The Merchant


The Merchant is located in the heart of the Salem, yet manages to feel privately tucked away. Rooted in Salem’s rich history, The Merchant perfectly blends luxurious guest rooms with high-end amenities and the service to match. Expect to find small homemade bites left in the quaint guest kitchen, heated bathroom floors, gas fireplaces, plush linens, USB charging outlets, and LED TVs with Apple TV. All that Salem’s has to offer—sailing, witch trial sites, nightlife, restaurants, historical attractions—are just a quick walk from our boutique Salem, MA hotel. With a small variety of room types, The Merchant has something to suit everyone’s style preferences. Did we mention George Washington has spent a night at The Merchant?

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From Labor Day through December 31, 2020, enjoy an extended stay with us at The Merchant for four weeks or more and receive 40% off the nightly room rate!

With summer drawing to a close and urban centers becoming congested once again, The Merchant is thrilled to launch Wide Open Spaces, an extended stay package offered to guests who are able to work or attend school remotely, but need a change of routine or aren’t yet ready to sacrifice their proximity to the great outdoors.

The Merchant will offer guests the option of creating a larger work space in their room, complimentary high-speed wifi anywhere on property, beautiful indoor and outdoor common spaces, complimentary daily breakfast, and in-room Keurig coffee makers. (All Lark properties are continuing to follow COVID-19 protocols, including mask wearing, social distancing, and limited housekeeping service.)

Valid for stays between September 5, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Holiday weekends and other blackout periods may apply. Subject to availability and minimum night requirements. To receive discount, must book directly with the hotel. The DWELL promo code will auto-populate when you click through this page – simply mention the Wide Open Spaces package when booking by phone.

The Merchant:

The Hotel Salem:




148 Washington Street
Salem, MA