The Hawthorne Hotel has been an integral part of the city of Salem since its completion in 1925. The beautifully restored, stately federal style hotel is named for author Nathaniel Hawthorne, who grew up in Salem, worked as surveyor of the Port at the Custom House and wrote The Scarlet Letter from his nearby home. In a prime location in the heart of Salem, overlooking Salem Common and the Witch Museum and just steps from the PEM, House of the Seven Gables, Pickering Wharf and Front Street, the Hawthorne is the perfect base for exploring Salem and the North Shore.

Guest rooms, many with views of the historic town or Common, strike a balance of contemporary and classic with updated furnishings and carpeting, gold details and comfortable amenities. Perfect for event accommodations or simply a quick get-away.

Nathaniel’s offers a perfect start and end to your day. The morning hours are bright and the breakfast plates are creative. In the evening Nathaniel’s transforms into a lounge offering a full menu, extensive wine list and live music. The Tavern welcomes guests to relax in a wingback chair, near the wood burning fire, or at the bar. The combined lunch/dinner menu offers trendy comfort food, local craft beers and creative cocktails. Gluten-free, vegan and kid-friendly.

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2025, the Hawthorne is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America and New England Inns & Resorts and is a certified Age-Friendly Salem business. Free on-site parking. Fully accessible. Welcoming to all.