Portsmouth's first bed & breakfast has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1978. Our guests enjoy choosing from our seven unique rooms located in two 19th century houses connected by a brick and gravel walkways through our lush water and perennial gardens. You can walk 10 minutes to downtown Portsmouth's many attractions including restaurants, boutiques, historic homes & waterfront. For on-line availability and booking, please visit our website.
One of our most requested rooms for romantic escapes, this large second floor room has a canopy bed with English bed dressings. The wide pine board floor is original to the house. Furnishings include an antique English mahogany armoire, mahogany writing table with century series chair and antique lamp stands. A camelback loveseat and wingback chair provide ample room for relaxing with a good book.
This light, airy, second floor room has a four-poster bed, antique armoir and a writing table. Relax in the two wingback chairs under ample lighting for reading or writing home. The wide pine board floor is original. Guests keep returning to this room for the elegant quality created by the Williamsburg wallpaper. The private bath has an oversized shower stall.
The easy first floor access welcomes our guests to this large, formal, room with two antique mahogany beds and a large armoire. Whether you are writing a post card home at the antique writing desk with a mahogany shield back chair or relaxing on the love seat or wingback chair, this spacious room is sure to please. The twin bed, in addition to the queen bed, is perfect for friends traveling together.
This sunny second floor, corner room in the Guest House has an iron and brass bed, a large closet and lovely sitting area. The traditional painted wood floors were discovered in a recent re-modeling. The private bath has a stall shower.
This lovely second floor room in the Guest House contains a wooden spindle bed, but it is the sitting area and enamel claw foot tub with European hand-held shower that draw guests to this room time and again. The overstuffed loveseat and a Governor Winthrop secretary desk make the sitting area the perfect place to relax with a book or start writing your memoir.
A formal, first floor room in our Guest House, the room has a colonial decor with oriental accents. The room contains a king size bed, antique mahogany armoire, sofa, writing table and chair, and plenty of reading light. The private bathroom has a stall shower.
Our most popular room from spring to fall, this first floor room in the Guest House has a beautiful bed hanging framing the king-size bed. There is a writing desk and an Empire style bedside table. The adjoining sitting room with two arm chairs opens into the private solarium and entrance overlooking the water garden. Relax with friends in the solarium before going to dinner.
4.8 on October 09, 2014
The hosts were charming and friendly. Breakfasts were delicious and the location meant easy walking distance or trolley ride to the centre.
5 on October 14, 2012
The place was lovely. The innkeeper (Margot) was so nice and dedicated. Breakfast was spectacular. I would strongly recommend this place is you want to have the whole New England experience.
4.8 on October 02, 2012
We stayed in the Cathedral Room in the main house and it was a treat to return to at day's end. The breakfast was delicious and we were given excellent recommendations for places to eat for lunch & dinner. Worth a return trip!
4.0 on February 06, 2012
Very quaint and classic inn. Wonderful homemade breakfast with a welcoming atmosphere. great location, few miles from downtown Portsmouth. Recommend to all who need a quiet getaway.
2.8 on February 06, 2012
Small room, tiniest bathroom ever served a purpose -- a good night's sleep and a safe, clean place to stay as we explored charming Portsmouth. The price was right and breakfast yummy. We will return to this beautiful area.
5 on January 07, 2012
Charming rooms, very accommodating hostess, delicious breakfasts with local foods as much as possible and great conversations. We love to walk, often hiking through the snow around Odiorne Point in the afternoon before our arrival at the Inn where we are greeted with a hot cup of tea and homemade cookies. Conversation abounds of the latest movies and books and happenings in the port city of Portsmouth. Margot is a great resource for culture and dining options; she truly listens to our interests and needs, always making our stay like a home away from our home in Canterbury, NH.
5 on December 04, 2011
We've stayed twice in this lovely inn in the past year, and our opinion hasn't changed - it's a gem. The rooms are big and well furnished, the dining room filled with antiques, good coffee at all hours, and a most welcoming landlady. We'll pick this inn again whenever we're in the region.
4.0 on October 06, 2011
A great & convenient place to stay for exploring Portsmouth. Welcoming staff. Clean rooms - great value. Lovely breakfast. Knowledgeable hosts. All we could have wished for.
3.6 on August 01, 2011
The ambience was one of total relaxation. Beautifully appointed rooms and an innkeeper who worked at making our weekend comfortable.
4.0 on June 22, 2011
Very helpful owner and staff; great breakfast. Really well situated B&B just a few minutes walk to the center of town and easy parking behind the Inn. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Portsmouth
Manchester, NH (MHT) 50 miles
From Boston: I-95 North to exit 6 - Portsmouth. Right on Woodbury Ave 1/2 mile to stop sign. Right to traffic light. Left on Islington St 2/10 mile to Martin Hill Inn.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Odiorne State Park, Downtown Shops + Resteraunts, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River
Bed and Breakfast
Amenities Basket, Board games, Telephone , Seasonal Garden Seating, I-Pod Docking Stations
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Billiards, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Brewery Tours, Brewery Tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Meg Hunter & Russ Levreault