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Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront

100 Deer St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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RecognizeExcellence wrote a review 14 May
Boston, Massachusetts42 contributions71 helpful votes
There are two Residence Inn's in Portsmouth, this one is downtown - - perfect location - - don't get them confused (the other Residence Inn is at the former Pease Air Force Base). The Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront is ideally located, for everything; walking in downtown Portsmouth, outdoor exercise, shopping, restaurants, culture, easy access to Maine, UNH, and the NH/ME seacoast and beaches. The Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront is spotless, our room was immaculate. The common areas of the hotel, and our room were well maintained. Our room was comfortable and functional. I was looking for an alarm clock in the bedroom, and then I remembered that Marriott nickel and dimed their brand standard and guest experience and removed their $10.00 alarm clock from their guest rooms. I'll defer making further comments about the decay of Marriott's "guest experience," and save my energy to address Residence Inn's/Marriott's Limited-Service brands "new breakfast." We had little to no contact with the staff, other than to check in and out, which was non-descript. Parking is located on premise at $38.00 per day. There is metered parking around the hotel, but, I believe there is a maximum time period that you can stay at a meter, the meters are in effect from 9 AM to 8 PM, Monday to Saturday, and, I think, 12 Noon to 8 PM on Sunday; the meters in the area of the hotel, are, I think $2.00/hour, for the first 3 hours, then the meters bump up to $5.00/hour, thereafter. I think the Elected Officials in Portsmouth government, think Portsmouth is Rodeo Drive, Worth Avenue, Fifth Avenue, or Newbury Street (based on their municipal parking rates). As for breakfast, each Residence Inn hotel's hands are tied by Marriott International, and the hotel is making the best of Marriott's new "Residence Inn breakfast" brand standards. I wonder if the person at Marriott's Corporate Headquarters who conceived this "new, Residence Inn breakfast" is on a Day Pass from a psychiatric hospital, and delusional? The new Residence Inn breakfast, in my opinion, is disgusting; there is an abundance of heavily processed, chemical-rich food, that is commercially wrapped in plastic, along the lines of what you'd find at a Truck Stop vending machine. Cooked oatmeal is gone, replaced by instant. Scrambled eggs are gone, replaced by prefabricated, commercially prepared breakfast sandwiches, or, guess what, commercially wrapped, hard boiled eggs, the waffle iron is gone, the muffins are the type that if you lay one on the hood of your car, the paint might peel away. You can't blame the hotel for this breakfast, ALTHOUGH, Marriott International was under tremendous pressure from Residence Inn hotel owners to lower their costs associated with breakfast. So, Marriott created a breakfast that requires only one staff person (less staff, less cost to the hotel), and that is abundant in packaged, heavily processed, chemical laden food. The shame of Marriott's new breakfast is that there was a time when Marriott International had a renowned food and beverage/culinary leadership team, who were preeminent in their catering of business meetings and social events. These people really knew food and beverage, and hospitality. I don't know where they were when this knew breakfast was conceived, but, I wish those Food and Beverage leaders conceived the new Residence Inn breakfast, and not someone who may be on a Day Pass from a psychiatric hospital. So, here's my take, I give The Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront FIVE Trip Advisor stars. We would not hesitate to return to The Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront; we look forward to doing so. The hotel-provided breakfast, in my opinion, is a disgrace, I'd say, make believe that the hotel’s breakfast does not exist.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sarahviz wrote a review Apr 2022
Northbridge, Massachusetts373 contributions142 helpful votes
You must valet your car here - no self-parking, but you certainly won't need it if you're there to explore the town. Everything you need is within walking distance. The room was spacious with a kitchenette and a couch. Bathroom was a stand up shower. Very clean and perfect for a weekend getaway.
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Date of stay: April 2022
LuigiNewJersey wrote a review Apr 2022
New Jersey60 contributions61 helpful votes
The Residence Inn was conveniently located for a recent conference that was held across the street at the Sheraton. The rooms are good sized and comfortable, with amenities including a full refrigerator, small stove, microwave, and Keurig machine. The WiFi worked flawlessly. Breakfast is included with the room rate and was quite adequate, though it could have used a little more variety. It's just a short walk to restaurants and shops. Some guests may be put off by the lack of housekeeping service, which isn't provided on a daily basis.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Trip type: Travelled
Dwight F wrote a review Apr 2022
stowe3 contributions1 helpful vote
People nice, location awesome, rooms big and clean, breakfast good. We brought our small dog and were surprised at check out that 60% of the cost of our stay was the $100 pet cleaning fee. (It seems I cannot read small print anymore) 11am and 6am the elephants roam (original construction issue with every whisper and step above you can be heard). No one was jumping and NO i don't believe they would house Elephants on the 3rd floor. Would stay again
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: higher floor less noisy
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Response from Meghan McGonagle, Guest Services / Front Office at Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront
Responded 5 Apr 2022
Dear dwightf842, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience while staying with us. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Your experience regarding noise is below our standard. Providing the highest level of hospitality is our number one priority and I sincerely apologize for failing to meet your expectations. I have shared your feedback with the appropriate leadership team to ensure the necessary guidelines are in place and reviewed to prevent from occurring in the future. I hope you choose to stay with us again when your travels bring you back to the area. Sincerely, Meghan McGonagle Operations Manager
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K C wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions
Hotel was clean but the front desk General Manager Jason was both offensive and rude at checkin. Not only did he accuse me of cheating on my husband but he also lied about his name when I asked for his information. His staff shared his real name and business card after he left for the day. It put a damper on what should have been an enjoyable weekend with friends. It’s unfortunate since it’s a great location. We will not stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
$194 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront
Which popular attractions are close to Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront?
Nearby attractions include Portsmouth Historical Society's Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center (0.3 km), Market Square (0.3 km), and The Music Hall (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront?
Conveniently located restaurants include Green Elephant, Ristorante Massimo, and Cure.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Strawbery Banke Museum (0.7 km), Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden (0.2 km), and John Paul Jones House, part of the Portsmouth Historical Society (0.3 km).