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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

Flickering glimpses through the trees of exquisite architecture only begins to intrigue your curiosity of the quaint town of Portsmouth, home of the Ale House Inn. Approaching the Inn, it is hard to tell what lies within the brick outer exterior, and modern hallway. But as you step out of the elevator, the warm ambiance wraps its welcoming arms around... More 

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Boston
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

The Ale House in was such a wonderful little spot- Everything from the spotless rooms, the awesome host Scott, and the location was far beyond our expectations. I had whisked my husband away for a surprise getaway, and he fell in love with this little inn. Perfect stay.

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San Clemente, California
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

Everything has been thought of! My husband ordered the local brew and cupcakes ahead to have in our room upon arrival..so we felt welcomed right away. We visited during restaurant week, going from place to place sampling appetizers and drinks at the recommendations given when checking in, and accessible via the in-room iPad. We listened to the singing downstaris at... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2011

Can't say enough good things about the Ale House Inn. Upon booking the reservation, I immediately received helpful information and clear directions for our get-away night in Portsmouth at the Ale House Inn. Checking-in was easy and Doug was so helpful - greeted us with our room key, explicit parking directions, restaurant and shopping recommendations and....two beers. The room itself... More 

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NH
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

What a nice change. Ale House is in a beautiful building. We stayed in a king suite, corner unit. Plenty of space, immaculate, well-furnished, and nice touches - iPod, iPad, wireless, Aveda products, Keurig, free water (!), a window that opened, and black & white, tasteful pictures on the walls. Doug was so helpful, parking was convenient, and the location... More 

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

My partner and I really enjoyed our stay at the Ale House Inn. Doug greeted us at check in and he was delightful. We only had the one day and Doug was so helpful in reviewing points of interest in town places to eat . The Ale House Inn is really in a great location. Once we were parked in... More 

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La Jolla, California, United States
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

We flew into Manchester, NH bound for the central coast of Maine and decided to drive to Portsmouth to spend the night so we could enjoy the drive up US 1 the next morning. We'd never been to Portsmouth and with little research, realized it would be a perfect place to walk around and enjoy a nice evening meal if... More 

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Sheffield
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

Stayed for 2 nights in early October. Rooms are very clean and well equipped but small. Location is excellent and no need to use the car during our trip at all which was a bonus. We took up the offer of free tickets to the theatre company which is in the same building and saw a very good production of... More 

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Reviewed 21 October 2011

I knew I had chosen the right spot as soon as I made my reservation over the phone with Abby. What amazingly friendly customer service. The attention to detail at this in is incredible. Don't get me wrong I love my higher end hotel chains too but there's times when you want that homey, cozy feel. The room comes with... More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2011

Only stayed one night. Great location for walking to food, drink, shops. Great advice about where to eat etc. I pad in room enabled email catch up ! Really quiet overnight. Great stay.

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  • Free Parking
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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: RM621 - RM1,005 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ale House Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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