Hotels in Salem, New London County

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Salem overview

Salem is an inviting destination that has something for everyone. Though Salem might not have many well-known attractions, you don't need to venture far to visit Hopemead State Park and Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art. You can take some time to discover the surrounding area and sights like Colchester Historical Society Museum and Cedar Ridge Golf Course.

Where to stay in Salem

A city welcoming to all, Salem has a variety of hotels and other lodging options. You can shop as many as 201 deals for Salem accommodations on, some with discounts of up to 30%. We have room prices as low as 34 USD per night and below you'll find the number of hotels by star rating in Salem as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 26 4-star hotels from 115 USD per night
  • • 56 3-star hotels from 62 USD per night
  • • 30 2-star hotels from 45 USD per night

How to get to Salem

Fly into Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), 26.7 mi (42.9 km) from the heart of Salem.

What to see around Salem

Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art
  • • Essex Steam Train
  • • Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
  • • Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window-shopping, here are some favorite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Flanders Plaza Shopping Center
  • • Crystal Mall
  • • Riverside Village Mall Shopping Center
  • • Essex Plaza Shopping Center
  • • Essex Saybrook Antique Village Shopping Center
Here are some recommended places to see in the surrounding area:
  • • Hopemead State Park (3.6 mi/5.8 km from the city center)
  • • Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art (4.3 mi/6.9 km from the city center)
  • • Colchester Historical Society Museum (7 mi/11.3 km from the city center)
  • • Cedar Ridge Golf Course (7.7 mi/12.4 km from the city center)
  • • Waterford Speedbowl (7.7 mi/12.4 km from the city center)

When to visit Salem

Wondering what time of year to travel or what you should pack? Here are some typical temperatures to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 53°F day, 17°F night
  • • April-June: 81°F day, 31°F night
  • • July-September: 83°F day, 45°F night
  • • October-December: 67°F day, 18°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 11.02 inches
  • • April-June: 12.48 inches
  • • July-September: 12.05 inches
  • • October-December: 13.03 inches