Hawthorne Hotel

Charming Salem boutique, teeming with history and local pride

Since 1925, the historic Hawthorne Hotel has been a jewel in the heart of downtown Salem. The location couldn’t be better: It’s steps from Salem’s most famous attractions, adjacent to the Salem Common, and convenient to Boston and the North Shore. This icon has hosted over 1 million guests, and its Grand Ballroom has been the site of countless celebrations. While the Hawthorne Hotel makes a point of honoring history, its ethos is certainly a progressive one. Above everything else, Hawthorne Hotel is deeply committed to providing guests an authentic Salem experience.

Serving modern travelers with style for nearly a century

What it's like

From the moment you step under the blue awning and through its double doors, Hawthorne Hotel will make you feel right at home. It starts with the personal service. The building is a fine example of Federal-period architecture, featuring wide pine floors, low ceilings and historic detail. While this hotel is steeped in historical charm -- its warm, inclusive spirit is timeless. Hawthorne Hotel was initially conceived by its founders as “Salem’s own hotel… to meet the particular needs of Salem, its guests, and visitors.” That mission continues today -- when you’re here, you feel truly cared for.

Independent spirit

In touch with its traditions -- and the perfect place to make new memories 

Small touches

Rest easy as you sleep on the local, hand-crafted Gardner Mattresses and hypo-allergenic Beyond Down pillows available in each guest room. You’ll find all-natural and organic Pharmacopia bath products in your bathroom and a CubieTime alarm clock with USB power outlet by your bed. Enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, plus complimentary coffee, tea and newspapers in the lobby. Stay active if you’d like -- guests of the hotel can enjoy free use of the local YMCA. Lobby restrooms and a number of guest rooms are handicapped accessible. Free on-site parking is available, and The Hawthorne Hotel is within walking distance to the MBTA train and Boston Harbor ferry.

Eat and drink

Hawthorne Hotel features two in-house restaurants, so you can enjoy options and variety. Honor the Hawthorne Hotel’s namesake novelist with a casual meal in Nathaniel’s, offering modern cuisine in a historic setting. Explore a variety of local cheeses, savor the famous steak frites or indulge in the decadent Crème Brûlée trio. Want to eat as the locals do? The Tavern on the Green is the perfect hangout when you are looking to catch a game while enjoying New England beers or unwind after a day of regional exploration. During winter months, the roaring fireplace creates the ideal atmosphere to relax with friends.

And more

The perfect day deserves the perfect venue. Hawthorne Hotel is a favorite wedding venue in Salem. From the prime location to the plentiful spots for memorable photo ops -- and of course the exceptional level of service -- it’s no wonder Hawthorne Hotel is a popular setting to get married.  Already hitched?  The hotel caters to any large-scale occasion.  And everyone is invited to the monstrous annual Hawthorne Halloween Ball, but get your tickets and reservations early, they sell out nearly a year in advance! 

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Rooms & Rates

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Guest Services

  • 24 hr front desk
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Free on-site parking
  • Newspaper in lobby
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Dry cleaning and laundry services available

Eat & Drink

  • Coffee service in lobby
  • Nathaniel’s Restaurant
  • The Tavern on the Green

Fitness & Recreation

  • Fitness center

Business Services

  • Business center with internet access
  • Photo copier / fax

Meetings & Events

  • 9,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Grand ballroom and various breakout areas available
  • Elegant wedding venue and reception site

In-room amenities

  • Air conditioned
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathtub
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer 
  • High speed internet
  • Iron / ironing board
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • TV

Cancellation policy

72 hours before the check-in date
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