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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

3.9/5 Good

Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNational Park Service Salem Visitor Center16 min walk
  • Popular LocationSalem Witch Museum16 min walk
  • Popular LocationHouse of the Seven Gables19 min walk
  • AirportBoston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.)41 min drive

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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. Salem Wax Museum and USS Friendship are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the motel's central and quiet location.

What's nearby

  • National Park Service Salem Visitor Center - 16 min walk
  • Salem Witch Museum - 16 min walk
  • Salem Common - 17 min walk
  • House of the Seven Gables - 19 min walk
  • Fort Pickering Beach - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Beverly Station - 2 min drive
  • Salem Station - 17 min walk
  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 41 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
Close to Salem Witch Museum, Clipper Ship Inn provides amenities like 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 guestrooms at Clipper Ship Inn 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)
  • 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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84% of travellers were happy with check-in
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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
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 does it cost to stay at Clipper Ship Inn?

As of Sept 26, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Clipper Ship Inn on Sept 27, 2022 start from CA $251.45, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

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 National Park Service Salem Visitor Center, Salem Witch Museum, and Salem Common. Peabody Essex Museum is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away. Salem Station is 17 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.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 347 out of 1013 reviews
5 - Excellent 34%
Rating 4 - Good. 391 out of 1013 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 152 out of 1013 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 64 out of 1013 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 59 out of 1013 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The facility was dated but clean. We originally booked and paid for a king suite. Our room was changed . It worked out ok but was a little disappointing
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
We were charged an extra person fee for our 8 year old son, was told it would be $25, looked at my statement and she charged me $30. The curtains have to be open for the a/c to work, For the love of God, put some blinds in the windows! You can either have the air conditioning on or have privacy, not both. Mini fridge in the room would add a lot of value. Room was clean albeit super sparse. Stayed here before and paid $99/nt, we were charged about double this time and it just wasnt worth it.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
The entire property inside the rooms and outside need lots of TLC. Fixtures in the rooms ie sink in bathroom are old and show their wear. Main office is cluttered. Receptionist upon our arrival did show a welcoming attitude. The air conditioner was a window unit in our room's front window that had drapes in front of it. To use air conditioner would have to open drapes not good for privacy or safty.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Kevin, HAYES
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The room were a little outdated but clean and comfortable. Very close to all the activities in Salem.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
I stayed in a 2 queen room with a little extra floor space to accommodate 3 people. The bedroom had a double door that opened to a couch and little table, with a sink near the bathroom and another inside. Despite it smelling funky for a bit, and being a bit dated, it was one of the less expensive hotels in the area and was in a great location and clean. The staff wasn't unfriendly but don't expect any fake smiles. They were efficient and to the point.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Large suite with plenty of space and good kitchen facilities altho we didn’t use them. Excellent Value. Little bit old school but for us older patrons a refreshing change.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
We had a good stay in Salem at the Clipper Ship Inn. Our suite was roomy, bed (King) was very comfortable, place was quiet and clean. Close to all the Salem Witch activities & a 40 minute train ride into Boston. We’ll be back!
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Overall adequate.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Okay for the price
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was just fine-- quiet, safe, clean.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022