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1 room, 2 adults

Ale House Inn

4-star4 stars
121 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH, 03801, United States of America

Upmarket hotel within walking distance of Portsmouth Brewery
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Fantastic hotel, really helpful and friendly staff. Loved the "on tap" coffee.Sep 23, 2019
  • We checked in by ourselves which is fine during this time. In our fridge was a bottle of…Jul 16, 2020

Ale House Inn

from £172
  • Petite Queen
  • Queen Room
  • Deluxe King
  • King Room

What’s around Ale House Inn


  • Portsmouth Brewery - 4-min walk
  • Strawbery Banke Museum - 4-min walk
  • Prescott Park - 5-min walk

Getting around

  • Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.) 12-min drive
  • Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional) 35-min drive
  • Dover Transportation Center 18-min drive
  • Durham Station 21-min drive
  • Exeter Station 23-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 7 PM. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built – 1880
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • IPad
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

FAQs for Ale House Inn

  • Does Ale House Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Ale House Inn does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Ale House Inn?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Ale House Inn?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Ale House Inn?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Ale House Inn?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Surf (1-min walk), River House (1-min walk) and Ristorante Massimo (4-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Ale House Inn?
    Recommended spots to visit include Portsmouth Brewery (4-min walk), Strawbery Banke Museum (4-min walk) and Prescott Park (5-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 76 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Very friendly staff, rooms were clean and cozy. Craig was very knowledgeable about the area.
Mike, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Portsmouth & Kittery Double the fun!
Great place to stay right on the outskirts of the downtown old Portsmouth area. Very friendly staff quick to greet you and help you with local area recommendations (very knowledgeable). Room was spotless, shower was great, and easy assessed on the 2nd floor of the building. Portsmouth has a great nightlife for all kinds of travelers. The Hotel is also close to the bridge which connects to Kittery Maine which is also great for shopping at the outlets. Also some lighthouses and great access to the Atlantic nearby. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Boutique Hotel OPtion
Charles E., us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A Great Stay
Ale House Inn isn’t a huge place but we found it to be really great. Very quaint. Our room was the cleanest hotel room we’ve ever stayed in. Right by the water. Seconds walking to get to bars, restaurants and stores. Overall, we loved our stay and would definitely stay again.
Nicole, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice Inn.
Very nice stay at Inn. Reception, Josiah, very informative with recommendations for restaurants, etc. Great location, very walkable to town. Free parking was key! Also used bicycles provided for free to look around town and enjoyed that.
Jennifer, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
The location is why we booked your place and the room was incredibly nice and her one man staff did an awesome job
thomas, us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Our room was very clean although very small with only one corner tiny window, so it sort of felt like a dormitory or jail cell. The best part was that they had a machine in the lobby which made great lattes!
Marianne, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Located in a former Brewery (hence the hotel name) and right on the Portsmouth docks bordering the Piscataqua River, this is a quaint gem in the mundane world of chain motels. It is located above the Seacoast Repertory Theatre (but is quiet) and is walking distance to all of "old town" Portsmouth. The staff (Craig and his crew) are wonderful, there is hot/cold coffee on (appropriately) beer taps in the reception area, the rooms are small- but very comfortable. All in all, a great stay and we'll be back.
Bradley, us2 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
No ac, placed was closed. Tried to put us in a “sister” property which was not too good, so we canceled and found somewhere great
DOUGLAS, us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Quaint & quiet...
The Inn is quaint and clean, staff is friendly, location convenient... the building entrance could use some work.
Bryan, us3 night romance trip

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