October 2022

Where should you stay in Salem for Halloween? The historic Hawthorne Hotel, of course!

If you were not able to secure a room at the Hawthorne for October this year, know that it is not too early to start planning for Haunted Happenings 2022 (which will give you something to look forward to!)

Please note: rooms and rates for next October are not displayed on our website as we do not book stays more than one year in advance. There is a very high demand for weekends in October and we offer returning guests the opportunity to re-book before making the rooms available to new guests. Don’t let the demand for rooms deter you! If you are able to visit during the week, you will find greater room availability and shorter wait times at popular attractions.

Two Night Minimum + Deposit on Weekends

There is a two night minimum for weekend stays (Friday + Saturday or Saturday + Sunday) in October. During the week, however, we welcome guests who may be looking for a shorter visit. A non-refundable deposit representing one night of your stay is required for all reservations that include a Saturday night in October. Should you need to cancel your reservation, this deposit will be forfeited and kept by the Hawthorne Hotel as a cancellation fee.

If you wish to book a weekend in October 2022, rooms will be available to the general public (via the website or by calling the Front Desk) every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. following the weekend noted in the chart found here.

Returning October Weekend Guests

Guests who are staying at the Hawthorne on a weekend in October 2021 are given the opportunity to book for 2022 while they are here. However, this is not a guarantee of room availability, only an option that they are allowed to exercise if the room they desire is available.


2022 Halloween Ball & Halloween Night


Four Night Package + Deposit

The 2022 Halloween Ball Package encompasses FOUR (4) NIGHTS and includes Halloween:

Friday, October 28 + Saturday, October 29 + Sunday, October 30 + Monday, October 31 (check-out on Tuesday, November 1)

The Halloween Ball will take place on Saturday, October 29. In order to stay at the Hawthorne the night of the Ball, you must book the full four night package, which also includes Halloween night. There is no breaking up the package into smaller reservations.

All reservations must be made through the 2022 Halloween Package Reservation Form. Halloween Ball Package reservations are only accepted via the Reservation Form, which can be emailed to the address provided on January 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM. Reservation forms received prior to this date and time will not be considered. Forms must be emailed. A credit card is required with your submission; all guests are charged a $300 non-refundable deposit at the time the Halloween Ball Package reservation is made, which then guarantees your room. You will not be charged if space is not available.

Events Only

The Hawthorne Hotel Halloween Costume Ball will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Tickets will be available via eventbrite beginning in the summer. This is a 21+ event.

The Festival of the Dead hosts their Witches Ball at the Hawthorne on Friday, October 28, 2022. This event is also 21+ and requires the purchase of a ticket in advance.

At-A-Glance Instructions for Booking October 2022