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Only Hotel in Salem... there are Bed and Breakfast's though Mar 28, 2007
Upon arriving in Salem we needed to get a place to stay to put our bags down. We were looking for one of the acclaimed B and B's in Salem but some how we stumbled upon the only hotel in Salem...the Hawthorne Hotel.
In the 1920's, the public of Salem wanted to build a hotel to "meet the needs of Salem, its guests and visitors...". The Hawthorne was Built in 1925. The hotel was named after author Nathaniel Hawthorne, who spent his childhood in Salem and then returned when he was older in 1846. In 1849 he wrote the Scarlet Letter at his home in Salem.
One other interesting fact is that Parke Bros. invented Monopoly in the basement of the hotel.
The hotel was clean and the beds were comfortable; but not the best bed I have slept on. The dining area was upclass...I felt very dressed down while there...but the staff was wonderful and didn't pay much attention to appearance. they were courtious and attentive and answered any question we had promptly and helped us fulfill our destinations for the day!
If you do go to Salem I recommend going during the Fall around Halloween. They have an annual Halloween Costume Ball which is the largest costume ball in town spanning 2 floors of Halloween fun...
If you are going to Salem staying in the Hawthorne Hotel is a nice stay and if you've never stayed in a historic hotel before you may just seek them out when you travel to new places...so far this year I've stayed at 3 historic hotels!!
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Hawthorne Hotel Overview
The Hawthorne Hotel is located in the heart of Salem, 16 miles north of Boston Logan Airport and walking distance to all Salem's attractions including the Salem Witch Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, House of the Seven Gables, Salem Visitors Center, Salem Maritime sites, waterfront shopping and outstanding restaurants. The Federal-style hotel is named for author Nathaniel Hawthorne and is accessible to and from Boston/Salem and all points via commuter rail, MBTA bus, and Salem Ferry in season.
Nathaniel's Restaurant and Tavern on the Green are available for dining and drinking. Nathaniel's has live piano entertainment on
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The hotel also offers complimentary morning coffee service in the lobby.
All rooms are individually furnished and appointed with 18th-century style reproduction furnishings. Standard amenities include cable TV, dual phone jacks, computer modems, and complimentary local phone calls. Rates are based on double occupancy. Charges for extra adults may apply and will be due directly to the hotel. This hotel will be undergoing a series of renovations beginning February 7, 2011. The work will be focused primarily on the guest bathrooms and will be confined to a side of the building not occupied by guests. This hotel reserve the right to change guest accommodations based on availability
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