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For a quiet, classy stay near Hampton Beach without the cacophony of the strip, The Victoria Inn Bed and Breakfast and Pavilion is a great option. Located just a half-mile from North Beach in Hampton, this circa 1875 carriage-house-turned-B&B was completely renovated in 2013, greatly enhancing its six guest rooms and suites.

 "Every room is unique," says proprietor Tracey Dewhurst. "I've taken the time to bring it back to life." New amenities include marble and tile floors in the bathrooms, exposed hardwood, soaking tubs that overlook a wooded backyard, antique furnishings, and several pieces of original artwork adorning the walls. Dewhurst says each room has a distinct character; her favorite is the Garden Rose Room, which boasts a four-poster bed and an enclosed sun porch.

The common areas are equally appealing. "I really love the environment of the house itself. There's a great wraparound porch and we have about 20 rockers," Dewhurst says. "It's very peaceful and calming."

The Victoria Inn Bed and Breakfast and Pavilion
430 High Street
Hampton, N.H.
603-929-1437