Hawthorne Inn

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

About

We are a boutique bed & breakfast situated on Concord’s historic mile, just steps away from the heart of American Literary and Revolutionary history; on land once owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bronson Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The property was built in the 1860’s and has been functioning as a bed and breakfast for more than 40 years. Inspired by design and elegance, the Inn has recently been fully renovated to incorporate 7 luxury guest rooms and ample shared public spaces to create a truly unique experience for our guests. We offer the perfect balance of elegance, charm and privacy whilst still being within walking distance of Concord’s Historic Center, the Old North Bridge, the homes of Concord’s most famous writers and the Minuteman National Park. We aim to offer a luxury and unique all season experience to our guests whether they are tourists visiting for the spring/summer/fall season or business guests visiting many of the multi-national corporations located in the area.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A surprise behind these historic doors...

4.0 on February 06, 2018

The updated decor and nod to modern color and convenience in this B and B was a charming surprise. This renovation is proof that historic doesn't have to mean uncomfortable or stuffy. This is far from it! The room was appointed well, the bathroom modern and spacious. I was greeted warmly upon my arrival, and again at coffee the next morning. the owners are charming. I was very comfortable in the 4 poster queen bed. The bucolic setting was quiet too. I look forward to escaping there again!


Exceptional Hospitality and Comfort

4.8 on January 26, 2018

This recent trip to the Concord area was the second time I have stayed at The Hawthorne Inn. It has become home away from home. Mark and Toni are the most welcoming innkeepers and open their inn with warmth and cheerfulness. They must keep notes because they asked if I had taken my fall trip abroad which I had mentioned briefly the first visit. The room we chose on the second floor was spotless and I have meant to ask the maker of the bed because I slept way beyond my usual wakeup time. Organic soaps and gels are offered in the bathroom and you may request a TV for late night watching if you wish. I would prefer a bit more light for bedtime reading but these days guests seem to spend more time on their iPads and not with books. Breakfast is in their sunlit room on the main floor and a healthy offering allows guests to feel satisfied prior to beginning their day. I have always enjoyed the chance to visit with other guests at the large table and learn of their travels. Tea, coffee and biscotti are usually offered anytime in the guest beverage nook. A warm fireplace offers warmth to two living rooms on the main floor should you wish to rest awhile prior to retiring. The Hawthorne Inn is a treasure. It is a peaceful retreat close to all Concord area activities. It gets my five star rating and a return trip in April 2018.


Comfortable Stay can't wait to visit again

4.4 on January 19, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful and comfortable stay. The Inn is cozy and beautiful we enjoyed the peacefulness and beautiful views. We enjoyed the onsite breakfast and ambunance of coffee and treats! We can't wait to visit again.


Comfort and convenience

5 on November 28, 2017

We stayed for two nights during Thanksgiving. The Inn was so well appointed. The décor is comfortable and classic. Toni makes a very good breakfast! Like staying with friends.


Great location, stylish decor!

4.8 on October 30, 2017

Super-convenient location, you can walk to so many of the historic sites from the property, yet very quiet and peaceful. The decor is so hip, we hung out in the common areas just to take it all in. Delicious breakfast in the morning and snacks and coffee available anytime. Our room was super comfortable and lovely. Proprietors very welcoming and helpful. We had a delightful stay and wonderful visit to Concord!


Gracious old home with all of the mod cons.

4.8 on October 29, 2017

Hawthorne Inn was the perfect place to stay on any trip to Concord. Ideally located opposite Orchard House and the Hawthorne home. Mark and Toni are welcoming and helpful hosts who go out of their way to suggest places to see and eat. They have updated the gracious old house to make it fresh, fun and super comfortable whilst still keeping the dignity of the Georgian period in which it was built.


Worth every cent!

5 on October 26, 2017

I don’t even know where to start! The Inn itself is absolutely gorgeous and the amount of detail put into each room is incredible. I felt like I was transported to a different time! Mark and Toni are very nice and went out of their ways to make me feel comfortable and happy and are always there when you need them. Also the breakfast in the morning was amazing, especially those coconut waffles!!!!!. The beds are so comfortable, my room (Emerson) was cozy and warm. I can’t say enough good things about this place. It is truly worth every cent and I will definitely be back! And one last thing, staying is Concord turned out to be the best choice, not only is it a cute town with so much history to discover, it’s also a short train ride to Boston. Instead of traffic, confusion and stress you can enjoy a nice relaxed train ride. Would highly recommend this b&b!!


Concord Delight!

5 on October 22, 2017

Wonderful hosts! Fantastic inn, spectacular fall colors. Had a most memorable wedding anniversary.


Outstanding B&B

4.4 on October 16, 2017

I absolutely loved this B&B...the décor is chic, the food was gourmet worthy and the service was incredible. While the cost was more than I normally pay, I have to say it was worth every penny. Big thanks to Mark & Toni for a terrific stay.


Excellant B&B

5 on October 14, 2017

The Hawthorne Inn is a beautiful Inn with super great Hosts! Our room was lovely with a great shower. The breakfasts were delicious and it's location in Concord was excellent. It was with in steps of Wayside, Orchard House and Emerson's home. We could not have had a better place to stay. We would definitely return and highly recommend it to others.


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Rooms & Rates

Walden (Q)

Four Poster Queen Bed: Located on the 2nd floor. This East facing room overlooks the side garden of the Inn. Bathroom with tub/shower

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

Sleepy Hollow (K/T)

King Bed (or) Twin Bed: Located on 1st Floor. This West facing room overlooks the Inn’s gardens and the Nathaniel Hawthorne Memorial Garden. One of our largest rooms, amenities include a separate sofa(bed) and walk in (ADA compliant) bathroom/shower (no tub)

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

Musketaquid (Q)

Four Poster Queen Bed: Located on the 2nd floor. This North and East facing room overlooks The Wayside, home of Nathaniel Hawthorne (now a National Park property) and the Inn’s garden. Amenities include single sleeper chair and bathroom with tub/shower

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

Alcott (K)

King Bed: Located on the 2nd floor. This North and West facing room overlooks both The Wayside, home of Nathaniel Hawthorne (now a National Park property) and the Nathaniel Hawthorne Memorial Garden. The room’s double door entryway provides additional privacy. Amenities include single sleeper chair and bathroom with tub/shower.

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

Concord (K)

King Bed: Located on 2nd Floor. This West facing room overlooks the Inn’s gardens and the Nathaniel Hawthorne Memorial Garden. One of our largest rooms, amenities include a gas fireplace, single sleeper chair and bathroom with tub/shower

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

Emerson (Q)

Queen Bed: Located on 1st Floor. This North and West facing room overlooks both The Wayside, home of Nathaniel Hawthorne (now a National Park property) and the Nathaniel Hawthorne Memorial Garden. Amenities include a gas fireplace, single sleeper chair and bathroom with free standing claw foot antique bath and separate shower

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

Punkatasset (Q)

Four Poster Queen Bed: Located on the 2nd floor. This East facing room overlooks the side garden of the Inn. Bathroom with large walk in shower (no tub)

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

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Location

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, Countryside, Small town

Airport

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, Ocean, 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, Ski area, Sports venue

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Wheelchair access, 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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Policies

  • 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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

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

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Multi-course

  • 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!


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