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Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice 2024

We’re proud to announce that Harbor Light Inn has receive a 2024 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award – placing us in the top 10% of hotels! Thank you to all our wonderful guests who have shared how much they enjoyed our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast.

The 6 Most Romantic Resorts for a Winter Getaway in New England

We are excited to share that Harbor Light Inn has been recognized by The Boston Globe as one of the 6 most romantic resorts for a winter getaway in New England! This prestigious roundup highlights our inn as a premier destination for couples seeking a cozy and romantic winter escape in Massachusetts.

Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice 2023

Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice 2023

Building on our legacy of excellence, we have received the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice award this year. This achievement celebrates businesses that have consistently achieved great traveler reviews and achieved ranking within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor’s site.

New England Today Best of Massachusetts 2019 Editors’ Choice Awards

If you were spun dizzy and plopped in Marblehead, you might initially think you’d landed in a European village. Then you would start to walk narrow streets—past sherbet-colored shops and galleries, historic homes, seafood restaurants—and wonder why this now-obviously-New-England town seems so uncrowded. The best discovery? You’re staying at a B&B as romantically authentic as these just-outside-the-door delights. There’s a pub, a pool, an expansive buffet, so stash your car keys—you won’t need them.

Vogue Magazine - 2017

New Englands Best-Kept Seaside Secret: “check in to the charming and conveniently located Harborlight Inn, tucked in the center of Old Town. With 20 rooms, a fabulous breakfast (try the crème brûlée French toast), and a small backyard pool, the warmth of Harborlight will make you feel like a guest at an old friend’s house.”

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - 2019

For the ninth straight year Harbor Light Inn is awarded the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. This achievement celebrates businesses who have consistently achieved great traveler reviews.

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2015 Small Business Award - North of Boston

Innkeepers Peter & Suzanne Conway won the 2015 Small Business Award from the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Small Business Award is given to a small business owner who recognizes the importance of the tourism industry and is committed to servicing the visitors of Essex County.

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

May, 2015 – Harbor Light Inn is welcomed to the the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame by TripAdvisor. “This unique accolade is granted only to those businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row. The Certificate of Excellence can be earned only by receiving consistently great reviews on the world’s largest travel site”

Redbook Magazine- April 2015

“The coastal town of Marblehead has the makings of your perfect preppy date: beautiful harbor views, a picturesque lighthouse just right for picnics, and plenty of sailor pubs in walking distance from the most charming Federalist-Mansion Inn ever (Harbor Light Inn). We don’t blame you if you come back covered in tiny little whale print.”

Yankee Magazine - 2018

When Walter Cronkite hitched up his yacht to come ashore, he stayed at the Harbor Light Inn, the elegant former home of Samuel Goodwin (Joiner, 1729) in the middle of Old Town.  The vibe is warm, the bar is cool, there are endless nooks to curl up in – and if a storm is brewing, there’s a chessboard waiting to be fired up.  Breakfast is a leisurely delight.”

Also awarded “Best Walk-to-Everything Lodging” by Yankee Magazine Editors in 2019.