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Ale House Inn

121 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Ranked #1 of 4 Portsmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hartford, CT
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Kelsey at the front desk went above and beyond her job to make sure that my boyfriend and I had an amazing experience in Portsmouth. We called her on our way down from our stay in Maine and asked her what the best brewary tours were in town since we wanted to get a tour in during the afternoon. She... More

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Nassau, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you walk through the door and meet Kelsey the Manager, you know this is going to be one of your best vacations. She is charming, articulate, and knowledgeable. Nothing escapes her eye in bringing you the clean and well equipped room that awaits you. From the new brewing coffee maker, to the wall hung magnifying mirror in the bathroom.... More

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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely words about our manager, Kelsey, and the nice experience you had at our New Hampshire Seacoast inn. We only hope we can impress you even more on your next visit. All the best to you. More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about our stay here was a delight. The room is beautiful and ideally located, and the loaded iPod was a great touch. Kelsey at the desk is very helpful, and we loved the free beer when we arrived. Another thing that was terrific was the directions provided when we booked the room; I don't think our GPS would have... More

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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you had such a pleasant stay at our Portsmouth NH inn and that our green philosophies and unique amenities were such a hit with you. Thanks for your review and recommendation. We hope to see you again soon on the New Hampshire seacoast. More

Boone, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location in downtown Portsmouth to walk to surrounding bars, restaurants and shops. Occupies one floor of a unique old building. Rooms are small, but cozy and nicely decorated. Would definitely stay again if we are in the area.

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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the thumbs up on our location and our cozy, nicely decorated rooms. It means a lot when we get great feedback from our guests. Please visit the Ale House Inn again the next time the New Hampshire seacoast calls. More

Zionsville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ale house exceeded all of my expectations. On a recommendation from my children, I knew it would be great, but this was a truly fantastic experience from beginning to end! First of all, the entire layout of this boutique hotel is unique and there is much attention to detail. The room itself was spacious and a perfect temperature. The... More

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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

Well, we'll count on seeing you again, then! Thank you for your kind words and for heeding your children's advice and staying with us at our Portsmouth boutique inn. We are pleased that you had a great stay and that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to your return to the New Hampshire sea coast. More

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location in the heart of easy to walk around Portsmouth makes up for a smallish tho adequate room, no view and steps only access. Bed and bath is ok, one chair for reading, common access area spartan and not cozy. No breakfast though fruit provided. Parking helpful but you have to leave by 11 including the lot. Bottom line,... More

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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and thoughts. We're glad you enjoyed our location and the service of our helpful staff even if we really weren't your cup of tea, so to speak. All the best to you. More

Winter Park, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ale House Inn is a splendid, small, carefully managed undertaking that outdoes itself at every turn. Much of that painstaking quest for excellence is attributable to the property's General Manager, who is truly at the top of her game. The rooms - and we stayed in two of them during our visit - are beautifully appointed with Asian or... More

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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

What an amazing review. We feel like you've described us perfectly -- minor oddities and all! We are so pleased that you had a lovely stay at our unique Portsmouth boutique inn and that you took the time to write such a detailed commentary on your stay. We greatly appreciate both your business and your words. Come visit again the... More

Amherst, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a one night stop over en route to Canada and decided to stay at this inn. It was very comfortable and close to town. The evening self check in process was easy, but access to the parking lot across the street was a little confusing. I noticed after we left that they explained it on the back of... More

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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

We think the title of your review says a lot about why we hope guests choose to stay with us. We hope our customer service and special amenities (welcome beer, bath products, iPads, etc) keep folks coming back. Please come stay gain when you can. More

Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling to Portsmouth for a friends wedding and they recommended the Ale House Inn as a place to stay, so glad that they did! This hotel felt as though we were staying with friends. The rooms were comfortable and easy going. Parking was included with the room, a must for Portsmouth. The ability to use bikes from the... More

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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased that our hotel and the service of our onsite team made your stay so special -- especially since you were in town for an important wedding! So glad our comfy rooms, great location and guest bikes were a hit with you. Most of all, thanks for your comment about Jessica. She is a great host and... More

Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, room and bathroim great. Walking distace to great food, shops harbor, park, and history. Only drawback is very thin walls. We could hear the guy in the next room snoring and anything a guest said in the hallway. Also no view. I would definately stay again though .

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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and thoughts. We're so pleased that you had a good stay and enjoyed our location and our comfy rooms. Please visit us again! More

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Address: 121 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Housed in a former brewery on historic Bow Street, the Ale House Inn is Portsmouth's urban inn. 10 guest rooms appointed with 32" flat panel televisions, iPod docking stations, Keurig coffee makers, refrigerators, free WiFi and private baths. Please note: we are not a Bed and Breakfast, as we do not serve food at our property. ... more   less 
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