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18 Washington Square West, Salem, MA 01970-4056
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#1 of 4 hotels in Salem
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Our historic hotel, adjacent to the Common in Salem, MA boasts 89 rooms, including 6 suites. Ideal for business and leisure travelers to Boston and the North Shore, we offer complimentary on-site parking and are within walking distance to the MBTA train and Boston Harbor ferry. Our rooms offer local, hand-crafted Gardner Mattresses©, hypo-allergenic Beyond Down pillows, all-natural and organic Pharmacopia bath products and CubieTime alarm clocks with USB power outlets. Guests can enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, complimentary coffee, tea and newspapers in the Lobby, and free use of the local YMCA. Built in 1925, the Hawthorne is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America and New England Inns & Resorts and is a certified Age-Friendly Salem business. Lobby restrooms and a number of guest rooms are handicapped accessible. As an alternative, we also offer an adjacent guest house with four traditionally appointed bedrooms. Built in 1807 and named for local nature artist Fidelia Bridges, the structure is a fine example of Federal-period architecture featuring wide pine floors, low ceilings and historic detail. Rooms at the guest house are recommended for one to two travelers and are not handicapped accessible. Due to the unique configuration of all of our guest rooms, we do suggest speaking with a member of our Front Desk team to ensure you are booking the most appropriate room type for your needs.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Evening entertainment
Children's playground
Highchairs available
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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English, Spanish
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jefcove wrote a review Apr 2021
Blackstone, MA15 contributions4 helpful votes
I was very underwhelmed with my visit here. Maybe my expectations were higher. This has nothing to do with the staff at all. Everyone I encountered was very nice. The room was a king sized room and didn't feel like it. It was a King Sized bed stuffed into a small room. Again a personal preference but the bed was too soft as were the pillows. Everything was very clean. I think it's an old hotel that maybe 40 years ago was luxurious. On a side note (this had nothing to do with my rating) the whole town of Salem are mask freaks. They want you to wear a mask walking around outside. Keep that in mind before deciding to go there. I am not of the belief of masks outside so I had some strange looks coming my way.
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Date of stay: April 2021
2 Helpful votes
Response from KrisTina Wheeler, Marketing at Hawthorne Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
JefCove: We are sorry you did not completely enjoy your stay at the Hawthorne or your visit to Salem. Our king beds are in rooms with a smaller foot print, while we do offer larger rooms that have queen beds. This information (sq. footage) is on our website and can be communicated when making a reservation with our front desk. While we appreciate you mentioning the hospitable staff at the Hawthorne, we did want to mention that the mask order is actually a directive of Governor Baker, who issued a Mask Order effective November 6, 2020 requiring all people in Massachusetts over 5 years of age to wear face masks or cloth face coverings in all public places, whether indoors or outdoors, even where they are able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others. You might be happy to learn that the state is relaxing this order on April 30th, when masks will not be required outside when the proper distance can be maintained. However, to ensure the safety of everyone - including staff who interact with dozens of people each day - masks will continue to worn inside. Here's hoping every state is 'back to normal' soon so that we can all enjoy mask-free and restriction-free travel once again!
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Stan Tecza wrote a review Mar 2021
Wilmington, Vermont1029 contributions21 helpful votes
Loved the bar at Hawthorne hotel. Very original and solid drinks. It hasn’t been renovated like so many big cities. The lobby and bar ooooozes charm. Saw a few ladies having a few drinks and tea. Families eating lunch. Just a warm cozy feel without any pretension that is do common nowadays.
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from KrisTina Wheeler, Marketing at Hawthorne Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
"Cozy" is how we like to describe the Tavern at the Hawthorne and we are thrilled you felt the same warmth on your recent visit.
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Art G wrote a review Mar 2021
Helotes, Texas1 contribution
Spent a week here recently due to a death in the family. A very comfortable stay. The hotel holds all the charms of a historic building. Had a spacious room overlooking the Salem Common. Outstanding staff. Always eager to please. Made to feel at home. From Captain Clair to the front desk clerks to housekeeping everyone seemed focused on pleasing their guests. I took several meals in the restaurant and tavern, some alone and one with a large group. The food was excellent and the service even better. Allison was especially attentive and responsive.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from KrisTina Wheeler, Marketing at Hawthorne Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are sorry for your loss, and that unfortunate circumstances brought you to the Hawthorne. However, we are pleased you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed dining in our Tavern. We do hope we can welcome you back during a less stressful time.
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Jessica W. wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
What an absolutely AMAZING place to stay! Right in the center of everything “witchy”! I refuse to stay anywhere else going forward! The food in the Tavern was amazing, the staff unbelievably friendly and helpful. There aren’t enough words in the dictionary to say how UNBELIEVABLE my stay was. I can’t wait to go back! Yes Covid precautions were taken very seriously and even with masks you could still see the staff smiling! Beyond my expectations, way beyond! Thank you to the staff for going above and beyond! Patricia at the front desk HUGE shout out to you!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from KrisTina Wheeler, Marketing at Hawthorne Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words. We are thrilled we exceeded your expectations and earned a return visit!
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Chrissy61 wrote a review Feb 2021
Kennesaw, Georgia35 contributions29 helpful votes
Five of us traveled from Georgia for my mother's funeral. I had called days earlier to reserve three rooms. Upon check-in the first thing Tyler said was "Sorry about your mother." How kind that he remembered. The rooms are small but comfortable and very quiet. Beds are awesome, we all slept great. The hotel lobby is beautiful with many widely seperated areas to sit with family/friends or enjoy a drink. The entire staff was A+. They provided great advice for restaurants. Bottled water was always available, free sodas at the bar and free coffee every morning. My son asked where could he buy aspirin. Tyler opened up a cabinet and gave him a little packet of two. It is these extras that really make a difference in the stay at a hotel. Our only complaint: We ate at The Tavern one night. We arrived close to closing (8:15), which is never a good idea, but we had a long day and didn't want to venture out. We were told most everything had already been put away. The meal was not very good. Tomato soup tasted like spaghetti sauce and Gourmet Grilled Cheese was dry and didn't have much flavor.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Claire Kallelis, Owner at Hawthorne Hotel
Responded Feb 28, 2021
CE + Family, Like Tyler, we are sorry for your loss and wish your visit to Salem had been for a less stressful reason. We truly believe it is our staff that sets up apart; they understand what it means to be in the hospitality industry and know the goal is to help provide the guest with the best possible experience. Our beds - which we are thrilled you found to comfortable - are handcrafted locally by Gardner Mattress of Salem. Our lobby was renovated right before the pandemic and we look forward to the day when all of the new furniture can return and the space can be bustling once again. As for your less-than-acceptable experience in the Tavern, we apologize for falling short. Whether a guest visits us at opening, or at closing, they deserve to have a delicious meal. We hope we welcome you back to the Hawthorne under happier circumstances. And to treat you to a yummy grilled cheese!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hawthorne Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Hawthorne Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Crow Haven Corner (0.03 miles), Omen: Psychic Parlor and Witchcraft Emporium (0.2 miles), and Emporium 32 (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hawthorne Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hawthorne Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Hawthorne Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hawthorne Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hawthorne Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Village Tavern, Turners Seafood, and Red's Sandwich Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hawthorne Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Hawthorne Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Salem.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hawthorne Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hawthorne Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hawthorne Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.