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New York, NY
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The pros: Close to town, lovely gardens, friendly hosts. The cons: breakfast is carb and sugar heavy, mattress creaks - is old and needs replacing. Bedding and pillows could be better - a simple switch out of old sheets with good quality cotton ones as well as feather pillows (for the foam they have now) would make the Martin Hill...

Thank GGOT
Meg_and_Russ, Owner at Martin Hill Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry that our guest's experience didn't measure up to our expectations. Since many people are allergic to down we do not use down pillows as our regular bedding. However, we do keep a set which we will use on request, so if you are a down pillow fan please let us know. Our breakfasts do run toward the...

Storrs, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Room was clean and comfy. Staff was attentive without being overbearing. Breakfast was excellent, but no entree choice, this isn't a problem for me as I like to be surprised with food. The walk to downtown is a little far but workable. The trolley stops right in front but doesn't run late.

Thank Russell M
Meg_and_Russ, Owner at Martin Hill Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the thoughtful review. You are correct that we are not in downtown. It is a 10 to 15 minute walk for most, but if you have mobility challenges it is worth keeping in mind. The trolley runs from 8 to 8 (roughly), so won't do late night revelers much good. We don't offer a selection of entrees...

Dixfield, Maine
Reviewed 15 June 2014

You will not find a better breakfast in Portsmouth. Having been the head housekeeper for the Martin Hill Inn, I should know. As I leave the Inn, I wanted to say thank you to all the wonderful guests I have met over the last several years, and to wish Russ and Meg only the best. And,to the incredible Kizmet, I...

Thank krcarson
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This B&B is everything a B&B should be...Warm and attentive hosts, beautiful rooms and a decadent breakfast to start your day. The rooms are filled with lovely antiques and historical charm. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Angela T
Meg_and_Russ, Owner at Martin Hill Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely compliments; we really appreciate it.

Reviewed 30 May 2014

First time visit to Martin Hill Inn and Portsmouth. The owners were friendly and helpful with suggestions for dinner and activities available in the area. Wish the weather was more cooperative during our short stay to enjoy the nice garden area. The room was comfortable, beautifully decorated, nothing like a generic hotel room. Breakfast was plentiful and flavorful. There were...

1Thank Carol S
Lyme, New Hampshire
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We own and operate a B&B in another part of NH and decided to take a two day getaway before our season kicked in. We spent a lovely time at the Martin Hill Inn - the hosts were friendly and knowledgeable, The accommodations were beautifully appointed and the breakfast was superb. The location was perfect to all the sights Portsmouth...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 5 March 2014

First time in B&B. Loved its location, deco and style. Hosts Russ and his wife were very friendly, breakfast was great (though my boyfriend found it like plastic). Bed is super comfortable, with complimentary sherry and WIFI. What we don't like about the room: 1. Bathroom is tiny, shower is too small that you can hardly turn around. 2. Heater...

Thank maorangina
Meg_and_Russ, Owner at Martin Hill Inn, responded to this review

I always tell our guests that nothing says "old building" like steep, narrow stairs, but undersized bathrooms may come in a close second. I'm glad the reviewer is sensitive to the limitations of a 200 year old building in a historic zone. If anyone out there has any clever solutions for knocking the shampoo over with your elbow every time...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 January 2014

This was our second time at the Martin Hill Inn and we loved it even more this time around! Stayed in the noonday suite which is very spacious, clean, and comfortable. The staff is so pleasant and even let us check in a little early. The breakfast was delicious!! You can't beat the price here, and it is quite close...

Thank Elisa P
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Wonderful Inn close to center of Portsmouth. About a 10 minute walk. Very lovely room and comfortable bed. Owners and staff very welcoming. They are so accommodating. Breakfast was perfect. Baked apple, french toast, bacon. Will definitely go back.

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Sandwich, MA
Reviewed 11 December 2013

We just returned from a very enjoyable stay in Portsmouth, enhanced by the Martin Hill Inn. We were a little amazed to learn that our hosts had only been with the Inn for a couple weeks!! They certainly landed on their feet. Our room was very comfortable and while we couldn't use the "sunroom" because of the cold, it would...

1Thank yarnbuster

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Martin Hill Inn provides traditional New England Hospitality in the heart of vibrant Portsmouth, NH. There are two buildings dating from the early 1800's with a large shade garden connecting the property to an off-street parking area for our guests. The Inn has a total of 7 bedrooms in the two buildings. We serve a full complimentary breakfast. Favorite menu items include Banana-Walnut muffins, Orange Cardamom Baked Pears, Baked Ham and Swiss Omelets, Cornmeal waffles with Strawberry sauce and traditional Blueberry pancakes with real 100% maple syrup. The Inn is located a 10-15 minute walk to downtown Portsmouth's shops, restaurants, theaters and museums. We look forward to your visit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Martin Hill Inn

Address: 404 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4208
Region: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: ₹ 7,038 - ₹ 13,407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Check website for info on all the rooms. Each has its own charm. I liked being in the annex, as it was off the main street and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Lovewell54, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a nice bathtub, they provide bath bombs!”
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 of 5 bubbles pushplay, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stair case is narrow for those who cannot schlep their own luggage. Request downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles 33146Chris, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“make sure you get a room with a real shower”
 of 5 bubbles rocknrollal, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have their charms! Dashing Wave room has a nice sitting nook with TV in the building next to the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles jovi1947, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
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