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404 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4208
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#2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Portsmouth
The Martin Hill Inn provides traditional New England Hospitality in the heart of vibrant Portsmouth, NH. There are two buildings dating from the early 1800's with a large shade garden connecting the property to an off-street parking area for our guests. The Inn has a total of 7 bedrooms in the two buildings. We serve a full complimentary breakfast. Favorite menu items include Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes, Mixed-Berry Parfaits, Potato-Leek Quiches, Good Night Waffles and Pear-Brie Baked French Toast. The Inn is located a 10-15 minute walk to downtown Portsmouth's shops, restaurants, theaters and museums. We look forward to your visit.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Suzanne S wrote a review Oct 13
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My husband and I spent a long weekend visiting Portsmouth and stayed at Martin Hill Inn. The location was perfect- only a 10 minute walk to downtown Portsmouth and all of the shops and restaurants. We stayed in Dashing Wave, which is in the guest house. The room was comfortable and had everything we needed (and I really appreciated having a small refrigerator in the room! Most B&B's don't have that). The guest house is separate from the main house and our room was at the top of narrow and steep stairs so if stairs are a problem for you, you might want to stay in a room on the ground floor. The guest house had a Keurig with a variety of coffee and tea options which was a nice touch. The Inn itself is very pretty as are the grounds. The breakfast provided wasn't anything fancy but it was delicious and Russ was very welcoming and friendly. We highly recommend Martin Hill Inn and would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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James S wrote a review Oct 12
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We had a great night at the Marin Hill Inn. It is a wonderful facility, great location, friendly and helpful hosts. You can tell they work hard at making your stay a great one...they have thought of everything.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: The Noonday room is great.
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williamrE6870OT wrote a review Sep 2021
Eagan, Minnesota410 contributions26 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here in September. We truly enjoyed our room, and the innkeeper. Russ did a great job entertaining us each day at breakfast. Btw, the breakfast was tasty, and it was great to have others at the breakfast table to share stories of our daily adventures. The room was on the second floor. If you don't want to carry up a suitcase up stairs, you might want to consider a different room. If you do not want to take a shower sitting in a bathtub, you may want to select a different room. However, the water pressure and old tub was great to take a soaking bath. The bed was very comfortable, and there was very little outside noise at night. The location is walking distance to the downtown area, Lots of good restaurants within a 1 mile or two. The backyard garden was very nice to relax and have a cup of coffee and chat with others. I would recommend this place for those wanting to stay in the Portsmouth's area.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Steep stairs for rooms on the second floor.
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cjhkch wrote a review Aug 2021
Holliston, Massachusetts107 contributions26 helpful votes
Loved the Martin Hill Inn. Beautifully furnished rooms, extremely clean, quiet area, lovely gardens and - and we fell in love with the Sea Witch room with the separate sitting area. Portsmouth is such a delightful area. We had great dinners at the Surf Portsmouth restaurant and River House restaurants while visiting - and the fun Portsmouth Brewing Company for an afternoon adult beverage. Highly recommend the Martin Hill Inn.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
tedingersoll wrote a review Aug 2021
Dallas, Texas188 contributions74 helpful votes
Inn keeper Russ was extremely helpful with dining reservations and made great recommendations. Rooms are spacious, very clean and charmingly decorated. Walking distance to downtown. Wonderful garden at the back. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are upstairs. Pack light!
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$152 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Martin Hill Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Martin Hill Inn?
Nearby attractions include Portsmouth Escape Room (0.3 miles), Cashunt Portsmouth (0.3 miles), and Pickwick's Mercantile (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Martin Hill Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Martin Hill Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Martin Hill Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Martin Hill Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Martin Hill Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lexie's Joint, Botanica Restaurant and Gin Bar, and The Kitchen.
Are there any historical sites close to Martin Hill Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Strawbery Banke Museum (0.7 miles), Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden (0.6 miles), and John Paul Jones House, part of the Portsmouth Historical Society (0.4 miles).