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)
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.
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.
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!
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)
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!
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)
3.6 on August 19, 2018
Charming Inn with warm, inviting, helpful Inn Keepers.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
4.2 on July 02, 2018
If you love American literature and nature you must stay here!
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)
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
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.
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
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
Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 19 miles
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").
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
Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fridge, Library, Parking, Walk to mass transit , Travel information, Original artworks , Off-street parking, Small meetings
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station
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