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Enfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the ranger room which is only room with 2 beds! Very lovely Decor and the inn keepers are Phenomenal!! We felt very welcome from the moment we arrived!! The 2 course breakfast Was awesome with a different dish every day! Baked cookies every day and the coffee and teas were at our availability whenever we wanted 24hrs a...

Thank loribo6862
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Unfortunately, we arrived late and only for one night. However, the room was lovely though small, and the bed was outstanding. Breakfast was memorable, and the conversation lively. Hopefully we can come back and stay longer sometime.

Thank Dianne D
Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had arrived late to Manchester airport and didn't want to drive more than an hour to our first accommodation. Martin Hill Inn, is well located within walking distance of downtown Portsmoutn. Meg and Russ, innkeepers, were very communicative ahead of our arrival and most accommodating of our late arrival with email instructions as to how to get into the...

Thank 33146Chris
Bluffton, South Carolina
Reviewed 20 October 2016

It would have been helpful if the reservation confirmation told us where to park as we drove around the busy block a few times. The inn is old, which means the stairs are tight and steep-hard to get luggage up and down. The inn itself feels cramped and the decor is very eclectic and not in keeping with its history....

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

Most of our guests appreciate the historic aspects of the Inn. Yes, old New England buildings are noted for their steep and narrow stairs. We point out second floor rooms on our website, but if your preferences in luggage are inclined towards the large and the heavy you may want to stick to our first floor rooms (Ranger, Nightingale, Noonday)....

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I spent 3 nights in this lovely B&B as part of an overall one month New England vacation that included staying in 9 bed and breakfast inns in 5 different states. This inn was the beginning of our 30 day adventure. The Martin Hill Inn did not let us down. The inn itself overall is beautiful and...

1Thank gossettmike
Mundelein, Illinois
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

No shower in our room. Try to wash your hair in a bathtub. Nice people. Walking distance to town and shops. Schlepping luggage to 2nd floor not fun. Spent 1 night so didn't experience much. Parking a problem and far from room.

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

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your brief stay. We are sorry that you did not realize that your room was on the second floor or that it had a beautiful clawfoot bathtub, which is clearly stated on our website. We are sorry that you found the 100' walk through our lovely garden to the parking lot tiresome,...

Reviewed 23 September 2016

Spent 5 nights in the Ranger room on a recent trip (Sept '16) with my father. The Inn is fantastic - very clean, beautifully decorated and beds extremely comfortable! The Ranger room has a King-size bed and a single, with plenty of room, nice bathroom with shower, and great air conditioning. Breakfast was always fantastic, and they serve the best...

Thank mremberson
Guilford, Connecticut
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Inn was located close to the center of activities in Portsmouth. The owners were charming people. The room was more than comfortable and breakfast was just terrific, especially the waffles. We spent two overnights there and plan to return again next year. We had a wonderful time.

Thank joanna m
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My room was lovely - two high four poster beds (only needed one!), sitting area, lovely bathroom with all amenities; delicious breakfast with folks catering to weird eating habits; lovely garden between the house and the free parking to sit and work and read; several houses clustered around the garden; Russ is a wonderful innkeeper. Would stay there again in...

Thank KarenKalish
southern cal
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Stayed here for one night. The room was clean and plenty big. The only thing I didn't like was the bathtub had a hand held shower head and there was no enclosure in the bathtub. so to take a decent shower, there would have been water all over the place. it was uncomfortable to kneel in the shower while trying...

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

Yes, it is true, our Sea Witch suite does not have a traditional standup shower. This is in the room description but you can make a reservation without passing through that page. So if you just gotta have your shower please pick any of our other rooms. On the other hand if you want to take a nice soaking bath...

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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: $141 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“The Sea Witch is a perfect retreat! Cozy, comfortable, quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 755danielg, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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