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Hawthorne Hotel

3.5 of 5 18 Washington Square West, Salem, MA 01970
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent one night in Salem and stayed at the Hawthorne based on the Tripadvisor reviews. We booked a suite with a King Size bed. The hotel is beautiful. But remember it is old. The closet was tiny. We ended up using the second room for our luggage. I don't know what we would have done without the second room.... More

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Cranston, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the perfect hotel for a short stay in Salem. Upon our arrival the staff was very friendly and welcoming, quickly checked us in and gave us a parking pass for the complimentary lot. Our room was clean and comfortable, we stayed in their smallest room but it was still a good size for us. The bed was very... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at the Hawthorne Hotel and had a great experience. The staff went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one. We really loved the look and atmosphere of the hotel. The room was clean and the hotel is in a great location.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

LOVED this hotel. Very clean and nice. We stayed there solely because of the Bewitched TV show. I love historic hotels and this one was lovely. The only possible downside was the room size (European style - small). But we didn't care :) it was awesome!

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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at this Hotel a little jaded, as a couple of places of interest on the journey were closed! What a wonderful surprise - on arrival we were warmly welcomed & given VIP of the day status! The trip was in celebration of our Golden Wedding Anniversary & we received an Anniversary Card & voucher towards our meals plus... More

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband, 11 year old twins, Maltipoo & Cavapoo stayed here. Upon check-in, we received 2 adorable toys for the dog, along with a doggie room service menu & a list of pet friendly restaurants & stores.. We stayed in a charming room with 1 1/2 baths & a lovely view of the park. The room were very spacious. Great... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location of the Hawthorne is stellar and check-in was easy (although I had to wait 2 hours for an early checking). Loved the Tavern inside, but can't get past the size, shape, and condition of the room. It's not bad it's just old. The management has done their best to make the room historically accurate but you left with... More

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Long Island, NY
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15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did not move our car for four days. Perfect location. Great room. Great service. Wonderful staff. Front desk manager Andy Seidal overheard me say that I had been trying for 3 weeks to get tickets for a Judy Garland tribute show in town. He took my name and room number and arranged for tickets. He went out of his... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The visit to the historic Hawthorne Hotel in downtown Salem; made me realize why the iconic American author Nathaniel Hawthorne liked to hang out there. While I did not encounter any ghosts; I did encounter a great staff, friendly, helpful and professional. Each member of the staff, I encountered was helpful and personable in assisting me with my needs. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This historic hotel is in the center of Salem and its attractions. Walking distance from everything you will want to do in Salem. Clean, attractive and had a great dinner at Tavern Restaurant. Will definitely recommend and go back.

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Address: 18 Washington Square West, Salem, MA 01970
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Salem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hawthorne Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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