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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

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... More 

North Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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... More 

Dublin, Georgia
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Al P
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 More 

Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
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16 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank James D
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... More 

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226 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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"... More 

Thank SueMPA
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... More 

St. Albert, Canada
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We enjoyed our stay at this Inn. It is wonderfully located. Easy walking distance to everything. Matt was very hospitable. My daughter and I booked this place because of the cats living here, then my husband decided to tag along. He's severely allergic to cats. Matt promptly answered my e-mails and assured me that they haven't had any problems with... More 

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

Hi Karen, Thanks so much for the great review and for booking with us during your whirlwind trip around the Northeast. We're so glad your husband didn't have an allergic reaction to the cats. We do our best to keep the inn as free of cat hair as we can. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and... More 

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35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My partner booked us in at the Stepping Stone Inn as part of a surprise road trip for my 30th birthday and I have to say I couldn't have chosen better myself. From the moment we arrived we felt very welcome and excited to be in Salem as Matt took the time to give us a quick guide to things... More 

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

Kayleigh, Thanks so much for the wonderful review. That's quite a compliment saying that your 2 nights in Salem with us was one of the highlights of your 3 week vacation. WOW! Thanks so much! We're so happy we could help make your time in Salem special and memorable. Next time you're in the States, please stop by and see... More 

State College, PA
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Stepping Stone Inn for a quick trip to Salem this past weekend. In spite of the early arrival of his first child, Matt did everything possible to make our stay a great one (Kelly was in the hospital so we didn't get to meet her!) We were so impressed that he was able... More 

1 Thank katums1985
SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Hi Katie, Thanks so much for the fantabulous review. It was a pleasure to finally meet you and Ben and we are thrilled that you had a wonderful time returning to Salem. We hope to see you guys again next year. Our little one was born the day you left, six weeks before his due date. He's doing great and... More 

Cary, North Carolina
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We arrived by train from Boston around 1pm and did the short walk to the b&b. The owner, Matt, greeted us, checked us in, and helped to carry our luggage upstairs. (I would have been happy just to store the bags as we arrived before check-in). We stayed in the attic room, which was lovely. Matt gave us several suggestions... More 

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

Hi Tina, Kelly and I are so happy that you and Lee had a nice time in Salem. I'm glad my recommendations for things to do around town paid off. There really is so much to do here. We hope to see you two again sometime soon! Cheers! -Matt More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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: €163 - €221 (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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“Don't stay in Big Sur unless having to walk down the hall to your bathroom in front of strangers is ok with you.”
 of 5 bubbles SueMPA, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Salem room has a private bathroom and balcony, we loved it!”
  • The Salem Room
 of 5 bubbles KayleighB350, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“attic room lovely, but lots of steep steps to get to it.”
 of 5 bubbles 840TinaB, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms have park views, back rooms are a little quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles woodscnt, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Visit the Witch Museum at the end of the day, it's much quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles MelKillen, 25 May 2016 | Read review
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