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Inn by the Bandstand

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a delightful stay at the Inn last week. Our rooms were lovely and quiet. The best part of our stay was meeting our hosts, Jamie and Rebekah. Anything we requested was no problem. The complimentary breakfast was fabulous. We will stay here again next time we visit Exeter.

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Jaime L, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback - we very much enjoyed assisting you throughout your stay and it was a pleasure to have your parents here with us as well. Until we meet again, we wish you a wonderful season!

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed another charming visit to the Inn! The breakfasts are first class and the team who hosts makes us feel like family. They even held an Easter egg hunt this past weekend! And had birthday candles in my eggs benedict! Thank you for a warm and welcoming visit! We look forward to our next stay at our home away...

Thank Molly P
Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time from you busy schedule and write a review of your stay at the Inn. It is easy to do what we do because of people like you! We are blessed to have the people working at the Inn that we do, and most especially for having such special guests as yourself. Thank you...

Coventry, Connecticut
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We visited this delightful inn to celebrate our recent wedding anniversary. The town of Exeter was quaint and charming with some wonderful restaurants, a perfect place for a getaway. This Inn was the icing on the cake....the decor impeccable, and the innkeepers are obviously careful with no details left out. Our room was private, exceedingly clean, tastefully decorated, and comfortable....

Thank A7647EAamyb
Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review about your stay with us at the Inn by the Bandstand. It lovely meeting you and showing you around our historic property; although I think you have us beat by a few years on the age of your 'project of love'. It means a lot to us to receive such reviews...

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We could not have asked for a better place to stay! The Inn is beautifully restored and totally furnished with gorgeous antiques. The bathrooms are fully updated, the linens are top-notch and the beds so comfortable I slept like a baby!! The delicious full breakfast (including fresh squeezed OJ) is served on lovely china. The staff are so welcoming that...

Thank leslie0801
Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you! What a lovely review. Thank you for taking time to write; it means a great deal to us to know we met your expectations. Although I won't say that our jobs are easy, certainly meeting and welcoming such wonderful guests such as yourselves, makes what we do a pleasure. It was lovely meeting you both and...

Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Inn has been meticulously restored and yet has all of the modern conveniences to make a very comfortable stay. It is in a perfect location to explore this lovely area and the owners and staff are delightful, welcoming and very helpful. Breakfast was delicious as well. We will definitely return!

Thank Cheryl Y
Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely meeting you both and if there is anything we can do in any way for your friend, please don't hesitate. Glad you enjoyed your trip to Boston! Take very good care and until we meet again, we wish you much...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Last summer, a colleague and I attended the wonderful Anja S. Greer Conference at Phillips Exeter Academy. After checking out the literature and phoning Jamie at the Inn, we decided to stay at the Inn instead of staying in the dorms. This was the best decision!! The accommodations and our hosts were superb -- the wonderful morning breakfasts, getting great...

Thank dstasio
Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank so you so much for taking time to write such a lovely review of our Inn, and of Jaime especially: this means a lot to us. The Inn is becoming the destination in Exeter and the Seacoast. We thank you for your kind words and getting the word out! We look forward to welcoming you back to "your home...

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived and were immediately upgraded (granted ... it was a quiet weekend). Jamie went out of his way to make sure we were accommodated.. bringing cheese and crackers, starting breakfast 2 hours early because we had to leave. Everything with a warm smile. Very clean and comfortable. We will be back!

Thank Erik K
Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. It is very much appreciated. Our ultimate goal is to ensure our guests feel welcome and are treated like royalty. Jaime, as owner and innkeeper is truly in his element managing this Grande Dame of Exeter! Again thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Just spent an enjoyable rainy night in front of the enormous fireplace in our comfy room. On our way, we had received a call confirming our arrival time so that we could be welcomed out of the rain and offered tea/coffee. We ventured out for a great meal in Portsmouth that night and the next day had a delicious breakfast...

Thank Eleanor M
Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Querida amiga! Muitisso obrigado! It was a pleasure having you both at the Inn and it's always wonderful connecting with guests who speak and recall our Mother and Father lands. Thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review. Until we see you again, we wish much health and happiness. Ate outro dia, e mais uma vez, Obrigado.

Reviewed 11 October 2016

Highly recommended, historic inn on the Exeter square. (Well, really it's a T, not a square.) The large rooms are charming, with deliciously comfortable 4-poster beds, gas fireplaces and all the right decorative touches. But also modern additions like a small 'frig and a flat-screen TV. (Although we used neither.) Our third-floor room overlooked the bandstand – sweet! – and...

Thank BartSig
Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time from your busy schedules to write a review about our historic property! After three years of ownership, we are proud and humbled by comments such as yours: it makes what we do that much more pleasant. Sincerely, and from the heart, thank you. We look forward to your return. Be well.

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Gorgeous restored inn in the heart of Exeter with warmth and hospitality that oozes from every nook. Jamie, Tino and Rebecca treat you like you are family from the moment you arrive. The rooms are beautifully decorated with comfortable beds, sitting areas and writing desks. You won't know a stranger here. The breakfast is first class. Looking out the breakfast...

Thank Molly P
Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review about your experience at the Inn. And I love the part that you "won't know a stranger here". We feel the same and with guests such as yourself, it always a pleasure. Jaime and Rebekah are truly in their element as they love welcoming you and making sure your...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The award-winning Inn by the Bandstand is the premier lodging establishment in Exeter, New Hampshire. This wonderful inn is an 1809 historic home located in the heart of downtown Exeter. Only two blocks from the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy, eight miles to the seacoast and beaches, and 20 minutes from Portsmouth, this charming inn offers nine antique furnished guest rooms, all with private baths and a delicious full breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn by the Bandstand

Address: 6 Front St, Exeter, NH 03833-2737
Region: United States > New Hampshire > Exeter
Price Range: RM1,652 - RM1,656 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Inn by the Bandstand 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Upper level room at the front of the hotel has nice views and is very spacious”
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“I only saw 2 rooms at the front of the hotel second floor, and they were both beautiful with every comfort.”
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“Look at the photos: upstairs or downstairs are lovely and quiet.”
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