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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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/21 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
Books, DVDs, music for children
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
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Room features
Seating area
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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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Matthew G wrote a review Oct 11
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Amazing. Adorable. Great Breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff. Wish I could give more stars!! The bed was extremely comfortable and the room was historic, quaint, and cozy. I was treated as If I was the only guest, even though the hotel was 100% booked when i stayed.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sarah V wrote a review Aug 2020
Virginia11 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
My husband and I stayed at Harbor Light Inn for a night for our anniversary this July and had a wonderful time. We were a little nervous about staying at a hotel in the midst of a pandemic, but the measures they took to keep us safe and to keep all the areas clean were great. All rooms are cleaned prior to arrival with both normal cleaning and special ultraviolet lights and then are left empty for a certain amount of time. Common areas are cleaned regularly and we were given special blankets and towels for use in the pool area, despite the fact that we had the entire space to ourselves! The inn is exactly what we hoped it would be. It has such an old-timey feel, with beautiful and tasteful updates. Our room was huge and spacious with windows looking out on the surrounding streets and the bed was so comfortable. We didn't want to get up in the morning! The staff were also wonderful. They were more than willing to provide recommendations for exploring the area, were flexible with check-in and check-out times, and provided a delicious breakfast in the morning. We had a wonderful time and hope to return soon!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Response from , Owner at Harbor Light Inn
Responded Sep 23, 2020
Thank you so much for the glowing review! We have worked so hard to put all the new safety procedures in place and are thrilled when we get such positive feedback (such as yours). This has been a trying year for all and our guests deserve a safe sanctuary/ escape so we are very happy to hear we gave that to you. We truly look forward to hosting you again!
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Meliorate da R wrote a review Oct 2
Garden City, New York114 contributions8 helpful votes
Friendly staff. Easy check in. Clean rooms. Walking distance everything. Great breakfast. Parking on site. We had the room on the third floor with its own private deck. Room was a bit small (that was made clear upon booking) the beautiful deck private deck and comfortable outdoor living space more than made up for it!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Linda Robison wrote a review Sep 2021
2 contributions
Absolutely stunning inn to stay in while in Marblehead. Staff was courteous and kind. Breakfast was great. Room was amazing! We stayed in room 27 and it was beautiful. Loved staying in a home built in the 1700's. Right in the historic district and able to walk to restaurants and businesses. Everyone we passed on the streets were so friendly and helpful. We were only able to stay one night. Wish we could have stayed at least 2 more.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: There are 3 floors with stairs only so be sure to ask what floor your room is on if you have...
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debofCT wrote a review Aug 2021
connecticut124 contributions87 helpful votes
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay on the top floor of the Harbor Light Inn although people with mobility issues need to aware that the stairs are narrow and winding (no elevator). The room we booked was tiny with only a double bed but we spent most of our time at the inn enjoying the large private rooftop deck overlooking the pool. Breakfast choices of an egg dish, toast/muffin, oatmeal, juice and coffee was a nice start to the day. The inn is perfectly located in the center of the historic district with shopping and several casual restaurants.
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Date of stay: August 2021
2 Helpful votes
$179 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Restaurant, Maddie's Sail Loft, 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 The House of the Seven Gables (2.2 miles), Phillips House (2.9 miles), and Salem Maritime National Historic Site (2.2 miles).