Both the inn and the hostess, Margot, are magnificent. Our room, the dining room, the lovely backyard, all were delightful. The two breakfasts featured clever and unusual preparations such as peach mousse and baked omelets. Margot had tickets, at discount prices, for Strawberry Banke. The staff were friendly and competent. A short ten minute walk takes you to Market Square with numerous shops and places to eat. A great place to stay for visits to Portsmouth and Mass. Coastal sites a short drive south of the NH. Just a few miles north are the southern most Maine sites so a good location with many tourist options. There was a bit of street traffic noise as we had a front bedroom but other rooms are located away from the front side.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Martin Hill Inn provides traditional New England Hospitality in the heart of vibrant Portsmouth, NH. There are two buildings dating from the early 1800's with a large shade garden connecting the property to an off-street parking area for our guests. The Inn has a total of 7 bedrooms in the two buildings. We serve a full complimentary breakfast. Favorite menu items include Banana-Walnut muffins, Orange Cardamom Baked Pears, Baked Ham and Swiss Omelets, Cornmeal waffles with Strawberry sauce and traditional Blueberry pancakes with real 100% maple syrup. The Inn is located a 10-15 minute walk to downtown Portsmouth's shops, restaurants, theaters and museums. We look forward to your visit. ... more less