Accommodations and dining at the festival

Salem is willing and excited to accommodate those who attend the Massachusetts Poetry Festival on May 12, 13,  and 14. And there’ll be trains and trolleys to get you from one place to another.  Check below to find a list of hotels and inns as well as restaurants that offer special priviledges to Festival attendees.


Amelia Payson House B&B – Salem
Availability Thursday night
$135 per night for two (2) adults only, non-smoking. On-site parking
978.744.8304 |
Coach House Inn – Salem
Availability Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights
$130 plus tax, which includes continental breakfast, wireless internet access, and tickets to The Salem Witch Museum. Minimum stay is two nights.
978.744.4092 |

Cape Ann’s Marina Resort – Gloucester
Availability Thursday, limited availability Friday.
10% discount if you mention Massachusetts Poetry Festival.
978.283.2116 |

Emerson Inn by the Sea – Rockport
Availability Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Rates start at $179 per night, and they are offering a 10% discount to Massachusetts Poetry Festival Attendees who stay two or more nights. Rate includes a hot American breakfast.
978.546.6321 |

Harbor Light Inn – Marblehead
Availability Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights
Rates start at $195 per night and include a full breakfast.
781.631.2186 |
Hawthorne Hotel – Salem
Limited availability Friday night
Rates start at $210 per night.
978.744.4080 |

The Salem Inn
7 Summer Street
(978) 741-0680 | (800) 446-2995 |
A two night package includes accommodations in a spacious guest room complete with a private bath, a continental breakfast and a $50 gift certificate for dinner one night at the intimate Ristorante Gioia Italian restaurant and a $15 gift certificate to Derby Square Books.  Explore for only $365, plus tax.  Package valid May 12-16, 2011 only.  Advanced reservations only.  No other discounts apply.
Stepping Stone Inn – Salem
Availability Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights
Rates start at $125 plus tax per night, and include tickets to the Salem Witch Museum.
978.741.8900 |
Wylie Inn & Conference Center  – Beverly
Availability Thursday, Saturday, Sunday nights
Rates start at $139
978.876.1800 |



Capts Waterfront Grill & Pub
94 Wharf Street, Pickering Wharf
(978) 741-0555 |
Show your Poetry Festival Button to receive 10% discount off lunch and a 15% discount off Dinner.

Green Land Café
87 Washington Street
(978) 744-7766 |
Show your Mass Poetry Festival button to receive a 10% discount.


The Regatta Pub
The Salem Waterfront Hotel, 225 Derby Street
(978) 740-8788
Use the coupon in the Poetry Festival Program to receive a free dessert from the new dessert menu with the purchase of any lunch or dinner entrée! Offer expires May 15, 2011.

Victoria Station & Vic’s Boathouse
86 Wharf Street, Pickering Wharf
(978) 745-3400 |
Show your Poetry Festival Button and save 15% off your meal (does not include liquor, tax or gratuity).


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