Hawthorne Inn

462 Lexington Road , Concord, MA 01742 USA (Show map)
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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. Check In from 15:00 until 20:00 (3pm until 8pm)

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Fantastic Stay

5 on September 15, 2018

Beautifully restored Inn and the innkeepers, Kris and Mike were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was quite inventive and different. We loved it all.


Great B&B in historic Concord

5 on September 09, 2018

This was a wonderful place to stay in one of our favorite cities in America. Located across the street from the home of Louisa May Alcott, this recently remodeled home was a delight to visit. The managers were wonderful, rooms large, clean and beautifully done. The breakfast buffet was exceptional as well. Very nice property. If you visit you won't be disappointed.


Extraordinary inn, fantastic location, great breakfasts!

4.8 on August 30, 2018

Can't rave enough about this inn and the innkeepers! Very helpful and breakfasts were wonderful, nice variety of light fare, homemade bread every morning, granola bar, and breakfast charcuterie board with manchego cheese, fresh cucumbers, marinated artichokes...seriously delicious. And the rooms are by far the cleanest we've seen in our travels, and beautifully decorated. The inn is in walking distance of downtown and the Orchard House (the main reason we stayed). The town is quaint, but everything closes pretty early fyi, but there are some great restaurants in the area that stay open pretty late. All in all, fantastic place to stay, you won't regret it!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review! We're so happy you had a wonderful time and got a chance to get to know our town and our inn. We hope to see you again soon on your next vacation.

- Kris Hammond, Innkeeper (innkeeper)


Beautiful home and location, disappointing breakfast

2.6 on August 27, 2018

The home was beautiful, impeccably decorated with modern and antique pieces blended. The location was excellent. The innkeepers were nice, but the breakfast was not. Seemed like store bought items heated up/ The second day was worse - reused stuff from the day before. I would expect more for the price we paid!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us, and we apologize the breakfast was not what you were hoping it to be. These suggestions let us know what to be cognizant for in the future, and we will most certainly take note. We do strive for sustainability here, and part of that is not adding to the food waste crisis. That includes not buying store-bought/packaged items, baking our own bread loaves, and re-using some items 2nd day only. On some occasions we do bring in croissants from our local market, that are then baked that very morning. But we’re unsure of the items you are referring to. Again, we thank you so much for providing your feedback and suggestions. We count ourselves lucky for guests like you that will provide it. We look forward to seeing you again in the future and thank you for staying at the Hawthorne Inn!

- Kris Hammond, Innkeeper (innkeeper)


Hawthorne Review

3.6 on August 19, 2018

Charming Inn with warm, inviting, helpful Inn Keepers.

Innkeeper Response
Dear guest, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We have noticed that although your comments were very encouriging, your overall rating wasn't very positive. We want to provide our guests with an excellent experience when they chose to stay wth us so we would love to hear from you to improve and better ourselves. If you wish please send us an email with your comments, we would certainly appreciate it. Thanks so much again and we hope to see you again.Toni Vicente, Mark Vella owners of the Hawthorne Inn

- Toni Vicente (Owner)


Home away from home

4.6 on July 30, 2018

For four years in a row I've stayed at the Hawthorne Inn while attending the Thoreau Society's Annual Gathering in Concord. Mark and Toni are warm and attentive hosts, and it's been a pleasure to stay with them. The inn is across the street from the Orchard House and the Wayside, and a short walk from the Emerson House and the center of town.


Home away from home

4.6 on July 21, 2018

I've stayed at the Hawthorne Inn four years in a row, for several nights each time, and it's become my home away from home. A 20-minute walk from Monument Square, it's a short walk from the Emerson house and right across the street from the Wayside and Orchard houses. Mark and Tony are gracious hosts, always ready to go the extra mile (such as leaving out a breakfast so I can join an early-morning nature walk.


Perfect place to stay

5 on July 10, 2018

The Hawthorne Inn was exceptional. I loved staying there and will stay there anytime I have the chance to return to Concord.


Superb Inn

4.8 on July 02, 2018

The hosts are generous and accommodating while according guests privacy. The whole inn is beautifully decorated, rooms are comfortable and quiet.


Loved this place and the hosts

4.2 on July 02, 2018

If you love American literature and nature you must stay here!


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Rooms & Rates

Walden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 15:00 - 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • 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

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mark Vella and Toni Vicente

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Dining Room

Recipes

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