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Holiday Inn Portsmouth
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801   |  
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Ranked #13 of 18 hotels in Portsmouth
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice but”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

Hotel is fine! Right off the I95 at the NH/ME border. VERY close to the Kittery outlets. Emily at the front desk was bright eyed and bushy tailed when I rolled in pretty late. Checked me in right away, no prob.

Does New England like the Red Sox? The game was on in the elevator!

Good rooms.

The but? the price. Holiday Inn Express locations are marketed as budget hotels... but they charge full service hotel prices.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2009

The previous review does not even sound like the same hotel. Our room looked very recently remodeled--modern and up to date. The hotel was very clean--both the room and the common areas. The staff was friendly, helpful, and efficient. We used a coupon from one of those highway motel travel booklets that you find at state welcome centers. I had never used one before. We got a rate that was about $50.00 less than the lowest rate we found at the front desk/on the internet. The hotel is quiet and very close (just a couple of miles) to downtown Portsmouth.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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portland, me
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2009

We were so disappointed. It was apparent they were trying hard but it was definitely budget accomodations. There was a smell in the hallway possibly from the construction which was still apparently on going. The bathroom door did not fit properly. The rug was stained. The drapes could not be closed to block out the very bright parking lot security light. On the up-side the staff was friendly and helpful, if not completely professional too much chatting among themselves in the presence of the customers}.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2009

My fiance and I stayed one night at the Holiday Inn earlier this month. A former resident of Portsmouth, I visited town and did not want to pay the high rates for the downtown hotels, but wanted a convenient location.

I had average expectations for the Holiday Inn, especially given the more than reasonable cost. From check-in to check-out, we were both impressed (and we are both well traveled and stayed in the creme-de-la-creme hotel chains).

Check in was fast and friendly. We were offered complimentary cocktails between 6-7pm at the bar, which we took advantage off. The bar staff were great. Our room was modern, recently redone and clean. The bathroom was tight, but, hey, it's a Holiday Inn, not the Ritz.

Later, my fiance took advantage of their custom pillow request. Within minutes, someone appeared at our door with down pillows to his liking.

Breakfast the next morning was very good and reasonably priced. We both had eggs, toast and fresh fruit. Along with our freshly brewed coffee, the waiter brought take out cups "just in case" we wanted a cup to go. What a nice touch.

Check out was fast, simple and very friendly.

Though the location is near the Portsmouth Traffic Circle, which some people may think is noisy, etc. the hotel was quiet and comfortable. And with town being a 5 minute drive and the beaches being 10-20 minutes away, I would recommend this to anyone, including families who want to spend their money on other things than the actual hotel room.

Nice job, Holiday Inn!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2009

Stayed at this Holiday Inn while attending my nieces wedding. The hotel was easy to find, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean. Breakfast was a buffet (not included) or sit down. Food was excellent. I received a coupon from the front desk to use in the restaurant.
I would recommend this hotel for sure.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2008

Stayed here for 2 nights for business. The room was very comfortable and clean. Front desk personnel were friendly and very accomodating. I was given vouchers for free cocktails every night from 6:00pm til 7:00pm, along with a 25% discount towards dinner in the restaurant. The food was good. Warm cookies were awaiting me daily in the lobby when I arrived back.
Will rebook in the future if my business brings me back to Portsmouth...

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Northeast
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2008

Nice clean rooms. Excellent service. Rooms nicely decorated. Front desk very efficient. Great breakfast with quick service.

  • Stayed October 2008
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Portsmouth

Address: 300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 18 hotels in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Portsmouth 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the newly renovated Holiday Inn Portsmouth! Our hotel features 130 first class guest rooms just of I-95 at the intersection of Route 1 and the Spaulding Turnpike. Our guests may enjoy a heated indoor pool, fitness center and game room, as well as free wireless high-speed Internet. Our own Cranberries Restaurant serves popular American cuisine and is open for breakfast, dinner and room service daily. Kuzzin's Lounge offers a more casual atmosphere with a lighter selection of great food and drinks. Don't forget, Kids Eat Free with a paying adult. The Holiday Inn Portsmouth is conveniently located near historic downtown Portsmouth, the Kittery Outlet Malls, Water Country and New Hampshire and Maine's greatest beaches. We are just minutes from the University of New Hampshire and UNH's Whittemore Center. On property, we have 7 function rooms for business meetings, social events, sports teams and much more. We can accommodate up to 100 people for a banquet and up to 150 people for a business presentation. The Holiday Inn Portsmouth is great for both the business traveler and those just looking to escape. Remember, Relax, It's Holiday Inn. ... more   less 
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