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Review of Motel 6 Portsmouth

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Motel 6 Portsmouth
Ranked #17 of 17 Hotels in Portsmouth
Riverview, New Brunswick
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29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best place to say in the area for the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2007

We stayed here during the week of September 2nd (After the labour day weekend).

$59USD a night for 2 nights which was half of what most places wanted and less than what I could find on priceline where you can get stuck with anything.

The location was ideal, right off the I-95 and next to the Spaulding Turnpike which we took to head up to Conway ( ~ 90 min drive depending on the traffic).

And Oddity is that since the Hotel is on a 4-lane seperated by a median in the middle, you can make a left-turn into the hotel from the main street (Gosling Road). However, if you head to the back of the parking lot there is a road that goes around and meets up with Woodbury ave. (it's not on Google maps, but the road is there). So coming back make a turn at the intersection with the bank on one corner and past the Shaws and keep going past the old Home Depot and around and you are at the back of the hotel.

10 minute drive or less to downtown Portsmouth and there is a Walmart just down the road on Woodbury. If you head down Hwy 1 South-West onto Lafayette you have a Walmart Supercentre ( I believe the one near the Hotel is only a regular Walmart). Also, heading north up the Spaulding Turnpike about 10 minutes to Somersworth (near Rochester) is a Target and another Walmart Supercentre across the street.

The Fox Run mall is across the street but don't both walking to it as we did as the main part of the mall is a good 15-20 minute walk behind the building you see on Gosling Road.

The room itself was a good size, the washroom was huge by hotel standards (obviously designed for a Senior or someone in a wheelchair) and there were far too many available channels on the TV to ever try to figure out which ones there were.

As with any Motel 6 I stayed at, no Alarm clock or pens or the usual stuff you get (there was soap, shampoo and essentials like that). Basically remember to bring a alarm clock or something to wake you up in the morning if needed.

And if you can get a room facing the Portsmouth Saturn all the better if you want wi-fi as it is wide open and works great. If not, the internet provided by the hotel was fairliy cheap compared to most I have seen at hotels (2.99 or 3.99 for 24 hours.)

The pool is an oversized hot-tub and was closed for the season when we arrived. It's outside so it really would only be appealing in the hottest days of the summary and not more than about 6 people could fit in it without crowding.

This hotel was obviously recently renovated as the rooms and the common areas were very fresh looking and modern. Once you head into the stariways you get an idea how old the place is. They were not bad or anything just gave that look of being designed may years ago that is all.

Parking was adequate although with the hotel appearing to be full there were not an overabundance of remaining spots. Very few spaces at the front of the hotel, most were located on the side of the building facing the Saturn Dealership or at the back of the building.

We went to go shopping there so if we were to head that way again we would definitely stay again in that place.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Parking
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank alienc
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Chicago, IL
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100 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2007

Portsmouth lodging tends to be on the expensive side even in the shoulder season in September, Motel 6 was the cheapest option at $85 per night for a single. Since I was driving, this hotel made a lot of sense to me, inexpensive for the area, free parking and not that far from town, it took about 10 minutes by car.

This hotel was nice for a Motel 6, the room was clean and comfortable, but very basic. No toiletries besides soap, no hair dryer in the room although I understand you could get one from the front desk.

There is an outdoor swimming pool but it was already closed for the season. There are vending machines in the lobby and on each floor but if you need to get sodas and snacks there is also a Shaw's grocery store about a minute away by car.

One of our group managed to get a room with a refrigerator and microwave but not all rooms have it so ask in advance if it's important to you.

  • Liked — Value for money paid
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank LoveChicago
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Jamestown, NY
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61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2007

All in all, this really wasn't a terrible place for the money. The pool was outside, which is fine in the summer, but not much fun during a New Hampshire winter. The rooms were clean and recently remodeled. The breakfast was okay, muffins, bagels, etc. Not a full breakfast, but enough to get us going on the road. The location is great. Not far from a nice beach, shopping centers close by, right off the highway, lots of places to eat close by. I'd stay here again. Wi-Fi worked well.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Parking lot is small.
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank Katherine H
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circleville , ohio
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2007

for what you pay, this is not a bad spot. the rooms are small, almost like a dorm room, but when you only pay 90 dollars, this is what you get i guess. had a very early flight the next morning at pearse airport, and this is very close to the hotel. hotel is kinda hard to find, and the traffic around the place can be a bear at times, but if your looking to stay cheap and clean, i would stay here. the pool is about as big as a hot tub, don't let the website fool you.

  • Liked — price
  • Disliked — not paying another 100 dollars to stay at the hampton inn
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank John B
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Vermont
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2007

Our hotel room was small, but clean, well-maintained, with everything that we needed (we are not spoiled or high-maintenance). The new room and bedspread design, for which they hired a graphic designer, was cheery and upbeat. I'd definitely choose this hotel again. The rates were unbeatable.

  • Liked — Cleanliness, neatness, affordability
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank forslar
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Portsmouth

Property: Motel 6 Portsmouth
Address: 3 Gosling Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Region: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 17 Hotels in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Portsmouth 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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