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The Port Inn
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   505 U.S. 1 Bypass, Portsmouth, NH 03801   |  
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Better than most”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Whilst the Port inn appears to be like a motel it is a good clean friendly place, much more a Hotel. Our room in the separate block at the rear was quiet, clean and tasteful. Wi-fi was good and we even had a kitchenette in the room. Staff were very helpful and a light bread and cake type breakfast was available buffet style in the front reception. This was the only oddity as one had to be there at a suitable time to get useful seating from which to eat. Great news was that it was only a 10-15 minute walk down the quiet roads to get into Portsmouth town. overall very good.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PortInnNH, General Manager at The Port Inn, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thank you for your kind words, we are truly glad you enjoyed your stay with us. With our upcoming conversion to the Ascend Collection of Hotels, we are undertaking a major lobby renovation, including expanding the breakfast area to accommodate more tables and chairs for dining. Many guestrooms are also being renovated in the style of our sister property, Port Inn Kennebunk, which is a member of the Ascend Collection. We look forward to these exciting changes. Again, thank you for being our guest, and we look forward to seeing you in Portsmouth or Kennebunk in the future.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were very pleasantly surprised by this motel. Our room was a comfortable size, very clean and well appointed. The staff was helpful and gave us good information on restaurants and local attractions. Very nice stay.

  • Stayed October 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Booked this motel/hotel for a one night sleepover based on the Tripadvisor reviews and the absolutely fair price.

The hotel is easily accessible from I-95 and US-1, and is well-kept, with a fair size rooms, which are clean and with an OK decor. The included continental breakfast was OK for the price, and the people at the reception were all friendly and smiling.

For the price this is a "very good" - as rated - one-night or two-night hotel at the gateway to Maine or for a daytrip to White Mountains.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sunriver, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were delighted with the accommodations, linens were 4 star quality at half the cost. The staff was very helpful and offered many suggestions to enjoy in the community of Portsmouth, a city that offers many treats.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Canton, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

5 Minutes from downtown, property shows that the owners and team take huge pride in the property. The staff was wonderful, hot shower (bulging shower curtain nice touch) towels, linens, pillow all of very good quality.
The Port Inn is not a drive by, stay and get a good nights sleep, at a reasonable rate.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Babylon, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This was a stop on our trip to Maine. It was a great location off the highway. The room was nice and clean and the beds were comfortable. The breakfast was very basic but sufficent, there was no tables or chairs to sit and eat, just a few couches and chairs, which made breakfast a little messy with a 2 year old. The staff were very nice and friendly. The bathroom was nice but the shower was not hot for 2 showers in a row. Portsmouth was a cute little town, but not much to do. This was a great place for the purposes we needed it for.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We just spent the last two and a half weeks photographing New england from Virginia to Maine. We stayed in many hotels over that time, including some very nice hotels including the Omni Parker House in Boston, and several Hilton and Hyatt hotels. They were all very good , but by far the best one we stayed at was the Port Inn. The hotel looks a little like a motor lodge from the 1960's when you drive up but this place is wonderful, its not a luxury hotel by design, but that does not stop you from being treated exceptionally well. The room was immaculate, I am saying operating room clean. The room had all the amenities that you need for a stay, a large TV with easy to understand instructions on how to use the cable printed out and sitting next to it. They was a refrigerator and microwave, as well as a coffee maker. The bed was a plush king size that was very comfortable to sleep on. The location was quiet and we slept like a log. The staff was very friendly when we checked into the room, and gave us excellent restaurant recommendations. I started out just liking the room, but after a while I made it a quest to try and find something that was wrong with the room. I am tall so I even looked on top of things like shelves and such to see if I could find any dust. No marine drill instructor ever went over a room more than I did to try and find a flaw. I found none. The free breakfast in the morning was very good with fresh yogurt and rolls. My wife who drinks coffee said it was excellent , and my orange juice was fresh. You can tell that the people from the front dest to the people who clean the room all take pride in the Port Inn, and I can see why. I give it my highest recommendation.

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  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 505 U.S. 1 Bypass, 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 Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Portsmouth
#1 Best Value Hotel in Portsmouth
#4 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
#5 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#8 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Port Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the numerous amenities offered at Port Inn Portsmouth, an Ascend Hotel Collection(R) member, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Conveniently located just off U.S. Route 1 Traffic Circle, this Portsmouth hotel offers: • Free high-speed wireless Internet access • Free hot breakfast • Free weekday newspaper • Free parking Relax in a cozy lounge chair by our seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool with its expansive sun deck and barbeque area. The Port Inn Portsmouth has long been regarded as an accommodating, affordable and modern getaway spot for travelers. The spacious, non-smoking rooms at The Port Inn include standard amenities as well as microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers and cable television. Our convenient location puts you just minutes from downtown Portsmouth and its wide array of culinary, cultural and shopping offerings. Market Square is the hub of activity in the area with numerous shops and restaurants. We also are minutes from: • Strawbery Banke Museum • John Paul Jones House • Old Port Area We are pet friendly- sorry, dogs only. ... more   less 
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