The Hanover Inn at Dartmouth College
Above, the historic Hanover Inn on the Dartmouth College Campus in Hanover, New Hampshire
The historic, 108-room Hanover Inn, owned and operated by Dartmouth College and the smallest of New Hampshire’s top five full-service hotels, is located at the crossroads of Hanover, the intersection of Main and Wheelock Streets, (MAP) facing the picturesque Dartmouth College Green, Baker Library and Tower and Webster Hall. “The Inn”, as it is known locally, was fully and beautifully renovated in 2012 and has been maintained to a palpably high standard thereafter.
The Inn features elegantly furnished public areas (at right), including a lovely seasonal patio, as well as reasonably large, tastefully appointed and well-maintained guestrooms with modern bathrooms, many with walk-in showers, and upgraded bath products.
The Hanover Inn is contiguous with and connected to the Hood Museum of Art and the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts, and it is the home of the on-site Pine restaurant also one of the top five restaurants in the Granite State.
A favorite pastime for Hanover Inn guests, not to mention local residents, is lounging in the Adirondack chairs in front of the Inn on Wheelock Street and watching the Dartmouth students come and go on the Green.
The Grand Ballroom (the largest in the region) has a capacity of 400, making Hanover, and the Hanover Inn, one of New Hampshire’s most unique meeting venues, and the hotel also features a fitness center, and a business center.
Visit New Hampshire emphatically recommend the Hanover Inn for leisure and business visitors for its creature comforts and its pleasing mix of small-town New England charm and big-city polish (at prices not seen in big cities in decades).
Editors’ Note: There is no such thing as a bad view in downtown Hanover, but it is a real bonus, especially in winter, to sleep in a North-facing room, on an upper floor at The Inn, and wake up with a view of Baker Tower at the far end of the Green.