Boutique Hotel with Views of the Atlantic and Relaxing Sea-Coast Dining
Ashworth by the Sea has stood along Hampton, New Hampshire's Ocean Boulevard for more than 100 years. The hotel's retro sign—made up of slanting white letters set across a brick wall—is a distinctive feature along this oceanfront, which is regarded as one of New England's finest. Hotel guests are treated to wide-open views of Hampton Beach and the Atlantic Ocean from their guest rooms, as well as from a rooftop deck located directly underneath the sign.
The boutique hotel’s king standard rooms overlook the Atlantic Ocean. Since the hotel is more than a century old, each room has an individual style and floor plan. Elsewhere, you can take a dip in the heated indoor pool, which sparkles under a roof made from hundreds of translucent-yellow glass panes.
Executive chef Derek Kucharski presides over Breakers Restaurant and Bar, where cooks craft New England clam chowder, savory Maine-lobster mac 'n' cheese, and other signature dishes. Recent renovations have outfitted the restaurant with a stone fireplace, granite-topped bar, and wood flooring. On Friday and Saturday nights, Breakers transforms into a dance club with live entertainment from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Hampton, New Hampshire: Historic New England Resort Town with Award-Winning Beaches
Ashworth by the Sea overlooks Hampton Beach, one of only four shorelines in the country named a “superstar beach” by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The award goes to those beaches deemed the safest in the United States thanks to a record of clean swimming water. A popular spot for visitors, the beach provides plenty of space for those looking to spread out and relax by the ocean. There’s also a boardwalk lining the beach, teeming with carnival games and candy shops.
If it’s too cold to lay on the beach, head to the Hampton Historical Society & Tuck Museum, about 3 miles from the hotel, to learn more about the area’s history. The museum encompasses several buildings, including a 19th-century schoolhouse. About a 20-minute drive away is the city of Portsmouth, a historic seaport with a plethora of restaurants, museums, and shops, as well as spectacular architecture from as early as the 18th century.