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Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 December 2012

Portsmouth has long been one of our favorite cities – especial the number of old homes that have survived the years. Mostly we’ve been there in the warm weather months, but for a change we decided to go before Christmas to see what the holidays added to the old port city.
Downtown is a compact, mostly intact area filled with small shops, restaurants, pubs and historic house museums. In recent years developers have built three hotels in close proximity to take advantage of this center of activity. We chose the Hilton Garden mostly because of their points program and hopes of an interesting view from the room.
Reservations were made via the website, and a Friday and Saturday in a deluxe room cost $161 a night (taxes not included.) I think the difference between a regular and deluxe room is location – deluxe being on the ends of the building with large windows on the corners. Since we love the look of Portsmouth and unsure of the cold weather, we thought looking out at it might be worth the extra few bucks.
The room war large, bright and the third floor windows did give us an interesting view – although I suspect perhaps a little higher up and perhaps northeast facing, rather than northwest facing might have the best views.
The beds were very comfortable, there was a large work desk, and two plush chairs with an ottoman. Wireless internet worked fine, as did the heating system. There are no windows that can be opened – while not much of a concern in December, in warmer months the possibility of a little fresh air is always nice.
Rooms are equipped with a small microwave oven, coffee maker and refrigerator. I laughed to myself when I went down to the lobby area to get a newspaper and saw for sale frozen pizzas and other frozen meals. I guess the microwaves are used for more than heating water.
We did not use the restaurant, although a breakfast buffet was available at $15. We did use room service and the items were delivered very quickly, hot foods hot and cold foods cold and tasted very good.
With the limited space of the area, the hotel does not have its own free parking. On arrival valet parkers greet you and offer to park your car. There is a $15 per day charge, with no limit on the number of “ins” and “outs.” This does cause you a delay on leaving, as the valets must go and get your vehicle. Opposite the hotel is a city-run parking garage where you can park yourself. The rate is .75 cents an hour – I did not notice if there was a capped price of over a certain number of hours or not. You could also take your chance on street parking.
Overall we enjoyed our stay. The front desk staff, while not overly friendly, did their job efficiently and answered all questions promptly. Other staff members we encountered – valets, house keepers and service staff seem friendlier. The hotel and room were clean, nicely decorated and welcoming. We enjoyed our stay, and would recommend the hotel to others.

Room Tip: Better views higher up looking to the High Street side of the building.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

A very nice hotel. We stayed at this hotel 2 weeks ago for 2 nights. The valet parking was $15.00, we could take our car as we pleased. Everything was within walking distance so we did not have to move the car at all. the hotel was clean the staff friendly and knowledgeable.The pool and hot tub were great.this was the perfect place to go for the holidays. it is exactly what you would think a New England town is. they even had christmas caroler's on the corners .I will go back to this hotel again. i just hope it is in december!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 December 2012

Stayed there one night during a business trip. The location is nice in the heart of downtown Psmith. Valet parking is for 15$ which is a little steep for Psmith, anyway the hotel is expensive for what it is, low season, mid December a regular room with a view over a parking lot was for 170$ (including tax); this is a little too much for Portsmouth, I wonder how much it will be in the high season?? and this does not include the Bfast (12$ per person).

Anyway the room is clean and spacious; there is a microwave, TV LCD, coffee maker (drip). The temperature control is modern and the AC is not loud like in some other hotels. The mattress is NOT comfortable.. The linen is nice and there is a LOT of pillows, but the mattress seems old and not comfy. The rest is decent and the toiletries are just OK.

I did not see the pool, whirlpool and gym but saw pictures of them.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

I stayed in a king deluxe, 5th floor, with a view so no complaints. Very clean and spacious accommodation. The fridge in the room was a quite noisy which spoilt a quiet night.

The hotel is in a great location, in the heart of downtown, so very convenient for a short walk to restaurants and shops.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

Try as I may I could not find that charming hotel in the historic district that we were looking for, but the Hilton was an admirable substitution. If you are on the same search, cannot get in, or possibly cannot afford that one boutique hotel we found, take this one. Location is good, rooms like the hotel are big, clean, and vanilla. Nothing to really like and nothing to really dislike. Wish I had more for you, but that is the point, you are there hit the YES button.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown

Address: 100 High St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3709
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Region: United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
#2 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#3 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range: ₹ 8,226 - ₹ 22,172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown is located in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, surrounded by a wide variety of restaurants, attractions, shops, boutiques and waterfront gardens. Strawbery Banke historic neighborhood and Prescott Park are steps away, while The Kittery Outlets are just a 10 minute drive. New Hampshire and Maine coastal beaches, chartered deep-sea fishing, whale-watching tours, and panoramic tours of the Isles of Shoals are only a short boat ride from the hotel. ... more   less 
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