The Ale House Inn, an urban lodging experience in the Market Square district of Portsmouth, New Hampshire opened last Spring. Owner, Doug Palardy wanted to restore the historic 1880s warehouse back to it’s original luster. Victorian decor dominated in the previous incarnation of a B&B. Palardy, the creative mind behind Motley in Boston’s South End, envisioned a hip, lofty boutique inn with updated modern elements. The common areas have vintage charm while the guestrooms are refined blending luxury with the comforts of home. In the design of the inn, he was inspired by the lofts and brick townhouses in Boston. The name pays homage to the building’s history, formally the home of the Portsmouth Brewing Co.
Palardy said, “There were two options before we opened: small country Victorian B&Bs (which are a bit run down), or larger hotels like the Hilton & Sheridan (same as you can get anywhere). We knew there was a void for design savvy folks that are attracted to downtown Portsmouth.” The inn is surrounded by all the shops, restaurants, cafes, and historic sites that make Portsmouth a destination for tourists making it the perfect place to stay for those looking for an urban vacation.