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Port Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Portsmouth
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Reviewed 8 October 2006

This place has it sorted. Easy to find location just off the main highway (resulting in a little bit of background hum at busy times) but just outside a town well appointed with attractions and restaurants.

Rooms are spacious and the unlimited continental style breakfast provided enough variety to satsify four different palates.

Staff very friendly & helpful and rates reasonable. Star feature the outdoor pool - still open at end of Sept when we visited and a warm 85 degrees. Perfect for kids - although not very little ones, 3ft minimum in the shallow end.

PS. Ignore their website photo of the courtyard seating area. Is a small square in the middle of the car park just off main road. Not practically usable.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 October 2006

We stayed here for one night while on our return trip home and found it to be above average as far as motels go. It was clean, quiet (could not hear traffic from the nearby Interstate) and there were no unpleasant surprises. The front desk/lobby area is not large but looked very nice and the staff was courteous.
We generally stay at the larger chain hotels and found our room here to be smaller than we are used to, especially considering it had two beds in it which really limited the amount of space available to move around but for our one night stay it served the purpose.
Aside from the small room, if you are looking for a clean motel with easy access from the Interstate then you may want to consider the Port Inn.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2006

I chose the Port Inn based on Tripadvisor reviews and was not disappointed. The lobby is very inviting and the staff very friendly. We were in the back of the main building in an economy room which was very comfortable, particularly the mattress and the wonderful down/feather pillows (pillows are usually my #1 complaint). I was able to relax as it was very quiet and even a recliner chair is provided to read or watch TV. The included continental breakfast was good but did not provide any hot foods, but it was promoted as a continental breakfast so I am OK with that.

For seafood dinner, try the Dinner Horn about a mile down the road. Very good.

  • Stayed: September 2006
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4  Thank lake301
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Reviewed 23 August 2006

The entire staff is very friendly & helpful. The condition is super clean & up to date. Found our regular place to stay when visiting Portsmouth,N.H. area. A++++

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled with family
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2  Thank FurtadoFamily
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Reviewed 22 August 2006

Our family of 5 stayed here for one weekend night in August 2006. I felt the rate was plenty high ($152.95 plus $6 rollaway AAA rate for a regular double room) but it was similar to other area hotels. As others have posted, the rooms are delightfully decorated and furnished--it almost seemed more like a bed and breakfast than a hotel room. It was a fun change of pace for our family after a week and a half of chain hotels. Staff was enthusiastic, gracious and helpful. They are very willing to give directions; I would strongly suggest that you listen to them!

I would echo most of the glowing comments that other reviewers have contributed. I will say, however, for a family of 5, a double room with a rollaway was very snug. The bathroom is placed in a corner of the room, instead of at the end as in most chain hotels. When the first person got up and used the shower it sounded like the shower was in the middle of the room and woke everyone up. Not a big deal but may be a consideration for you.

For our family, the biggest advantage was that they offer an $11 discount per adult ticket (anyone over 48") if you are going to the nearby water park "Water Country." For us, that was a $55 savings, and made the hotel a very good deal.

I would have absolutely loved this hotel if it had been just my husband and me--now there's an idea! :-)

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Reviewed 17 August 2006

This is a well-maintained and run motel in a good location near to the interstate and also within easy reach of downtown Portsmouth. The rooms are well-furnished and clean and the front desk staff are very helpful. Breakfast is limited but adequate and because of lack of space you may end up eating it in your room. Finally, if heading for Portsmouth centre ask for directions its one of the most confusing places I have visited !

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2006

Staff was gracious and welcoming. Room was comfortable and very homey. Great place to stay and would return again. Pictures are very accurate as to how beautiful the inn is. Great continental breakfast also..

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Port Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Address: 505 US Highway 1 Bypass, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4175 (Formerly Port Inn Portsmouth)
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Region: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Business Centre 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 Green Hotel in Portsmouth
#1 Best Value Hotel in Portsmouth
#4 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#4 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
#8 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range: £75 - £186 (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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