Hampton Inn Salem| Boston Massachusetts Review [2021]

Salem Massachusetts is one of the coolest spots we’ve visited in recent time. We wanted the full Salem experience so we visited in the month of October when crowds can get a bit crazy.

Despite dealing with some busy streets, we felt very good about our choice to stay at the Hampton Inn Salem, a property that just opened up in late 2020.

Here is a full review of the hotel so you know what to expect if you choose to go with the Hampton Inn Salem.


We made this booking several months in advance which is something I highly recommend that you do if you plan on visiting Salem in October.

Several October weekends were sold out many months in advance so if you plan on staying at this hotel on a weekend my advice is to book wayyy in advance.

Also, if booking for October, be aware that Salem gets extremely busy on the weekends during this month and even weekdays can be pretty hectic closer to Halloween.

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Location overview

The Hampton Inn Salem is located right in the heart of Salem and in my opinion is one of the best locations you could choose for a hotel.

You are just minutes away from Essex Street which has a ton of iconic attractions and popular sites to see in Salem, including those from the Salem With Trials.

As far as walking distance goes, here are some ETAs:

  • The House of the Seven Gables: 14 min
  • Salem Witch Museum: 10 min
  • Salem Common: 11 min
  • Peabody Essex Museum: 6 min
  • The Witch House at Salem: 8 min

If you are interested in doing a tour of Hocus Pocus filming sites you can find several of those nearby.

Guests are also just steps away from the Lobster Shanty which is a fabulous restaurant I would recommend you to check out if you were looking for some good lobster rolls in Salem. Boston Burger is great burger joint that is also super close. For breakfast, you could look into the Ugly Mug Diner.

If you are into cannabis there is a dispensary directly next-door called Seagrass Salem Dispensary, which I found to be a quality dispensary.

Overall, the location really is just about as good as it gets.

Related: Can You Smoke Weed in a Hotel Room?

Lobster roll from The Lobster Shanty.


This hotel stay was part of a big road trip we did in the Northeast where we hit up 13 states in 8 days!

On the day of check-in, we drove in from Plymouth, New Hampshire after doing some leaf peeping and on the way stopped in Kittery, Maine for some great lobster rolls at Bob’s Clam Hut.

When you arrive at the hotel, there is a parking garage attached to the hotel and there should be an attendant on duty to help get you situated with parking. The attendants were very on top of their job which was nice.

They admitted each automobile individually into the garage which was a little bit inefficient but given that this was October in Salem they probably had to take extra measures to prevent parking issues. Parking was $18/night.

At check-in, due to Diamond status we were offered welcome gifts of drinks and snacks. Because we had been snacking so much on the road trip we declined the snacks but we did snag a couple of water bottles.

The staff at check-in was exceptional and did a great job of making us feel at home and asking us if we needed anything.

Masks were required in the hotel as Salem has a pretty strict city wide mask requirement for indoor businesses.

A new hotel but old Hilton Honors branding materials?

The room 

The king room is modern and spacious. The comfy bed comes with a floating headboard and floating nightstands. There are lamps on both sides and you also have plenty of power outlets and USB ports for convenient charging.

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There’s a workstation with plenty of outlets (three power outlets + two USB ports) and a comfortable rolling chair so if you need to sit down and knock out some work, there’s a great space to get that done.

There’s also a large mirror right in front of the desk in case you need to keep a close eye on your appearance while working, I guess?

The workstation is connected to the entertainment area which has a large 55 inch TV, which was perfect for watching the MLB playoffs during our stay.

We actually stayed at this hotel when we went to Fenway for the Astros versus Red Sox game and I did not think the drive into Boston was bad at all. You just need to figure out your parking situation, which isn’t very difficult to do.

Under the TV you’ll find the microwave, coffee maker, and mini fridge. Next to all of that you’ll find the ice bucket.

Related: Are Hotel Coffee Makers Safe & Clean? (YIKES!) 

We were put on the top floor which is the sixth floor. As far as the view went, there was an interesting rooftop outside but we did not have much else to look out to.

The bathroom was really nice and came with some quality Neutrogena amenities.

We did not have any issues with water temperature or water pressure with the shower.


The parking garage is directly connected to the lobby which is nice and open, although on the smaller side.

The hotel lobby has some iconic signage behind the check-in desk which I thought was cool to see, especially when you first arrive in Salem. It really drives home where you are: “The Bewitched City.”


On the third floor, the hotel has a lounge-type area where you can enjoy breakfast and perhaps even conduct business meetings. I honestly wasn’t expecting this type of hotel to have such a nice and spacious lounge area so this was a nice surprise.

It’s a really cool set up where there are booths with their own TVs which I thought was really interesting (at least in theory).

The problem is that not all of the TVs are synced so you can hear echoes while trying to enjoy the TV which is actually very annoying. In fact, I started to feel like I was going a little bit crazy with the echoes, and I actually had to finish my meal in a hurry so I could get out of there!

The hotel offered what I referred to as a continental plus breakfast. You have options for hot food items like eggs, sausage, and potatoes and also other options like oatmeal and cereal.

You could also make yourself a waffle with the waffle maker.

Other options included pastries, fruit, and some really good banana nut bread.

Related: What Hotels Have Free Breakfast?

Fitness center

The Hampton Inn gym is located on the third floor as well.

For only having 113 rooms, this is actually a pretty good-sized hotel gym in my opinion.


The Hampton Inn also has a beautiful indoor pool area (located on the first floor).

Final word

Salem Massachusetts is definitely a unique destination. While it is a bit touristy (okay, let’s be honest it’s hella touristy), it’s still a very cool spot to check out and it is possible to escape from the tourist areas by walking around the city.

In terms of location, I think the Hampton Inn is one of the best hotels to stay at when visiting Salem because it is right in the middle of everything.

Is Hampton Inn Part of Hilton? (Full List of Locations) [2021]

Hilton has a pretty large collection of brands that span all different levels of luxury and cost efficiency. With so many different brands popping up it is often hard to keep track of exactly which brands belong to Hilton.

In this article, I will answer the commonly asked question: “Is Hampton a part of Hilton?” and I’ll also provide you some insight into Hampton Inn properties.

Is Hampton Inn part of Hilton?

Yes, Hampton Inn is one of the largest and well-known brands of the Hilton network.

It has a reputation for being an upper-midscale brand but for a lot of people that description is not very helpful because it does not really indicate the type of prices you will encounter when staying at this brand.

Something interesting about Hampton Inn is that the Hampton brand has consistently been named one of the best and largest franchises in the lodging category and one of the top franchise brands overall. It’s sort of the McDonald’s of Hilton. 

Keep reading to get some valuable insight on the Hampton Inn brand.

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How to find Hampton Inn properties

You can find Hampton Inn properties all around the world (30 countries) and throughout the US. In fact, Hilton reports that there are a total of 2,544 Hampton Inn properties around the world. That comes out to over 266,000 rooms which is pretty crazy when you think about it.

Because there are so many of these properties, it’s often one of the easiest brands to find and to use reward points with.

In the US, you will be able to find over 2,300 Hampton Inn properties! If you would like to search for Hampton Inn locations in the US you can use this link to do so.

Hampton inn properties have a reputation for being pretty cost-efficient but that does not mean that they will all be cheap. Here are some examples of some of the most expensive Hampton Inn properties you can find:

  • Hampton Inn Jackson Hole: $548
  • Hampton Inn Bar Harbor: $547
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Destin: $474
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Panama City Beach-Beachfront: $456
  • Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach: $418
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach/Oceanfront: $365

$500 for one night is pretty pricey and something you would probably expect to find with other brands like the Waldorf or Conrad!

At the same time, you can also find these properties going for very low rates. (This is actually in line with how Hampton Inn started out since it initially was a budget hotel when it first launched back in the mid 1980s.)

In some cases, you may even consider staying at the Hampton Inn properties if you are thinking about doing a mattress run to achieve elite status.

  • Hampton Inn Houston Hobby Airport: $59
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Houston-Cypress Station: $63
  • Hampton Inn Dallas-Addison: $65
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Elk City: $69
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Grand Forks: $73

So as you can tell by all of the properties and prices, there is actually a very wide range in the quality and cost of Hampton Inn properties. You could be paying as little as $59 or as much as $548 — it really just depends on the location.

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International Hampton Inn properties

Here is a list of all of the countries that you can find Hampton Inn properties in:

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • U.A.E
  • USA
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay

That is a pretty long list of countries where you can find these properties. It’s worth pointing out that not all of these countries will have a lot of Hampton Inn locations.

For example if you were to search in Spain you would find only two cities, Madrid and Barcelona with properties. Furthermore, Barcelona only has one Hampton Inn so while there is a pretty extensive international presence it doesn’t always have a lot of depth to it.

If you would like to search all of the cities in these countries to see exactly what locations you can find, simply click here.

Hampton Inn vs Garden Inn

A common point of comparison is the Hampton Inn vs Garden Inn. This is because these two brands are more or less mid-priced hotels. Some consider the Garden Inn to be a slight step above the Hampton Inn, which I have found to generally be accurate but not always the case. Once again, the quality comparison is often very location specific.

The Garden Inn has a lot fewer properties at only around 860 total locations. However, the Garden Inn also has a much wider international presence as you can find the properties in approximately 60 countries.

The view from the Hilton Garden Inn at Frankfurt Airport .

Hampton Inn FAQ

How many Hampton Inns are in the US?

There are over 2,300 locations in the US.

How can I find Hampton Inn locations in the US?

If you would like to search for Hampton Inn locations in the US you can use this link to do so.

Are there Hampton Inns found internationally?

Yes, you can find Hampton Inn locations in 30 countries.

Do Hampton Inn properties allow pets?

Some properties will allow pets but each Hampton Inn location sets its own pet policy.

Does the Hampton Inn offer free breakfast?

Yes, you can expect to receive a free breakfast even if you do not have elite status. Read more on which hotels offer free breakfast.

Final word

Hampton Inn is one of the largest and most widely respected brands of the Hilton hotel network. You could find hundreds of them located all around the US and also in 30 countries across the globe. While it is technically a mid tier brand, the prices can fluctuate pretty dramatically based on the location so not all Hampton Inns are created equally.