We recently spent a night at the Residence Inn when we were in Portsmouth for my wife's birthday. This hotel is conveniently located in downtown Portsmouth and close to everything. When we checked in the staff was extremely friendly and greeted us with warm smiles. The hotel is nicely decorated in tones of ocean blues and greys. Our room was immaculate and beautifully appointed. The appliances looked brand new and the bathroom was meticulously clean. While dressing for dinner, I went down to the bar. Gerri, the Operations Manager, was bartending as they were short staffed. Gerry, was warm, inviting, and made a point to speak to everyone at the bar. As the Operations Manager, she obviously has a lot to do in this hotel but clearly welcomed the opportunity to get to know hotel guests. She made such an impression on me, I am trying to think of a job I can offer her at my own organization! The next day, we met a chamber maid in the hallway who greeted us with a warm smile on what was otherwise a snowy cold New England day. The valet staff got all the snow off the car and brought it back to the hotel efficiently. I can't say enough good things about this hotel. I travel for business several times a month and I would highly recommend this hotel.