Hawthorne Inn

462 Lexington Road , Concord, MA 01742 USA (Show map)


Relaxed Elegance- just 19 miles from Boston. Forbes Magazine: “The 10 Best Inns of New England”, Boston Magazine: "Best of Boston", Frommers: "Top 14 New England Inns and B&Bs" The Hawthorne is an intimate Bed & Breakfast refuge where History, Literature and Nature entwine. Modern amenities and time-burnished antiques, contemporary artwork and ancient artifacts; create a balanced harmony that promote comfort, fellowship and laughter. Let us be your base to explore the homes of Louisa May Alcott (“Little Women”), Hawthorne and Emerson. Discover the beauty of Walden Pond and the courage of the Minute-Men who fired the “shot heard round the world”. We have welcomed business travelers, tourists, families and the romantic at heart since 1976.




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Great place, great stay.

4.6 on October 21, 2016

Welcomed and well taken care of in attractive and convenient accommodations.

A lovely experience

4.0 on October 10, 2016

Very friendly and helpful Inn Keepers

A lovely inn

5 on October 09, 2016

Mark and Toni were lovely hosts, as was their home. I highly recommend this B&B.

The Perfect Inn

5 on October 09, 2016

From the friendly welcome we received at the door, to our beautiful room and the home-made muffins at breakfast, every part of our stay was lovely.


5 on October 08, 2016

My wife and I recently had the pleasure of a short stay at the Hawthorne Inn. Mark and Toni were wonderful gracious hosts. Our room was beautiful and well prepared. The morning breakfast was tasty and delicious. Mark was very helpful to us in getting on the "T" to Boston (which was close by). We look forward to a future stay!

The best weekend getaway

4.4 on October 03, 2016

We had a such a great stay at Hawthorne Inn. Mark and Toni are wonderful hosts, most helpful and caring about their guests. Plus, they make the best breakfast! The Inn is located near beautiful Walden Pond, and Concord - a surprisingly lively town - is only a short walk away. We would recommend this place to anyone, and hope to return again.

A great Place to Stay.

5 on September 29, 2016

We stayed at the Inn or one night at the Emerson Room. The location of the inn is outstanding for walking historical tours. The room is beautifully appointed and the bed is very comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding with freshly squeezed orange juice. Mark and Toni are great hosts and we will definitely be staying there when we get back to the area.


5 on September 27, 2016

Mark and Toni were wonderful hosts! They went the extra mile for us. Our room accommodations were beautiful and the breakfast delicious. Our only regret is that we were there for only two nights. We are looking forward to returning!

Old world charm and modern care

4.8 on September 09, 2016

John and Sheila Fletcher Cumbria UK

Charming & Wonderful

5 on July 24, 2016

My team and I were visiting a client in Boston and could not find any hotel rooms. So we took over the Hawthorne Inn! It was the best decision ever. Each room was beautifully decorated; the beds are so comfortable; and the hosts extremely pleasant. We used the common rooms quite a bit so we could prepare for our meeting - it was comfortable like being in our own home.

Innkeeper Response
Hi, thanks for your wonderful review. You guys were great, thanks for choosing us. We hope you had a successful outcome to your meeting and hopefully we will see you soon.

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Rooms & Rates


Pull the overstuffed armchair close to the flickering flame of your private gas-log fireplace. The Emerson room is appointed with a Pineapple Four-poster Queen bed, room-size Oriental rug, Eastlake loveseat and Asian and American antique side tables. The colorful striped wallpaper and balloon curtains convey the design sensibility of the 19th century and compliment the variety of artwork on display and a decorative fireplace mantle, hand-carved by the former Innkeeper.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $359


The Alcott Room is bright and airy with views to Hawthorne's home, "Wayside", and a small field spreads out below the Bay window. Named for author Ralph Waldo Emerson, who once owned the land.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $329


Morning sun streams through the bay window infusing the lush wallpaper with the feel of warm copper. The other window looks upon the Battle Road of 1775 and across to Hawthorne's home. A Queen canopy bed adds comfort and security.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $299


Punkatasset Room is named for the hillside where the Minute Men mustered before engaging the British Troops to begin the American Revolutionary War. This Guestroom is infused with sunlight from the skylight and looks out onto a small field. Rich wallpaper changes to muted tones in evening light. Lovely chez lounge by windows call you to relax and compose a verse of poetry.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $299

Sleepy Hollow

An intimate room that is a favorite of single travelers and Thoreauvians. Windows overlook a grand tree which was planted by Bronson Alcott as a sapling, which was shipped from England by Hawthorne Inn. Also lit by a skylight.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $279


East windows greet the morning sun. Named for Walden Pond as a reminder that Thoreau was a frequent visitor to the site of the Hawthorne Inn. He also surveyed the property twice. An 19th century captain's desk and British bureau add substance to the room.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $299


Concord Room, named for our j=historic 17th century village showcases a hand-painted armoire and queen four-poster bed. Rich-hued paint adds accent.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $309

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Location Type

Close to Author's homes, Walk to village center, Located in Historic District, Rent a Kayak, enjoy three rivers, See famous Old North Bridge, Near to many Restaurants, Small town


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 19 miles

Directions to property:

From routes 128 and 95: Take Exit 30 B [Route 2A West to Concord]. Follow 2A for 3 1/4 Miles to fork in road. Bear right at fork [follow signs for Concord and travel 1 1/4 mile farther. Hawthorne Inn will be on the left side of road, directly across from the home of Nathanial Hawyhorne (called "Wayside").

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Walden Pond State Reservation, Minute Man National Historical Park, Wayside, Home of Hawthorne, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, 30 minutes to Boston, Orchard House, Home of "Little Women", Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fax Machine, Parking, Walk to mass transit , Travel information, Original artworks , Off-street parking, Small meetings

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Several excellent antique shops nearby. In season: Battle re-enactment and Minute Man Fife & Drum Co, Revolutionary War Site, Walden Pond, Hawthorne's Home Wayside, Emerson's Home , Alcotts' Little Women Home, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children with well behaved adults welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holidays and peak folliage.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one-half total lodging fee [one night minimum] is required for all confirmed reservations and may be placed on most major credit card accounts.
  • Cancellations: To cancel your reservation and assure a Deposit Refund [less 20% of total lodging fee cancelled and applicable tax and fee] we must be notified by 4:00 pm 14 days in advance of your arrival date. If you cancel within 14 days of your arrival your deposit(s) will be forfeit. Holidays and Peak Season 21 day cancel notice required.



Mark Vella and Toni Vicente (Taking over property 6/16)

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Hickory Dickory Bosc
This original breakfast dish won first-prize in a national competition of over 400 Inns. It features a bosc pear poached and seasoned to reveal a complex and layered taste experience. Served with a garnish of fresh raspberry sauce and mascarpone cheese. Some of the ingredients include: Shagbark Hickory syrup, fresh ginger and cumin. The full recipe is posted on our web-site. Enjoy!