Pet Friendly Salem, MA

Planning a visit to Salem, MA with your entire family (pets included)? There are plenty of ways to experience Salem with your pet, from pet-friendly hotel rooms to outdoor dining opportunities. Click here for a complete list of pet-friendly locations around Salem.

Hawthorne Hotel

Many of Salem’s hotels and inns welcome guests traveling with pets. Please note that fees vary by location, and pet-friendly rooms are based on availability.

The Hampton Inn allows up to 2 pets per room, dogs and cats only and more than combined weight 75 lbs. There is a $75 pet fee per room per stay.

The Hawthorne Hotel welcomes well-behaved pets (up to two per room) to join owners in our designated pet-friendly rooms on the sixth floor, where they can enjoy a doggie room service menu and special amenities. An additional fee of $50 per night will be applied to your room. Be sure to notify your Front Desk clerk if you will be traveling with a pet to ensure you are confirmed in one of the pet-friendly rooms. Only service animals are allowed in the hotel’s restaurants and function space.

Pets are also welcome in select rooms at the Salem Inn, and the Stepping Stone Inn where guests may take advantage of dog walking services for an additional fee.

Guests planning to camp in Salem can bring pets to Winter Island Park which is open from May 20 to November 1.

Attractions & Tours
Well-behaved pets are able to join their humans on some of Salem’s walking tours including Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours, Black Cat Tours, Tours for Touring Tourists, Salem Haunts, and Spellbound Tours. Dogs can also learn about Salem’s history and get around town aboard the Salem Trolley and Mahi Cruises.

Belle and Tipper Salem 2011_Barb Swartz
Belle and Tipper, Image: Barb Swartz.

Coon’s Cards & Gifts is home to Penelope’s Pet Boutique, which stocks collars, toys, tags, and treats for their furry friends.

Well-behaved pets are also welcome in some shops around town, like Hive & Forge, where staff would love to see your dogs while you shop their curated collection of local artisan goods.

Local restaurants with outdoor dining spaces may allow pets to join their guests on patios. Flying Saucer Pizza Company, Gulu-Gulu Café, and Village Tavern, all welcome pets in their patio dining areas. Village Tavern can also provide a puppy-friendly menu and beef-infused water. And, East Regiment Beer Company, and Salem’s Retreat welcome dogs on their patios.

Walking Locations
Some favorite dog walking spots in Salem include Derby Wharf, Forest River Park, Salem Common, Salem Willows, and Winter Island Park. Remember to obey local leash laws and pick up after your pet while going for walks. Be sure to bring your pet’s proper identification and proof of Rabies vaccination while traveling, and follow posted regulations when walking along beaches.

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