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One of the most common questions I am asked and one that I see come up in my Facebook group is about hotels. Where to stay, which one is best, which ones are haunted, when to book, etc. I have written tons of blog posts about staying in Salem, so check out the recommended reading section at the bottom of this blog.

For today, I am going to chat about the three hotels in Salem I would personally pick if I was planning to stay in the witch city. Please keep in mind these are just my personal opinions on the matter. Salem is home to tons of amazing hotels, Airbnb locations and more. To see a run down of more options in Salem and along the North Shore, click here.

My top three

First up would be the Hawthorne Hotel, without second thought. The Hawthorne is absolutely gorgeous and on the national registry of historic hotels of America. It is in a prime location (with parking!!) right in the middle of the action in Salem and is also home to two dining options on the main floor. Alternatively you can order room service and have it brought right to your door. Added bonus: you’re right across the street from Goodnight Fatty which are some of the most delicious cookies you will have in your life. Trust me on this one, get cookies! You’re welcome.

Click here to check availability at the Hawthorne Hotel.

Related: Visiting Salem, MA in the winter

The next hotel I would choose is the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites. I include this one in my list because it’s also in a great location, large, has on site parking and dining options on the main floor as well. You’re also only a short walk from Jaho which has delicious coffee as well as my current favorite latte, the Harvest Moon. You can begin your day with delicious coffee and food without having to go very far at all. If you’re looking for dinner one night, check out Brodie’s Seaport which is also very, very close by. The Brodie Burger is really yummy and one of my favorites in Salem!

Click here to check availability at the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites.

The last hotel on my list is The Salem Inn. They are in a great location right by The Witch House, a very short walk to the main “tourist area” of Salem and the Inn is stunningly beautiful. It is also rumored to be haunted! I can’t confirm this officially or anything but I know many locals and tourists alike who had some spooky experiences at The Salem Inn. The Salem Inn also offers some on site parking options in case you’re bringing the car.

Click here to check availability at The Salem Inn.

An honorable mention has to go to The Merchant, while we are at it. The Merchant is a gorgeous boutique style hotel in an amazing location. It is also rumored to be haunted, is right up the road from the Ugly Mug Diner which has amazing food and is sure to be a great stay.

Click here to check availability at The Merchant.

When to book

I have mentioned this several billion times and I’ll say it again: book early. This applies 1,000 times over if you’re visiting in the fall. Hotels in Salem fill fast, so securing your accommodations is one of the very first things I would do.

Related: Booking a last minute hotel room in Salem in October

I hope this information helped!! Feel free to comment below with your personal favorite hotels in Salem, I’d love to hear. Enjoy!! <3

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