The Merchant is a boutique hotel located right downtown that was built by a sea merchant in 1784. It offers one of the most unique places to stay in Salem, particularly for those interested in ghost stories and history. It sits on the site of an old jail where women accused of witchcraft were held and there are reports that some who died there may be roaming the halls. The hotel also played housed to President George Washington himself. Other than tales from the past and possibly haunted happenings, guests can enjoy hot coffee, fresh fruit, water, snacks, and seltzer in the lobby all day, a comfortable lounge for relaxing, concierge services, and luxurious rooms. Standard amenities include gas fireplaces, 40″ Smart TVs, Tivoli Bluetooth radios, and waffle Kimono robes.
148 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970, USA— +1 978-745-8100