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New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Stepping Stone Inn is the perfect B&B for a stay in Salem. We stayed for four days/three nights and never used our cars. All the local attractions are steps away from the Inn. Matt and Kelly are wonderful innkeepers with their sweet cats, and the rooms still keep the authentic charm of the original structure. There wasn't much more... More 

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SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Cassidy, Kelly and I are so happy that you guys had a nice long weekend with us. We so enjoyed hosting you guys. We hope you'll come back and see us again real soon. Next time you can try one of our other rooms for a completely different feel. All the best! Matt & Kelly More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very charming historic inn in the center of everything. Within walking distance to all the best shops, sites and resturaunts. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. The complementary breakfast was well stocked and fresh every morning with 24 hour coffee available. We'd love to come back!

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SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Ashley, It was a lot of fun hosting you guys and trading stories. Kelly and I really enjoyed meeting you and hope you'll return soon. There's still a lot of Salem and Cape Ann to see. All the best! Matt & Kelly More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time visiting Salem and actually staying in the town instead of at hotels in Danvers. We will never stay outside of town again. The Stepping Stone was within walking distance of everything. We were thrilled. It was a very nice experience with friendly owners. The Inn is charming and the cats are cute too! Perfect, little... More 

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SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Hi Amber, Kelly and I are so happy that you didn't choose to stay in Danvers for this trip too! We had a great time chatting with you and showing you our historic home. Please visit again soon and see what else Salem has to offer. There's always something new to discover in this town. Cheers! Matt & Kelly More 

Spalding, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had 3 nights at the beautiful b&b in the middle of our road trip. Matt and Kelly were so lovely and gave us lots of information on best places to see as we continued our travels. Breakfast was nice and we both had plenty - comfortable beds and all clean and tidy. Was lovely to meet you both. Rhonda and... More 

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SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Rhonda and Rory, it was wonderful hosting you two on the North Shore portion of your journey around the Northeast. Kelly and I are so glad that you had a good time and enjoyed traveling to Boston while staying in Salem. We hope to see you two again soon. Cheers! Matt More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second visit to this charming Inn located perfectly in historic Salem. Home from home vibe with the excellent owners and their lovely cats. Great restaurants all within walking distance. Highly recommeded

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SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

David, thanks so much for your fantabulous review! It's always a pleasure to see you and talk to you. Kelly and I were so happy to meet Lisa on this trip. We hope you find yourself in the Boston area again really soon. We'll keep an eye out for that special yogurt. Cheers mate! Matt More 

Bradenton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are seasoned world travelers. Stepping Stone Inn is the first place where we had to sign an agreement with an indemnification clause. We also had to agree not to bring food into our room. We were told the reason for this rule was because a previous guest got barbecue sauce on an item in their room.... More 

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SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Marianne. Please remember that the inn is also our home, so by signing the rules, you are basically agreeing not to smoke in our home and to cover any damages to your room. I highly doubt that this is the first one you've signed. Small, owner-operated inns and B&Bs can't absorb damages that way a big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, 16 yr old daughter, and I stayed here the beginning of August 2016 while spending a few days visiting Salem. The owners, Matt & Kelly, were friendly, regularly offering tips on what to see and how to get where during the continental breakfast. The house dates back to 1846, but has been nicely restored. Their cat, Youke, kept... More 

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SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Hi Kathy, Thanks so much for your kind review of our inn. We're so glad you enjoyed our home, convenient location and wonderful cats, Youkie and Petey. We would love to serve a hot breakfast, but the city of Salem and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts consider us an inn and not a B&B, because we have more than 3 rooms.... More 

Herts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

This inn is centrally located on one side of Washington Square. You can walk to all the local attractions. Matt and Kelly, the hosts, are great and full of information about the town and the history of the Inn. The building is one of the landmarks of Salem and still retains its family house atmosphere. If you like staying in... More 

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SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Hi Alan, Thanks for the wonderful review. Yes, if you dig historic homes, then we are definitely for you and you can't beat our central location. I'm so glad you two had a nice holiday in Salem. Hope to see you both again soon. -Matt More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The Stepping Stone Inn was a cute and homey place to say. The continental breakfast was great as well as the accommodations. The owners recommendations on places to visit while in Salem were also very helpful and appreciated. Looking forward to our next stay here!

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SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Hi Sydney! Kelly and I had a great time hosting you and Beth and truly enjoyed having you share our home. There's so much you didn't have time to do in Salem, so we hope you book with us again in the near future. Cheers! Matt More 

Rutland, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

First time in a B&B and I will be looking forward to a return visit. Salem is an annual getaway for my daughter and I, this trip being the best by far. Matt and Kelly (and the cats) made the stay feel very comfortable and friendly, yet provided us with all we needed for our weekend sleepover. Large rooms, beautiful... More 

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SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Candace, it was so wonderful having you and Katie stay with us for the weekend. We're glad your first B&B experience was so good and that we were a part of it. We hope you'll make the Stepping Stone Inn your regular Salem spot and Kelly, the cats and I look forward to seeing you again real soon. -Matt More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Having the very best location in Salem, the Stepping Stone Inn boasts six beautiful and newly-renovated guest rooms, each with private bath, iPhone charging alarm clocks, free wifi, free parking, fresh flowers and tasteful decor. We are right next door to the Salem Witch Museum and across the street from the Salem Common and the Hawthorne Hotel. Ditch the car and walk absolutely everywhere! Under brand new ownership, the Stepping Stone Inn warmly invites you to enjoy the spacious parlor and the cozy dining room with free 24-hour gourmet coffee, tea and hot chocolate service, which is the perfect ending to your lovely evening out in charming, historic Salem. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stepping Stone Inn

Address: 19 Washington Sq, Salem, MA 01970-4056
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Salem
Price Range: $183 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stepping Stone Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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