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Standard Room, 1 King Bed - Rates based on double occupancy | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Room, 1 King Bed - Rates based on double occupancy | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Suite, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave - Rates based on double occupancy | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Clipper Ship Inn

Clipper Ship Inn

2.0 star property

7.8/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Housekeeping
40 Bridge Street, Salem, MA, 01970

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSalem Common12 min walk
  • Popular LocationSalem Witch Museum15 min walk
  • Popular LocationHouse of the Seven Gables19 min walk

Room options

About this area


Located in Salem, Clipper Ship Inn is in the historical district. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Salem Common, while Salem Witch Museum and Peabody Essex Museum are cultural highlights. Bewitched in Salem and Salem Wax Museum are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the motel's central and quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Salem Common - 12 min walk
  • Salem Witch Museum - 15 min walk
  • National Park Service Salem Visitor Center - 17 min walk
  • Peabody Essex Museum - 19 min walk
  • House of the Seven Gables - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Beverly Station - 2 min drive
  • Salem Station - 18 min walk
  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 43 min drive


  • Turner’s Seafood - 18 min walk
  • Boston Hot Dog Co. - 18 min walk
  • Village Tavern - 18 min walk
  • Bella Verona - 18 min walk
  • Firenze Trattoria - 19 min walk

About this property

Clipper Ship Inn

Motel in the historical district
Clipper Ship Inn is located close to Salem Common and Salem Witch Museum, and provides a garden and a business center. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free premises and an elevator
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the central location
Room features
All 30 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guest reviews give good marks for the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Recycling, LED light bulbs, and eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries and shower/tub combinations
  • Satellite channels, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site


  • Elevator

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Business services

  • Business center


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination


  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Iron/ironing board
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: USD 50.00
Late check-in subject to availability
Late check-in fee: USD 25.00 for check-in after midnight
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - midnight
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Breakage deposit: USD 100.00 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Early check-in fee: USD 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in fee: USD 25.00 for check-in after midnight

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Tax ID - C0010272580
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Clipper Inn
Clipper Ship Inn
Clipper Ship Inn Salem
Clipper Ship Salem
Clipper Ship Hotel Salem
Clipper Ship Inn Motel
Clipper Ship Inn Salem
Clipper Ship Inn Motel Salem

Frequently asked questions

Is Clipper Ship Inn pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Clipper Ship Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Clipper Ship Inn?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Early check-in is available for a fee of USD 50.00 (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours, for a fee of USD 25.00.

What time is check-out at Clipper Ship Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Clipper Ship Inn located?

Situated in the historical district, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Salem Common, National Park Service Salem Visitor Center, and Salem Witch Museum. Peabody Essex Museum is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away. Salem Station is 18 minutes by foot and Beverly Station is 22 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Clipper Ship Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Clipper Ship Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Clipper Ship Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We enjoyed our stay and think you will too. The staff are exceptional!
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Adam, Henderson

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was very quiet and staff was super friendly. Close to all the attractions in Salem.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2022

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Susan was one of the worst people I’ve ever seen dealing with public. Racist and inconvenient. Called me and my husband multiple times prior our arrival because she seems to tired and wanted to go to the bed earlier. Knocked at our suit because my husband forgot his wallet on the wedding that we attended it and our friends came to give us back and she made a scene because of it. I made a second day reservation and she was replying for me the questions that the another employee was making me. Inconsiderate, inconvenient and definitely was treating us differently because of our skin color. If I could give a minus star, I would, first and last time
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We loved our stay! Got 10 percent off at the pub down the street if we told them we were staying here. Best thing, however, is that our room was immaculate! Cathy does a phenomenal job cleaning and is super friendly and welcoming!

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful room in a good location. Staff were nice and pleasant

6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Let me start off by saying what I liked about the Clipper Inn, the cleaning staff was amazing, super nice and accommodating. The walk to all the shops, restaurants, tourist attractions, etc in Salem was just about a mile, so easy to walk to which was fantastic! Now, let me get to the negative aspect of the Clipper Inn. The women at the front desk was extremely rude, not just on one occasion, but the whole weekend. Everything was an issue, and she wanted to charge us for every extra thing. I had a third person stay in the room with us which was unplanned, the room was a suite, with two beds and pull out couch. She charged us an extra $80 for the person to stay... I have never had that happen before. My family and I were standing in the parking lot making plans for the day and she comes out and counts the people in our group and asking us questions, it was so uncomfortable. Once we started walking to town, she gets in her truck and starts going in the same direction we are walking. She slows down behind us and is driving behind us for a few before driving away, it was so bizarre. She also called my family member staying the same weekend and canceled their room the night before for Saturday night. THE NIGHT BEFORE, like what kind of system do you have that you don't notice overbooking until one night before? They were going to stay in our room that night since they didnt have a room and she wanted to charge them an extra $50!!! Like are you kidding me? Other staff was great!

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Motel was very clean and comfortable. Perfect for what we were looking for - an inexpensive, clean and easy to get to place to spend the night while in Salem for the weekend! Would definitely stay again!

8/10 Good


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Nice sized room for the money paid, no frills and older

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Facility was clean enough but outdated and an uncomfortable bed. Lady at the front desk (I think the owner) is kinda snotty. Was more expensive than what I was listed on Expedia. For the price it should be a lot nicer with more amenities.

4/10 Poor


Traveled with group
Disliked: Staff & service
Let me start off by saying, I rarely do any sort of reviews regarding my stays besides a very happy review because that is typically where or what I see when I travel. However, this place, the clipper ship inn, needed to have its own review due to the service and the conditions of the hotel room. I booked this location in Salem, because I wanted to fully experience Halloween in the city that represented the witch trials. The clipper ship in was close walking distance but yet far enough away that we were not right on a street that was going to be seeing a lot of people and be very noisy. I saw a lot of reviews that basically gave three stars and said that the cleanliness was fine, so I took a chance and I booked the room for myself and my two friends. check-in was scheduled for 3 PM, we arrived at 9 AM, hoping that we would just be able to keep our luggage there as we had an extra day to walk around until our room was cleaned. We were greeted with the main lobby being locked still at 9 AM, and a very angry blonde haired woman who stated “who are you?” Explained that I had a reservation time date all kinds of things… We were allowed into the main lobby where the smell first assaulted us… Smelled like that of a nursing home without the urine. The room, did not have a shower curtain at first, we were only giving one roll of toilet paper, all of our snacks were munched on in the middle of the night by many mice, yes I said MICE. Stay somewhere else.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022