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“The place to stay in Northampton.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Saltbox Bed and Breakfast
153 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01060   |  
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England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“The place to stay in Northampton.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights and enjoyed each and every one of them. The hostess was wonderful ensuring I had food in the fridge and a warm welcome awaiting my arrival. Nothing was too much nor was I made to feel anything, but a valued friend and guest.
It is a 12 minute walk to the centre of Main Street and is easy and safe any time of the day or night. You will be surrounded by Smith College female students and their accommodation, who are both polite and not at all noisy.
Two tips. One is be careful going up the drive as with some cars you will foul the front underside of your car if approached too fast. Go slowly and you will be fine. Second tip is to try the Smith College Café on the opposite side of the road about 150 yards from the house. They serve great breakfasts at a very reasonable price.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Third stay at the Saltbox and it was terrific, as usual. So convenient, so attractive and relaxing - like a home away from home! It is not often that we enjoy the same place so many times, but the Saltbox is always so comfortable and welcoming.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

It took me a couple of months after relocating to Northampton to find out about this place. The tiniest sign at the entryway lets you know you've arrived at your destination, which otherwise apears as a private home nestled among the other stately homes which line Elm Street.

'The Saltbox' is just that- a colonial-style Inn, with ample parking in the rear (a plus in Northampton!). It is perfectly located on the edge of the Smith College Campus, and a moderate walk to the center of downtown. You can pick up a good cup of coffee in the Smith Campus Center, a close walk from Saltbox, before heading downtown for excellent shopping and people watching.

Carol, the innkeeper is extremely welcoming, and helped me with my arrangements for my in-laws. Their Timothy's Orchard suite was charming, with a wood burning fireplace, full kitchen and seperate bedroom with a large bathroom. The suite was self-catering, meaning Carol shopped especially for them, picking up the Greek yogurt they preferred, and black tea rather than herbal to suit my in-law's tastes. There is no group breakfast room or shared meals, rather, she stocks your fridge to suit your needs, then leaves you alone (in a GOOD way). She is a local, full of restaurant suggestions and ideas for your visit.

We own a house in Northampton now, and have a bedroom for visiting family. My father-in-law laments that he won't be able to stay at the Saltbox anymore!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a lovely bed and breakfast establishment run by a wonderful hostess. Privacy, comfort, delicious and creative snacks and breakfast basket. Convenient to downtown, yet quiet and relaxing. Limited number of rooms. Overall, a relaxing and comfortable stay in a beautifully decorated setting. We will certainly be back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
The Saltbox b&b
The Saltbox Hotel
The Saltbox Hotel Northampton
Address: 153 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Hampshire County > Northampton
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Northampton

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