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Motel 6 Portsmouth, NH
2 out of 5
3 Gosling Rd, Portsmouth, NH
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The price is $59 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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 (991 reviews)

"desk clerk was very friendly and very helpful. I arrived very late in my room was waiting for me."…"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Motel 6 Portsmouth, NH
Kittery Inn and Suites
2.5 out of 5
70 US Route 1 Bypass, Kittery, ME
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The price is $84 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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! (612 reviews)
Nice clean room

"Nice clean cute rooms. Liked it better than staying in a affordable hotel"…"

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Kittery Inn and Suites
WELLS-MOODY MOTEL
2.5 out of 5
119 Post Road, Wells, ME
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Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Moody Beach and Ogunquit Beach. Marginal Way and Ogunquit Playhouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

4.4/5Wonderful! (355 reviews)
Great stay

"Great stay. Owner is always friendly and been making great upgrades. Always clean."…"

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2020

WELLS-MOODY MOTEL
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Americas Best Value Inn & Cottages Wells Ogunquit
2.5 out of 5
424 Post Rd, Wells, ME
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Located in the heart of Wells, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Moody Beach, Ogunquit Beach, and Marginal Way. Crescent Beach and Footbridge Beach are also ...

4/5Very Good! (758 reviews)
Nice and clean place, and good service, I will .

"It was peaceful and pleasant,"…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn & Cottages Wells Ogunquit
Juniper Hill Inn
2 out of 5
336 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
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Located in the heart of Ogunquit, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre and Ogunquit Beach. Marginal Way and Ogunquit Playhouse ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (999 reviews)

"Excellent location comfortable and clean"…"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2020

Juniper Hill Inn
The Sea View Motel
2.5 out of 5
417 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $69 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ogunquit Beach, Marginal Way, and Ogunquit Playhouse. Moody Beach and Perkins Cove are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (309 reviews)

"Affordable, clean, has microwave and refrigerator, Charlie is the Office was friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

The Sea View Motel
InnSeason Resorts The Falls at Ogunquit
2.5 out of 5
639 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $94 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in the heart of Ogunquit, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Footbridge Beach and Ogunquit Beach. Marginal Way and Ogunquit Playhouse are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (150 reviews)

"Loved the whirlpool tub in bedroom and dual bathroom doors. Great location"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

InnSeason Resorts The Falls at Ogunquit
Sea Chambers Motel
2.5 out of 5
67 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME
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Situated on the waterfront, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Marginal Way and Ogunquit Memorial Library. Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre and Ogunquit Playhouse ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (99 reviews)

"Very clean comfortable room. It was ocean facing and had a cute balcony. We enjoyed watching the sunset in the area facing the river and were able to grab takeout from a few of the restaurants located across the street ! Great stay during a difficult time !"…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Sea Chambers Motel
Towne Lyne Motel
2.5 out of 5
747 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
The price is $62 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Situated on a river, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Moody Beach, Ogunquit Beach, and Marginal Way. Ogunquit Playhouse and Perkins Cove are also within 3 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (45 reviews)
Enjoyable stay in Ogunquit!

"Loved having the kitchenette to make breakfast in, and they had many items available that we might need. The beds were super comfortable! The wifi worked well, and it was a good size. It had a back door that we used to go out and sit by the river. There were chairs out front, and out back there was ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Towne Lyne Motel
Tallwood Motel Wells
2.5 out of 5
2203 Post Road, Wells, ME
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Situated by the ocean, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Drakes Island and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mother's Beach and Dock Square. Moody Beach and Ogunquit Beach ...

2.6/5 (254 reviews)

"Staff was very nice & helpful .Room was clean & air conditioned.overall It was worth to spend money there.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Tallwood Motel Wells
USA Inn
2.5 out of 5
1017 Post Rd, Wells, ME
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Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ogunquit Beach, Footbridge Beach, and Marginal Way. Ogunquit Playhouse and Perkins Cove are also ...

3.9/5Good! (248 reviews)
Great hotel with terrific prices!

"My friend and I stayed here for two nights. Room was clean, very spacious, beds comfy, and hot shower! Front desk friendly and very accommodating! The area is close to eateries, shopping and beach! We shall return!)"…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

USA Inn
Atlantic Oceanfront Motel at Wells Beach, Maine
2.5 out of 5
37 Atlantic Ave, Wells, ME
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Nestled on the beach, this Wells motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Wells Beach and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Ogunquit Beach. Crescent Beach and Moody Beach are also within ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (64 reviews)

"Great view from my bed."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Atlantic Oceanfront Motel at Wells Beach, Maine
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 (846 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
Ne'r Beach Motel
2.5 out of 5
395 Post Road, Wells, ME
The price is $76 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Moody Beach, Ogunquit Beach, and Marginal Way. Crescent Beach and Footbridge Beach are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (225 reviews)

"This motel is an excellent stay in Wells, ME. The staff is friendly and courteous and do an excellent job at remediating any issues that come up during a stay. The hotel property is clean and well kept. The manager and staff went above and beyond to solve and rectify an issue for me."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Ne'r Beach Motel
The Cutty Sark Motel
2.5 out of 5
58 Long Beach Avenue, York, ME
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Nestled on the beach, this York motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Short Sands Beach and Long Sands Beach. York's Wild Kingdom and Nubble Lighthouse are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (129 reviews)

"Great location on the beach. Great views, good rates and walking dist to everything on Long Sands Beach."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

The Cutty Sark Motel
Anchorage Inn of Rochester
2 out of 5
13 Wadleigh Rd., Rochester, NH
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The price is $69 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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
The Villager Motel
2.5 out of 5
14 Long Beach Avenue, York, ME
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Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Short Sands Beach and Long Sands Beach. York's Wild Kingdom and Nubble Lighthouse are also within ...

3.3/5 (41 reviews)

"Clean room and friendly staff. Right in between both beaches,so a good location! I only wished the wifi worked,but there were attraction brochures at the front desk. We would book this motel again if we go back."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

The Villager Motel
Long Beach Motor Inn
2.5 out of 5
271 Long Beach Ave, York, ME
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Situated on the waterfront, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Long Sands Beach, Short Sands Beach, and York's Wild Kingdom. York Harbor Beach and Nubble Lighthouse ...

3.4/5 (106 reviews)
Long beach motor inn

"Very simple room. Clean and quiet. Easy access to the ocean. Owner was very friendly. Would stay there again"…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

Long Beach Motor Inn
The Milestone
2 out of 5
687 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME
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Located in the heart of Ogunquit, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Footbridge Beach and Ogunquit Beach. Marginal Way and Ogunquit Playhouse are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)

"Nice clean, well run hotel. Good location near town."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

The Milestone
Ogunquit Tides Resort
2 out of 5
548 Main Street (U.S. Route 1), Ogunquit, ME
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Offering direct access to the beach, this Ogunquit motel is on the riverwalk and within a 15-minute walk of Footbridge Beach and Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre. Perkins ...

4.3/5Excellent! (200 reviews)

"Great spot, kayaks were fun. Loved crossing the low tide river to get to the beach. Wished covid didn't stop us from using hot tub and breakfast but you can't help that."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Ogunquit Tides Resort
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Rochester

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Rochester

2.5 out of 5
77 Farmington Rd, Rochester, NH
The price is $91 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
4.4/5Excellent! (555 reviews)

"Nice easy hotel with no issues . Simple and sweet"…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Rochester
Anchorage Inn of Rochester

Anchorage Inn of Rochester

2 out of 5
13 Wadleigh Rd., Rochester, NH
The price is $69 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
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
The Governor's Inn

The Governor's Inn

3 out of 5
78 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH
The price is $88 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
4/5Very Good! (252 reviews)

"I love old fashioned buildings and was very comfortable here. The staff were awesome!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

The Governor's Inn
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Rochester Motels for the Frugal Traveler

In the larger Portsmouth area, there are 21 inexpensive motels among the more than 198 hotels and other lodging choices. When you pick one of these cheaper accommodations, you might not have many of the amenities found in a traditional hotel but you'll save more money to use for your vacation.

When you save on your room price, you can experience more of the activities in Rochester. In the larger area, favorite places to visit include Ogunquit Beach, Kittery Outlets, and Marginal Way.

Fun fact: In the U.S., motels became more commonplace at the end of the 1940s with the popularity of car travel and road trip vacations, peaking in the mid-1960s with more than 60,000 properties. When you stay at a motel property, you'll often have access to your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot.

Below you'll find some of our customers' top motels in the larger area:

Anchorage Inn of Rochester

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

Juniper Hill Inn

  • An indoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.
  • Central Rochester is 19.3 mi (31 km) away

Motel 6 Portsmouth

  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
  • Located 17.2 mi (27.7 km) from the heart of Rochester

Kittery Inn and Suites

  • Central Rochester is 18.4 mi (29.7 km) away
  • A seasonal outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.

InnSeason Resorts The Falls at Ogunquit, a VRI resort

  • 19.3 mi (31 km) from the heart of Rochester
  • Enjoy access to the indoor pool, free parking, and fitness center.

Things to Do in Rochester

Those visiting Rochester have good things to say about the restaurants. Enjoy all there is to see and do in this family-friendly area while you're out sightseeing.

Here are favorite places in and around Rochester:

  • Ogunquit Beach
  • Kittery Outlets
  • Marginal Way

Enjoy nature with a stop at:

  • Rochester Common
  • Baxter Lake

You'll find these family-friendly sights in the area:

  • Bedrock Gardens
  • Center for Wildlife
  • Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Rochester is also popular for its:

  • Soccer
  • Shopping
  • Beaches
  • Opera
  • Tours

Best Time to Visit Rochester

Decide when you'd like to visit Rochester by checking the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 49° F and nighttime temperatures average 9° F
  • April-June: 79° F is the daytime average and 28° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 82° F and nighttime averages are around 41° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 65° F during the day and 14° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 49.17 inches in a year

How to Get to Rochester and Around the Area

Rochester Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional) Airport 15 mi (24.1 km)
Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.) Airport 17.3 mi (27.9 km)
Concord, NH (CON-Concord Municipal) Airport 27.6 mi (44.5 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Rochester?
Because you’ll save on your room price, you can enjoy more of what Rochester has to offer. Ogunquit Beach, Ogunquit Playhouse, and Marginal Way are some of the popular places you can visit in the larger area.
What is a motel?
When you stay at a motel, you’ll often find free parking and an outdoor pool. With a stay at a motel, you’ll usually access your room directly from the parking lot. The word “motel” was coined in 1925 by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel in San Luis Obispo, California.
What are the best motels in Rochester?
Here are some of our customers’ top motels to book in the larger area. Anchorage Inn of Rochester: If driving, you’ll be within 20 minutes of University of New Hampshire (UNH). Enjoy access to the seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking. InnSeason Resorts The Falls at Ogunquit: An indoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay. Central Rochester is 19.3 mi (31 km) away. Kittery Inn and Suites: Enjoy access to the seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Located 18.4 mi (29.7 km) from the heart of Rochester. Motel 6 Portsmouth, NH: Central Rochester is 17.2 mi (27.7 km) away. Free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities are available during your stay. Juniper Hill Inn: 19.3 mi (31 km) from the heart of Rochester. Enjoy access to the indoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
What can I do in Rochester?
Those visiting Rochester have good things to say about the restaurants. Enjoy all there is to see and do in this family-friendly area while you’re out sightseeing. Favorite places in and around Rochester include Ogunquit Beach, Ogunquit Playhouse, and Marginal Way. Enjoy nature with a stop at Rochester Common and Baxter Lake. You’ll find these family-friendly sights in the area: The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Center for Wildlife, and Woodman Institute.
What's the weather like in Rochester?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so here’s some data about year-round temperatures in Rochester to help you plan yours: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 64°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 26°F. The snowiest months in Rochester are December, January, March, and February, with each month seeing an average of 12 inches of snowfall.
What are my options for getting around Rochester when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about local transportation options in Rochester to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT), which is located 34.9 mi (56.1 km) away from the city center. Otherwise, look for flights into Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), which is 17.3 mi (27.9 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

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