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The Hotel Portsmouth

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#1 of 19 hotels in Portsmouth
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4.8
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4.8
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4.7
Value
4.5
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour front desk
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Shared lounge / TV area
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HOTEL CLASS
2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
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skisox24 wrote a review Feb 2024
Boston, MA5 contributions15 helpful votes
An alternative to the vanilla "brand" hotels with cookie cutter accomodations and service. The Hotel Portsmouth oozes with character and the front desk and service team are exceptionally accomodating. Perfect location within walking distance of most Portsmouth restaurants, museums, music, live stage and movie venues. Shopping, of course. The rooms are clean and rooms on the first three floors are also served by an elevator. The original portion of the building fronting on Court Street is dressed in a typical stick architectural style exterior with late 19th century oak wainscotting interior along with an awesome oak staircase. The breakfast room is dignified but not snobby. Limited breakfast choices, but all day coffee and hot water for tea. A lovely facility consistent with the historic nature of Portsmouth. Highly recommend. Other than the limited breakfast food there are no other food choices nor adult beverages available in-house, but with hundreds of outstanding dining and drinking establishments just a short walk away...not a problem.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded Feb 14, 2024
Hello skisox24, We appreciate this wonderful feedback. Our goal is always to impress our guests with our one-of-a-kind charm and exceptional hospitality. It’s clear that you appreciated both of those aspects of your time with us alongside our convenient location and other treats. Our team would be delighted to ensure that your next visit exceeds your standards in the same ways your most recent one did. So, the moment you find yourself missing our home and community, we hope you’ll settle back in. Wishing you well until then!
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Sandra S wrote a review Nov 2022
North Conway, New Hampshire39 contributions38 helpful votes
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Perfect spot in Portsmouth. Employees were excellent! Beds were so comfy - continental breakfast was great. Very clean hotel ? Inn? Parking is free walkable to downtown. Very impressed. Hope to be back!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at The Hotel Portsmouth
Responded Nov 17, 2022
Hi smilysandy, We loved having the opportunity to host you during your visit to our vibrant city and are ecstatic that you loved the stay. It warms our hearts to read that you felt comfortable and completely at home and we invite you to join us again in the months ahead. Until next time!
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RobertP47 wrote a review Jan 2024
Gilford, New Hampshire38 contributions55 helpful votes
The Hotel is as described in Expedia and the property's web site. Facilities are limited as there is no restaurant, bar, fitness room etc. but I knew this going in and it was not an issue for me. The location is excellent being only an 8 minute walk to the city center and its many shops and excellent restaurants and a huge beneift is the free parking - parking is difficult and pricey in Poprtsmouth. We had a Deluxe King room for one night - it was spacious and bightly lit abd the bed was really comfortable. I disagree with 1 reviewer who said the illows were hard - not so. I would definitely return.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 16, 2024
Hi Robert, As you have discovered, staying in the heart of Portsmouth has its perks and we are thrilled that we could serve as a home base for all of your local explorations. We are happy that our complimentary parking was a convenient way to save money while you were in town and trust that you were able to enjoy many of the popular sites and destinations just footsteps away from our front doors. We miss you already. Come back soon!
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Crawford99975 wrote a review Dec 2023
Wilton, CT87 contributions49 helpful votes
We just had a very enjoyable stay that exceeded our expectations. The location of this hotel is excellent - close to downtown, easy to walk and close to shopping and restaurants. Comp parking is located behind the hotel and is ample. Communications via text prior to arrival, during our stay and after checkout were appreciated and helpful. Our room was in the original home and was large, nicely furnished, very clean with a recently renovated, attractive bathroom. Amenities were very nice but the room needs a second chair and an area rug(s) to soften the beautiful hardwood floor. I’m not a fan of the pillows and found them overstuffed and hard. The hotel has coffee available starting at 6 AM which was a big plus. The complimentary “light breakfast” is 5 Star, presented with fresh pastries, overnight oatmeal, cheese, ham, muffins, yoghurt, fresh fruit, etc!!! Well done! The service at the front desk is excellent! We can highly recommend!!!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 21, 2023
Hi Crawford99975, As you have discovered, Portsmouth is home to so many historic sites, dining, and retail attractions and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the convenience of being just footsteps away from it all. It is also a joy to read that our included small plates breakfast helped to kick off your days of exploration in the city and we thank you for sharing this high recommendation. We miss you already. Come back soon!
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SeaBoothbayHarbor wrote a review Dec 2023
Boothbay Harbor48 contributions33 helpful votes
This is my second stay at the Hotel Portsmouth and again I found my guest room super clean and all the staff so friendly and helpful. And the Hotel looked so festive with all the public rooms decked out for the Holidays. And the location was perfect for my short ten minute walk to the Portsmouth Music Hall to see the Sound Of Music. And so grateful to Hotel Manager Peter for sending my Cane back to me, Thank You So Much. I’m an Old Man and just retired after 53 years working in the Hospitality field and I give the Hotel Portsmouth a Perfect 10. And a special Thank You to Britney for her great housekeeping skills and keeping the guest rooms so clean. It’s A Great Hotel With A Perfect Downtown Location And A Very Friendly Staff From Front Desk To Housekeeping.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Dec 16, 2023
Hi SeaBoothbayHarbor, Wow! What a treat it was to welcome you back to our property and we trust that you enjoyed the convenience of being just footsteps away from so many popular locations. Your kind words mean the world to us and Peter is especially thankful for your highlight of his exceptional service. We'd love to welcome you again, and if we can offer any assistance in coordinating your return, please give us a call. Hope to see you soon!
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Judi S wrote a review Dec 2023
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The hotel is beautiful, clean and comfortable. Our room was great with a hardwood floor and a large walk in shower. Robes in the room were a nice touch. The common areas were spacious and nicely decorated with comfortable seating. A gas fire was very inviting. Breakfast exceeded our expectations and coffee and tea available are anytime. The staff was very helpful. Parking is free and you can walk to Portsmouth's many fun shops and delicious restaurants.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at The Hotel Portsmouth
Responded Dec 9, 2023
Hi Judi S, Thanks for the compliments on the hospitality of our team and the unique amenities and extra special touches that make the Hotel Portsmouth experience so wonderful. It is our hope that you are already planning your return, and if we can offer any assistance in coordinating your next reservation, please give us a call. Come back soon!
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Glenn B wrote a review Nov 2023
Warwick, Rhode Island24 contributions5 helpful votes
Great period Hotel with friendly attentive staff, Fantastic location, easy walk to everything and parking which is tough in Portsmouth and was a factor in our hotel choice. I’m very glad that we chose Hotel Portsmouth and will definitely stay again. 👍🏻👍🏻
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at The Hotel Portsmouth
Responded Nov 29, 2023
Hi Glenn, The feeling of love is mutual and we're glad that you chose us, too. We hope to continue this tradition of time together for many years to come. See you again soon!
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Maureen P wrote a review Nov 2023
New Hampshire4 contributions1 helpful vote
The Hotel Portsmouth was a perfect getaway for my sisters and me! Three of us stayed in the spacious penthouse suite. Super clean and comfy! The bathroom was updated and lovely. Staff was so welcoming and gracious. Arriving too early for check in, we enjoyed the sunny sitting room while we waited. Terrific location! We walked to everything! Having free parking available too made it so easy. All of this and breakfast too! We loved our stay and will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded Nov 7, 2023
Hi Maureen, What a treat it was to host you and your sisters for a Portsmouth getaway and we trust that you all had such a memorable local experience. It warms our hearts to read that you are already considering your return and we invite you to make yourself at home again anytime. Warm regards!
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FloridaGirlTravels wrote a review Oct 2023
4 contributions4 helpful votes
Beautiful room w comfy bed, great location - walk to downtown, Strawberry Banke, Prescott Park. Nice breakfast treats in the morning & the staff gave great recommendation for downtown live music venues!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Oct 13, 2023
Hi FlaFamTravels, Thrilled that our accommodations met every expectation for your stay in Portsmouth and we thank you for sharing these kind words and wonderful review. We miss you already. Join us again anytime!
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Rachel91752 wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom1009 contributions244 helpful votes
Only stayed one night but great location for exploring downtown Portsmouth. We had a queen room which was bigger than expected and had all you’d need. Breakfast was fine, seen other comments about it not being much. For one night it was ok but could see how you’d get a bit bored for a longer stay but what they offered was tasty. Staff were friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at The Hotel Portsmouth
Responded Oct 4, 2023
Hi Rachel, While we are so happy that you enjoyed the visit, our time together felt much too short and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you for a more extended visit in the weeks ahead. Hurry back!
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$186 - $366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hotel Portsmouth
Which popular attractions are close to The Hotel Portsmouth?
Nearby attractions include Market Square (0.2 miles), Monkey Mind Escape Rooms (0.1 miles), and The Music Hall (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hotel Portsmouth?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Hotel Portsmouth?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hotel Portsmouth?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hotel Portsmouth?
Conveniently located restaurants include Green Elephant, Lexie's Joint, and Durbar Square Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at The Hotel Portsmouth?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Hotel Portsmouth?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Strawbery Banke Museum (0.4 miles), Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden (0.3 miles), and African Burying Ground Memorial (0.09 miles).
Is The Hotel Portsmouth accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.