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Harbor Light Inn
Ranked #1 of 19 Marblehead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Conwy, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful Inn. ”
Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful house, beautifully furnished. Great bedroom and bathroom. Breakfast pleasant but not a great deal of choice. Location very good for the old town. Expensive but pleasant indulgence. Our one night stay was not long enough to take full advantage of the Inn.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Michael J
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for the complimentary review. We so enjoyed your visit at the Harbor Light Inn and hope to see you again in the future for a longer stay.
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with friends for along weekend. It is in a great location near downtown and near the harbor. The room was large and beautifully furnished. It has a nice back yard and pool. Breakfast was excellent. The bar is a hidden gem. It's a great place for a drink in the evening.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank ALH172
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a five star review! On you next visit be sure to request one of our larger rooms which we have quite the selection. We so enjoyed your visit at the Harbor Light Inn and hope to see you again in the future.
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Newport Beach, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Loved the entire experience. Quaint, if small rooms, but full of charm! A cozy bar that felt like being in your own exclusive home-attended by the daily staff who truly got to know us and engaged with us. And breakfast better than any restaurant, maybe even my own home in a really inviting setting. I was there during rainy weather- they dried our clothes for us!- so did not enjoy any time poolside, but the setting was lovely. Lots of touches like a 5 star hotel (afternoon tea) but much more personal. Being in converted mansions, I could tell a few rooms in the main corridor/traffic patterns would probably have been on the louder side, especially the one closest to where breakfast is served, but nothing that wasn't outweighed by all the other benefits. I say the setting overall was exceptional.

The location was walkable to everything I would have and could have had time to enjoy while in town.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Ashley K
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a five star review! On your next visit be sure to request one of our larger rooms which we have many to select from. We so enjoyed your visit at the Harbor Light Inn and hope to see you again in the future.
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2013

I did not actually stay here, but my brother and his partner did as they prepared for their wedding. They stayed in one of the apartments, and absolutely loved it. Some of their guests stayed in the main inn, and were very happy. They all loved the breakfasts, the location, the hospitality, and plan to come back to spend more time in Marblehead.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for the complimentary review. It was our pleasure to host your brother and friends on such a memorable occasion. We look forward to seeing you at the Inn possibly on a future reunion.
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Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed September 25, 2013

I recently attended a meeting here, a smaller size, about 8 people. We were looking for a different atmosphere that was also very comfortable. Mr. Conway and his staff were so attentive and designed our meeting spaces that were conducive to our needs. I hope our next offsite meeting will be held at this centrally located Inn. I only hope I can stay overnight! The rooms are fabulous!

Room Tip: Be sure to get a meeting room with a view of the pool!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Sara N
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
It was a pleasure having your corporate group meet in our Inn. Thank you for the complimentary review. We so enjoyed your visit at the Harbor Light Inn and hope to see you again in the future on that overnight stay your wishing for.
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2013

This was our second trip to the Harbor Light Inn and once again our expectations were exceeded. From the warm and friendly staff, to the attention to details our stay was relaxing and comfortable. Be prepared for a robust breakfast and nice delicacies to enhance afternoon tea which will leave you needing some exercise. The pool is lovely and the location is perfect - we parked the car and walked everywhere. If you want to take advantage of the Peabody Essex Museum or other haunts in Salem, it is a 10 minute drive. Clearly owned and operated by professionals, this Inn is one of the best we have every stayed at!

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 27 on both our trips and would request that room again. Although it is above the...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Michael K
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for the complimentary review! We are so pleased you chose to return to the Harbor Light Inn and that we once again exceeded your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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S. Burlington, Vermont
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2013

The property is lovely, the Inn is in a very good location for exploring beautiful Marblehead. We booked fairly last minute so only two rooms were available. We went with #28 since it had a fireplace, but since the weather was quite warm, we didn't expect we would be allowed to use it and were correct. The room itself is quite nice, painted blue with a 4 poster bed. The main problem was with the bathroom....very, very tiny and the only way to shower was to stand in a very narrow claw foot tub with a wrap around vinyl curtain...it was quite difficult to get in and out and to stay balanced with the sloped sides of the tub and only an 18 inch base to stand in. We are not large people and it seemed quite dangerous that there are no rails to grab if you loose your balance. We totally understand the challenges of converting these historic buildings to accomodate modern conveniences but this one does not work.
The dining room was beautiful and the breakfasts were wonderful. Overall a very nice stay!

Room Tip: Can't speak for other than room 28, but i think maybe most of the other rooms are lovely. The a...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank lstpeterrdh
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
We are happy to hear you enjoyed our lovely Inn. Room 28 is the only bathroom with the original claw foot tub. We do try to describe this when guests call so they know that in advance. It is the most comfortable tub to soak in. I apologize if we did not inform you in advance. All of the other bathrooms are very substantial in size with many featuring walk-in showers or double Jacuzzis. We hope you will have the opportunity to visit again and try one of our larger rooms.
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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