About Us


Built in 1740, the Higgins family is proud to serve the highest quality food in abundant portions. Fresh seafood is our specialty, including boiled lobster, an incredible New England clambake, and the catch of the day from nearby fishermen. Don't forget to try our award-winning clam chowder! For the land lovers, we offer a wide variety of mouth-watering USDA choice steaks, cooked just the way you like, along with an assortment of chicken, pasta and vegetarian dishes. We happily consider the special needs of our guests, including vegetarian and food allergy accommodations. We offer an extensive gluten-free menu and our dining rooms are smoke-free. Our nautical tavern is the perfect spot for gathering with family or friends. Catch up on the latest sporting events on our high-definition TV's, savor our domestic and imported draft beers, or just kick back and relax with some casual late-night dining. If you live around the Seacoast, you are sure to know about our ``Best of New Hampshire`` Sunday brunch buffet, offering fabulous choices of fresh fruit, cheeses, hearty breakfast dishes, dinner specialties, an assortment of salads, fresh seafood, pasta, seasonal vegetables, hand-carved turkey and roast beef, an entire table of desserts and a 36 inch chocolate fountain! All of this, plus live music and plenty of fun for the whole family.


Built in 1740, this family-owned and operated New England Inn continues to deliver quality service to guests from around the world. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, it is our goal to make you feel at home! Each of our rooms is authentically decorated in colonial style, retaining the charm of the era in which our property was built. Yet we offer all the modern-day conveniences you would expect to have today. We offer free wi-fi as well as hard wired internet service throughout the building. All of our guest rooms are equipped with private baths, digital cable television with five HBO channels as well as local news, family and sports channels, individual climate control with air conditioning, alarm clock radios, in-room telephones with free local calling, refrigerator, microwave, room service, 24-hour fitness club privileges, complimentary newspaper and deluxe continental breakfast served each morning. You can customize your getaway with a wide variety of packages and enhancements to create an unforgettable experience as unique as you are. We are the only full service hotel located on US Route One from Portsmouth, NH to Newburyport MA and beyond. When you combine our charming inn with our award-winning restaurant, The Old Salt, you will find us to be the perfect property to host a large variety of events such as weddings, showers, rehearsal dinners, family and class reunions, retreats, holiday gatherings, and corporate meetings. We also offer discounts to group for guest room reservations.

We look forward to meeting you and helping to make your visit to New Hampshire’s Seacoast one you’ll always remember!


The Higgins Family