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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harborside House

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Harborside House
Ranked #3 of 21 Marblehead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Portsmouth RI,
2 reviews
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

A hidden gem tucked in among the historic homes along Gregory St. A short walk to the harbor, parks, and restaurants. A lovely,comfortable room with plenty of space, reading material (local history and much more), and a harbor view window. The breakfast was excellent in many ways: the setting, the food, and the engaging conversation/stories with our host, Susan.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

We stayed one night at the Harborside House and it was a great night and a great value. We were able to walk into town for dinner and walk along the water and do some great exploring of the area. We definitely plan on returning to the Harborside House.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Franklin, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

This past weekend my husband and I used our smatbox gift to stay in the Garden room. It was lovely, comfortable and felt like going home. Susan is warm and smart and a wonderful hostess. The breakfast was healthy and tasty with lots to choose from. The location is great for seeing a lot of the North Shore of Boston. We would stay again. Laura K.

Room Tip: couples should stay in the garden room for comfort and privacy
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vacation104
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

We were lucky to secure a room here a quite short notice. While we wanted to explore Boston, Salem and the surrounds, we did not want to stay, and Marblehead was the ideal base to explore from. Susan offered us a warm welcome and suggested we visit Jack-Tar for dinner, which was perfect! Our room was comfortable and the house was sweet. We had a lovely breakfast and conversation with Susan and her other guest. Overall pleasant experience which I hope to repeat in the future. Thanks for a great stay in Marblehead.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shelldashe
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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

This quaint harbour side home is the most amazing B&B to stay in.
Not only is Susan (your host) the most welcoming host ever- all her little treats and notes left for you make you feel at home as soon as you walk in the door.
Susan's knowledge and willing to offer assistance of attractions to see in Marblehead and surrounding cities is wonderful and extremely helpful!
Best nights sleep I have had in ages and loved the blueberry jam in the morning on my toast!
Can't wait to come back next year :)

Room Tip: All the rooms are wonderful. I stayed in a quaint 2 bed room looking out towards the harbour... love...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MaureenTC
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Additional Information about Harborside House

Property: Harborside House
Address: 23 Gregory St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3241
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Marblehead
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Marblehead
Price range (per night): RM400 - RM556
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harborside House offers gracious accommodations and warm hospitality in a great location. Handsome 1850 home in the historic district overlooks picturesque Marblehead Harbor. Guests enjoy water views from its wood-paneled parlor, period dining room and summer breakfast porch. Two well-appointed guestrooms feature antique furnishings and period wallpaper. Amenities include terry robes, hairdryers, toiletries, two bicycles, WI-FI, beach towels and chairs. A short walk from Harborside House are antique shops, art galleries, shops of local craftsmen and dining choices to suit every taste bud and budget. ... more   less 

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