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Ale House Inn

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121 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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  • Location
    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
    5 of 5 stars
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Milan, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfectly located in downtown Portsmouth, this eclectic spot has many pluses-small, friendly staff, lots of little perks-beer, water, snacks, iPads, free parking all making this a great spot to enjoy this lively city. The only downside was the stairs required for entry, making it tough for those with limited mobility.

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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff here is wonderful and you get a complimentary beer or cider when you check in. It's a really great boutique type inn and a perfect location to shopping, restaurants, parks, and downtown. It doesn't appear to be wheelchair accessible but we didn't check for certain with the staff. They have worked out a deal with the church across... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This inn is near lots of restaurants and shops and everything in Portsmouth was quite walk-able. The room has some high-tech features like an in-room ipad which has all the things you might like to do on it. There is a flat screen TV and a docking station for an ipod. The air conditioning was quite cool, but you can... More 

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're traveling up the coast of New England from Rhode Island to Maine. The idea was to stay at nice inns as opposed to chain hotels to absorb all the character of the area. We were thrilled with the first 2 or 3 places. Unfortunately, the Ale House Inn was a disappointment. This is not to say that it was... More 

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

As you mentioned, and as our extra person policies very make clear, our small property is really not geared toward families and only one of our 10 rooms can accommodate more than two people. Although we are pleased that you found the bedding to be comfortable and the rooms to be clean, we are sorry to hear that the Ale... More 

East Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the Ale House Inn! The rooms are very clean and cozy- the bed was super comfy. The rooms are small but there's enough space to get ready & sleep. When we were enjoying our complimentary beers, we had them in the lounge area which was cool and more spacious. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room... More 

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stayed here the weekend we got engaged! The staff made the stay perfect! It's a sweet quaint little boutique hotel that only has 12 rooms so they need to cater to each guests needs or they'll hear it. Amenities are very very reasonable priced! They can order you flowers, champagne, and have beer waiting for your arrival in your... More 

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East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Ale House Inn last weekend for our anniversary. We stayed in the deluxe king room. It did have a comfy king bed, a small sitting area, a large closet, a small bathroom, and it was clean. The gentleman that checked us in was very pleasant, and we did get our 2 free beers... More 

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

Thank you for your thoughts about Ale House Inn. I am sorry to hear that you did not find our Portsmouth property to be a good value and we thank you for alerting us to issues with the air conditioning. As you mentioned in your review, we are as upfront as possible about our boutique property and we realize it... More 

Weathersfield, VT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We booked our musician for our wedding to stay at the Inn… and I used the room to get ready. Craig & Chelsea couldn't be more accommodating, helpful & terrific! Their hospitality is spot-on. The room was perfect, stocked w/ beer of course too! You guys really went above & beyond to make the day, my prep, and the details... More 

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Brownsville, Vermont, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

we stayed at the Ale House on a Friday night and enjoyed every minute of it! check in was SUPER easy - showing up after normal hours. rooms were clean and nice! comfortable beds. the location cant be beat - easy to walk to all that Portsmouth has to offer. they were very accommodating in letting us leave items at... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was my second time at the Ale House, and first under the new ownership. Little has changed, so that this is a really great value for the price in a beautiful gem of a small city. There are only a dozen or so rooms, and if you don't know this place exists, you won't stumble onto it, as it... More 

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

We are so pleased that you returned to visit! It's great to hear that your second visit was a lovely as your first. We hope you'll continue to return to the NH seacoast and Ale House Inn agin when you visit New England. More 

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