5 Tips for Booking Accommodations for October in Salem

Looking for the best place to stay this October in Salem? Start planning your overnight stay with the tips below.

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Book early and check for openings

Occasionally reservations change and rooms may open up, so it never hurts to keep checking if you’re still looking for accommodations in or around Salem this October. Find openings as of September 14, 2020 in the list below:

  • Hampton Inn Salem: Recently began accepting reservations for late October. Book at hilton.com.
  • Hawthorne Hotel: Availability October 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28. Book at hawthornehotel.com.
  • Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites: All October dates available. Book at salemwaterfronthotel.com.
  • Addison Choate, Rockport: All October dates available, no minimum stay requirements. Book at addisonchoate.com.
  • Cape Ann Motor Inn: Check-ins available October 1-9 and 11-31. Book at capeannmotorinn.com.
  • Harbor Light Inn, Marblehead: Availability October 1-29. Book at harborlightinn.com.

Review current travel orders

There is currently a travel order in place for visitors coming into Massachusetts from most states, which requires travelers to fill out a form and indicate whether they are planning to self quarantine upon arrival or present a negative COVID-19 tests. Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington are exempt from this order. Fines for non-compliance are $500/day. The form and additional information is available at mass.gov/matraveler.

Plan a midweek visit

If you’re able to visit Salem midweek, you’ll not only have an easier time booking your accommodations, but you’ll also be greeted with more availability at attractions and lots to see and do! For visits in 2020, you will find that all businesses in Salem are required to run on limited capacities, so you may find more availability in museums and attractions, and walking tours, in addition to accommodations if you visit midweek.

Stay at one of our regional accommodations

Our neighboring towns have plenty of accommodations that are close to Salem. Some are just a short drive away from downtown Salem, and others are located right on the Commuter Rail line, so you can skip the drive altogether.

Follow us on social media and download the new Salem app!

If rooms do open up, we’ll let you know about it on Facebook or Twitter! Be sure that you’re following @hauntdhappnings to get all the updates for available rooms, parking information, events, and more during October. To ensure you receive the latest updates on all things Halloween in Salem, be sure to download the new Salem app.