The Harbor Light Inn Hotel in Marblehead, MA is an experience in itself.  Twenty beautifully appointed rooms with individually curated decor, en suite bathrooms in every room and fireplaces in some provide guests with a welcomed reprieve while the convenience of the harbor area is close at hand. At the center of one of the greatest sailing capitals in the world, the neighborhood is brimming with shops, galleries and numerous restaurants where you can sample delicious New England and international cuisine.

Peter and Suzanne Conway purchased what is now the Harbor Light Inn in 1985 and it’s been in the family ever since. Today their daughter Carolyn, a former manager at the Four Seasons, manages the operations, carrying on the family legacy and using her 5-star experience to elevate guest experience. Carolyn Pyburn, Peter and Suzanne’s daughter, grew up at the Harbor Light Inn and later moved to Hawaii where she gained valuable experience working at the Four Seasons. Later, she moved back home to manage the Harbor Light Inn. Guests will often be welcomed by her smiling face as they arrive for their stay.

The Harbor Light Inn has all of the amenities that one might expect from a high-end hotel in Boston, but also offers guests the unique experience of staying in a historic, 18th-century home near the harbor. Each room reflects an unmatched attention to detail while the experience of staying here will have you feeling right at home.

The Quintessential New England Harbor Town

One of the last true remaining historic coastal towns in this area of Massachusetts Bay, Marblehead welcomes visitors with a historic charm and a gorgeous waterfront. The town has more than 300 colonial-era homes that make a walk through its charming streets feel like a step back into a historic time when whalers, craftsmen and artists called Marblehead home. The town is only a short drive away from Boston, but feels like a world away with it’s beachy feel and colorful, historic buildings, many of which have been turned into delightful boutiques and cafes.  Watersports lovers will find plenty of options at their fingertips. And even if you aren’t looking to get out on the water, you should definitely take some time to sit by the harbor and watch the sailing vessels come in and out of port.

Amenities to Make you Never Want to Leave

Guests to the Harbor Light Inn will be able to indulge in a full buffet breakfast each morning. What’s better than starting each day with a spread of freshly baked sweet breads, hot breakfast casseroles, homemade granola, belgium waffles, bagels, seasonal fruits, coffee and tea and much more? The spread changes daily, but there’s always plenty of delicious options to choose from. Breakfast in your room is also an option. There are also afternoon refreshments served and light snacks available all day at the front desk. The property also has a small tavern and a pool available for guest use. Guests can also take advantage of free, private, off-street parking which can be a bit hard to come by in Marblehead.  In-room massages are available for individuals and couples  looking to unwind.

If you need a bit more room to spread out, the Admiral’s House, an early Colonial home just down the road from the inn, features five furnished 1-2 bedroom apartments that can be booked for a short visit or a longer stay.

The Ultimate in Romance Near Marblehead’s Harbor

The Harbor Light Inn is perfectly suited for those looking for a romantic getaway. They offer two different packages designed to set the stage for romance. Expect to be wowed when you and your special someone are welcomed with sparkling wine, chocolates, flowers and a cheese and fruit plate for two.  You can also preorder a la carte bottles of wine or fresh flowers to await your arrival.

For a special welcome to Marblehead and the Harbor Light Inn, there’s the option to book a ‘Welcome to Marblehead’ gift basket. You’ll be greeted with a basket full of specially curated gifts including Grafton Village cheese, Busseto salami, and Crostini crackers to snack on and a dish towel, notepad and commemorative coffee mugs to help you remember your stay.

More Info: Harbor Light Inn | Marblehead, MA | Book Direct


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