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The Hotel Portsmouth

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40 Court Street, Historic Downtown - Tel 433-1200, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Barrington, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

All together this was a great, relaxing place to spend a night away. Room is clean, bed comfortable, in room ipad, large walk in shower. Only disappointment was our room was directly above the reception desk. Very loud up til 11am and noise started again at 6am. I wish the door/wall had better sound proofing for that reason.

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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are three couples who spent a weekend at the lovely Hotel Portsmouth. We had stayed there many years ago, when it was the Sise Inn, and it has been totally remodeled and is much better now. The rooms were beautifully designed and furnished with ipads for personal use. Breakfasts consisted of a variety of small plates and breads, including... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband brought me to Portsmouth for my birthday and we stayed at The Hotel Portsmouth. The hotel is very clean and the rooms are very nicely done. Bed was very comfy, we didn't want to wake up in the morning! Nice offerings for tea/coffee and the breakfast was also good. I think my only issue was that there was... More 

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New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lark Hotels provide accommodating hotels and lovely locations with an attentive staff. We visited the Hotel Portsmouth the weekend before Christmas. We recently had an excellent experience at their sister hotel in Portsmouth, the Alehouse. In addition to all its comforts it was very quiet. The Hotel Portsmouth is in an excellent location with ample parking and very inviting.... More 

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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at The Hotel Portsmouth, responded to this review

We very much appreciate your thoughtful response on your stay with us and your understanding in light of this very unusual experience. The Hotel Portsmouth has always offered a very serene boutique stay, and the guests who choose us all tend to be searching for a similar experience. This is a situation that we had never previously encountered -- one... More 

North Salem, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful building with high ceilings, fabulous woodwork; great bones, with a staff and approach to food that are welcoming and delicious, oh and very healthy. It sits on the edge of downtown Portsmouth, so walking through the whole town is easy. Enjoy!

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Weston-in-Gordano, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful stay, staff were really friendly and accommodating. The rooms were really comfortable with iPad technology in the bedroom which was set up to give visitors information regarding the lovely town of Portsmouth and surrounding area of New Hampshire. The breakfasts were superb with a different selection of imaginative freshly made food on the menu each day. I wouldn't hesitate... More 

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Thank 229Pedro
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We spent one night here and will return if we are in the area again. The Inn is very contemporary yet in an old building. Breakfast was small cold dishes freshly prepared with plenty of beverage choices. The common spaces were welcoming for sitting. The room was a good size. Our only complaint was only one side of the bed... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We stayed here a few days after Christmas and enjoyed the atmosphere and accommodations. There's lots of great elements to this hotel. The staff are courteous and helpful. They have great sitting rooms to play games, read, or chat (by a fireplace no less). The rooms have character and feel cozy. It's definitely a place to consider when visiting Portsmouth.

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Thank leaton01
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59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here based primarily on your Trip Advisor reviews - and we're thrilled with our choice! Charming hotel with interesting history! Nice room with very comfy bed and pillows! Complimentary continental breakfast with snacks throughout the day. Handicapped parking very convenient to guest entrance. Room 118 is close to the door and has handicapped ADA bathroom. Best aspect was... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Stayed last week at The Hotel Portsmouth.. alternative to one of the larger chains in town.. My girlfriend and I were very pleased. The staff was very helpful and friendly and catered to our every need. The breakfast was a pleasant surprise. Great downtown location, walking distance to all the shops and cafes downtown Portsmouth. I would definitely recommend this... More 

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