From the first time we visited Salem in 1993, we always wanted to stay at the Hawthorne Hotel and we finally got the opportunity this October. We celebrated our birthday in Salem and as a birthday present to ourselves, we booked the Hawthorne. We had a terrific four nights here.
There is a classy old world feel to this gem, from the lovely lobby with many places to sit and relax and have a morning cup of coffee, which is provided by the hotel, to the hallways and rooms. The location is the best in the city, close to the pedestrian walking mall, restaurants, shops, museums and tourist attractions.
Everyone of the staff was friendly and helpful from the front desk ladies to the wait staff in the Tavern on the Green and the maintenance staff. We ate twice in Tavern on the Green. Once for a snack in the evening we split a fantastic double chocolate banana chip cake a la mode and another time, we had dinner here of clam chowder and a BBQ short rib sandwich, which was also very good. Our double bed room on the 5th floor, although facing the inner courtyard and no view whatsoever, was very nice. The bathroom, though, was on the small size, but it was fine. We had a car and there is a nice size parking lot in back of the hotel. We never had any trouble getting a parking space and there was no charge for hotel guests.
My only disappointment was that we were not able to experience the Sunday Brunch in Nathaniel’s as there was a private function going on that day and that was the only Sunday we were there.
We were just glad to have the chance to stay in this wonderful historic hotel. Every time we walked through their doors, we were thrilled to be their guests. Hopefully the next time we come, we will be able to celebrate Halloween at The Hawthorne and will stay in a room with a view.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our historic Salem, Massachusetts hotel provides 93 rooms including 6 suites all individually furnished and tastefully appointed; ideal for business and leisure travelers to the Salem or Boston area. All of our rooms come standard with hand-crafted Gartner Mattress© beds, Hypo-allergenic Beyond Down pillows, all natural and organic Pharmacopia Bath products and CubieTime alarm clock with USB power outlets. Guests can enjoy complimentary parking; complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel; complimentary lobby coffee and free use of the local YMCA. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hawthorne Hotel Salem