Fodor's Expert Review Wentworth by the Sea

588 Wentworth Rd., New Castle, New Hampshire, 03854, USA Fodor's Choice

Nearly demolished in the 1980s, one of coastal New England's most elegant Victorian grand resorts—where the likes of Harry Truman and Gloria Swanson once vacationed—has been meticulously restored and now ranks among the cushiest golf, boating, and spa getaways in New Hampshire. Operated by Marriott, the hotel has spacious rooms, all with ocean or harbor views. Huge sunny suites, which have gas fireplaces, occupy a modern building overlooking the marina.

PROS

  • great spa
  • spectacular Sunday brunch
  • new tennis court (rackets and balls available)
  • marina with charters for harbor cruises and deep-sea fishing
  • amenities include an expansive full-service spa, heated indoor pool, and an outstanding golf course
  • marina with charters for harbor cruises and deep-sea fishing
  • excellent food in main restaurant and casual waterfront bistro

CONS

  • not in downtown Portsmouth
  • 10- to 15-minute drive from downtown Portsmouth
  • steep rates in summer
  • large property lacks intimacy

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Sophisticated
Beachfront
Classic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 866-384–0709 | 603-422–7322

HOTEL DETAILS

161 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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