Thanks again, Bob for a glorious four night stay in the Sarah Good room at your beautiful B&B. What a terrific place to stay whether you plan to explore Salem and the area (Lexington and Concord), or you want to day trip to Boston to do the Freedom Trail.
PROS: First of all, the location. We could practically fall out of bed and be at the House of the Seven Gables it was so close. We could see the water from our room and from the roof top terrace. And for walking around historic Salem, or picking up the Hop-On/Hop-Off trolley tour (thanks for the discount tickets!), it couldn't be more convenient. Easy walk to the magnificent Peabody-Essex museum (don't miss the Chinese House exhibit, or the Painting Summer in New England exhibit!). Great restaurants within easy walking distance. And if Boston's your thing, getting over to the Salem train station to take the commuter into North Station in Boston is easy, cheap (buy tickets on the train), a short train ride, and places you right on the edge of the Freedom Trail. Plan your sightseeing so that you end your day in the North End at one of their wonderful Italian restaurants, and then it's an easy walk back to the train.
The Sarah Good room occupies the entire third floor of the house and is the best! It comes with it's own private sitting room with TV, microwave, mini-fridge. The bedroom is large with pretty views to the water, tho there are a couple of homes in-between. It has a private rooftop entrance as well, from the parking lot.
The rooms on the second floor are equally delightful, tho smaller. But the second floor has a warm and inviting lounge or sitting area, with reading material, brochures, TV, mini-fridge and microwave if you need coffee before breakfast. Each room is beautifully decorated.
Bob is a delightful host, warm and welcoming.. Very helpful with directions, recommendations for dining and sightseeing, and attentive to your needs including hauling your overpacked luggage up to your bedroom. The house is immaculate and wonderfully decorated. He serves a lovely, generous continental breakfast in the morning, starting at 830am. Fresh cut fruit medley cup, coffee or tea (with a variety of teas to choose from!), a cold cereal selection if you're interested, and two types of homemade breads or muffins (mom makes them!). After my first morning there, a teapot was always ready and waiting for me at my place.
Parking is spacious and free. Follow Bob's directions for getting to the MorningGlory. Ignore your rental car's GPS! It's easy from Logan Airport, but Salem has lot's of one way streets. Bob will get you there quickly and easily! Park and you probably won't need your car again soon!
CONS: There are none. Well, okay, perhaps he could warm the fresh breads a little, if you like that sort of thing. I was too busy eating my share to care!
This is a great choice for enjoying a waterfront town with lots of history, great scenery, and none of the congestion and traffic of the big city. It would be a wonderful, romantic couples getaway spot, or terrific for a family reunion. Have a great time! We did.
- Also Known As:
- Morning Glory Hotel Salem
- Morning Glory Bed And Breakfast