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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ale House Inn is a gem of a hotel, especially with guidance from Craig at the desk. Our daughter thought it might be too hip for us (mid-60s) and suggested a Hilton option, but this was much better in lots of ways. Great location and style. Room ready early. Not for those who can't climb stairs or want to spend... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little hotel in the perfect location in downtown Portsmouth. Excellent staff!! You receive a complimentary beer at check-in and complimentary water and snacks. Room was nice and air conditioned. I would definitely stay there again. Looking forward to staying at more of the Lark hotels.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent quaint hotel downtown and in easy walking distant to most attractions. Excellent staff. Parking was offsite due to construction but that was fine and they took $$ off of the final bill to compensate. We really enjoyed out time there

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited the Portsmouth area and east coast (newbies) and had a great trip. The second leg of our trip included staying at the Ale House Inn. It was a quaint little hideway with an urban feel - but modern accommodations. Be prepared though, the elevator is shared with the condo owners on the second floor and since the... More 

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we found the Ale House Inn on Trip Advisor, and so glad we chose it. We received a welcome email prior to our checking in giving us parking directions and instructions. a nice touch. We found that it was a walkup to the second floor to checkin. There is no elevator from the ground floor so this Hotel is not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at the Ale House and checked in with staff. We were informed that the "parking" across the street was not available due to last minute paving. Young lady at desk then opened a map of Portsmouth and began circling possible options where we "might" find alternate parking. Locations were scattered around town and were up to a 15 minute... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This very small boutique hotel is located perfectly for those who like a quick walk. Prescott Park and the harbor trail is one direction and Market Square is the other - each maybe .25 to .50 mile away. Staff is very friendly - little amenities like beer, keurig coffee, water and snacks also make you feel welcome. While the room... More 

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Steuben, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Once you get up the 13 steps, ring the door bell, head on up to the 2nd floor you will find this is a very nice clean quite place to spend the night. The complimentary two beers upon checking is always a nice thing. However the best part is this hotel's location. Everything downtown is walking distance. The area is... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The staff at Ale house was the best! Needed bouquet of balloons as a little surprise for my wife and it was done. Thanks Dustin. The room was clean, the bed and linens were so comfortable and soft.(linens) Craig was so helpful in giving us direction and ideas on places to go based based on what we told him what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The room was clean and well decorated and the staff was very very nice! A room with 2 bottles of local beer? What else could you want! There are great restaurants in walking distance and the town is so pretty! We had a great time! We will be back

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Housed in a former brewery on historic Bow Street, the Ale House Inn is Portsmouth's urban inn. 10 guest rooms appointed with 32" flat panel televisions, iPod docking stations, Keurig coffee makers, refrigerators, free WiFi and private baths. Please note: we are not a Bed and Breakfast, as we do not serve food at our property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ale House Inn

Address: 121 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3854
Location: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: $184 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ale House Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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