We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ale House Inn

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Ale House Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

533 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 528: English reviews
Start your review of Ale House Inn
 Click to rate
Block Island, Rhode Island
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great, charming little place. Interesting setup, as it is on the second story of a multi-use building: repertory theatre on 1st; inn on 2nd; private residences on 3rd. It's a strange entrance, but follow the signage and you find yourself there. The location is perfect, a quick walk to shops and great dining. The rooms and lobby have...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MillieMcGinnes
Abbey H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

We love to hear that you had a great stay with us! We're glad that you enjoyed the amenities like the complimentary snacks, Keurig coffees and wine glasses, as well as the inn's great location. Happy to hear that you had such pleasant interactions with the wonderful staff. We look forward to your return to Portsmouth!

CT
INNKEEPER’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Great boutique hotel near all the action of downtown Portsmouth. Hospitality was excellent. Craig was there the 2 days of our stay and he provided restaurant tips (all of which were excellent) and chatted about the hotel and Portsmouth. Very friendly and relaxed environment. The hotel provides a free beer on check-in and has snacks and coffee available in the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TravelerDave2013
About Innkeeper's Favourite Review
Bridgewater Corners, Vermont
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my wife to Portsmouth, New Hampshire for her birthday. She loves places with character. I found The Ale House Inn online. It qualified as a place with character...lots of it! The town or city of Portsmouth is on/near the Atlantic Ocean...a very quaint town with winding streets, plenty of shops to explore and a delightful choice of restaurants....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DAVID D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned from a weekend in Portsmouth and our stay at the Ale House Inn was perfect. It's a small place in a historic building walking distance from downtown and Strawberry Banke. Craig, the officer manager, was so helpful and gave us some great recommendations for restaurants. The room was extremely clean, it felt like we...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Katie W
Abbey H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! It's great to hear that you took advantage of our hotel's great location and did some exploring downtown and we're glad that you were comfortable in your cozy accommodations. We look forward to seeing you again for your next weekend getaway!

North Andover, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My boyfriend and I stayed overnight at this Inn and we were pleasantly surprised by how nice this space was. For a tiny room it was perfect for a quick overnight. The location is ideal to park and walk all over town. From this location you can walk to everything. We attended a comedy show in the evening and prior...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Donna S
Seattle
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I was zooming through Portsmouth, barely stoping, but needed an easy, nice place to stay. Was really happy with the ease of booking -- over the phone from a rest stop on the turnpike. And the ease of entry, security code for the front door and then key inside the open room. The place is very clean, has a nice...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jessica V
Abbey H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

We love to hear that you were able to enjoy a stay with us on your way through Portsmouth! It's great that you enjoyed the many different amenities including the wifi, a nice hot shower, and the hotel's central location. We hope to see you again soon!

Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This Inn is actually a floor in a building that has a theater on the ground floor and luxury condos above. It has a very cozy, intimate feel. It is perfectly situated to walk to town. My only comment, which is a personal preference, is that they use soft, silk microfiber sheets, and I prefer the crispness of cotton! Not...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ctrzdrmomma
Somerset, England
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is an attractive, well equipped guest house in a pretty town. For a Brit, the formula is a bit unusual - it's basically a corridor with rooms off each side, a tiny communal area and a reception desk that is only manned part of the time, and no breakfast. But it was a very pleasant place to stay and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank handle731
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have been to this hotel in the past, but it is now under new ownership. We found it welcoming and cozy, and the room was clean and offered a refrigerator and coffee maker. You can walk to any number of excellent restaurants within minutes. Highly recommended.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Kathleen D
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We wanted to sneak away for a date night in the Portsmouth area, and the Ale House Inn proved a perfect fit. Quiet, yet convenient location, and Portsmouth is a foodie's paradise. We'll be back, for sure.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank prichards298

248 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (84)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (22)
Viewed
Room/Suite (28)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (27)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (146)
Viewed
Amenities (34)
Viewed
Petite Queen Room (45)
Viewed
Regular Queen Room (49)
Viewed
The Hotel (18)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Portsmouth
0.5 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Portsmouth Downtown
0.7 km away
The Hotel Portsmouth
The Hotel Portsmouth
#2 of 17 in Portsmouth
432 reviews
0.4 km away
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown
0.6 km away
Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront
3.1 km away
Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Housed in a former brewery on historic Bow Street, the Ale House Inn is Portsmouth's urban inn. 10 guest rooms appointed with 32" flat panel televisions, iPod docking stations, Keurig coffee makers, refrigerators, free WiFi and private baths. Please note: we are not a Bed and Breakfast, as we do not serve food at our property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ale House Inn

Address: 121 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3854
Region: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: RM615 - RM1,098 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ale House Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity, Agoda and Jetsetter so you can book your Ale House Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ale House Hotel Portsmouth
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ale House Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms are quiet and peaceful. We would have enjoyed the Inn much more with a harbor view.”
 of 5 bubbles DAVIDD675, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the right side would be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles I4605BXdonnas, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I'm not sure if there are view rooms, I did not ask, but went for price. That was all I needed.”
 of 5 bubbles JVets, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I think some rooms on the other side of the corridor had a harbour view, ours did not”
 of 5 bubbles handle731, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Follow your host, it will make you visit the available rooms :)”
 of 5 bubbles Z496UYphilippel, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5