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The Port Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   505 US Route 1 Bypass, at Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, NH 03801   |  
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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“Gracious hosts!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2008

We just returned from a two day stay at The Port Inn. The staff was incredibly gracious. It is a very quaint hotel, great value and clean as a whistle. I have stayed at high end hotels that are not as well maintained as this property. As some fellow travellers stated, the only problem that we encountered was the noise. The walls are a bit thin and you can easily hear the television of the room next door. We were unlucky in night #1 with some late night watchers; however, the second night, we were relieved that we were next door to some thoughtful folks. I would definitely stay at the hotel again and largely in part to the thoughtful staff.

  • Liked — Staff
  • Disliked — Noise
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, England
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2008

We needed somewhere to stay with easy access from the freeway, following a flight from the UK to Boston, knowing we wouldn’t want to drive the whole way to North Conway after being awake for so many hours! This area was recommended by a colleague as a good midway point and we found and booked this hotel purely based on it’s rating on TA. Firstly we found it difficult to find, but maybe that was because we were tired!!! We are both pretty good usually!
Anyway, on arrival at the hotel we had to wait a few minutes for someone to arrive at the reception desk but the gorgeous warmth and aroma of the coffee in the lobby made this easy! Staff were efficient and friendly, and in no time we were given our room key.

The room was tiny and packed with things (microwave and fridge etc) that made the room hard to move around in but as we were only staying overnight it really didn’t bother us that much. It was also a little cold. The bathroom was however fairly spacious but not quite as clean as I would have liked (previous occupants hair on the floor). There was some traffic noise but we were so tired it hardly mattered!

  • Disliked — Small room
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Maine
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2008

My Fiancee and I stayed here for a late Valentine's Day shopping retreat.
I called to book the room in advance, and the woman who I booked with was extremely pleasant, and very helpful.
The hotel was fairly easy to get to, and upon arrival, presented very nice on the outside.
The two staff when we checked in were very helpful. They offered us a $10 dollar discount coupon at a local seafood resteraunt(Warren's Seafood), where we ended up having the best calamari ever.
The room was very clean, the bed..........unbelievably comfortable.
The bathroom was spotless, and updated. The tub was fairly large.
Because we aren't able to get away that much, we were up fairly late. Out of curiosity, I went to the main lobby at 10 p.m. to see if there where any refreshments, and they had 3 fresh pots of coffee brewed, with plenty of cream and sugar assortments. The gentleman who worked as the night staff was very amiable.
The continental breakfast was small, but fresh, and good. We were checked out by the woman who had checked us in the morning before. She again was very nice, and helpful.
This is a wonderful hotel!

  • Liked — The staff
  • Disliked — nothing, it was all fine
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2008

Our fencing club stayed at this hotel in January. We are from Florida and the staff made us feel very welcome. The manager helped us with a group rate so that it was affordable for families.
The rooms were comfortable and clean. The lobby always had fresh coffee, hot teas and hot chocolate available.

What a wonderful experience. Don't pass this one up.

  • Liked — The friendly staff
  • Disliked — The charge for internet access.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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BEDFORD
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2008

During my six week stay at The Port Inn the management and staff were consistently friendly and helpful. They responded promptly and courteously to all of my requests. The on-site
laundry was most welcome during my extended stay. The Inn's close proximity to downtown Portsmouth and the Newington Mall was an additional convenience. Although it was autumn, I could still take a few afternoon walks on the beaches that are only a short drive away. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Stayed November 2007
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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2008

This is a nice locally owned inn. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are fairly spacious. There was a mini-fridge and a microwave in our room. The walls are a little thin and there was a fair amount of traffic noise but otherwise no negatives. There was complimentary coffee and muffins/bagels in the AM in the lobby. This was a nice, inexpensive one night stay while visiting family over the holidays.

  • Liked — The gentleman at the front desk couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.
  • Disliked — traffic noise
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Long Island, New York
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2007

I read the reviews. This place is the real deal. The inn is very well maintained. Very courtious service. We were a party of 5 and requested a roll away. It was in the room waiting for us all made up and ready when we got there. Very clean well appointed country style looking rooms. much better that you would see in a chain motel. This was the best independent motel/inn we have ever stayed in. The price was more than a bargin. Oh and by the way as a bonus our room also came appointed with a kitchenette, Stove top, Refrig, full size micro. Great place to stay 3mi from Kittery Me.

  • Liked — How clean and size of room!
  • Disliked — none
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 505 US Route 1 Bypass, at Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
#5 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#7 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Port Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This AAA Three Diamond property has newly renovated guestrooms offering comfortable accomodations, modern amenities and a friendly staff. ... more   less 
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