Inn by the Bandstand

The Inn by the Bandstand is an awarding-winning boutique hotel located in the heart of historic downtown Exeter, New Hampshire. Known as one of the top places to stay in the New Hampshire Seacoast region, the elegant Hotel de Charme is housed in a historic 1809 Federal-style mansion which situated just two blocks from the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy, a few miles from the coast and 20 minutes from Portsmouth. The warm and welcoming Inn offers eight beautifully furnished rooms furnished with precious antiques and original works of art, serves guests a delectable gourmet breakfast every morning during their stay, and offers an array of first-class amenities and guest services. Inn by the Bandstand


»Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations


The Inn by the Bandstand features a variety of beautifully appointed and tastefully decorated accommodations, ranging from guest rooms, luxury suites, and self-catering cottages for families and groups of friends traveling together. All accommodations feature comfortable double, queen or king-size beds dressed in deluxe linens, and en-suite suite bathrooms with showers, baths or shower-over-bath combinations, plush towels and bathrobes, and upscale toiletries. Modern amenities in all rooms, suites, and cottages include refrigerators, microwaves (upon request), individually controlled heating/cooling systems, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, SMART flat-screen televisions, and complimentary wireless Internet. Additional touches include purified water, complimentary port wine, and in-room dining services.

Named after Sir John Wentworth, the Wentworth Room is a beautifully refurbished room decorated in elegant hues of vibrant blues and features a beautiful Chinese desk in dark reds and gold, a queen-size bed in fine linens and an en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub, plush towels and bathrobes, and branded bath amenities.

The Tuck Room is exquisitely decorated in rich tones of honey and mustard with fabric canopy and drawn curtains, original floors, a Federal-style fireplace, and floral and landscape 1800s oil paintings. Perfect for a large family, the room features a queen-size bed with an antique headboard and luxurious linens, a writing desk and a beautiful wing chair and an en-suite bathroom with a shower, plush towels and bathrobes, and branded bath amenities.

The Wheelwright Suite has two bedrooms and caters for up to four guests. Decorated in soft peach tones, the suite has dark slate blue floors, rich Persian rugs, and blue silk window treatments and a spacious sitting area has an original Federal style fireplace and gorgeous Persian rugs. The main bedroom has an imposing king-size four-poster bed is dressed in luxury linens and en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, plush towels and bathrobes, and branded bath amenities. The second bedroom features two twin beds, and a small study has a burl wood antique desk and a modern bar with refrigerator.

The Phillips Junior Suite is located on the second floor with views over the bandstand and features an original Federal-style fireplace mantle, exquisite crown molding, and beautiful antiques. The Suite has an impressive king-size four poster mahogany rice bed and a second queen-size bed dressed in deluxe linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower, plush towels and bathrobes, and branded bath amenities.

The second Junior Suite, the Adams Suite features large windows with beautiful views of the historic downtown and the bandstand. The suite can accommodate four guests with a canopied queen-size bed and queen-size sleeper sofa, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower, plush towels and bathrobes, and branded bath amenities. The suite also has a vintage deco dresser, an impressive Biedermeier armoire, and a fully stocked mini-bar.

The Abenaki Cottage is located on the third floor and boasts sweeping views of the historic downtown and the bandstand. The beautifully refurbished cottage-style room features vaulted ceilings with original oak beam rafters, wide plank wooden floors, distressed barn board walls, and custom designed cabinets. The room offers a queen-size bed with custom-made bedding and linens with a distinct American Indian theme, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, plush towels and bathrobes, and branded bath amenities, and an original fireplace. New Hampshire Getaways: Inn by the Bandstand in Exeter - Photo: Inn by the Bandstand

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»Dining & Amenities

Dining & Amenities


Located in the original Otis Sleeper Jewelry Store with lovely views over the historic downtown area, Otis Restaurant pays homage to its deep-rooted history with original ceiling and floors, beautiful crown moldings, and large windows with sweeping views. The restaurant serves dinner five times a week with an evolving menu of modern American cuisine created with locally sourced ingredients and accompanied by local brews, fine wines, and other libations.

The Inn by the Bandstand offers an array of amenities and guest services to enhance each stay, including a delicious breakfast with delicious home-cooked cuisine, served every morning in the sunny dining room, lovely indoor and outdoor spaces in which guests can relax, and beautiful venues for weddings, receptions, and other special celebrations. The Otis Restaurant serves dinner five times in a casual setting that pays homage to its deep-rooted history. New Hampshire Getaways: Inn by the Bandstand in Exeter - Photo: Inn by the Bandstand

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»Weddings & Events

Weddings & Events


The Inn by the Bandstand caters for special occasions such as weddings, receptions, elopements, anniversaries, with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes and an array of services such as luxury accommodations, healthy cuisine and catering services, and other services such as photography, flowers, and music. Each event is tailor-made to specific requirements to make it unique and unforgettable. Venues for weddings include the Secret Garden Patio, which can comfortably seat 40 people or about 60 standing for informal receptions, and other wedding services include rehearsal dinners and vow renewals. Elegant sit-down dinners can be catered for in the Inn’s dining room or the Otis Restaurant, as well as lunch, cocktail and dinner options.

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6 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03833, Phone: 603-772-6352, website New Hampshire Getaways: Inn by the Bandstand in Exeter - Photo: Inn by the Bandstand

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New Hampshire Getaways: Inn by the Bandstand in Exeter