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Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, The Merchant offers accommodations in an historic building in Salem. Each room has a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The rooms include a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find bath robes and a hair dryer. Rooms are accessible by stairs; there is no elevator at the property. The nearest airport is Logan Airport, 12 mi from The Merchant.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

The Merchant has been welcoming guests since Apr 13, 2016

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info


Private Parking Available On Site

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Salem
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  • Karen
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I don't normally care too much about where I stay beyond cleanliness and a comfortable bed, but The Merchant was enchanting...friendly and helpful staff and delicious breakfast, as well as an extremely well appointed building. We will be back!
  • Christine
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything! Size of room, amenities, drinks and snacks available and extra towels and tp were available for us to grab, parking on site, staff was helpful and friendly, water bottles available, everything we needed! Lather products were awesome!...
  • Sunshine
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I loved how central The Merchant is located from everything in Salem. I absolutely loved the aesthetic of the hotel and the breakfast scones! This place was cozy and fun.
  • Nicole
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I loved it all. This hotel has such great charm and character. The property is in the center of town so we were able to walk to everything. I loved smelling the fresh aroma of sconces being baked in the morning.
  • Cammer
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Prioximity to most things. The downstairs snack area, the sitting area.
  • Chloe
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The Merchant was truly such a beautiful building inside and out. The interior design and overall vibes were immaculate. It was so relaxing and had anything you could need, spots to hang out inside and outside. refrigerators for your food and...
  • Anthony
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff was wonderful. They were in constant contact with us to make sure our stay was perfect. The room was clean and comfortable with beautiful decor. The location is perfect. Its right in the middle of everything but it's also quiet and...
  • Kfra72
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We were very happy with our stay. They contacted us before our arrival and stayed in contact right up until we arrived. They were the most responsive of any property we've ever stayed at. The room was very spacious and well-decorated. The...
  • J
    interior design comfort small house beautiful room
  • C
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location is great. The fresh baked scones are delicious!

Property questions and answers
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  • I need to know the Covid guidelines at your establishment and if we will be required to have negative test results in order to stay here

    We require that you follow all MA Travel Advisory requirements, which vary by state. We recommend guests check the MA Covid-19 Travel Order site frequ..
    Answered on 10 February 2021
  • What floor is the king suite on and does it have a soaking tub?

    The Lark King Suite is on the 4th floor and it has a two person soaking tub. I should also note that our property does not have an elevator.
    Answered on 21 March 2021
  • What options are available for me at breakfast?

    We offer a light breakfast of grab and go prepared items and a daily pastry.
    Answered on 2 August 2021
  • I would need a room onbtne first floor if the building does not have an elevator We would like to bood from 7/7 to 7/10

    Thank you for your interest in our property! The only room that we can gaurantee to be on our first floor is our Queen Deluxe ADA room; this room can..
    Answered on 27 August 2023
  • How is parking handled, as we are driving up to Salem. Thank you.

    We have two options for parking: onsite parking for $25 per night, or a pass to a local lot (Riley plaza) for $5/ night. There are also multiple garag..
    Answered on 10 February 2021
  • Is there a coffee machine and, or fridge in the room?

    We have coffee/ tea and mini-fridges for guest enjoyment/ use located on the first and third floors. Guests label their food items and then can put th..
    Answered on 5 October 2020
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Amenities of The Merchant
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
Living Area
  • Fireplace
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • TV
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs $35 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Express check-in/out
Safety & security
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

The Merchant takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 12 are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Carte Blanche Discover JCB Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted The Merchant accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the property has 4 floors and rooms are accessible only by stairs. There is no elevator. Contact the property for more information.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Merchant of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Merchant

  • Guests staying at The Merchant can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Gluten-free

  • The prices at The Merchant may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at The Merchant include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • The Merchant is 650 feet from the center of Salem. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The Merchant offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Check-in at The Merchant is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.