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1 room, 2 adults

The Sailmaker's House

3.5-star3.5 stars
314 Court Street, Portsmouth, NH, 03801, United States of America

Portsmouth city-center guestrooms with comfy beds
  • Free WiFi and free parking

Restrictions related to your trip

New Hampshire may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • We had an phenomenal stay at this perfect spot! It’s was private yet a short walk from…Nov. 5, 2020
  • Really well appointed and quiet. Excellent condition. Oct. 8, 2020

The Sailmaker's House

from A$181
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ensuite (1)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Ensuite (4)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ensuite (2)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Allergy Friendly (3)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Ensuite (5)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ensuite (6)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Bathtub (7)
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony (8)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Allergy Friendly (9)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Bathtub (10)
  • Standard Double Room, 2 Twin Beds, Bathtub (7)

What’s around The Sailmaker's House


  • Heart of Portsmouth
  • Market Square - 1 min walk
  • Governor John Langdon House Museum - 2 min walk
  • Strawbery Banke Museum - 3 min walk
  • Portsmouth Athenaeum - 4 min walk
  • Warner House - 4 min walk
  • Players Ring Theatre - 4 min walk
  • Prescott Park - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Logan Intl. Airport (BOS) - 65 min drive
  • Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional) - 36 min drive
  • Dover Transportation Center - 18 min drive
  • Exeter Station - 23 min drive
  • Wells Regional Transportation Center - 25 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • New Hampshire may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
There is no front desk at this property. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance. For same day bookings made after 6 PM, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking on site (limited)

  • Free street parking nearby

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1800
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Handrails in stairways
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • MP3 docking station
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

The Sailmaker's House’s small print

Also known as

  • Sailmaker's House Inn Portsmouth
  • Sailmaker's House Inn
  • Sailmaker's House Portsmouth
  • Sailmaker's House
  • The Sailmaker's House Inn
  • The Sailmaker's House Portsmouth
  • The Sailmaker's House Inn Portsmouth


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Sailmaker's House

  • Does The Sailmaker's House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Sailmaker's House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Sailmaker's House?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Sailmaker's House?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at The Sailmaker's House?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Sailmaker's House?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Sailmaker's House?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Popovers On The Square (4-min walk), Mombo Restaurant (4-min walk), and Moxy (4-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at The Sailmaker's House?
    No, this inn doesn't have a casino, but Ocean Gaming Casino (21-min drive) and Casino Ballroom (21-min drive) are both nearby.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 159 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
SailMakers house
I loved the place. My room was cozy. No front desk. Everything was easy.
Angela, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Spot Just Outside of Downtown
A clean & comfortable stay - a short walk to downtown restaurants and bars
Eric, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
A beautiful alternative to a regular hotel. Exceptionally clean and beyond comfortable. Highly recommend!
shannon, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great B&B in Portsmouth Historic District
The property is conveniently located in the historic district of Portland, close to Market Square and loads of great shops and restaurants in walking distance. Self-service check-in was very easy. There is ample parking available. The property is clean, well-maintained and secure. Highly recommended!
Matthew D, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Comfortable, Convenient, and Classy
We never encountered anyone else on the property. Check in instructions were easy and the code to the door and our rooms was already programmed in. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was very nice. All around, it was a very enjoyable stay and in really close proximity to many attractions in downtown Portsmouth.
Matthew, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
The only thing I would complain about, is the musty smell in our room. Otherwise it was fabulous.
us1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Impossible to get support from the manager.
This was a regretful experience. The place is clean-ish if we ignore the fact that the sink was clogged when we arrived, more like slow draining, we stayed one night so we just needed to wait to be able to use it again. The location is unbeatable, and the property is nicely decorated. I didn't have problems with parking as the others mentioned, but then again, we only stayed one night (Sunday). My daughter describe the place as an Airbnb instead of a hotel, and as the manager rudely remarked, it is not a bed and breakfast as explained in their website (hard to know when we book thru this site), so don't expect to have breakfast. If you book and they give you room no.2 my advice is to cancel immediately. That room should be either an office or a storage room but it is not conditioned well enough to be a room for people to actually rest. Besides the fact that is 5 feet from the road, it's right at the entrance and just behind the station with the water and snacks. We couldn't open the door once without having to run into another guest and the loud voices were disturbing. Also, this is an old building, so don't expect sound proofing. The people staying right above you would drive you crazy with the heavy steps. They provide earplugs, the last time I used earplugs to sleep at an accommodation was at a hostel. I tried to communicate with the manager twice, then I got a message after we left saying they had read them; evidently, they decided to dismiss them.
Annelisse, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great little Inn located close to all the activity in Portsmouth!
Kelly, us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Beautiful space in an amazing location! This was exactly what I was looking for and it did not disappoint. Effortless check in and out. Perfect for people traveling during Covid times.
Heather, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stay here if in Portsmouth
Sweet, peaceful, lovely Inn in great Portsmouth location. Would definitely return
us1 night trip

The Sailmaker's House