Delicious breakfasts and tea in the afternoon; comfortable, well-appointed bedrooms, all with private baths, phones, Wi-fi, reading lamps, in-room TV/VCR or DVDs and cable, a full-service, luxury day spa in the attached barn, front porch overlooking the sunny garden and quiet sitting area within the shade garden. Within a short walk to Portsmouth, NH, or to Kittery downtowns, and a short drive to Kittery Outlet shopping, beaches, museums, parks, live performances and movies. About an hour from Boston. Perfect for romantic get-aways, bridal parties, honeymoons, anniversary celebrations, and reunions of good friends.
Dido is possibly the most charming and quietest room in the house. Decorated with delicate vining and floral wallpaper in soft pastel tones, with four-poster beds, white hemstitched curtains, a hooked Claire Murray rug, and a writing desk and comfortable chair, Dido, on the second floor, looks Northwards, inland, and out over our shade garden. It may be set up either as two twin beds, or one king-size bed. There is an antique pedestal sink in the bathroom.
Minx, peaceful and serene, decorated in ocean and seaglass colors, and having the largest bathroom in the house, features lovely views out over the river.
On the third floor, Royal George is furnished with antique dresser and armoire and an antique king-size bed and private sitting area, and features views out over the harbor and across the river to Portsmouth. The sitting area can accommodate a cot for a third adult.
Romantic Red! This room is nestled in a cozy second-floor corner of the Inn and provides water views from both windows. The room is furnished with a queen size bed and antique decor in both the bed and bath rooms.
Alice is located under the eaves and is hand-painted in green and white stripes, with a queen-size bed, wicker dresser, antique armoire, and a deep soaking tub/European hand held shower combination in the bath. Alice looks out over the river, then to Badger Island and Portsmouth.
4.4 on September 16, 2013
We were only able to stay one night, but would have stayed longer if we could. Our host called prior to our stay to assure that our accommodations were just right, down or synthetic pillows, other allergies, etc. What a nice thing to do! Our room was lovely, food was great and the location was perfect for us. Thanks and we hope to visit again.
5 on May 28, 2013
Amazing facility! The Dido room was immaculate and the attached bath was clean and modern. The views of the private gardens (in springtime bloom) and the partial view of the harbor were wonderful. Quiet, clean and beautiful. Other rooms afford breathtaking views of the river and of Portsmouth, NH. Fantastic service! Due to a delayed flight, we arrived horribly late. The inn keepers were gracious and accommodating, we got settled in with no fuss or drama! During our 1 week stay, we never skipped fresh coffee in the morning or the elegant breakfasts prepared by the inn keepers. The food was nutritious and ever changing, we were always pleasantly surprised and never disappointed. The inn is easily accessible from the interstate and until the bridges are repaired in summer of 2013, a free shuttle (just a few minute’s walk from the Inn) will bring you into the heart of downtown Portsmouth. The Inn is only a few driving minutes from the Kittery Outlets, Old Town Kittery and the Interstate. Well worth the stay, if even for a night, and an exceptional value for the long term guest. H from Tustin
4.6 on August 05, 2012
Terrific find! We just had a 2 night stay, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The innkeeper was fabulous, taking care of all needs. This is what you hope for when you stay at a B&B. Comfortable room with all the amenities, nice public areas, with complimentary Sherry and Port to sit in the parlour, or the porch outside. Fabulous breakfast. Only downside was that the bridge to Portsmouth (Rt. 1) is now not open (until 7/2013) to even foot traffic. However, there is a shuttle that is right across the street that leaves every hour on the hour, and is about 7-8 minutes. We highly recommend, and would stay again.
5 on June 26, 2012
... an absolutely delightful Bed & Breakfast! Lynn and Rick were cordial and accomodating. We spent several nights at the inn on a long-weekend getaway, and we couldn't have been more pleased. The home is charming and cozy, with a delightful porch and garden. Coffee in the rocking chairs and salt air is a lovely combination. And a comfy sit in the parlor in the evenings before bed was very refreshing. Our room was wonderfully appointed and very comfortable. Only the fresh, delicious coffee could drag me out of that bed! Breakfast was always very delightful and unique. Lynn has wonderful recipes and is quite the cook! The inn is a great launching point for places of interest up and down the coast.
4.6 on June 01, 2012
My husband and I immediately felt at home here -- clean, crisp bedclothes, spotless bathroom, gourmet breakfasts and fragrant garden. It was as though we were transported back to the late 1800s, right down to the antiques and the view of the harbor. Other plusses were the walkable neighborhood, proximity to a good lobster restaurant and the complementary cookies in the afternoon and sherry and dark chocolate at night. Add a stimulating but relaxing massage by Katina and the long weekend here was a delightful way to participate in our daughter's graduation from UNH.
4.8 on December 30, 2011
This place is just wonderful! It exceeded all my expectations in every single way. I believe this is the perfect place for every occasion. I stayed here during a weekend getaway with my husband and it satisfied all of our needs: we got delicious gourmet meals, our room was quiet, the service was stellar, they recommendations were excellent and the spa services were perfect! The atmosphere and location are very convenient. We even had the opportunity to meet the owner, Lynn, who is lovely and made our stay very pleasant. I will definitely go back!
4.0 on August 15, 2011
My daughter and I stayed at the Portsmouth Harbor Inn and Spa for 2 nights the last week in July 2011. Leslie is a delightful InnKeeper. She has perfected the breakfast meal. We preferred something simply and she was very happy to go out of her way to make a delightful, yet simply fresh and healthy breakfast. The rooms are very darling, the beds are very comfortable. It is very easy to walk around the small town where the Inn is located or walk across the bridge to the next state-Portsmouth, NH. Kittery,ME is beautiful during the summer.
5 on May 26, 2011
I intended to book a hotel room in Portsmouth for a quick getaway to celebrate my wife's birthday, but we couldn't have been more delighted that none were available. We literally "found" the Portsmouth Harbor Inn & Spa on very short notice. Lynn's attention to hospitality and detail is evident in every aspect of your stay, from complementary chocolates, sherry and port, to the comfortable and whimsical antiques in the rooms, to her well informed recommendations on teas and dinner out. My wife tells me her massage at the spa was soothing, and we can both attest to the delicious "family style" two course breakfast we shared with the Inn's other guests. The garden shows loving care and the neighborhood is quiet with a park, shops and satisfying restaurants all within easy walking distance.
5 on January 23, 2011
Portsmouth Harbor Inn and Spa is a relaxing, welcoming Bed and Breakfast just a short walk from historic, scenic downtown Portsmouth, N.H. We enjoy returning each year for an extended weekend. The Inn is a beautiful, comfortable home with lovely gardens, in immaculate condition. The hosts have always provided a warm welcome, making us feel as though we are friends returning to visit. They are extremely knowledgeable about the area.
5 on September 15, 2009
This is a relaxing, lovely place which offers a unique experience because of the adjoining spa! We loved the Valora room - so comfortable, and quiet, and the breakfasts were delicious! The innkeeper gave spot-on restaurant recommendations and was very helpful with area activities and points-of-interest. The massages and facials at the spa were fabulous. An all-around excellent stay!
Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.)
Take I-95 North to Maine, and follow the directions above.
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Spa
CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Piano, Videos , Full service Day Spa, Poland Spring water, Free onsite parking
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi
Lynn Spann Bowditch
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluten-free, Vegan
Real Maine Wild Blueberry Pancakes
The best pancakes ever! Fresh butter and eggs and real, tart-sweet, tiny wild Maine blueberries. Always served with real maple syrup.