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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Just spent an enjoyable rainy night in front of the enormous fireplace in our comfy room. On our way, we had received a call confirming our arrival time so that we could be welcomed out of the rain and offered tea/coffee. We ventured out for a great meal in Portsmouth that night and the next day had a delicious breakfast... More 

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Querida amiga! Muitisso obrigado! It was a pleasure having you both at the Inn and it's always wonderful connecting with guests who speak and recall our Mother and Father lands. Thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review. Until we see you again, we wish much health and happiness. Ate outro dia, e mais uma vez, Obrigado. More 

Connecticut
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Highly recommended, historic inn on the Exeter square. (Well, really it's a T, not a square.) The large rooms are charming, with deliciously comfortable 4-poster beds, gas fireplaces and all the right decorative touches. But also modern additions like a small 'frig and a flat-screen TV. (Although we used neither.) Our third-floor room overlooked the bandstand – sweet! – and... More 

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time from your busy schedules to write a review about our historic property! After three years of ownership, we are proud and humbled by comments such as yours: it makes what we do that much more pleasant. Sincerely, and from the heart, thank you. We look forward to your return. Be well. More 

Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Gorgeous restored inn in the heart of Exeter with warmth and hospitality that oozes from every nook. Jamie, Tino and Rebecca treat you like you are family from the moment you arrive. The rooms are beautifully decorated with comfortable beds, sitting areas and writing desks. You won't know a stranger here. The breakfast is first class. Looking out the breakfast... More 

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review about your experience at the Inn. And I love the part that you "won't know a stranger here". We feel the same and with guests such as yourself, it always a pleasure. Jaime and Rebekah are truly in their element as they love welcoming you and making sure your... More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We felt very well cared for by Jaime and Rebecca. The Inn is absolutely stunning...each room unique with lovely furnishings etc. There was even a bowl of fruit and a carafe of sherry to relax with. The breakfasts were lovely. We highly recommend this as a weekend escape.

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

First, thank you for taking time to write a review. And secondly, and equally important is thank you for such a lovely review. This is the perfect destination for couples who just want to get away from it all...escape to a bygone era when things were a bit slower: enjoy the Inn and its amenities and walk around our lovely... More 

West Milford, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

An exceptional inn run by wonderful people. Highly recommend this for a one night or longer stay. The room was comfy and unique. Loved the back garden and patio. Best of luck to Jamie on the opening of the new restaurant. Jamie helped us find just the right places to see and explore. We particularly appreciated his knowledge of the... More 

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

First thank you so much for taking time to write a review about your stay with us. We are extremely conscious of our guests needs as we put ourselves in their places frequently asking "What would I want and expect". So thank you. And yes, the Louis Kahn Library at Phillips Exeter Academy is a destination of in its own... More 

Waterford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and stay here. Gorgeous rooms, peaceful, comfortable, and restful. The innkeepers and staff are very attentive and helpful. This is a place we will definitely come back to. The Exeter area has much to offer.

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking time to write us such a wonderful review. We hope you will make this your destination when you want to get away from the daily routine of life. The fall is beautiful with our fireplaces available in 7 of our rooms. Until then, much health and happiness. More 

So Cal
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

What a lovely Inn! The rooms are beautifully appointed. Jaime (Innkeeper) was wonderful and very helpful throughout our stay. Rebecca's breakfasts were amazing! Worth the extra money (compared to a standard hotel) to be spoiled rotten! Location is perfect - walking distance to the town of Exeter and the Academy.

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write your review: it is very much appreciated. We try very hard to exceed our guests' expectations and with Rebekah's breakfast that usually does the trick! Thank you and we hope you tell others about our destination. Be well. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is one of those places that we will fondly remember long after other holiday memories have faded. The rooms are full of old world charm, beautifully presented and continuing the historic heritage of the Inn. We arrived hot and tired after cycling from Newburyport. The welcome was instant. A place to relax and enjoy in a very central location... More 

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

What a lovely review! We hope the continuation of your bicycling experience in New England will want you to return...the fall, early October is lovely and not so hot. We very much enjoyed meeting you both. Travel safely and tell the folks Down Under to come up and visit with us. We expect a visit in the near future. Thanks... More 

Miscouche, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stayed at this Inn for a long weekend in July. We were going to book a hotel but decided on this Inn due to the fantastic reviews. I am so glad we did! It was a very hot weekend with high humidity and it was so nice to come back to the Inn and have total control of the... More 

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write such a wonderful review about your stay with us: it is very much appreciated. We strive to provide our guests with a high level of service and for each room to provide the maximum comfort. We look forward to your return and until then we wish you much health and happiness. More 

New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Perfect location across from Phillips Exeter Academy on the left--on the right antique shops- farm to table restaurants and boutique bookshops- You will be pleasantly surprised by the kindness of the owner--delicious hand-made breakfasts and elegantly restored historic rooms with giant California kind sized super comfy beds. This Inn is a destination in-and-of itself, and we were very, very happy... More 

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Agostinho77, Owner at Inn by the Bandstand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time from your busy lives to write such a lovely review about your experience with us! Going on our 4th year now, we strive to provide our guests with a unique experience: quality and individualized service and modern comforts within the historical context of an 1809 home. We thank you and we look forward... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The award-winning Inn by the Bandstand is the premier lodging establishment in Exeter, New Hampshire. This wonderful inn is an 1809 historic home located in the heart of downtown Exeter. Only two blocks from the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy, eight miles to the seacoast and beaches, and 20 minutes from Portsmouth, this charming inn offers nine antique furnished guest rooms, all with private baths and a delicious full breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn by the Bandstand

Address: 6 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03833
Region: United States > New Hampshire > Exeter
Price Range: $388 - $432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Inn by the Bandstand 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Upper level room at the front of the hotel has nice views and is very spacious”
 of 5 bubbles jmccaffe, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I only saw 2 rooms at the front of the hotel second floor, and they were both beautiful with every comfort.”
 of 5 bubbles Pugpaws, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Look at the photos: upstairs or downstairs are lovely and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles jobay26, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Squamscott has beautiful views and sunlight from windows on three sides of this 3rd floor room.”
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“Every room/suite is unique and beautiful!”
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