My issue with The Inn at Stawbery Banke isn't with the overall quality of the inn, which seemed very decent, it is with the room I was given which was directly beside the front entrance door. I stayed in the room for only about twenty minutes, long enough to realize that the doorbell's ringing was extremely loud. (If you don't have a key, the only way to gain entrance to the inn is by ringing the doorbell). In addition, once people were let into the inn their footsteps and voices were entirely audible inside my room. Not only was my privacy and ability to rest impacted, but as a single woman I felt unsafe there because I was near street level and near the entrance door. This room wasn't even less expensive than the other rooms! If you are a single woman thinking of booking at this inn, or a couple who wants to come back for rest during the day, make sure that you don't get this room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed & Breakfast in an early 1800s sea captain's house in historic Portsmouth. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Strawbery Banke Hotel Portsmouth