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Marblehead Inn
Ranked #2 of 19 Marblehead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

I found Marblehead Inn by coincidence, simple because I drove by and saw this pretty house with lights on the outside.

It was such a wonderful experience and I couldn't be happier that my friend and I got so lucky to find this Inn. We slept like babies and we had the best breakfast in the morning!

Karlene is very welcoming and very helpful, since we had never been in the area and didn't know where to go and she gave us a map and gave us great advice.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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MarbleheadInn, Manager at Marblehead Inn, responded to this review, 8 December 2012
Thank you, Erika. We're glad that you stopped in and very happy to hear that you an Christina enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you both again sometime soon.
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

This b&b is housed in a lovely old Victorian mansion on one of the main streets in town. The rooms in the inn are large and nicely decorated. The multi-story porch on the back of the house and the back yard could use some attention, and we had a suite that included a microwave, refrigerator and sink, but had no dishes, cookware or silverware. Overall though it is a lovely inn with lots of charm and the managing couple are very nice. Located just a couple of miles down the street is the more historic part of Marblehead with its picturesque streets and immaculately kept 18th and 19th century homes. There is lots of great shopping in interesting shops and the drive around Marblehead Harbor is absolutely beautiful!

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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MarbleheadInn, Manager at Marblehead Inn, responded to this review, 8 December 2012
Thank you, Leslie. We're glad that you and your mom enjoyed your stay. While you were here we were in the process of restocking the suites and I apologize for the fact that you didn't have everything you would have liked in yours. Had you let us know, we would have been happy to provide whatever you needed. However, you'll be happy to know that all the suites now have new glassware, dishes, and utensils, and we hope you'll come back and see for yourself.
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Bayport, New York
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

Extremely comfortable and well maintained B&B. The Inn keepers were very helpful and informative, anything you needed pertaining to accommodations was taken care of, quickly and efficiently. The continental breakfast was fresh and plentiful, the coffee was excellent. Stayed with a group of friends during the Marblehead Christmas Walk Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, we all had a good three days. Would come again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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MarbleheadInn, Manager at Marblehead Inn, responded to this review, 3 December 2012
Thank you, Jean. We're very happy to know that you and Nick enjoyed your stay - and, the coffee! We hope to see you again sometime soon.
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

This is an upscale b&b that is housed in a lovely old mansion in picturesque Marblehead. It's steps from a shady trail that leads to the center of town, and to Salem if you're up to the hike ( it's only a couple of miles). That being said, there are a couple of areas that are below " upscale" and that should be improved, given the rates. First, the towels. I've stayed in many B&Bs in New England with similar rates, and they all provided plush, absobent towels. The towels here are thin and scratchy. Next, the breakfast room. Why not provide a nice outdoor area with tables in a garden setting? There's plenty of room. And that old tennis court in the back, choked with weeds, could use some attention.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank TonyASCCalifornia
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MarbleheadInn, Manager at Marblehead Inn, responded to this review, 27 November 2012
Thank you for your feedback and suggestions. We're sorry that you were disappointed with the quality of your towels. It sounds like we missed some that were at the end of their lifespan and should have been removed from service. We take pride in our attention to detail, but clearly we were not up to standards on your stay. I apologize and appreciate you bringing that to our attention.
We realize that the tennis court area needs refreshing, and we already have plans to do that and to add garden seating.
We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again.
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Passed by this property numerous times and then finally stayed there. First off, the Inn Keepers are extremely helpful and the property was clean and and convenient. The downside was the room/suite, while very roomy and with all the accoutrements (microwave, fridge, sink), was depressingly dark. Once the thought entered out mind, my wife and I could not shake the thought of the motel/inn in "Psycho". Not a big deal but one that became hard fore us to shake. Out of necessity, if we had to, we would stay there again but it would not be our first choice.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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MarbleheadInn, Manager at Marblehead Inn, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that you found your suite to be too dark. As an old Victorian, the Inn has lots of dark wood and the gloomy weather we had during your stay probably made it feel even more so. Perhaps, next time, a suite on the other side of the building would be better for you. We hope you'll return and give it a try.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2012

We stayed here in one of their smaller rooms on the nights of October 31st and November 1st 2012, right after the hurricane. The innkeepers and staff were all very friendly and helpful. It's only a short distance away from Salem for their Halloween festivities, which is great.

The room was clean and well made and the bed was comfortable. The bathtub had jets in it which made for a lot of bubbles during a bubble bath! I love bubble baths!

The breakfasts that they offered was better than a standard continental breakfast with healthier options than just a buttered bagel and toast. They had strawberries and different kinds of breads, juices, coffee, different kinds of tea and more. I'm sure the offerings are seasonal but while I was there what they had was nice.

I would definitely stay here again, especially if I am looking for a nice quiet night.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Shawn M
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MarbleheadInn, Manager at Marblehead Inn, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
Thank you, Shawn. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and we're looking forward to seeing you again sometime soon.
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Whitman, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

We spent a lovely weekend at the Marblehead Inn which was located less than five minutes down the street from Salem State University. From the moment we checked in, the Innkeepers, John and Karlene, couldn't have been any more friendly or helpful with suggestions of where to eat and what to see while there. Our room was clean with a private bath, nicely decorated and comfortable for the 2 of us. We were thrilled with the breakfasts served each morning. They were delicious! We will definitely stay here again and recommend to our friends.

Room Tip: We had a small, lovely decorated room on the first floor with a king bed and private bath.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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MarbleheadInn, Manager at Marblehead Inn, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Thank you, Marie. We're very happy to hear that you and Ed enjoyed your room and your stay, and we're looking forward to seeing you both again for the next parent's event.
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Property: Marblehead Inn
Address: 264 Pleasant St, Marblehead, MA 01945-2147
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Marblehead
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Marblehead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marblehead Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Urban design meets nautical flair with the backdrop of stunning Victorian architecture. We have been busy updating and upgrading our seven rooms and five suites with private baths. All 12 have been newly decorated. All are cozy, stylish, and each has its own personality. We pride ourselves on the amenities at the Marblehead Inn, and below is a list of the perks we think are noteworthy: •Le Naturel Earth Friendly Soaps & Shampoo •iHome ipod/ipad docking stations in the rooms •Sony flat screen TV's w/ cable/HBO •Free Wifi in rooms and all public areas •Private updated bathrooms •Complimentary afternoon wine or tea •Wet Bars in the suites. New for 2016 our newly remodeled front desk and lobby areas. ... more   less 
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