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#1 of 1 guest house in Portsmouth
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4.9
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4.7
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bicycles available
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Alan4B wrote a review Oct 2023
Horsham, Pennsylvania365 contributions149 helpful votes
The Ale House Inn is certainly unique. Best part is it’s location. The In. Is actually an upper floor of a converted industrial building. A playhouse is at street level. The one floor, 10 room, inn is the “second” floor. There is a lounge area when you first walk in with on tap nitro coffee either iced or hot and a water tap. Complimentary snacks (chips, granola bars, etc) are also there with a selection of games. Our room was small, outlets not plentiful, but clean. I have a bad back and the bed did not cause issues. There is not someone staffed here all the time so you need to call a sister property across town if you need or want anything. We had an issue with the tub. They tried to fix it, but a professional plumber was most likely needed. While not staffed, they did leave a full selection of towels and toiletries out so you can get what you need in a self serve manner. There are no food services here, but a short walk to many great breakfast to late night options nearby.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for the parking across the street
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at Ale House Inn
Responded Oct 23, 2023
Hi Alan4B, What a delight it has been to serve as your own private escape in the heart of Portsmouth and we are delighted that you enjoyed exploring our historic property. While we are thrilled that you loved so many of our in-house amenities and the convenience of our property, we understand that this visit fell just a little short of perfection and we invite you to join us again in the months ahead so that we might capture your heart in full. Until then!
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Stephanie H wrote a review Aug 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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We had a wonderful stay in Portsmouth at the Ale house. We we greeted by Aiden who was very helpful in explaining how our electronic key cards worked, that was new for us. We also got in early because our room was ready. He also pointed out where the extra towels and some other amenities where located like complimentary toothpaste and deodorant. Our room was clean and cozy. The central air was down but the portable units were just perfect, very comfortable and cool. We enjoyed the coffee bar with cold and hot nitro coffee as well as some snacks . You cant beat the location walking distance to everything. We were going to a concert at Prescott park which was a short 5 min walk. I highly recommend the Ale house. We will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Only 10 rooms we had room # 1 very nice
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at Ale House Inn
Responded Aug 24, 2022
Hi Echo101101, What a treat it is to have received your high recommendation and we thank you for highlighting the efforts of colleagues like Aiden who truly enhance the guest experience at our property. We love that you felt s well taken care of during your visit and invite you to join us again anytime. Hurry back!
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Laura L wrote a review Aug 2023
Litchfield, Connecticut8 contributions9 helpful votes
Great location, but a strange hotel with seemingly no one in charge after 5:00 pm! No maid service, yet an envelope was left on the table in our room for a maid’s tip! Downstairs is the Repertory theater and a bar. Only 10 rooms in one long corridor on the 2nd floor, condo’s on the 3rd floor. Air conditioning was broken but each room had a portable loud air conditioner with a fat hose looped out of the window. Small bathroom with a shower over the tub; water collected in the tub when one showered. The rooms and bathrooms desperately need updating. We only stayed 2 nights and I was happy to leave.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at Ale House Inn
Responded Aug 30, 2023
Hi Laura, Although we loved having the opportunity to host you at our historic Portsmouth property, we regret that there were some details of your most recent visit that fell short of expectations. Thank you for sharing these insights with us and we look forward to one day having the opportunity to win your heart in full. All the best!
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Suz116 wrote a review May 2023
20 contributions4 helpful votes
This is the best place to stay when attending the Seacoast Repertory Theater. It's in the same building, there is parking (for a fee) available across the street, and a short walk to multiple restaurants for pre or post performance. The staff makes appearances, and are always readily available by text. The room was comfortable and clean.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded May 30, 2023
Hi Suz116, Wow! What a delight it is to have earned such a prized place in your heart and we are thrilled that you found our location to be perfect for your visit to the Seacoast Repertory Theater. Thrilled that you felt so well taken care of while you were here and we invite you to join us again anytime. Hurry back!
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Sam F wrote a review Feb 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is close to everything you’d want to do in Portsmouth, a few minute walk to most places in general. The concierge was very helpful and the texting/call option was very convenient and staff were responsive. They had extras like robes, an umbrella, fans. All in all great place to stay !
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Room Tip: Elevator is really slow use the stairs
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at Ale House Inn
Responded Feb 15, 2023
Hi A4944QBsamf, We believe that it's the "little things" that make the greatest impact on the guest experience and we are thrilled that our luxurious robes and convenient umbrellas came in handy during the stay. Whether you decided to stay in for the day or explore our vibrant city, we trust that you had a great time and we can't wait to welcome you again. Until next time!
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MalCOCQ wrote a review Oct 2022
Denver, Colorado107 contributions50 helpful votes
This hotel suited our needs very well and was in a fantastic location for walking to restaurants, shopping, etc. The rooms/bathrooms are quite small, but it was just fine for us since we weren't in our room much anyway. There wasn't many amenities, but there was coffee on tap which was wonderful and we really enjoyed. They also had free snacks in the lobby. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at Ale House Inn
Responded Oct 26, 2022
Hi malloryt930, Glad to read that all of your needs were met when staying at our property and we appreciate this review of the experience. We love providing guests with little extra touches to help keep them going throughout the day, and we are happy to read that you appreciated the snacks and coffee available exclusively for our guests. Your recommendation truly means the world to us and we hope to see you again soon. Let's stay friends!
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Quantum Traveler wrote a review Oct 2022
Santiago, Chile188 contributions94 helpful votes
Not a lot of amenities or great features of this hotel. If you need a room with a view or a fun place to hang out this is not a great option for you. The room was clean and comfortable, but very basic. Think of the Ale House as a good home base between outings in Portsmouth and the surrounding area. This hotel is very much self service with little or no staff, no daily housekeeping, and a do it yourself coffee bar. (which is awesome) The best part of the hotel is the location. Easy access to highways to take you up and down the coast, and everything in Downtown Portsmouth is just a few minutes walk. There are lots of great restaurants and cafes just a few steps away. Parking is $30 per day. For us this hotel worked, the price was right and the room provided what we needed for a nice getaway on the coast.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at Ale House Inn
Responded Oct 25, 2022
Hi quantumvoyage, Delighted to read that our property was a great home base for your local travels in Portsmouth and that you enjoyed the convenience of being mere footsteps away from some of the most popular local attractions. We would love to help you coordinate your next visit to our exciting city and invite you to give us a call when you are ready to plan. Until then!
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Pam wrote a review Oct 2022
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Our room was fabulous! The bed was most comfortable, the Wi-Fi was fast, the location was central to downtown, the restaurants were outstanding, and the coffee was excellent! The check in process (all digital) turned out to be easy and fast. We would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at Ale House Inn
Responded Oct 7, 2022
Hi pml_be, Wow! Thank you for sharing a review that highlights your favorite parts of your experience and we are delighted that you loved our convenient online check-in process. We can't wait to welcome you again. Come back soon!
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Nathan F wrote a review Oct 2022
Boston, Massachusetts76 contributions58 helpful votes
Pros: Excellent Bow Street location above the Seacost Repertory Theatre and very walkable. The room was spacious (number 7) and had views of downtown and the river and bridges due to its corner location. Staff was polite and friendly, and Chechen and checkout were both completely contactless. The bed was both big and comfortable, and we appreciated the in room mini refrigerator.. The cons: We were there for four nights, and not once did housekeeping clean our room, by the end of our stay we had a large pile of dirty towels and overflowing trash bins. I tried to contact the front desk, but it was always empty during the day. The shower head was beyond disgusting. We had to go to CVS to buy an anti-mildew cleaner to spray it, let it soak and attempt to clean it. Despite our efforts, the holes were still black. The light switch in the bathroom was also broken. Instead of replacing it, it had a had written note next to it saying to lift and hold for two to three seconds, not something you’d expect when your nightly rate was over $400. The central air was also down in the building, so the room had a very large and noisy floor unit, though thankfully we only had to use it the first night. Lastly, if you have luggage, the building is not ADA compatible, as you must walk up a large staircase to get to the door. The elevator is also the slowest thing in the world. All in all, it was an enjoyable stay. Portsmouth is fantastic, but when we visit again, we’ll likely seek different accommodation.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 7, 2022
Hi fitchnw, Happy that you enjoyed our convenient location during your visit to Portsmouth and we trust that you appreciated being just moments away from some of the area's most popular attractions. Your additional feedback has given our team some points to consider and we thank you for sharing them. Looking forward to WOWing you upon your return!
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Christine W wrote a review Sep 2022
Mount Laurel, New Jersey212 contributions82 helpful votes
Located on Bow St so this is a fantastic location in town. Lobby has cool vibe, hot and cold brew coffee and teas. (could use some granola bars, only junk food available). Our room was clean, decent space, partial view of bridge to Maine. #5. Checked in late with open key app, so easy. Host answered all texts super quickly. I would definitely stay here next time!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at Ale House Inn
Responded Sep 29, 2022
Hi Christine, Good vibes and great times are exactly what we want all of our guests to experience and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the stay. Come back soon!
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, bicycles available for guest use, and paid private parking on-site.
Which room amenities are available at Ale House Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
Is parking available at Ale House Inn?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.