Leisure

Beaches and summer getaways go almost hand-in-hand. Get out and soak up some sun with our recommendations for best beaches near Portsmouth, NH!

Food + Drink

From casual brewery to seafood on the waterfront, we've got recommendations for the best outdoor dining in Portsmouth for your next visit to this charming, seaside city.

Leisure

Head to one of these Portsmouth bookstores during your next trip to grab that perfect book for cozying up in bed after a day spent exploring!

Food + Drink

We consider these two spots to be some of the best Portsmouth restaurants and continue to be top recommendations for all of our guests.

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While we await the announcement of Prescott Park Arts Music Series lineup for 2018, we've got some great spots to hear live music all year long!

Food + Drink

When you're staying at one of our Portsmouth boutique hotels, here are three options for the best coffee shops in Portsmouth.

Food + Drink

While Portsmouth continues to grow its restaurant culture, there is much to be had by crossing the bridge into Kittery, where a culinary renaissance awaits.

Food + Drink

Our city offers a restaurant for every mood and with new spots popping up all the time, we found two new Portsmouth restaurants that are sure to satisfy.

Adventure

Portsmouth is a great place for active families to explore and we've compiled a list of fun things to do with kids in Portsmouth.

Leisure

Whether you're a true yogi or you're new to finding your flow, check out these Portsmouth yoga studios for an hour of zen.

Food + Drink

Keep our list of the best bakeries in Portsmouth (and one just over the river in Kittery) handy for when the sugar craving strikes.

Food + Drink

One of the highlights of staying at the Ale House Inn is the variety of local breweries in Portsmouth to check out.

Adventure

Check out these historic sites to learn all about the naval history of Portsmouth, NH, from the historic seaport to the modern Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Adventure

This summer, get a different view of the city during your visit to Seacoast New Hampshire with a sailing charter in Portsmouth.

Adventure

osh, the manager of The Hotel Portsmouth, gives tips on where to get everything from the best cup of coffee, to the best bowl of chowda' and a must-do before leaving town.

Food + Drink

Portsmouth Restaurant Week is March 30–April 8, 2017, and we couldn't be more excited that some of our favorite Portsmouth restaurants are participating.

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A town that's bustling any time of the year, we have some great recommendations for cozy winter dining options for your next trip to Portsmouth.

Food + Drink

There's no real off season in Portsmouth, bustling even during the winter months. We have some great recommendations for the city's hottest places to dine.

Leisure

With its scenic brick sidewalks and historic buildings, there are plenty of independently-owned Portsmouth shops to peruse for a Seacoast souvenir.

Food + Drink

Chock-full of breweries, Portsmouth is well-established as a beer town. But sometimes you just need a good cocktail and fortunately, this seacoast spot has a good number of places to get those too.

Leisure

Whale watching from a boat — from Portsmouth, NH to Mendocino, CA — is a transformative experience that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime.

Arts + Culture

After a crisp morning of perusing shops along the main drag, chances are you’re going to want to take in a bit of culture at the Portsmouth Historical Society.

Leisure

Portsmouth's Strawberry Banke, an outdoor history museum of 42 historic buildings on 12 acres of land, represents four centuries of American life.

Arts + Culture

What could be better than stumbling onto an outdoor, waterfront theatre or musical event while you’re on a lark? Not much in our opinion.

Food + Drink

It’s totally ok to care about how your coffee tastes, and it doesn’t get much better than the offerings at Profile.

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Billed as “the working man’s oyster bar (albeit a bit dressed up),” Portsmouth's Row 34 specializes in just that.

Food + Drink

Though it is traditionally billed as “rustic,” there is a decidedly contemporary vibe in the dining room at Louie’s in Portsmouth.

Leisure

Nestled into Portsmouth’s historic Custom House and Post Office you will find Book & Bar, a welcome oasis of both knowledge and sustenance. Loosely translated, this means that it’s a bookshop that sells food, coffee, and booze.

Leisure

From deep tissue massages to seaweed wraps, the seacoast spa scene has you covered.

Leisure

Did you know that the seacoast region is home to a number of quaint spots just a stone's throw from our hotel? Check out our top 3 must-do day trips.

Food + Drink

Portsmouth's Restaurant Week is a great excuse to sneak off for an early spring getaway to the New Hampshire seacoast.

Food + Drink

What better way to celebrate Sunday Funday than with a tasty brunch? We polled our co-workers here at Ale House Inn and our sister Portsmouth Lark, The Hotel Portsmouth, and here are your three best brunch bets.

Arts + Culture

Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to get outside and experience the seacoast's artsy side.

Leisure

What's better than ice skating on an outdoor seasonal rink on a beautiful New England winter day? Nothing!

Arts + Culture

If you're looking for something romantic to do this weekend, an intimate concert should do just the trick. Singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy will perform at Portsmouth’s Music Hall Loft in late February.

Arts + Culture

Winter is the perfect time to take in a live show, and The Seacoast Repertory Theatre will be rolling out their newest play, Satchmo at the Waldorf, in late January.

Events

Looking for a great winter weekend getaway? Get hooked on the 5th annual Polar Grill Festival at The Redhook Brewery on Saturday, January 23rd.

Events

Looking for something fun to do on First Night? Ring it in right with us in Port City!

Food + Drink

The only thing better than the sweet smell of something baking in the oven wafting through the halls of The Hotel Portsmouth? When that smell is our Pumpkin Spice Bread.

Arts + Culture

Portsmouth's downtown district is the perfect place to host a multi-venue film festival, especially during the peak of our gorgeous fall foliage season.

Events

F is for fall festivals in Portsmouth! September and October are loaded with events that showcase the best of New Hampshire.

Events

While we hate to say goodbye to summer as much as anyone, we have to admit that we look forward to the start of fall. There's so much to love about the season in Port City, including one of our favorite holidays, Halloween.

From the Nest

A hotel is a bustling epicenter of activity with travelers coming and going, but managers at the Ale House Inn are a steady presence at the front desk and behind it.

From the Nest

Many of us are well-versed in being a hotel guest, but have you ever wondered what it's like to run the show behind the scenes?

Food + Drink

Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a great place for dining outside in the summer, and it’s particularly all about “The Decks.”

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In just 10 minutes from our front steps at the Ale House Inn, you can walk to Maine. Better yet, you can walk to an ISLAND in Maine by way of a bridge over the Piscataqua River

Food + Drink

In a state like New Hampshire with so many notable breweries, which one do you choose?

Adventure

Residents of Portsmouth balance out the long New Hampshire winters by living an active life outdoors when summer finally comes around.

Arts + Culture

Brews and tunes go hand in hand.

Food + Drink

Our mothers always told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and now as adults, we must admit we agree (we're mentally preparing for the "I told you so" coming our way).

Adventure

Sometimes the only way to get through the winter is to start dreaming of the warmer temperatures and greener ground that come with spring.

Food + Drink

We like to be true to our Portsmouth boutique hotel's unique name!

Food + Drink

Did you know that beer the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage?

Arts + Culture

Looking for unique gifts this holiday season? The Portsmouth Holiday Arts Tour this weekend (Nov 22-24) won't disappoint.

From the Nest

We're excited to add Ale House Inn in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to our collection of boutique properties located in iconic, New England destinations.