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Amelia Payson House
Ranked #3 of 9 Salem B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 August 2008

Spent 3 nights at the Amelia Payson in June of 2008 and had a fantastic stay. The B&B is situated on a residential street, just a block away from the large park in Salem and walking distance from everything in Salem. It is also not too far (walking distance) from the Commuter Rail station. You can take the commuter rail from Boston.
We only had breakfast once because we spent one morning in the Salem Hospital (great vacation!), but the breakfast we did have at Amelia Payson was very good, consisting of fresh cooked waffles, fresh fruit and friendly conversation with others staying there and the owners.
We really enjoyed walking around Salem at night time when the tourist crowd dies down. We found Cafe Gulu-Gulu, which had great coffee and dessert and two friendly Boston Terriers. We also really enjoyed the Indian restaurant (Passage To India), In A Pig's Eye Restaurant and the Salem Beer Works. We rented a car for a day and took a drive to Marblehead, which is a cute town. If you like driving around and looking at houses, this is the place to go!

Overall, we really enjoyed Salem. It was a nice change of pace from the few days we had in Boston and the Amelia Payson House made everything better and even more relaxing.

Don't forget to say "hi" to the Basset Hounds Lucy and Ethel a few doors down. They like to sleep in the sidewalk and not move for ANYTHING!

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2008

I can only repeat what other reviewers have said - this was a lovely property in an excellent location. We walked to everything. Our room and bath were large, beautifully decorated and clean. The breakfasts were very enjoyable, and Ada and Don made us feel very comfortable.

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Reviewed 20 June 2008

We stayed there the 9th, 10th, and 11th of June of this year. On the 10th I went and turned 40. Frankly, I planned my vacation to cheer me up.

This was a wonderful place to stay. Our room was clean, pretty, well-appointed, and quiet -- no noises from the other rooms. We had plans and tours so we never made it to breakfast, but it was wonderful to return at the end of the day to a comfortable bed and pleasant surroundings.

You can walk just about anywhere, We happened to pick an unnaturally hot week, but even so we traipsed all over the place on foot.

If we ever visit the area again, and we'd like to some day, we would definitely stay at The Amelia Payson house, because it gave us everything we wanted in a B&B.

Our hosts should be very proud of the wonderful atmosphere they provided.

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Reviewed 13 June 2008

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights (6/11 and 6/12). This was our first trip to Salem as well as our first B&B, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our hosts - Ada & Donald were the best hosts, answered what questions we had and went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. The accomodations were excellent - we were in room 203 - upstairs and in the back of the house - very quiet - comfortable bed - and spacious. I would recommend this place to any couples looking to get away for a quiet weekend or vacation. It was also within walking distance to all of the attractions we wanted to visit. Excellent!!

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Reviewed 12 October 2007

We loved the location! We were able to park the car on the side street, and just leave it, and walk everyplace in Salem!
Ada and Don were wonderful hosts and the breakfast was fantastic. Ada made heart shaped waffles lst morning, then a wonderful quiche the next, always with piping hot coffee, and fresh fruit! The room was so very clean and bed linens fresh and beautiful! When we walked in, it was so light and airy, yet felt like we were in another time era!! Just wonderful!! No one who visits here will be disappointed!! Enjoy!!

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 October 2007

We expected the usual Bed & Breakfast stay, but the house was beautifully decorated with period antiques that you felt you were transported back in time. The rooms were very clean, comfortable, and well equipped with everyday necessities.

The house was lovely and we were pleasantly surprised with the family style breakfast of adorable heart-shaped waffles, fresh fruit, pastries and friendly conversation. The house was also conveniently located within walking distance of Salem’s historic district.

Our hosts Ada and Don Roberts showed their generous hospitality and made us feel welcomed during our short stay.

We look forward to visiting Salem again and staying in this elegant and charming B & B.

Amelia Payson Bed & Breakfast is an absolute must.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 September 2007

We had an awesome experience staying at this B&B, the room was beautiful and perfectly maintained. The hosts Don and Ada were wonderful, they were friendly, gracious and very helpful to us. We very much enjoyed our morning conversations with them and the other guests over breakfast. The location is great and attractions are within walking distance. We would absolutely stay at Amelia Payson again during our next visit to Salem or surrounding areas. Outstanding B&B, Highly Recommended.

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Thank victoriaandalbert
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Additional Information about Amelia Payson House

Address: 16 Winter St, Salem, MA 01970-3807
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Salem
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Salem
Price Range: £97 - £180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A little bit about us...Celebrating 27 years as innkeepers, Ada & Donald invite you to their 1845 Greek Revival home. Guest will not only enjoy the grace and charm that is tradition at a true Bed & Breakfast Host Home, but will also appreciate our convenient Historic District location; just steps from all of Salem's limitless activities. Forget about your car, a five minute stroll finds the Witch Museum, the National Park Service Visitor's Center, the Peabody Essex Museum, the House of the Seven Gables, and all the shops, restaurants, whale watching & harbor tours located at Pickering Wharf Marina. Amtrak train service and/or passenger Ferry to Boston is just four blocks away. ... more   less 

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