The Inn by The Bandstand - Exeter, NH

Two-Night Stay with In-Room Breakfast and Dining Credit at The Inn by The Bandstand in Exeter, NH

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New England B & B Filled with Antique Furnishings

Redbrick buildings and tree-lined streets evoke 18th-century New England charm in Exeter, New Hampshire, located just 8 miles from the Atlantic. The Inn by The Bandstand mirrors this charm with its Federal-style façade and a decorated interior, creating what Fodor’s calls “one of the best B & Bs in the state.” Built in 1809 and still right across the street from its bandstand namesake, the cream-yellow-painted bed and breakfast preserves its roots with antique furnishings, hand-hewn oak ceiling beams, and brick fireplaces. In addition to its close proximity to Exeter’s antique shops and other boutiques, the bed and breakfast offers an advantage through its Show Your Room Key program, which gets The Inn By The Bandstand guests a discount at many local shops and restaurants.

The inn’s nine guest rooms are individually decorated in styles ranging from English country elegance to sleek black and white, and each holds a crystal decanter filled with port wine. The third-floor Lakeheath lodge channels a rustic cabin with antler wall art and wooden floors. Topped by a patchwork quilt, the room’s wrought-iron bed sits under a canopy of pine boughs. In the Edinburgh room, the bed is backed by an antique walnut headboard, with a nearby fireplace to warm up the room.

Exeter and Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Quaint Towns with Revolutionary War History

One hour north of Boston, in New Hampshire's coastal region, Exeter’s streets are lined with quaint boutiques and restaurants. The capital of New Hampshire during the Revolutionary War, Exeter may be best known for a prep school established during the Revolution, Phillips Exeter Academy. The prestigious school has produced several notable alumni, including president Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln’s son Robert Todd Lincoln, author Gore Vidal, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. With its Georgian-style classroom buildings and converted Victorian homes, the campus is worth a visit.

About a 20-minute drive northeast of Exeter, the seaport town of Portsmouth mixes 19th-century municipal buildings with waterfront restaurants. Named one of America’s prettiest towns by Forbes, Portsmouth features a red brick market square with an Italianate-style church, coffee shops, and contemporary-art galleries. At the city’s Strawberry Banke Museum, staff re-create daily life from four different centuries as costumed artisans roam the grounds crafting beautiful art and loudly bemoaning the lack of flying cars.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Two-night stay for two

  • Option 1: $199 for Cambridge or Kensington room (up to a $378 value)
  • Option 2: $239 for Devonshire suite, Lakeheath lodge, Somerset cottage, or Edinburgh room; includes bottle of wine (up to a $455 value)
  • Option 3: $259 for Sheffield, Williamsburg, or Windsor suite; includes bottle of wine (up to a $515 value)

Book by: 3/08/13
Travel by: 4/30/13

Included in all options:

  • $20 dining credit

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Suites with original antique furnishings 
  • Complimentary hot breakfast 
  • Central downtown location 
  • Complimentary port wine in each room 
  • WiFi 

The Fine Print

  • Book by 3/08/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 4/30/13
  • Not valid 2/14-2/17
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • Cancel in writing
  • All cancellations subject to $50 fee
  • 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in and to drink alcohol
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 9% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Bed types and room layouts vary by room. Click here for a full list of details.

  • Standard occupancy: 2 in most rooms; 4 in Sheffield and Williamsburg suites 
  • Maximum occupancy: 2–6, depending on room type
  • Adding occupants above standard: $30 per night for one additional guest, $50 per night for two additional guests, and $60 for three additional guests.
  • Cable TV
  • WiFi

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for $30 per night 
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property 
  • Pet policy: not allowed
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms may be available upon request.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 33 miles from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT); 50 miles from Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • By car: about 29 miles east of Manchester, NH

Traveler's Tips

Customer Reviews

(58 ratings)

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1 rating   4 reviews  
August 1, 2016
Everything was just amazing. We will be going there again and we have recommended it hundreds of times. It was really special during Christmas too!


6 ratings   14 reviews   2 photos  
August 15, 2014
Great location. Yummy breakfast. Friendly staff. Super cute rooms.


Cristina N. ·
August 7, 2014
Everything! The Inn is stunning and SPOTLESS. The innkeepers and staff are the sweetest people you will ever want to meet. I can't wait to go back! 5+stars!
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