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We arrived in Salem, MA about 4:30 this afternoon. We are staying in Hawthorne Hotel which was built in 1923 and is on the National Historic Register. It's a beautiful place and considered the 4th most haunted hotel in America. We're hoping to experience the spectral woman who roams the floors! Too bad we didn't get room 325! There have been …
... it also turns out that Salem's Derby Wharf used to one of the busiest ports in the world! Not because, like most other popular ports, it was naturally effective but because of the risks and initiative if local ship merchants. The port was actually very shallow (which ultimately led to the decline there in the end) and the waters coming into Salem were treacherous with a number of rocky islands. All this however was overshadowed by one big association with Salem.... the witch ...
... we took a trolley tour of Salem's historical sites. The guide certainly knew his stuff and made it a very interesting ride.
Overall, it was a long but good day... the only downside was the ride back to the hotel. It was rush hour and the bus driver was a jerk. After a combination of warm temperatures, high humidity and long hours of moving about, I wound up very dehydrated and ...
... the Samantha statue, based on the character from the 1960s television show "Bewitched," is on Washington Street.
We didn't wan to go on an organised tour and just chose to walk around. We visited The Witch House, home of Judge Jonathan Corwin.The house is the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the trials of 1692. Close by ...
... their consolation for no AFL coverage, I think.
It probably wasn't the best idea to have a car in Boston, we should've used the trains like Chicago but being the first glitch by travel agent Ines, all is forgiven. You miss so much when you are driving through town dodging pedestrians and other cars. We parked by Boston Common, a large park in central Boston and wandered around town. Local clam chowder in a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hawthorne Hotel Salem
The "comment card" box at the front desk was full when we dropped ours off -and I'm betting they were not all "compliments." This hotel has seen its better day; it needs to be totally refurbished. Our "suite" was "ick" - dirty, old carpeting, cheap linens, beat up furniture, etc. The bathroom was the worst with mildew and peeling painted tile. We were grateful that the hotel enforced its "zero tolerance" noise policy after 12:15 a.m. since the hotel lobby was full of drunk and very unruly guests when we arrived. Not a "top spot."
who says that this place is not haunted. i have to differ. we stayed in a certain room called the bridal suite room.we heard small children crying and newspapers waving in the hallway. a certain employee at the hotel told us a story before we put this together. he told us that a bride and two of her children stayed there. the bride took her own life and her childrens. after we came back toour room small finger prints appeared on a back wall in the bedroom. this kinda spooked us. we left alittle bit earlier than expected.
It started going downhill when I arrived at 2pm and was told the room wasn't ready. After I took my luggage back to my car which was parked a block away, I drove around waiting until after 3pm, and then returned to check in.
The Hawthrone is wonderful. Clean And accomidating. The staff is great the bar is wonderful and the hotel itslef is just wonderful. Only thing showerstalls really small. We love the hawthrone and would stay agian
Superior is the best way to discribe the service and support from the staff at the Hawthorne. Just to name a few, Shannan in house keeping, Amanda and Melisa front desk the older gentleman in the dining area who waited on us the Management and on and on. These people know what they are doing and there is no doubt they are there to make your stay exceptional. I have traved a lot due to work and pleasure and I have to rate this superior group of people the best I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Hawthorne your doing something right I wish you great success and hope many others have the same positive experience my wife and I had.
A great place to stay in Salem
My future husband and I stayed there last October during the height of Haunted Happenings. We arrived at 3pm and had no problem parking in the hotel lot. Courteous staff upon check in. Our room was small but spotless and charming nonetheless. We did not have a room overlooking the common, however, we were on the top floor and could look down at all the activity while sipping our champagne. The hotel lobby is always beautifully decorated for the season and the food at Nathaniel's is delicious! Definitely give this restaurant a try. We plan to stay at the Hawthorne for our annual visits to Salem. (this was our first year actually staying there, we usually take day trips)
I had a wonderful two nights at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA. A
We stayed there for 2 days. Nice hotel. Friendly check in staff. Nice rooms in a traditional style. Our Bathroom somewhat small though by USA standard. But would recomend and use again.
Beware.... Guest parking is not guaranteed, we had to park several blocks down the street in public parking garage. Hot water....took 15 minutes for hot water to arrive in shower Talked with the manager who explained parking not guaranteed with reservations and lack of hot water to be expected in "historic inn" - Room was VERY NOISEY, very small, bath even smaller - tv tiny. I would not recommend this hotel.