The Merchant

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

About

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

Our signature Salem hotel suite has a style all its own! Named after our parent hotel collection, this Salem boutique hotel suite offers a glorious soaking tub for two. Features include a plush king bed with a custom-made padded headboard, gas fireplace, 40" LED smart TV with Apple TV, iPod docking station, iPad, and a seating area with a day bed and side table. The Lark Suite offers individually-controlled AC and heat, free wireless Internet access, and a private bath with heated floors and a separate shower in addition to the soaking tub. The suite is located on the fourth floor. Please note: while this room can accommodate an additional person on the day bed, the room is priced at the double occupancy rate and is subject to an additional per person room charge. Please see our policies for more details.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $399

George Washington King Deluxe

President George Washington slept here. (Seriously, he did!) Stay in the room specifically requested by the newly-elected president in 1789 during his visit to Salem. Offering extra Washington-inspired welcome treats, you'll get a kick out of resting your head in the room once occupied by the great general and father of the United States. The George Washington room offers 320 square feet of comfortable and architecturally stunning space, with a plush king bed with a custom-made padded headboard, gas fireplace, 40" LED smart TV with Apple TV, iPod docking station, USB charging outlets, an iPad loaded with local information, and a seating area with two lounge chairs. This room has individually-controlled AC and heat, free wireless Internet access, and a private bath with shower and individually-controlled heated floors. The George Washington room features original paneling, window seats, and lovely woodwork details from 18th Century architect Samuel McIntire.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $379

King Deluxe with Sleeper Sofa

Two of the rooms at our Salem boutique hotel fall into this category offering comfortable and architecturally stunning accommodations. These spacious guest rooms can accommodate up to four guests and offer a plush king bed with a custom-made padded headboard, gas fireplace, 40" LED smart TV with Apple TV, iPod docking station, iPad, and a seating area with a lounge chair and a queen-sized sleeper sofa. King Deluxe with Sleeper Sofa rooms have individually-controlled AC and heat, free wireless Internet access, and a private bath with shower and individually-controlled heated floors. These rooms feature original wainscoting and lovely woodwork details from 18th Century architect Samuel McIntire. Both offer window seats overlooking the front yard.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $359

King Deluxe

King Deluxe rooms at our Salem boutique hotel offer comfortable and architecturally stunning accommodations. These spacious guest rooms offer a plush king bed with a custom-made padded headboard, gas fireplace, 40" LED smart TV with Apple TV, iPod docking station, iPad, and a seating area with two lounge chairs. King Deluxe rooms have individually-controlled AC and heat, free wireless Internet access, and a private bath with shower and individually-controlled heated floors. King Deluxe rooms feature original wainscoting and lovely woodwork details from 18th Century architect Samuel McIntire. Some offer window seats overlooking the front yard. These rooms are located on the second and third floors.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $359

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: $159 - $329

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Airport

Burlington, MA (BBF) 28 miles

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

Parking

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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Policies

  • 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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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jenn Rein

Languages spoken

English

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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. For great local restaurants, I love to recommend Naumkeag Ordinary. Turner Seafood is a classic... fresh seafood, great bar and a cozy fireplace -- a great place to spend a snowy evening eating oysters! For local activities, the renowned Peabody Essex Museum is amazing.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


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Deals


Special Package

Is It Spring Yet?! Special

Come visit midweek between March 12 and May 4 and we'll give you: - 15% off your stay - refreshing welcome smoothies for two Praying for more snow, or praying for no MORE? Well, either way - if it snows 10" or more during your stay, we'll give you an extra 10% off, for a total of 25% off your midweek stay in addition to the above freebies!

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