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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

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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 3 weeks ago 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 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...

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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...

Dublin, Georgia
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We loved the location of this B&B. We stayed in the Salem room which is in the attack. Small but loved the ambiance of the room. Not a full breakfast but plenty to get you started. The location is right across from a beautiful park and walking distance to everything in Salem.

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

Hi Al, Thanks for the fantabulous review. Kelly and I are so glad you liked Salem and being able to walk everywhere from The Stepping Stone Inn. The Salem Room is our most popular room and we're happy you enjoyed it. Please come back and see us again for your next Salem Adventure! Sincerely, Matt

Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Cheryl and I visited Salem MA in October 2015, the Stepping Stone Inn was the best place to stay, its a B and B right next to the Salem Witch building. The owners are very proud of the inn, they have a great breakfast and great service-Jim Dempsey

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

Hi Jim and Cheryl, Thanks so much for the review. I'm glad that even after a year, your memory of your stay with us at the Stepping Stone Inn was still enthusiastic. We are proud of the inn and our location, walkable to everything there is to see and enjoy in Salem. We hope you'll return and see us again...

Reviewed 2 November 2016

This Inn was in a fantastic location - so easy to walk to pretty much all the restaurants and sites we wanted to see. The innkeeper Matt was very helpful and friendly and the resident cats were very cute. We definitely took advantage of the free Witch Museum tickets. Unfortunately, since this place is an "inn" and not a "B&B"...

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

Hi Sue, Thanks for your review. We're so glad you found our location superb. You really can walk to all that Salem has to offer from our front door. I'm glad your mentioned breakfast, because we go out of our way to let our guests know in advance what our full continental breakfast consists of. I'm sorry you missed a...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • 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: €169 - €231 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“I really loved the DC and San Francisco rooms for their decor and comfort.”
  • The DC room looking out into the lovely bright hall
  • 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!”
  • The Salem Room
KayleighB350, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“attic room lovely, but lots of steep steps to get to it.”
840TinaB, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms have park views, back rooms are a little quieter.”
woodscnt, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
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