A Trip Back to the Best Western Sovereign Hotel in Keene NH

This was the website created to promote the Best Western Sovereign Hotel during at least the years between 2003 - 2004. The archived information gleaned from the original site in addition to some outside sources was used to create this page as you see it now.

If you are looking to book what is now called the Best Western Plus Sovereign Hotel, Keene there are several sites including TripAdvisor, that can handle your needs. You can also book through Best Western Hotels & Resorts HERE. It sure looks a lot different today than it did back in 2003.

The 2016 Entrance is a far cry from the 2003 entrance.

Or on the other hand you can take a nostalgic stroll back to 2003 when the prices for the Best Western Sovereign Hotel's rooms were very reasonable.

Update: I used to stay at the Best Western Sovereign Hotel when I was visiting my father who was in a nursing home. He had suffered a stroke and could not return to the assisted living facilities where I had moved him after my mother died. Fortunately my work as an interior designer allowed me to work from just about any location that had decent internet. He couldn't use a normal computer, so I bought him a keyboard with very large keys and he took to it very well. He loved playing free slots and he found a referral site by searching for "US slots online" and he was even able to bookmark the listings so he could find it quickly. He tried his hand at poker, but reverted to slots since they didn't require much concentration. I could tell that he loved the splashy graphics and the sounds that accompanied the games. The staff was concerned that he might start losing money until they realized that he only played free games. When he passed away I gave his computer to the facility and they put it to good use in the library. Well, I doubt I will be returning to the Best Western Sovereign hotel anytime soon. But I would recommend it to visitors needing a place to stay in the Keene NH area.


Circa 2003- 2004

Best Western Sovereign Hotel
401 Winchester Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431
603-357-3038 (phone) 603-357-4776

Centrally located on Routes 9, 10, and 12 across from Keene State College, the hotel is also minutes from Franklin Pierce College and I-91. The hotel is nestled in the Monadnock Lake Region between the Green & White mountains. Visitors can enjoy golfing on a championship course, fishing and mountain climbing during the summer months. Winter brings cross country and downhill skiing. Place your bets at the Hinsdale Greyhound Racetrack or enjoy fast paced excitement at the Monadnock Speedway, New England's fastest quarter mile oval. Guests can also enjoy antiquing, historic covered bridges and the beautiful solitude of the Cathedral of the Pines

Walter Goodnow

General Manager

Rooms & Specials

Business Bargain

AVAILABLE Sunday thru Thursday $89.99 (plus tax) Limited availabilty

Room with 2 doubles or one king size bed; 1 adult; full served breakfast for adults. Your Choice of any burger or sandwich on the Colorado Steak House menu.

Managers Special

Daily Specials Sunday Night Saver !! only $49.99 (plus tax) Sunday nights only.

Room with 2 doubles or one king size bed; 1 or two adults; full served breakfast for adults.

131 comfortable king or double-double guest rooms, plus spacious deluxe rooms. Continuously updated. Region's largest indoor pool with private bath and showers. Interior corridors, convenient to ice and vending machines.


Complimentary full American breakfast, served in our restaurant to hotel guests. Remote controlled 25" cable television with complimentary HBO, CNN, FOX & ESPN.. 50+ channels, in-room pay-per-view movies, web TV and Nintendo. Complimentary in-room, fresh brew coffee makers, hair dryers, makeup mirrors, irons and ironing boards. Electronic door locks. In-room Express Check-out. Stay and Conserve Energy Program.


Sovereign Hotels, Inc.

The Sunshine Mission Statement

We shall be a hotel company, dedicated to the highest principles of excellence at hospitality, service, care, and safety in all our working practices and responsibilities, in all areas of each of our properties.

We shall meet, and where possible exceed the expectations of each of our guests, on each of their visits to our hotels.

We shall be a hotel company that recognizes the importance of each of our associates, and encourage them to flourish in their work and to contribute towards the success of guest satisfaction.

We shall recognize those associates when excellence occurs and assist others to achieve expected levels for success.

We shall strive for the bests standards of training and working practices, together with the need for continual improvement to achieve the best results for each other and our guests.

The Sovereign Hotels Sunshine Program is an employee recognition program based solely on comments from our customers in the hotel, restaurant, and lounge. Designed to recognize our associates who provide guest service above and beyond what our customers might expect, this program has been very effective in increasing employee morale which is reflected in the service they provide to you, our valued guest.

Please participate in the Sunshine Program with us! Comment cards are included in this directory and are on the tables in the Restaurant and Tavern. When you are impressed with the service provided by an associate, simply write their name on the comment card (along with any remarks you care to make), and drop it in the box at the front desk.

The associate from each department who receives the most favorable comments each month receives a generous prize. A fantastic grand prize is awarded at the end of the year.



2016 Welcome to the Best Western PLUS Sovereign Hotel!

The same location at 401 Winchester Street, Keene, NH.....BUT A LOT HAS CHANGED

The Best Western Plus Sovereign hotel is a Three Star Hotel.

Our full service hotel features an indoor heated pool, an onsite restaurant, incredible fall foliage and a full, free hot breakfast to start every morning right. The generous buffet spread features sizzling waffles, fresh fruits, sweet pastries, yogurt, juices and 100% Arabica coffee.

Hotels in Keene are known for hospitality, but we break the mold with the best service in town. Whether its sports tournaments or the Pumpkin Festival that brings you to this part of New Hampshire, rest assured you’ll be treated like royalty here. Keene State College is a big draw, and we welcome students, their loved ones and visiting professors year-round. From football games to graduation, where you stay plays a big part in how much you enjoy your vacation.

If you’re looking for motels in Keene that combine value with quality, that’s exactly what we promise. Sports are a way of life here, and we welcome players and fans alike of soccer, baseball, lacrosse, softball and basketball. Our Keene hotel can accommodate groups, so traveling together has never been easier. When you stay with friends and family, your trip is easier and more fun.

Business travelers are also on the lookout for hotels in Keene that provide a quiet space to take care of work duties. We welcome employees of NGM, Cheshire Medical Center, PC Connections®, C&S Wholesale Grocers and many other local businesses to our Keene hotel. With convention and banquet facilities, we are proud to host blood drives, weddings, business meetings and other events. A superior location means getting to work is easy, and there will be plenty of time left over for leisure activities.

Reserve your room at BEST WESTERN PLUS Keene Hotel today and get ready for a rejuvenating trip! Enjoy your stay.

Features & Amenities

  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Pets Allowed
  • Fitness Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • High Speed Internet

Breakfast Made Easy

  • Free Breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast
  • choice of breads
  • cereal
  • fruit
  • hot eggs
  • hot breakfast meat
  • other hot items
  • juice and coffee.


  • Fine dining on premises
  • Waxy O'Connor's, on premises, Full Service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, an Irish pub and restaurant serving traditional Irish and American fare. Open for lunch and dinner. Menu includes burgers, steak, pasta and seafood. Kid friendly menus and nightly specials available. Room service from full menu provided from 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. with a late night menu from 9:30-12 midnight. A full service bar featuring 20 different types of beer from all over the world.
  • Across the street from Applebees, Full Service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Olive Garden, Bar/Lounge, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Longhorn Steakhouse, Full Service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Chili's, Full Service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Margarita's, Full Service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner,