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Courtyard Portsmouth
Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Portsmouth
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“good place to stay”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Stayed over a weekend. The room was very comfortable,the room service was fast, the food was good and priced right, the pool area was clean and the spa was just the right temperature. The staff was friendly and efficient. A very good value for the money.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

We booked the hotel two weeks before our trip, called Marriott booking, checked it out online and everything looked fine. Arrived that afternoon after a long drive with a tired and hungry child to walk into Sheetrock dust, plywood, hammering and boisterous construction workers who were renovationing the front desk area, the lobby and the restaurant. The place was a mess. We were told we'd b given a nice quiet room away from everything. Went to check the room before unloading and found it was pretty much right above the work area with a balcony overlooking the dumpsters. Having received no notice of this and seeing nothing noted on the website either we called Marriott who were very good and found us a nice suite at the Marriott residence inn in town a couple miles away. Other than the place being torn apart and not being told it wasn't all bad but they really need to let folks know about major things such as this.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Montreal, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2011

Wasn't expecting much. We were simply driving through on our way to Boston but this place blew me away.
Megann at the front desk was charming, giving us directions for some late-night grub. Even as we walked back in (much later), the Night Auditor (I didn't catch her name) was welcoming and helpful.
The room was FANTASTIC! The beds looked (and felt) brand new. The bathroom was spotless. Ignore the dated carpet and the shady elevator, they put their renovation dollars where it counts. And as a previous poster mentioned, the gym is top-notch. Big, well-stocked and CLEAN!
My only complaints are the loud in-room appliances (AC, fridge) and a somewhat unappealing breakfast offering (everything there is free at a Garden Inn).
I highly recommend this place if you are in the area.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2011

This hotel met all of my typical Courtyard expectations: friendly, clean, safe and comfortable.

But for me, the surprise was in the fitness center which was by far the largest, best equipped and cleanest of any Courtyard that I have visited. Plenty of machines to choose from and big flat screens. This was not an "after-thought" to the hotel. So many times, hotels will stick a few machines in a converted room and call it a fitness center, but not here!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2011

Our room had a broken sink. We notified the desk upon check in and they said they would try and find someone to fix it (being a Saturday). We went out and when we returned it was still not fixed, we called again and they claimed to have fixed it, but would send someone up but they had no one to fix it being a Saturday. The following morning when we spoke to the desk - they offered us free buffett brunch - we were meeting people for breakfast so declined.
When I complained, they credited us the cost of the buffet breakfast $29 (????) - We has breakfast at the Wentworth by the Sea and it was $14.95 per person and wonderful and much nicer.
I have written 2 letters to Marriott to complain about a room with an unusable sink - we could not brush our teeth and my husband could not shave - and Marriott has never responded. I am highly disappointed that even basic living conditions were ignored and we were still charged a ridiculous amount of money for this room.
Marriott should be ashamed of the way they handled this.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

Not my first choice when researching Portsmouth, but Restaurant week limited my last minute options. Day shift manager gave us the early check in with no problem. Room was very clean (with the exception of the odd stains on the wall). I was leery due to the elevator, ice machine, linen closet combo outside my door, but when it mattered, it was very quiet. Then came the burning popcorn bag fire alarm exodus...30 degrees in the parking lot! Ended up being offered gratis breakfast for our inconvenience. All in all, better than I expected. Good job, Steve (night shift manager)!

  • Stayed November 2011
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saint john nb
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2011

I've stayed here before (June 2011) and found the hotel to be average. Price is great and the rooms are comfortable. This trip my experience wasn't that great and I won't be returning, I'll go to the Hilton downtown Portsmouth where the service is better, rooms ate cleaner and location is great.... I'll pay more to get my bang for my buck!

A nor-Easter snow storm hit the area on 29th Oct. The hotel didn't have any lights in the stairwells. We had to come down stairs in pitch dark - thank-goodness no one fell. When we approached the front desk we questioned the lighting issue and made a comment to the fact that no lighting wouldn't pass any fire Marshall safety check! He said the back up lights only last 3hours. He explained that they had a "brown outage" which meant that some rooms had lights, cable and others had nothing. (no offer of moving us to a room that had heat, lights, cable by the way)
When we returned from our work meeting the place was still dark and the front desk clerk offered us a couple of glow sticks!

I am surprised that the hotel didn't have supplies for the guests, dollar store flashlights at least!

They just didn't seem concerned enough for me, other guests said they experienced power outages at other hotels and were offered water, snacks, extra blankets, and flash lights..... You would think that with frequent snow storms that this area gets, they would have a better emergency plan, safety, etc.....


  • Stayed October 2011
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Additional Information about Courtyard Portsmouth

Property: Courtyard Portsmouth
Address: 1000 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3358
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 ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Portsmouth 3*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recommended hotel in historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire. ... more   less 
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