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Amelia Payson House

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Princeton, NJ
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97 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nancy & Jim provide the perfect B& B experience. They are warm, attentive, fun, obliging and run an impeccable Bed & Breakfast. They sat up and waited for us after a grueling drive from NJ. They were patient and informative where to find a late meal. They provided scrumptious and diverse breakfasts set out with class and refinement. Jim helps... More 

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Nancy A, Owner at Amelia Payson House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are working hard to provide a great experience. I am working on Jim's baking skills and we will be trying out new recipes this winter. Hope to see you and your daughter again-the shoe exhibit at the Peabody is fun! More 

Bowral, Australia
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62 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked to stay here previously, but things got in the way, and we couldn't travel. Booked this time a year prior, because we wanted a great place to stay for the Halloween weekend. Could not have been better. Nancy and Jim are very accommodating, and as a result the guests also respond to both the atmosphere and the vibe. We... More 

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Nancy A, Owner at Amelia Payson House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review-I will contact you for advice when we finally get to Australia.. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mother and I spent a great weekend in the Boston area and stayed at the Amelia Payson house for a night in Salem. Nancy and Jim could not have been better hosts...friendly and accommodating. We slept well and had a delicious breakfast in the morning. The house is a lovely restored townhouse that is very convenient to walk to... More 

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Bridgewater, NJ
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great time this weekend at this family run B&B in Salem, MA. Room was lovely, breakfast was delicious and Nancy and Jim delightful!!! And Tyson - their dog is fabulous!!! Felt completely welcome and comfortable the entire weekend. Also - location is fabulous- able to walk to all the local attractions and restaurants- very convenient!!! Will definitely go back.

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Nancy A, Owner at Amelia Payson House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. This is one of my favorite times of the year-the quiet after Halloween. Tyson says to come back soon! More 

Ocean, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Look no further if you need a place to stay while you are in Salem. The house is absolutely beautiful. I stayed at the Amelia Payson this past October during Haunted Happenings. The house is located within walking distance of anywhere you want to visit. Nancy and Jim are wonderful hosts and truly went above and beyond to make us... More 

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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

First I want to point out that you must check the dates of other reviews and be sure that you are seeing the ones for the B&B under Nancy and Jim's ownership! All but ONE of THEIR reviews are under excellent and the one is under very good! Okay moving on, my partner Nick and I have never stayed in... More 

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Nancy A, Owner at Amelia Payson House, responded to this review

Thank You for the super review. We have been working hard and appreciate the comments. Glad you liked the poached pears-they have been a guest favorite! Send me an email and I'd be glad to share the recipe! More 

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for an amazing place to stay in Salem, look no further! The Amelia Payson House surpassed all of our expectations. From the quaint rooms, the delicious homemade breakfast, and the extremely sweet hosts, we loved every minute of our stay! This house is true to description with its centralized location. It is within walking distance to all... More 

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Houston, United States
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stayed here at the end of a fall trip from Quebec to Salem on a leaf tour. We stayed in 2 other B&B's. Of all the B&B's we have stayed at over the years, this was unquestionably the best. From the ideal location(2 blocks from the Witch Museum), to the beautiful and immaculate rooms to the breakfast, we were... More 

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White Lake, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Our 2 nights spent at the Amelia Payson house we nothing short of perfect. The owners are so kind, welcoming, and knowledgable of the area. The B&B is perfectly located just steps from town. Breakfast was delicious! Scratch made to perfection. Our room was spacious, with a very cozy feel. The owners have updated/redone the entire house over the last... More 

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Virginia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

A friend and I had wanted to visit Salem for years, and we finally got our chance. We're history buffs and always choose historic inns whenever we travel. This B&B was one of the best ever. It's the perfect cozy, casual, and restful retreat after a hectic day of sight-seeing. There are comfortable sitting rooms with big screen TVs and... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Amelia Payson House

Address: 16 Winter Street, Salem, MA 01970
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Salem
Price Range: $181 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“I believe any available room is good. There is, of course, no elevator to the 2nd floor rooms. The other room is on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles BruceR3, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you're traveling in the fall, especially approaching Halloween, make your reservations early.”
 of 5 bubbles phh1, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Clean, friendly, and just about perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles P2224SWjessicab, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There is one bedroom downstairs and two bedrooms that had a shared sitting room.”
 of 5 bubbles U623RDkathyw, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Look no further. This is the place for couples... and really anybody else. It's too good to pass up.”
 of 5 bubbles C2629MYgregb, 23 May 2016 | Read review
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