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The Lane Hotel Reopens

A downtown boutique hotel
30 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 354-7900 / 357-7070 (

The Lane Hotel Reopens

The Lane Hotel was constructed in 1891 by Elisha F. Lane. Now a Keene landmark, the building’s first 100 years served as home to Goodnow Department Store, until it closed in 1995. Meticulous care and considerable design transformed the building to the majestic structure of the E.F. Lane hotel that first opened in 2001. High-ceilings and exposed brick walls are some of the features that showcase the urban appeal of this downtown hotel. Select two-level suites include sitting rooms. The street-level lobby looks out upon vibrant Central Square.

In 2010, the hotel changed owners and was placed under the management of Colwen Hotel Management of Nashua, New Hampshire. Changes to the hotel included renovations exceeding one million dollars, thoughtfully executed by Procon Construction of Hooksett, New Hampshire. Plans included lifting the interior design elements to a new level and making structural and operational improvements and enhancements. In April 2011, a refreshed lobby added a brand new bar and welcoming fireplace – making this a true boutique hotel. After  extensive renovations – all maintaining the historical beauty of this unique hotel, and an adjustment to the  name, The Lane Hotel re-opened on May 5, 2011. Still the only hotel on Main Street in beautiful Downtown  Keene, New Hampshire, the building’s long standing traditions and history on Main Street's E.F. Lane Block stand strong, welcoming travelers from near and far.

Featuring 40 uniquely styled guest rooms reflecting the beauty and history of this century old building, rooms include four business suites suitable for extended stay, and four two level loft suites – some including whirlpools. All guest rooms feature Queen or King beds – some with Queen size pull-out couch options. No two rooms are alike, but all have one thing in common – they all deliver an exceptional stay and outstanding guest service.

Within walking distance to over 30 locally-owned restaurants and shops, The Colonial Theatre, Keene State College and several large-scale businesses, The Lane Hotel is the perfect choice for business or leisure accommodations in beautiful Downtown Keene.

Features & Amenities

A strong focus on impeccable guest service is enhanced by the many amenities offered at The Lane Hotel.

  • Business services
  • 24-hour front desk service
  • Complimentary wireless internet throughout hotel and additional wired ports in quest rooms
  • 32 inch flat panel TVs in all rooms
  • iHome audio dock system
  • In-room Keurig coffee makers featuring Green Mountain Coffee
  • Hairdryers, irons and ironing boards
  • Climate controls in each room
  • Pet-friendly rooms
  • Whirlpools in some rooms
  • Off-street complimentary parking
  • Daily newspaper


Colwen Hotel Management Inc. manages a portfolio of full service and limited service hotel properties across the northeastern United States. Colwen Management oversees the management of hotel properties, directs all activities within the properties, and maintains standards set by Marriott Corporation, Hilton International and owners. Colwen Management also manages the new Courtyard by Marriott, 75 Railroad Street, Keene, NH.
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Pro Con Inc. is a full service architecture, engineering and construction management firm specializing in  commercial, hospitality, institutional, industrial and multi-family residential projects. The company is recognized as an industry leader and is known for their single source design-build delivery system, “The Diamond Solution”.
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