My husband, 2-year-old daughter and I stayed at the Hawthorne for two nights. The location is excellent: walking distance to the Peabody Essex Museum, local shops and restaurants and we were thrilled that it was across from a newly renovated playground--great for an active toddler. Front desk staff were courteous and efficient and restaurant service was also very good.
Unfortunately, they were sold out of suites so we were a bit cramped in our room with a queen-sized bed and pack-and-play (which by the way they charged $10 a night for--something I've never seen--bring your own!). The bathroom was quite disappointing as the shower and much of the trim were plastic and looked like it had been renovated on the cheap. As previous posters mentioned, it can get quite loud at night due to the weddings they hold in the lobby. I called down to the front desk and they sent up earplugs for the noise, which helped a bit. Given the price of the hotel, though, I think they should renovate the bathrooms to a higher standard and do something about sound proofing.
For me, the excellent service and location do not trump the noise and cheap bathroom renovations--at least not at these prices.
- 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