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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/Accommodations

The Exeter Inn 90 Front St., Exeter, NH 03833
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Excellent food
  • Professional service
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Hampton Inn & Suites Exeter 59 Portsmouth Ave., Exeter, NH 03833
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 36 suites in property
  • Excellent breakfast
  • Desserts were ok, said 53%
From$95
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Exeter - Exeter 138 Portsmouth Ave., Exeter, NH 03833
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • Air conditioner worked well
  • Awesome vibe
Lamie's Inn
+1-888-283-3404
490 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH 03842 ~6.84 miles east of Exeter
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Restaurant at the Inn was fabulous
  • Vibe was good
From$109
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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
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • 71 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • No elevator
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
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Hampton Village Resort - Hampton 660 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH 03842 ~6.96 miles east of Exeter
  • Low priced Beach property
  • Check in: 300
Hampton Falls Inn : 11 Lafayette Rd. 11 Lafayette Rd., Hampton Falls, NH 03844 ~7.06 miles southeast of Exeter
  • Three Star Beach property
  • Check in: 2:00 AM
  • Room cleanliness is acceptable
  • Approx. half of guests thought the service was professional
From$59
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Hampshire Inn & Conference Center - Seabrook 20 Spur Rd., Seabrook, NH 03874 ~7.26 miles southeast of Exeter
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Old bedding
  • Most guests complained about the bathroom
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hampton South Seabrook : 11 Rocks Rd. 11 Rocks Rd., Seabrook, NH 03874 ~7.34 miles southeast of Exeter
  • Midscale Highway property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • All guests said the bathroom was dirty
  • Noise level is acceptable
From$130
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Mainsail Motel & Cottages : 40 Ashworth Ave.
+1-800-881-1523
40 Ashworth Ave., Hampton, NH 03842 ~8.91 miles southeast of Exeter
  • Economy Beach property
  • 3 floors in property
Windjammer by The Sea : 935 Ocean Blvd. 935 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH 03842 ~8.97 miles east of Exeter
  • 3 star property
  • Hotel has 18 rooms
Ashworth by The Sea Hotel - Hampton 295 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH 03842 ~9.02 miles east of Exeter
  • Midscale Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Loud A/C
  • Average parking
From$119
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Tides Motel : 95 Ashworth Ave.
+1-866-429-5787
95 Ashworth Ave., Hampton, NH 03842 ~9.04 miles southeast of Exeter
  • Economical hotel
Beach View Inn 101 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH 03842 ~9.14 miles southeast of Exeter
  • 2 star Beach hotel
  • 29 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Great service
  • No coffee pot
Hampton Inn Amesbury 284 Elm St., Amesbury, MA 01913 ~9.40 miles south of Exeter
  • 3 star Highway property
  • 92 rooms in hotel
Fairfield Inn Amesbury - Amesbury 35 Clarks Rd., Amesbury, MA 01913 ~9.56 miles south of Exeter
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • Average comfort
  • Bathroom could be optimized
From$89
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Quality Inn 1190 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801 Website ~10.85 miles east of Exeter
  • Low priced Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Room was clean and comfortable
  • Great room
Three Chimneys Inn 17 Newmarket Rd., Durham, NH 03824 ~10.97 miles north of Exeter
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Check-in: 14:00
Residence Inn Portsmouth - Portsmouth 1 International Dr., Portsmouth, NH 03801 ~10.98 miles northeast of Exeter
  • Three Star Highway property
  • 90 rooms in hotel
Holiday Inn Express Durham : 2 Main St. 2 Main St., Durham, NH 03824 ~10.99 miles north of Exeter
  • Inexpensive Suburban hotel
  • 2 suites in property
  • Spacious rooms
  • Terrific location
From$107
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Fairfield Inn Portsmouth Seacoast in Portsmouth
+1-888-690-5281
650 Borthwick Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801 ~11.21 miles northeast of Exeter
  • Low-priced Highway hotel
  • Check-in time: 3.00 PM
  • Easily accessible by car, said 82%
  • Best value for money
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Port Inn Portsmouth 505 Us Highway 1 Bypass, Portsmouth, NH 03801 Website ~11.38 miles northeast of Exeter
  • Midscale hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Almost all guests said the beds were comfortable
  • AC needs updating
Best Western Plus Portsmouth Hotel & Suites - Portsmouth 580 Us Highway 1 Bypass, Portsmouth, NH 03801 ~11.46 miles northeast of Exeter
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • 5 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Bad amenities
  • Staff was very helpful
Holiday Inn Portsmouth - Portsmouth 300 Woodbury Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801 ~11.55 miles northeast of Exeter
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • City centre within easy reach, said 79%
  • Most guests thought the building wasn't nice
Howard Johnson Portsmouth 383 Woodbury Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801 ~11.56 miles northeast of Exeter
  • Cheap Rural property
  • 4 floors in property
  • About half of guests complained about the bathroom
  • Almost all guests found problems with the furniture
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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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