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The Henry Derby House

47 Summer Street, Salem, MA 01970
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The Henry Derby House
Ranked #5 of 9 Salem B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Hudson, NH
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

For our 33rd anniversary, my husband surprised me with a weekend stay at the Henry Derby House. We had stayed there before and fell in love with the warmth and charm of the building as well as the welcoming ease of the owners, Jocelyn and Phil. Instead of the Red Room, which we had before, we stayed in the Mauve... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stayed for my husband's birthday and the owner was very nice helping us plan an overnight stay there. There was parking right on the street in front of the inn, and upon walking inside, the old world charm of yesterday was right there in the history of the house, furniture and in the Drawing Room. One of the staff... More

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Wildwood, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Our stay was for 3 nights in October. It was my 8 year old daughter's first trip to Salem and it is quite difficult to find a B&B that accepts children. The Henry Derby House is beautiful, well located, and has a perfect conjoining Gold room while my fiance and I stayed in the Mauve room. Breakfast was a wonderful... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed here in October for one night; it was perfect to experience the charms of Salem during Halloween month. Our hosts were really friendly and helpful; when we asked for some advice on where to go for dinner, we got some great, detailed advice. The whole building is charming and our room was very cute. Location couldn't have been... More

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We planned a long weekend- "girls trip" for the beginning of October at the Henry Derby House. We reserved two rooms with three beds and a private bathroom. The Henry Derby House was within walking distance to all attractions. We parked our car on the street (in residence parking as per our hostess) and never moved until the day we... More

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Southwestern NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My first experience in a Bed & Breakfast was great. Jocelyn, Phillip & Allison did a great job making my sisters & I feel welcome & accepted. Jocelyn was there to greet us as soon as we pulled in, got us settled in, & feeling at home, which continued all week. It was nice to be greeted each morning at... More

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Albany, New York, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The house is darling, the rooms incredibly comfortable, and Jocelyn and the rest of the staff made us feel right at home. They were friendly without being intrusive. The location is great. It's a very short walk into the heart of Salem, but a little out of the tourist traps so you can get some peace. The food was great,... More

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Millersville, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I visited the Henry Derby House in July at the time of a heat wave! My sister and I were in the area for a tour of Salem. I found the Inn-keeper Jocelyn very friendly, and helpful. The atmosphere to be relaxed and you felt at home. The home is decorated a lovely Yellow and has a charming garden sitting... More

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Hudson, New Hampshire, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My wife, Marge and I spent an AWESOME two days and one night a the Henry Derby House! Jocelyn and Phillip are wonderful inn-keepers. They made my wife and I feel like old friends when we first met. I hated to leave our new friends so soon. It was my first experience at a B&B and I am sure it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

I would ignore that review that said it was a "total ripoff". In my opinion, it was perfect for my husband and I, especially since we were looking for something quaint and historical. It is a very old house and it was right up our alley. The woman who ran it Jocelyn was such a sweet heart and so was... More

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Jocelyn C, Owner at The Henry Derby House, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! I hope you enjoyed your next stop in Plymouth and the rest of your impromptu Honeymoon :) Hopefully we will have you again at our breakfast table someday, and we'd love to meet your sweet father-in-law and your little one too! Warmly, Jocelyn & Philip More

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Also Known As:
Henry Derby House Hotel Salem
Henry Derby House Hotel
Address: 47 Summer Street, Salem, MA 01970
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Salem
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Salem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Circa 1836. Built with Greek Revival architecture and featuring a Colonial interior decor, this smoke-free bed and breakfast is known as the "window box house" for its colorful floral displays. Situated in the heart of downtown, it is an easy walk to the harbor and city sites. Relax in the sitting room accented with an Italian marble fireplace. Sleep in a spacious guest bedroom or even larger two- or three-bedroom family suite. A satisfying breakfast is served on vintage china in the formal fireside dining room. Enjoy New England breads and other favorite dishes. Stroll the secluded side and courtyard gardens. ... more   less 

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