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Hampton Beach lodging ?

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earth
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Hampton Beach lodging ?

Where is the best lodging closest to Hampton Beach, NH?

Hampton or other town? I don't like the looks of Hampton Beach hotels for the price.

Thank you for your help.

Northwestern VT
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1. Re: Hampton Beach lodging ?

Well, the beach tends to be expensive in summer months. :-)

You might try looking at Portsmouth and Newington NH, but they are likely just as expensive.

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2. Re: Hampton Beach lodging ?

Hampton Inn is relatively cheap considering it is just one block down from the boardwalk. Rooms aren't all that great, but hey, your at the beach, you aren't going to be hangin' indoors right?

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3. Re: Hampton Beach lodging ?

Why would anyone want to go to Hampton Beach? I was there last year. It is pure honky-tonk. Hotels are old and run down. Noisy... overcrowded... especially during summer months. Sorry, not my cup of tea.

earth
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4. Re: Hampton Beach lodging ?

For a concert, NY Lady.

duh

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5. Re: Hampton Beach lodging ?

Try looking in Rye. Much nicer. Also, the further north you go in Hampton, the better.

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I was just there last weekend with my husband, and I can tell you where NOT to stay at very least. The place we picked looked ok online, and it was last minute, so we expected to pay a little bit more. Well, they said the only room they had left was one Ocean Front (despite the vacancy sign still up our second day) , so it was going to be $30 more per night than their already overpriced rooms. Oh well, last minute what are you going to do? We got there and the place is called the Beach View Inn (on line) they leave out the word "Motor" stuck in there (Beach View Motor Inn). The rooms are clean (thank God), but I have seen closets bigger than that. Thank goodness we didn't go there with a family (no kids yet). There is no way that we could've slept like that. The sitting room downstairs looks new and the deck is nice (community deck, no room balconies). However, the rooms don't look like they've been updated since the 50's. We're talking pink and black tile in the bathroom and cheap wood paneling. Honestly, it wasn't awful, but it wasn't even remotely worth the amount they charge. There are a couple of places at the end of the strip that looked nice (the Breakers was one). There is also a place called the Boardwalk Inn (or something like that) $99 a night and right in the middle of it all (good for younger crowd). We didn't see the inside, but they had a nice big balcony and it looked pretty fun. Sorry to ramble, hope this helps. :)

PS- Eat at the Happy Clam for lunch or dinner (their breakfast isn't cheap). It is a bar/restaurant, I wouldn't bring kids at night, but fun for friends or couples.

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7. Re: Hampton Beach lodging ?

There are several hotels upnear Rye as someone mentioned. One other idea would be the Hampton Falls Inn. This is an older hotel but it is kept up and comfortable with an indoor pool. They also have a breakfast restaurant with the best food.

One place to avoid is any of the Bolyea properties which are the Kentville, ships Inn Resort, and Sea Spiral Suites. They are theives and have the worst managment of any hotel I have stayed at and I am a frequent traveler. We had car trouble and called early to let them know we would be a day late. They told us no problem but they would be keeping our deposit. The supposed general manager actually laughed at the fact that we were out $130. We did call back and found out they did rent out our room that night. When we called the next morning to confirm we would be there they said too bad the man we talked to canceled our whole reservation and they had already rented out our room for the whole week we reserved it for. They refused to refund our deposit since they could not render the services the deposit was there for. I talked to upper managment after having the second man I talked to give me a fake name and the phone number to Domino's pizza instead of the upper managment number. I was basically told too bad even with proof of our repair bill and their error they never ever return deposits. He even said he has had families cry and send him death certificates and he has never given back a deposit and never will. Kind of sad that people like that exhist but they do so beware.

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8. Re: Hampton Beach lodging ?

There are a LOT of Motels over at Hampton Beach and I agree 100% with the previous post, it's very true what was said. A lot of them over at that beach are there to make a buck and they'll do terribly gross things like that, I could write a book about what I've heard! It's sickening and it's been going on over there for years and years, trust me I know; I live 2 miles from that beach and grew up on this Seacoast. There's not a whole lot any one can do about it but NOT recommend those Motels to one single soul! I worked as a teenager at the Marguerite Motel and if you just want to stay there for a concert at the Casino then it's a good spot. It was always always very clean believe me! The address is 112 Ashworth Ave 1 800 422-2079. If you don't want to stay on Ashworth Ave and would rather stay along the beach then the other one that was always clean and very reasonable is the Aegean Motel at 345 Ocean Blvd. 926-4600. My cousins stay there every summer and never had any problem. They're located right a long the Ocean past the Tastee Tower Pizza and the statue. It's actually a better location than Ashworth Ave. and it always was a better area. It's not too far from the Ashworth Hotel; which is where you DON'T want to stay because the rooms are so tiny it's not even funny! I had friends that stayed there last year, I thought I was seeing things when I saw there room! Don't even think about staying there! It has a great brunch/buffet though so check that out if you wanted to. GOOD LUCK!

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9. Re: Hampton Beach lodging ?

The INN of HAMPTON is really nice. It's not at the beach at all but within driving distance. It's at 815 Lafayette Rd. and the telephone # is 603 926-6771. They have the Eatery Restaurant in the back of the motel that's very good for breakfast or lunch. Sorry about the Hampton Beach Motels not looking that great. The more I drive over there the worse they get; you're right! It's such a shame; they really do nothing for me either!

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10. Re: Hampton Beach lodging ?

Dear travelers,

My name is Jeff Angold and I am the Executive Manager for Bolyea Properties on Hampton Beach.

I have read many post on this website and they are very legitimate concerns but all must be taken with a grain of salt and an open mind.

Hampton Beach has been a destination for vactioners for well over 200 years and it is a unique vacationing experience. This is not where you will find Sheraton's and Hiltons or even Comfort Inn's. There are many very enjoyable hotels and many great people who have been serving the tourist for generations. Bolyea Properties, (Kentville on the Ocean, Ships Inn, Sea Spiral) has been in business for over 30 years. The Ashworth has been operating for nearly 60 years. Hampton House has been serving the beach for nearly 30 years. Expectations must be adjusted when coming to the beach. As I have read from some post, this is the beach and this is more than just a room. This is about being spitting distance to the ocean, numerous clubs and pubs, restuarants, and entertainment. Sure Portsmouth is nice but it is not Hampton. Hampton greets hundreds of thousands of guests every year and from the response of satisfied guests it is growing at break neck speed. If you want a more detailed description of Hampton Beach please go to www.hamptonbeachresorts.com and visit the link "What to expect when vacationing on Hampton Beach". It is worth the read.

Our company is probably one of the busiest companies on Hampton Beach and we spend much time with guests trying to make sure they are in accomodations that suites them. We service over 7 thousand different guests a year and 90% of those guests come in a 70 day summer window.

Hampton is a great value in the winter but realize this is a summer destination. You will most likely have to travel off the beach for major attractions after October and before June. I am a true advocate for the beach. It is not for everybody but for millions of tourist it has been an ideal destination and change of pace from the cookie cutter world of corporate lodging.

Shop around ask questons visit www.hamnptonbeach.org (official website) and if you want my personal advice email me at jangold@hamptonbeachresorts.com.

Good luck in your shopping.