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Ale House Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Portsmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 27, 2013

What a little gem this place is. Situated right in the center of Portsmouth, within walking. Everything is tastefully arranged but nothing feels pretentious. Just cozy and beautiful. Loved the common room with its exposed brick, "fireplace" and chandelier! Bed was really comfy, bathroom was modern and spacious. And best of all... the staff were superb! Kelsey was wonderful for tips on sightseeing and restaurants, and made us feel so welcome. 5 starts... thank you for a great stay!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

After sitting in traffic for 7 hours, the complimentary beer waiting in the mini fridge was exactly what we needed. Very nice staff. Perfect location. The iPad, iPhone dock and individual coffees in the room were all nice touches.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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3  Thank GVarch
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

The Ale House was one of the best boutique hotels I've stayed in recently. The staff was so friendly and helpful & the room was incredibly clean. It's in the best location and we even borrowed their bikes to explore. Highly recommend doing a bar tour or a food tour of the town. Wonderful and romantic trip, can't wait to revisit.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank sweetiee_D
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is our new go to place in Portsmouth. The urban loft warehouse décor does not extend to the rooms, which is too bad. But the rooms are tasteful, fresh and clean. No views, but the windows actually open for those who like fresh air. Good, quiet AC for summer. Excellent location in the city.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank DanielML
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights. The front entry room has a lot of charm and the nice fireplace. The rooms themselves are on the small side, white, and not the same type of decor present in the nice front entry room. However they did feel very clean, comfortable, and modern.

We didn't really like the iPad and would have preferred that there was an open WiFi network so that we could use our iPhones, since we didn't have a US network provider (I know, minor details...).

The girl at the front desk was extremely nice and accommodating and went out of her way more than once to ensure our stay was a good one.

Location was excellent for walking all around Portsmouth. Parking was very good too - right across the street and free right in the middle of the town.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Clyde B
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This Inn was exactly what I hoped for in Portsmouth. I was traveling alone for 1 night, but I really wish I could have stayed longer.

The Ale House is very central. Portsmouth is a small town but it is always good to be central. The Ale House was a short walk to the main street where restaurants, shops and the brewery are. So location was excellent.

The room was lovely. It was perfect for me. Modern, stylish and they even have ipads that have restaurant, things to do information already on them to make planning your days and nights that much easier.

Check in was great. Scott was awesome, and continued to be for the entire stay. What an awesome guy! You get local brewed beer on arrival too.

All in all, this is a wonderful place to stay in Portsmouth with character and style. I can't wait to be back!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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4  Thank Toni F
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Agree with some of the other reviews -- it was ok but nothing special, price seemed high. At about 9 PM we had someone knocking on our door, they had received an email that our room was theirs. No staff was available but after the other guests made several calls they were told that management had decided to move the guests to another room. All very strange.

Modern clean smallish room and bath looking out on roofs and other people's a.c./heating units. Central location but there's not much to Portsmouth, could be anyplace.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ale House Inn

Address: 121 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3854
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Portsmouth
Price Range: $138 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ale House Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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