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Port Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Québec
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very nice motel”
Reviewed 24 July 2007

The Port Inn is a very nice and very quit motel. Everything was clean and the staff was very friendly. Breakfast was also included. I understand why this motel is the #1 in Portsmouth. If you are searching for a nice and quit place to stay, stay at the Port Inn and you won't regret it.

Nicole
Québec city

  • Liked — quiet, clean and the staff was very friendly
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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Raymond, Maine
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Reviewed 19 July 2007

We were visiting family at Thanksgiving when illness hit. We opted to move to a hotel for a few days. We chose the Port Inn based on the price and we were amazed at what a wonderful, friendly and operating room clean place it turned out to be. I would HIGHLY recommend this Inn to anyone spending time in the Portsmouth area.

  • Liked — The friendliness of the staff
  • Disliked — I thought the location would be noisy - it wasn't.
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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Wappingers Falls, New York
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2007

We lucked out when we booked two rooms at the Port Inn in Portsmouth, NH. Our room with two double beds, 'though a bit small, was quite fashionably decorated, neat and clean, and appeared to be brand new. The bath was spacious and replete with a granite tub enclosure with a good strong shower head and it appeared to be brand new as well. In addition it contained all kinds of sample soaps, lotions, and potions as well a a coffee maker and a good assortment of teas. The bed was extremely comfortable and we both slept well both nights of our stay.

There was a continental breakfast included in the price of the room and we found it more than adequate. Staffers were friendly and helpful and quick to give directions when asked.

The Port is located at 505 US1 Bypass which is off a rotary at exit 5 on I - 95 North. From the hotel it is about 10 minutes to Downtown Portsmouth but for some reason it always took us longer to find the hotel than it took to get into town. We would have been better off going back and forth on I-95.

  • Liked — clean, quiet room with comfortable beds
  • Disliked — with two beds the room was cramped, but did include microwave and small fridge
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank BandRTravel
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
193 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2007

I can only echo what others have said: From the outside, this is an old-style motel with parking right near the room doors. However, the entire property is beautifully maintained and very comfortable. The pool area is pretty, with attractive plantings, umbrella tables, and chaises. Our room was small and a bit crowded because we needed two beds, but the furnishings were very high-quality and attractive. The beds were exceptionally comfortable, with the much-appreciated double sheeting around the blanket. The window AC was reasonably quiet and quite efficient. The bathroom was roomy and well laid-out. We appreciated the little fridge and microwave. Our room was very quiet; we never heard a sound from another room or from outside.

The one real disadvantage would be difficult or impossible to fix: Because the larger window overlooks the walkway, we had to keep the curtains closed for privacy. That made the room very dark unless we turned on the lights. Just a quibble in an overall excellent stay.

  • Liked — Cleanliness and comfort
  • Disliked — Small room
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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1 Thank Janeite
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San Francisco Bay Area
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2007

The front part of the hotel from the street looks like an old route 66 type motel. Not in upkeep, just the single story, outside entrance to rooms, appearance. But what a pleasure our nights stay was. The fellow in the office was helpful, you could tell he genuinely cared about your stay. Recommended a nearby restaurant for a late meal, which was fine.

The room was as described in other reviews. Easy wireless access, and "Seattles Best" coffee, which was a nice touch for someone from the west coast.

I would definitely stay there again if passing through Portsmouth anytime in the future.

  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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1 Thank bcrcretire
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Scituate., RI
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2007

The Port Inn, Portsmouth NH - June 7-8, 2007

I booked this hotel as I had always noticed in the past how well kept this little inn looked. On numerous occasions I called to make reservations, but our plans always ended up changing. I remember always thinking to myself how pleasant the reservation agent or desk clerk was each time and vowed someday for all the above mentioned reasons I would in fact sty there. On June 7th, this finally happened, as we were travelling to a seminar further up the coast and felt this would help us to get to the seminar which was to start fairly early the next morning. By the time we got out of work. and headed up to the Inn, stopping for a bite to eat, it was nearly 10:30 when we arrived. We needed to be out and on our way by approx 7:30 the next morning. One would think that this was not much of a stay, but it was! The property was much larger than it appeared from the street, the pool which could not be seen from the street looked gorgeous, very inviting and very well kept, the amenities in the room were again more than we expected-I never even though to ask if there was a refrigerator, and I think there was a microwave also. We were treated very pleasantly by the hotel clerk, possibly the owner, informed of the continental breakfast they offered in the morning starting at 6am, given directions to our destination to save a bit of time in the morning (the locals always know the traffic and the best ways of getting where you need to, as quickly as you can-also of possible construction delays etc.). We settled in for the night -had a wonderful nights sleep, grabbed some ting quick to drink and was told to take something to eat on our way and off we went. The next night we were at a very luxurious hotel for the seminar we attended all that day. As were settled down to sleep my husband remarked " I only hope the bed is nearly as comfortable as the one at The Port Inn, because I slept great last night and could really use another good nites sleep. In all we found everything and everyone to be great at the Port Inn, very personable, much more than the very luxious hotel we stayed at the next night. The room was great, the landscaping very well kept up and appealing. the pool quite inviting (if we only had a few more hours!), and the Inn was far more than we expected and much larger than it appeared from the roadside. I would really commend the owner on the neatness of his property and coutesy extended by his staff.
The only problem I found was we need more time to stop and stay, so we could enjoy all The Port Inn offers. We have stayed in many of the chain hotels in Portsmouth, and would not stya at most of them again after staying here-the only other hotel I'd consider as a second choice, if we could not get into the Port Inn, would be the Hampton Inn, (even though it overlooks the highway and Home Depot's parking lot) where we have also found the service to be good, and the staff friendly, but I think the pool at the Port Inn and the location and grounds of the Port Inn are so much nicer! You could not even bother with the other hotel chain properties in the area - The Holiday inn, The Marriott Courtyard, Howard Johnsons whcih may be Ramada Inn now?, the Comfort Inn, we've stayed at them all - it's a shame we didn't know what we were missing so many years ago!
D. Simpson, Scituate, RI

  • Liked — The overall apparance, cleanliness, amenties, frienliness of staff
  • Disliked — We didn't have enough time to really enjoy it!
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled on business
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3 Thank DARLS58
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Des Moines, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
379 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2007

I stayed at this little hotel recently and was blown away by the service. The owner and his wife have run the hotel for many years and obviously have a great sense of pride in their operation. The rooms are clean and nice, the rates reasonable, and the customer service impeccable. It is refreshing to stay in a hotel that is bucking the current trend of nickel and diming you for everything and sticking you for extra nights if you check out early. The Port Inn is the real deal. I highly recommend it.

  • Liked — The management
  • Disliked — A little bit of noise from the room above
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled on business
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1 Thank callmeishmael
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Property: 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 Best Value Hotel in Portsmouth
#1 Green Hotel in Portsmouth
#4 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#4 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
#8 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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