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Harbor Light Inn
Ranked #1 of 19 Marblehead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 March 2012

The Harbor Light Inn has been a respite over the years when my family and I come to visit my home town of Marblehead. It is lovely, quaint and historical, while at the same time offering modern conveniences of a lovely buffet breakfast, a tavern on site, sweet treats set out at all times of day, and sitting rooms open 24 hrs. on the main floor (both with fire places). As an early riser, I love the location, walkable to State Street wharf (past my great aunt's old house) and close to the spots the locals go for an early morning cup of coffee. On my last visit, I had left my reading glasses at home (a dire situation for any insomniac!) It was late at night and I was about to drive around town hoping to find an open pharmacy where I could purchase new pair. "No need to do that", Susan, the managing hostess assured me.. as she reached into her purse and handed over her own pair of reading glasses to get me through the night.. in my magnification to boot! Thank you, Susan! We love the Harbor Light!

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1  Thank Virginia B
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2012

Dear Virginia B.,

Thank you very much for sharing your most recent experience at the Harbor Light Inn with prospective travelers to your hometown of Marblehead.

We greatly enjoyed reading and appreciate your neighborhood suggestions located within walking distance of the Inn.

It is a true delight to host you and yours upon your return visits to the area. We look forward to continuing to serve you in the future.

Sincerely,

The staff at the Harbor Light Inn

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Reviewed 24 March 2012

Delightfully charming rooms, friendly and attentive staff, delicious breakfast, on site parking. Fully relaxing from A to Z.

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Reviewed 24 March 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Harbor Light Inn last weekend. It was a spur of the moment weekend getaway and we were thrilled with our choice. We loved the Harbor Light. Susan was a wonderful hostess. Helpful, hospitable and all around fun to be with. Sean was a great bar tender and we really enjoyed the atmosphere in the Tavern and the great drinks. We will definitely be back!

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1  Thank gderaleau
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2012

Many thanks for selecting the Harbor Light Inn & Tavern as your spur of the moment getaway.

It is wonderful to hear about the good times you spent here amongst our hospitable and service-minded staff. We look forward to hosting you and yours again in 2012!

Kindly,

The staff at the Harbor Light Inn

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Reviewed 24 March 2012

My wife and I are visiting friends in Marblehead for a couple weeks, and we need to stay somewhere for a couple days, so we chose this place.

So glad we did! This is not your typical B&B Inn, but more of a Hotel with a full real breakfast, and classy amenities all around. Plus that Tavern is so very nice and warm.

We have stayed at a ton of Inns and Hotels all over the country and would say that this place is the best one we've ever been in.

Room Tip: Love the fire placed rooms.
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2  Thank Tim L
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

Situated amidst the numerous buildings and homes in Marblehead's historic district is a hidden jewel, the Harbor Light Inn. From the moment I spoke with the manager, Susan, on the phone, I knew I was going to enjoy the overnight stay. My husband and I were in desperate need for a weekend retreat. The moment we opened the front door we felt at peace, leaving the stress of the past few months behind. Susan gave us a warm greeting and orientation and directed us to the honeymoon suite. The spacious bedroom was beautifully decorated and had a bathroom with a large jacuzzi for two with an adjacent shower stall. There were double sinks, Gilchrist and Soames soaps, shampoo etc. and cozy robes for each of us. We borrowed a movie from the DVD library and lit the fire in our room enjoying a movie after dinner at a local restaurant. We spent time socializing in the lounge and living room making new friends with other guests. Breakfast the next morning was Creme Brulee French Toast and salmon along with other selections ... a wonderful way to start our day. We were invited to leave our car parked in their lot so we could explore more of the area on foot before returning home later in the day. My husband said he'd go back any time, but insisted it be for two nights the next time so we could really settle in! Be sure to ask if you need anything. We could not figure out how to get the DVD player to work, so at 10 pm we called and within minutes we had someone in our room cheerfully helping us out. It is clear that the goal of the staff is to make every guest be as comfortable as possible. You will leave feeling pampered. Thanks Susan!

Room Tip: We stayed in the honeymoon suite. It is one of the most spacious rooms and a perfect romantic setti...
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1  Thank Linda Y
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

My 5 sisters and I met in Marblehead a few weekends ago. Based on the review's I'd read we chose the Harbor Light Inn. The staff at the inn was super friendly both on the phone and in person. The rooms were beautiful and the entire place was very clean and neat. We had a nice breakfast in the morning too! Parking can be a bear in this little town but the Inn provides ample space around back. I kept thinking how fun it would be to return in the summer. I highly recommend The Harbor Light Inn to anyone visiting the north shore.

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Reviewed 12 March 2012

This wonderful place to stay is on Washington Street, making for a perfect location. We found our room to be very charming and clean. We also had a working fireplace. The room is large enough, very comfortable bed, plenty of pillows with a closet, and a nice large private bathroom, recently renovated. There's a tavern inside as well. Breakfast with all kinds of choices. And walking distance to shops and restaurants of all kinds. We especially liked that they have new flat screen TV's on the wall, and wireless internet. The service was superb. Darryl and Anna are great! Shawn is a great bartender. Great memories.

Room Tip: Room 37 has a working fireplace.
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Thank Vincent K
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HarborLightInn, Manager at Harbor Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2012

Dear guests,
Thank you for rating the Harbor Light Inn as the best place to stay in Marblehead. We are honored and grateful for your kind review following your most recent stay in fireplace Room 37. Room 37 was recently renovated to provide our guests with the latest in exceptional amenities and furnishings. Some of the addition made include a flat screen television, DVD player and a personal heating and cooling unit.
We look forward to this being your accommodation of choice during future visits to our historic and scenic town.
Sincerely,
The staff at the Harbor Light Inn

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Additional Information about Harbor Light Inn

Address: 58 Washington St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3553
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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 19 B&Bs / Inns in Marblehead
Price Range: $266 - $478 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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