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Ale House Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Portsmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wakefield, NH
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66 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Couldn't be better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

As part of our winter survival plan, my husband and I arranged to stay at the AHI once a week for 22 weeks. It is a perfect location for us as we like to enjoy fine dining. We walked to each of the many restaurants, including breakfast. You can walk and enjoy all Portsmouth has to offer from this wonderful location (parking provided). The owner Doug and Scott could not have been more helpful and warm. The Inn is immaculate, tastefully decorated and well...serene. We hope to make this our annual plan for a weekly "date night".

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Janet M
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  • Location
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Camden, Maine, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

I highly recommend the Alehouse Inn to anyone planning on spending time in Portsmouth. My fiance and I totally fell in love with the place. The decor was great, from the cozy front lobby to the I-pads on the nightstands in the room. Doug and Dan were friendly, charming, and extremely helpful. The Inn is perfectly situated on a quiet street in the heart of downtown, as I was greeted by live piano music from the Rep Theater downstairs as I unloaded my vehicle. We are both looking forward to going back and spending a little more time at the Alehouse soon.- Aaron and Laura

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Aaron M
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

Really the most perfect location for your stay in downtown portsmouth. Warm and modern rooms with great amenities and added touches, keurig coffee maker, aveda product, a couple of complimentary smuttynoses for the in-room fridge, in-room ipad. The friendly owners are a great source of info for all things Portsmouth and you walk right out the front door into the heart of portsmouth. Highest recommendation with no downsides....

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank philjbr
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Medway, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

Why stay at the Ale House Inn? Quite simply, the owners actually care about their customers.

Location: The location of the Inn can't be beat. When I choose an Inn, I want to park my car and not use it again until we leave. That the beauty here, it is located within walking distance of EVERYTHING. Restaurants, done. Shopping, done. You can even enjoy a play without leaving the building.

The Inn: Located in an old brewery, the charm is outstanding. Somehow they've "modernized" the Inn and kept a retro look. Everything from the exposed brick, to the old signage has been preserved and is on display. The rooms are impeccable, some of the cleanest I've ever seen. Now I've stayed here ten times and never once had a complaint regarding cleanliness. Comfortable beds, nice flatscreen TV, Keurig coffee maker, they even give you a couple Smuttynose beers as a welcome gift. Bottomline....the room is clean, comfortable and full of amenities.

The Inn has a cozy foyer right when you walk in. It has a fireplace, snacks (fruit, chips...stuff like that) and plenty of reading material. A very relaxing space.

Oh yeah, how can I forget...there is an iPad in every room. How forward-thinking is that?

The Experience: Let's put it this way, Scott is the best. He is one of the reasons we keep coming back. From his knowledge of Portsmouth to his willingness to accommodate customers, the Inn is lucky to have him. He will offer restaurant suggestions and within minutes have reservations made. Service like this is tough to find these days but greatly appreciated.

If you have not stayed here before, there is no breakfast in the morning. I don't mind because it give you a chance to experience some of the local breakfast establishments around the city. Colby's is our favorite.

In closing, I highly recommend the Ale House Inn,

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Phil B
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

Stayed here for our anniversary Feb 2011 and loved it!!! The staff was always around to help with anything you needed and give suggestions for lunch / dinner, even some discounts for them because you stayed at this hotel. We cannot wait to go back!! Could walk to basically everything in downtown Portsmouth.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicole M
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Additional Information about Ale House Inn

Property: Ale House Inn
Address: 121 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3854
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Region: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Portsmouth
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,097 - ₹ 16,230
Hotel Class:2 star — Ale House Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in a former brewery on historic Bow Street, the Ale House Inn is Portsmouth's urban inn. 10 guest rooms appointed with 32" flat panel televisions, iPod docking stations, Keurig coffee makers, refrigerators, free WiFi and private baths. Please note: we are not a Bed and Breakfast, as we do not serve food at our property. ... more   less 
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