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Ale House Inn

121 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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    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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 3 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 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

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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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