Boutique Hotel Near Downtown Portsmouth, NH
Explore all that coastal New Hampshire has to offer during your stay at our Dover hotel near downtown Portsmouth. Take a day trip across Little Bay Bridge into Portsmouth, named “one of the most culturally rich destinations in the country” by The National Trust for Historic Preservation, where you’ll find an area rich with boutique shopping, world-class restaurants, live entertainment, and historic waterfront sites.
It’s less than a 20-minute drive from our hotel near downtown Portsmouth, NH and there’s an abundance of sights to see when you get there. Stay with us for the complete guest experience and enjoy a beautiful day trip downtown!
Discover the Port City
Park your car for the day and walk the streets of Portsmouth, revered as “a walkable city with distinct character” by National Geographic Traveler. Settled in 1623, Portsmouth is home to carefully preserved history and culture of New England, where visitors can window shop at quaint shops and upscale boutiques amidst cobblestone streets and architecture reminiscent of a style from the pre-Civil War era.
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a working seaport, and take in the picturesque views from the waterfront decks of the city’s iconic tugboats on the Piscataqua RiverIt’s easy to live like the locals and dine at our favorite hidden gems of restaurants, with recommendations you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re a cultural explorer, a foodie, or in need of retail therapy, Portsmouth is waiting for you.
Outdoor History Museum From 1630
For over four centuries, Strawbery Banke has been Portsmouth’s longest existing neighborhood, with every element of its history carefully preserved. Amidst the 32 authentic buildings from the 1700s, costumed role-players share the stories of past families who had lived there and worked in the port city.
This outdoor museum includes 8 gorgeous gardens, maritime exhibits, and a variety of seasonal events for visitors to truly experience the charm of Portsmouth.
Live Music and Entertainment
Why not enjoy a lovely day seaside at one of New Hampshire’s many beaches in the Lakes Region or relax with drinks and a live band in the evening? Prescott Park is one of Portsmouth’s lovely waterfront parks, boasting gardens, trails, and a stunning outdoor venue for outdoor movies and concerts. There’s live music all summer long in the park! Another one of our favorite local venues is The Music Hall, a hotspot for arts and culture here in Portsmouth. Attend a concert, Broadway show, or live comedy show for a stunning evening out!
Start planning your trip today and book a room at our Dover hotel near downtown Portsmouth, NH for quality accommodations and local insight into our favorite area attractions!