We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Hotel Portsmouth

2.0 of 5 40 Court Street, Historic Downtown - Tel 433-1200, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Hotel website
Special Rate
Fall rates start at $119!
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
The Hotel Portsmouth
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Hotel Portsmouth
Write a Review

126 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (24)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for The Hotel Portsmouth
See the most recent reviews
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent a couple of nights in this hotel and I must say if was a pleasant surprise. From the front desk to the cleaning staff everyone was warm and helpful! This is definitely not your upscale Marriott or Even Comfort Inn but instead is a niche hotel renovated not too long ago located in short walking distance to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best recommendation for the Hotel Portsmouth. It's a beautiful and comfortable hotel, with excellent service, large rooms, and extra touches throughout. We were only there one night, but wish we could have stayed longer. Portsmouth was fun, and the Hotel Portsmouth a great place to come back to.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Ellicott City, Maryland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went to Portsmouth for a family wedding with our 3 kids (5, 7, 9) and this was the hotel were some rooms were blocked off. We ended up being in the "King Penthouse Suite" since we had the 3 kids. There was so much space! There were bunk beds and a cot for the kids, a sitting room with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Lancaster, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was our second visit to The Portsmouth Hotel, like the new patio. The beds, room, staff, breakfast room & location are top notch. Have and will continue to recommend it to all. Looking forward to seeing you again next spring.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

The service and accommodation was absolutely amazing. We had an unbelievable stay at this very trendy hotel. We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay in Portsmouth, and look forward to coming back to this historic home.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We went to Portsmouth for our anniversary weekend. I listed this in our reservation and we were surprised with a complimentary upgrade to the king suite. The decor is so pretty and the bed was very comfy. They provide you with a iPad in the room with links to recommended restaurants and sites to visit. Continental breakfast is light but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
new hampshire
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Portsmouth is our favorite New Hampshire town besides our home town of Holderness on Squam Lake. We discovered this hotel while walking around town. Very good location, lots of parking and that's hard to find in Portsmouth, breakfast is included, outdoor seating area, indoor seating area, large rooms, friendly staff, quiet neighborhood, and the hotel has a lot of character... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
St. Johns, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My husband and I were in Portsmouth for nearly a week for his work in mid-September. After having a bad experience at another hotel in area, we reached out to the Hotel Portsmouth and from the initial arrangements over the phone (finding us just the perfect room of those available) through our entire time there we were delighted with the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We celebrated our anniversary in Portsmouth, like we usually do, though always at a chain hotel. We were "brave" this year and reserved The Hotel Portsmouth months ago, because Columbus Day weekend is usually quite busy! I was a little nervous that I wouldn't quite like this new place, that it'd be too different from what I'm used of. And... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Stayed here for a few nights on a trip to visit family in Maine. My husband and I love Portsmouth and wanted to spend some time without the kids shopping and eating. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly offering great info for places to see and try. The hotel was clean and quiet and quite simply beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Hotel Portsmouth? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Hotel Portsmouth

Address: 40 Court Street, Historic Downtown - Tel 433-1200, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number:
Location: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hotel Portsmouth 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Venere, Booking.com, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your The Hotel Portsmouth reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

56 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (36)
Room/suite (14)
View from room (2)
Bathroom (4)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Dining (1)
Other (13)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (21)
Hotel & grounds (4)
Business center/function rooms (1)
Bathroom (2)
Room/suite (4)
Dining (2)
Other (8)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay