by Michael Blanding
An old-school motor lodge converted into a sophisticated boutique hotel, this lodging by the highway on the outskirts of Portsmouth is charming and comfortable. Rooms are decorated in warm colors, with large fluffy beds and high-quality furnishings. King-sized rooms can sleep three with a cot; larger rooms contain two queen beds along with a fancy kitchenette with marble countertops. All rooms include microwaves and refrigerators, along with 32-inch flat-screen TVs.
The hotel also includes an outdoor heated pool, and a patio with a barbecue for use of guests. Some rooms are dog-friendly. Downtown Portsmouth is only a five-minute drive, while the nearby highway provides speedy access to the Lake District and White Mountains.
Our Editor Loves
- High quality furnishings
- Upscale kitchenettes
- Outdoor heated pool
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Meal Plan
I really liked this hotel. Very clean, cozy and comfortable with all the amenities. Just a 5 minute drive to downtown Portsmouth. The free breakfast had many choices and available from 6:30 till 10:00. The staff were very friendly. If you have trouble with stairs, ask for a ground level room. I will sure visit again when in the area.
Right off Highway 1 so easy to find. The room was large but a bit dated. Was nice size and a kitchenette included. Not too far from the downtown area of Portsmouth, which I have to say we found very pleasant with many interesting shops. We had dinner at the River House-I can recommend the fish chowder but the rest of the meal was nothing special. We sat out on the deck because it was supposed to be heated, but the heaters were not on and it was brisk. The waitress was however exceptional.
The Port Inn was a good stopover spot and was very comfortable, again with a nice breakfast option included-nothing really walkable but good access to the downtown by car.