Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel

New Hampshire, New England

The hotel

If you like messing about on the water, this is the Portsmouth pad for you (and not just because of the heated pool inside). Just a stroll from Picataqua River, it’s an easy walk to the docks for the city’s harbour cruises – and you get glimpses of the water as you amble around the property. Some of the best views are from the casual but creative Two-Fifty Market – tucked away under the sweeping staircase of Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, it’s a contemporary setting for classic dishes and New England favourites, including those ‘must tries’: lobster rolls and clam chowder (although it’s the harbour views that steal the show as you dine). The waterfront location also puts you close to Market Square, which throws you into coastal New England life, and to sights like Strawbery Banke Museum and historic Moffatt-Ladd House.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Next to the Du Da Spa which offers an exclusive 70 minute sports massage for Sheraton guests, this hotel is close to Market Square and the Picataqua River, with its harbour cruises, It’s also half a mile from Strawbery Banke Museum, and a mile from Museum-Albacore Submarine, Moffatt-Ladd House, and John Paul Jones House. Wentworth Coolidge Historic Mansion is 1.5 miles away, Fox Run Mall is 2.5 miles away, and The Kittery Outlets is just over 3 miles away. The Seacoast, Maine, and New Hampshire Beaches are around five miles from the hotel. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 1 hour 40 minutes.

Hotel information

193 rooms and suites. All with the Sheraton Signature bed, 37" flatscreen LCD HDTV, WiFi access*, mini-bar* and tea/coffee maker. Traditional Rooms are 290-360 sq ft with 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Two-Fifty Market (American menu; open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Indoor swimming pool (heated). Room service*. 24-hour fitness centre. Du.Da Spa*. WiFi access*. Valet parking $24 plus tax per day and self parking $19 plus tax per day (payable locally; subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating In need of renovation

Sep 25, 2020 868floridatim Gainesville, Florida

The hotel itself is ideally situated within walking distance of coffee shops, brew pubs, restaurants and historic Portsmouth. The first floor of the hotel has a nicely appointed lobby, restaurant and bar. The staff at the front desk and restaurant were welcoming and competent. Unfortunately, the rooms and room floor areas were several years past… Read more
The hotel itself is ideally situated within walking distance of coffee shops, brew pubs, restaurants and historic Portsmouth. The first floor of the hotel has a nicely appointed lobby, restaurant and bar. The staff at the front desk and restaurant were welcoming and competent. Unfortunately, the rooms and room floor areas were several years past a renovation. Every room door is scratched. All hallway carpets are stained. My room had a dingy carpet, older faucets, cracked caulking, torn wall paper and curtains falling off the curtain rods. I have stayed at this hotel several times over the last 15 years and I was sad to see this. There are newer hotels downtown Portsmouth that may be worth taking a look at. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Solid Sheraton, short walk to shops

Sep 23, 2020 Evan E

The location is pretty good as it's only a few blocks to the downtown shopping district and restaurants. Hotel is in good shape overall, but will likely need to be refurbished in the next few years. The views of the water from the higher floor rooms is not very picturesque as most of the shoreline in the immediate area in commercial. Being a… Read more
The location is pretty good as it's only a few blocks to the downtown shopping district and restaurants. Hotel is in good shape overall, but will likely need to be refurbished in the next few years. The views of the water from the higher floor rooms is not very picturesque as most of the shoreline in the immediate area in commercial. Being a Marriott Titanium member we got upgraded to a suite, which was great. We had a few options for our welcome gifts, but the breakfast delivered to the room seemed like the best option, which was decent. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Location great, hotel nice BUT, not as clean as it should have been

Sep 20, 2020 vegasbride07 Manalapan, New Jersey

I liked the hotel and the location BUT, in this time of Covid and hoping hotels were taking extra steps to ensure cleanliness I was disgusted to find someone else's food and drinks left in the refrigerator. Tells me the housekeeping staff did not clean thoroughly. No excuse for this. I reported to the front desk who just said they'd make a note… Read more
I liked the hotel and the location BUT, in this time of Covid and hoping hotels were taking extra steps to ensure cleanliness I was disgusted to find someone else's food and drinks left in the refrigerator. Tells me the housekeeping staff did not clean thoroughly. No excuse for this. I reported to the front desk who just said they'd make a note of it. Doubt they did. Who knows what else wasn't cleaned. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Love Portsmouth, Skip the Sheraton

Sep 7, 2020 spin4lyf Boca Raton, Florida

I don't even know what to say about the disgusting room we were given. I asked for non smoking, clean room. We were shoved in some corner, VERY outdated room that REEKED of smoke. The wallpaper was peeling off the walls, the sink was cracked, the toilet and tub were very low to the ground. Very old, very outdated, and the front desk help… Read more
I don't even know what to say about the disgusting room we were given. I asked for non smoking, clean room. We were shoved in some corner, VERY outdated room that REEKED of smoke. The wallpaper was peeling off the walls, the sink was cracked, the toilet and tub were very low to the ground. Very old, very outdated, and the front desk help wasn't nice. Skip the Sheraton and go to The Residence Inn. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect hotel near Portsmouth attractions

Sep 2, 2020 SFO415415 San Francisco, California

Stayed here for 2 days while taking in the sites of Portsmouth which were all within in East walking distance. Check in was easy as was parking. Our room was a suite on the top floor overlooking the harbor and bridges to Maine. The receptionists were quite friendly as was the valet. We had a large two floor apartment with a large living room,… Read more
Stayed here for 2 days while taking in the sites of Portsmouth which were all within in East walking distance. Check in was easy as was parking. Our room was a suite on the top floor overlooking the harbor and bridges to Maine. The receptionists were quite friendly as was the valet. We had a large two floor apartment with a large living room, dining room, full kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, stove, full sized fridge, pots and pans, utensils) with a balcony. The upper floor had a master bedroom with a bathroom, a second bathroom with a second bedroom. There was a staircase leading up to that floor. There was AC individually controlled on each floor. Read less