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The Merchant

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Signature Double Room | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
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Signature Double Room | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
George Washington King Deluxe | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
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Overview of The Merchant

The Merchant

3.0 star property
3-star hotel, convenient for Salem Witch Museum

9.6/10 Exceptional

213 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
148 Washington Street, Salem, MA, 01970

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Salem Witch Museum - 8 min walk
  • Encore Boston Harbor - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 20 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 35 min drive
  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 39 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 42 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 43 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 47 min drive
  • Beverly Montserrat Station - 6 min drive
  • Swampscott Station - 6 min drive
  • North Beverly Station - 8 min drive
  • Salem Station - 6 min walk


  • Ledger Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Rockafellas of Salem - 2 min walk
  • Firenze Trattoria - 3 min walk
  • Howling Wolf Taqueria - 3 min walk
  • Turner’s Seafood - 3 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

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
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 lobby


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


  • English

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; 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.

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


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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.
How much does it cost to stay at The Merchant?
As of 2 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Merchant on 12 December 2022 start from NZ$433, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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.
Are there restaurants at or near The Merchant?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Howling Wolf Taqueria (3-min walk), Turner’s Seafood (3-min walk) and A&J King Artisan Bakers (3-min walk).
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.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

JoAnn, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The hotel is very well maintained. Wasnt a huge fan of the decor and not a great setup if you have to work.
Patricia, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ed, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Extremely clean, very nicely kept. Blend of modern day feel in an older environment. I wish they could possibly change their outlets to offer USB charging with 110 receptacles but that’s about the ONLY issue I could see. Staff was excellent, parking was off site. The property was very centrally located and within walking distance to just about anything you’d like to see or do in Salem. I would highly recommend this property for a visit to Salam MA
Rickey, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Dana, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Merchant is a wonderful place to stay in Salem. It’s charming and the staff is very attentive. Location was perfect to enjoy Salem!
Sara, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

franklin, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

First time at the Merchant and I will definitely be back. It is certainly a different feel from a typical hotel but in the best of ways. Makes your Salem stay even more special. They have parking available for a little extra and first come first serve. Only downside if I had to pick something is that the bathroom counter top is small if you are getting ready and there is no full length mirror in the room. I will certainly be back to stay there again though!
Katie, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Bring your own breakfast
The hotel was beautiful. Nice place to sit outside for breakfast or inside near the bar but there is no breakfast… a few scones, not sure when made, coffee or tea that you make yourself, oranges and small bags of pretzels and cheese crackers. It would have been so nice to sit and enjoy enjoy an English muffin inside or out. Will not return. Had to go to DD for coffee and a muffin. So sad as it’s a beautiful building and location.
Robert, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a wonderful stay here. The property is stunning, is impeccably decorated and stays true to its historical roots but also offers modern conveniences such as a shared kitchen area with nespresso and snacks for guests to take, TV streaming channels, WiFi, heated bathroom floor etc.
Lorraine, 1-night family trip
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