Filmmaker Travel & Accomodations

The New Hampshire Film Festival loves its permanent home of Portsmouth, NH.  Headquarters, panels/workshops, four state-of-the-art screening venues, and every party venue are all within walking distance in the historic downtown district resting on the Piscataqua, an Atlantic estuary.  Settled in 1623, the city is the 3rd settled city in the nation, fusing history, culture, and the arts amidst charming brick buildings, sidewalk cafes, and eclectic shops and galleries.  The festival takes place during peak foliage season, and we hope you will join us for the all the beauty and excitement October 17-20, 2013. Please continue to check back as travel and accommodation partners solidify for 2013!


Portsmouth, NH is conveniently located off Exit 7 on I-95.  The address for NHFF Headquarters at The Discover Portsmouth Center is 10 Middle St. Portsmouth, NH 03801.

Parking in downtown Portsmouth is 75 cents per hour in the public parking garage (Accessed on Hanover, High, and Fleet St.) and $1 per hour in metered spaces, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and 12-7 p.m. Sunday.  Free parking is available at the Masonic Lot (Miller Ave), Parrott Ave. Lot (Parrot Ave), South Mill Pond Lot (Junkins Ave) all 5-10 minute walks from downtown.

Air Transportation:

Manchester Boston Regional Airport: Manchester, NH (MHT) (45 mins. west of Portsmouth)
Boston Logan International Airport: Boston, MA (BOS) (1 hour south of Portsmouth)
Portland International Jetport: Portland, ME (PWM) (45 mins north of Portsmouth)
Pease International Tradeport: Portsmouth, NH.  Private Service Only.  For information about landing general aviation aircraft at Pease, call (800) 424-0350.

Airport Shuttles:
Flight Line Inc. Serves Manchester Regional Airport, and Boston Logan.
Mermaid Transportation Services Serves Portland International Jetport, and Boston Logan.

Car Service
Regal Limo (800)709-3500
Great Bay Limousine 1-800-820-6117
Seacoast Airport Service 1-866-431-1580
Chauffeured Services International. (603) 436-5151

– Accommodations –

Walking Distance to Downtown

The Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth Hotel
250 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

The Hilton Garden Inn
100 High Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown
100 Deer Street ·
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801 USA

The Alehouse Inn
121 Bow Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Sise Inn
40 Court St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

The Governor’s House
32 Miller Ave.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

The Inn at Strawberry Banke
314 Court St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Martin Hill Inn
404 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4208
Phone: (603) 436-2287

1-3 Miles Away

Courtyard Portsmouth
1000 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Holiday Inn Portsmouth
300 Woodbury Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Americas Best Inns-Portsmouth
383 Woodbury Ave
Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Anchorage Inns And Suites
417 Woodbury Ave,
Portsmouth, NH, 03801

The Port Inn
505 US Highway 1 Bypass
Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
650 Borthwick Ave,
Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Homewood Suites Portsmouth
100 Portsmouth Blvd
Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Marriott Wentworth By The Sea
588 Wentworth Rd,
New Castle, NH, 03854

Hampton Inn of Portsmouth
99 Durgin Lane
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: (603)431-6111

Residence Inn by Marriott Portsmouth
1 International Dr,
Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Comfort Inn Portsmouth
1190 Lafayette Road,
Portsmouth, NH, 03801

There are a few Portsmouth places listed within walking distance of downtown, and a few outside of it. We hope to increase a homestay program in the years to come, but check it out and keep checking back and you may get lucky with an affordable room downtown.  Search “Market Square Portsmouth, NH” for close to the action places: