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The Port Inn

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505 US Route 1 Bypass, at Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Berwick, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were stuck on the thruway in a blizzard and figured we would possibly have a chance to get through the off ramp at rt 1 in Portsmouth. So my husband called the first place that came up on his phone. When we got there, we unfortunately got stuck in the parking lot because of the snow, but the family... More 

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Avon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My mom and I always stay here when spending a few days in NH. We've been staying here for quite a few years now. We love this Inn! It is so quaint and so well taken care of, inside and out. The staff is so friendly, and we are always welcomed by Skip, who is always so kind and so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The young lady that checked us in was so pleasant and helpful. We booked a Queen room and wear quite surprised when we saw a room with stylings reminiscent of the late 70s with some modern touches thrown in here and there...did not look like pix online and the updates did not hide the outdated items such as the rug,... More 

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PortInnNH, General Manager at The Port Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are appreciative of your comments, both positive and negative. I am at a loss to explain your experience in the morning- it is very uncharacteristic of our staff. The owners do not work on property and are not a husband and wife, so we are not sure who you... More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We spent one night at The Port Inn on our way to Maine after landing in Boston about midnight. For reference, it is about an hour drive from Logan Airport. Check in was easy - as we were the last guests to arrive that night, there was no parking space by our room and we had to park across the... More 

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Jackson Heights, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My wife and I stayed for three quiet, restful nights. The room was a bit small but well appointed. A refrigerator was most useful. The Inn offered a full buffet breakfast. It is convenient to the center of Portsmouth and the Kittery, Maine shopping area. The staff was cordial and helpful. It is a place we will definitely use again.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This was a surprise. I am a former resident of Portsmouth and always knew it was there, on the traffic circle, and picked it based on price. It is part of the Choice Hotels group, so that was a plus as I got points for my stay. I felt that it was excellent all around. Great convenient location. Nice room... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I stayed in two different king bed rooms. Both were clean and one had a small kitchen. The motel is not fancy, but clean, affordable and easy to access, Similar to the older drive-up motels of the past.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I viewed this hotel on line and it looked like a quaint New England Colonial Inn. When I got there was met by a very courteous receptionist. I realized this property had been at same location for a over 40 years off the circle. the lobby was quite nice. I booked on line in advance via Comfort Inn website. I... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We've stayed at The Port inn a few times and really like it. Its location is easy to find and not far from downtown Portsmouth. Its very clean and comfortable, the staff at the desk is very helpful with the Portsmouth area recommending restaurants and other area things to do. They have a continental breakfast, A good place to stay... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised. Port Inn was lovely and well cared for. Just a delight. Rooms were just fine clean and spacious. The staff very pleasant helpful. Our stay included a tasty and generous breakfast. There even was dog walking area. I do wish it was enclosed so I could let my dog off leash for a little exercise.

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