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Harbor Light Inn
Ranked #1 of 20 Marblehead B&B and Inns
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maryland
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56 reviews
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“Wonderful Experience”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

What a wonderful experience and pleasant. After selecting the Harbor Light Inn from a web search there were no disappointments. We spend 3 nights and it was the perfect out of the way location for visiting the Boston area. I have to qualify that by saying the we did rent a car due to the many places we wanted to visit. The inn was clean, bright and well maintained. There were some renovations in progress, but they did not affect us. Daryl Popper, the assistant manager, was welcoming, upbeat and a great resource for suggestions as to what we might want to do. She went as far as to refrigerate some dinner left overs we had. The following evening she suggested we reheat them in the kitchen and then offered us the use of the rear courtyard to have our dinner. Fortunately, the weather was cooperative. The breakfasts was delicious and freshly made each morning. Our room had a very comfortable bed, a well appointed bathroom, along with a flat screen tv. We couldn't have asked for more and would highly recommend the Harbor Light Inn to anyone visiting the Marblehead area.

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Irvington, New York
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

The Harbor Light Inn has been a respite over the years when my family and I come to visit my home town of Marblehead. It is lovely, quaint and historical, while at the same time offering modern conveniences of a lovely buffet breakfast, a tavern on site, sweet treats set out at all times of day, and sitting rooms open 24 hrs. on the main floor (both with fire places). As an early riser, I love the location, walkable to State Street wharf (past my great aunt's old house) and close to the spots the locals go for an early morning cup of coffee. On my last visit, I had left my reading glasses at home (a dire situation for any insomniac!) It was late at night and I was about to drive around town hoping to find an open pharmacy where I could purchase new pair. "No need to do that", Susan, the managing hostess assured me.. as she reached into her purse and handed over her own pair of reading glasses to get me through the night.. in my magnification to boot! Thank you, Susan! We love the Harbor Light!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review, 27 March 2012
Dear Virginia B.,

Thank you very much for sharing your most recent experience at the Harbor Light Inn with prospective travelers to your hometown of Marblehead.

We greatly enjoyed reading and appreciate your neighborhood suggestions located within walking distance of the Inn.

It is a true delight to host you and yours upon your return visits to the area. We look forward to continuing to serve you in the future.

Sincerely,

The staff at the Harbor Light Inn
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Delightfully charming rooms, friendly and attentive staff, delicious breakfast, on site parking. Fully relaxing from A to Z.

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West Yarmouth
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Harbor Light Inn last weekend. It was a spur of the moment weekend getaway and we were thrilled with our choice. We loved the Harbor Light. Susan was a wonderful hostess. Helpful, hospitable and all around fun to be with. Sean was a great bar tender and we really enjoyed the atmosphere in the Tavern and the great drinks. We will definitely be back!

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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review, 27 March 2012
Many thanks for selecting the Harbor Light Inn & Tavern as your spur of the moment getaway.

It is wonderful to hear about the good times you spent here amongst our hospitable and service-minded staff. We look forward to hosting you and yours again in 2012!

Kindly,

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2012

My wife and I are visiting friends in Marblehead for a couple weeks, and we need to stay somewhere for a couple days, so we chose this place.

So glad we did! This is not your typical B&B Inn, but more of a Hotel with a full real breakfast, and classy amenities all around. Plus that Tavern is so very nice and warm.

We have stayed at a ton of Inns and Hotels all over the country and would say that this place is the best one we've ever been in.

Room Tip: Love the fire placed rooms.
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Property: Harbor Light Inn
Address: 58 Washington St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3553
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Marblehead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Marblehead
Price range (per night): $266 - $527
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harbor Light Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 and executive meetings. ... more   less 
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