Friday, May 21, 2010

Availability in Salem this October

If you have tried to make hotel reservations for October recently, you have undoubtedly been impressed by how popular Salem is in October! Indeed, rooms during our annual Haunted Happenings festival go fast.

Here are a few tips regarding October:
  1. Come mid-week. There are plenty of rooms in Salem during the midweek, so if you are looking for foliage and a Halloween feel without having to be here for Halloween night, try to come up during the week. All of the haunted tours, attractions, and museums are open throughout the week, and you will encounter fewer crowds midweek.
  2. Look at regional properties. There are a lot of great hotels in neighboring towns, and they have rooms available for October weekends.
  3. Plan for 2011! Check with different accommodations for their reservation policies, and get ready to be first in line for next year. (And still come this year! Haunted Happenings is a blast whether you are staying downtown or in Danvers.)
Here is hotel availability as we know it for the week ending May 20. All rates quoted are per night, do not include tax, and are subject to change.


Amelia Payson House
16 Winter Street, Salem
978.744.8304 |
The Details: Availability October 1-6, 10-27. Multiple night minimums on the weekend.

Clipper Ship Inn
40 Bridge Street, Salem
978.745.8022 |
The Details: Halloween weekend is sold out, but there is availability earlier in the month. There is a two-night minimum for weekends, and a three-night minimum for Columbus Day weekend. Rates are between $145 - $250 per night.

Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square West, Salem
978.744.4080 |
The Details: The Hawthorne has availability on October 1, 3 - 7, 11 - 21, 24 - 28. Rates are $149 - $209 per night.

Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites
225 Derby Street, Salem 01970
888.337.2536 |
The Details: The hotel has availability throughout October, but weekends are booking up quickly. Weeknight rates start at $199 and weekend rates start at $269.

Stepping Stone Inn
19 Washington Square North, Salem
978.741.8900 |
The Details: Columbus Day Weekend (October 9-11) and Halloween Weekend are sold out. Other weekends and all mid-week days are available.

Winter Island Maritime Park - Campground
50 Winter Island Road, Salem
The Details: There is availability throughout the month, but Columbus Day and Halloween weekends are filling up. Rates range from $32 - $47 per night, depending on if you need a tent site, RV site, or waterfront RV site.


Beverly Garden Suites
5 Lakeview Avenue, Beverly
978.922.7535 |
The Details: Availability throughout October. Rates are $109 - $139.


Comfort Inn North Shore
50 Dayton Street, Danvers
978.777.1700 |
The Details: Availability throughout the month. Rates from $119 - $159 per night.


Cape Ann's Marina Resort
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester
978.283.2116 |
The Details: Availability throughout October. Rates from $105 - $149 per night.


Harbor Light Inn
58 Washington Street, Marblehead
781.631.2186 |
The Details: 3 night minimum for Halloween weekend, 2 night minimum for other October weekends. Rates are $195-$365 per night.


Seven South Street Inn
7 South Street, Rockport
888.284.2730 |
The Details: Availability throughout October.

The Tuck Inn B&B
17 High Street, Rockport
800.789.7260 |
The Details: Availability throughout October. Rates are $96 - $146 per night.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Photo from Haunted Happenings

A visitor from Topeka, Kansas, sent this picture to us over the weekend. The photographer, Marie Hall, says of the image, "I took this picture during the 2009 Haunted Happenings in Salem. It was dusk, the shutter speed on my digital camera was set for "low light", the zombie was moving slow enough to result in this ghostly effect on the picture."

We think it's an awesome picture! Thanks for sending it in.