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West Newbury, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister was visiting from England so I wanted to take her to a special place. The Martin Hill Inn was that place. Russ and Meg gave us a warm welcome when we arrived and we had a comfortable and spacious room on the ground floor. The Inn is also in a good location; it took us only about ten... More 

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Thank Judith C
Marshfield, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed several times. Everything is beautiful and immaculate. The Innkeepers are friendly, helpful and accommodating. Breakfast is superb. Parking right at the Inn and then explore Portsmouth sights and restaurants on foot.

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Thank Missouri41
Manchester,NH
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Charming B&B inn within a ten minute walk from downtown Portsmouth. Park your vehicle at the inn and stroll through Portsmouth at your leisure . Wonderful Innkeepers. Comfortable rooms in an old world atmosphere. Three season shade garden and private parking. The hosts served a wonderful New England breakfast with never ending coffee and juice. Our accommodations were in the... More 

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York, Maine
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you enter the Inn, Russ and Megan welcome you into their 19th century Inn. Literally. The room I stayed in was the Ranger. Thoughtful conveniences are found, with free bottles of water and snacks. The room was tastefully decorated, capturing the old along with the new, creating a unique living space. If the room snacks aren't enough,... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in the ranger room which is only room with 2 beds! Very lovely Decor and the inn keepers are Phenomenal!! We felt very welcome from the moment we arrived!! The 2 course breakfast Was awesome with a different dish every day! Baked cookies every day and the coffee and teas were at our availability whenever we wanted 24hrs a... More 

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Thank loribo6862
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Unfortunately, we arrived late and only for one night. However, the room was lovely though small, and the bed was outstanding. Breakfast was memorable, and the conversation lively. Hopefully we can come back and stay longer sometime.

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Sunnyvale, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had arrived late to Manchester airport and didn't want to drive more than an hour to our first accommodation. Martin Hill Inn, is well located within walking distance of downtown Portsmoutn. Meg and Russ, innkeepers, were very communicative ahead of our arrival and most accommodating of our late arrival with email instructions as to how to get into the... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

It would have been helpful if the reservation confirmation told us where to park as we drove around the busy block a few times. The inn is old, which means the stairs are tight and steep-hard to get luggage up and down. The inn itself feels cramped and the decor is very eclectic and not in keeping with its history.... More 

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Meg_and_Russ, Owner at Martin Hill Inn, responded to this review

Most of our guests appreciate the historic aspects of the Inn. Yes, old New England buildings are noted for their steep and narrow stairs. We point out second floor rooms on our website, but if your preferences in luggage are inclined towards the large and the heavy you may want to stick to our first floor rooms (Ranger, Nightingale, Noonday).... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife and I spent 3 nights in this lovely B&B as part of an overall one month New England vacation that included staying in 9 bed and breakfast inns in 5 different states. This inn was the beginning of our 30 day adventure. The Martin Hill Inn did not let us down. The inn itself overall is beautiful and... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

No shower in our room. Try to wash your hair in a bathtub. Nice people. Walking distance to town and shops. Schlepping luggage to 2nd floor not fun. Spent 1 night so didn't experience much. Parking a problem and far from room.

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Thank jlohrentz
Meg_and_Russ, Owner at Martin Hill Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your brief stay. We are sorry that you did not realize that your room was on the second floor or that it had a beautiful clawfoot bathtub, which is clearly stated on our website. We are sorry that you found the 100' walk through our lovely garden to the parking lot tiresome,... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Martin Hill Inn provides traditional New England Hospitality in the heart of vibrant Portsmouth, NH. There are two buildings dating from the early 1800's with a large shade garden connecting the property to an off-street parking area for our guests. The Inn has a total of 7 bedrooms in the two buildings. We serve a full complimentary breakfast. Favorite menu items include Banana-Walnut muffins, Orange Cardamom Baked Pears, Baked Ham and Swiss Omelets, Cornmeal waffles with Strawberry sauce and traditional Blueberry pancakes with real 100% maple syrup. The Inn is located a 10-15 minute walk to downtown Portsmouth's shops, restaurants, theaters and museums. We look forward to your visit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Martin Hill Inn

Address: 404 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4208
Region: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: $141 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Stair case is narrow for those who cannot schlep their own luggage. Request downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles 33146Chris, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“make sure you get a room with a real shower”
 of 5 bubbles rocknrollal, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have their charms! Dashing Wave room has a nice sitting nook with TV in the building next to the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles jovi1947, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The Noonday Suite was beautiful, spacious, and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles OwnedByCatsInConn, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had the room with a sitting area and sunporch!!”
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