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Stepping Stone Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Stepping Stone Inn is lovely and the location is perfect. It's right in central Salem. The owners are welcoming and helpful. They sent an email with activity and restaurant suggestions as soon as I booked, which was appreciated! I would stay again in a second.

Thank Lisa B
SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for the wonderful review. Kelly and I so enjoyed hosting you during your stay in Salem and would love for you to come visit again soon. There's so much to see in Salem and the surrounding area that you could come back and not even repeat any of the places you've already visited. Thanks again!...

Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matt, the innkeeper, was there to meet me on my late arrival Friday night. My room was spacious and clean and even had a rocking chair which I loved and used. Plenty of towels were provided and the bathroom was clean and fresh smelling. Downstairs coffee and tea are available all the time which is a nice perk. There is...

Thank Pjzz
SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, Phyllis. Kelly and I so enjoyed hosting you last weekend. We're so glad you slept well, ate well and had a great time in Salem. We hope to see you again real soon. Cheers! Matt

Berwick, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Stepping Stone Inn for 4 nights. It was our first B&B experience and I am so glad that it could be at this inn. We had such a wonderful time. First about the Inn: it is in the middle of everywhere. Located next to the Salem Witch Museum. We were able to walk...

Thank Emily P
SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Hi Emily, Kelly and I sincerely had a wonderful time meeting you guys and hosting you for 4 nights. We're so glad you not only got to see what Salem has to offer, but you also ventured out around Cape Ann and discovered how beautiful it is as well. Salem is such a central location to Cape Ann, Boston, New...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My wife and I stayed at he Stepping Stone Inn while touring the East Coast. We'd both always wanted to visit Salem. My wife chose the Stepping Stone Inn because it was centrally located, had car parking, was reasonably priced and looked authentic. To me, it sounded good. Having now stayed at the Stepping Stone Inn, I can say it...

Thank traskjd
SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and for writing such a lovely review. We so enjoyed meeting you and Zheng and hope you had a wonderful time touring around the East Coast. Take care and please come back around our way again soon. Summertime is a lovely time to visit Salem with all the activities happening on the harbor....

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for four nights and it was an exceptional experience. Matt, our host, was very friendly, had great knowledge of the area and quality suggestions for places to visit in Salem. We stayed in the San Francisco room. It was warm and cosy, which was good as it was snowing while we were here! Lovely...

Thank GothicBarber
SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Hello Dan and Amelia, Thanks so much for the gracious review. It was our pleasure hosting you for the start of your American Adventure. Kelly and I are so happy that you enjoyed Salem and the Stepping Stone Inn and we hope you have a fantastic stay in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Vegas and all the other American cities you...

Reviewed 25 December 2016

We stayed at the Stepping Stone Inn a while back and had the most amazing time. The room (San Francisco) was comfortable and gorgeous, and the whole place reflects the personalities of the owners, making for a way more interesting stay than our motels of the past. The owners, a lovely couple, were able to direct us to so many...

1Thank Shannon R
SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, Shannon. Kelly, Bobby, Youkie The Cat, Petey The Cat and I are so happy you had such a great time in Salem, staying at The Stepping Stone Inn. It was our pleasure hosting you. Sincerely, Matt

Reviewed 20 December 2016

We stayed at the Stepping Stone recently and had a great time during our stay in Salem. We chose it for it's charm and proximity to just about every awesome thing there is to do in Salem. We especially enjoyed the variety of restaurants within walking distance (Gulu Gulu cafe had marvelous crepes and Red's Sandwich shop is inexpensive but...

Thank Stephanie R
SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie, WOW! Thanks so much for you fantastic review of Salem and The Stepping Stone Inn. Kelly, Bobby, Youkie, Petey and I really enjoyed hosting you and showing you all that Salem and the surrounding area have to offer. Next time you make it out this way, there's still parts of Cape Ann and more of Salem to explore....

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I decided to have a weekend getaway to Salem. It was a bit last minutes but the Stepping Stone had one available room. So we took it. The Big Sur room was large and had a great view of the park across the street. The bathroom for this room is down a short hallway. It's your own...

Thank hippimama715
SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thanks so much for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure to meet and host you and Emily last weekend. Kelly, Youkie, Petey, Bobby and I so enjoyed having you two. I know you try to get to Salem often, so I hope you stay with us the next time you're in town. Maybe next time you can...

North Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The two owners are the help, and their cat is a cutie. The room was charming, the breakfast was great, we truly enjoyed our time here. Everything was walking distance, and parking is in a garage near the hotel, which was included with the room.

Thank dgg083
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This year was the second time my mom and I stayed at the Stepping Stone Inn for Halloween. Not only is the location perfect and within walking distance to everything, the service at the Inn is great too. Matt and Kelly are so knowledgable about the history of Salem and have the most entertaining stories to share. Additionally, the Inn...

Thank haileecasey
SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Hi Hailee, Thanks so much for your fantastic review. It's been a pleasure to host you and Wendy twice now and Kelly and I are so excited that you've already made plans to return for a 3rd time! We're so proud to be a part of your yearly tradition; Halloween Weekend in Salem. Every year, there are many new things...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Having the very best location in Salem, the Stepping Stone Inn boasts six beautiful and newly-renovated guest rooms, each with private bath, iPhone charging alarm clocks, free wifi, free parking, fresh flowers and tasteful decor. We are right next door to the Salem Witch Museum and across the street from the Salem Common and the Hawthorne Hotel. Ditch the car and walk absolutely everywhere! Under brand new ownership, the Stepping Stone Inn warmly invites you to enjoy the spacious parlor and the cozy dining room with free 24-hour gourmet coffee, tea and hot chocolate service, which is the perfect ending to your lovely evening out in charming, historic Salem. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stepping Stone Inn

Address: 19 Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Salem
Price Range: ₹ 11,937 - ₹ 16,284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stepping Stone Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“The top room called the attic room is the quietest”
Pjzz, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“I really loved the DC and San Francisco rooms for their decor and comfort.”
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  • view toward the DC and San Francisco room from the staircase
stephanierJ3696NN, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in Big Sur unless having to walk down the hall to your bathroom in front of strangers is ok with you.”
SueMPA, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Salem room has a private bathroom and balcony, we loved it!”
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KayleighB350, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“attic room lovely, but lots of steep steps to get to it.”
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