Just a 30 minute drive north of Boston will bring you to Salem, Massachusetts. This sea side town was home to the historic witch trials in the late 1600’s. During the month of October, their spooky Halloween events draw international crowds. If you plan to get your fix of haunted houses and ghost tours, book early as they sell out quickly. Here are the top 5 best hotels in Salem, MA.
Best boutique hotel
This small boutique hotel only has 11 rooms, but loads of style. Lark Properties has a way of perfectly combining luxury and old world charm.
The federal style building even hosted George Washington in 1789! The Merchant has a downtown location allowing you to easily walk to any of the big attractions. Complimentary breakfast is packaged to-go.
Best historic hotel
This historic hotel is centrally located. You can expect crisp white linens and impeccable service here. Free and easily accessible parking is available in the lot behind the hotel which is a big plus in a city with limited parking.
The Hawthorne Hotel is very dog friendly and offers a doggie room service menu and a pet resource guide. Breakfast is not included but they do offer room service. You can also enjoy pub style food in their restaurant, Tavern on the Green.
Best bang for your buck
Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites
While this hotel is slightly off the beaten path, all of the attractions are still walk-able. King suites are perfect for families because they have a wet bar, microwave and refrigerator.
Kids will love the indoor heated pool. The attached Regatta Pub serves breakfast lunch and dinner. Walk off your meal with a stroll around the marina.
Best trendy hotel
The Hotel Salem
The Hotel Salem is another Lark property, though quite a bit larger than The Merchant. Guests can dine in their restaurant, The Counter as well as Salem’s only rooftop bar (seasonal).
Solo travelers can opt for a micro-rooms while families will appreciate the space offered in their lofted suites. Their mid-century style rooms have pops of bold color. Located right on Essex Street, you couldn’t hope for a better home base for exploring Salem.
Best hotel for business travelers
Hampton Inn Salem
This is a good choice for smaller families as no rooms sleep more than four. There is an indoor pool and breakfast is included. The rooms are clean and basic but lack the charm that the other options offer.
These are my best picks for hotels in Salem, MA. What is you favorite place to stay when visiting the witch city?