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Ale House Inn

121 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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South Shore, MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Ale House Inn last December, and it was such a integral part of an enjoyable Portsmouth experience that we're returning this year with no hesitation as to where we will stay. The welcome beer and friendly, helpful staff is there to greet you upon your arrival, and the common area is a cozy and comfortable place... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hesitate to review small hotels we love as they may not have rooms available when we need them, but it's only fair to give praise when it's due. Loved this funky little hotel - charming décor, friendly staff (which are not always present but it didn't bother us), quiet, off the beaten path yet within walking distance of everywhere... More

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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really beautiful inn - that occupies a floor in an old brewery warehouse - in a lovely Portsmouth location. Central, but quiet with free parking over the road. The room was really well decorated and the lobby area is stunning. We really liked having complimentary beers and all the service was friendly and professional. It's not especially... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVED our stay here! The manager and assistant manager were so attentive and helpful, and the hotel was perfect for what we needed. I would maybe not recommend bringing children as it definitely has more of an adult feel. It's right in downtown Portsmouth and walking distance to almost everything. We did a Gundalow river boat tour, went to... More

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, you have to be buzzed in, Yes, there are stairs or an old elevator. We loved our stay here and will be back again. The rooms are clean and well appointed. I-pad and Keurig in the room. Some people may consider the rooms small we did not feel that way, my only complaint was outside sink had no counter... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our stay here. The location was perfect, near everything but quiet. There was free parking available across the street. The hotel provided an IPad to each customer to help find things to do. The staff provided complimentary beer, which we cooled in our in-room fridge. Very nice stay. We also had a Keurig!

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Orland Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of the "inn" is the location... Right in the heart of downtown. The inn itself is just really a floor in a renovated factory. The entry is awkward, having to buzz-in apartment style, with a rickety-70s style elevator to the 2nd floor(you could also take the stairs if you have no luggage). All the rooms are located... More

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Medway, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We received an email a few days before and were given more explicit directions on parking (in church lot across the street) which was helpful. Kelsey, the GM was helpful and friendly. Room was small and clean with nice amenities (Keurig, ipad). The "lobby" was small but offered fruit and snacks with plenty of menus from local restaurants. Located in... More

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

Thank you for your review and kind words for our onsite team. All the best to you! More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Great location; friendly staff; clean rooms; plus free iPads and bikes! Rooms are a bit small, but we hung out in the lobby area a few times and it was warm and inviting. Views from our room weren't much to talk about but that was fine. We spent most of our time outside.

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

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you had a great stay and hope to see you again soon in Portsmouth! More

Schenectady, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Companion and I stayed at this pleasantly quirky establishment during our "down-east" road trip. The Ale House Inn is located on the second floor of an old brewery structure (Portland Brewing Company in it's hay day). General Manager Kelsey greeted us with a great smile and warm welcome, gave us maps, instructions on parking, keys getting in/out of the building/room... More

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

Thank you for your detailed and descriptive review and your kind words about our team. They do a great job! We are pleased that the unique design and amenities of our boutique Portsmouth inn made your stay so comfortable and that you took great advantage of our central location to all this vibrant seacoast town has to offer. Please stay... More

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Address: 121 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
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Number of rooms: 10
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