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Hawthorne Hotel

Salem, Massachusetts



While the Hawthorne has undergone numerous redesigns since welcoming its first guest in 1925, our historic hotel has always remained faithful to its past while being mindful of the future. Guest rooms, many with views of the historic town or leafy Common, strike a balance between classic and contemporary with unfussy furnishings, blackout drapes and restful hues of white, grey and blue.

Rest easy as you sleep on the local, hand-crafted Gardner Mattresses and hypo-allergenic Beyond Down pillows. You’ll find all-natural and organic Pharmacopia bath products in the 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 or walk/run through historic neighborhoods and along the harbor. The Hawthorne is just steps away from the Peabody Essex Museum, Witch Museum, and Pickering Wharf.

Lobby restrooms and a number of guest rooms are handicapped accessible. The 6th floor welcomes pets. Free on-site parking is available, and the Hawthorne Hotel is within walking distance to the MBTA train and Boston Harbor ferry.


Hawthorne Hotel

18 Washington Square West
Salem, MA 01970
United States


Phone: 978-744-4080
Fax: 978-745-9842
Toll Free: 800-729-7829


Wedding receptions have been a tradition at the Hawthorne Hotel since our opening in 1925 when one of the original architects married his sweetheart in the church across the street and hosted family and friends in the Grand Ballroom . The hotel echoes an age of grandeur and elegance, with high ceilings, Palladian windows overlooking the Common and a mezzanine offering a memorable bouquet toss. Personal service and attention to detail are our hallmarks, with a dedicated event coordinator and a team of seasoned professionals serving you. Your wedding will reflect your individual style, in the classic setting of the Hawthorne, offering unlimited options for decor, photo ops, and off-site events for your guests.


Meetings Capacity: 350 Number of meeting rooms: 6

The Hawthorne Hotel's friendly and attentive service, seaside location, and charming surroundings make it particularly attractive for small- to mid-sized business meetings or social gatherings.

Much of our second floor has been devoted exclusively to the needs of our business patrons. Here, executives can meet in comfort and privacy. We have designed this conference level with the greatest attention to detail. It includes flexible meeting space, a restful mezzanine, easily accessible rest rooms, and a fully equipped exercise room.

We love to do themed events, which can make your meeting all that more unique and special for your attendees. Located in the heart of Salem's historic district, the Hawthorne Hotel is an elegant full-service hotel, just 16 miles North of Boston. Our years of expertise, professional service and superb cuisine, goes perfectly with one of the most magnificent and unusual locations for your special event.

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