Downtown Portsmouth, NH Boutique Inn


If you’re like us, you travel in order to experience the richness and culture of your destination – you want a unique adventure that goes beyond your hotel. You love crisp sheets and the perfect pillow, and when you wake up, you’re looking to explore.

A blend of traditional and modern, The Sailmaker’s House is an independent, boutique inn located in the center of beautiful downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We are a convenient jumping off point for our guests to discover the city and enjoy all that the Seacoast has to offer.

Historical Portsmouth NH



The land on which The Sailmaker's House sits was purchased from Thomas Pierce in 1822 by John Holbrook. As a sailmaker, John conducted business at his waterfront shop downtown, pictured above. The house stayed in the Holbrook family until it was sold in 1902 as a residence and later as an inn.

In 2017 local hospitality leaders Amanda and Jay McSharry purchased the inn and completely renovated it; capturing Portsmouth’s historic and maritime influences, and updating it with today’s amenities and technology. Creating a stylish inn with beautifully decorated guestrooms with private baths.

Photograph Courtesy of Strawbery Banke Museum

Today, The Sailmaker’s House shares modern hospitality in a historic home, just steps to Strawbery Banke, Prescott Park, Market Square and all of Portsmouth’s charms.