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1 room, 2 adults

The Merchant

3-star3 stars
148 Washington Street, Salem, MA, 01970, United States of America

3-star hotel within walking distance of Witch House
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Everything was excellent could not fault a thing , beautiful historic building,fantastic…Sep 20, 2019
  • Lovely hotel, great size roomFeb 12, 2019

The Merchant

from £189
  • King Deluxe
  • Queen Deluxe
  • Signature Double Room
  • Lark Suite
  • George Washington King Deluxe

What’s around The Merchant


  • Salem Witch Museum - 8-minute walk
  • Witch House - 4-minute walk
  • Salem Witch Trials Memorial - 6-minute walk
  • Salem Museum - 3-minute walk
  • Witch History Museum - 3-minute walk
  • Peabody Essex Museum - 4-minute walk
  • Gedney House - 4-minute walk
  • Witch Dungeon Museum - 4-minute walk

Getting around

  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 39-min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) 18-min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) 39-min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) 41-min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) 35-min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) 47-min drive
  • Beverly Montserrat Station 6-min drive
  • Beverly Station 8-min drive
  • Lynn Station 9-min drive
  • Salem Station 6-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 11 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self-parking* on site (limited)

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Fireplace
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • IPad
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

The Merchant’s small print

Also known as

  • Merchant Hotel Salem
  • Merchant Salem
  • The Merchant Hotel
  • The Merchant Salem
  • The Merchant Hotel Salem
  • The Merchant Salem
  • The Merchant Hotel Salem


State tax ID - C0013862060

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available.

This property does not have lifts.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitisation guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Self-parking costs USD 25 per night

Parking is available nearby and costs USD 5.00 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Merchant

  • Does The Merchant offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Merchant does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Merchant?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Merchant?
    Yes. Self-parking costs USD 25 per night. Parking spaces may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at The Merchant?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Merchant?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Merchant?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Howling Wolf Taqueria (3-min walk), Life Alive Urban Oasis & Organic Cafe (3-min walk) and A&J King Artisan Bakers (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 124 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Simply the best!
One of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed at. Can not fault it other than I wished I had been abel to stay longer! Easy to rectify on my next visit, loved it!
Lesley, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
An excellent stay in this historic hotel
We spent three nights in this amazing hotel and really enjoyed our time there. The service was top class and the room we had was clean, quiet and comfortable. We found the location excellent as all attractions were easily accessible and the hop on hop off bus runs nearby so we were able to use that to get to the places we wanted to visit. In the hotel coffee and tea were always available and there were complimentary treats for the guests for which we were very grateful. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Salem, consider this historic hotel, you would be hard pushed to find anywhere better. The décor and location would be very hard to match as would the service, all people working there were, helpful, courteous and went out of their way to help in any way they could, a truly great experience.
gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very Nice
Angie, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Heaven in Salem
This hotel is THE hotel to stay in when in Salem. It's the perfect size and you cannot beat the location. The staff are super organized and friendly. The decor is the perfect mix of historic and updated. One of the things I really like is the windows open so if you are a fan of fresh air these rooms are perfect. On my list of my favorite hotels ever.
Robert, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
We had issue with checking in due to late arrival. The front desk explained the problem and provided improved check-in procedures the next morning. Would recommend.
HAORAN, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Charming Stay
Very nicely decorated, clean, quiet and comfortable. Small number of quest rooms gave the feel of a B&B. Provided nice healthy packed carry away breakfast bag and snacks. The staff was very pleasant.
SHARON, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A Gem in Salem
Our stay was delightful. Comfortable rambling old New England house conveniently located with wonderful breakfast, homey parlor and kitchen, beautifully furnished and decorated, and a fireplace to keep the chill out. The staff and service were superb.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Classy, cozy, unique, elegant & top of the game
Beautiful classy place with wonderful breakfast. Top of the game. Highly recommend it! My boyfriend and I loved everything about our stay. Warm and classy. Not your regular corporate-type place.
MAGDALENA, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great time!
Very nice and welcoming. Freaked out a little when hearing Bout it’s haunted past. But no hauntings with us. Breakfast was delicious- staff (Tommy) very responsive and courteous.
Mary Pat, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great location and great place to stay!
Tony, us1 night trip

The Merchant

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