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MY only complaint is that the room was really small.

Great location, and a lovely building. Room was on the smallish side, but it had a truly great bathroom and was suitably appointed. Everything was clean, well ordered, and the bed was very comfortable. Staff was excellent.

The staff is very friendly. Location perfect within walking distance to downtown. Food is very good and great Happy Hour. All in all, the hotel is very quaint and service riented.

Had a great time, enjoyed every aspect of the Inn. Enjoyed the bar and had a great breakfast

Built in 1923, the Inn is very unique and cozy. The bathroom was nicely tiled and comfortable. The room was great, including the robes in the closet. Had room service for breakfast and was very good. No microwave in the room. The resurant was excellent. The staff was fantastic.

Fabulous 1930s hotel, updated with modern amenities. Our room appears to have been recently (and tastefully) redecorated. Friendly staff and gorgeous bar and dining room. Both meals we ate there were outstanding. Two free drink medalions at check-in were appreciated, as were the cookies left each day in our room and in the lobby. Walk of only a few blocks to historic downtown with many interesting shops and more food choices. Outstanding value. Can’t say enough about this classic inn.

We enjoyed our stay at the Exeter Inn. The European-style room was cozy but we wished the bed was a tad more comfy. The great customer service, ease of checking in/our and the amenities the inn had to offer (in-house EPOCH restaurant, turndown service, coffee and tea service) made our stay memorable!

Nice pleasant New England experience. Great location and quiet.

Had a great time! Staff excellent, accommodation great, very good food, clean, and quiet room.

The hotel has incredible charm and fine wood molding work. It is very beautiful in places and the staff is friendly. Our room, while spacious, needed some upgrading. There was an old, musty smell in the hallways and in our room.

Nice, traditional and quaint hotel. Stayed for five (5) nights..however..husband and I woke up with bad backs every morning due to terrible mattress.

Exeter Inn is very well located, walking distance from the commercial center. Perfect for the ones visiting the Exeter Academy.

Based on the high user reviews I was expecting more. When I checked in I was told the room had a detached bathroom! The bathroom was across the hall and near other rooms. I've stayed at some real dives but I have never heard of a detached bathroom. I asked for another room and was told there were no more anywhere the coast. In addition the room was tiny and REALLY musty smelling. The room was the size of a closet and was next to a sloped wall that hit you in the head every time you walked around the bed.

It was wonderful! The breakfast in the morning was amazing. They also had turn down service where they left a bathrobe out on the bed and chocholate chip cookies! It was a short walk to the center of town (lots of shops, walking trail on the river). Also a short drive to Kittery and Ogunquit.

Lovely understated place with quietly friendly and professional staff.

The Exeter Inn has just undergone an amazing renovation. This is the 3rd or 4th time I have stayed here and I must say the upgrade is amazing. Beautiful new bedding and flat screen tv in the room plus huge bathroom with lovely bath accessories including robes! I ate brunch at the brand new restaurant and ordered room service for dinner, both were excellent! I highly recommend this charming inn and will probably stay there again.

Front St Exeter NH

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Exeter Inn places you within a 10-minute stroll of Phillips Exeter Academy and Exeter Historical Society. This 3.5-star hotel has 46 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

The 46 rooms have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, free local calls, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Safes, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.


Property features

Exeter Inn features a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.

Room options

Classic Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

European Style Cozy Room with One Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Exeter Inn

Everyone (9) Couples (4) Family (3) Other (2)
5
Partner Couples

MY only complaint is that the room was really small.

By on Dec 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 9, 2019

Thank you for choosing The Exeter Inn for your getaway. We look forward to helping you find the perfect room for your next visit.

5
Family

Great location, and a lovely building. Room was on the smallish side, but it had a truly great bathroom and was suitably appointed. Everything was clean, well ordered, and the bed was very comfortable. Staff was excellent.

By on Oct 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 15, 2019

Thank you for choosing The Exeter Inn for your getaway. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us here and look forward to welcoming you back.

5
Family

The staff is very friendly. Location perfect within walking distance to downtown. Food is very good and great Happy Hour. All in all, the hotel is very quaint and service riented.

By on Aug 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 27, 2019

Thank you for choosing The Exeter Inn for your getaway. We are glad you were able to experience downtown Exeter, and we look forward to having you back again soon.

5
Partner Couples

Had a great time, enjoyed every aspect of the Inn. Enjoyed the bar and had a great breakfast

By on Aug 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 5, 2019

Thank you for choosing The Exeter Inn for your getaway. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to having you back again soon.

5
Everyone

By on Mar 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2019

Thank you for choosing The Exeter Inn. We can't wait to have you back.

5
Everyone

Built in 1923, the Inn is very unique and cozy. The bathroom was nicely tiled and comfortable. The room was great, including the robes in the closet. Had room service for breakfast and was very good. No microwave in the room. The resurant was excellent. The staff was fantastic.

By on Mar 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 12, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with such wonderful feedback. Please come back and visit with us again soon!

5
Everyone

By on Nov 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 3, 2018

I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with important feedback. Please come back and visit with us again soon!

5
Everyone

Fabulous 1930s hotel, updated with modern amenities. Our room appears to have been recently (and tastefully) redecorated. Friendly staff and gorgeous bar and dining room. Both meals we ate there were outstanding. Two free drink medalions at check-in were appreciated, as were the cookies left each day in our room and in the lobby. Walk of only a few blocks to historic downtown with many interesting shops and more food choices. Outstanding value. Can’t say enough about this classic inn.

By , from Edina, MN on Oct 20, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 20, 2018

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am pleased to know you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope you will come and visit with us again soon!

4
Everyone

We enjoyed our stay at the Exeter Inn. The European-style room was cozy but we wished the bed was a tad more comfy. The great customer service, ease of checking in/our and the amenities the inn had to offer (in-house EPOCH restaurant, turndown service, coffee and tea service) made our stay memorable!

By , from Vermont on Sep 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 7, 2018

Thank you MzRiAT for staying with us. The staff at The Exeter Inn and Epoch Restaurant loves to exceed our guests' expectations. We can't wait to welcome you back.

4
Everyone

Nice pleasant New England experience. Great location and quiet.

By on Aug 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 27, 2018

Thank you for staying with us at The Exeter Inn. Please come back and see us again soon.

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