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Inn by the Bandstand

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6 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03833
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Inn by the Bandstand is a historic, beautifully restored B&B. Our experience was outstanding, with exceptionally accommodating service (especially from the part-owner/innkeeper, Jaime Lopez). When we arrived, he promptly helped us with our luggage and showed us to our room. Once we were settled in, I asked him for suggestions as far as finding a wine store in the... More 

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write your review of the Inn. It's people like you that we find that going out of our way, is nothing at all! You were a delight and it was our pleasure to drive you around showing you our beautiful part of the country. We hope to see you all again in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a very stressful job, and when I stayed at the Inn by the Bandstand Fourth of July weekend 2016, I experienced the precious gifts of relaxation and restoration. Three friends joined me and we rented 2 beautiful rooms – Wheelwright + Abenaki. On Sunday night after we went out for dinner, we kicked back in the comfortable living... More 

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Well, what can we say! Thank you first of all for taking time to write your review: with everyone's busy schedule, we very much appreciate your effort. We are so glad you enjoyed the bikes and your drive around Swazey Park along the river...it's a beautiful part of the town and only a few minutes from the Inn. We do... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife planned a little weekend getaway for just the two of us. She found the Inn by the Bandstand and made an online reservation. 3.5 hrs from home, in route to the Inn by the Bandstand, hotel staff called and said they did not have a room for us, there was a mistake in booking. The Inn by the... More 

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Jaime L, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

First, thank you for taking time to write your review; it means you care about your experience.   We understand you and your wife made plans the same day through Expedia, a third party booking engine, to come and stay at the number one Trip Advisor Destination on the New Hampshire Seacoast.  Because we are a small eight room historical... More 

Guilford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

What a find! A lovely room, amenities galore, old world elegance and contemporary conveniences. Plush towels, comfy robes and slippers, great lighting for bedtime reading, and a comfortable mattress. All that AND a beautifully prepared, healthy and delicious breakfast. the inn is in the center of town: walk to anything, and come back to a comfy quiet and well kept... More 

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time from your busy lives to write such a wonderful review. Although it is difficult to determine the guests writing the review, I think we can figure it out! We too very enjoyed having visit with us and enjoy our lovely historic property! You both are extremely gracious and we certainly are looking forward to seeing... More 

Greenwich, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

It was a day of pouring rain, and unusually inhospitable New Hampshire April weather, when my 15-year-old son, our Australian Shepherd and I, all sought shelter for the night before visiting Phillips Exeter Academy. The Exeter Inn, seemingly with long ties to the school, was a bit chilly when announcing "No Dogs", causing us to reach out to Inn by... More 

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

First let us thank you for taking time from your busy life to write a review about our establishment. And thank you especially for your very kind words. Our objective is to provide our guests with the most positive experience possible: we are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you selected Exeter and we hope you... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

I can't say enough good things about Inn by the Bandstand. This was our third stay at this impeccably restored nineteenth century Bed and Breakfast, as with our previous visits, we received an incredibly warm welcome and left feeling relaxed and happy! Jamie and his team couldn't be more hospitable and genuinely kind. They make you feel so welcome, it... More 

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Dear Friends, what can we say? Thank you for the lovely guest review. It is always a pleasure welcoming you both back to your home away from home: the Inn's motto. We also want you to know that, as I write, Inn guests will be pleasantly surprised with a new addition: the retail shop in being turned into a wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

We rented a couple of rooms for a night on New Year's Eve and everyone there was so friendly and the place was beautiful. In the morning they cooked us breakfast and it was amazing it was some of the best bacon I've ever had. Will definitely visit adain

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you John for taking time to write a review about your experience. With the addition in August of Otis Restaurant, the Inn will be the place to celebrate welcoming the new year. Be well and our best to all. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The Inn by the Bandstand is doing everything right! What an elegant - and yet, comfortable - experience. Warm and generous hosts, exquisite furnishings, delicious and thoughtful breakfast. We stayed in The Phillips Suite, and enjoyed complimentary port, in-room. The fireplace was warm and pristine, and I relaxed in the large tub with Jacuzzi jets. You cannot beat the location!... More 

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time from your busy life to write such a wonderful review about our Inn. It is people like you who make our job easier! We loved having you stay with us and we very appreciate your referral and most importantly, look forward to welcoming you back to our lovely historic town! We are your home away... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

My wife and I stayed for two nights in February at the Inn by the Bandstand. Jaimie is a tremendous host, and helps to make the experience amazing. The inn is both beautiful and historic, situated in the middle of town. From the beautiful rooms, to an incredible breakfast, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This was our second time staying... More 

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review about your stay. We work very hard to ensure your stay with us is as pleasant as possible. We look forward to welcoming you back to your home away from home. Otis Restaurant will be opening soon adding to the pleasure of your stay with us! See you soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

After all the other glowing reviews, what can we add that has not already been said? The inn is amazing. Beautifully restored building with charming ambiance. We were blown away by the hosts' warm hospitality. Since it was low season, they upgraded us to the Adams suite, which was a perfect blend of historical detail and modern comfort. We loved... More 

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Merci pour votre gentile REVIEW. We very much enjoyed meeting you both and we hope you stay in touch. Travel safely back to France. I know you must be anxious to see your little 'bebe'. A bientot et merci beaucoup. Agostinho More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The award-winning Inn by the Bandstand is the premier lodging establishment in Exeter, New Hampshire. This wonderful inn is an 1809 historic home located in the heart of downtown Exeter. Only two blocks from the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy, eight miles to the seacoast and beaches, and 20 minutes from Portsmouth, this charming inn offers nine antique furnished guest rooms, all with private baths and a delicious full breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn by the Bandstand

Address: 6 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03833
Location: United States > New Hampshire > Exeter
Price Range: $168 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn by the Bandstand 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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