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Hampton Beach hotel transformed after million-dollar renovation: 'Surf, Play, Stay'

HAMPTON — The Windjammer by the Sea at North Beach has been transformed by new owner Alex Choquette, who overhauled the historic hotel to make it what he calls “one of Hampton’s premier resorts.”

The 935 Ocean Beachside Inn had its soft opening this summer after Choquette and general manager Christine Schindler spent months repainting units, knocking down walls and refurnishing rooms. Choquette said it took more than $1 million to complete the vision, which now features several multiroom suites with clear ocean views.

“It’s got a little zip now,” Choquette said. “A little bit of excitement.”

Owner Alex Choquette and general manager Christine Schindler sit outside the new 935 Ocean Beachside Inn in Hampton Oct. 4, 2023.

Choquette bought the hotel for $2.5 million at an auction in October 2022. The hotel was built in 1794, according to town records, and was last owned by the Pouliot family. Anne and Richard Pouliot said they sold the hotel to retire.

Choquette said he plans to keep the hotel open year-round.


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