Portsmouth Hotel Accommodations
It is impossible to pick a winner among Portsmouth’s five modern, in-town, nationally flagged hotels, all located within several blocks of each other in the picturesque downtown, and each highly recommended by our editors.
The AC is the newest, the Sheraton is the only real harbor front property, the Hampton Inn and the Residence Inn, located across the street from each other on Portwalk Place, are a few steps closer to the downtown shopping and dining district, and the very nice Hilton Garden Inn is located on The Hill, a cluster of historic homes. And, the deluxe, new, independent Hotel Thaxter is now open!
Downtown Portsmouth’s Big Five, Plus One New Boutique Hotel
AC Hotel by Marriott Portsmouth Waterfront Portsmouth’s newest full-service hotel features a seasonal, outdoor rooftop bar and restaurant and is located within easy walking distance of the Portsmouth waterfront and Market Square, but don’t expect harbor views from its guestrooms. 299 Vaughan St, Portsmouth (MAP)
Residence Inn One of the newer and arguably the nicest hotel in downtown Portsmouth is the Portsmouth Downtown Waterfront Residence Inn, remarkable for its stylish, contemporary, interior décor and a red brick exterior that blends nicely with Portsmouth’s historic, red brick buildings. 100 Deer St, Portsmouth (MAP)
Hampton Inn & Suites Portsmouth Downtown. Located on Portwalk Place, the contemporary, 120-room Hampton Inn has a saltwater pool, and offers a complimentary self-serve breakfast, and an On-the-Run breakfast bag for guests who arrive in the lobby after 10:30am. 23 Portwalk Place, Portsmouth (MAP)
One Stunning New Boutique Hotel, Opened in December 2022
The palpably deluxe, 15-room Hotel Thaxter opened at 15 Middle Street, Portsmouth in December, 2022, in a carefully restored brick heritage building next door to the John Paul Jones house at the edge of downtown Portsmouth, and in a city brimming with upscale hotel accommodations, it promises to be Portsmouth’s boutique hotel of choice. ()