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Hawthorne Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Concord B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 19, 2014

I will admit when my wife said she booked a "B&B" I rolled my eyes a little, picturing "shabby chic" and shared bathrooms. Wrong on both accounts, our stay was comparable to a 5 star hotel. Owners could not be more friendly, room could not be more tasteful and clean (and surprisingly large with a newer comfy mattress). More amenities than many large hotels. I would call this more of a boutique hotel. The owners greeted us immediately, and gave us valuable recommendations including a free museum that evening and a restaurant that was the best meal we had all week on vacation (80 Thoreau). Delicious but healthy breakfast--I had to say "no more" or felt they would have kept feeding me all day. They provided a local map and directions to airport. Exceeded expectations all around.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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dundeedog, Owner at Hawthorne Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2014

Thank-you for your wonderful review! We are so glad that our Inn was the opposite of what you expected and that you had such a terrific time with us and in Concord. We are fortunate to have two, soon to be three, gourmet restaurants in town, too. Along with great cafes and our famous Cheese Shop: food and museums and great walks: perfect combination. Peace and Safe Journeys, Marilyn & Gregory

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Reviewed June 19, 2014

We visited this B&B in mid-May (kind of off-season as far as Concord Ma. events go), and before our trip read the reviews on Trip Advisor which I usually do. Really, can't understand the couple of negative reviews, especially the one about the dogs. We loved our stay. Marilyn and Greg were wonderful hosts and thought the dogs were a "nice touch". For our traveling companions, the dogs made them miss their own dogs a little less! Would definitely stay here again. Please do not let the negative remarks sway you away from this lovely home.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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dundeedog, Owner at Hawthorne Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2014

Thank-you for your gracious review! It pleases us so when to know that our guests are happy to have stayed with us. And, our gentle Shepherds are true ambassadors for they welcome all. Most importantly, they always give a "dog fix" for those missing their own as they travel.
Peace and Safe Journeys, Marilyn & Gregory

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Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Hawthorne Inn is absolutely wonderful! The only thing better than the accommodations, were the owners!! They were so very warm and kind. We spent our anniversary there and they went above and beyond to help us celebrate! We will definitely return, and will recommend to friends and family that visit the area. As a side note, they have the MOST darling dogs! Thank you so much for a wonderful trip!

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank DeAndra K
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dundeedog, Owner at Hawthorne Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2014

Thank-you for your wonderful review! We feel Blessed to know that we offer moments of respite and comfort and rejuvenation to others in our calling as Innkeepers. Pashka & Skye, our dear German Shepherds, love people so and, in turn, are beloved.
Peace and Safe Journeys, Marilyn & Gregory

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

A character property just out of Concord, be warned the road is busy from 5.30am so the noise in the roadside bedrooms is of a high level. The decor is quaint, though many will find it a little oppressive, rooms are a good size, clean and our bathroom was adequate.
Hosts Greg and Marylin are informative about the area and very helpful ang Greg's breakfast was uniquely pleasant. Just one warning ask for a room away from the road!

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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dundeedog, Owner at Hawthorne Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2014

Thank-you for your thoughtful review! We are fortunate to sit on land owned by The Emerson's, the Alcott's, the Hawthorne's and, to have been, too, surveyed by Thoreau. Besides these Transcendentalists having walked our/their land, we lie on the "Battle Road" of the Revolutionary War. History abounds. Our Inn is in a Village setting with the traffic of morning and eve (7:30a.m. & 5:30p.m. on week-days) as travelers commute to work.
Please do look to our website for photos of our guest rooms and our many works of art and artifacts which adorn our walls and display cabinets: these reflect many and diverse cultures.
Peace and Safe Journeys, Marilyn & Gregory

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Reviewed May 27, 2014

My husband and I have stayed at the Hawthorne Inn twice and in three different rooms. Each of the rooms are lovely and both of our trips to the Hawthorne Inn were very relaxing! Breakfast is excellent and the afternoon snacks are delicious. Greg and Marilyn are the perfect inn keepers; paying special attention to the details!! Great location; short drive to the center of town, the North Bridge, and not far from Boston.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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dundeedog, Owner at Hawthorne Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2014

Thank-you for your "lovely" review"! We are always so pleased to shake a hand that we have grasped before and to see a familiar smiling face. You make 'our' day.
Peace and Safe Journeys, Marilyn & Gregory

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

My sister & I were fortunate enough to find and stay at the Hawthorne Inn . Marilyn and Greg were so friendly and gracious. Our room and their house is absolutely charming! Greg gave us a complete run-down of all the interesting places to visit while in Concord. Marilyn recommended 80 Thoreau Restaurant for dinner and it was fabulous! They prepared and served us an amazing breakfast that we enjoyed while talking to a wonderful couple from Spain who were also guests there. I truly can not wait to go back!

Room Tip: We requested a room with a fireplace which we sat in front of, talking until 1:00AM! Loved it!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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dundeedog, Owner at Hawthorne Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2014

Thank-you for your excellent review! We are glad that you sat and talked into the wee hours of the eve, in comfort, in quiet, in peace. Moments remembered.
Peace and Safe Journeys, Marilyn & Gregory

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

Marilyn and Greg really understand that everything is in the details, and it shows. Right when we walked in, Marilyn welcomed us with tea and brownies fresh out of the oven. She gave us a run down on all of the places to visit in Concord and recommended we eat at 80 Thoreau (a terrific restaurant), even making a reservation for us. Our room was clean, cozy, and filled with interesting furniture and art. The overall vibe is warm and relaxing....and breakfast is delicious! I would definitely stay here again if I am ever back in Concord, it felt like a home away from home.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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dundeedog, Owner at Hawthorne Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2014

Thank-you for such a wonderful review! Now, in these cooler months, a rich Apple Cake soaked with a topping of Cider, Spices and Rum or, A Fall Carrot Cake slathered with an orange cream cheese frosting, awaits: Bed and Breakfast and...Dessert.
Peace and Safe Journeys, Marilyn & Gregory

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Address: 462 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3729
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Concord
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Concord
Price Range: $95 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hawthorne Inn. We are a boutique bed & breakfast situated on Concord’s historic mile, just steps away from the heart of American Literary and Revolutionary history; on land once owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bronson Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The property was built in the 1860’s and has been functioning as a bed and breakfast for more than 40 years. Inspired by design and elegance, the Inn has recently been fully renovated to incorporate 7 luxury guest rooms and ample shared public spaces to create a truly unique experience for our guests. We offer the perfect balance of elegance, charm and privacy whilst still being within walking distance of Concord’s Historic Center, the Old North Bridge, the homes of Concord’s most famous writers and the Minuteman National Park. We aim to offer a luxury and unique all season experience to our guests whether they are tourists visiting for the spring/summer/fall season or business guests visiting many of the multi-national corporations located in the area. ... more   less 
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