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Mainsail Motel & Cottages

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

great stay people that own this arr great to deal with. very clean and close to everything rooms were very neat and clean pool was awesome just wish they had some umbrellas at poolside for shade very warm in sun at poolside.

Thank Julie H
Des Plaines, Illinois
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We had a most enjoyable stay in the summer of 2016 and look forward to staying at the Mainsail Motel again this summer (2017). Everything was well taken care of and very clean. Owners and employees obviously take great pride in this facility and it shows on all fronts. Very nice people too. :) We are looking forward to going...

Thank csM8858PW
West Hartford, Vermont
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I have never slept in such a hard uncomfortable bed ever. If you want a goodnight sleep this is not the place for you. Rooms are very small. Location is great but not worth it, with beds as hard as they are.

3Thank Randy G
Kara S, Owner at Mainsail Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Randy, You will be happy to hear that we have completely remodeled two whole sections of the motel, including all new bed frames and mattresses. Those platform beds we inherited when we purchased the property are a thing of the past. We hope you give us another try when you are in Hampton, and invite you to stop by...

Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a great stay here for three nights. Nothing fancy, but super clean and really friendly people and staff! Really convenient for walking anywhere in the beach area, we would definitely go back if we stay in Hampton again.

Thank Heather S
Kara S, Owner at Mainsail Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review, and we hope you will be back to stay with us again soon!

Reviewed 19 September 2016

Great hotel, welcoming staff. Everyone was friendly. First time,but can't wait to return! Close to beach. Nice clean heated pool. Stayed during Seafood Festival, lots of people at fest, but quite at hotel. A hidden gem!

Thank Tammy P
Kara S, Owner at Mainsail Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

We have a great staff who work very hard with us to make the Mainsail the cleanest and most enjoyable spot to stay at Hampton Beach! We hope to see you again.

Adirondacks, United States
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Mainsail for the Seafood festival. Super location, motel is very well maintained, close to the beach, great pool and welcoming atmosphere. Owners and staff are very friendly and helpful. I will definitely be returning to this place and recommending to friends!

2Thank Janet H
Kara S, Owner at Mainsail Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you! Those are all the things we strive for. We look forward to having you back.

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was our 13th year at The Mainsail....and we are not disappointed in any way! For many years Diane and Chet carried the place and now Kara and Dave have taken over with ease. Everything is clean and ready when you arrive. Our regular cottage was updated last year and we are still enjoying the new additions of A/C, large,...

Thank Dale G
Kara S, Owner at Mainsail Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and we love knowing that our work and updates are appreciated. See you in 2017!

Ballston Spa, New York
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This was the 3rd year we have rented a cottage at the Mainsail Motel & Cottages and we wouldn't go anywhere else. The cottages are clean, come equipped with everything you need, great owners & staff, having a cottage with pool access is awesome. Close to everything but is super quiet at night.

Thank Jaime12020
Kara S, Owner at Mainsail Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

We love our repeat guests, and appreciate your review. We look forward to welcoing you and your family back in 2017.

Stratham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 30 August 2016

11 of our family stayed here in the hotel rooms and one cottage. The first thing we noticed was the friendliness of the staff. More than happy to see to all your vacation needs. The cottage had a fun beach decor and was extremely clean! We enjoyed quiet mornings on the porch over looking the pool. The location is perfect,...

Thank RobertSandy
Kara S, Owner at Mainsail Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and love the feedback on our staff. We think they are a pretty wonderful group. See you in summer 2017!

Methuen, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Originally went to another hotel. Cancelled there and mainsail had a vacancy. Honestly enough of those deals on Expedia or wherever. Mainsail is worth the little extra!! Clean, friendly, nice pool, convenient yo everywhere!

Thank Valerie G
Kara S, Owner at Mainsail Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

We are very glad we were able to have you as guests for an enjoyable stay, and look forward to you becoming a repeat guest.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are an owner-operated, family friendly motel and cottage complex located one block from the beautiful beach, the boardwalk and the Casino Ballroom. Our heated swimming pool, complimentary on-site parking, and happy, helpful staff make us the perfect spot for your summer vacation! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mainsail Motel & Cottages

Address: 40 Ashworth Ave, Hampton, NH 03842-2925
Region: United States > New Hampshire > Hampton
Number of rooms: 59
Also Known As:
Mainsail Motel And Cottages
Mainsail Motel & Cottages Hotel Hampton
Mainsail Hotel Hampton
Mainsail Motel Hampton
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Hampton
#3 Romantic Hotel in Hampton
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“not a bad room anywhere”
JulieH165, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in a cottage, great view of sunsets and the pool. Surprisingly quiet.”
  • Another view of 2nd bedroom
  • Just bring your food! We did!
  • 2nd bedroom
  • Lots of space and clean!
  • Living room with balcony overlooking pool
  • Bedroom 1
RobertSandy, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are nice, balcony views of backwaters are quite nice, just a great place to stay.”
S1994SCjohnr, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Back 8 rooms looking over the pool newly renovated ,tile floors cute decorations flat screen tv. sunset views from deck amazing”
summer20144606, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“love by the pool, but all are good!”
limiller, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
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