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“Harbor Light Inn”
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Harbor Light Inn
Ranked #1 of 19 Marblehead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We spent two nights at the Harbor Light Inn with three other couples after a weekend in Boston attending the Boston College-Clemson University football game. The staff was very friendly and helpful with restaurants and sightseeing suggestions. Location is great. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: No elevator so if stairs are a problem, ask for first floor which is up one flight from the ground f...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2012

Many thanks for your recent review and recommendation to other prospective travelers. It was a great pleasure to host you and yours at the Harbor Light Inn during your celebratory visit to Boston and the North Shore region. We are delighted to hear that you found our location and staff to be accommodating. We sincerely look forward to hosting you again next football season.
All the best,
The staff at the Harbor Light Inn

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed here to celebrate my mom's 90th birthday--she loves Colonial architecture and was delighted with this inn. The staff was very kind and helped make our stay special. The stairs would have been difficult for her to manage but I explained the situation when I made the reservation and they put her in a room on the first floor just steps from the back entrance.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that's not in the front--the morning trucks were a bit noisy
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Joan L
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HarborLightInn, Owner at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Dear Joan L,
We are glad that you and your mother had an enjoyable stay at the inn. It was a pleasure to meet you both and glad that room 4 worked out so well for her. We made a notation in your file to suggest the first floor rooms for your mother when you hoipefully, return.
Thank you
Peter C

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

We wanted a "special" place for a management team meeting with a group of 8. The Harbor Light Inn provided great rooms, a dining area that converted to meeting space, lovely bar for relaxing at night...and the incredibly quaint town of Marblehead with restaurants and views that took us truly "away" from usual city life and convention facilities. Topped with service from the heart, this is one place I would return to in a heartbeat....and heartily recommend.

Room Tip: Every room is different, so ask for what you want. One of our team members is well over 6' tall...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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HarborLightInn, Owner at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your recent stay with us, Your group was a plesure to host at the inn and the entire staff enjoyed helping to make your meeting agenda go smoothly. I am enjoying your book that you wrote about service in our industry and look forward to see you all again.
Sincerely
Peter C

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Reviewed August 30, 2012

My husband sent me on a surprise overnight as a "mom break" to the neighboring town of marblehead. (A great idea hubbies out there!) I was given such a warm welcome and tour and stayed in a beautiful large room full of character! I decided to sleep in so I missed breakfast but was aware of wonderful smells from the dining room and was offered a "to go"bag when I was on my way out. A nice experience all around and would certainly recommend to out of town guests!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank judy s
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2012

Dear neighbor,

Many thanks, to you and your sweet husband for joining us at the Harbor Light Inn. Your review was well received by our front and heart of the house staff.

We are glad to hear you woke up slow and really enjoyed your "mom break" to the fullest. We aim to please and provide our guests with the highest level of service. We are very glad your experience was well-received all around.

We hope to see you and yours at Harbor Light Inn and Tavern in the future.

Yours truly,

The staff at the Harbor Light Inn

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We stayed at the Harbor Light Inn for two nights in July and really enjoyed our stay. I was especially impressed by how friendly and helpful the staff was; the front desk was able to answer our questions about restaurants, beaches etc. and their recommendations were great. Breakfast is serve yourself buffet with fresh fruit, two hot egg or sausage casseroles, juice, coffee. They have a parking lot, which allows you to be right in the middle of Marblehead and not have to use your car for most things. Rooms are all different so ask about specific needs. Very clean. We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2012

Dear Jmg4848,

From the entire staff at the Harbor Light Inn, we thank you very much for reviewing your two night stay in July at the Harbor Light Inn. We appreciate your kind words and detailed information provided to other travelers seeking out accommodations in the area. Please come back again soon for our fresh, homemade and convenient location in the historic district.

Many thanks,

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Decided on a change from the usual hotels in Boston when up for our daughter's college graduation in May. We were not disappointed. Staff was wonderful, location was fun and it was worth being a little out of the way from Boston. Will do it again if up that way.

Room Tip: No elevators, keep away from the 3rd floor!
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Lamprx
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2012

Many thanks for staying at the Harbor Light Inn during your celebratory visit to the region. We are pleased that you found our location to be a convenient and friendly alternative to Boston. We are located approximately 17 miles from the heart of the city and offer our guests detailed guides, maps and suggested routes for easy travel to and from.

It was a great pleasure to host you both and we look forward to your return to Marblehead in the future.

All the best to you and yours,

The staff at the Harbor Light Inn

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Reviewed August 14, 2012

We found this inn when we fell in love with this town and decided to stay over night. We had started from the north to see the coast of the North Shore of Boston. When we came to Marblehead, we knew we wanted to stay longer.
The first inn that we came to was not down near the harbor and shops so we drove on until we found the Harbor Light down in the historic area. We luckily got their last room (32) which was on the trhird floor with king bed and great a/c. We enjoynd walking the area and found a restuarant right on the water for a late lunch. The more shops and back to the pool for the rest of the day. Nesdt morning a great breakfast out by the pool.
good breakfast an really friendly staff.
Loved the inn and the town.

Room Tip: room 32 was very comfortable. A/C ws fine.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Walter C
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2012

Thank you for joining us and falling in love with Marblehead. We are happy to hear you had such a delightful stay and enjoyed breakfast by the pool in our garden area.

We are open 365 days per year and look forward to hosting you and yours again soon.

Sincerely,

The staff at the Harbor Light Inn

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Additional Information about Harbor Light Inn

Address: 58 Washington St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3553
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Marblehead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Marblehead
Price Range: $219 - $392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harbor Light Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 and executive meetings. ... more   less 
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