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Fidelia Bridges Guest House


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Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of other locations in Salem, Massachusetts. Today we’re having a look at the Fidelia Bridges Guest House.



Dating back to the early 19th century, the house is a fine example of that Federal period architecture. For nearly two hundred years, the building remained a single family residence. In the late 1980s, the dwelling was converted into a guest house under the name of the, “Suzannah Flint House.”

The Hawthorne Hotel purchased the guest house in 2003. Shortly after, they researched the building’s history and discoveredt its famous resident – Fidelia Bridges. In her time, she was one of the country’s leading watercolorists, the hotel’s owners changed the house’s name to the, “Fidelia Bridges Guest House.”


What’s Inside?

Once you enter the building, you will be greeted by the incredibly kind and helpful staff. The atmosphere inside is definitely different than any other hotel or Bed and Breakfast in Salem, but it still evokes the historical feel of the neighborhood.

The guest house is actually behind the Hawthorne Hotel, so it’s within walking distance to all the things you may want to see or do in Salem.


Staying at the Fidelia Bridges Guest House

The house features three charming guest rooms and one tastefully decorated suite with a small kitchen and parlor. Each room offers you a slice of that oh-so-Salem Federal period with the low ceiling and antique wide pine floors. Additionally, all guests may enjoy the services and amenities offered at the Hawthorne Hotel.

If you’re interested in staying at the Fidelia, you should really hurry up to book your favorite room as they fill up quick, especially in the summer and autumn.


Hours of Operation

With the hotel reception open 24/7, you are always welcome to visit the guest house.



The address: 98 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

2 thoughts on “Fidelia Bridges Guest House”

  1. How much are the rooms per night? Our family is planning a Conant Reunion in Salem and about 5 years. We’re descendants of Roger Conant. Curious of what you have to offer there plus hotel.

    1. In general, it’s a couple of hundred dollars per night. The cost goes up significantly during October, but if you book ahead, you can mitigate some of that cost.I’d recommend this place or the Salem Inn (similar cost) for groups. You could also check out the Air BnB’s and regular BnBs in town for other options (I love MOrning Glory BnB personally). Call these places and let them know how far out ahead you’re wanting to book and they may be able to help you out!

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