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Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a unique and fun spot. Fabulous location, friendly staff, nice amenities and bed. Rooms are small but very cozy. We stayed for one rainy night and had a wonderful time. Can't wait to go back. Great value too.

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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Great boutique hotel near all the action of downtown Portsmouth. Hospitality was excellent. Craig was there the 2 days of our stay and he provided restaurant tips (all of which were excellent) and chatted about the hotel and Portsmouth. Very friendly and relaxed environment. The hotel provides a free beer on check-in and has snacks and coffee available in the...

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First of all, this is not your typical hotel. It's more like an apartment building in an old brewery. You climb a set of stairs, use a key to access the front door, take an elevator (or climb more stairs) and then you're on the main floor. A nicely decorated sitting room greets you as you exit the elevator. In...

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Haddam, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Portsmouth for 2 nights as a mid week getaway. We wanted to sample some local breweries (which were great by the way!!). What better place to stay than in a renovated brewery?! The Ale House Inn was perfect in every way. The accommodations were clean and modern, the staff was super friendly and helpful, and the location...

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Modena, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

modern ambient, very clean and well maintained, at walking distance to the city center, hence breakfast and dining are really behind the corner, overall a positive impression and no complaints at all!

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South Portland, Maine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little place, only about 10 rooms, right in the heart of Portsmouth in walking distance to nearly everything the town has to offer. The inn itself is in a funky old building, the young man at the desk was friendly and helpful, and the room was perfectly adequate for the weekend stay. Definitely would recommend

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Abbey H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoyed a getaway at our boutique inn! Love that you were able to take advantage of the inn's great location and we're happy to hear that your room was comfortable and you had such pleasant interactions with our great staff. We hope to see you again soon!

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a few days, and the only problem we had was having to leave. This hotel was simply perfect! The staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating. The room was clean and had the most comfortable sheets in the world. Overall, it has a charming older feel with all modern appliances and decor. I would...

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Block Island, Rhode Island
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a great, charming little place. Interesting setup, as it is on the second story of a multi-use building: repertory theatre on 1st; inn on 2nd; private residences on 3rd. It's a strange entrance, but follow the signage and you find yourself there. The location is perfect, a quick walk to shops and great dining. The rooms and lobby have...

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Abbey H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

We love to hear that you had a great stay with us! We're glad that you enjoyed the amenities like the complimentary snacks, Keurig coffees and wine glasses, as well as the inn's great location. Happy to hear that you had such pleasant interactions with the wonderful staff. We look forward to your return to Portsmouth!

Bridgewater Corners, Vermont
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I took my wife to Portsmouth, New Hampshire for her birthday. She loves places with character. I found The Ale House Inn online. It qualified as a place with character...lots of it! The town or city of Portsmouth is on/near the Atlantic Ocean...a very quaint town with winding streets, plenty of shops to explore and a delightful choice of restaurants....

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

My husband and I just returned from a weekend in Portsmouth and our stay at the Ale House Inn was perfect. It's a small place in a historic building walking distance from downtown and Strawberry Banke. Craig, the officer manager, was so helpful and gave us some great recommendations for restaurants. The room was extremely clean, it felt like we...

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Abbey H, Public Relations Manager at Ale House Inn, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! It's great to hear that you took advantage of our hotel's great location and did some exploring downtown and we're glad that you were comfortable in your cozy accommodations. We look forward to seeing you again for your next weekend getaway!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Housed in a former brewery on historic Bow Street, the Ale House Inn is Portsmouth's urban inn. 10 guest rooms appointed with 32" flat panel televisions, iPod docking stations, Keurig coffee makers, refrigerators, free WiFi and private baths. Please note: we are not a Bed and Breakfast, as we do not serve food at our property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ale House Inn

Address: 121 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3854
Region: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: $187 - $372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ale House Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The front rooms have a better view.”
14teddyt, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet and peaceful. We would have enjoyed the Inn much more with a harbor view.”
DAVIDD675, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the right side would be quieter.”
I4605BXdonnas, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I'm not sure if there are view rooms, I did not ask, but went for price. That was all I needed.”
JVets, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I think some rooms on the other side of the corridor had a harbour view, ours did not”
handle731, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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