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Welcome to Martin Hill Inn!

We are very excited to announce that we were named Yankee Magazine Best of New England Editor’s Choice (May/June 2015) Best Garden-Lovers B&B!!  We are thrilled and honored.

And ….we just received this from Dream Vacation Magazine – I would like to let you know that the Martin Hill Inn was featured in “33 Best Weekend Getaways in New Hampshire”  Terrific news for us!

See our Specials and Packages page for the 2015 Holidays Shoppers’ Special and our off-season Business Travelers’ Special.

Inquire about our Gift Cards or purchase on-line – great Holiday Gifts!

As you have requested – We now accept Amex, as well as Visa, MasterCard, and Discover!

Make your visit to New England memorable with a stay at our bed and breakfast in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Situated just a 10-minute walk into downtown’s Market Square, our B&B is your home away from home while exploring more than 380 years of New England history.

Located only an hour from Portland, Manchester, and Boston, Portsmouth is home to some of the seacoast’s best local shops, theatre and musical attractions, historic homes, and finest restaurants. Our friendly and helpful staff is always happy to suggest local attractions and make reservations at the area’s best restaurants based on your unique tastes and interests.


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Inside our two early 19th-century buildings, each of the guest rooms is uniquely appointed and features a luxurious queen or king bed, private en-suite bath, reading chairs, original artwork and antiques, as well as modern conveniences such as end-table refrigerators, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs.

Our two-course full breakfast is served in our inviting dining room.  We offer such epicurean delights as homemade muffins and scones;  and peach-raspberry crumble; savory omelets and quiche; mouth-watering waffles, pancakes and stuffed French Toast.  We are proud to offer locally grown and locally sourced food.  With advanced notice, we are pleased to offer gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, or lactose-free breakfasts for our guests.  Breakfast is included in the room rate.

On a warm summer afternoon, savor a glass of wine or a refreshing lemonade in our cool shade gardens, while discussing dinner plans or tomorrow’s activities. A hot coffee or fresh pot of loose-leaf tea and homemade cookies await your return to Martin Hill Inn on a snowy afternoon.

We look forward to helping you explore the town that National Geographic Traveler Magazine ranked #6 on its list of Most Historic Places in the United States.  See you soon.

Current Events in Portsmouth!

Autumn 2015!

Hard to believe summer is ending and fall is fast upon us.   Though I hate to see summer go, I am quite relieved that the humidity has been replaced with beautiful sunny, dry, crisp days and pleasant evenings.  Lots of apple picking going on and we are ready for leaf-peeping season.  Also – we are taking  reservations for the December Weekends’ Candlelight Strolls which takes place each December weekend.  This year there is something extra special happening at Strawbery Banke and I am copying the information  right from their website:

NEW! Pickwick’s at the Banke presents Holiday Dinners in the Historic William Pitt Tavern
Three seatings on each evening of Candlelight Stroll  (4 pm, 6 pm , 8 pm). Limited seating.
4-course menu by Chef Evan Mallett with libations by The Portsmouth Brewery
$65 adult, $25 children under 12. Separate ticket required (for dinner ticket, click here).

For details on the Holiday Dinner menu, click here.


For live music listings and all the other things Portsmouth has to offer, check out the events calendar at

#1 Frequently Asked Question:  How far is the Inn from downtown Market Square and the Portsmouth shops and restaurants?  Answer:  10-15 minute walk or 1/2 mile.

About the Innkeepers:  Coming up on our second anniversary,  Russ & I bought the B&B on November 22, 2013.  We have had a very successful second year – completed some renovations and are in the process of others.  Despite our status as novice gardeners, the garden really came through!  Once again Russ and I (Meg) want to thank our guests, our friends, including all of you who have connected with us on social media, and local businesses and people who have been so welcoming and supportive.  Here’s hoping our third year will be even more rewarding and enjoyable!  Thank you!