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40 Court St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4412
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#1 of 18 hotels in Portsmouth
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Historic downtown Portsmouth's newest boutique hotel: 32 guest rooms and suites, conference rooms and meeting spaces. Housed in an 1881 Queen Victorian mansion, The Hotel Portsmouth is Portsmouth's only non-chain, full service, independently owned boutique hotel. Modern conveniences include in-room iPads, free WiFi, luxurious bathrooms, 24 hour front desk, concierge services & free parking with every room.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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24-hour front desk
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James M wrote a review 9 May
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The building is amazing! A mix of old world charm, modern amenities and even the decorating is fun and unique. It is perfectly positioned within walking distance of anything downtown, but out of the bustle of the town center. Plenty of parking, the front desk folks are incredibly helpful, and dont forget to check out the genuine phone booth downstairs. Touches like that make this a must visit hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Coraline1985 wrote a review Nov 2020
Somerville, Massachusetts4 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
I’ve stayed at Hotel Portsmouth many times, because it’s the perfect cozy getaway in walking distance of all downtown Portsmouth has to offer. I especially choose it in the winter months due to their festive, cozy atmosphere. The breakfast nook and free coffee is something to wake up for. Though this visit I was pleased to see that the self serve breakfast nook was closed due the pandemic. This is a sure sign the staff are taking it seriously and care for everyone’s safety! Free coffee and tea was still available. I stayed in the Loft room this time. There is a claw foot soaking tub so I treated myself to a quiet, rejuvenating getaway for my 35th bday. The staff even provides eucalyptus bath salts. This is a great place to stay!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Hollie Greene, Marketing at The Hotel Portsmouth
Responded 4 Dec 2020
Thanks for the review, Caroline! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We've taken many precautions to keep our guests and staff safe this year, and we're so glad to know you felt comfortable. We hope to see you again soon!
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PCS1210 wrote a review Apr 2021
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We stayed at the THP this past weekend and Loved it. It is really convenient to so many places. Pretty walkable which is a huge plus. The inside is just beautiful with all the stunning woodwork. The common area's are so charming. Our room was very spacious and comfortable. Bed and linens were great as well. We are so glad we stayed. We plan on going back very soon. Portsmouth has so many great places to dine..
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: This is a Lark Hotel so expect it to be Great. And it was
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Response from K P, Guest Services / Front Office at The Hotel Portsmouth
Responded 2 weeks ago
It was a treat to have you here with us! We’re glad that you took advantage of our location by exploring all there is to see and do here in Portsmouth. We can’t wait to welcome you back to your home-away-from-home. Visit our website to explore more Lark adventures!
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Cornelis M wrote a review Apr 2021
4 contributions
Old mansion converted to hotel with a lot of charm and nostalgic feel. That feel becomes noisy and disturbing when the surrounding rooms getting occupied with other guests. Avoid room 207 or rooms that are close to the landing that overlooks the reception area. At 6am in the morning the conversation between 2 staff members was our alarm clock. Breakfast itself a nice presentation although the content of the bag was somewhat strange: a bowl with some spinach leaves, a sliced grape tomato and a sliced hardboiled egg, the other container something that appeared to be some muesli, raisins and coconut.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Check with the front desk about the room location.
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Response from K P, Guest Services / Front Office at The Hotel Portsmouth
Responded 5 days ago
Hi Cornelis, It was a pleasure to have you as a guest, and we appreciate your review. Thanks for letting us know what you enjoyed best during your time with us and where we can elevate the Hotel Portsmouth experience. We hope you’ll visit us again on your next trip to town so that we can further impress you. Looking forward to your return!
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Mike M wrote a review Mar 2021
Providence, Rhode Island8 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the Hotel Portsmouth last weekend. High hopes based on the previous reviews...unfortunately, we will not be back... Check in - was great...fast and easy... Room - good sized room...king bed, one chair, and one dresser...small desk. Bathroom - CRAZY SMALL! Hook on back of door was broken...therefore, no hooks at all. Small towel bar was about to fall down. Water pressure and heat were good. Noise - no soundproofing whatsoever in the building...very noisy. Breakfast - Very disappointed. We were there for two mornings...exact same “bagged breakfast”. Small fruit cup. Five pieces of spinach leaves with four grape tomatoes and a hard boiled egg. One muffin (yes, I said one) for the two people. One orange. Surprised only one and why give an orange when also got a fruit cup. I understand the rules around COVID but this was a shame...why bother. Checkout - clerk did not ask how our stay was...only said thanks for the key (not for the stay) and you are all set. Definitely not the level of warmth I would expect from a “boutique” hotel. Overall, this was on par with a Hampton Inn...not a boutique. Also surprised that I did not receive a response to this feedback that I left direct to Lark (based on their auto-survey email) after I sent it Sunday. Clearly not concerned with feedback even thought the CEO of Lark and the GM of the Hotel read every piece of feedback (according to their email). Unfortunate because the location is great!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hotel Portsmouth
Which popular attractions are close to The Hotel Portsmouth?
Nearby attractions include Market Square (0.4 km), The Music Hall (0.2 km), and Monkey Mind Escape Rooms (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hotel Portsmouth?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Hotel Portsmouth?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hotel Portsmouth?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hotel Portsmouth?
Conveniently located restaurants include Green Elephant, Ristorante Massimo, and Cure.
Are pets allowed at The Hotel Portsmouth?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Hotel Portsmouth?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Strawbery Banke Museum (0.6 km), Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden (0.6 km), and John Paul Jones House, part of the Portsmouth Historical Society (0.1 km).
Is The Hotel Portsmouth accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.