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Stepping Stone Inn
Ranked #5 of 9 Salem B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 7, 2004

When we arrived in town for a wedding and the big hotel down the street lost our reservation, we had to scramble. Luckily we got John's last room at the Stepping Stone. Since we'd be at a rehearsal dinner one night and a reception the next it's not like we missed having a pool, movie channels or other amenities. We needed a place to sleep for the night, and that's exactly what we got.

John the innkeeper was very nice (though he did look at me strangely when I asked if we could get shampoo for the bathroom). When we arrived and said we had to be at a rehearsal dinner in an hour he got us checked in as quickly as possible and got out of our way.

All in all a very nice place for what it is. As John said, you're staying in someone's house. It's not made to be soundproof. So you might be surprised at the sign that says "no television after 11pm", but it's understandable. If you want to party, go to a hotel. If you want peace and quiet and a place to stay the night, the Stepping Stone is quite nice.

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Reviewed November 2, 2003

We stayed at the Stepping stone inn and were very disappointed with the room size and lack of tv/space. we were put up in the attick on the third floor that they called a room for $ 135 a night. Breakfast was ok, but you had to be downstairs by 9:30am at the latest to have breakfast before closing at 10am. Very small bathroom and shower, barely able to wash. Nice location, in the heart of salem. Bed was terribly hard and small. Better to stay at the hawthorne hotel.

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Reviewed July 23, 2003

Very nice Rooms, Owner very frienly, let us park next to houes. Room was nicely furnished with our own small bathroom. Morning breakfest was okay but not bad. Had a great time in Salem.

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Reviewed May 3, 2017
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Room Tip: Zimmer Boston, im hinteren Teil des Hauses, daher ruhiger
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Stayed: June 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2012
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2011
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Room Tip: chiedete la mansarda che consiste in un appartamento a se stante, con 2 camere, salottino con tv e b...
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Additional Information about Stepping Stone Inn

Address: 19 Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Salem
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Salem
Price Range: $183 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stepping Stone Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Having the very best location in Salem, the Stepping Stone Inn boasts six beautiful and newly-renovated guest rooms, each with private bath, iPhone charging alarm clocks, free wifi, free parking, fresh flowers and tasteful decor. We are right next door to the Salem Witch Museum and across the street from the Salem Common and the Hawthorne Hotel. Ditch the car and walk absolutely everywhere! Under brand new ownership, the Stepping Stone Inn warmly invites you to enjoy the spacious parlor and the cozy dining room with free 24-hour gourmet coffee, tea and hot chocolate service, which is the perfect ending to your lovely evening out in charming, historic Salem. ... more   less 
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