The Best Hotels to Book Near the Harris Farm, Massachusetts

The Merchant Salem: you cant seafarer than that
The Merchant Salem: you can't seafarer than that | Courtesy of The Merchant Salem /
Lucie Grace

In the historic heart of New England, USA, the Harris Farm in Marblehead, Massachusetts, has many nearby hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs for you to book through Culture Trip.

The Harris Farm, a very rare piece of architecture in Marblehead, Massachusetts, dates to the late First Period. Built in 1670, it has just one room on each floor, and despite many adaptations has retained its allure as one of the oldest buildings in the US. There are great hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs available in Marblehead and neighboring Salem, both towns full of New England maritime history and character.

1. Harbor Light Inn

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Just a few minutes’ drive across Marblehead from the Harris Farm, this charming guesthouse is the perfect base for exploring the historic architecture of the area. A warm welcome and homely furnishings await you, as well as a tasty home-cooked breakfast. Choose to stay in one of the 20 individually designed bedrooms or four apartments, some including a log fire, and some with a jet spa tub as well.

2. The Hotel Marblehead

Independent Hotel

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This charming boutique hotel dates to 1871, but its interiors are light and modern, adopting a sweet nautical theme in keeping with the maritime heritage of the area. The 14 rooms and suites come in various shapes and sizes, but all have sophisticated interiors and a mid-century feel, thanks to the carefully selected furnishings. It’s just a five-minute drive through Marblehead to the Harris Farm and numerous other historical sights.

3. The Merchant Salem

Independent Hotel

The Merchant Salem
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From its origins as the home of a wealthy sea merchant – who had this grand house built somewhere he could literally watch his ships come in – to its time hosting Abraham Lincoln, the Merchant Salem is steeped in history. Now a lavish boutique hotel in the heart of Salem, a 10-minute drive from the Harris Farm, a stay here is truly unique. The beautiful rooms have been restored and repainted with original woodwork, bathtubs and fireplaces.

4. Coach House Inn

Bed and Breakfast

Coach House Inn
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Another heritage property in Salem, this B&B began life as a mansion built by a wealthy sea captain in 1879. Now found on a leafy, tree-lined street in Salem’s historic center, just a couple of blocks from the coast, the Coach House Inn is fantastically located for exploring Marblehead – only five minutes’ drive away. The big, bright rooms are sprinkled with period features and colorful, retro wallpaper, suiting the house’s history and lending the ambience of days gone by.

5. The Hotel Salem

Boutique Hotel

The Hotel Salem
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This modern hotel might be large, but the service and decor retain so much personality that you’ll feel you’re staying in cozy boutique accommodation. All 44 rooms have an appealing design, with large windows and pops of color surrounding artwork-covered walls. The Roof offers outdoor dining in Salem’s only rooftop bar, which boasts amazing views of the town and serves a killer Mexican menu – the nachos are unmissable.

6. The Salem Inn

Boutique Hotel, Inn

The Salem Inn
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A beautiful hotel spread across three red-brick townhouses, the Salem Inn is in the historic center of Salem. All of the 40 elegantly presented rooms offer a bathtub to slip into after a busy day’s sightseeing, with many boasting a fireplace to boot. A brilliant, home-cooked breakfast comes with your stay, including made-to-order omelets. Just 10 minutes’ drive from the Harris Farm, the hotel is environmentally minded – avoiding single-use plastics throughout – and dog-friendly, always keen to welcome your canine companions.

7. Hawthorne Hotel

Independent Hotel

Hawthorne Hotel
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In the heart of Salem’s historic town center, 10 minutes’ drive from the Harris Farm, this Historic Hotels of America-listed property first opened in 1925, and has been giving guests a warm welcome ever since. Make sure you dine at the Tavern restaurant and try the local favorite, Steve’s Seafood Chowder. It simmers with shrimp, scallops, haddock, clams and potatoes.

8. Seagull Inn


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Out on the exclusive island of Marblehead Neck, this lovely New England inn has been totally restored with cherry wood floors, Shaker furniture and original paintings. The guest rooms are full of personality (in particular the book-filled Library Suite), while the inn also offers kayaks, bicycles, and a DVD and CD collection, all just an eight-minute drive from the Harris Farm.

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