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58 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA 01945-3553
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Travellers' Choice
Located in the heart of Old town Marblehead and the harbor district, the Harbor Light Inn offers easy access to beaches, shopping, art galleries, historic homes, museums and a variety of great restaurants. The Harbor Light Inn offers complimentary parking, wireless Internet and an on-site Tavern. Within short driving distance to neighboring Salem, Massachusetts and less than 18 miles to Boston. Corporate retreats, small weddings, elopements and executive meetings.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Full body massage
Outdoor furniture
Electric vehicle charging station
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Room features
Seating area
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
572Reviews5Q+A100Room tips
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Anna wrote a review 2 Mar.
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Due to covid-19 everything is pretty limited when attempting a weekend getaway. My husband and I wanted to spend a weekend anyplace but home but still in MA. I came across the Harbor Light Inn and our experience here was wonderful! We booked a room with a fireplace and a jetted tub. I also ordered a cheese plate and box of chocolates for the room. Loves it all. From the second we stepped foot in the Inn I was relaxed. Everything was very cozy, charming and well organized for all guests to feel at ease and safe. The innkeeper is delightful and personable... And makes a delicious martini! The location is great and there are some fantastic restaurants within walking distance. If you are looking for an Italian meal, I definitely suggest you check out Casa Mia Cucina Italiana. We would absolutely stay here again!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sarah V wrote a review Aug. 2020
Virginia11 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
My husband and I stayed at Harbor Light Inn for a night for our anniversary this July and had a wonderful time. We were a little nervous about staying at a hotel in the midst of a pandemic, but the measures they took to keep us safe and to keep all the areas clean were great. All rooms are cleaned prior to arrival with both normal cleaning and special ultraviolet lights and then are left empty for a certain amount of time. Common areas are cleaned regularly and we were given special blankets and towels for use in the pool area, despite the fact that we had the entire space to ourselves! The inn is exactly what we hoped it would be. It has such an old-timey feel, with beautiful and tasteful updates. Our room was huge and spacious with windows looking out on the surrounding streets and the bed was so comfortable. We didn't want to get up in the morning! The staff were also wonderful. They were more than willing to provide recommendations for exploring the area, were flexible with check-in and check-out times, and provided a delicious breakfast in the morning. We had a wonderful time and hope to return soon!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Response from , Owner at Harbor Light Inn
Responded 23 Sep. 2020
Thank you so much for the glowing review! We have worked so hard to put all the new safety procedures in place and are thrilled when we get such positive feedback (such as yours). This has been a trying year for all and our guests deserve a safe sanctuary/ escape so we are very happy to hear we gave that to you. We truly look forward to hosting you again!
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Penni P wrote a review Feb. 2021
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We booked our get away using their online reservation portal. It was very easy and we were able to look at the rooms available and pick the one we wanted. We chose Room #36 and were very happy with the room and it's amenities. The staff was very kind and helpful with suggestions of things to do and places to eat in Marblehead. Many things are within walking distance and the breakfast that was included was delicious. We felt they did a great job with the COVID protocols and were comfortable in the common areas. Thank you for assisting us in a much needed weekend away.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Soxy S wrote a review Feb. 2021
Kennebunkport, Maine9 contributions
If you’re looking for a historic old place with character this is the place. We absolutely loved this Inn. We were looking for an inn with a nice jacuzzi tub and fireplace. We stayed in Room 5, the red room. Beautiful and cozy, with a reading nook and wing chairs to eat in room if you’re not interested in eating out. The jacuzzi is smaller but fit two just fine. Comfy bed. The inn common areas were cute but we didn’t spend much time in them with COVID. They do offer option of getting takeout and using a common area to eat if you get a couple of drinks but we were fine jn our room. Breakfast was good - daily bread quite tasty. Coffee was a bit bitter but drinkable. The only downside to the room is it’s right by the stairs so people walking by in the morning may wake you up. Location is great - walking distance to all major attractions in area. Overall, a beautiful place and relaxing getaway. We felt very safe with protocols. Got a massage in room from local masseuse, Sheryl, who was amazing. Definitely plan on coming back another time.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Laura L wrote a review Feb. 2021
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We weren't sure what to expect, being Covid times and all but this inn was incredibly beautiful, romantic, and felt very safe. We LOVED our room - #22 and I highly recommend it! The fireplace was gorgeous and we definitely enjoyed the relaxing jacuzzi tub during a snowy weekend! It was amazing to have a home built in the 1700's have so many modern amenities and the staff, Cassandra and Mary, that we interacted with were incredibly welcoming and kind. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Pick room 22 - the honeymoon suite! You won't regret it
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USD 179 - USD 341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harbor Light Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Harbor Light Inn?
Nearby attractions include Fort Sewall (0.2 km), Old Burial Hill (0.5 km), and The Jeremiah Lee Mansion (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Harbor Light Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Harbor Light Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Harbor Light Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Harbor Light Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Landing Restaurant, Maddie's Sail Loft, and The Barnacle.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Harbor Light Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Harbor Light Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Marblehead.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Harbor Light Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Harbor Light Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The House of the Seven Gables (3.4 km), Phillips House (4.7 km), and Salem Maritime National Historic Site (3.6 km).