We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Stepping Stone Inn

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Stepping Stone Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

211 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Stepping Stone Inn
See the most recent reviews
Showing 208: English reviews
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I stayed in the Stepping Stone Inn last year and absolutely loved it. Being back in the area for the holidays, I didn’t hesitate to stay there a second time. And, once again, I was thrilled with my stay! Returning here felt very much like returning to an old friend. The innkeepers, Matt & Kelly remembered me from my last...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mjkarasch
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The inn is right in the middle of where you want to be in Salem. As someone who doesn't really like to drive, it was nice to know that everything we wanted to see was in walking distance of the inn. The owners were very knowledgable and friendly and recommended a great, quirky place to eat which perfectly matched the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Harquin86
Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We stayed in the Monteray room during the busiest time of the year in Salem...Halloween. We had a great view of a key area of town, and more importantly were centrally located to pretty much everything! If we needed a break from the crowds, the weather, or just wanted to relax, we were never far (perhaps a 10 minute walk...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank StephanieRevs
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 November 2015

This inn is right at the heart of all the tourist places of Salem. It was awesome not needing to drive anywhere. Everything was within walking distance and Matt and Kelly were extremely helpful giving us tips on where to go. This inn felt like a home away from home. It didn't feel impersonal like most hotels do. It was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MrsDerr
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

I cannot say enough great things about this inn and the innkeepers. I am so happy that we decided to stay here for our first trip to Salem. Matt and Kelly definitely make you feel so welcomed and their cats are great at making you feel welcomed as well. The minute you walk through the door you feel at home....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Raquel T
Cape May, NJ
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Just got back from our second visit at the Stepping Stone since Matt and Kelly took over, and the upgrades are notable - fresh paint (vibrant colors!), upgraded bed linens and memory foam pillows. Very comfortable and quiet (at least while we were there). The accommodations may not be the most spacious in Salem, but you won't find a better...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Will K
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We booked the Stepping Stone just for one night during a road trip around New England. It's located in very easy walking distance of the city centre and has off road parking. We were in the attic room (the 'Salem' room) which was lovely and comfortable. Our hosts Matt & Kelly we incredibly friendly and helpful and the breakfast was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank A H
Oil City, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 October 2015

This is our last night here. Matt and Kelly are very nice, as is the Boston Room that we stayed in. You have a queen size bed and your own bathroom. The location of the Stepping Stone Inn is perfect. Everything is within walking distance. Matt has many recommendations for meals and he and Kelly offer a lovely continental breakfast...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sheshw
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I honestly enjoyed our trip to Salem and staying at the Stepping Stone Inn. Matt and Kelly couldn't be any kinder and the location was excellent and you could walk everywhere. Breakfast was good and Matt and Kelly both went out of their way to help you. My only complaint was we booked the Big Sur room because we were...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Colleen S
SteppingStoneInn, Owner at Stepping Stone Inn, responded to this review

Hi Colleen, Thanks so much for reviewing us. We're happy that you found our location to be right in the middle of all the happenings in Salem, but are sorry that you found the room to be too noisy. Let me just point out that since we are located in the center of Salem, walkable to all the sights, we...

Reviewed 19 October 2015

We just visited Salem, MA for the first time and Matt and Kelly were great hostess's and their house is beautiful and located at a great spot. We look forward to returning and staying at their home again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bruce R

107 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (74)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (27)
Viewed
Room/Suite (13)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Other (22)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (33)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (15)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Salem
0.3 km away
Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites
0.1 km away
Hawthorne Hotel
Hawthorne Hotel
#1 of 2 in Salem
1,892 reviews
8.5 km away
SpringHill Suites Boston Peabody
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.4 km away
Boston Marriott Peabody
5.0 km away
Courtyard Boston Danvers
0.7 km away
Salem Inn
Salem Inn
#6 of 9 in Salem
620 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Having the very best location in Salem, the Stepping Stone Inn boasts six beautiful and newly-renovated guest rooms, each with private bath, iPhone charging alarm clocks, free wifi, free parking, fresh flowers and tasteful decor. We are right next door to the Salem Witch Museum and across the street from the Salem Common and the Hawthorne Hotel. Ditch the car and walk absolutely everywhere! Under brand new ownership, the Stepping Stone Inn warmly invites you to enjoy the spacious parlor and the cozy dining room with free 24-hour gourmet coffee, tea and hot chocolate service, which is the perfect ending to your lovely evening out in charming, historic Salem. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stepping Stone Inn

Address: 19 Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Salem
Price Range: $244 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stepping Stone Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Stepping Stone Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Stepping Stone Inn staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Stepping Stone Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“I really loved the DC and San Francisco rooms for their decor and comfort.”
  • The DC room looking out into the lovely bright hall
  • view toward the DC and San Francisco room from the staircase
 of 5 bubbles stephanierJ3696NN, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in Big Sur unless having to walk down the hall to your bathroom in front of strangers is ok with you.”
 of 5 bubbles SueMPA, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Salem room has a private bathroom and balcony, we loved it!”
  • The Salem Room
 of 5 bubbles KayleighB350, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“attic room lovely, but lots of steep steps to get to it.”
 of 5 bubbles 840TinaB, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms have park views, back rooms are a little quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles woodscnt, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5