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Inn by the Bandstand

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Waterford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Do yourself a favor and stay here. Gorgeous rooms, peaceful, comfortable, and restful. The innkeepers and staff are very attentive and helpful. This is a place we will definitely come back to. The Exeter area has much to offer.

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

Thanks so much for taking time to write us such a wonderful review. We hope you will make this your destination when you want to get away from the daily routine of life. The fall is beautiful with our fireplaces available in 7 of our rooms. Until then, much health and happiness. More 

So Cal
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely Inn! The rooms are beautifully appointed. Jaime (Innkeeper) was wonderful and very helpful throughout our stay. Rebecca's breakfasts were amazing! Worth the extra money (compared to a standard hotel) to be spoiled rotten! Location is perfect - walking distance to the town of Exeter and the Academy.

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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: it is very much appreciated. We try very hard to exceed our guests' expectations and with Rebekah's breakfast that usually does the trick! Thank you and we hope you tell others about our destination. Be well. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of those places that we will fondly remember long after other holiday memories have faded. The rooms are full of old world charm, beautifully presented and continuing the historic heritage of the Inn. We arrived hot and tired after cycling from Newburyport. The welcome was instant. A place to relax and enjoy in a very central location... More 

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

What a lovely review! We hope the continuation of your bicycling experience in New England will want you to return...the fall, early October is lovely and not so hot. We very much enjoyed meeting you both. Travel safely and tell the folks Down Under to come up and visit with us. We expect a visit in the near future. Thanks... More 

Miscouche, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this Inn for a long weekend in July. We were going to book a hotel but decided on this Inn due to the fantastic reviews. I am so glad we did! It was a very hot weekend with high humidity and it was so nice to come back to the Inn and have total control of 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 such a wonderful review about your stay with us: it is very much appreciated. We strive to provide our guests with a high level of service and for each room to provide the maximum comfort. We look forward to your return and until then we wish you much health and happiness. More 

New York
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect location across from Phillips Exeter Academy on the left--on the right antique shops- farm to table restaurants and boutique bookshops- You will be pleasantly surprised by the kindness of the owner--delicious hand-made breakfasts and elegantly restored historic rooms with giant California kind sized super comfy beds. This Inn is a destination in-and-of itself, and we were very, very happy... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time from your busy lives to write such a lovely review about your experience with us! Going on our 4th year now, we strive to provide our guests with a unique experience: quality and individualized service and modern comforts within the historical context of an 1809 home. We thank you and we look forward... More 

Middlefield, Ohio
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42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful historic B&B, it has class, charm and character. Our room was unique, clean and very comfortable. Innkeeper was very helpful. The breakfasts were excellent. One of my tests of a good B&B is the morning coffee. Let me say the java was perfect. Brewed in a French press. Ahhh lovely. We can’t wait to go back. The inn... 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 our Inn. We very much appreciate your lovely comments about our historic property. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. We hope the additional venue of Otis Restaurant, accessible by the Inn guests will further add to your unique experience. Thank you again for your lovely review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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
2 reviews
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 

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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
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • 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 St, Exeter, NH 03833-2737
Location: United States > New Hampshire > Exeter
Price Range: $222 - $380 (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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