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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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Albany, New York
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
3 hotel reviews
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
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
55 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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Senior Reviewer
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A very charming B&B which enhanced our family trip to the NE Coast from the UK. We had two rooms, both of which were excellently presented and maintained. The hosts were very friendly, accommodating and helpful without being obtrusive. The house itself is located close enough to the town centre to be convenient, without being so close to be affected... More

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Mainz, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The old house in the center of Portshouth (15 min walk to Strawberry Bank) is charming and very nice. Rooms are nicely decorated, comfortable, clean and well maintained. The two course full breakfast is superb and tasty, and the owners manage very well special food requirements. They also offer good tips for your stay.

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

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