The Governor's Inn

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Governor's Inn

The Governor's Inn

3.0 star property
3-star inn in Rochester with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.0/10 Very good

344 verified guest reviews

Guests rated location

  • Easy Parking56 positive mentions
  • Quiet55 positive mentions
  • Safe53 positive mentions
  • Convenient42 positive mentions
  • Walkable41 positive mentions

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
78 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH, 03867
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Meeting room
  • Picnic area
  • Wedding services
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Cable TV service
  • Free self-parking
Cleaning & safety
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Rochester Opera House - 1 min drive
  • University of New Hampshire - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional) - 30 min drive
  • Laconia, NH (LCI-Laconia Municipal) - 51 min drive
  • Concord, NH (CON-Concord Municipal) - 54 min drive
  • Manchester, NH (MHT-Manchester-Boston Regional) - 62 min drive
  • Dover Transportation Center - 16 min drive
  • Durham Station - 24 min drive
  • Wells Regional Transportation Center - 38 min drive

About this property

The Governor's Inn

The Governor's Inn is a great choice for a stay in Rochester. For a bite to eat, guests can visit Spaulding Steak & Ale, which serves American cuisine and is open for dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and restaurant.

Cleaning and safety practices

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive key retrieval information
  • If you are planning to arrive after 3:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Spaulding Steak & Ale – This restaurant specialises in American cuisine and only serves dinner.
The Garage – This restaurant only serves lunch.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that guest safety measures are currently in place.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Governor's Inn Rochester
Governor's Rochester
The Governor's Inn Inn
The Governor's Inn Rochester
The Governor's Inn Inn Rochester

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Erin, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Historic Inn Interesting Site
We enjoyed our stay but were located on the third floor of the annex. There is no elevator in either building. A helpful employee carried our luggage up to our room. We are in our mid 80s and husband uses a cane for suoport. There was a rock band outside on Saturday night. Fortunately they stopped playing around 11 PM. Continental breakfast was sparse. We went out for breakfast two mornings. The location is very good, very close to city center and Rt. 16. Staff very friendly and helpful. This Inn would be better for younger folks.
4-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A great homebase
Great location. Friendly, helpful staff. Fun bar with great live music on outside covered deck.
Heather, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice stay
Alfred, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Found a used needle in bathroom sink Place was filthy
Susan, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Certain rooms could be noisy on weekends
Stayed at top of stairs where the noise from the bar/dining area was loud. Also lots of noise coming from front of building after 11pm. We would definitely stay again,but request a different room.
Albert, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nicest Hotel in Rochester NH.
David, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Deborah, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

What we liked the best about this property is the excellent price of staying there. The personnel was very friendly. The location was also very good.
Angelo, 1-night family trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

8/10 Very good

William, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review