The Best Hotels to Book Near Water Country Water Park, New Hampshire

Wentworth by the Sea has excellent facilities, including an outdoor pool
Wentworth by the Sea has excellent facilities, including an outdoor pool | Courtesy of Wentworth by the Sea, a Marriott Hotel and Spa / Expedia
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1 October 2021

A classic New Hampshire landmark, Water Country is an impressive water park in New England. If you’re planning to take your whole family to cool off, start by checking out our top picks on where to stay in the area – bookable on Culture Trip.

For the past 30 years, Water Country has been a fun summer destination for the whole family – with a range of thrilling adventures for kids and adults. From mellow water slides for younger kids to relaxing fountains, rivers, wild falls and monstrous waves for the older ones, this water park has it all. After a day of pure excitement, unwind in one of these hotels.

Wentworth by the Sea, a Marriott Hotel and Spa

Wentworth by the Sea, a Marriott Hotel & Spa
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Charming and classic, Wentworth by the Sea is a hotel and spa less than 10 minutes away from Water Country. The property is on the island of New Castle, one of the oldest settlements in New Hampshire – a perfect location for family vacations, business trips and romantic escapes. The hotel features elegant rooms, suites and villas, some of them with amazing ocean views. During your stay, enjoy the spa services, indoor and outdoor pools, the fitness center and unique culinary experiences. In addition to visiting the park, it’s possible to explore the region – either by walking or biking – or pay a visit to the historic downtown area of Portsmouth.

The Exeter Inn

Exeter Inn
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Within walking distance of downtown Exeter, this inn is close to the historic homes and quaint shops that define a typical New England town. Within a short drive, it’s also possible to explore the beaches of Hampton and experience the best restaurants in Portsmouth. At the Exeter Inn, rooms and suites are ideal both for business and leisure travelers. Amenities include comfortable beds, an executive desk, wireless internet, robes and slippers.

Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown
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The Hilton Garden Inn is a block away from the Old Harbour on the Piscataqua River, ideally close to different museums and historical attractions and minutes from tours of the Isle of Shoals and Water Country. At this convenient hotel, each comfortable room is equipped with a microwave, a fridge and a coffee maker, as well as a spacious desk paired with an ergonomic chair. The hotel also features a 24-hour business center, an indoor pool with a hot tub and a modern fitness center. The on-site restaurant serves daily continental breakfast and dinner, while drinks and snacks are available all day long at the Pavilion Pantry.

Quality Inn

Chain Hotel
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This comfortable and convenient Quality Inn is in Portsmouth – with easy access to the highway, Albacore Park, the waterfront Prescott Park and Rye North Beach. Each room features a fridge, free wifi, as well as premium mattresses and bedding. On the premises, you can go shopping at the gift shop, take advantage of the indoor heated pool and fitness center. Also, every morning, the hotel serves a complimentary hot, fresh and healthy breakfast.

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Portsmouth Seacoast

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Portsmouth Seacoast
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This Fairfield Inn is an inviting place to stay in Portsmouth, ideal for visiting nearby Water Country and the Seacoast Region. In the area, you can sample craft beers at the Portsmouth Brewery, discover the Portsmouth Downtown Historic District and sunbathe at Wallis Sands State Beach. The hotel features relaxing and spacious rooms with comfortable beds and desks. Every morning, you can enjoy the convenience of the complimentary breakfast buffet before visiting the fitness center and the beautiful seasonal outdoor pool.

Hampton Inn and Suites Portsmouth Downtown

Hampton Inn and Suites Portsmouth Downtown
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An imposing hotel in downtown Portsmouth, this Hampton Inn and Suites is conveniently close to the Strawbery Banke Museum and less than 10 minutes from the Kittery Outlets in Maine. In addition, Water Country and the Smuttynose Brewing Company are an easy drive from the hotel. The property features a bar, an indoor swimming pool, a gym and laundry facilities. Meanwhile, each room and suite comes with a fridge and a microwave. For your convenience, there’s an on-site ATM, too.

Ale House Inn

Ale House Inn
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A former warehouse for the Portsmouth Brewing Company, the Ale House Inn offers you a refined mix of history, comfort and high-tech amenities. It’s right in the heart of the most vibrant coastal town in New Hampshire, where you can stroll the waterfront in Prescott Park or catch a show next door at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre. Amenities range from plush beds to cold-brewed coffee, king or queen mattresses and a fleet of Trek cruiser bicycles to better explore the town.

The Inn Downtown

Boutique Hotel
The Inn Downtown
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This beautiful boutique aparthotel is in the heart of Portsmouth, featuring 10 modern studio apartments in an early 19th-century home. Each studio has a fully equipped kitchenette, a cozy sitting area and access to laundry facilities. Visit the numerous historical sites in the city, enjoy fine dining and eclectic boutique shopping, attend concerts or go to the theater – all nearby. The inn is a 10-minute drive to several beaches along the coast, too. Also, you only need to cross the Piscataqua River to find yourself in Maine and get a taste of its famous fresh-caught lobster.

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