The Merchant

148 Washington Street , Salem, MA 01970 USA (Show map)


Located in the heart of downtown Salem, Massachusetts, The Merchant offers large, luxurious guest rooms that retain much of the original woodwork and exquisite detail while offering the best of today’s amenities — including heated bathroom floors, gas fireplaces, plush linens, USB charging outlets, and LED Smart TVs with Apple TV. Built by acclaimed 18th century architect Samuel McIntire, the property hosted president Washington in 1789 and lived many lives prior to becoming our chic, intimately-sized Salem MA boutique hotel. Book a room and experience this unique place for yourself.


Rooms & Rates

Lark Suite

Unique and intimate, the Lark Suite offers up a spa-like feel. The private bath offers up a soaking tub that can fit two, and the room itself offers up a plush king bed and skylight, gas fireplace, 40" LED smart TV, seating area, and other amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $219 - $629

George Washington King Deluxe

President George Washington did in fact stay in this room! The George Washington King Deluxe offers up a plush king bed included a custom headboard, a gas fireplace, a private bath, and a 40" LED smart TV, as well as a variety of great amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $209 - $609

King Deluxe with Sleeper Sofa

The King Deluxe rooms can sleep up to four guests, offering up a plush king mattress with a custom headboard, as well as a queen-sized sleeper sofa. The room also offers a seating area, a private bath, a 40" LED smart TV, individually controlled AC and heat, as well as a variety of other amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $209 - $609

King Deluxe

Our King Deluxe rooms not only offer up ample space and beautiful accommodations with a gas fireplace, but they have plush king beds with a custom padded headboard, individually-controlled AC and heat. There are a variety of amenities that include a 40" LED smart TV, a private bath and an iPod docking station.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $549

Queen Deluxe

Configured a bit differently than our King Deluxe rooms, but still quite spacious, our comfortable Queen Deluxe rooms also showcase brilliant architectural details from 18th Century architect Samuel McIntire. Queen Deluxe guest rooms offer a plush queen bed with a custom-made padded headboard, gas fireplace, 40" LED smart TV with Apple TV, iPod docking station, iPad, and a comfy lounge chair. Queen Deluxe rooms have individually-controlled AC and heat, free wireless Internet access, and a private bath with shower and individually-controlled heated floors. Queen Deluxe are located on the first, second and third floors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $519

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Picnic area, Tours

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities


Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Please see our website for details.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Certain weekends and holidays require a two or three night stay.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: For a multiple night stay, a deposit of half of the total charges is due at the time of booking. For a one night stay, the full amount is due as a deposit.
  • Cancellations: Our Salem, MA hotel’s small size means cancellations affect us significantly. For any cancellation or change of dates, we must receive 14 days* notice prior to your confirmed arrival for a refund of your deposit, less a $25 fee per room. If any cancellation is made within 14 days*, regardless of the reason, your deposit will be non-refundable. You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place. If any change of dates (including shortening a reservation) is requested within 14 days*, regardless of the reason, a one-time change is permitted, subject to availability and minimum stay restrictions. There is a $75 fee for this change and your deposit becomes non-refundable. After check-in, a shortened stay will remain charged in full per the original reservation. (* For group reservations of four rooms or more, please refer to the group contract for the applicable cancellation policy.)
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About the innkeepers

The best part of running a bed and breakfast is when a guest feels that you were a part of why their stay was so great, and they leave with a smile on their face.

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

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