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Mainsail Motel & Cottages
Ranked #2 of 41 Hotels in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence
Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“"Loved it and can't wait to go back"”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

I stayed there in August for 4 days with 8 other girls for a college reunion weekend. We had 3 rooms in the motel and it was great! The place was spotless, the pool was beautiful. The location is perfect -- walking distance to the beach and very quiet when sitting out on the balcony outside your room. (we were probably the noisiest) The prices are very reasonable. The owners were very friendly and were always right there if you needed anything. They recommended a couple of different places to eat and both were delicious. I love Hampton Beach and when I go back I will only look to stay at the mainsail.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Long overdue review. Stayed Memorial Day weekend. Great place, amazing owners and staff. The pool was open, very clean and warm!! Our kids loved it. Stayed in an apartment cottage which is set back from the road and in full view of the pool. Cottage was clean and roomy for the six of us. Will definitely be back next summer. Kelly and Jeff

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Bennington
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Stayed at the Mainsail last weekend and had a great time! I've stayed at the property before and the new owners are lovely people that seem committed to maintaining a clean family oriented experience. Rooms are clean and well maintained. Prices are reasonable. All in all a great place for a beach getaway. Owners recommended Boardwalk cafe to eat which was awesome. We'll be back!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Warren
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We've been coming to the Mainsail since about 2007, and have stayed at three other places at Hampton when we couldn't find space here. While I can certainly find better chain properties well back from the beach, you'd still be hard-pressed to find a better one within walking distance of sand out on Hampton Beach. The entire town is still dominated by mom-and-pop motels right out of the 60's, and many are in very poor condition. So this is a case where you REALLY want to use TripAdvisor.

This was my first trip back since the new management, and it was the sigh of relief that they property is still very, very clean, well-maintained, and extremely friendly and accommodating. They did a wonderful job of a split-room change in the middle of the week reservation, even kept some of our freezer stuff in their freezer, etc. Much better organized than the old owners without quite the omnipresent book of rules that caused some resentment years ago that you'll see here.

Now its still an older property, but everything works, pool gets a workout, the clientele is solidly family based and nobody gets out of hand on this place. We did a show at the Casino and had four good beach days out of five, so it was certainly a good vacation.

Mainsail is still our first choice for Hampton Beach. Whatever you do at Hampton, don't just drive in off the mainland looking around for vacancy sign during peak season. There's some truly BAD properties here just waiting for you.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Chicopee, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

My family and I have been staying at the Mailsail with the previous owners for over 20 years. This year we have been unable to stay because we never get a phone call back when we leave a message hoping to book a reservation. We had left a message in June and never heard back so we booked at the ships inn. During our stay we stopped in and met the new owners and voiced our disappointment with the lack of communication. We were told that they had a phone line they were unaware of so our phone messages were not returned. We grabbed new brochures and cards and went on our way. Then at the beginning of August I tried to book a room again and left another voicemail. The phone call was never returned yet again! Needless to say, I imagine they have got the phone situation fixed at this point and still never returned my call. Very upset with this service and it looks like they have lost a very loyal family that typically booked 3 or more rooms at a time and had been staying here forever. Good luck booking if you are trying.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Manchester, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Recently stayed at the Mainsail with family in one of the cottages for the 14th year. The new owners have fostered a family atmosphere that can be felt throughout. Transition from previous owners has been seamless with many upgrades to the facilities as well as customer service, which is top-notch! At this point, the cottages are dated; however, owners Kara and Dave are updating them over the winter months (some of the upgraded cottages were previewed during our stay) . Motel and cottages are located close to the beach and the boardwalk. We would highly recommend this place for your stay at Hampton Beach.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Worcester MA
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Not much more you can ask for in a simple Hampton Beach motel. No frills but very clean. On site pool which is well maintained is an added bonus. The location is about a 2 minute walk to the strip but just far away to keep things quiet. I understand the new owners have begun renovating various rooms. This place offers three styles of rooms; a simple motel room, small apartments and also cottages. We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mainsail Motel & Cottages

Property: Mainsail Motel & Cottages
Address: 40 Ashworth Ave, Hampton, NH 03842-2925
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Region: United States > New Hampshire > Hampton
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Hampton
#3 Romantic Hotel in Hampton
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an owner-operated, family friendly motel and cottage complex located one block from the beautiful beach, the boardwalk and the Casino Ballroom. Our heated swimming pool, complimentary on-site parking, and happy, helpful staff make us the perfect spot for your summer vacation! ... more   less 
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