Harbor Light Inn
Welcome to the Harbor Light Inn
Welcome to one of the country's "10 Most Romantic Inns" (Vacations Magazine) tucked away in the historic harbor district of Marblehead,Massachusetts.
Considered "Marblehead's best known lodging" (New York Times), the Harbor Light Inn offers the finest accommodations for the discriminating traveler.
Fodor's, a leading name in travel information, recently announced that the Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead has been recognized as a 2011 Fodor's Choice selection. This distinction designates the Harbor Light Inn as a leader in its field for service, quality and value in the 2011 year.
Located in the heart of Old Town Marblehead, the Inn offers quick access to the harbor, shops and galleries, historic homes and a variety of restaurants.
All Inn rooms are equipped with private baths, telephones, large screen high definition TV's and air conditioning.
Many rooms have working fireplaces, VCRs, and remote stereo / CD players. Some rooms also have double Jacuzzis, sundecks or patios.
An extensive continental breakfast buffet is included with all rooms along with afternoon tea, coffee and cordials
Our breakfast includes: fresh coffees, teas, juice, seasonal fruits, yogurts, and freshly baked breads, cakes and bagels. Condiments include fresh butter, cream cheese, premium jams and jellies.
Breakfast is served daily from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the fireplaced dining room. Trays are available for guests who wish to dine in their room. In the warmer months, many guests prefer to have breakfast at one of our garden tables overlooking the pool.
During the winter months, cider and cookies are available each afternoon in the dining room. Summer is for iced tea or lemonade. In addition, snacks, sodas and bottled water are available 0800 to 2200 each day at the front desk. Ice is available 24 hours in the back hallway of the white house.
Rates and Amenities
An extensive continental breakfast buffet is included with all rooms along with afternoon tea, coffee and cordials. Our breakfast includes: fresh coffees, teas, juice, seasonal fruits, yogurts, cakes, bagels, freshly baked breads and assorted quiches. Condiments include fresh butter, cream cheese, premium jams and jellies.
Breakfast is served daily from 7:30 to 9:30 in the fireplaced dining room. Trays are available for guests who wish to dine in their room. In the warmer months, many guests prefer to have breakfast at one of our garden tables overlooking the pool.
Our On-site Tavern
Also available is our intimate and popular Tavern, serving fine wines, beers and cordials. We also offer a limited but high-quality menu highlighting local favorites like chowder, crab cakes, shrimp, and grilled paninis. If you feel like staying closer to home, or having a relaxing drink after an evening out, this is the way to go.
We are fortunate to be located in the heart of the historic harbor district of fine shops, galleries and great restaurants. Within an approximate area of two city blocks from the Inn, there are 9 food service establishments. Sandwich / muffin shops, coffee house bistro, 3 seafood / steak restaurants and a romantic Italian eatery.
Less than a ¼ mile there are more than a dozen more restaurants that
include Thai, Chinese, Italian, Northern Italian, Seafood, Mexican, Steakhouse, etc. Some
provide evening entertainment. Add to these, ice cream shops, pizza / sandwich shops and
gourmet coffee shops.
Many of these fine restaurants have menus in our parlor and our staff will be more than happy to help with recommendations and reservations.
The Inn has the advantage over many chain style hotels because we are small, upscale and take the time to treat our guests like "company." Most of our business travelers are multiple repeat customers.
Our rooms are all individual in décor, furnishings and amenities. With real antiques and only the highest quality furniture, we try to create a very elegant but home-like atmosphere. From the thick towels, gourmet chocolates, specialty soaps and lotions, top-of-the-line televisions / VCRs, free movies, Bose or JVC stereos, to the warmth of a fireplaced bedroom, we try to give you the quality you would expect in your own home.
Our rooms are modem friendly, and the front desk can receive faxes 24 hours. We even have a local business, one block from the Inn, tha supplies full secretarial services.
The Inn is the perfect setting for small intimate conferences. Groups from
2 to 15 are ideal for our fireplaced formal dining room. Larger parties can be
accommodated close by at either a private club or historic mansion. With many restaurants
so close to the Inn, many groups prefer the break to stretch their legs and eat outside of
the Inn. Local caterers are close and available for those who wish to stay and dine
Lunches and cocktail parties hosted at the Inn have been very successful and the Inn's parlors and dining room provide an elegant setting for these occasions. Fireplaces lit and the soft accompanying piano help set a festive mood.
~Press Releases~CARRIAGE NEWS - JUNE 2006
San Diego Union Tribune - January 1999
"I recently spent 3 delightful days in this charming yachting town, 18 miles northeast of Boston at the unique Harbor Light Inn."
Prime Time / Cape Cod & CBS Radio Network - January 1998
"Our verdict: a winner"
" it's so romantic that the chill in the air becomes a thrill"
The Harbor Light Inn has also been featured in Fodors Guide, Frommers Guide and Mobil Travel. The inn has also been covered in various newspaper articles including The Boston Globe, New York Times, Los Angeles Times.
"In the historic section of Marblehead, the Harbor Light Inn is a rare find - an exquisite place to stay in the heart of a charming, walkable residential district." - BOSTON MAGAZINE
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