Wentworth by the Sea

New Castle, NH

The recently restored Wentworth by the Sea is one of the grand historic hotels of the Northeast seacoast. This sprawling Portsmouth hotel contains a portion of the original Victorian building constructed in the 1870s, including the main entrance beneath three mansard-roofed towers. The Wentworth is now a AAA Four-Diamond Marriott resort, named to the National Trust’s list of Distinctive Destinations.

It was with great regard for this impressive history that TruexCullins has designed multiple interior spaces at the property, combining contemporary design with the resort’s historic charm.

Historic Renovation, Hotel and Restaurant

Architectural and Interior Design

161-key Hotel; 3 Restaurants; Spa and Conference space

Multiple projects, 2013 – 2017

A New Life for a Historic Resort

Wentworth by the Sea is one of the “Grand Dame” hotels of the northeast, with a commanding presence overlooking the Atlantic.

TruexCullins worked with Ocean Properties to add modern conveniences and contemporary style throughout the resort.

This included the modernization of guestrooms and suites, multiple restaurant and bar venues, and updates to the spa and public space.

Bar and lounge

The newly renovated hotel features re-imagined bar and lounge spaces.

The design infused contemporary style into the historic resort, broadening its appeal to multiple generations.

Community tables provide space for festive gatherings, while smaller dining enclaves offer privacy.


Luxury accommodations include multiple room types, guestrooms and suites. Interior renovations made sure to maintain the hotel’s seaside charm, while introducing a fresh sense of elegance and comfort.

marina suites

Located in an annex building on the water’s edge, the Marina Suites offer guests another option close to the sea.

The interiors celebrate the coastal setting, with a soothing palate that complements the historic elegance of the resort.

salt kitchen & bar

SALT is the signature restaurant at the Wentworth by the Sea. TruexCullins dramatically transformed this signature space into a multi-use, sophisticated dining space.

Four distinct areas within the space boast a fresh and contemporary feel with elegant furnishings. SALT features an open kitchen and chef’s bar with a wood-fired oven, a vibrant lounge space and a grand dining room under a dome ceiling.

breakfast by day,
dining by night

Each day, SALT morphs from a sun-drenched breakfast spot into a chic restaurant and bar.

In the morning, a breakfast buffet and pantry serves hotel guests. By evening, the breakfast buffet transforms into a group dining table, activating the space, from morning to night.

latitudes sky bar

Latitudes Sky Bar is a casual poolside bar and restaurant with sweeping views of the Atlantic. Renovations included a new outdoor bar, seating, and the installation of a new steel framed roof canopy.

latitudes waterfront restaurant

Latitudes Waterfront is a dockside restaurant that caters to hotel guests and visitors.

Renovations to the restaurant have breathed new life into this end of the resort, appealing to all demographics and increasing sales during the popular summer season.

October 2, 2022