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Harbor Light Inn

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58 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife, daughter and I stayed there for 4 days in two rooms. In the parking lot the sign said to park head-on until the wheels touch the curb. My daughter parked the Audi and I backed it out. I left the lower part of the front end on the parking lot because the curb hung up on the body.... More 

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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you found your stay unpleasant and comparable to that of a Motel 6. We certainly hold ourselves to a higher standard and regret any guest leaving with that mindset. We understand you had a low to the ground Audi, sport edition with a spoiler. Our parking cement curbs are standard height and we have had... More 

Halesworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to stay in Salem but ended up in Marblehead and stayed here for 2 nights. Such welcome from the staff and our rooms were wonderful. Made our trip extra special again after leaving Lennox and the welcome we had there. Would loved to have stayed another night but it was memorial weekend all rooms were booked. Not surprising... More 

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HB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Husband and I stayed at the Inn for one night and wished we could have stayed longer. We had a beautiful room, with a large Jacuzzi tub. It was a close walk to shops and restaurants. What really made the stay was the staff, very friendly, and knowledgeable about the area. The breakfast was good too.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel with my sister as part of a tour of New England - cannot believe the hotel and the welcome we received here from the staff - they went the extra mile to ensure we had everything we needed and dinner reservations where we wanted. The hotel rooms were fantastic - the communal areas and taverns were... More 

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Windlesham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to call in at Marblehead prior to spending a day in Salem. We found the Harbour Light Inn on trip adviser - our experience completely matched & exceeded other good comments. We had a really nice Queen room which was clean cosy & very comfortable! Caroline, on reception when we arrived, was delightful & helpful. She recommended a... More 

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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased you stayed with us and that we exceeded your expectations. Carolyn is such a wonderful source of local information and a delight.Thank you for taking the time to compliment her and write the five star review. More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely Inn was the setting for a weekend gathering of family from distant points to attend and celebrate a college graduation. Rooms were beautifully furnished and comfortably arranged. Brunch was ideal in timing and offering, and the quaint tavern offered tasty afternoon soups and evening libations. Plenty of space throughout the Inn for conversation and/or solitude. Staff was friendly,... More 

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North Yorks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We hugely enjoyed our stay, booked for us by some local friends who were unexpectedly unable to look after us themselves. There was a warm welcome, and staff could not have been more helpful in giving advice. Good breakfasts, too. The building is rather wonderful and evocative, and you quickly feel at home - given that we'd just come 3000... More 

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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear we made your situation turn into a real positive. For your future trips to Marblehead we hope you make us your first choice now that you have discovered the Harbor Light Inn and its great staff. Thank you for your lovely letter! More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Staying at this inn, was a relaxing getaway from winter's gloom. The Inn is the pinnacle of the New England colonial style. Marblehead has that authentic colonial seaport feel. The nearby Five Corners Kitchen Restaurant had a unique gourmet menu – but was also very informal, modern and fun. Our room was quiet and cozy with fire in the fireplace.... More 

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Waltham, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a night away for our 25th anniversary. The inn was charming, nicely decorated, and well located in the center of the historic part oftown. Our fireplaced room was large and comfortable; the bathroom alone was worth coming for. Everyone who worked there was nice and very helpful. We enjoyed a light lunch in the tavern,... More 

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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you chose us to celebrate such a special Anniversary and look forward to your return stay this summer. Thank you for the lovely review! We appreciate hearing how we made your stay memorable. We wish you many more happy Anniversary's and hope you make Harbor Light Inn a new tradition. More 

Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We decided to drive up from Boston to explore Marblehead and after reading the reviews of the Harbor Light Inn, we called for a reservation. They had one room left and it was absolutely fabulous, combining the old world charm with modern conveniences. The morning breakfast was delicious and also healthy, and there was never a shortage of coffee or... More 

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