Sunday, October 4, 2009

Mid-Week Deals & Opportunities in Salem

So you want to come to Salem to celebrate Salem Haunted Happenings? And you didn't realize that there are a few other people who had the same idea... last November. You're not alone.

Every day we answer calls from people who are seeking accommodations for October. Here is
what we tell them, and you...

1) Come up midweek! There are great deals to be had mid-week. If you can get away for a mid-week escape, you'll have a better room selection, shorter
lines for attractions, and more availability on evening tours (be they haunted, terror, historic, or
vampire in nature).

The Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites and The Clipper Ship Inn, for example, are both running mid-week deals for the rest of October. In fact, almost all of the inns, B&Bs, and hotels in Salem have mid-week
availability. Visit and for listings of accommodations in Salem.

Option #2) Hope for a cancellation! One traveler's crisis could be an
other traveler's lucky day. While we wish no ill on any of our guests, and I certainly do not enjoy hearing about cancelled reservations and lost deposits, it does happen.

The Northey Street Inn and Henry Derby House both had cancellation for Columbus Day Weekend, and The Hawthorne Hotel (Hawthorne Hotel posts deals on Twitter and Facebook... check them out!) had a group cancellation last weekend. Multiple night minimums are in effect for most Salem accommodations in October, so do plan to
commit to a few nights if you are lucky enough to score a cancellation.

Your final option, #3) Explore the Region! Darci's Parkside Inn and the Harborlight Inn in
Marblehead both have availability in October, and they are a 10 minute drive from all the action in Salem. The Emerson Inn in Rockport has availability, and they are an easy
train ride from Salem ( The Boston Marriott Peabody is another great - and very
family-friendly - option.

We post all cancellations and availability on Twitter and Facebook. If you aren't following Haunted Happenings yet, join us and we'll keep you up to date on everything happening in Salem during October.

Happy Haunted Happenings!

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