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Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast
Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast

Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast

Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast is located in Salem, Massachusetts. Guests can interact with the owner as needed, and breakfast is provided with a self-serve option, allowing flexibility for patrons to enjoy their meal at their preferred time. During the Halloween season in Salem, Northey Street House is a popular choice for visitors, according to the owner, Flora. She mentions that the property attracts primarily couples, mother-daughter and sister trips, and groups of friends. Those visiting the bed and breakfast can tour attractions like the House of the Seven Gables, the Salem Witch Museum, and the recently opened Real Pirates Museum. Nearby seafood restaurants, such as Turner's Seafood and Sea Level Oyster Bar, offer dining options in the area, with the latter providing a view of the harbor.


Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast is an inn located in Salem. There are a range of rooms spread across multiple floors, providing those visiting the bed and breakfast with options to suit their preferences. The house itself dates back to 1809, adding a sense of history to the experience. Guests can choose from various rooms, each with its own unique style and features. The Captain's Quarters pays homage to a seafaring captain, while the Appleton Room offers a glimpse into the 18th century with its antique furnishings. The Loft, a two-room suite, combines historic elements with mid-century modern design, featuring cathedral ceilings and skylights.

All rooms at Northey Street House have private ensuite bathrooms and beds, in an effort to ensure a pleasant stay for visitors. Flora, the owner, says that the business prides itself on cleanliness and provides modern conveniences. Outside, the building showcases 18th-century Federal style architecture. The property includes a backyard with seating areas and a deck off the kitchen, where guests can unwind and enjoy the surroundings if desired. Additionally, there are raised vegetable beds and a native pollinator garden.

Breakfast at Northey Street House is self-serve, with a range of options available. Those staying at the bed and breakfast can choose various items such as homemade granola, yogurt, and various beverages at their convenience. Flora typically prepares eggs for those who prefer a hot breakfast. Patrons have access to the kitchen and refrigerator, which are stocked with snacks and drinks throughout the day. The staff at Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast are accommodating towards those with dietary restrictions or accommodations. Occupants are encouraged to communicate their requirements in advance. Breakfast is available anytime in the morning, in an effort to allow guests to enjoy their meal at their preferred time.

When it comes to local attractions, visitors can explore historical landmarks like the House of the Seven Gables and the Salem Witch Museum. The recently opened Real Pirates Museum is also a notable attraction. Flora mentions that the property's location is central to the area's attractions, namely the beach, train, and downtown area, all being about a 10-15 minute walk from the inn. Turner's Seafood and Sea Level offer dining options in the area, with Sea Level Oyster Bar providing a view of the harbor. 


When it comes to the culture of Northey Street Bed and Breakfast, the owner's primary focus is ensuring that patrons "feel welcomed and have a memorable experience." Meeting people from diverse backgrounds and engaging in meaningful conversations is a highlight for the owner, Flora. Interactions with guests are based on their preferences, with the owner being available as needed and during breakfast time. Some visitors enjoy socializing, while others prefer privacy, and Flora says she respects and accommodates both preferences. One former patron mentioned in a review of the property, "The owner, Flora, is an amazing host. She is super knowledgeable about the area and is always open to offering suggestions to make your stay in Salem more enjoyable and fun."

The establishment does not host events or activities, instead focusing on offering a peaceful retreat for visitors to relax and explore the surrounding area. As for policies, guests are expected to be respectful of others and maintain a peaceful atmosphere. While there is no specific quiet time, a considerate approach to noise is appreciated.

Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast closes during the winter months, but it is open throughout the rest of the year. The busiest season for the property is October, which aligns with Salem's Halloween festivities. The Halloween season in Salem is filled with events, costume balls, and historical reenactments that, Flora says, draw many people to Salem. One occupant mentioned, "My wife and I were guests over Halloween weekend and loved it! The location was in close proximity to key attractions."

Flora mentions the property's commitment to sustainability and environmental practices "sets it apart" from other establishments. Visitors have mentioned that they appreciate the eco-friendly initiatives, such as recycling, composting, and the use of sustainable materials. Flora says that the presence of gardens and urban vegetable beds adds a unique element to the business.


Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast, located in Salem, is a historic federal-style building circa 1809. The house was built by Nathaniel Appleton Jr., a carpenter and furniture maker who incorporated relatively high-quality wood, such as kings pine, into the house's design.

Over the years, the business has undergone significant changes and transformations. It was initially a two-family home and later served as a rooming house before Flora Tonthat, the current owner, decided to establish it as a bed and breakfast in 2002. The decision was inspired by the events following September 11, 2001, which led Flora to explore alternative career paths.

As the owner embarked on this new venture, numerous renovations were made to enhance the property. These changes included revamping the driveway, garage, and garden; adding a rear third-floor room with cathedral ceilings, which is now the loft; and recently constructing a pergola sunporch. 

Flora says that one notable aspect often mentioned by guests is the house's rumored hauntings. Flora acknowledges guests' stories of an old woman and a little girl and has been told the house has "positive energy." Flora believes that "gifted individuals" with a connection to the spiritual realm usually bring their connection with them, making them more likely to experience this type of activity.  

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30 Northey Street
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
United States


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