This hotel is very basic--hotel website makes it looks much nicer than it really is. (They all do but in this case difference was extreme.) Everything is old and, at least in our room, pretty beat up. Chipped furniture, worn carpet, stains on the walls.)
The real problem I had was that the bathroom was filthy. I am not a clean freak and usually have no problem at all with hotel cleanlines, but this was gross. There was matted hair and lint all around the perimeter and someone's hair clogging the drain in the sink. Soap scum on the counters, etc. This couldn't have resulted from just one bad cleaning. I don't think it has been cleaned right in a long time.
Also, the air conditioning system is ancient--a wall unit that makes a lot of noise but doesn't seem to actually cool the room off. The room was stuffy and hot. I was uncomfortable and would not recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rising six stories, the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites on Pickering Wharf Marina blends a contemporary outlook with an appreciation for the area's proud past. It is Salem's newest boutique hotel with a warm nautical décor. The 86 rooms and suites have handsome wood furnishings, fabrics in soothing shades and windows that let in lots of light. Look for flat-panel TVs with cable channels, pillowtop beds and high-end Keurig coffeemakers. There are complimentary wired and wireless internet connections available throughout the property, and loaner iPads are available in the lobby. Local calls are free, as are morning newspapers in lobby. It is the only hotel downtown Salem with a heated indoor pool, and the fitness room is packed with cardio and strength-training equipment. Specializing in locally caught seafood, the on-site restaurant, The Regatta Pub, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for a "Cool and Casual Fare with Flair". In warmer weather, the tables spill out onto the patio and on cooler nights we have roaring firepits for guests to relax and enjoy a beverage or meal next to. Laundry service is a plus and Parking is always free. Our doormen will be most happy to assist with luggage assistance. LOCATION: With more than 300 years of history just outside the front door, the Salem Waterfront Hotel is a great base for exploring. The hotel sits at Pickering Wharf, close to lots of shopping and dining opportunities. Within walking distance are attractions like the Peabody Essex Museum and the historic Phillips House. Boston Logan International Airport is 15 miles southwest and Boston is 20 miles. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Salem Waterfront Hotel And Marina
- Salem Waterfront Hotel