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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lowell, MA
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78 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were a bit reluctant to book a room at the Hotel Portsmouth due to what seemed to be a bit of a walk to most of the rest of what attracted us to Portsmouth but in the end we were glad we did! Kerry of the front desk/concierge staff assured us that everything was within an easy walk and... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A one night side trip to Portsmouth was made nearly perfect by our choice of this property. Great welcoming and informatively helpful staff. Great location (simple walk to main Portsmouth attractions). It has a nice inn-cozy feel. Our room was a nice combo of old inn and new upscale shower. Suggest floors 2 and 3. Simple, healthy breakfast: yogurt, home... More 

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LOWELL MA
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I prefer the experience of a bed and breakfast to a mega chain hotel when I travel. I lived in Portsmouth for 10 years and remembered the Sise Inn, and thought it would be perfect for our romantic weekend getaway. At first I was disappointed that the Sise no longer existed. It was UNH graduation weekend and many places were... More 

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massachusetts
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 'hotel', is not a hotel. It has no concierge, room service, turn down service, etc. It is more like a B&B-a continental breakfast: juice,sweet bread,bagel,english muffin, coffee, yogurt, fruit. Eating area is nice, but small when the "hotel" is full, as it was when we were there. A lot of 'excuse me' going around. Our room was just inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very quaint hotel within walking distance to great restaurants. The room was perfect for our family very clean, new and comfortable. The staff was extremely friendly offering great restaurant suggestions. In addition, our car's battery died and Dana jumped our car!! I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and will return Thank you thank you

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Oxford, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been driving back and forth cross country for the last 13 years. The Hotel Portsmouth would be ranked in the top ten. The Hotel was clean, quiet, beautifully decorated, staff friendly, and walking distance to restaurants and harbor. Congratulations to the proprietors/caretakers for preserving this historical property.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

174 year old building that is loaded with charm and history. The rooms are nicely remodeled with great showers! The sink area in our room was a bit small but nicely appointed. Loved the bed....so comfortable. This boutique hotel was walking distance to town and tons of restaurants and shops. It offered free parking and a nice complimentary breakfast. This... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most unique aspect: iPad Mini in room with amenities and area sites/restaurants grouped and easy to browse. But best aspect was the great building with their WAY above-average friendly and helpful staff. These people truly care about what they do.

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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not feel dusty or old. Did not feel modern and forced. A perfect mix of history and modern amenities. Nice big rooms, sometimes a room with a king sized bed isn't much more than the bed itself. Staff was super helpful in recommending places and didn't steer us wrong once! Also, everything is within walking distance.

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South Weymouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned from a one night stay at The Hotel Portsmouth and we couldn't be more pleased. It was wonderful and far exceeded our expectations. We stayed for one night for our anniversary and were pleasantly surprised. It is quaint and historic but also clean and modern. It really is the best of both worlds. I... More 

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