This five-story, in-town brick hotel is nicely located on the way into town—the attractions of downtown Portsmouth are virtually at your doorstep (Strawbery Banke is about a 10-minute walk, and waterfront bars are a block or two away). Another plus: There’s plenty of parking both underground and across the street. The modern building, inspired by the low brick buildings of the city, wraps around a circular courtyard; Some rooms and suites have views of the working harbor. The décor’s a bit bland, but it’s a well-maintained and -managed property, popular with business travelers as well as leisure travelers looking for the amenities of a larger hotel.