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“Nice Hotel - But Parking Could be a Problem” 4 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown / Waterfront
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Deer St, Portsmouth, NH 03801   |  
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Ranked #3 of 17 hotels in Portsmouth
Milton, Vermont
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“Nice Hotel - But Parking Could be a Problem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

This was my second time staying at the Residence Inn Downtown Portsmouth while visiting the area for business. From the moment we arrived (at valet parking) to the moment we checked out the staff was so wonderful. They were willing to help with whatever was needed.

The rooms were very spacious and clean for the most part. I happened to look underneath the sheets at one point and it looked like the underside of the mattress was stained for whatever reason, but that was the only thing I found wrong with the room. Everything else was great. In the little basket that has the coffee and sugar packets, there was also a bag of popcorn provided which I thought was a nice touch. Perfect for when my meetings got out late and I just needed a little snack.

Breakfast was really nice too. There were some hot items and cold items. They had these chocolate and white muffins that I thought were amazing.

It is really located in the perfect location if you are there to visit the local shops, eateries or sights of the water. I'm lucky that the building I was working from was right on the water and had a beautiful view. It's a beautiful area for walking around and visiting.

The only thing that others might find kind of annoying or an inconvenience is that there is only valet parking since there is no hotel parking lot/garage. There used to be a lot across the street that was .75 cents an hour, however they have now dug it up to build another hotel. There is a parking garage around the corner that is .75 an hour and that is where we parked since the office we were going to was just a five minute walk.

But other than parking everything else was great.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

My wife and I finally had a day off together and decided to get out of town for a nice dinner and to watch the New England Patriots play. We have stayed at the Residence Inn in the past. You are cordially greeted by the valet staff at the door. They will also help you with your luggage.
The reception staff is always very cordial and helpful. Since the hotel wasn't fully booked we also got an upgrade on our room. They also serve a full breakfast in the morning. It is also very convenient to one of our favorite restaurants The Blue Mermaid which is right behind the hotel.
We had an excellant meal and watched the football game with an attentive waitstaff. I definitely will be staying ther again in the future.

Room Tip: The larger King Suite has a sofabed and a small kitchenette if you are planning an extended stay.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I was going to give it a 4 b/c its not super luxurious, but then I thought, I have no complaints!! Great location, great price, super clean, big room...really enjoyed our stay!
The in-door pool was a nice touch too.
Breakfast was basic, but included, so no big deal. If you want a memorable breakfast there are a lot of great restaurants in the area.
I would stay again in a heart beat.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

On our way to Maine, we stayed at this newer property due to fierce winter storm. The first impression was very good, with one (major) exception. The hotel was very clean, modern and attractive and the staff were immediately welcoming. Unfortunately, there was no parking in site so I had to park three blocks away in a municipal garage and walk through the snowstorm with my luggage! The front desk explained the parking lot across the street was being bulldozed for another new hotel.

The room was spacious and fresh with a separate living room, kitchenette and a roomy bathroom. However, the pull out bed was uncomfortable and there was not adequate bedding in the closet for the pull out.

The breakfast buffet in the morning was plentiful enough and decent, with some hot choices such as pancakes, sausage and home fries. The coffee, however, was bitter and disappointing

Overall, this is a cut above the standard Residence Inn. If they could fix the parking situation, it would be even better.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roswell, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The hotel was fantastic, with a great breakfast buffet
But on New Years eve, we were ready to crash by 1. However, the event in the neighboring building was not. The walls were thin enough we were still hearing Gagnum style at quarter to 2. If you get a room at the end of the hall, make sure you've had enough drinks to put you down, or stay on a quieter night. Service was top notch, and proximity to the square was excellent

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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houston, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

We usually stay at the Hilton residence inn but after a horrible stay at a Hampton inn I decided to try Marriott. This hotel was wonderful. Beautifully decorated, modern clean spacious suites (we stayed in a one bedroom) and the staff could not be more friendly or helpful. It was a Christmas stay and I can't think of a better place to spend the holidays. Thank you for making our trip so wonderful!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I stayed one night at the Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront and wish I stayed longer! I was aware that this was a new property but didn’t imagine it would be so stylish and comfortable. The room was large and immaculate. The studio space was attractive and didn’t feel like a dorm room, which has been the case at other Residence Inns. The bed was very comfortable. Service was lovely at the bar and main desk. Parking is easy and the location is amazing. I love Portsmouth and this hotel couldn’t be situated in a better spot; No need to drive anywhere. If you’re reserving it may appear that the price per night is a little steep for a Residence Inn but when you see the rooms you’ll understand why. I’ll definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 100 Deer St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
#2 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
#3 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown / Waterfront 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located next to the new Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center, Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown is Portsmouth’s only LEED Certified Hotel. Steps away from a wide variety of boutiques, theaters, galleries, historic homes and waterfront gardens, plus, dining options are endless with Dolphin Striker, Oar House and Portsmouth Brewery just a block away. Our all-suite, extended-stay hotel is pet-friendly, offering such amenities as an indoor pool, fitness center, on-site bar and complimentary hot breakfast. ... more   less 
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