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Inn by the Bandstand

6 Front St, Exeter, NH 03833-2737
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Exeter
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 eight 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)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Electric vehicle charging station
Street parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Casino and Gambling
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Tennis court
Water park
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Makeup services
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Air purifier
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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GHBither wrote a review Jul 2021
Boston, Massachusetts53 contributions60 helpful votes
I had the opportunity to stay one night in this exceptional property. I concur with the others who have reviewed the Inn and given it a consistent Five Star rating. I was also excited to sample the food from their recently opened restaurant, Ambrose. Upon my arrival I was warmly greeted and shown to my room by Jaimie who was so very helpful during my stay. I stayed in the beautiful, recently renovated Phillips Suite. It was large and very nicely furnished, the bath/shower was exceptional with great water pressure and plenty hot water! I had dinner in the beautiful back garden which is nicely tucked away from the noises of the street. Ambrose features an interesting menu of "small plates", I settled on the Clams Bulhao and the Camarones al Ajillo, both of which were excellent and beautifully presented. This historic Inn has been lovingly restored by it's current owners and I will gladly return for the experience and for the food! Special THANK YOU to Jaime, Stanley and Sandra for making my stay so enjoyable!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Agostinho Nunes, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand
Responded Jul 23, 2021
Thank you so much for taking time from you schedule to write such a lovely review of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. Until then, stay safe, and have fun! Agostinho
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Kit wrote a review Jul 2021
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I made a last-minute reservation here and the inn was extraordinary -- beautifully decorated, comfortable, immaculate, historic in its feel but outfitted with all the modern amenities. Friendly hosts and absolutely delicious food. Located right in the heart of a walkable downtown with plenty of restaurants and shops to explore, but when you step through the front door (or sit in the courtyard), you feel like you are miles away from it all. Delightful!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Agostinho Nunes, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand
Responded Jul 20, 2021
THANK YOU so much for the lovely review and most importantly for taking time to write one. With guests such as yourselves, it makes doing what we do a pleasure. We look forward to welcoming you back home.
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GGF wrote a review Jul 2021
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We made an impromptu stop to this inn and couldn’t have had a nicer stay! Jaime welcomed us and showed us our room, which was beautifully rustic and exquisitely decorated. The bed was very comfortable and the view of the town was beautiful. We decided to have dinner in house at the newly opened Ambrose tapas restaurant because we were tired from traveling. We sampled the Hummus, Filet, Shrimp and Tuna selections. Chef Stanley’s creations were beautiful, flavorful and delicious. Sandra provided kind and friendly service throughout the evening. We definitely hope to be back whenever we travel to/from Maine for a relaxed and welcoming stay. Well done!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Each room is very unique.
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Response from Agostinho Nunes, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand
Responded Jul 6, 2021
Thank you for taking time from your busy life to write such a lovely review. We were especially pleased with your experience with Ambrose, our new dining venue at the Inn! We wish you both a wonderful summer and certainly look forward to welcoming you back! Stay well and safe.
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Adrienne wrote a review Jun 2021
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Stayed with my husband for two nights in the Adams suite. Such a welcoming and wonderful atmosphere, Jaime was incredible. Our room was spacious, beautifully decorated and beyond comfortable. The library and accompanying coffee station were a wonderful place to relax at the end of the day. The location could not have been more perfect, we were able to walk around and explore all the main sites. Breakfast was delicious. A wonderful experience, we cannot wait to visit again!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
Asg007 wrote a review May 2021
Boston, Massachusetts240 contributions24 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our time at the Inn. We will definitely be back. The Innkeeper was so friendly and helpful. The location is perfect to walk around town, it’s right near shops and restaurants. The room was so comfortable and we love how it was decorated. We were really able to relax.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Agostinho Nunes, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand
Responded Jun 1, 2021
Dear friends. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. And most importantly for taking time from your busy lives to write it! We look forward to welcoming you back! And this time with Ambrose in-house! Take good care.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn by the Bandstand
Which popular attractions are close to Inn by the Bandstand?
Nearby attractions include American Independence Museum (0.1 miles), Phillips Exeter Academy (0.2 miles), and Phillips Exeter Trail (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn by the Bandstand?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Inn by the Bandstand?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Inn by the Bandstand?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Inn by the Bandstand?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn by the Bandstand?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Moon, Green Bean On Water, and Las Olas Taqueria.
Is Inn by the Bandstand located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.05 miles away from the center of Exeter.
Are pets allowed at Inn by the Bandstand?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Inn by the Bandstand?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Inn by the Bandstand?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Powder House (0.3 miles).
Is Inn by the Bandstand accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.