Hawthorne Hotel

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2022 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence Nominee Finalist
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2015 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence

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The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA has been an integral part of the city and Boston’s North Shore since its completion in 1925. The beautifully restored, stately Federal-style hotel is named for author Nathaniel Hawthorne, who spent his childhood in Salem and returned in 1846 to serve for three years as Surveyor of the Port at the Custom House. Then, three years later, Hawthorne wrote his famous novel, The Scarlet Letter, at his home in Salem. Located in the Salem Common Historic District, the hotel is within walking distance to numerous historic sites and attractions. Few places along the North Shore are better for a historic vacation than the spectacular Hawthorne Hotel.

The Hawthorne Hotel has been named to these Historic Hotels of America Top 25 Lists

The 2021 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America Most Haunted Hotels

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Experience the Peabody Essex Museum, The House of the Seven Gables, and the Ropes Mansion and Garden just moments away.


Discover the great political history of the Hawthorne Hotel.


Explore the Salem Maritime National Historic Site.


Experience Salem's 1692 Witch Trials.


Taste classic New England cuisine while staying at the Hawthorne Hotel.

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