountain National Forest, the pet-friendly property features minimalist rooms with access to the on-site pool, fitness center and business center. Kids will love the bite-size indoor water park, too.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites North Conway, for modern convenience

A classic one-bed room at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites North Conway
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Not only is this Holiday Inn Express and Suites surrounded by shops and restaurants, but it’s also close to natural attractions, including the Saco River and Echo Lake State Park. Wind down at the end of the day in the glass-domed heated pool or hot tub. Wake up to a full complimentary breakfast, ready to start a new day of adventures. Rooms feature plentiful outlets for charging electronics, so there’s no jockeying for plug-in time.

Comfort Inn and Suites North Conway, for a cozy getaway

A spacious suite with pops of color at the Comfort Inn and Suites North Conway
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This Comfort Inn and Suites is small, in the best possible way. Its 59 rooms are cozy and well-appointed, with microwaves and mini-fridges so that you can self-cater. Opt for a studio suite to get the bonuses of a fireplace and a whirlpool tub. In warmer seasons, enjoy the outdoor garden and 36-hole minigolf course, while the indoor pool and fitness center provide entertainment year-round. Points go to the hotel for its ecofriendly efforts, including LED lighting, low-flow bath fixtures, single-stream recycling and an ozone laundry system.

The Kearsarge Inn, for a boutique winter escape

The buttery yellow-and-white facade of the homey Kearsarge Inn
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In the spirit of the opulent hotels that once surrounded the White Mountains, the Kearsarge Inn has transformed a circa-1880 village residence into a welcoming boutique hotel. While its high-season (late fall through winter) fees lean towards luxury, rates are surprisingly affordable. From the standard room with a gas fireplace and a farmer’s porch to the luxury suite with a living area and a jetted tub, this hotel offers multiple options for relaxation and self-pampering. The front porch is a prime spot for kicking back with a cup of tea and watching the sunrise.

School House Inn, for retro comfort

The outdoor pool at the School House Inn
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This seasonal inn – open annually from mid-May to late September – has a retro, cabin-meets-roadside-motel vibe. The property is named for its main building, a former schoolhouse erected in the 1890s. Expect a comfortable, no-frills stay for a low price that will leave you with plenty of cash for dining, sightseeing and shopping. As night falls, the backside of the property offers breathtaking views of the mountains silhouetted against a violet sky.

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