Hotels of Hampton & Hampton Beach

Links to historical information about Hotels in Hampton and Hampton Beach

The Original Ocean House

Hotels of Hampton Beach

Along The Hampton Shore
A 1913 history and travelogue by Harry Alden Johnson. Good information about Hampton Beach history, storms, hotels, etc.
Early Hotels at Hampton Beach
From Dow's History of Hampton , Chapter 29
The Hotel Era: Hampton Beach, 1800-1897
From Chapter 1 of Peter Randall's "Hampton: A Century of Town and Beach, 1888-1988"
Building Hotels and Cottages and Hosting Conventions
From Chapter 2 of Peter Randall's "Hampton: A Century of Town and Beach, 1888-1988"
1638 Souvenir Edition Of Hampton and Hampton Beach 1938
The Hampton Union and Rockingham County Gazette , 1938
Hampton Beach, New Hampshire Hotel Guide and Guest House Guide and list of Camping Grounds, Cabins, and Real Estate Agencies.
Prepared and Published by the Hampton Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1941 edition.

Ashworth by the Sea

The Ashworth Story
"Our Town" by James W. Tucker, Hampton Union , March 6, 1952
New hotel addition to Ashworth By-The-Sea goes up in 1978
From a September 20, 1978 newspaper
A Man's Hotel Is His Castle.
Seacoast Scene , October 8, 2003
Come and Celebrate Ashworth's Golden Anniversary
Seacoast Scene , October 8, 2003
Ashworth-by-the-Sea Reaches Golden Milestone
Atlantic News , October 30, 2003
Grandmaison's Celebrate 50 years With Ashworth
Hampton Union , November 2, 2003
Ashworth By The Sea Sold
Hampton Union , April 18, 2006
Goodbye to Ashworth
Hampton Union , May 2, 2006
Ashworth Changes Hands
Atlantic News , May 5, 2006
Ashworth by the Sea
Atlantic News , June 2, 2006
The "New" Ashworth
Hampton Union , May 15, 2007
New Ashworth Unveiled
Hampton Union , May 18, 2007
Grandmaison Legacy Lives On
Atlantic News , September 5, 2008
Ashworth Shows Off New Restaurant and Lounge
Hampton Union , May 14, 2010

Other Beach Hotels

The Leonia Hotel
Fred M. Crosby, Prop.; 1895 - 1900; [burned & never rebuilt] Hampton, N.H.
[From a pamphlet produced by the hotel in 1899]
The Original Ocean House, 1844-1885
The New Ocean House, 1900-1976
The Ocean House Then ...
Hampton Union , 1970s
Destruction of the Ocean House to make way for a McDonald's
Hampton Union , 1977
The "Willows" at North Beach
By John M. Holman, Contributing Writer
Colony Cabins
44 Marsh/Ashworth Avenue, ca. 1938-1966
A Real Family Business In Every Sense Of The Word
Hotels at Hampton Beach owned by the Roy family, Atlantic News , July 30, 1996. Named hotels include: the Debonair, the Clipper Ship, Flagship Motor Court, The Hampton Harbor Motel, Springfield Motor Lodge, Motel 391
Boardwalk Inn & Café, formerly the Colonial Inn, opens for business in 2005
DW's Oceanside Inn -- 2005
The OC Studio Suites -- 2006
Riviera Motel -- 2008
Surf Hotel fire, 2010
Surf Hotel -- 2010
Surf Hotel -- 2011

Ocean Motel -- 2013

In Town Hotels

Town & Beach Motel Changes Hands, 1959
Town and Beach Motel fire, 1990
Best Western -- 2006
Best Western -- 2009
The Clark Tourist House
Inn of Hampton -- 1999
Inn of Hampton -- 2004
Lamie's Inn and Tavern
Victoria Inn -- 2007-8
Victoria Inn -- 2008
Victoria Inn -- 2008
Victoria Inn -- 2009
Hotel Whittier

Hotel Fires In Hampton & Hampton Beach

Destruction of the Winnicumet House Hotel at Boar's Head, 1854
Granite House hotel, 1876
Ocean House Hotel, 1885
Boar's Head Hotel, Destroyed by fire in 1893
Leonia Hotel, 1900
Radcliffe Hotel Fire at Hampton Beach, 1901
Washington House, the Home Nook Hotel, and the Sea Verge Hotel, 1903
New Boar's Head Hotel, 1908
Hotel Radcliffe, 1909
Mason House, 1912
Pentucket Hotel, 1912
Echo House fire, 1913
Ashworth Hotel, 1913
Wilbert Hotel, 1923
Tides Hotel, 1974
Ocean Squire Motor Inn, 1975
Spindrift Motel, 1981
Rock Harbor Inn, 1985
Town and Beach Motel, 1990
Beach Hotel, 1990
Springfield Motel, 1999
Surf Hotel, 2010