'Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. said Nathanial Hawthorne, a famous American writer born in Salem. His words are very true, but we doubt anyone will be sitting down much in this famous historical city. If you want to visit this city for its historical significance or its commercial diversity, read on to discover the best hotels in Salem.
Excellent value for money
Cheap hotels in Salem are easy to find and are very well run most of the time. La Quinta Inn suites is an ideal place to stay on a budget. It even has a swimming pool and gym for its guests. Non-smoking rooms are standard and wheelchair access is ensured. Free parking, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi make this hotel greatly valuable considering the price paid for a stay.
The Best Western Pacific Highway Inn is another great budget choice. Although slightly dated this hotel is clean and well maintained. The hotel features all the benefits of the last, as well as a hot tub and banquet room. Both of these cheap hotels are located centrally to make traveling a breeze.
Getting the most out of your stay
The Grand Hotel is a must see Salem hotel if you are willing to spend slightly more to get an unforgettable experience. The rooms are modern and very clean. Everything you look at will have a touch of elegance. The bar area is a nice touch and a place to relax in the evening if you are feeling sociable. Meals there are of exceptional quality with the dining room being very comfortable.
The Double Tree hotel has to be a close second, with its large spacious rooms and professional feel. This hotel is right next to the freeway, to allow easy access to neighboring cities as well as direct access to Salem's business districts. A pool and hot tub are available if you want to relax, as well as a gym for those who care to use it. The Residence Inn and the Hampton Inn are also nice hotels in Salem.
Things to do and see in Salem
Once you have found your perfect Salem hotel, you will need to plan your activities. The Peabody Essex museum is the most popular attraction in the city. In was established in 1799 and is still growing today. It houses a vast collection of art works from around the world. A great number of tours are available to show you around the historical sites in the city, particularly those relating to the days when witchcraft was thought to be common in the area. The house of the Seven Gables was the famed house of Captain John Turner back in 1668. It is now a museum and one of the oldest wooden mansions in New England. This house was made famous by the writings of resident writer Nathanial Hawthorne. The National Park Service Visitor Center is a great place to start for any tourist, as it will give you detailed information on all of the city's landmarks and attractions.
Verified reviews of the city: Salem, MA
Below are reviews of the city of Salem, MA from an actual visitor's perspective.
Score 4.0 / 5
The City of Salem is very interesting and the Peabody Essex Museum is very special.
Score 4.0 / 5
Salem HS...WGI Regional and Blessed Sacrament color guard.
The average traveler rating of the city of Salem, MA shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews