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Martin Hill Inn

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404 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4208
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Martin Hill Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Portsmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stafford, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We just had a 2-week vacation and stayed in 6 different B&B's, and Martin Hill was one of our favorites! The innkeepers, Meg and Russ, were very friendly and helpful. There was a very comprehensive information notebook in the room. Our room was very clean and attractively furnished. The family-style seating at breakfast was fun and we met interesting people... More

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Huntington, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we arrived thursday afternoon and parked our car in the reserved spot and it seemed rather quiet. we took a ten minute easy walk to the village where we were pleasantly surprised to find shops and restaurants a plenty. museums are nestled among the shops. everything is within walking distance. we Enjoyed restaurants both on the water and inside taverns.... More

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Albany, New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Martin Hill Inn is a bed and breakfast about 3/4 of a mile from the main drag in downtown Portsmouth, so it is an easy walk which enables you to avoid the traffic/parking issues. The inn keepers are very accommodating as we needed to check in early since I had an event to go to on our arrival day... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a very attractive B&B with exceptionally well-appointed rooms that satisfy all the traveler's requirements. A large informative notebook in the room is an excellent guide to Portsmouth. The inn is located within easy walking distance to the fine shops and restaurants of downtown. There was an exceptional breakfast served in the morning by our ever helpful and charming... More

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New York City, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed in the Cathedral Room which was spacious with a large bathroom and decorated with the charming details you would expect in a New England B&B. The nice surprise was the addition of modern conveniences such as power strips to plug in electronics and a mini fridge. Breakfast is served between 830 and 930 am and was very good.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stayed here mid week last week and had a wonderful time. It is just out of the downtown (10-15 minutes) and certainly worth the walk, especially on a beautiful summer evening after a terrific dinner at any of the amazing restaurants in Portsmouth. The breakfasts were delicious and very filling--no need for lunch after the lemon mousse and tart... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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217 reviews 217 reviews
55 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Oozing romance, attention to detail in the room and at breakfast, and a good location make this inn a perfect place to stay. We were in Portsmouth last year for a night and stayed outside of downtown, so when we returned this year for a few days, we wanted to stay close to downtown. This inn is a short walk... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

My 17 years old son and I spent two wonderful nights at Martin Hill's Inn. I love the B&B concept, and have stayed in quite a few around Europe, Canada and the US. I have to say that Russ and Meg are doing an excellent job here. You can tell the minute you walk in, how passionate they are about... More

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We arrived early...........and were told our room was not ready which was understandable. I then asked if I could use there bathroom and explained we had just driven for 3 hours to get there. The innkeeper's response was........''we don't have a bathroom people can use".........and susggested I use the public bathroom downtown which was horrible!!! She knew we were staying... More

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Meg_and_Russ, Owner at Martin Hill Inn, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your review. We are so sorry you didn't have a better experience with us. We really wish we could check guests in whenever they arrive, ( I believe you arrived at around 12:30?) but our late check out time at 11AM doesn't allow us the time to get all the rooms ready in time.... More

Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here. We were made to feel welcome, everything was clean. The B&B was quite charming and a less than 10 minute walk from the center of town. Beautiful shade garden to relax after morning activities. The breakfast was out of this world! I hope to visit Portsmouth again, and I would not hesitate to stay here.

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Address: 404 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4208
Location: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7

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