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404 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4208
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#2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Portsmouth
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The Martin Hill Inn provides traditional New England Hospitality in the heart of vibrant Portsmouth, NH. There are two buildings dating from the early 1800's with a large shade garden connecting the property to an off-street parking area for our guests. The Inn has a total of 7 bedrooms in the two buildings. We serve a full complimentary breakfast. Favorite menu items include Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes, Mixed-Berry Parfaits, Potato-Leek Quiches, Good Night Waffles and Pear-Brie Baked French Toast. The Inn is located a 10-15 minute walk to downtown Portsmouth's shops, restaurants, theaters and museums. We look forward to your visit.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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KTG wrote a review Apr 2021
Keene, New Hampshire11 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed two nights at this adorable B&B. The food was amazing, not just your average continental breakfast. It is located close to downtown, easily within walking distance. They have a lovely yard area with patio furniture which is spread out nicely so that social distancing is never a problem. Our entire stay was completely contact free. I highly recommend them.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jenny M. wrote a review Oct 2020
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My husband and I stayed at Martin Hill Inn for our anniversary and had a wonderful stay. We are being extremely careful with COVID, but we felt very comfortable at the Inn. The Innkeeper delivered a contactless breakfast to us in our room. In addition, there are only a handful of other rooms at the Inn so we didn't see any other guests while we were there, which we appreciated. We look forward to coming back!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Wendy H wrote a review Sep 2020
Wrentham, Massachusetts17 contributions3 helpful votes
Our stay at Martin Hill Inn was lovely. The room was extremely clean. We loved the sitting room in the Sea Witch. Breakfast was good and accommodated my gluten and dairy dietary restrictions. Grounds are lovely and area is quiet.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Huskybsbl wrote a review Sep 2020
Bridgeport, Connecticut40 contributions21 helpful votes
My wife and I recently stayed at Martin Hill Inn the week before Labor Day and had a wonderful stay! The location is great with a short 10 min walk into town for dining and shopping and easy access to the highway to drive north to the White Mountains for hiking. Russ was an excellent innkeeper, very attentive and an excellent cook making a variety of breakfasts that were all delicious! We stayed in the Cathedral room which the only word of advice is that this room is located at the front of the house next to the street. Road noise was minimal in the evening but more noticeable in the morning when the commute began. Other than that minor aspect we would consider coming back again!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Russ Levreault, Owner at Martin Hill Inn
Responded 14 Sep 2020
Thanks for the kind words. Islington Street is busy during commuting hours (7-9, 4-6), otherwise pretty quiet. If you are particularly sensitive to road noise any of the rooms in our guest house (situated on a quiet side street) would be a better choice.
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Matt N wrote a review Jun 2020
44 contributions43 helpful votes
I had the privilege of being the first guest in the comfy and private (complete with a fully private entrance through an exclusive three-season porch) since the lockdown. This special space has EVERY comfort of home at a time that being away from home is a special treat. Further, inn keepers extraordinarie Russ and Meg going Silkwood shower caliber above-and-beyond as to health precautions alleviate angst as to contracting covid while there. The pandemic-era tower of luxury soaps fully confirms that they truly care. A combination of fatigue after three months of challenging near isolation and active outings during my inn credible stay made merely being in this thoughtfully planned space in this place that has the distinction of being the only true B n B in Portsmouth a trip highlight. The shady and ample parking at this place a leisurely 10-minute stroll to the historic business district is a nice bonus in a city that only has cookie-cutter hotels and off-site valet parking among the funky but chic restaurants and literal and figurative boutique shops. The one-minute stroll through the relaxing garden complete with two resident bunnies and a bird-seed addicted chipmunk provides a perfect transition between the outside world and this near-Eden. ALL of this and a clear desire to awe make Russ and Meg the perfect hosts in the ONE Portsmouth hotel that reflects the seafaring past of this harbor town sans a bar wench/fine girl named Brandi.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Room Tip: Stairs in the 19th century building being narrow make first-floor rooms the best options for...
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US$152 - US$290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNew HampshirePortsmouth
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Frequently Asked Questions about Martin Hill Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Martin Hill Inn?
Nearby attractions include Portsmouth Escape Room (0.4 km), Cashunt Portsmouth (0.4 km), and Pickwicks Mercantile (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Martin Hill Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Martin Hill Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Martin Hill Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Martin Hill Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Martin Hill Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lexie's Joint, The Kitchen, and Botanica Restaurant and Gin Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to Martin Hill Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Strawbery Banke Museum (1.2 km), Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden (1.0 km), and John Paul Jones House, part of the Portsmouth Historical Society (0.7 km).