Accommodations

Hawthorne Hotel -Salem 
18 Washington Square West, Salem, MA 01970
978.744.4080 or Toll Free 800-SAY-STAY 800.729.7829.
Mention Mass Poetry Festival for room block.

Salem Waterfront Hotel 
225 Derby Street Salem, MA 01970
978.740-8788 or Toll Free: 888.33.SALEM
Mention Mass Poetry Festival for room block.

The Salem Inn
7 Summer Street
978.741.0680 | 800.446.2995SalemInnMA.com
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Additional Hotels:

Amelia Payson House B&B - Salem
978.744.8304AmeliaPaysonHouse.com

Boston Marriott Peabody
8A Centennial Drive, Peabody
978.977.9700Marriott.com

Coach House Inn - Salem
Minimum stay is two nights. 
978.744.4092CoachHouseSalem.com

Cape Ann’s Marina Resort - Gloucester
978.283.2116CapeAnnMarina.com

Clipper Ship Inn
40 Bridge Street
978.745-8022ClipperShipInn.com

Harbor Light Inn - Marblehead
781.631.2186HarborLightInn.com

The Merchant - Salem
148 Washington Street
978.745.8100 |themerchantsalem.com


Restaurants

While you’re in Salem, visit some of the best eateries on the North Shore.

A Mano – evening only
Contemporary Italian
62 Wharf Street
http://amanoitaliankitchen.com/

Adriatic Restaurant and Bar
Mediterranean
155 Washington Street
http://www.adriaticrestaurantandbar.com/

Finz Seafood and Grill
Contemporary seafood
76 Wharf Street
http://www.hipfinz.com/

Flying Saucer Pizza
Gourmet pizza
118 Washington Street
http://www.flyingsaucerpizzacompany.com

Gulu-Gulu Café
European-style café
247 Essex Street
http://www.gulugulucafe.com/

The Lobster Shanty
Casual seafood
25 Front Street
http://lobstershantysalem.com/

The Naumkeag Ordinary
Contemporary “comfort food”
118 Washington Street
http://www.naumkeagordinary.com/

Opus
Contemporary fusion
87 Washington Street
http://www.salemopus.com/

Passage to India
Indian
157 Washington Street
http://www.passagetoindiasalem.com/

Red’s Sandwich Shop – daytime only
Breakfast and brunch
15 Central Street
http://www.redssandwichshop.com/

Turners Seafood
Traditional seafood
43 Church Street
http://www.turners-seafood.com/salem

For more information on Salem, restaurants, hotels, and shopping, visit our partner DestinationSalem.


Getting to Salem

Salem is located on the coast of Massachusetts 16 miles north of Boston and 45 miles south of New Hampshire. Neighboring communities include Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Peabody, and Swampscott. Salem is…

… 25 miles from Concord,
… 30 miles from Lexington,
… 56 miles from Plymouth,
… 87 miles from Hyannis,
… 74 miles from Sturbridge, 
… 125 miles from Northampton

By Car
Salem is easily accessible by car with plenty of parking options. Please see the parking map in the next section.

By Train
MBTA Commuter Rail connects Salem and Boston’s North Station to the south, Newburyport to the north, and Rockport to the northeast. Salem is a 30-minute train ride from Boston. It is a three-minute walk from the station to Festival Central at Derby Square. The full rail schedule is online.

By Bus from Boston
Salem is served by MBTA Bus 450 (Haymarket Station—Salem Depot), which leaves from the Government Center parking garage next to Boston’sHaymarket subway station (Green Line or Orange Line).

Buses leave Haymarket every 30 minutes during rush hours, every hour during the day Monday through Saturday, every 90 minutes on Sunday. Here’s the schedule.

Bus 459 (Downtown Crossing—Salem Depot) connects Boston’s prime shopping district with Salem Depot. It departs Boston from the corner of Otis Street and Summer Street (map). Here’s the schedule.

Under good traffic conditions, the bus trips take just over an hour and end at the Salem Downtown Depot (MBTA Commuter Rail station) which is a three minute walk to the Festival.


Parking

Parking in downtown Salem is plentiful and inexpensive. There is an excellent map for parking here.