Travel Blogs from Salem
... a huge fire in Salem which had burnt down nearly all the artefacts (all made of wood) so all that remained were two fragments of a wooden beam which had been part of the prison for the convicted 'witches' one piece of this beam was found in the Witch museum and the other in the 'Witch Trial Dungeon Museum'. The other genuine remain from the Salem Witch Trials was a house of one if the hysterical girls. It was rather insignificant in the events as the residents had no ...
... getting sick of hidden charges everywhere, we weren't in a great mood. So we decided to get some special $2 Mexican beers and $1 tacos downtown. The special was only for Monday so we turned the corner for a bottle of red and shrimp salad.
After the first bottle the red wine induced banter was now underway and we were eager for more. A change of scenery lead us down the road to another alfresco dining experience encouraging a hummus platter and another two bottles.
... Nathanial Hawthorne (famous American author) lived here and worked at Custom House. Two of his most famous books are set in Salem – The Scarlett Letter and The House of the Seven Gables.
Overall, we both enjoyed visiting Salem, but were a little disappointed at the many tourist trap witch museums, witch waxworks, hocus pocus tours etc. And to say we were in Essex County, I was surprised not to see as much fake tan ...
... of the illness of one young girl. She and some other girls were taking homemaking lessons at the home of a reverend in the village. They were taught by the reverend's slave Tituba who was from the West Indies. After the lessons she would tell stories of her childhood and she put some ideas into the puritan girls's heads. When the local doctor couldn't find anything wrong with the first girl (or with the other young ...
... over the centuries that have died for the same reason, for really being witches.
This has taught me never to judge people, everyone has an option, but we need to realize that it goes both ways.
Here’s another story: One of the victims did not get hung, he actually got flatten to death. Don’t get me wrong he was not a good man, because he accused his wife for being a witch right before he ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Salem Inn
A Pleasent Stay
I stayed at the inn over the summer (7/2003) and had a lovely time. We stayed in the honeymoon suite at the curwen house, a lovely yellow house about a block away fromt he main house of the inn. The staff seemed friendly though I found it odd that all of them I saw seemed to be either of high school or college age. I didnt have any real problems so I cant comment on their service in that area. The curwen house was lovely, with plenty of private parking behind it and very quiet. We had a very secluded weekend there. The room was big and lovely marble fireplace that apparently in winter months they let you use, and a small tv if we were so inclined, but I hardly know why you'd need a tv if you were staying in salem on vacation...its a lovely place to walk about! Overall I was very pleased with my stay, though there were a couple minor details that i was dissapointed in. First off the period/recreation antiques didnt match at all, they were lovely but it was off-putting how they were all of completely differnent styles and not even all stained the same shade. It also had a distinct feeling of staying at grandma's house, which was a little off putting given it was the '*honeymoon* suite'. I was also dissapointed in the 'canopy' bed...I had expected one of those flowing gauzy types and it was more a four poster bed with a knit piece of fabrice on top. They made up with it with little touches though..providing both coffee and tea, all the supplies in the bathroom (including bath oil's which i completely forgot about for the lovely whirlpool tub) and a hair dryer, and they even an adoreable step for those who had trouble getting into the bed, which was rather high. The breakfast was nice and with quite considerable a selection given its 'continental' moniker, and the stay was extremely pleasent. Salem itself is lovely as well, and I highly reccomend it to any one interested in history. They even let us leave our car in the lot after checkout so we could spend the day in town our last day. I had a blast and would to love to stay again.
Salem Inn was wonderful
My husband and I stayed at the Salem Inn for Halloween this year. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room we stayed in had a large whirlpool and was clean and comfortable. The Inn is in the middle of town so we didn't miss any of the festivities.
Very Disappointed with this inn
Over priced, not very clean,outdated, staff wasn't very helpfull or overly friendly. Didn't have heat the first night, the radiator was missing a handle to regulate the temp, so they gave me a wrench!
Loved the Inn
We stayed 3 nights in the Capt. West house, in a room with one large bedroom. The second room had a kitchenette, table, twin bed, and trundle bed. It was fine for 4 people. An assortment of tea and tea was provided, and the bath was also nicely stocked with extras. The only problem was that the fridge didn't cool properly. There was a nice assortment for breakfast, luckily the breakfast room was in the same house. Yes, this is an old house, but it is very pretty and clean. I would have no hesitation in recommending it. Also, while in Salem, don't miss the Peabody Essex museum. Skip some of the tacky witch museums, the collection at the Peabody is lovely.
Salem Inn, homey atmosphere
Having traveled to Western Europe, England and the the Northeatern US, I thought the Salem Inn was lovely. Our family Suite was roomy and clean as well as comfortable. Our continental breakfast was tasty and filling, though it was nothing fancy. The front desk staff was pleasant and helpfull. This is not a Sheraton or Radisson, it is an historic home. It was exactly what we wanted.
Not a good experience
The "Honeymoon" suite was a great disappointment. For 200.00$ a night off peak we got a room with a stained bed spread. The whirlpool tub spued brown gunk into the water. The T.V is tiny and the remote control was broken. It should not be called a bed and breakfast when you have to walk 3 to 4 blocks in the morning to get coffee and doghnuts.The staff was less than courteous and helpful. Do yourself a favor, and stay somewhere else!!!!4/2003
I spent a Valentine weekend at the Salem Inn in the Curwen House. I loved it. It was quiet and relaxing for me. I was in Salem to check out the attractions, but my 2 nights at the inn were just as rememberable. Room was comfortable and I recommend anyone stay there if they can....
Loved the Salem Inn
Great location. We stayed in a beautiful Historic building with a great history. We found the staff to be extremely helpfull and accommodating. Also, their buildings are all located within walking distance to all are attractions and restaurants, we did not need our car once! Would recommend to anyone who wants to experience "historic Salem".
The Salem Inn
The Salem Inn was a huge disppointment. The 6 person oversized family suite had a terrible odor, smelled like a backed up sewer. When trying to deal with the staff about the problem, they were rude and uncooperative. We were unable to stay the night beacause of the odor, and wound up leaving. The Inn would not refund the money, and we wound up losing $250.00
The Salem Inn is hundreds of years old and it shows. The rooms are poor quality and the "suites" appalling.
The place is over priced and over rated, Salem is an utter dump.
don't waste your time or money visiting!