Where To Stay In Salem, Massachusetts - Updated 2022

places to stay in salem ma
Swadeep Singh
Swadeep Singh 

The historic coastal city of Salem lies on Massachusetts’ northern shore, midway between the city of Boston and Gloucester. If you browse through the chronicles of this area from the time of the American Revolution, you’ll know that this town has witnessed a very brutal history. This area from New England is infamous for the horrific Salem Witch Trials. The events that occurred here during the final decade of the 17th century has carved its name on a national level. Today the brutal past is long gone and the city hallmarks some of the finest witch museums. If you’re also planning to visit Salem and searching for accommodation, let us help. We have listed accommodation options that will suit every budget. Continue to read to know more about where to stay in Salem, Massachusetts.


1. Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites (from USD 129)

Situated a stone’s throw from the dock, this four-star waterfront hotel is close to every major attraction of the city. New England Pirate Museum and Salem Witch Museum are located at the 1-minute walk, also major shopping centers are at a close range. This hotel features a heated shallow pool, a fitness club, and a fine American pub-restaurant. The tariff is slightly higher, but you will get plenty of amenities and parking is free.

Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Wifi Available

Address: 225 Derby Street
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace

2. Hawthorne Hotel (from USD 129)

This monumental hotel is located in the heart of the historic district of Salem. Its structure has a touch of British architecture, and the décor also meets the needed elegance. Hawthorne Hotel is certainly very charming, and not totally out of your budget. This place boasts two on-site restaurants, a bar, a souvenir shop, and a library. A swimming pool is missing, but they have a decent health club. Moreover, they provide free bikes to their guests so they can roam the city, and also permit pet-stay.

3. Stepping Stone Inn (from USD 200)

Just a few steps ahead from the previous location, you can find this stereotyped New England home in Salem’s town center. It’s not purely a hotel, thus you will find a different setting within this inn. But since it’s a top-rated property, the stay should feel you much like your own home. On top of that, you will even receive free breakfast every morning. The house is pet-friendly, and parking is free. But take note that only adults can stay here, they do not accommodate children or minors.

Stepping Stone Inn

Wifi Available

Address: 19 Washington Square North
Accommodates: 2

Parking Pets allowed Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi


4. Cozy studio on Congress Street (from USD 83)

You cannot ask for a better downtown location for your accommodation than this little apartment on Congress Street. The standard lodging capacity for this condo is two adults, yet it’s bigger than you could imagine. It is a plain and simple apartment, and you should not expect many features. A small kitchen is available, but guests have to rely on a coin-operated laundry. And for the entertainment and connectivity, there’s just Wifi. However, it is a waterfront location and near many museums.

Nothing Fancy Downtown - Unit 4
190 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed was very comfortable brian was communicative and a great host
the room seemed clean enough
nothing fancy as it says but safe clean and comfortable
check in was easy and the place was clean and exactly as advertised
the room was clean and had little things i needed for my stay
the arriving is easy and the appartment is clean and welcoming
great spot and and a great host
super easy to check in and out and the host was quick to respond to questions
he responds quickly and is so kind
brain was friendly and quick to respond to any questions
brian was very quick with responses and super helpful
great location in the middle of everything
super close to everything amazing location
the location is perfect
the location is absolutely excellent
the location is perfect
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5. Well-maintained flat near Peabody Essex Museum (from USD 195)

Technically, this apartment is an extension to our previous property but with a different setting. Look for a detailed comparison if you’re interested. Situated in the same apartment complex, this rental unit is a few dollars cheaper. And similar to the prior listing, it’s a plain studio lodging. You will not get a full kitchen this time, just a microwave and a refrigerator. However, a television equipped with a DVD player is available in this apartment. A cable network is missing, but the Wifi connection is fast and reliable.

Nothing Fancy Downtown
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
261 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
basic accommodation but air con works and shower is terrific
i really liked the access to the washer dryer and iron
the room had everything we needed and was super comfortable
description is very accurate - nothing fancy just the perfect place to sleep and shower
there was a clean bed with clean sheets and blanket
clean and comfortable; exactly as advertised
place was clean and tidy
bathroom was pretty clean
it was perfectly clean and everything was great
nice host and great spot
our host was great about answering my questions and made check-in really easy
great value with a good host
brian is a great host
the host brian is exceptional he answered all of our questions in a quick and courteous manner
great location but a little loud
perfect location to be within walking distance of any and most everything
great location everything was within walking distance with off street parking avail
this place was perfectly located for everything we wanted to see
great location for the price around halloween
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6. Lodging near the railway station (from USD 108)

Close to Salem’s train station, this renovated apartment also comes under budget for a two-people accommodation. Many restaurants, coffee shops, and market streets are within walking distance from this place. The house features a full kitchen, a living room with workspace, and a wide-screen television equipped with a cable network. Parking is free and pets are also permitted.

Charming Studio downtown Salem, MA
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
271 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is close to everything in walking distance to great restaurants cafes and the peabody essex museum
super clean smelled lovely
everything was very clean and organized
this apartment is clean and comfortable
it was clean and very stylish
*very clean- sparkling clean looks exactly like the pictures
daliana is a wonderful host
daliana was super helpful and a great host
daliana is the perfect host she was helpful and very accommodating
the host was very responsive and the price per night is very reasonable
the host was responsive and the place was perfect and spotless
walking distance from great food and shopping
great location you can walk to main areas
location was amazing you can walk everywhere
perfect location downtown steps to restaurants and a five minute walk to the train
ideally located near to the centre and the train station
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7. Spacious apartment with a backyard garden (from USD 97)

Under the same budget, as with the prior apartment listings, this recently refurbished condo can lodge an extra person. It’s located a few steps away from the Hawthorne Hotel; which means that the train station and the ferry harbor, both are within walking distance. The apartment is spacious, and it’s designed in an open layout. Beside the common features of such apartments, you will enjoy a private balcony and a backyard garden with this booking.

Newly Renovated Downtown Salem Apartment!!
161 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all the furniture is extremely comfortable and clean it’s like a home away from home
very comfortable sofas and bed
clean minimalist apartment
very clean and comfortable
very clean and well kept
apartment was clean and spacious
this apartment is immaculately clean comfortable and quiet
our host was wonderful
colleen is a great host
colleen was a fantastic host
colleen is a great host who responds immediately
colleen was a great host very attentive and quick to respond
location is fantastic - close to everything
the location is perfect
location fantastic as you can walk to all attractions
the location was perfect
perfect location for all downtown activities
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8. Modest unit in a historic city (from USD 96)

If you can raise your budget a little, then rent this historic flat in the heart of Salem. It is so old that the whole town has been erected around it. You wouldn’t be able to guess the age of this house as it’s now renovated, but it was originally built in the year 1769. It’s still ancient in some way, as the owners have conserved the original woodwork from that time. However, major parts of the building have been modernized. The apartment is huge, its kitchen spacious, and it comes with a patio deck.

The Forsythia Apartment
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
333 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of kitchen supplies and a great comfy couch
the private area in the back with comfortable chairs is a plus
we loved the calm comfortable apartment
comfortable bed lots of room
the apartment was warm and cozy with all the essentials needed to make for a comfortable stay
the apartment was very clean and comfortable
the house is very clean and well appointed
the space itself is no frills but clean and safe
it was not super clean and it was noisy but the location made it best
the home is clean and a great location parking was super easy
barbara was a great host and responded to all our questions quickly
barbara is a fantastic host
thank you to the owners for a wonderful stay
barbara is a great host
barbara is a fantastic host
perfect location within walking distance of everything in town
the location is everything on this listing perfectly nearby everything you need within walking distance
great stay super close to everything
perfect central location with a lot of character
we loved the central location as well
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9. Oceanfront property in a Victorian neighborhood (from USD 117)

We will now present you with a rental option, that is positioned a very short distance from the bustling streets of downtown Salem. This is an apartment in the serene and picturesque areas of Salem Willow Park. Built literally on the coastline, the backyard of this property ends at the boulders abutting the oceanic waves. It’s a very spacious lodging ideal for two people, and it has all the necessary amenities. This rental comes with a private entrance, and guests will also get access to a huge backyard garden.

Historic Salem Oceanfront 2 Rm Apt
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
486 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view from the apartment
the heated bathroom floors made waking up a bit easier and the backyard was gorgeous
the view from the apartment’s backyard has the same serene picture postcard scene
we definitely took advantage of the picturesque views just a few steps out of our room
this is a lovely quaint apartment with an incredible view
it’s clean and quiet
the place was clean and roomy
the apartment was very clean with an ample supply of towels and toiletries
this apartment is charming and clean
the apartment was clean and we'll equipped
dale and john were great hosts
dale was a great host offering 1st class hospitality
dale was an excellent host
the hosts were gracious and we were provided with everything we needed
the hosts are a pleasure to deal with welcoming and thoughtful
amazing location right on the water
excellent location and comfortable surroundings
being near the park is wonderful
perfect location in very quiet neighborhood
the location of this house is close by to all the attractions and restaurants
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10. One-bedroom apartment (from USD 116)

On the final spot of our list, we have this ground-floor apartment in the downtown area. Being situated on the oldest streets of the city, the house was also built in the year 1800. You should be able to walk around the whole downtown area if you pick this booking option. The house features elegant décor, a well-equipped kitchen, and entertainment amenities. Lastly, you can even bring your puppies here as it’s a dog-friendly property.

Newly renovated downtown 1 bedroom
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
276 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great air conditioning
minimal but ample furnishings and well stocked kitchen
would of preferred a bigger bed and more comfortable seating and small amenities to be included
it is a very immaculate stylish apartment with many amenities in a very safe neighborhood
hdmi cable access and wifi we're perfect and definitely dog-friendly
so clean and cozy
it was very clean and properly decorated
this apartment is as described clean and comfortable
clean space with awesome communication would definitely stay again
the apartment is clean and comfortable
daliana was super fast with responses and very kind
amazing host amazing place
will definitely stay here again if available great host with quick response
the hostess was super responsive to questions and very helpful overall
i loved it we also had a great host
absolutely beautiful apartment located within walking distance of everything downtown
great location and easy check in
great location to stay for halloween events as very close to town center
this is such an amazing location you are literally walking distance to pretty much everything
excellent location for walk ability of downtown salem
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A variety of choices in Salem

The witch history of Salem has allotted the city many points of interest. If you’re a first-timer plan a trip to Salem Witch Museum, The House of Seven Gables, The Witch House of Salem, The Witch Dungeon Museum, The Witch History Museum, Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery, and also book the Bewitched After Dark Walking Tour. The best day to visit Salem is Halloween. Choose from our list of varied accommodation options for a wonderful vacation.

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