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“NIce bed and breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth Harbor Inn and Spa
6 Water Street, Kittery, ME 03904 (Formerly Inn at Portsmouth Harbor)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Kittery B&B and Inns
baltimore, md.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“NIce bed and breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2006

We stayed at the Portmouth Harbor for three nights and had a wonderfull time. The breakfast was very good and the innkeeper was friendly and attentive.
The Inn is centrally located for many activities and there is alot to do in the area. I would recommend the Inn.

  • Liked — Central location, the food
  • Disliked — The rooms could have been decorated better.
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kittery, Me
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6 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2006

We live across the street from this B&B and have used it for a wedding and family and friends. It ranks 11 out of 10 for friendliness, access to Portsmouth across the bridge, great spa staff and breakfasts. Lynn and Nat Bowditch go out of their way to make the visitor's experience special. Plus, they have great neighbors!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2005

excellent location, close to downtown porthsmouth, NH. extremely clean, and neat. Greated by Nat and his lab, Mia. Cookies and lemonade await you; nice touch. They handled the dinner reservations with recommendations. The a.m. breakfast was first class. You truly felt like you were at home. Nothing flamboyant or snooty...just down to earth people. We did not have a chance to use the spa, but others said it was great.
I would definitely recommend. Close to outlets (3 miles) and 1/2 mile to downtown Portsmouth, NH (walking distance)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2005

My husband and I appreciated the wonderful welcome and kind hospitality shown us by Nat and Lynn. Nat's breakfast, and Lynn's cookies, were so delicious. We enjoyed spending time in the outdoor hot tub. The innkeepers' warmth and caring is what makes this a truly great B&B! Only negative, no air conditioning in the common rooms, very warm and uncomfortable, especially, when drinking hot coffee. Each individual room has a window unit, though.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Portsmouth Harbor Inn and Spa, responded to this review, June 13, 2006
We bought the B&B in May of 2004, and did not need air conditioning on the first floor that summer - here on the coast of Maine, heat and humidity to the extent of needing air conditioning are just not usual. However, in mid-July of 2005, we installed a room air conditioner in the dining room. We hope this will increase everyone's comfort.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2004

We were unable to stay in our place of first choice just south on the ocean. The inkeepers there referred us to the Gundalow. We had travel delays so arrived after 10:30 pm! George and his wife were very courteous, showed us to our reserved room, offered an evening snack, takled a bit and left us to ourselves. In the morning we were treated to a multi course breakfast at our time of choice (between 6:30 & 9:00). After a leisure time with rare tidbits and refreshment for the meal, we were off for the day. Our second night was delightful as the first. We are going back again this June.

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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2003

We spent this past weekend at the Portsmouth Harbor Inn and Spa (its new name) during the biggest December storm ever to hit New England. We had a great time! The inn is very cozy and cute, the owners are friendly but not intrusive, and the location can't be beat! The inn is on the water, about 3/4 mile walk into downtown historic Portsmouth, where all of the great shops and restaurants are. In the other direction, it's about 2 miles from the Kittery outlets.

Our bed was extremely comfortable, and the breakfasts were large and delicious. I don't really care for sitting at a long table with other guests (just waking up in the morning), but that's really my only negative feedback. In the afternoons, there were warm homemade cookies and cider.

We also had massages at the attached spa, and they were amazing. We forgot swimsuits, but be sure to bring them if you go, because there's a large outdoor hot tub for the guests.

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Additional Information about Portsmouth Harbor Inn and Spa

Address: 6 Water Street, Kittery, ME 03904 (Formerly Inn at Portsmouth Harbor)
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Location: United States > Maine > Kittery
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Kittery
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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