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“This is the place to stay when in Portsmouth!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Hotel Portsmouth
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   40 Court Street, Historic Downtown - Tel 433-1200, Portsmouth, NH 03801   |  
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Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Portsmouth
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“This is the place to stay when in Portsmouth!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you are thinking of booking a room here when staying at Portsmouth, DO IT! The rooms are quaint and clean and the bed was super cozy. There is a breakfast in the morning that they define as 'light', but it was enough to keep me going until lunch. Everyone was nice and helpful. I even witnessed the cleaning lady run to the parking lot to flag down a checked-out guest to give her her phone and charger that she had left behind in the room. You will love this place!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Portsmouth at the end of a fabulous Canadian Maritimes vacation. The staff are excellent and attentive, and the room was clean, beautifully decorated and quiet. The bedding is very luxurious--top notch. The only reason I didn't give the hotel five stars is because the breakfast is so paltry compared to the total experience. It was adequate, but paled in comparison to the lovely breakfasts we'd enjoyed at other inns during the rest of our trip.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at Hotel Portsmouth and had a wonderful experience. I cannot recommend it more highly. The people were friendly and super helpful. The accommodations were so comfortable, clean and with all the amenities you need. Check out the fabulous Malin and Goetz rum soap! It is located close to the center of town with dining, shopping and history all within a few minutes walk. We will definitely be back to The Hotel Portsmouth!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This charming hotel is wonderful. Rooms were very comfortable (and clean) and the re-modeling is great. Modern decor with old time charm. Staff are very friendly and willing to assist in anyway they can. It was our first time to NH and have to say that we lucked out in choosing this hotel. It was within walking distance to everything we wanted to do. I hope we get back there someday!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is the former Sise Inn and the new owners have improved the place without losing the special character of an historic house. New bathrooms are great. My room had a slipper tub as well as a separate shower. Beds and bedding are first rate. The breakfast room had new tables and you can actually move around in there now without tripping over each other. Parking and a continental breakfast are included in the room rate. That parking perk cannot be overstated as parking is a real problem in downtown Portsmouth. You can leave your car at the hotel and walk to most places.
WiFi access was spotty. I sometimes could not connect my iPad at all and at other times it was slow. The Portsmouth library is just a block away with good WiFi in a pinch.
My room had a floor model air conditioner which was a little noisy and not too efficient. This didn't bother me but if you are a light sleeper it might bother you.
This is going to be my hotel of choice whenever I visit Portsmouth. I was in room 212, at the front of the house. Ask for it, then go to Macro Polo on Market St. and buy a fizzy bath bomb. Go back to the hotel and enjoy a luxurious bath.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Medford, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Recently stayed a night over the Fourth of July weekend. I had been to Portsmouth before but never to the Hotel Portsmouth. From the moment you pull up this updated Victorian is breath taking! Beautiful landscaping and patio in the rear...and I can't forget FREE parking for guests !! (The residence in nearby charged us almost 20 dollars a night last year)

Both male employees we encountered at the front desk during our stay were genuinely kind, friendly and helpful.

The queen room we stayed in was spotless and the absolute perfect mix of modern and retro decor! The walk in shower was amazing!

**dont leave without checking out the adorable kitchen and two seating areas on the first floor! Loved the decor in the blue room!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I love this hotel! The staff was amazing, helpful and friendly! It's also located on a nice quiet street but is a great location for walking to the bars/shops/restaurants/water. The rooms are really spacious and nicely decorated and clean. I would 100% stay here again.

Oh, and apparently suite 204 is haunted -- so try not to stay in that room if that's not your thing ;)

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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: 40 Court Street, Historic Downtown - Tel 433-1200, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hotel Portsmouth 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downtown, historic Portsmouth's newest hotel: 32 guest rooms and suites, conference rooms and meeting spaces. Housed in an 1881 Queen Victorian mansion, The Hotel Portsmouth is Portsmouth's only non-chain, full service, independently owned boutique hotel. Modern conveniences include in-room iPads, free WiFi, luxurious bathrooms, 24 hour front desk, concierge services, & free parking with every room. ... more   less 
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