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The Inn Downtown
3.5 out of 5
409 The Hill, Portsmouth, NH
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The price is $139 per night
0.15 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)

"Close to downtown (Name!) Neat, clean, user friendly Didn't like checking in process (call a number on the wall!)"…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

The Inn Downtown
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
3.5 out of 5
250 Market St, Portsmouth, NH
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The price is $139 per night
0.23 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,168 reviews)

"With all the current issues going on this hotel was very accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2020

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
Residence Inn by Marriott Portsmouth
3 out of 5
1 International Dr, Portsmouth, NH
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The price is $134 per night
2.21 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (158 reviews)
Amazing hotel and staff

"The staff is professional and the rooms are amazing. It has a lounge area, full size fridge, microwave oven, dishwasher, little electric stove and equipped kitchen. Two flat screen televisions and 24 hour fresh coffee for free. We have been touring the New England states for 20 days and this hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Portsmouth
Courtyard by Marriott in Portsmouth
3 out of 5
1000 Market St, Portsmouth, NH
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The price is $97 per night
1.14 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (594 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable! The hotel was very accommodating regarding late check out. Great experience!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott in Portsmouth
Motel 6 Portsmouth
2 out of 5
3 Gosling Rd, Portsmouth, NH
Free Cancellation
The price is $71 per night
2.38 mi from city center
3.2/5 (1,257 reviews)

"Clean quiet and affordable what more can i ask for"…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Motel 6 Portsmouth
Martin Hill Inn
3.5 out of 5
404 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH
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0.6 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)
Short 1 night stay

"1 night stay. Excellent breakfast. Complimentary coffee; sherry, chocolates. Room was small but met our needs; old historic neighborhood. A very dark 10 to 15 minute walk to downtown and restaurants, but no issues. Easy drive to Portsmouth sights. Access B&B parking from side street entrance; not ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2019

Martin Hill Inn
Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown
3 out of 5
100 High St, Portsmouth, NH
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The price is $106 per night
0.12 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,285 reviews)

"I was very impressed how they managed the operation in the mist of the coronavirus."…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown
Hampton Inn Portsmouth Central
3 out of 5
99 Durgin Ln, Portsmouth, NH
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The price is $93 per night
2.13 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,002 reviews)

"Convenient location Stayed before and were very happy with it."…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Hampton Inn Portsmouth Central
AC Hotel by Marriott Portsmouth
3.5 out of 5
299 Vaughn Street, Portsmouth, NH
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The price is $124 per night
0.31 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (6 reviews)

"Friendly staff who greeted at door and continued until our departure. Was there to celebrate my son's meritorious promotion while in active duty. Restaurant convenietly located on rooftop. No Uber needed."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

AC Hotel by Marriott Portsmouth
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Portsmouth-Seacoast
2.5 out of 5
650 Borthwick Ave, Portsmouth, NH
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The price is $85 per night
1.31 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (712 reviews)

"Excellent. Very clean n covid19 prepared. Rooms were nice n good guality. Very impressive."…"

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2020

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Portsmouth-Seacoast
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Visiting Portsmouth

History buffs will enjoy exploring Portsmouth, and visitors give high marks for the bustling port and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its breweries, live music, and entertainment choices. Top sights in the city include Fort Constitution Historical Site, Hampton Beach, and Water Country.

  • There are 195 hotels and other accommodations in Portsmouth
  • The closest major airport is in Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), 3 mi (4.9 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), 22.5 mi (36.2 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Portsmouth

Well-known for its live music scene, the city's cultural venues include Music Hall, Portsmouth Athenaeum, and Seacoast Repertory Theatre. Attractions like Water Country and Casino Cascade Water Slide are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Fort Constitution Historical Site, Market Square, and Portsmouth Brewery.

In Portsmouth, you'll find 195 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday getaway. These are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Inn By The Bandstand - With a stay at this 4-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with an in-room fireplace. Expedia travelers love its overall value and central location.
  • The Sailmaker's House - Our customers like the breakfast and comfortable, quiet rooms at this inn. Amenities at this 3.5-star inn include free WiFi and free parking.
  • Three Chimneys Inn - This 3.5-star inn features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free parking. Expedia customers like its dining options and clean, comfortable rooms.

Other top sights in Portsmouth include Hampton Beach and Hampton Beach State Park. Top places to see in the area include Ogunquit Beach, located 15.4 mi (24.7 km) from the heart of the city, and Kittery Outlets, which is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

Getting Around Portsmouth

With so many ways to get around, exploring Portsmouth is a breeze. If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Durham Station, Dover Transportation Center, or Exeter Station. You can find out about options for water transportation at the local port.

Dressing for Portsmouth

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 51°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 14°F
  • From April to June, the average is 81°F during the day and 30°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 82°F during the day and 44°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 67°F as the daytime average and 17°F as the nighttime average
  • Average annual rainfall for Portsmouth is 50.91 inches
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 81°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 17°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Portsmouth?
The Inn Downtown is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star inn offers free WiFi and parking. Traveler reviews also recommend Three Chimneys Inn and The Garrison Hotel & Suites Dover-Durham, Ascend Hotel Collection as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Portsmouth, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel bookings are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your arrival date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best options available in Portsmouth.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Portsmouth?
For additional details about updating your trip to Portsmouth or cancelling it, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Portsmouth?
Based on reviews, Seabrook Inn is a popular 2.5-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Wrens Nest Village Inn and Motel 6 Portsmouth.
What's the best accommodation when traveling with kids to Portsmouth?
Hampton Inn Dover is a hotel with an indoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other options for your stay with the kids include Quality Inn and Lamie’s Inn and The Old Salt Restaurant. Attractions like Water Country and Casino Cascade Water Slide are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic vacation in Portsmouth?
Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown is a favorite 3-star hotel for couples, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include The Silver Fountain Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites Portsmouth Downtown.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Portsmouth?
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a restaurant along with free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Days Inn by Wyndham Dover and Residence Inn by Marriott Portsmouth Downtown/ Waterfront.
Where is the best place to stay with easy access to Hampton Beach?
Adjacent to Hampton Beach, Janmere Motel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this property offers an outdoor pool and free parking. Other good options within a short distance include Ashworth by the Sea and Marguerite Motel.
What about the best place to stay close to Water Country?
One of the top choices for your stay is Quality Inn, located a short 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Water Country, and this hotel offers free breakfast and an indoor pool. Wrens Nest Village Inn and Fairfield Inn by Marriott Portsmouth-Seacoast are two other good choices within a few miles.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Portsmouth?
The Inn Downtown is a top beach property with a seasonal outdoor pool and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Breakers by the Sea and Sun and Surf Motel. Head to Hampton Beach or Hampton Beach State Park for some quality time by the water.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Portsmouth?
Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown is a favorite 3-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring a restaurant and a bar. Exeter Inn and The Hotel Portsmouth are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What's the best hotel for a golf vacation in Portsmouth?
Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa is a top 3.5-star hotel that has an adjacent golf course and features free WiFi. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Hampton Falls Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites Exeter, NH. You can tee off at Wentworth by the Sea Golf Club, Sagamore Golf Club, or Apple Hill Golf Course while you’re in town.

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