Finding Hotels In Salem During Halloween
There are many Hotels and Bed & Breakfast establishments
to choose from when visiting Salem
but be sure to make your reservations for October well in advance! Devoted Halloween fans who annually make the pilgrimage to Salem in October book their rooms early – very early – sometimes a year in advance.
Here’s a listing of lodging establishments in Salem.
11 Dodge St. 1-877-461-1402. We’re within walking distance of downtown attractions such as the Salem Witch Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, and House of Seven Gables. Salem’s downtown eclectic shops and restaurants are just minutes away and we’re only two miles from Winter Island/Waikiki Beach & Salem Willows. A hot breakfast with juices and smoothies is on us. Hampton Inn Salem
Is the hotel haunted?
Some guests say we are haunted. We have a couple of rooms that are infamous for this reason. We find that if you are looking for a spooky experience, you may get one. On the other hand, most of our guests do not have a haunted experience.
One of the Historic Hotels of America, in the Salem Common Historic District, walking distance of numerous historic sites and attractions.
Some Hawthorne Hotel History Notes
in 1970’s, The television show Bewitched filmed their Salem Saga in June, which included time at the Hawthorne Hotel and the iconic elevator scene.
In 1990, A séance was held in the Grand Ballroom on October 30 in the hopes of summoning Harry Houdini on the 64th anniversary of his death. It was unsuccessful.
In 2001, Former President Bill Clinton visited the hotel.
In 2015, A Movie called “Joy”,was filmed in the Hawthorne Hotel, a Hollywood blockbuster with Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence, was partially shot in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom, Mezzanine, and in one of the guest rooms. Both of them stayed on the property while filming.
209 Essex St. (978) 451-4950
Newly reimagined and renovated with a stylish midcentury vibe, The Hotel Salem offers a central and vibrant spot alongside the town’s bustling pedestrian mall. The Hotel Salem offers 44 bright, modern accommodations—from rooms, to spacious suites, to micro-rooms for the budget conscious. All rooms feature private baths, free WIFI, and a variety of other amenities. The Hotel Salem
The Merchant Hotel – 148 Washington St. (978) 745-8100
This 18th century Samuel McIntire-built property hosted president Washington in 1789 and lived many lives prior to becoming our chic, intimately-sized boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Salem. The Merchant offers large, luxurious guest rooms combining much of the original woodwork and exquisite detail with the best of today’s amenities — including heated bathroom floors, gas fireplaces, plush linens, USB charging outlets, LED Smart TVs with Apple TV. The Merchant Hotel
Ghosts and Other Mysteries
The land on which Joshua Ward chose to build his house was where Sheriff George Corwin lived and maintained his jail in the 1680s. It was Corwin’s self-appointed duty to interrogate anyone suspected of witchcraft, as well as carry out the accused’s death sentence. For this reason, our building has a reputation of its own for ghosts and mystery — even in a town full of intrigue and hauntings. Local legend has it that perhaps the spirits of a few innocent victims of Sheriff Corwin still roam our halls. One of these is a woman sporting wild, black hair who “turned up” in a photograph taken by a former tenant of 148 Washington Street. We’ve never seen or felt her (or anyone else), but we leave that up to you, your senses and your imagination!