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1 room, 2 adults

The Merchant

3-star3 stars
148 Washington Street, Salem, MA, 01970, United States of America

3-star hotel within walking distance of Witch House
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
Awesome vibe
Fantastic service
Delicious food
Great room

The Merchant

from A$384
  • King Deluxe
  • Queen Deluxe
  • Signature Double Room
  • Lark Suite
  • George Washington King Deluxe

What’s around The Merchant


  • Salem Witch Museum - 8 min walk
  • Witch House - 4 min walk
  • Salem Witch Trials Memorial - 6 min walk
  • Salem Museum - 3 min walk
  • Witch History Museum - 3 min walk
  • Peabody Essex Museum - 4 min walk
  • Gedney House - 4 min walk
  • Witch Dungeon Museum - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Logan Intl. Airport (BOS) - 37 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 18 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 39 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 42 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 35 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 47 min drive
  • Beverly Montserrat Station - 6 min drive
  • Beverly Station - 8 min drive
  • Lynn Station - 9 min drive
  • Salem Station - 6 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 11 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Fireplace
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • IPad
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

The Merchant’s small print

Also known as

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


Tax ID – C0013862060

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 25 per night

Parking is available nearby and costs USD 5.00 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Merchant

  • Does The Merchant offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Merchant does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Merchant?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 25 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at The Merchant?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Merchant?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Merchant?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include New England Soup Factory (1-min walk), Cafe Kushco (1-min walk), and Ugly Mug Diner (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 116 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Classy, cozy, unique, elegant & top of the game
Beautiful classy place with wonderful breakfast. Top of the game. Highly recommend it! My boyfriend and I loved everything about our stay. Warm and classy. Not your regular corporate-type place.
MAGDALENA, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great time!
Very nice and welcoming. Freaked out a little when hearing Bout it’s haunted past. But no hauntings with us. Breakfast was delicious- staff (Tommy) very responsive and courteous.
Mary Pat, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great location and great place to stay!
Tony, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Accomodations were good but parking is a challenge.
Patricia, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very well kept, clean, comfortable, quiet and convenient to everything. Breakfast was perfect. Snacks available any time. Receptionists were very pleasant and helpful. Was not able to park on premises - had to walk a couple of blocks to do so. Other than that, it was excellent!
us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect in every way!
We really enjoyed our stay. Everything was perfect. Service, hotel, bedding, room, amenities, location.
Sheri, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect downtown location. Clean. Great staff
Perfect location for downtown Salem. Convenient yet quiet (we were on the top floor towards the back). Spacious room. Clean bathroom but a bit small. Nice AC and fireplace. Bed was very comfortable. Breakfast and coffee were good. Staff was really great. Efficient and friendly.
Vinh Huy, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place
Ronald, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Worth a Stay, Safe from Witches
Bed was a little lumpy and weird, but overall a great place, and great staff. Plus cookies, breakfast, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, mixers (they don't supply alcohol, but do supply mixers), and location were wonderful.
Matthew, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Comfortable, Convenient, Charming
Beautiful, historic hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. The hotel has all the antique character and charm from when it was built but with modern amenities. Rooms were very clean and comfortable with a lovely gas fireplace. Location is right in the heart of town and walkable to all the unique shops and attractions. Overall, I would definitely stay here again. Only complaint is due to the age of the hotel, walls are thin. Thankfully the other guests were respectful, and I only heard some footsteps or people moving in the hallway.
Alexandra, us2 night romance trip

The Merchant

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