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Exeter Inn

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed one night on our way to Maine. We were comfortable. We stayed in the building on the left side. This required our walking in the rain, under a partially covered walkway, to another building with our suitcases. It was cute and I would consider returning.

Exeter is a lovely little town with plenty of restaurants and local ares of interest. Enough to see for a few days. Good to get out and about to both Portland (by local train ~ 1 hour), Boston (~1 hour) and Portsmouth (very good town) and Hampton by the sea - travel by taxi (mainly UBER). The Hotel itself is really great. Excellent staff, food and drink. The Area is beautiful and full of early American history spanning around 300 years. The people are extremely extremely friendly and the local prep school dominates the town. Very glad to have stayed here for both the hotel and the local area.

Whenever I take a course at Sig Sauer I stay at the Exeter Inn and they offer a discount for course participants. Rooms are clean and efficient. The restaurant and bar are super! I had a crab cake appetizer that was amazing as well as the Beef short rib plate...amazing. Home made chocolate chip cookies on the bedside at night!

I ended up here as the result of one of the pay your money and see what they give you sites and was very satisfied with the inn. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The only reason I wouldn't give it five stars is because I reserve five stars for more luxurious places than I usually stay or places that are an exceptional bargain even it not really luxurious. This inn is nice place to stay, but neither luxurious nor a really exceptional bargain. The restaurant is good, in general, and excellent for a hotel restaurant. The menu is varied and the prices reasonable. The staff, both behind the desk and in the restaurant, are helpful and friendly, All in all, if you are expecting the Four Seasons, this isn't it. But if you are looking for a pleasant overnight stay in a reasonably priced hotel with a good restaurant, this will suit you.

My wife and I stayed for three nights. Service was excellent. Beds comfortable. Delicious breakfast in the restaurant. We both loved the historic character of the hotel. If we travel here again, we will gladly stay at Exeter Inn.

The staff of this quaint New England hotel was terrific and went out of their way to make our 3 night stay memorable. We had dinner in the Epoch restaurant one evening and that was one of the best meals we had on the 2 week journey through Boston and Cape Cod.

We landed here due to a last minute need. It was a beautiful place to stay with fairly spacious rooms, and a very good restaurant with a lovely outdoor courtyard. They don't have every amenity (no in-room refrigerator), but they are very accommodating (offered to put some items in a central fridge with our room number on it). Staff was very helpful all around.

We stayed for one night and found our room quiet and cozy. It was roomy and comfortably furnished. There is a restaurant on the first level and a little bar where we had a couple of very pricey drinks. There is plenty of free parking and it is very close to the Phillips Exeter Academy and a walkable half mile down Front Street into the downtown. There are a few shops and an ice cream shop downtown. By the time we got to the downtown, almost everything was closed, except the ice cream shop. At night, it appears as though every loud truck and motorcycle in New Hampshire chooses to drive through the town.

The town is beautiful. The outside of the building is beautiful. However, our check in was 9pm at night and they stuck us in a tiny tiny queen sized bed room. The top of the comforter had brown stuff on it. I think it may have been from the chocolate chip cookies they leave in the rooms for their guest. How it got on there, i dont want to know. So instead of complaining, I just took the top layer of the bed off. I'm sure they had way better rooms than what we got for other people. Or at least I hope. The shower water pressure was not very good. Definitely dissapointed in the price of this inn. It should have been way less especially how old the rooms were. There is a difference is old and dirty and I consider this room not clean.

My daughter and I had a few days off from work and decided on Exeter, New Hampshire for its historic charm and proximity to Hampton Beach. The inn is comfortable and friendly, but certainly not luxurious. For more than $200 per night I expected a few more amenities, like a small dresser or chest of drawers, and perhaps a small refrigerator. An in-room safe would have been a plus, but none of those amenities were in our room. However, the beds were comfortable and the bathroom was more than adequate. No tub, but a very nice glass-walled shower with good water temperature control and pressure. Free wifi was a bit slow at times but acceptable.

Room options

Classic Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 226 reviews