As a child, you often dreamed of living in the place whose fruits gave you the most pleasure, starting with Chuck E. Cheese's, until that fateful day you damn near drowned in the ball pit. Live temporarily in the place whose fruits give you the most pleasure now at Ale House Inn
Just opened last week in Market Square by the creator of Motley and the stylish dean of UNH's biz school, AHI is Portsmouth's first "urban" inn, featuring ten rooms housed in Portsmouth Brewery's former warehouse loaded with suds-era keepsakes like old roped-up winches and towering exposed-brick walls, then gussied up with antler chandeliers, sleek white paint, and a loft-like "contemporary" feel that screams, "I'm quite obviously in New Hampshire!". Guest room highlights start w/ Jonathan Adler-designed lighting, refrigerator/freezers, Keurig coffee makers, iPod docking stations, wifi, and 32-inch Vizio HD "eco-friendly" flatscreens, so you can feel good about yourself while burning plastic to commemorate an epic Hot Saw victory in the Lumberjack Games. On the sleeping and cleaning tip, they stock Aveda bath products, 600 thread-count sheets, Dwell Studio custom-designed bedding, and king or queen mattresses from Serta's Presidential Suite, a line that talks a big game, but remains wishy-washy on whether it'll support your two bills
Although they don't serve food, AHI provides four thoughtfully curated lists of their favorite nearby eateries, broken down by breakfast, lunch, dinner, and "Special Occasions" -- of course, when a mouse sings to you about your birthday, it's always a special occasion.