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Exeter New Hampshire Accommodations

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The Exeter center is approximately 7 miles northwest of Seabrook Nuclear Station and 9 miles southwest of Pease International Tradeport Airport.

Welcome to historic Exeter, New Hampshire. Founded in 1638 by the Rev. John Wheelwright, Exeter has been a favorite of New England families for almost 400 years. During the Revolutionary War, Exeter was the bustling capital of New Hampshire. Today, this walkable little New England town offers great food, a friendly atmosphere, and plenty of activities for people of all ages. More from this guide...

Exeter Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

The Exeter Inn 90 Front St., Exeter, NH 03833
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Check in time: 3:00 pm
  • All guests enjoyed the friendly atmosphere
  • World class service
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Hampton Inn & Suites Exeter - Exeter 59 Portsmouth Ave., Exeter, NH 03833
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Free breakfast
  • Hotel was clean and comfortable
  • Cleanliness of the bathroom was average, said 50%
Fairfield Inn & Suites Exeter - Exeter 138 Portsmouth Ave., Exeter, NH 03833
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 13 suites in property
  • Great reception
  • Fabulous bed
Lamie's Inn in Hampton
490 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH 03842 ~6.84 miles east of Exeter
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Check-in: 3.00
  • Bathroom could be bigger
  • Bar right there
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Best Western Plus The Inn at Hampton : 815 Lafayette Rd. 815 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH 03842 ~6.96 miles east of Exeter
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Air conditioner didn't work
  • Hotel buildings could use some improvement
Hampton Village Resort : 660 Lafayette Rd. 660 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH 03842 ~6.96 miles east of Exeter
  • 2 star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Hampton Falls Inn - Hampton Falls 11 Lafayette Rd., Hampton Falls, NH 03844 ~7.06 miles southeast of Exeter
  • Midscale Beach property
  • 48 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Housekeeping was ok, according to 50%
  • Housekeeping is satisfactory
Hampshire Inn & Conference Center 20 Spur Rd., Seabrook, NH 03874 ~7.26 miles southeast of Exeter
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • 35 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Hallways smelled of smoke
  • Housekeeping was great, according to 78%
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hampton South Seabrook 11 Rocks Rd., Seabrook, NH 03874 ~7.34 miles southeast of Exeter
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Tasty breakfast
  • Plenty of parking space
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Mainsail Motel & Cottages
40 Ashworth Ave., Hampton, NH 03842 ~8.91 miles southeast of Exeter
  • Economical Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 40 rooms
Windjammer by The Sea - Hampton 935 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH 03842 ~8.97 miles east of Exeter
  • 3 star hotel
  • Check in: 15:00
Ashworth by The Sea Hotel 295 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH 03842 ~9.02 miles east of Exeter
  • 3-star Beach property
  • Hotel has 106 rooms
  • Wonderful bartenders
  • Breakfast at the restaurant was fabulous
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Tides Motel in Hampton
95 Ashworth Ave., Hampton, NH 03842 ~9.04 miles southeast of Exeter
  • Two star property
Beach View Inn 101 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH 03842 ~9.14 miles southeast of Exeter
  • Cheap Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 3 suites
  • Good city hotel
  • Excellent hotel
Hampton Inn Amesbury in Amesbury 284 Elm St., Amesbury, MA 01913 ~9.40 miles south of Exeter
  • Affordable Highway property
  • 4 floors in hotel
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Fairfield Inn Amesbury - Amesbury 35 Clarks Rd., Amesbury, MA 01913 ~9.56 miles south of Exeter
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 102 rooms in hotel
  • Hotel buildings could use some improvement
  • Modestly maintained rooms
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Quality Inn - Portsmouth 1190 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801 Website ~10.85 miles east of Exeter
  • Economical Suburban property
  • 121 rooms in property
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 80%
  • Clean pool area
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Three Chimneys Inn : 17 Newmarket Rd. 17 Newmarket Rd., Durham, NH 03824 ~10.97 miles north of Exeter
  • Midscale property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Residence Inn Portsmouth 1 International Dr., Portsmouth, NH 03801 ~10.98 miles northeast of Exeter
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
Holiday Inn Express Durham in Durham 2 Main St., Durham, NH 03824 ~10.99 miles north of Exeter
  • Low-priced Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00PM
  • Nice hot breakfast
  • Nice rooms
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Fairfield Inn Portsmouth Seacoast in Portsmouth
650 Borthwick Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801 ~11.21 miles northeast of Exeter
  • Low Cost Highway hotel
  • Check in time: 3.00 PM
  • Great room
  • Terrible amenities
Port Inn Portsmouth in Portsmouth 505 Us Highway 1 Bypass, Portsmouth, NH 03801 ~11.38 miles northeast of Exeter
  • Affordable hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Popular among couples
  • The majority of guests criticized the small bathroom
Best Western Plus Portsmouth Hotel & Suites : 580 Us Highway 1 Bypass 580 Us Highway 1 Bypass, Portsmouth, NH 03801 ~11.46 miles northeast of Exeter
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • 5 meeting rooms in property
  • Beds were acceptable for 58%
  • Pool should be renewed
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Holiday Inn Portsmouth : 300 Woodbury Ave. 300 Woodbury Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801 ~11.55 miles northeast of Exeter
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Almost all guests considered the lobby entrance to be so-so
  • Hearty breakfast
Howard Johnson Portsmouth in Portsmouth 383 Woodbury Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801 ~11.56 miles northeast of Exeter
  • Inexpensive Rural hotel
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Shower can be a problem
  • Booking process should be better organized
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The little town of Exeter sits just off the Atlantic coast at the confluence of the Exeter and Squamscott rivers. Through the years, Exeter has added to its history. It's the home of the American Independence Museum, the Phillips Exeter Academy, and the Gilman Garrison House.

Just because Exeter is small doesn't mean it's short on great accommodations. This quaint little town has everything from historic inns to modern hotels. The lobster is fresh, the people are welcoming, and the town exudes its charm toward each visitor who comes calling.

The Best Time to Visit Exeter, New Hampshire

New England is beautiful in the fall. The changing leaves turn the hillsides into an exciting kaleidoscope of oranges, yellows, and reds. This is the most popular time to visit Exeter, and the hotel prices and availability reflect the demand. Make your plans early if you plan on visiting at the height of leaf season.

If you're looking for a deal and love winter sports, Exeter can be a perfect choice. Rates throughout January tend to be lower, and there are some great cross-country skiing trails in the area. Depending on where you choose to stay, you might not even need to drive. The 30-mile Phillips Exeter Trail starts and ends in downtown Exeter right behind Phillip Exeter Academy.

Summer rates are reasonable, and the town has plenty of activity all summer long, including a summer concert series, a 5k race, and the American Independence Festival held in mid-July. With two rivers right in the backyard, Exeter is also a great place for fun on the water. Enjoy fishing and boating in either the Exeter or the Squamscott rivers.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Exeter

Exeter by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean price trends by star rating class in Exeter, NH. You can use these illustrations to determine the best time period to stay in Exeter throughout the year.

Luxury Hotel Options in Exeter, New Hampshire

4 Star Average Prices: $191.00

At the other end of the spectrum are the luxury hotel options offered in the Exeter area. If you're looking for personalized care, cloud-soft beds, and concierge services to look after your every need, Exeter has some great luxury hotel options.

Located in the heart of the Phillips Exeter Academy, the Exeter Inn offers elegance, comfort, and first-class accommodations to its discerning guests. The Inn was founded in 1932 to provide luxury service to dignitaries visiting their children at the Academy. Today, it offers the same special services those visiting dignitaries received to all of its guests.

Many room options are available to suit your needs. From the two-room fireplace suite to the queen suite overlooking the garden, the Exeter Inn is sure to have something to fit your tastes. Daily maid service and nightly turndown service are provided to every guest, and the concierge will be happy to arrange dining at the area's finest restaurants or tee-time at the Exeter Country Club.

If you're looking for accommodations outside the city proper, Fairfield Inn & Suites would be happy to serve you. This hotel offers executive king suites and family suites so you'll have plenty of room to spread out. The hotel itself is located just east of town, convenient to Interstate 95 and the American Independence Museum. Amenities include a free breakfast, an indoor pool, and laundry services on the premises.

Affordable Hotel Options in Exeter, New Hampshire

3 Star Average Prices: $135.65

Exeter might be home to a prestigious private school and the swanky Exeter Country Club, but that doesn't mean there aren't some great affordable places to stay in the area. Exeter and the nearby town of Hampton offer great hotel choices that are convenient to both the historic downtown area of Exeter and the mighty Atlantic Ocean.

Just outside of town is the Best Western Plus at Hampton. This moderately priced hotel offers clean, comfortable rooms with flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, and microwaves in each room. The hotel also offers a business center, a fitness center, an indoor pool, and laundry facilities.

If you'd like to save a little money but still take in the history of the area, Lamie's Inn and its Old Salt Restaurant is a perfect choice. This Georgian-styled inn is located less than 7 miles from downtown Exeter, and each room comes with a pillowtop bed and an LCD television. The Old Salt Restaurant will make you feel like you're right at home with classic New England fare at a reasonable price.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Exeter

2 Star Average Prices: $128.81

2 Star Hotel Prices in Exeter

Where are the real discounts in Exeter

If you're a AAA member looking for a great discount, there are several great options in the Exeter, New Hampshire, area. There are hotels with these welcome discounts right in Exeter as well as options just outside the city.

The Hampton Inn is a great choice for AAA members looking to stay in Exeter. This hotel is located close to the American Independence Museum and is less than 2 miles from the historic area of Exeter. The friendly staff at the Hampton is ready to welcome you and your family with free breakfast and clean rooms.

If you're looking for some great amenities, the Hampton Inn is ready to accommodate you. It offers an area shuttle to take you to all the happenings in Exeter, a dry-cleaning service to keep you looking great, and a 24-hour fitness facility to keep you feeling great. If you're towing a camper or boat, this hotel offers convenient RV and large vehicle parking.

Another great option for AAA members is the Holiday Inn & Suites just outside of Exeter in the town of Seabrook. Business travels will love the desk area provided in each room, along with the free Wi-Fi to keep you connected. Other amenities include an indoor pool and a free breakfast. The hotel is located just off I-95 and is close to some of the best seafood dining in the area at the Tuna Striker Pub.

Best Value Hotel Options in Exeter, New Hampshire

A great value is something everyone wants in a hotel, but some hotels offer a bit more than others when it comes to value. The Residence Inn Portsmouth is one of those hotels. Portsmouth is a bigger town than Exeter and offers a few more options for dining and activities, and it's just a short 10-mile jaunt down I-95 from Exeter.

The Residence Inn is made up entirely of small suites, complete with kitchenettes. Stretch your dollar even further by visiting the inn's grocery store instead of a convenience store for snacks and lunches. A great room is not all that is offered here; there is also a 24-hour fitness center, an indoor pool, and a free breakfast. Your furry friends are even welcome at this reasonably priced home away from home.

The Quality Inn is another good value choice. It's also located in Portsmouth and offers great group rates if you are traveling with a crowd. The hotel provides plenty of RV and bus parking, free breakfast, and an indoor pool. The staff is friendly, and the location is close to the John Paul Jones House Museum and the Portsmouth Brewery. Get some history and a drink when you stay at this easy-on-the-wallet hotel.

Things to Do in Exeter, New Hampshire

History buffs will love Exeter. The American Independence Museum is one of the top attractions in the area and boasts some incredible exhibits. One of the favorites is the Dunlap Broadside, one of only 26 remaining copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence. This would be an incredible document to see firsthand. The museum also offers educational opportunities and even a Beer for History tour.

If you're more into the outdoors than history, Exeter has some amazing opportunities. The Phillips Exeter Trail and the Swasey Parkway are both great places to get out and enjoy nature. The Phillips Exeter Trail is a 30-mile loop trail that starts and ends just behind the Phillips Exeter Academy. The trail is groomed year-round and is great for mountain bikers and hikers. For anglers, there are several good fishing holes accessible from the trail.

The Swasey Parkway is a walking trail along on the Squamscott River. The parkway was a gift from a local named Ambrose Swasey in 1931. The walking trail is lined with benches where you can take a rest and watch the sunset over the river. It's also the location of the annual Powder Keg Beer and Chili Festival. Enjoy the scenery, a beer, and some delicious chili while you are surrounded by the peace of nature.

Exeter is a beautiful historic town full of classic New England charm. From the walkable downtown area to the many seafood restaurants in the area, this quaint little town is the perfect place to visit. There are hotel options for any budget, and if you get a little creative, you might be able to save big on your hotel accommodations.

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