The Garrison Hotel, a new boutique property in Dover, N.H., is the latest independent hotel to join the Ascend Hotel Collection, a network of historic, boutique hotels from Choice Hotels International.

The 66-room upscale hotel was inspired by the rich history of Dover, N.H., and takes its name from the city's historic garrison buildings. Throughout the hotel, the area's colorful history comes to life through design and decor. As soon as guests enter the lobby, they can learn more about Dover shipbuilding, mercantilism and the colonial era through exhibits on display from The Woodman Institute, a Dover history museum.

The Garrison offers travelers a range of guest room types, a fitness center and indoor pool, a business center, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and pet-friendly accommodations and local area recommendations.

The hotel is less than one mile from Dover's downtown center and a short drive from the University of New Hampshire and downtown Portsmouth. The Garrison is one hour from Boston, Portland (Maine) and New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee. It’s also within 30 minutes of New Hampshire beaches.