We had such a great summer - many wonderful guests came to the Inn to enjoy their stay in historic Exeter. You can visit our Trip Advisor page to read about their experiences. Now that temperatures are cooling, it's time to celebrate autumn!
Welcome to the Inn by the Bandstand...
The award-winning Inn by the Bandstand is the premier accommodation in Exeter, New Hampshire. This wonderful inn is an 1809 historic home located in the heart of downtown Exeter. Only two blocks from the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy, eight miles to the seacoast and beaches, and 20 minutes from Portsmouth, this charming inn offers nine antique furnished guest rooms, all with private baths and a delicious full breakfast. We have all the modern conveniences with a touch of the past including wireless internet!
The inn is a reminder of days when the world moved a bit slower and the people were friendlier. It is surrounded by quaint shops and fine restaurants. Enjoy downtown Exeter's fine artisans, book shops, chocolatier, boutiques, wine shops, and more. Stroll around the river, walk near the Academy boat house, or have a picnic in the park. We also have the American Independence Museum and museum shop, plus historical self-guided tours to broaden your knowledge and interest of this area and its importance in our nation's founding history.
Bring your laptop! The Inn by the Bandstand features complimentary wireless Internet in all rooms throughout the house! Just ask for an access card upon check in.
Meet your Innkeepers
Your innkeepers are David, Jaime and Agostinho. They have owned the Inn by the Bandstand since the summer of 2013 and have continually upgraded the inn and service to the highest standard of quality.
The Inn, under previous ownership, was chosen as the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year for hospitality, was featured as “Editors Choice” in Yankee Magazine and won the award of New Hampshire's "Best of the Best".