About the Member
The Merchant is an exquisite boutique hotel stay in the heart of Salem. The Merchant’s name and tagline pay homage to Joshua Ward, the post-Revolutionary War sea merchant and privateer who commissioned the stunning federal style building that today houses this Salem boutique hotel.
Built by acclaimed 18th century architect Samuel McIntire, the property hosted president Washington in 1789 and lived many lives prior to becoming our chic, intimately-sized Salem MA boutique hotel. The Merchant offers large, modern and luxurious guest rooms that retain much of the original woodwork and exquisite detail while offering the best of today’s amenities.