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Harbor Light Inn
Ranked #1 of 20 Marblehead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Washington, CT
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Charming getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

This quaint old inn has anything but a quaint old personality.The Harbor Light Inn welcomes guests with scrumptious homemade treats at the door. It has a good vibe all the way around, and we were upgraded to a lovely room with a fireplace and jacuzzi. It is restful, charming, and has a wonderful breakfast in a garden room setting. Susan is a most hospitable hostess, with much attention to detail. Off or on season, it's a great place to land.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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london
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

We stayed at the Harbor Light Inn for a weekend early March, and we were certainly not disappointed. The staff is beyond accommodating, polite and welcoming - especially Suzanne the general manager. They helped us with restaurant recommendations, and even reserved our tables.

The breakfast itself was delicious, as were the bar snacks we had one evening when we stayed in at the cosy bar. As for the room, we were lucky enough to stay in room 26 which was very spacious, beautiful fireplace, and the comfiest bed. For those of you who just can't switch off, the inn had very good wifi and television, and phones of course.

All in all, what a treat to stay there and would definitely return!

Room Tip: A room with a fireplace is definitely a must!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank muschoco
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
It is delight to hear back from you so soon after your recent stay. Many thanks to you both for your thoughtful review. We are happy that you had a comfortable and enjoyable experience at the Inn and Tavern.

We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Cheers,

The staff at the Harbor Light Inn
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Voorheesville, New York
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

If you are looking to stay in Marblehead at a Bed & Breakfast, Harbor Light Inn is the place to stay. Great Service, Ambience, and Location; Personally I would like to thank Darryl who was very accommodating to my wife & I throughout our stay, although it was only one night you wish you could live there. Make sure you stop for a drink at the Tavern, great atmosphere and Darryl again was very accommodating, letting us chose the music. If you are looking for some local flavor, take the short walk down to Maddie's Sail Loft, great drinks (dark & stormy, generous pours) and it is the #3 sailor bar in the country.
Thanks again Harbor Light Inn & Darryl for the wonderful time,
Teal & Kelly Flanagin
*If you have any questions about the Harbor Light Inn, send me a private message and I will try to answer it the best I can.*

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TKFlanagin
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Rhode Island
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

I just got back after a one-night stay with my husband. In a word, our stay was wonderful!

Every staff person at this place couldn't be any nicer...from the woman who took our reservation over the phone, to the woman who checked us in, even the bartender- was so very nice. When we checked out, we were told we could leave our car and go walking about. We did, and enjoyed a fine morning. The owners and staff are quite hospitible.

We took a chance and stayed here on a whim for a quick getaway after a hectic work week. What a find! We stayed in room 25 and loved it. A nice, more spacious room with a king bed(had a great night's sleep), a 2person jacuzzi tub in a SPACIOUS bathroom, gas fireplace, hidden mini fridge, larger flat screen tv, skylight above the bed and a cool little sitting room. The room had everything you could need, and little touches like makeup remover towelettes, bottled water, choc mints, magnifying makeup mirror, and robes were very much appreciated.

There's a small tavern on site, a nice collection of movies that they let you have access to (DVDs/VHS player in room), and a spacious upscale breakfast area. And everything is CLEAN, everywhere.

Breakfast was excellent. Lots of choices, decadent, and healthy which is nice for those watching what they eat. Their website lists the breakfast fare and it was spot on. Very, very good food. Staff went out of their way to make us we had everything we needed at breakfast,

We were asked when we would be coming back, and it will be soon. This was a very relaxing stay. I highly recommend staying here.

Thanks for a great weekend guys.

Room Tip: Room 25 overlooks the back of the property and is on the second floor. We liked the location...quiet...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sherus
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Many thanks to you and yours for taking a chance and joining us on a whim at the Harbor Light Inn.

We are pleased to hear that the hospitality and service you experienced met your expectations all around. We greatly appreciate the room tips you provided to other prospective travelers seeking out recommendations and suggestions when visiting our property.

So very happy to hear that you will be visiting again soon. Please let our staff know when you plan to return. We can't wait!

All the best,

The staff at the Harbor Light Inn
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Wilbraham, MA
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

Stayed here with my husband, after a much needed night away. The Inn is located in the historic district of Marblehead, within walking distance to the eclectic shops of Washington Street and close to the harbor. We were greeted with warmth and a rose for Valentine's Weekend...Chocolates left on our bed too. We explored the area by car, at first, ate some chowdah at The Landing (yummy), and came back to the Inn to refresh. Susan greeted us with a glass of champagne and an array of desserts in the dining room. We took some sweets to save for later up to our room (21). The room was lovely and cozy, with a fireplace and 4-poster bed. Exploring Marblehead is easy from this Inn...the streets can be confusing, but get a map from the parlor and you're all set. We dined at The Barnacle for supper, not as nice at The Landing, but the food was good. We really enjoyed walking to dinner, in spite of the bitter cold. It was nice to come "home", pick up some DVD's and light a fire and watch a movie. Breakfast on Sunday was spectacular in the elegant dining room and sun-filled "breakfast nook". Newspapers were available for your perusal. Coffee was strong and de-li-cious. Creme Broulee French Toast was superb...recipe was give to us upon checkout. Fresh juices, bagels, lox and cream cheese. All yummy. Fresh flowers everywhere. Definitely an Inn I would visit again, and this, being our first. Susan George and staff...thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank littlejeanne
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Beverly, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

My husband and I recently stayed there, and it was all around 5 stars. We had a Fireplace and a jacuzzi room that was to die for.

Nice tavern and access to some great restaurants in Marblehead. The staff was super-accommodating.

Loved the full breakfast! And it was really great.

We definitely will be back.

Room Tip: Any room is good.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carrie F
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Thank you kindly for your five star review following your recent stay at the Harbor Light Inn. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your return to the Inn and Tavern.

Sincerely,

The staff at the Harbor Light Inn
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

Besides all the wonderful amenities, they have a great tavern, fire places and it's located right down town in the historic section of Marblehead.

My favorite part is that they have a full free breakfast, that changes everyday.....not continental, but a FULL FREE BREAKFAST.

The best, all around. Great staff, as well.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Michael C
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Additional Information about Harbor Light Inn

Property: Harbor Light Inn
Address: 58 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Marblehead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Marblehead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harbor Light Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Old town Marblehead and the harbor district, the Harbor Light Inn offers easy access to beaches, shopping, art galleries, historic homes, museums and a variety of great restaurants. The Harbor Light Inn offers complimentary parking, wireless Internet and an on-site Tavern. Within short driving distance to neighboring Salem, Massachusetts and less than 18 miles to Boston. Corporate retreats, small weddings and executive meetings. ... more   less 
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