Our B&B was the first lodging in downtown Portsmouth (1978). There is a distinct difference when you stay with us versus the modern hotels in town. 

We invite you to settle into one of our uniquely decorated rooms while enjoying our seacoast town and the surrounding area. From your room, you can walk to downtown Market Square in just 10-15 minutes, and you can walk to the river waterfront in 20 minutes.  

Both buildings that comprise the Martin Hill Inn represent typical New England architectural styles. The Main house is in the Greek Revival style while the Guest House is known locally as a Gable-entry New Englander. Both are decorated for comfort in styles that reflect the long history of the area, creating an ambiance that sets them apart from typical chain hotels. Room Amenities are listed below and to further assist you in choosing your room, visit this blog post for answers to many popular questions about our rooms.

Each of our rooms is individually decorated and has its own atmosphere for you to enjoy. So that your stay is comfortable, all our rooms include the amenities listed below.  Please note, we can only accommodate two people per room (even Ranger).

  • King or queen-size bed
  • Comfortable chairs or loveseats with reading lamps
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • End-table refrigerator
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Private bathroom with fluffy cotton towels
  • Full line of bath amenities
  • Hair dryers
  • Air conditioning
  • Afternoon refreshments
  • Complimentary sherry
  • Complimentary bottled water,  snacks and wrapped chocolates
  • Complimentary full breakfast
Bedroom with queen and twin poster beds

Ranger Room - Main House

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Bedroom with queen wrought iron bed

Dashing Wave Room - Guest House

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bedroom with queen poster bed

Typhoon Room - Main House

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bedroom with king bed, red print drapes

Noonday Suite - Guest House

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Blue & white bedroom with large canopy bed

Cathedral Room - Main House

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Pink and white bedroom with king bed

Nightingale Room - Guest House

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Online Availability, Reservations & Deposits

You can check online availability and room rates and make reservation requests through the above link.
Or, call us at (603) 436-2287, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Deposits can be made with MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or personal checks.  We also accept Portsmouth a la Carte Gift Cards.  Sorry, we do not participate in Bed & Breakfast.com gift certificate program.
Room rates include a full breakfast served from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 am each morning. Rates do not include state tax and housekeeping gratuity.


Quiet Season: $135 to $150 // Shoulder Season: $135.00 to $165.00 // High Season: $170 to $210

Minimum night stays may apply.  Rates are subject to change.

Bedroom with spindle bed

Sea Witch Suite - Guest House

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