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Portsmouth New Hampshire Accommodations

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The Portsmouth center is approximately the area of Heart and Lung Center and the area of Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Portsmouth is a small seaport town with a population of under 22,000 people. It's a popular tourist destination in the summer thanks to its beautiful harbor views and rich American history. The city's history dates back to the very beginning of the 17th century, and many of its remaining historic sites pre-date the Revolutionary War. More from this guide...

"A great historic downtown"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 03-Nov-2013
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

Portsmouth is a quaint little city about 45-60 minutes north of Boston. Its right on the border of Maine and also close to the famous Kittery shopping outlets. It sits on the Piscataqua river, so there is nice waterfront to check out. Portsmouth itself has a great historic downtown with architecture that dates hundreds of years old. I would recommend a night walk around the city and stopping in a local coffee shop, catching a local band and grabbing a beer at the Rusty Hammer.

Portsmouth Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Fairfield Inn Portsmouth Seacoast : 650 Borthwick Ave.
+1-888-690-5247
650 Borthwick Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Inexpensive Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Almost all guests said rooms were small
  • Entrance area is not particularly attractive
Quality Inn : 1190 Lafayette Rd. 1190 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801 Website
  • Economy Suburban property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
  • Healthy food
From$69
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Port Inn Portsmouth 505 Us Highway 1 Bypass, Portsmouth, NH 03801 Website
  • Three Star hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Great location
  • Bathroom is ok
From$89
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Best Western Plus Portsmouth Hotel & Suites 580 Us Highway 1 Bypass, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
  • Hotel could use some updating
  • Bathroom could be optimized
From$76
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Holiday Inn Portsmouth 300 Woodbury Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 8 meeting rooms in property
  • Almost all guests considered the lobby entrance to be so-so
  • The majority of guests complained about the bathroom
From$69
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Anchorage Inn & Suites 417 Woodbury Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Affordable Highway property
  • 8 suites in property
Howard Johnson Portsmouth - Portsmouth 383 Woodbury Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • 2-star Rural hotel
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Oversized bath towels
  • Good management
From$55
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Hampton Inn & Suites Portsmouth Downtown 23 Portwalk Place, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 5 floors in property
From$119
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Courtyard Portsmouth 1000 Market St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown 100 High St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • 5 floors in hotel
  • Spacious rooms
  • Great food
From$119
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Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel : 250 Market St.
+1-888-283-3404
250 Market St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Four star Downtown property
  • 14 meeting rooms in hotel
From$129
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Hampton Inn Portsmouth Central : 99 Durgin Ln 99 Durgin Ln, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00PM
  • Clean duvet
  • The majority of guests said the beds were comfortable
From$99
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Homewood Suites Portsmouth : 100 Portsmouth Blvd. 100 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Mid-scale Rural hotel
  • 108 rooms in property
  • All guests thought the service was very professional
  • Regular internet service
From$129
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Residence Inn Portsmouth 1 International Dr., Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Three Star Highway property
  • 90 sleeping rooms in hotel
Marriott Wentworth by The Sea Hotel & Spa 588 Wentworth Rd., New Castle, NH 03854 ~3.02 miles east of Portsmouth
  • 4-star property
  • Most guests thought the hotel was luxurious
  • Oversized upgraded room
From$389
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Days Inn Kittery in Kittery 85 Us Route 1 Bypass, Kittery, ME 03904 ~3.30 miles northeast of Portsmouth
  • Cheap hotel
Kittery Inn & Suites - Kittery
+1-800-881-1523
70 Us Route 1 Byp, Kittery, ME 03904 ~4.95 miles northeast of Portsmouth
  • 3-star Highway property
  • 9 suites in property
From$80
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Coachman Inn in Kittery 380 Us Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904 ~5.12 miles northeast of Portsmouth
  • Economy Highway property
  • Hotel has 43 rooms
  • Fair breakfast prices
  • Most guests enjoyed the shower
From$46
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Best Western Plus The Inn at Hampton in Hampton 815 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH 03842 ~7.77 miles south of Portsmouth
  • Midscale Beach property
  • 71 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Excellent breakfast
  • Older room
Windjammer by The Sea 935 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH 03842 ~8.00 miles south of Portsmouth
  • 3 star property
  • 3 floors in hotel
Hampton Village Resort : 660 Lafayette Rd. 660 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH 03842 ~8.07 miles south of Portsmouth
  • Two star Beach property
  • 3 floors in property
From$59
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Best Western York Inn 2 Brickyard Ln, York, ME 03909 ~8.30 miles northeast of Portsmouth
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • 88 rooms in property
Lamie's Inn - Hampton
+1-888-305-3366
490 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH 03842 ~8.40 miles south of Portsmouth
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Restaurant at the Inn was fabulous
  • World class service
From$109
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Three Chimneys Inn : 17 Newmarket Rd. 17 Newmarket Rd., Durham, NH 03824 ~8.48 miles northwest of Portsmouth
  • Midscale hotel
  • Free breakfast
Holiday Inn Express Durham 2 Main St., Durham, NH 03824 ~8.58 miles northwest of Portsmouth
  • Inexpensive Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 3:00PM
  • Excellent value
  • Comfort level is high
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Tourists in Portsmouth have loved visiting sites like the Market Square and the Strawbery Banke Museum. If you want to enjoy some gorgeous outdoor scenery, check out Prescott Park or the Isles of Shoals. The USS Albacore Museum, the Music Hall, and the Moffatt Ladd House provide both learning and entertainment for you and your family.

When to Visit Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth's busy season starts in June and lasts through October, when the fall leaves turn beautiful and draw crowds to experience the quintessential American autumn. Summer is the most expensive time to visit, partly because it's when Portsmouth has the best weather, so if you want to save on your hotel rate avoid booking in the summer months. If you can stand a brisk winter, January to March will offer you the cheapest hotel rates. If not, spring is a bit more expensive but you can still find good deals before Portsmouth's high season hits.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Portsmouth, NH:

seasonality of hotel rates in Portsmouth

Portsmouth by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Portsmouth, NH. You can use these illustrations to calculate the cheapest time to stay in Portsmouth for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

4 Star Average Prices: $256.16

Enjoy classic New England luxury when you book a hotel in Portsmouth. Whether you want to stay directly in the city or don't mind being in an adjacent city, the Portsmouth area has many properties that offer the exact type of upscale stay you crave.

Though its address puts it in New Castle, New Hampshire, the Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel and Spa is less than three miles from central Portsmouth, putting you near all the great historic sites you came to New Hampshire to visit. This 3 1/2-star property offers lovely suites with classically elegant furnishings. The outdoor pool area has comfortable sun loungers and big umbrellas. Guests have loved the location, the wellness area, and the quiet atmosphere inside the hotel. They have a full-service spa on-site, an indoor pool, a spa tub, and tennis courts.

The Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel is a 3 1/2-star property located in downtown Portsmouth. They offer rooms with balconies, full kitchens, and gas fireplaces, perfect for creating a cozy wonderland within your hotel room. You'll be near great attractions like the Colonial Dames House, the Portsmouth Brewery, and the Music Hall. Amenities include an indoor pool, free Wi-Fi, concierge services, a bar and lounge area, and a restaurant.

If you're willing to go about nine miles from central Portsmouth, you'll find yourself in York, New Hampshire, where the Stage Neck Inn is located. At this four-star oceanfront property, you can expect New England elegance in the common areas and in each guest room. Guests have loved the panoramic ocean views, the wonderful staff, and the comfortable rooms. The Stage Neck Inn offers luxury amenities like a full-service spa, a garden, a spa tub, on-site tennis courts, a sauna, and a game room.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Portsmouth

Affordable Options in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

3 Star Average Prices: $167.15

New England has a reputation for being an expensive part of the United States. While the budget hotels in Portsmouth don't offer prices as low as budget hotels in other parts of the country, you don't have to overspend to find the right kind of accommodations when you visit Portsmouth.

At the Motel 6 Portsmouth, you'll find nightly rates that begin below $70 a night. This budget hotel is located near the Red Hook Brewery, and is just a couple of miles from downtown Portsmouth. Pets are welcome, and for a small fee you can purchase unlimited Wi-Fi access. Some of the amenities you'll enjoy include a 24-hour front desk, an outdoor pool, laundry facilities, and RV parking. If you have accessibility needs, the hotel has in-room accessibility available.

The town of Kittery is just a few miles from Portsmouth, and there you'll find the Days Inn Kittery, just 3 1/4 miles from downtown Portsmouth. This two-star property has rates beginning below $65 a night for rooms with one double bed. Amenities like free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and an outdoor seasonal pool will make your stay more comfortable. Bring pets along for $20 a night per pet, plus a $150 deposit.

The Ramada Kittery is about the same distance from downtown Portsmouth as the Days Inn Kittery. At the Ramada, room rates sometimes start in the $70s, though rates are more frequently in the $80 range. When you stay here, you'll have access to the 24-hour front desk, the 24-hour business center, the indoor pool, and the fitness facilities. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi and free breakfast.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Portsmouth

2 Star Average Prices: $130.51

2 Star Hotel Prices in Portsmouth

Where are the real discounts in Portsmouth

Are you a member of AAA or AARP? How about military or government personnel? Many Portsmouth hotels will offer you reduced rates when you qualify for AAA, AARP, senior, or military discounts. For a fantastic senior discount that applies if you're 62 and older, visit the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, where you can save almost $20 nightly. The Fairfield Inn offers many great free amenities, including Wi-Fi, breakfast, an area shuttle, newspapers in the lobby, and parking. Laundry facilities, an outdoor seasonal pool, a computer station, and dry cleaning services are a few more perks you'll get when you book here.

If you qualify for AAA or AARP discounts, the Quality Inn at 1190 Lafayette Rd. offers nightly discounts on rooms with one or two queen beds. Military and government rates are also available. The Quality Inn offers amenities such as fitness facilities, laundry facilities, an indoor pool, a spa tub, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, a free area shuttle, and a 24-hour business center.

Anchorage Inns and Suites offers nightly AAA and AARP discounts that knock an average of $8 off of your room rate. With a stay here you'll be less than a mile from the Jackson House Museum and the George Rodgers House. Their complimentary breakfast includes waffles, assorted muffins, fruit, cereals, tea, coffee, and more. You'll love the free Wi-Fi, the indoor pool, the on-site cafe, and the fitness facilities.

Best Value Options in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

So you want something that offers more amenities than a budget hotel, but that isn't going to charge you luxury prices. Finding that middle-ground hotel can be tricky; thankfully, the Portsmouth area offers many hotels that guests have loved with rates you can afford.

For a fantastic value, stay at The Port Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member. Guests have absolutely loved their time at this property, leaving consistently positive reviews praising the service, the pool, the rooms, and more. The Port Inn's nightly rates start at $99 for a room with two double beds or one queen bed. The property has a garden, a picnic area, laundry facilities, and a fireplace in the lobby. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and concierge services.

At Americas Best Inns-Portsmouth you can find nightly rates starting at just $72. Past customers consider this hotel a great value for the money, in part because of the free Wi-Fi, the location, the professional staff, and the free cookies. Complimentary amenities include Wi-Fi, parking, breakfast, and newspapers in the lobby. A computer station, dry cleaning services, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour business center are among the great amenities you'll discover at this property.

The Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth/Downtown has room rates starting at $199 a night, but you get a long list of amenities built into the price. Guests have loved the overall vibe, the immaculate facilities, and the relaxing spa tub. The hotel has a bar and lounge area, a business center, fitness facilities, a convenience store, an indoor pool, and a snack bar. Free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, and an on-site ATM add convenience to your stay. If you want to pamper yourself a little, spring for the valet parking.

Boutique Inns in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Get a boutique experience in Portsmouth when you choose one of these adorable inns for your New Hampshire stay. The Wrens Nest Inn in Portsmouth is a boutique bed and breakfast with 31 quaintly decorated guest rooms. You'll be settled in the quiet suburbs where you can truly relax and get a quiet night's sleep away from the bustle of downtown. The property has a bar, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a picnic area with barbecue grills. You'll have access to laundry facilities and a newsstand. Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast are provided.

Lamie's Inn and the Old Salt Restaurant is just a few miles away from Portsmouth in Hampton. The property features 32 individually decorated guest rooms. The inn offers lots of amenities, including a nightclub, a restaurant, a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning and laundry services, a garden, and luggage storage. Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free use of the fitness center nearby, luggage storage, and an ATM are also available. If you require ADA accessibility, ask for a room with a roll-in shower, an accessible bathroom, or in-room accessibility.

Government Per Diem Rates in Portsmouth, NH Chart

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in Portsmouth, NH excluding taxes per night. See gsa.gov for more details.

Applies to Rockingham

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
October 1, 2017June 30, 2018$116.00$59.00
July 1, 2018August 31, 2018$158.00$59.00
September 1, 2018September 30, 2018$116.00$59.00

What did travelers think of the city of Portsmouth?

Below are reviews of the city of Portsmouth, NH from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Trip!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Portsmouth was our destination. We enjoyed the historic sites and the restaurants and shops downtown. On a previous visit we very much enjoyed the tidal pools at Odiorne Point State Park.

Jessica C., from 16-Oct-2017
"Great Shopping Area"
Score 5.0 / 5

Women liked the shopping.

Burrell C., from 07-Dec-2016
"First Time Traveler"
Score 4.0 / 5

Easy access to lots of things to do. The parking garage was nice. We enjoyed our first time at Portsmouth, NH.

Peggy J. L., from 14-Oct-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Portsmouth, NH shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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