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Inn by the Bandstand

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Dining (24)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Great View


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84Good for walkers
Grade: 84 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
5Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
77Room tips
Traveler rating
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  • English
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I really can’t say enough wonderful things about this place. The historic mansion itself is charming and so interesting. It’s decorated with style and comfort. Our room had a fire place and was so warm and cozy. And the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful about
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Response from Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand
Responded Oct 5, 2018
Thank you so much for taking time to write such a lovely review about your stay with us. And next time, do stay longer! Take good care and again, THANK YOU.
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My husband and I stayed here for three nights recently and we are already thinking about when we can go back for another stay! Inn by the Bandstand is extraordinarly beautiful and impeccably maintained. Each morning's breakfast is a culinary treat. You will enjoy the lovely
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Response from Jaime L, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand
Responded Sep 3, 2018
Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to write us such a lovely review. It is wonderful to know you enjoyed yourself in our historic property. Until next time, all our best wishes.
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We stayed just for one night - being from Exeter, Devon, UK we wanted to see Exeter, New Hampshire. I am a history buff and my husband chose this as the perfect place. The interior is glorious - fantastic attention to historically authentic detail but with quirky, more modern
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Response from Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand
Responded Aug 25, 2018
Dear Friends Across the Pond! Thank you for taking time to write a review about your stay with us. It was lovely meeting you and we wish you all the best. Until next time...
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This super cute inn is perfectly located for easy walking to shops, restaurants and Phillips Exeter Academy. I stayed here twice in July while my daughter was attending Access Summer. It’s very comfortable, the people are friendly and welcoming, and breakfast was great - they
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Response from Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand
Responded Aug 18, 2018
Thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review. Until we welcome you back, we wish you and your lovely family lots of health and happiness.
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I don't normally stay a B&B"s but someone told me about Inn by the Bandstand who's opinion I value very much. It is beautiful, comfortable, clean and in a perfect location right in the center of a very cute little town in Exeter, NH. Jaime, one of the Inn Keepers couldn't have
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The Secret Patio Garden
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Christine, thank you for your inquiry. It is timely that you are asking that question. Currently, the answer is no. However, for the past two years we have been working for remedy that situation and can happily say that Otis Restaurant will be open to the public, as well as to Inn guests, starting the second week of August: that is the target date. We will be open for breakfast and dinner and possibly opening for lunch/brunch in the future. Thanks again for you inquiry and we look forward to seeing you at Otis, soon!
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"We like the one with the fireplace. Service, value, and cleanliness are five stars."
"We loved our room, but to be honest, I can't remember the name of it. But, we toured many rooms, and they were all lovely."
"I have stayed in almost all the rooms. Each is unique; check the sizes and styles to best meet your needs. All are quiet and lovely."
"Specify if you want a suite or a mini kitchen"
"But connections is really poor in the room. Stock up because no one is there to provide service after 6PM"
$230 - $560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
inn by the bandstand hotel exeter
United StatesNew HampshireExeter
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