I had the privilege of being the first guest in the comfy and private (complete with a fully private entrance through an exclusive three-season porch) since the lockdown. This special space has EVERY comfort of home at a time that being away from home is a special treat. Further, inn keepers extraordinarie Russ and Meg going Silkwood shower caliber above-and-beyond as to health precautions alleviate angst as to contracting covid while there. The pandemic-era tower of luxury soaps fully confirms that they truly care. A combination of fatigue after three months of challenging near isolation and active outings during my inn credible stay made merely being in this thoughtfully planned space in this place that has the distinction of being the only true B n B in Portsmouth a trip highlight. The shady and ample parking at this place a leisurely 10-minute stroll to the historic business district is a nice bonus in a city that only has cookie-cutter hotels and off-site valet parking among the funky but chic restaurants and literal and figurative boutique shops. The one-minute stroll through the relaxing garden complete with two resident bunnies and a bird-seed addicted chipmunk provides a perfect transition between the outside world and this near-Eden. ALL of this and a clear desire to awe make Russ and Meg the perfect hosts in the ONE Portsmouth hotel that reflects the seafaring past of this harbor town sans a bar wench/fine girl named Brandi.…
As the city grows, things are being built up around this charming old inn. We stayed there 30 years ago or so and loved it. We had the same kind of experience this time. Easy walking distance to downtown. Great breakfast where we were able to visit with others who were staying at the inn. Loved our stay.
We had a wonderful stay at Martin Hill. We were in the carriage house next to the main inn. Our room had the sun porch. Unfortunately it was too cold to sit in there! Breakfast was very good and the company was excellent!
We chose this inn as part of a fall foliage road trip during our first visit to New England based on their website and positive reviews from others. While we absolutely loved Portsmouth, both the condition of the inn itself and the neighborhood that it's located in were extremely disappointing. The building is very run-down inside and out, although our room was clean. We didn't care for the breakfast at all. We'd love to return to Portsmouth to spend more time but we won't be returning to the Martin Hill Inn
Wish I could give them a 6th star. Had a great experience all around. The inn keeper's restaurant recommendations were spot on. There’s coffee, tea, hot water, sherry and cookies available around the clock. The property is only a 10-minute walk to downtown. Will definitely return.