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Clipper Ship Inn

40 Bridge Street, Route 1A, Salem, MA 01970
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Ranked #9 of 9 Salem B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oban
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first motel stay EVER! Large room, two double beds, good bathroom, fridge etc. walked to the Black Lobster diner - felt safe enough even though the area was not the best! Staff helpful and a problem free stay. Not much more I can say - sorry trip advisor but personally I don't think forcing reviewers to write more than... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am from Tacoma Washington and have never been to the east coast. However, that didn't matter. From the moment I walked in to the Clipper Ship Inn, I knew that I had made the right choice. The front desk people were so friendly and treated me like I was famous; they even got out a map and circled museums... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No problems when checking in and given brochures with information on the area. A large clean room with very comfortable bed. A bathroom nightlight would have been helpful instead of having to turn the fan/light on in the middle of the night. Close proximity to all attractions and eating establishments. Reminiscent of Family Motels or my youth, I would highly... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the place was adequate the time it took to place my reservation and the attitude of the lady on the front desk made this a place I would NEVER recommend to anyone. I was asked questions that had nothing to do with placing a reservation and she was curt and indifferent when we finally arrived at the motel. Don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Salem to visit our daughter. Clipper Ship reminds me of the motels of my youth, but better. The staff is nice and very helpful. The room was larger than most motel rooms and very clean. It's also very close to all of the Salem attractions. I would highly recommend it.

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West Wareham, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looks OK from the outside, nice brick building, has elevator (which is important to me). Had some difficulty with the front desk person. My receipt from Travelocity said amount due to hotel "0". She said she hadn't "taken it off till that day". I ended up paying but will call Travelocity today, now that I'm home. When you open... More 

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Gilbertville, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I found the clipper ship inn to be an excellent place to stay, close to town, nice size rooms, great location easy to get to and simple. With dunkin donuts across the street and a store as well we had pretty much everything we needed. The staff welcomed us and were really nice. I would recommend this place and I'd... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Don't be fooled into paying to sleep someplace else! This place was clean, with well-lit parking, comfortable bedding, good water pressure & reliable wifi. Only 4 minutes from downtown Salem. Give your money to a local instead of some lousy corporation. Stay here. Support a small business.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My daughter and I stayed here to organize a wedding function to be held in April at a local restaurant. The room was very clean even though the hotel is older we had no issues. People at the desk were friendly. Reasonable rate. You do need to drive to local attractions.

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The room was large and the bed was comfortable. There was free wifi which we enjoyed, TV and Keurig coffee maker. The decor was a little shabby, but it was clean. It would have been nice to have a towel rack to hang towels and not just a shelf, or a working ice machine. The staff was helpful, if not... More 

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