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Motel 6 Portsmouth, NH
2 out of 5
3 Gosling Rd, Portsmouth, NH
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The price is $69 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
Situated in Portsmouth, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fox Run Mall and Red Hook Brewery. Jackson House Museum and Albacore Park are also within 3 mi (5 ...
3.2/5 (989 reviews)
"Very Nice Place only twenty minutes from Hampton Beach"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Motel 6 Portsmouth, NH
The Hillcrest
2 out of 5
113 ocean blvd, Hampton, NH
The price is $135 per night from May 1 to May 2
Located in Hampton Beach, this motel is steps from Blue Ocean Discovery Center, Hampton Beach, and Casino Ballroom. Hampton Beach State Park is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) ...
3.5/5Good! (268 reviews)
"Very friendly staff, decently easy parking and overall great place to stay"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

The Hillcrest
Janmere Motel
2 out of 5
52 Ashworth Ave, Hampton, NH
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Located in Hampton Beach, this motel is steps from Casino Cascade Water Slide and Hampton Beach. Casino Ballroom and Hampton Beach State Park are also within ...
3.9/5Very Good! (258 reviews)
"I like the location. I have been here three years in a row and have brought friends and family. It truly is the best location for a motel on a beach. The room was fine, it just needs updating."

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Janmere Motel
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Seabrook Inn
2.5 out of 5
9 Stard Rd, Seabrook, NH
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The price is $69 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
Situated in Seabrook, this motel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Portsmouth Regional Hospital and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Seabrook Science & Nature Center. Tuck Museum ...
3.4/5Good! (770 reviews)
"Average"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Seabrook Inn
Kittery Inn and Suites
2.5 out of 5
70 US Route 1 Bypass, Kittery, ME
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The price is $94 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Situated in Kittery, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kittery Historical and Naval Museum, Tanger Outlets Kittery, and Market Square. Kittery Outlets and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (621 reviews)
"Super friendly staff, cute room and great location. Breakfast was wonderful as well"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Kittery Inn and Suites
Marguerite Motel
2 out of 5
112 Ashworth Avenue, Hampton, NH
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Located in Hampton Beach, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Blue Ocean Discovery Center and Hampton Beach. Casino Ballroom and Hampton Beach State Park ...
3.9/5Good! (228 reviews)
"The room was clean and was ready for us early. The front desk did notify us when the room was ready, even though it was early, and we were able to check out a little late. The bathroom needed to be updated was my only concern."

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

Marguerite Motel
Magnuson Hotel Hampton NH
2 out of 5
869 Lafayette Rd, Hampton, NH
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The price is $69 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
Situated in the business district, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tuck Museum, Seacoast Fire Museum, and James House. Plaice Cove and North Beach are also ...
2.4/5 (160 reviews)
"It was fine. The microwave didn't rotate inside and it didn't have a mini fridge lol other than that it was ok."

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Magnuson Hotel Hampton NH
Hampton Harbor Motel
2 out of 5
210 Ashworth Ave, Hampton, NH
The price is $78 per night from May 2 to May 3
Located in Hampton Beach, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Hampton Beach State Park and Hampton Beach. Casino Ballroom is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away.
3.6/5Good! (247 reviews)
Excellent
"Very nice, close to the beach. Very friendly staff!"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Hampton Harbor Motel
Sun and Surf Motel
2.5 out of 5
528 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach, Hampton, NH
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Located in Hampton Beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of North Beach, Hampton Beach, and Casino Ballroom. Hampton Beach State Park is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) ...
3.8/5Good! (178 reviews)
"I like that that staff is friendly, and very helpful."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Sun and Surf Motel
Grand View Motel
2.5 out of 5
353 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH
The price is $109 per night from May 9 to May 10
Located in Hampton Beach, this beachfront motel is on the boardwalk and within a 10-minute walk of Hampton Beach and Casino Ballroom. Hampton Beach State Park ...
3.9/5Very Good! (151 reviews)
"Staff was welcoming and friendly for our little getaway! Rooms were clean and comfortable with a great view! We will definitely go back to the Grand View Motel !"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Grand View Motel
Nautical Motel
2 out of 5
147 Ashworth Avenue, Hampton, NH
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Located in Hampton Beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Hampton Beach, Hampton Beach State Park, and Casino Ballroom. Ocean Gaming Casino and Blue ...
4/5Very Good! (53 reviews)
"My stay at Nautical Motel was good. Location is perfect for anyone who needs to be close to Hampton beach. Check in and check out were easy. The nightly rate was reasonable, room was big and had a nice little kitchenette. Only suggestion I would have is when its possible(especially with COVID I know ..."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Nautical Motel
The Tides Motel
2 out of 5
95 Ashworth Ave, Hampton, NH
The price is $101 per night from May 16 to May 17
Located in Hampton Beach, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Hampton Beach and Casino Ballroom. Casino Cascade Water Slide and Hampton Beach State Park ...
3.8/5Good! (193 reviews)
"room was excellent, very spacious and newly renovated"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

The Tides Motel
Northeaster Motel
2.5 out of 5
79 Old Post Road, Kittery, ME
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Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kittery Historical and Naval Museum and Tanger Outlets Kittery. Kittery Outlets and Market Square ...
3.5/5Good! (184 reviews)
"Room was nice. Close to kittery outlets and Portsmouth,NH"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Northeaster Motel
Anchorage Inn of Rochester
2 out of 5
13 Wadleigh Rd., Rochester, NH
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The price is $79 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
Situated in a rural location, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Rochester Common, Rochester Historical Society Museum, and Fresenius Medical Care at Frisbie ...
3.3/5 (292 reviews)
"It is a decent place,nice people.My only problem was there were stains on the blankets"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020

Anchorage Inn of Rochester
Flagship Motor Court
2 out of 5
198 Ashworth Ave., Hampton, NH
The price is $105 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Located in Hampton Beach, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Hampton Beach State Park and Casino Ballroom. Ocean Gaming Casino and Seabrook Beach are also ...
3.1/5 (189 reviews)
"This is a budget lodge with walking distance to the beach. The amenities are very basic and standard - it was livable and clean. It also has complimentary gas-grill that we forgot to try. In future we would like to rent the rooms that face the enclosed courtyard - the rooms here are more modern and ..."

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Flagship Motor Court
Days Inn by Wyndham Kittery
2 out of 5
85 Us Route 1 Byp, Kittery, ME
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Situated in Kittery, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kittery Historical and Naval Museum and Tanger Outlets Kittery. Kittery Outlets and Market Square are ...
2.5/5 (845 reviews)
"In spite of being an older motel, it was clean and beds were comfortable."

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Kittery
The Pelham Resort Motel
2.5 out of 5
121 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach, Hampton, NH
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Nestled on the beach, this Hampton Beach motel is steps from Blue Ocean Discovery Center, Hampton Beach, and Casino Ballroom. Hampton Beach State Park is 0.6 ...
3.9/5Good! (100 reviews)
"Hotel was really nice, amazing location, nice sun deck with beautiful views! Nothing fancy but decent sized clean rooms, the pool is pretty nice too! We will definitely stay here again!"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

The Pelham Resort Motel
Nautical Beach Properties
2.5 out of 5
147 Ashworth Ave, Hampton, NH
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Located in Hampton Beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Hampton Beach, Hampton Beach State Park, and Casino Ballroom. Ocean Gaming Casino and Blue ...
3.6/5Good! (90 reviews)
wesomew
"Such an amazing place to stay the staff was fun and friendly I will definitely come back here"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Nautical Beach Properties
Windjammer By The Sea
2 out of 5
935 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH
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Nestled on the beach, this Hampton motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of North Beach, Hampton Beach, and Casino Ballroom. Plaice Cove and North Hampton Beach are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (32 reviews)
Beautiful Inn
"We were very happy with our stay. Loved being directly across from the beach and absolutely loved the view from our balcony on the 3rd floor. The owners were incredibly kind and thoughtful. The owner surprised us with fresh scones for breakfast one morning and her son carried our bags up to our room ..."

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

Windjammer By The Sea
Harris Sea Ranch
2.5 out of 5
75 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH
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Located in Hampton Beach, this motel is steps from Ocean Gaming Casino and Hampton Beach. Casino Ballroom and Hampton Beach State Park are also within 10 ...
3.9/5Good! (7 reviews)
"It met our needs. Close to the beach and great restaurants. Restaurant right next door had live music till about 1am which would be great if you are into late night life- we aren’t"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Harris Sea Ranch
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Hampton Inn & Suites Portsmouth Downtown

Hampton Inn & Suites Portsmouth Downtown

3 out of 5
23 Portwalk Pl, Portsmouth, NH
The price is $130 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
4.6/5Exceptional! (916 reviews)
"Love this hotel we get a suite every time we stay in Portsmouth we stay here we LOVE IT ! The Location is awesome , it’s clean , big and spacious only thing I don’t like is paying 25 for over night parking"

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites Portsmouth Downtown
Ashworth by the Sea

Ashworth by the Sea

3 out of 5
295 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH
The price is $123 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
3.8/5Good! (970 reviews)
"This is an older hotel but worth it due to location. Beach side and shops nearby."

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Ashworth by the Sea
Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa

Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa

3.5 out of 5
588 Wentworth Rd, New Castle, NH
The price is $251 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
4.4/5Wonderful! (465 reviews)
"Very nice property, great staff. Everything well maintained"

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa
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Portsmouth Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You can select from 21 economical motels in Portsmouth among more than 194 hotels and other lodging choices. When you pick one of these budget-friendly accommodations, there might not be abundant amenities like you'd find at a traditional hotel but you'll save more money for your trip.

When you save on your room price, you can experience more of the activities in Portsmouth. Not-to-be-missed sights include Fort Constitution Historical Site, Hampton Beach, and Water Country.

Fun fact: In the U.S., motels boomed after World War II with the popularity of car travel and road trips, peaking in the 1960s with over 60,000 properties. With a stay at a motel, you'll often have access to your room directly from the parking lot.

Below are a few of our customers’ favorite Portsmouth motels to select from:

Motel 6 Portsmouth

  • Stay within a 10-minute drive of Kittery Outlets and Water Country.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Seabrook Inn

  • A 24-hour business center along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.
  • It's located within a 20-minute drive of Hampton Beach and Hampton Beach State Park.

Anchorage Inn of Rochester

  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
  • If driving, you'll be within 20 minutes of University of New Hampshire.

Emerald Isle Motel

  • It's located within a quick 3-minute drive of Hampton Beach.
  • An outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like cable TV.

The Rosewood Inn at Rye

  • Stay within a quick 4-minute drive of Water Country.
  • Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Things to Do in Portsmouth

While you're sightseeing in this historical area, check out the bustling port and enjoy the popular beaches. Those visiting Portsmouth have good things to say about its shops, live music, and breweries.

Here are some popular places:

  • Fort Constitution Historical Site
  • Hampton Beach
  • Water Country

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Hampton Beach State Park
  • Prescott Park
  • Fort Stark State Historic Site

These are some attractions the whole family can enjoy:

  • Casino Cascade Water Slide
  • Blue Ocean Discovery Center

Portsmouth is also known for its:

  • Museums
  • Flowers
  • Entertainment

Best Time to Visit Portsmouth

Decide when you'd like to visit Portsmouth by reviewing these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 51° F and nighttime temperatures average 14° F
  • April-June: 81° F is the daytime average and 30° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 82° F and nighttime averages are around 44° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 67° F during the day and 17° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 50.91 inches in a year

How to Get to Portsmouth and Around the Area

Portsmouth Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.) Airport 3 mi (4.9 km)
Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional) Airport 22.5 mi (36.2 km)
Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) Airport 31.1 mi (50.1 km)
Durham Station Train Station 10 mi (16.1 km)
Dover Transportation Center Train Station 10.3 mi (16.6 km)
Exeter Station Train Station 12.1 mi (19.5 km)

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Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Portsmouth?
Because you’ll save on your room price, you can enjoy more of what Portsmouth has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Hampton Beach, Water Country, and Casino Ballroom.
What are motels like?
Motel properties often have free parking, and many have outdoor pools. Often one or two stories tall, motel properties usually have outdoor access to guestrooms from the parking lot. In the U.S., motels became more commonplace at the end of the 1940s with the appeal of road trip vacations, peaking in the 1960s with over 60,000 properties.
What are the best motels in Portsmouth?
Motel 6 Portsmouth, NH: Stay within a short 9-minute drive of Water Country. Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking. The Hillcrest: A seasonal outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like air conditioning. You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Casino Ballroom and Hampton Beach State Park. Janmere Motel: Enjoy access to the seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Stay within a 5-minute drive of Hampton Beach and Casino Ballroom. Seabrook Inn: It’s located within a 20-minute drive of Casino Ballroom and Hampton Beach State Park. Free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities are available during your stay. Marguerite Motel: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Hampton Beach and Casino Ballroom. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
How many motels will I find in Portsmouth?
You can select from 20 economical motels in Portsmouth.
What things can I to do in Portsmouth?
While you’re sightseeing in this historical area, check out the bustling port and enjoy the popular beaches. Those visiting Portsmouth have good things to say about its shops, live music, and breweries. Some popular places to visit include Hampton Beach, Water Country, and Casino Ballroom. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Hampton Beach State Park, Prescott Park, and Odiorne Point State Park. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Casino Cascade Water Slide, and Blue Ocean Discovery Center.
What's the weather like in Portsmouth?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so here’s some data about year-round temperatures in Portsmouth to help you plan yours: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 66°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 29°F. The snowiest months in Portsmouth are December, March, February, and January, with each month seeing an average of 8 inches of snowfall.
What are my options for getting around Portsmouth when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about local transportation options in Portsmouth to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Logan International Airport (BOS), which is located 50.9 mi (81.9 km) away. You can also search for flights into Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), which is 3 mi (4.9 km) away. If you’d like to venture out around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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