We're back in New Hampshire for a post-Memorial Day vacation getaway. To burn some points, I redeemed a PointSavers at the Residence Inn Nashua Merrimack.
Unlike several recent experiences at Residence Inns that others have reported, since booking the reservation here, it's been a highly positive and rewarding experience.
Including the gatehouse, this property has 14 buildings across several thickly wooded acres. Twelve buildings are townhouse type units with 3 floors, each with 8 units. Four units on the ground floor are 1 bedroom or king studios. Two units are two bedroom and the remainder are 2 bedroom 2 bath duplex with a loft, fireplace and full kitchen.
On a pointsaver I was able to get a complimentary upgrade to the 2 bedroom 2 bath duplex with a full kitchen, fireplace and loft. The big surprise was the cathedral ceiling that soars up to the loft area. In addition to complimentary breakfast every morning, there is complimentary dinner too. The staff is welcoming, smiling, and exceptionally well-trained.
If there is one issue at fault, it is the implementation of smoke free units. Don't get me wrong, our duplex is smoke-free. However, it is very evident that the first floor units are occupied by guests that smoke. There are cigarette butts littering the front of the entrance, the steps to our unit and the pathway in front. It's an eyesore and a turnoff. In a smoke free world, grounds maintenance requireds scrutiny. To make it worst, try and visualize a thickly wooded area with cigarette butt litter. What are these smokers thinking?
We figured that since our turf was smoke-free what happens outside will not bother us. But, we noticed that no one was cleaning them up! After bringing to the Front Desk attention, the matter was taken care of immediately. We haven't seen butt litter in more than a day now so we figure the 1st floor guest checked-out or was moved. Happily, the duplex is smoke-free and the forest floor butt-free.
P.S. As a suggestion, Designated Smoking Areas were written on the Comment Card.
Above: Stairway to loft, Fireplace, Living Room
Below: View of Kitchen, Living Rm/Fireplace, Dining area
Above: Loft area bath, desk, queen bed, cathedral ceiling
Below: King bed on main floor