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58 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA 01945-3553
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Travelers' Choice
Located in the heart of Old town Marblehead and the harbor district, the Harbor Light Inn offers easy access to beaches, shopping, art galleries, historic homes, museums and a variety of great restaurants. The Harbor Light Inn offers complimentary parking, wireless Internet and an on-site Tavern. Within short driving distance to neighboring Salem, Massachusetts and less than 18 miles to Boston. Corporate retreats, small weddings, elopements and executive meetings.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Full body massage
Outdoor furniture
Electric vehicle charging station
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Room features
Seating area
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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75Somewhat walkable
Grade: 75 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
10Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
543Reviews5Q+A100Room tips


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Jeannie W wrote a review Mar 2020
63 contributions22 helpful votes
We have stayed before and it is fabulous. Beautiful rooms, great people, and walking distance to so much. We cancelled because of the Coronavirus and they refunded our deposit 14 days before our stay. Unfortunately Trip Advisor kept $30 which isn’t fair.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from HarborLightInn, Front Office Manager at Harbor Light Inn
Responded Mar 29, 2020
Thank for the wonderful words about our Inn. We are so happy that the $30 was refunded to you after checking into it. It must have happened after you wrote. Be safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you again.
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lanefmoore wrote a review Mar 2020
Abbotsford, Canada9 contributions
This was a hidden gem in a great location. If you like hotels that have a lots of character, in a great location with lots of character, and not your traditional big chain hotel then this is the place for you. Rooms were comfortable, breakfast was great, and the staff are awesome. Will definitely go back, this time just to stay and travel.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Stayed on the third floor and the king room was great and the bed was really comfortable.
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Response from HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn
Responded Jun 16, 2020
Thank you for writing such a lovely review. We love getting feedback from our guests stay! We look forward to your return visit now that we are open in MA.
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NancyJane Berry wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
The Inn was wonderful. Very quaint, very clean! Lovely breakfasts each day and the staff, was terrific. Mary and Casandra were the perfect hostesses. Due to weather I didn’t have an opportunity to do much exploring in the area but it has a few nice shops and eating establishments nearby.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn
Responded Jun 16, 2020
It was our pleasure having you visit! Thank you for the wonderful compliments on the staff , I'll be sure to pass it on. One of the great advantages of working at an Inn is being able to enjoy our guests and making sure they have memorable experiences. Looking forward to seeing you on another visit to Marblehead.
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Lisa wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was a low-key mid-week getaway, and the Harbor Light Inn was just the place. We enjoyed the in-room fireplace a 2-person jacuzzi, the service, and the location. I enjoyed walking from the Inn to the quaint shops nearby (and discovering the local market) and being on the coast. Breakfast was nothing special, but perhaps this is because it was mid-week.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: room 5 is on the first floor -- nice not to have to carry luggage up the stairs.
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Ann N wrote a review Jan 2020
Boston, Massachusetts62 contributions9 helpful votes
We had visited Marblehead for the day in the fall of 2019 and liked it so much that we felt a return visit of longer duration was a must! We had seen an interesting story about the Harbor Light Inn and decided to give it a try. We booked a room with a fireplace, which was a real treat. There are gas fireplaces scattered throughout the public areas, and that was lovely on a January evening. It's an elegant, but not fussy, place to stay. The staff were a pleasure to deal with. The small bar area was a nice place to have an after-dinner drink. Our room was pleasant, clean and quiet. We had a wonderful weekend and hope to return in the future.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from CCPyburn, General Manager at Harbor Light Inn
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We truly appreciate all the comments and loved the fact that you stayed once and decided you "must" come back for a longer duration :) We also hope you return in the future!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harbor Light Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Harbor Light Inn?
Nearby attractions include Fort Sewall (0.1 miles), Old Burial Hill (0.3 miles), and The Jeremiah Lee Mansion (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Harbor Light Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Harbor Light Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Harbor Light Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Harbor Light Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Landing, Maddie's, and The Barnacle.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Harbor Light Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Harbor Light Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Marblehead.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Harbor Light Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Harbor Light Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Phillips House (2.9 miles), The House of the Seven Gables (2.2 miles), and Old Burial Hill (0.3 miles).