October 2022

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

It is not too early to start planning for Haunted Happenings 2022 (giving you something to look forward to this year!)

Don’t let the demand for rooms in October deter you! If you are able to visit Salem 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.

Sundays + Mondays

The Hawthorne suggests planning your visit to Salem on a Sunday and Monday when availability of accommodations is greater. Although check in time is 4:00 p.m. at the Hawthorne, you can park in their complimentary lot, let the front desk know you have arrived, then set out and enjoy the weekend atmosphere. They will call you when your room is ready. This gives you the opportunity to be part of a “weekend” in Salem – great for people-watching, special events and enjoying the “buzz,” but also offers you a much more relaxed Monday. Lines for attractions will be shorter, seats in restaurants will be easier to come by and, after a hectic Sunday, Monday will give you more opportunities for Instagram-worthy photos without crowds getting in the way. Our Front Desk team is available 24/7 to assist with your October reservations: 978.744.4080.

2022 Halloween Ball & Halloween Night

** October 28, 2022 – October 31, 2022 is SOLD OUT **

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). Please note, as of January 6, 2022, all of our guests rooms have been reserved for this weekend.

The Halloween Ball will take place on Saturday, October 29. Although accommodations for the night of 29th are no longer available, tickets to the Ball go on sale over the summer. 

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.