Established in 1925 and a proud member of the Historic Hotels of America, the Hawthorne Hotel is a must see in Salem. Located in the heart of the city, it has hosted over 1 million guests! The grand ballroom at the Hawthorne is also one heck of a spot for a party and as such is a frequently rented for weddings, prom celebrations, Halloween parties, and more. Obviously, the hotel was named after Salem’s favorite son: Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Once you enter the building, you will be greeted by the hotel’s team. You’ll then find the hallway, well-known for its historical architecture, and the tastefully-furnished rooms. But be sure to watch out for the room 612! This is known as the most haunted location of the hotel.
At the very top of the Hawthorne Hotel, there’s also the mysterious meeting place of Salem’s Marine Society. Ask at the front desk for access, but don’t get your hopes up. The meeting place is referred to as “The Cabin.” The Society has used buildings on this land to hold meetings for generations. Perhaps that’s why one of the many specters said to haunt the Hawthorne Hotel is actually a pirate. There’s little doubt that hundreds, maybe even thousands, of mariners have spent many hours on this block. So there may be more truth to this legend than seems apparent at first glance.
The seasonal cuisine of the restaurant offers a large range of dishes and an extensive menu of wines. Also, you can enjoy dinner to the soothing sounds of live piano every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Staying at the Hawthorne Hotel
The hotel offers a wide area of staying packages, such as VIP (Very Important Pet), Bed and Breakfast, Witch Way, History and Culture and Dinning on the Green. Check their website for their current offerings.
Also, the rates of the rooms available for October range from $314 to $374 and for now, the current occupation level is up to 50%. But, hurry up to book your favorite room as they fill up quick and you’ll definitely want to enjoy this wonderful stay in a classy and elegant environment. So be sure to check bellow the detailed info about the room types and features.
As of October, 2019:
Traditional Queen: $314 (2 people, 1 double bed)
Standard King: $334 (2 people, 1 king bed)
Standard Double Queen: $344 (4 people, 2 queen bed)