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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
  • Not worth the money no staff present. No cleaning of the room or change of towels,…Oct 5, 2020

Ale House Inn

from £108
  • 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

  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 65-min drive
  • Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.) 12-min drive
  • Manchester, NH (MHT-Manchester-Boston Regional) 56-min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) 65-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 on site

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 on site 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 The Black Trumpet Bistro (3-min walk), Portsmouth Gas Light - Downtown Brick Oven Pizza (3-min walk) and Moxy (3-min walk).
  • Is there an on-site casino at Ale House Inn?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Ballroom (21-min drive) and Ocean Gaming Casino (22-min drive) are both nearby.
  • 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 80 reviews

Very good 8.0
Great location.
Robert, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
perfect quiet getaway
Great location. Small boutique with excellent service and simple but comfortable rooms. Loved the free lobby cold brew and filtered water 24 hours. Unfortunately we were in last room and it had almost no WiFi service. Other than that highly recommended.
Eric, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
deborah, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Mark, us2 night family trip
Fair 4.0
We checked in by ourselves which is fine during this time. In our fridge was a bottle of Gatorade that was almost empty, but it was not ours. They apologized profusely but it didnt make me feel any better about the cleanliness of the room. The walls are paper thin and we vcould hear our neighbors talking for hours. We would have called the front desk, but it was unmanned. At 11:30 more noisy guests came in and woke us. At 1am they woke us again as they screamed down the hall. The location implies a water view. Forget it ! There ain’t none! Just a view of rooftops. Don’t waste your money staying here.
Allen, us2 night trip
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

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