Martin Hill Inn

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by zabelle on June 15, 2006

I did a lot of research before deciding where we would spend our anniversary weekend. I wanted the most romantic room I could find. I also wanted to have a great breakfast included in the price.

I fell in love with the Library the first time I looked at the Martin Hill website but it wasn’t available for Friday or Saturday. Bummer, so I kept looking but nothing else came even close so I did the smart thing I changed our stay to Sunday night.

Margot was waiting when we arrived at 4pm on Sunday with a warm greeting. After showing us to our room she offered to help me pick a restaurant for dinner. She has a whole basket full of menus from local restaurants and we debated the pros and cons of a great many. As it turned out neither one of us had the last say, Al chose the Blue Mermaid. Since we were the first guests to check in Margot took me around and showed me all the other beautiful rooms in both the original house and the guest house.

Whether you want to save a little money and pick one of the less expensive rooms, or you want to have a queen and a twin bedded room decorated with painting done by local artists (which are for sale) every one of them is beautiful and really there is no picking a bad room.

Our room is in the Main house on the second floor. The house unfortunately is not fully handicap accessible. There are several rooms on the first floor but there are still at least a couple of steps to get into the house and because it is an old house the doors are too narrow for a wheel chair. Our room is large and has a canopy bed. I had let Margot know about my preference for down pillows and they were delivered to our room while we were out to dinner. I have to say that before we even visited I had received a call to ask if I had any dietary restrictions and if there was anything they could do to make our night more perfect. I was very impressed with this level of service.

There are no TVs in the house but there is Wi-Fi. There is also air-conditioning. Our room had a comfortable wing back chair where I worked on my computer and a love seat. There is also a desk and chair and a beautiful antique armoire. Lighting was excellent with four lamps and a ceiling fixture. The bathroom has Gilchrest and Soames amenities.

Breakfast is served between 8 and 9am in the dining room and alternates egg and starch choices. We had apple french toast, sausage patties, and slices of watermelon. Breakfast began with cantaloupe. You pick your beverage choice.. We met two honeymoon couples, a business woman and a couple on vacation from Virginia. It was everything we love about B&B.

Martin Hill Inn
404 Islington Rd.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801
(603) 436-2287

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