Hotels in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Portsmouth overview

Portsmouth is special for its historical sites and museums, and known for its monuments and port. You'll find a wide variety of coffee and bar choices. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like Fort Constitution Historical Site. Make some time to enjoy the local sights such as University of New Hampshire. A family-friendly area, Portsmouth also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Portsmouth

With a wide assortment of lodging choices to choose from, Portsmouth has options to suit everyone's style. There are 190 hotels in the Portsmouth area and you can shop as many as 38 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 48 2-star hotels with an average price of $64 per night
  • • 109 3-star hotels with an average price of $85 per night
  • • 22 4-star hotels with an average price of $119 per night
  • • 2 5-star hotels with an average price of $169 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 15574 user reviews of Portsmouth hotels:
  • • Hampton Suites Portsmouth Downtown (Portsmouth)
  • • The Hotel Portsmouth (Portsmouth)
  • • Residence Inn by Marriott Portsmouth Downtown/ Waterfront (Portsmouth)
  • • Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth/Downtown (Portsmouth)
  • • Homewood Suites by Hilton Portsmouth (Portsmouth)

How to get to Portsmouth

Fly in to Manchester, NH (MHT-Manchester-Boston Regional), 35.9 mi (57.8 km) from downtown Portsmouth. Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 50.9 mi (81.9 km) away.

What to see around Portsmouth

Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Water Country
  • • York's Wild Kingdom
  • • York's Wild Kingdom
  • • Center for Wildlife
  • • Casino Cascade Water Slide
A top draw is the area's museums, as well as places like:
  • • Portsmouth Athenaeum
  • • Governor John Langdon House Museum
  • • Warner House
  • • Strawbery Banke Museum
  • • John Paul Jones House Museum
If you're interested in historical sites or monuments, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Portsmouth Brewery
  • • St. John's Episcopal Church
  • • Moffatt-Ladd House
  • • Rundlet-May House
  • • Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window-shopping, here are some favorite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Tugboat Alley
  • • Tanger Outlets Kittery
  • • Kittery Outlets
  • • Fox Run Mall
  • • Blacksmiths Mall
Some top sights in the area include:
  • • Fort Constitution Historical Site
  • • University of New Hampshire

When to visit Portsmouth

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 51°F day, 14°F night
  • • April-June: 81°F day, 30°F night
  • • July-September: 82°F day, 44°F night
  • • October-December: 67°F day, 17°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 12.2 inches
  • • April-June: 13.3 inches
  • • July-September: 11.7 inches
  • • October-December: 13.8 inches