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The Henry Derby House

Certificate of Excellence
47 Summer Street, Salem, MA 01970
The Henry Derby House

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at the Henry Derby House, and my experience was every bit wonderful! From the moment we met Phil and Jocelyn (and beautiful baby Xander) they made us feel welcome! Actually, before we even got there, with what seemed like my million questions and multiple emails, Phil was patient, and kind, and never made me feel like I... More 

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Montreal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The house is wonderful, very lived in which is a wonderful contrast with modern hotels. A very warm feel to it. The furniture fit with the house.The bedrooms give you the impression of stepping back in time. The beds a very comfortable and the breakfast great for a B&B. The place is very clean. The owners, Phillip and Jocelyn, are... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was really a home away from home. Such a wonderful house in a brilliant location. The owners were so kind and welcoming - it really made a difference to my extended stay in Salem. I would highly recommend anyone to stay here any time of year. Fantastic food stores near and around and the town centre is so close.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I stayed at the Henry Derby House this October just before Halloween and I have never been more impressed with a hotel before. The owners Philip and Jocelyn could not have been kinder, offering a personal and friendly stay to not only myself but all the guests. Every morning all the guests sat down for breakfast together, shared stories and... More 

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

Thank you so much for the kind words Christina. It was a pleasure to host your stay in Salem. We had such great guests in October that it made running the B&B with our newborn a lot easier than expected. We look forward to having you back for many years to come! More 

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This gem is set within 5-10 minutes walking distance of ALL the local attractions; a rental car is a total waste of money. The home was beautifully modeled and the beds were comfy. The hosts were a dream! They were accommodating and reachable for any and all our needs. Breakfast was delicious with a special touch of homemade goodies. As... More 

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

Thanks Kay! It was a pleasure having you and your daughter stay with us for the week. We LOVED all of your costumes and pictures from the ball. You definitely picked the best time of year to visit! More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Sadly, I didn't have the chance to stay at the Henry Derby House itself, since it was booked, but I was taken off my feet when the owners so kindly offered me another acomodation. The place was beyond my expectations! As for the Henry Derby House itself, it's simply beautiful, warm and very inviting! It doesn't feel like a hotel,... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review Suzanne. Although we didn't have room for you to stay at the B&B we were happy to have you at our breakfast table during your stay in Salem. Hopefully next time you can stay with us here, just remember to book a full year in advance for October! More 

Stonewall, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was our first time in a B and B and we loved it. The location is within easy walking distance to all of Salem's attractions. The hosts are second generation owners of the Henry Derby House and they gladly share the history of their beautiful establishment. We stayed in the Yellow Room which was beautifully decorated. Breakfast was muffins,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we greatly appreciate all of the feedback. We are happy to share our story and the history of the Henry Derby House. My husband and I are very proud to carry on the B&B in Peg's memory, and we strive to maintain the warm and inviting feeling that she always brought... More 

Western Massachusetts
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Stayed the week before halloween and it was terrific. Peg's son and wife are now the innkeepers at the Henry Derby House and they are absolutely wonderful. They made us feel like we were home. They have kept the place exactly the same with the same warm atmosphere. The breakfast was good. And our room an absolute delight. Their assistant,... More 

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

It was great to have you back with us again, and always exciting for us to have guests who have stayed in years past when Peg was running the B&B. Hearing stories about past experiences at the B&B is one of our favorite parts about running this business. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The location is splendid, the rooms are beautiful, and the owners are an absolute dream. A delicious breakfast was coupled with engaging discussion about both the resident house spirit, Sarah, and the fascinating history of the area. Not to mention the absolute wonderful suggestions made by the owners as to where to dine. A truly magical experience for any personage... More 

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

Thank you so much for the review Lauren! It was a great pleasure to host your stay in Salem during such an exciting time. We were so happy to hear your news and are looking forward to hearing more details about the wedding. Good luck and we'll see you next year! :) More 

Manorville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Nick and I go to salem every october for the past 5 years. this year was our first time at the henry derby house and it has been nothing but amazing! our room was awesome, we had fresh towels everyday in our room, the breakfast was awesome! everything from cereal to pastries,scones,bagels..i had a pumpkin bagel since its the season... More 

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

Thank you so much for the review Lauren! It was a great pleasure to host your stay in Salem during such an exciting time. We were so happy to hear your news and are looking forward to hearing more details about the wedding. Good luck and we'll see you next year! :) More 

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