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Amelia Payson House

16 Winter St, Salem, MA 01970-3807
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#2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Salem
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A little bit about us...Celebrating 27 years as innkeepers, Ada & Donald invite you to their 1845 Greek Revival home. Guest will not only enjoy the grace and charm that is tradition at a true Bed & Breakfast Host Home, but will also appreciate our convenient Historic District location; just steps from all of Salem's limitless activities. Forget about your car, a five minute stroll finds the Witch Museum, the National Park Service Visitor's Center, the Peabody Essex Museum, the House of the Seven Gables, and all the shops, restaurants, whale watching & harbor tours located at Pickering Wharf Marina. Amtrak train service and/or passenger Ferry to Boston is just four blocks away.
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Mal wrote a review Jul 2020
21 contributions1 helpful vote
My stay at the Amelia Payson House was simply delightful. From booking with ease to pulling up to the beautiful Greek Revival style house, Nancy and Jim made quick work of making my mother and I feel at home. Our room on the second floor was spacious and dripped with comfort. The decor and furnishings as well as the electric fireplace and nifty multi-lamp remote made for effortless relaxation. The entire room and private bathroom were spotless along with a small parlor offering shared living space for guests to help themselves to coffee, tea and cookies(very tempting) as well as games and books. Beyond all of the necessities we come to expect while traveling both Nancy and Jim up'ed the ante by setting a beautiful table each morning with even better food and conversation. They flowed with ease between sharing the experience with us and making the experience for us. We felt welcomed into their home truly as their guests. I might even go as far as to say visit Salem in order to stay at the Amelia Payson House, not the other way around. You will be happy you did. Also, I failed to take a photo of the Swedish pancakes but they were delicious!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Just ask questions, Nancy and Jim are happy to help sort out the best room/s for you.
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a sullivan wrote a review Jul 2020
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We absolutely loved our stay at the Amelia Payson House! Our family took over all three rooms. Nancy and Jim are wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome and looked after. The house is beautiful and full of all sorts of fascinating objects that they have collected. It really is just like staying with friends. Our room was lovely, immaculate and comfortable, even in the middle of a heat wave! It's an easy walk to town and several museums, and the neighborhood is full of interesting and historic houses. We highly recommend the Amelia Payson House and are so grateful to Nancy and Jim for everything they did for us.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Just ask Nancy and Jim what you need.
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Melanie F wrote a review May 2020
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I stayed with Nancy and Jim at the Amelia Payson House for 14 weeks. As a graduate student in a brand new city where I knew no one, they immediately made me feel comfortable and helped me with anything I could have ever wanted or needed. They told me the best places to explore, the best restaurants to try, and adventures to tackle all throughout New England. The house was always immaculate, and Nancy is an incredible chef, to say the least! (They were also great at accommodating my gluten/dairy allergy). As time went on, the relationships I built with Nancy and Jim truly impacted my life, and they became my "Salem Parents." If you are looking for a place to stay in Salem, in Boston, or even in New England (since everything is such a quick drive), THIS is the place. Between Nancy and Jim's genuine and kind souls, to the welcoming home, to the amazing food, and quaint area the house is located in, you couldn't pick a better place to stay!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Every room is gorgeous, and so unique. You can't go wrong with any that you choose!
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Julie S wrote a review Feb 2020
Portland, Maine10 contributions2 helpful votes
This house is absolutely gorgeous. The owners have done a beautiful job renovating while maintaining authentic character and style. The bathroom was lovely. The location is perfect for all Salem activities! Breakfast was delicious and the hosts are personable and interesting to talk with. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Tyler D wrote a review Feb 2020
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania1 contribution
We spent our anniversary here and it couldn’t have been more perfect. The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was incredible! The owners were extremely welcoming, we felt like family. Will certainly be back!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amelia Payson House
Which popular attractions are close to Amelia Payson House?
Nearby attractions include Crow Haven Corner (0.2 miles), Salem Common (0.2 miles), and Wynott's Wands (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Amelia Payson House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Amelia Payson House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Amelia Payson House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amelia Payson House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tavern on the Green, Nathaniel's, and Bella Verona.
Is Amelia Payson House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Salem.
Are there any historical sites close to Amelia Payson House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Phillips House (0.8 miles), The House of the Seven Gables (0.4 miles), and Old Burial Hill (2.5 miles).