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Port Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Portsmouth
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Stayed at this motel just of the traffic circle for one night on the way to Mid coast Maine.
We payed $130.00 with AAA membership and had a second floor king bed nonsmoking room that to me was very clean with a kitchenette.
For one night stay and very accessible to 95 without the noise we would recommend the price.
Most other hotels in the area start at $200.00 for the night we booked. This is not walking distance to downtown but doesn't need to be. Portsmouth has a very large and cheap parking garage in the downtown area.
We also were put in a room in the back of the motel upper level so did not here Rt 1 .
The pool was still open as of Sept 19, very clean, landscaped well and private with chairs.

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

This place felt like an old- fashioned motor inn, but with modern amenities: free wi-fi, big flat-screen tv (our suite had two of them), marble countertops, in-room coffee maker, etc. the staff was friendly and knowledgable, the room was impeccably clean, and parking was close. Although this property is close to the highway, our room was very quiet. We stayed on a Saturday night in September, and the place was full. Still, I thought the price was a little high ($170).

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Booked The Port Inn, Portsmouth, New Hampshire largely based on the friendliness of reservation process, this did not disappoint and trip advisor reviews,a disappointment. The hotel did, however, disappoint, I would not expect to pay the amount charged for this type of lodging anywhere.
The grounds are very pretty and well kept. The location is easy off and on the
Interstate, however, nothing really close by for dining etc. The overall cleanliness
was questionable. Bathroom window was open when entering the room and their was a large footprint by the window and toilet. The room itself smelled of dirty carpet. Smoking was allowed, apparently on the grounds as there were people smoking on both sides of room, a lesson learned, make sure smoke free grounds.
Overall, a disappointment.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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bmacdDoverNH, General Manager at Port Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your recent experience at our property. Please be assured that this is not the norm for us. The issues you encountered during your stay have been addressed with the staff. In the Portsmouth area, The Port Inn would be considered a moderately priced property, with many properties being priced much higher.

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Reviewed August 30, 2012

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the Port Inn this summer and we really enjoyed our stay. The staff was warm and welcoming and very knowledgeable about the sights of their great historic city (that's always a terrific plus for us). Our room was cozy and very comfortable. We were tired after a long car ride and the shower was heavenly and the bed was relaxing -- we both slept very well. The room was also immaculately clean and well appointed. We will certainly be coming back to The Port Inn in the future!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

I am always surprised when I stay at places like this. You hear "motor inn" and your mind begins to conjur up all kinds of horrific things, but because of the reviews on the site I gave it a go. I'm so glad we did because this place is actually really lovely! It's clear that they put a lot of thought into the renovations. The folks at the front desk were superbly friendly & helpful. The amenities - really nice, clean heated pool, an outdoor seating area with grills (including grill tools!), and a surprisingly nice continental breakfast - makes this place a winner.

The only drawback is the location - it's right off the highway, which is great, but it is a drive to just about anything else. The weekend we went there was plentiful parking in the downtown garage, and at only $.75/hour it's certainly affordable, but still - wish it was within walking distance of downtown Portsmouth. Still, if it was any closer to town I'm sure the price would have been far higher - and that was definately one of things we liked about it (EXCELLENT value!).

Overall, a very nice property & I would recommend!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Very attractive, clean, nice room quite close to downtown. The man at the desk was very helpful. He obviously loved his city and was a great booster for it. We enjoyed many things there and the Port Inn was a good base for exploring. The pool looked very nice, although we did not use. A good choice for Portsmouth.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights in Aug., '12, and added another night. Recently redone rooms have a Marriott feel...we had a double with a kitchenette. Great bed! Right at the Portsmouth Circle, 5 minutes from beach or city. A heated pool, grills and patio sets make it convenient, esp. if you are travelling with kids. This is not for romance, but a fine stop for a few nights. Breakfast included :)

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank jude c
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Additional Information about Port Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Address: 505 US Highway 1 Byp, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4175 (Formerly Port Inn Portsmouth)
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Portsmouth
#1 Green Hotel in Portsmouth
#4 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#4 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
#8 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range: $95 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Port Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member 3*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the numerous amenities offered at Port Inn Portsmouth, an Ascend Hotel Collection(R) member, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Conveniently located just off Rt. 95 and the Portsmouth Traffic Circle, this Portsmouth hotel offers: • Free high-speed wireless Internet access • Free hot breakfast • Free weekday newspaper • Free parking. Relax in a cozy lounge chair by our seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool with its expansive sun deck and barbeque area. The Port Inn Portsmouth has long been regarded as an accommodating, affordable and modern getaway spot for travelers. The spacious, non-smoking rooms at The Port Inn feature microwaves, refrigerators, Starbucks in room coffee, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers and High Definition cable television. Our convenient location puts you just minutes from downtown Portsmouth and its wide array of culinary, cultural and shopping offerings. Market Square is the hub of activity in the area with numerous shops and restaurants. We also are minutes from: • Strawbery Banke Museum • John Paul Jones House • Old Port Area We are pet friendly- sorry, dogs only. ... more   less 
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