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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The Stepping Stone Inn was a cute and homey place to say. The continental breakfast was great as well as the accommodations. The owners recommendations on places to visit while in Salem were also very helpful and appreciated. Looking forward to our next stay here!

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

Hi Sydney! Kelly and I had a great time hosting you and Beth and truly enjoyed having you share our home. There's so much you didn't have time to do in Salem, so we hope you book with us again in the near future. Cheers! Matt

Rutland, Vermont
Reviewed 15 August 2016

First time in a B&B and I will be looking forward to a return visit. Salem is an annual getaway for my daughter and I, this trip being the best by far. Matt and Kelly (and the cats) made the stay feel very comfortable and friendly, yet provided us with all we needed for our weekend sleepover. Large rooms, beautiful...

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

Candace, it was so wonderful having you and Katie stay with us for the weekend. We're glad your first B&B experience was so good and that we were a part of it. We hope you'll make the Stepping Stone Inn your regular Salem spot and Kelly, the cats and I look forward to seeing you again real soon. -Matt

Dungannon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with friends while touring in MA area. Great location in Salem and bed very comfortable. The only negative comment I would have is the breakfast. We would be used to a continental breakfast which would include hams, cheeses etc. There was none and you would sometimes have to ask for more bread etc as there never seemed to...

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

Veronica, We're so glad you slept well at The Stepping Stone and enjoyed your day trips around Cape Ann and Boston. We're very disappointed that you felt that your stay with us was simply "average," since we went above and beyond to accommodate you and your friends. The City Of Salem's Health Department is restrictive as to what we are...

Reviewed 3 August 2016

We just happened to stumble into this B&B when we took a last minute detour into Salem on our way north out of Boston... and I can't believe how lucky we were! Great breakfasts, fantastic location, and innkeepers were so friendly and accommodating. It's not necessarily a fancy place, but if you're looking for a nice affordable place to stay...

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

Thanks so much for staying with us, Alicia. It was all too brief. Come on back some time soon and start a new Salem adventure. -Matt

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 August 2016

If you are looking for five star accommodations with fancy breakfasts, go somewhere else. If you are looking for a great place to stay with fabulous hosts that open their arms and treat you like long lost family, this is the place for you. Matt and Kelly did so much for us. We split our time between Salem and Boston....

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

Thanks for the wonderful review, Will. It was great hosting you and Becky on your first trip to the Northeast. Kelly and I are so happy that you had a nice stay and enjoyed both Boston and Salem. You really can see so much of this beautiful area by using Salem as your home base. You guys did it right!...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Our one-night stay at The Stepping Stone Inn was a fantastic experience from start to finish. Matt and Kelly clearly know the area extremely well, and were able to provide tons of great information about it (including a wealth of wonderful restaurant recommendations!). They took very good care of us and were wonderful hosts. It is obvious that they take...

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

Thanks so much for staying with us, Melinda. It was a pleasure meeting you, Kenchy and Dashiell. We hope to see y'all again soon, but for a longer trip, next time. Salem holds many more adventures for you. Cheers! Matt

Reviewed 28 July 2016

The Stepping Stone Inn is a great little inn with authentic historic charm and a perfect location right next door to the Salem Witch Museum. The owners Matt and Kelly welcomed us and made sure every need was met. We were so impressed with their caring and kindness not only with us but with the other three parties they had...

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for one night in July with a friend, and had to change my reservation at one point due to a change in our plans. Matt was very helpful and accommodating, and helped me to change my reservation with no issues. The house is in an excellent location right in the heart of Salem. The room prices are...

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

Thanks for the fantastic review, Melissa! It was so nice to meet you two, but it was all too brief. Keep us in mind, if you're ever in New England again. Salem is a great home base for trips to Boston, New Hampshire and even Maine (which is only an hour away). Hope to see you again soon. All the...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We stayed for a night in late June on our way from Boston airport to New Hampshire. Our only mistake was that we did not stay for another night. The Inn Keepers Matt and Kelly are very welcoming. Matt gave us the history of the house when we checked in and a tour of the house. They also have some...

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Oviedo, Florida
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The man who ran this B&B was just wonderful! His cat fell in love with my mother and was just the cutest thing ever! The room was comfortable and clean and right in the center of the city! Perfect location for us to walk to see everything! The Witch Museum is literally next door and worth a visit too! I...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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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 Sq, Salem, MA 01970-4056
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Salem
Price Range: ₹ 11,709 - ₹ 15,905 (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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