Venue and Lodging

Hotel Information


A room block has been reserved at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, NH for conference attendees at a rate of $299 per night.

Reservations must be received no later than June 12, 2024. The hotel will continue to accept reservations after the cut-off date on a space and rate availability basis only. We strongly encourage you to make your reservation early as rooms fill up quickly.

For Reservations, call (888) 627-7138 or Book Online.
Mention "UNH - UKY Violence Prevention Research Conference" when booking in order to receive special rate.

Download the hotel flyer.

Contact Melissa Hurd with any questions or concerns about this site.

The Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth is a full-service hotel and conference center in the heart of downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The hotel has an indoor heated pool/sauna and a fitness center located on the lower level of the hotel, open daily from 5:00am - 10:00pm. All hotel guest rooms are equipped with coffee makers, featuring Starbucks Coffee and minibars. Complimentary parking is available in the Sheraton's parking lot adjacent to the hotel. The following additional amenities are available at the Sheraton Harborside.

  • Room service
  • Parking - The Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth Hotel is pleased to offer a choice of parking options for your guests. The hotel offers a parking rate of $20.00 per night self-parking in our gated parking lot. Guest's not staying overnight but attending events are subject to a daily parking rate of $3.00 per hour day self-parking or $10.00 per day in our gated parking lot. Our gated lot is located directly across the street from our main entrance. Based on business demands, the hotel gated lot may reach capacity. Should this happen during your event the options of metered on-street parking or the City of Portsmouth's parking garage located downtown are available. Parking rates are subject to change.
  • Same-day dry cleaning services
  • Complimentary in-room high-speed wireless Internet service for hotel guests
  • Business Service Center Services*     
    • photocopying      
    • faxes
    • laserjet printouts and transparencies
    • Business Services Station in the lobby for Internet access, and printing of files from a laptop (Requires swiping credit card into the system)

(*Please note that there is a fee for these services. It can be quite expensive to use these services for large jobs, and we recommend that you make your copies in advance.)

During the summer months, the seacoast area of NH has a variety of outdoor activities available for our visitors. Beaches, boating, shopping, outdoor deck dining, golf, and tennis are all readily available within a short distance of the hotel.  All hotel personnel can assist with making arrangements if any of these activities are of interest to our guests.  The Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth is focused on providing the highest level of customer service to their guests.

Sharing a Hotel Room

The room block rate at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth is $299. We encourage you to double or triple up with a roommate or roommates to save money. If you are interested in sharing a room, we can help you find a roommate. Send an email to Melissa Hurd with your name and contact information. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations, however.

Alternative Hotel Options in Portsmouth, NH:


Phone/Web Address

Anchorage Inn

(603) 431-8111

Best Western Wynwood Hotel & Suites

(603) 436-7600

Quality Inn Portsmouth

(603) 433-3338

Hampton Inn

(603) 431-6111

Motel 6

(603) 334-6606

The Port Motor Inn

1-800-282-PORT or (603) 436-4378

*Please check with individual hotels for most current rates.

Note: You are responsible for your own transportation between your hotel and the conference site. Check with the hotel to find out if it's located on the bus route. Taxis or car-sharing services are also available.

Alternative Hotel Options in Durham, NH***:


Phone/Web Address

Holiday Inn Express

1-800-439-4745 (603) 868-1234

The Pines Guest House

(603) 868-3361

Three Chimneys Inn (603) 868-7800

*Please check with individual hotels for most current rates.

***Durham is located approximately 20 minutes from the Sheraton. You are responsible for your own transportation between your hotel and the conference site. Public transportation is not easily accessible between Durham and Portsmouth, so having a car is strongly advised.

Note: If traveling internationally to the conference (including from Canada), please be sure to contact local authorities as to identification and other travel documentation required to enter the United States. Requirements have changed regarding the need for passports from certain countries.


If arriving by air, Boston's Logan Airport ( located one hour south of Portsmouth, offers bus and limousine transportation services to Portsmouth.  Manchester Airport (, which is northern New England's largest commercial airport, is located 35 miles west of the Seacoast or 45 minutes driving time from Portsmouth. It offers convenient non-stop and direct service from major US cities. The Portland, ME airport ( is approximately one-hour's drive from Portsmouth and often has convenient service from major cities.

For assistance with air travel you may contact University Travel at (603) 868-5970.

Driving Directions to the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth:

If traveling by automobile, Interstate 95 and US Route 1 provide convenient access from the south and north, while Route 101 provides access from the west.

From Boston Logan International Airport
Follow Interstate 95 North to Exit 7 (Downtown Portsmouth). Turn right off the exit, continue for approximately ½ mile and bear right at the blinking light. The hotel entrance is on the left.

From Manchester Airport
Take Route 101 East to I-95 North to Exit 7. Turn right off the exit and proceed for approximately ½ mile. Bear right at the blinking light and the hotel entrance is approximately 50 yards on the left.

From Portland International Jetport
Follow I-95 South to Exit 7 (Downtown Portsmouth). Turn left off the exit and proceed for approximately ½ mile. Bear right at the blinking light and the hotel entrance is on the left.

A variety of transportation services to Portsmouth are available, including:

Bus Service:

From Boston Logan International Airport

  • C&J Trailways ( at Park and Ride bus terminal at Pease International Tradeport (3 miles from downtown Portsmouth). (From Pease, catch the COAST* bus into downtown Portsmouth; the drop-off point is within walking distance to the Sheraton).  For more information, call (800) 258-7111 (within the US) or (603) 430-1100.

Shuttle Services:

  • Flightline Inc (www.flightlineinc.com1-800-245-2525.  
    • From Boston Logan International Airport
    • From Manchester Airport
  • Seacoast Airport Service 1-866-431-1580. Reservations must be made 24-48 hours in advance.
    • From Boston Logan International Airport
    • From Manchester Airport
    • From Portland International Jetport
  • Regal Limousine ( 1-800-709-3500. Lower rates may be provided for groups of attendees.
    • From Boston Logan International Airport
    • From Manchester Airport
    • From Portland International Jetport

Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a small, historic city easily accessible by foot. The hotel is within walking distance to many quaint shops, restaurants, art galleries, and historic sites. Besides walking, your other options for getting around include the COAST bus and trolley, or taxi cab.

The COAST Trolley and Bus ( offers transportation between various points in Portsmouth.  For more information call 1-603-743-5777.

Blue Star Taxi (603) 436-2774
Sunshine Taxi and Delivery Service (603) 742-5000

The Seacoast Trolley Company ( provides narrated, historical tours of the communities of Portsmouth, New Castle and Rye, NH, and scenic tours along the coast.  For more information call (603) 431-6975.

Wildcat Transit connects the University of New Hampshire’s Durham Campus with Portsmouth via Route 4 (Route 4 - Portsmouth | Transportation ( The Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel is approximately 0.3 miles from the Market Square bus stop in Portsmouth. In July, note that the 4A/B operates on a reduced service schedule. University students, faculty and staff ride for free with a valid University ID; additional fare information can be found here: Fares & Information | Transportation (