Inn by the Bandstand

6 Front St , Exeter, NH 03833 USA (Show map)


Our Inn is the historic Sullivan/Sleeper house, originally built in 1809. It features 9 guest rooms each beautifully decorated with antiques and fine linens. Seven of the rooms have working fireplaces that operate during the winter months. We offer complimentary coffee and tea, luxurious bath robes in your room and a full breakfast each morning. Wake up to Belgian waffles, Eggs Benedict, fresh fruit and freshly baked goods. After breakfast, you can explore charming downtown Exeter, New Hampshire with the American Independence Museum, quaint shops and plenty of fine dining. We are also just a short drive from the beautiful coastline, the outlets at Kittery, Maine and a quick Amtrak ride from Boston. Come snuggle up at the Inn By The Bandstand and relax with us!


Location Type

8 Miles from the coast, 20 Minutes from Maine, Downtown, Small town, Village


Manchester, NH (MHT) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Interstate 95: Take exit 2 BEFORE the toll booth (route 101 west). Take route 101 west for about 6 miles to exit 11 (Route 108 south). Off the exit ramp turn left (south) on Route 108 for approximately 1 1/2 miles and you will come to a "T" intersection with a light (High Street). Turn right and drive to the center of Exeter (3 blocks). You will see the bandstand on your left with the Inn by the Bandstand on the corner. Parking is available at the rear of the inn (accessed via the town municipal parking lot, then into the Town employees parking lot) or from April – October you may park in the public parking at the front of the Inn. (NOTE: parking in front of the Inn and certain areas of the Municipal lot is BANNED during the winter months: November through March!)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Historical Sites, Phillips Exeter Academy, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Piano, Wedding Facilities , Two Rooms with Jacuzzi Tubs, Complimentary Port Wine In-Room, Complimentary Bottled Water in Room, Honeymoon Suite, Outside Patio with Gas Fireplace

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Billiards, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum weekend two-night stay during May through October
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit in the amount of one night stay required.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation policy must be in writing 14 days in advance and a $25.00 cancellation fee will be charged. On Holiday/Premium days 30 days notice is required. Any reservations cancelled after the 14/30 day restriction will be charged the full amount of the reservation.



Jaime Lopez

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM -9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: In Room On Request (Extra Charge), Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Eggs Benedict
A classic! Delicately poached eggs with Canadian bacon on lightly toasted English muffin, all topped with the classic Hollandaise sauce.