Marriott’s AC Hotel Downtown/Waterfront Sizzles with Style in Historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Are you searching for the historic allure of a coastal New England getaway but craving lodging the place you may benefit from the newest traits, design and facilities? You will discover simply the correct mix of American heritage, tradition, delicacies and contemporary sea air in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


“Hotels ought to function an escape, an oasis from the mundane.”

– Antonio Catalán, AC Hotels Founder

The AC Hotel Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront by Marriott sizzles with fashion and continental aptitude. The smooth and streamlined inside was designed by Antonio Catalán of Madrid, Spain. The gray and impartial city vibe, authentic artwork and European-inspired breakfast and tapas make this elegant resort a really perfect alternative for {couples} in quest of a cosmopolitan getaway. 

The fire within the AC Lounge provides a glow to the artfully-plated Spanish tapas and signature cocktails served in specifically designed glassware. The rooftop bar and restaurant, Rooftop at the Envio, presents indoor and out of doors seating and, when the climate is correct, sliding glass partitions are opened to convey the outside in. You’ll need to time your go to to coincide with the gorgeous sundown view of the Piscataqua River and its iconic bridges. 

Sip a signature cocktail just like the Envio Black Manhattan, with Rooftop 10 12 months rye whiskey, cardamaro and black walnut bitters or a Lychee Chichi with Tito’s pineapple, lime, coconut and lychee. Many linger over the “Plates to Share”—issues like Exotic Mushroom Toast, Baked Brie and the Farmers Board of artisanal meats and cheeses. “Bigger Bites” like herb-crusted salmon, an Ahi Poke Bowl, lobster roll and beef tenderloin can be found for heartier appetites. Sweet tooth? The Sticky Toffee Pudding is a favourite. Weekends, feast on the stay music on the Jazz & Groove Sunday Brunch.

The Berkel slicer and its hand-shaved prosciutto head the breakfast buffet within the light-filled AC Kitchen. It could also be troublesome to select from among the many made-to-order egg alternatives that accompany a buffet desk with candy and savory tarts, parfaits, cheeses, freshly baked croissants, contemporary fruits, juices, and specialty coffees. 

It’s every little thing you want earlier than and after exploring the town. 

The close by Foundry parking storage or metered parking are economical alternate options to the resort’s valet parking. Simply drop off your baggage on the resort earlier than parking the automotive.

The Harbor Cruise

Reserve a spot aboard the narrated Isles of Shoals Steamship Company Star Island Walking Tour & Portsmouth Harbor Tour. It’s a straightforward 5 minute stroll from the resort. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and nonetheless be there in loads of time for boarding at 9 a.m. Learn concerning the profitable commerce that made Portsmouth the busiest business port on this aspect of the Atlantic as you cruise for ten miles to the second largest of the 9 Isles of Shoals. 

Cruise previous the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the deserted Portsmouth Naval Prison, a castle-like construction generally known as the “Alcatraz of the East.” Two lighthouses guard the harbor, one at a former Revolutionary War fort, now the positioning of a Coast Guard Station. 

The Isles of Shoals have been as soon as recognized for his or her affluent fish processing enterprise. After that they grew to become one of the crucial in style New England coastal trip spots, one which attracted the wealthy and well-known. In the mid-Nineteenth century a grand resort generally known as the Oceanic House was constructed on Star Island.  Unitarian retreats and academic conferences for many who want to return to less complicated occasions proceed there at present.

Downtown Portsmouth

Streets wind by means of Portsmouth’s historic downtown previous former warehouses, chandleries and ship captains’ houses which were restored as historic websites, eating places, galleries and boutique outlets. You could need to merely wander, take within the historic structure, and bump into the souvenir you merely can not stay with out. Get a map with self-guided trails or guide an organized strolling tour on the Visitor Center at 500 Market Street. There’s an data kiosk at Market Square.

Book an out of doors desk on the centrally positioned Tuscan Market, an genuine Italian restaurant on a busy nook at 14 Market Square. Enjoy the surroundings and watch the exercise whereas having fun with a lunch of handmade crispy pizza or pasta fresca together with some refreshing gelato.

Strawbery Banke Museum

Passengers of the Pied Cow who disembarked right here in 1630 referred to as the world Strawbery Banke for the wild fruit that lined the bottom. The ten acre open-air Strawbery Banke Museum is within the former working class immigrant neighborhood, Puddle Dock, named for the tidal inlet that flowed right here. It is exclusive in that just about all of the buildings, which date from 1695 to 1955, are on their authentic websites. 

Buildings open to guests show flags exterior which can be of the interval of the furnishings inside. Exhibition houses, just like the Jones House Discovery Center that now options an exhibit on the Wabanaki folks “Peoples of the Dawnland,” have artifacts behind glass. There are additionally demonstrations of conventional crafts. 

Some locations have interpreters who provide fascinating tidbits of knowledge. Others have costumed roleplayers, actors taking part in a part of an precise individual from the previous from a historic perspective as they take you again in time.


Summer evenings there are pleasant Tuesday on the Terrace out of doors concert events at Strawbery Banke. 

The historic 895-seat Portsmouth Music Hall, on Chestnut Street was in-built 1878 as a Vaudeville theater. It is now an arts vacation spot with two venues.

Just exterior Portsmouth

The scenic route alongside the coast to Rye, New Hampshire results in The Carriage House on Ocean Boulevard. Reserve a desk on the second ground upfront for the most effective view of surfers mastering the highly effective waves.  Try the tortellini appetizer with ricotta, carrots, cardamom, pistachio, and Parmigiano, or the white fish pate, wrapped in potato rosti, and a murals nearly too fairly to eat. The line-caught Maine halibut, with garlic scape puree, kale, and hakurei turnips is ideal for the seaside setting. For dessert, the lemon cake with semolina, lemon curd, and candied lemon is a favourite. Or attempt the Dark Chocolate Budino, a confection with cinnamon whipped cream, olive oil and sea salt.

Portsmouth can be near seashores, boating and the designer shops in Kittery.

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The AC Hotel Lounge, The AC Hotel Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront by Marriott, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 
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Rooftop on the Envio, The AC Hotel Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront by Marriott, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 
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Beef Tenderloin with tri-color peppercorn crust, spring asparagus, mushrooms, fingerling hash, and home chimichurri, Rooftop on the Envio, AC Hotel Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront by Marriott 
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Opera Marquis, a flourless chocolate cake crammed with chocolate mousse and encased in chocolate glaze, with cream and raspberries, Rooftop on the Envio, AC Hotel Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront by Marriott 
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The isles of Shoals are seven miles off the coast of New Hampshire.
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Star Island is among the 9 Isles of Shoals.
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The John Paul Jones Historic House Museum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the place the American Revolutionary War naval hero lived from 1781 to 1782
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The stately residence of William Whipple, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Reserve an out of doors desk on the Tusvcan Market and luxuriate in your pizza or pasta with a view of historic structure.  
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Shapiro House, Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Ship fashions are consultant of the warships in-built Portsmouth. Portsmouth’s clipper ships have been extremely regarded for his or her velocity. Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Dining room, Chace House, Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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The Carriage House, Portsmouth, New hampshire
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White fish pate appetizer with rosti, radishes and pickles, The Carriage House, Rye, New Hampshire
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Tortellini appetizer with ricotta, carrots, cardamom, pistachio and Parmigiano, The Carriage House, Rye, New Hampshire
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Dark chocolate budino, with cinnamon whipped cream, olive oil and sea salt, The Carriage House, Rye, New Hampshire



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