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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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4 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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    5 of 5 stars
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Medway, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Birmingham, Alabama
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at this small inn and had a wonderful time. The Manager, Kelsey, was very helpful and never missed a beat. The rooms are very modern and comfortable. The beer upon arrival was especially nice since it was a warm afternoon. The inn is within walking distance to everything you could do while in Portsmouth. We... More

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

We are so pleased that our modern, comfortable rooms fit the bill for your stay at our boutique Portsmouth inn and that you had a lovely time walking around our charming seacoast town. Our location really is at the heart of it all and guests love the easy access to shops and restaurants. We look forward to your next stay. More

Hartford, CT
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

Portsmouth is a great beer town, isn't it? We are so pleased that you had a great stay at the Ale House Inn and that our staff's service made it even better. We appreciate your comments and review and hope you stay with us again soon. There is so much to do on the New Hampshire seacoast. More

Nassau, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 4 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 4 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

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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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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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