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The Merchant

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Signature Double Room | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Front of property
George Washington King Deluxe | View from room
Lark Suite | Bathroom sink

Overview of The Merchant

The Merchant

3.0 star property
3-star hotel, convenient for Salem Witch Museum
9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

224 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
148 Washington Street, Salem, MA, 01970
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Reception fireplace
  • Concierge services
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Fireplace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Salem Witch Museum - 8 min walk
  • Witch House - 1 min drive
  • Salem Witch Trials Memorial - 1 min drive
  • Revere Beach - 12 min drive
  • CoCo Key Water Resort - Boston - 15 min drive
  • Encore Boston Harbor - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 18 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 36 min drive
  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 40 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 40 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 42 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 49 min drive
  • Beverly Station - 4 min drive
  • Beverly Montserrat Station - 6 min drive
  • Swampscott Station - 7 min drive
  • Salem Station - 6 min walk


  • Village Tavern - 4 min walk
  • Starbucks - 3 min walk
  • Lobster Shanty - 2 min walk
  • Red's Kitchen + Tavern - 3 min walk
  • East Regiment Beer Company - 4 min walk

About this property

The Merchant

The Merchant offers a great location, putting you within a short 10-minute walk of Salem Witch Museum. Free perks include WiFi and on-the-go breakfast daily between 8 AM and 10 AM. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff. Public transportation is close by: Salem Station is only 6 minutes on foot.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests will receive a text message 5 days before check-in and may opt in to receive further check-in instructions.

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 21


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Uncovered on-site self-parking (USD 25 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Off-site parking within 500 ft (USD 10.00 per night)

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services


  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in reception


  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Fireplace
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Heated floor (bathroom)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)


  • Uncovered self-parking costs USD 25 per night with in/out privileges
  • Parking is available nearby and costs USD 10.00 per night (500 ft away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; contactless room service is available.

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.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property does not have lifts.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.
State tax ID – C0013862060
Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

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 are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Merchant?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Merchant?
Yes. Self-parking costs USD 25 per night. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Merchant?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Merchant?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Encore Boston Harbor (21-min drive) is nearby.
What's the area around The Merchant like?
The Merchant is a short 6-minute walk from Salem Station and 8 minutes' walk from Salem Witch Museum. Travellers love the hotel's prime location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

The hotel is well situated and the common areas very pleasant. Our room was fine other than the carpet which was dirty and stained. The shower control was broken and fell off constantly. We also didn’t get our room cleaned because we did realise you had to hang a sign on the door to request it! The staff were nice and the complimentary tea/coffee etc a nice touch.
Samia, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

cheryl, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rosemary, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Exceeded expectations
Rosemary, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

As comfortable as walking into my own home
Kim, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very beautiful place and you were literally were in the heart of Salem. Walked right out your doors and were In walking distance of everything.
Jennifer, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff was excellent. The room was outstanding!
Jackie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

wonderfully beautiful old hotel that felt brand new in the rooms. completely recommend this place and will stay there again.
Perry, 3-night family trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 1-night trip
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