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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As stated by several reviewers, the location of Ale House Inn is perfect for walking through Portsmouth. In fact, we didn't notice any other place as convenient. During a 4 night stay, we only needed to use the car once when we drove north to Ogunquit, Maine. Since I have stayed at other Lark Hotels, I expected (and received) only... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in June at the Ale House Inn. If you are looking for the true Portsmouth experience this is the place! At check-in I was greeted by the friendly staff and offered a beer from a local brewery. The room was clean and crisp with an iPad for my use. It was a perfect place to... More 

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Bradford, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the Ale House Inn. It was in a great section of the city that we could walk to anywhere we wanted, but we were still in an area that was nice and quiet when we wanted it to be. The one negative was that the bathroom in our room was tiny, but that was... More 

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Southold, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a low key, minimalist hotel that is perfect for "downtown" Portsmouth. The room's decor was in keeping with the minimalist vibe but it had everything you needed including an iPad pre-loaded with things to do, places to eat, etc. My husband and I probably brought the hip factor down by a fair amount (and upped the age factor... More 

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Brashear, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay @ the Ale House Inn. The folks there were friendly and very helpful. The rooms were very clean and housekeeping was great! Loved the welcome beers, nice touch! We used the bicycles everyday, glad they were there. Location was great, we were able to walk to most everything that we were interested in. We would... More 

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Amanda W, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

So happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at the Ale House Inn! The welcome beers are always a big hit. I'm sure you knew in advance from our website that we are a very intimate boutique inn located on the 2nd floor of a 130-year-old former brewery warehouse in the heart of Portsmouth's Market Square district. As... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff made us feel at home. The bed was very comfortable and loved the beer touch! Joshua ran out to us across the street after checking out to hand over my phone charger I had left behind in the wall. The location was so perfect. The Inn is Just enough tucked away but close to everything. And that... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pleasant night that I wish was longer! The hotel contacts you before you arrive to check on any needs we may have and preferences for beer. The staff is over the top pleasant and accommodating. The little sitting area is comfortable and the perfect meeting spot to plan our pubcrawl! Location could not be better! The free use iPad... More 

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Milan, NH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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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Amanda W, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

So glad you had such a nice stay at our Portsmouth boutique inn! Though we do make sure to point it out on our website, we thank you for mentioning the steps for future guests. The Ale House Inn is located on the 2nd floor of a historic building. Though there is an elevator inside to get to the 2nd... More 

Seattle
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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