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Welcome to Martin Hill Inn!

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

Take a look at our Specials and Packages Section for the off-season Shoppers’ Special and Business Persons’ Week-day Special! (Stay for as low as $101.00 per night!).  Specials end May 15th.

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; honey-glazed pears 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!

Spring 2015!

I know it doesn’t seem possible, but spring is sproinging out there!  And if you want evidence, consider some of April’s events…

April’s numero uno attraction is Restaurant Week, from April 9-18.  Many of our restaurants (click the link for a list) offer a reduced price fixed menu.  Its a great way to sample our culinary scene letting them do the heavy lifting of menu selection while saving a few bucks.

While you aren’t eating The Music Hall offers its usual eclectic variety of movies, music and theater.  Some April highlights include the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on the 3rd, the Russian National Ballet on the 4th, a Frozen sing along on the 11th and the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on the 24th.

Portsmouth’s vibrant theater community does not miss a beat.  The West End Studio Theater presents “Goblin Market” and “Galileo’s Pendulum”.  Seacoast Rep has “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline”, while Player’s Ring offers “Marat/Sade” and “Seminar”

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:  Happy First Anniversary!  Russ & I bought the B&B on November 22, 2013.  We have had a very successful first year – completed some renovations and are in the process of others.  For instance, our garden (which so many of you commented on) promises to be even better next year.  So- 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 that the second year will be even more rewarding and enjoyable!  Thank you!