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Lodgings welcome families in North of Boston/Merrimack Valley

Family friendly hotels, motels, inns and other lodgings are abundant North of Boston, Massachusetts, at towns like Bedford, Rockport, Salem, Gloucester, and others. MA family friendly lodgings and accommodations can be found in every price range. Family friendly hotels and motels generally offer the convenience of restaurants and swimming pools, as well as close proximity to family attractions, beaches and water sports, skiing, hiking, and other forms of family fun. North of Boston region, including picturesque Cape Ann, is a place to go whale watching in Gloucester, visit museums of witchcraft in Salem, learn about New England’s seafaring past at the Peabody Essex Museum, enjoy art and beautiful harbor vistas in Marblehead and Rockport, see the history of the Industrial Revolution in Lowell, and dine on lobster and seafood at every stop.

225 Derby Street Salem, MA, 01970 Phone: 978-740-8788 Toll-Free: 888-337-2536

A fascinating destination for kids

Your kids will be fascinated by historic Salem and Massachusetts' historic seacoast, and Salem Waterfront Hotel is the perfect place for the family to stay. We have several different sized rooms and suites to make the right fit no matter how large your family is, and we're the only hotel on the North Shore to provide guests with a heated, indoor pool. The hotel is right on historic Pickering Wharf - a quick walk to the harbor or nearby beaches, and historic downtown Salem is minutes away. Lots of great shops, museums, historic sites and great eateries, too. Or dine in our own Regatta Bar Pub, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily.

61 Market Street, Unit 1C Lowell, MA, 01852 Phone: 978-459-6150

Enjoy adventure by day and a great night’s rest

The family will love staying in the Greater Merrimack Valley with its host of lodging styles and amenities and rates to fit any budget. There are European-Style B&B’s with cozy rooms, private baths free WiFi, wonderful breakfasts and great things to do within walking distance. Hotels and motels - many newly renovated - welcome families to spacious and comfortable rooms and suites with lush beds, free wireless internet, complimentary breakfast buffets, heated pools, fitness centers and special packages that let you jump right into your day’s activities refreshed. Our Historic Inns have all the modern touches too, as well as classic American family fare.

17 Pleasant Street Rockport, MA, 01966 Phone: 978-546-3915 Toll-Free: 800-541-3915

Our Carriage House and 3 Bedroom Cottage - Extra Space and Privacy - Great For Families

Enjoy the beach, whale watch, fish, hike, bike, explore.... The Pleasant Street Inn Cottage is a the ideal location for your family stay here in Rockport. This is a home at the rear of our property, surrounded by gardens and lawns. It is quiet, private, spacious and enjoyable, inside and out. The second level of the original Victorian carriage house at the Inn also presents added value possibilities for guests requiring multiple bedrooms and all the amenities of home. Rented by the week from July through Columbus Day, the stand-alone carriage house offers a complete kitchen, a living room and dining area, two bedrooms, a pull-out couch, 2 full baths, a laundry, cable TV and a private deck overlooking the Inn's very productive vegetable garden.

44 Middlesex Turnpike Bedford, MA, 01730 Phone: 781-275-5500

We invite you to join us and see for yourself.

A great family vacation location! On-site, delight in outdoor activities that include volleyball, horseshoes, bocce ball and basketball. Enjoy recreational activities including an indoor pool, exercise room, sauna, and two indoor/two outdoor tennis courts. Doubletree by Hilton Bedford Glen is also nearby a variety of historical and recreational sites to visit, including Hanscom Air Force Base, Lexington & Concord, several golf courses and, for winter visits, Wachusett Mountain and Nashoba Valley ski areas. The Hotel is easily accessible from I-95 and Route 3, and only 20 miles from the downtown Boston area and Logan Airport. The hotel also affords our valued guests easy access to local corporate offices, top shopping, Boston area universities and colleges, and nearby New Hampshire. Designed with an eye for exceptional comfort and every modern convenience, all 281 guest rooms and suites reflect an ideal balance between elegance and technology. Guest rooms offer scenic views of the meticulously groomed grounds and garden. This retreat property is located on 24 wooded acres. Come enjoy dinner on our outdoor terrace and s'mores at the firepit.

50 Ferncroft Road Danvers, MA, 01923 Phone: 978-777-2500

A Splashtastic Fun Family Getaway!

Stay & Play just 19 miles north of Boston. Book an Overnight Package including family-friendly accommodations and access to our on-site CoCo Key Water Park. Our 65,000 square foot indoor water park is a kaleidoscope of awesomeness that is sure to delight every member of your family. Your kids will love the thrills of our giant water slides, while adults can relax in our tropical themed retreat. Conveniently located at the intersection of I-95 and Rt. 1, with ample free parking. On-site restaurants. Pet-friendly.

285 Mishawum Road Woburn, MA, 01801 Phone: 781-938-7575

Family friendly lodging northeast of Boston

Here’s family friendly lodging just 10 miles NE of Boston. You’ll enjoy easy access to all points in MA & NH and travel to all the attractions in Boston - including Logan Airport and the MBTA, Lexington/Concord, the TD Banknorth Garden, Faneuil Hall and Fenway Park is easy and convenient. There’s great shopping and dining at the Woburn Mall and a hotel shuttle to take you anywhere within a five-mile radius. There’s also free WIFI, a hot and cold breakfast buffet, 24-hour coffee service and local restaurant dinner delivery. You’ll receive special complimentary privileges at Today’s Fitness Center. And if you find a better deal anywhere else on Marriott rooms, the hotel will match it and save you even more.

183 Main Street Rockport, MA, 01966 Phone: 978-546-3300

Launch your sightseeing vacation from this Rockport inn

Consider the Rockport Inn and Suites your family’s stepping-off point for the kind of sightseeing that only photogenic Cape Ann can offer. But first, the inn itself: With five acres of landscaped lawns, a big indoor pool and whirlpool, tennis courts, pet-friendly rooms and a free deluxe continental breakfast, the inn is a haven where busy families can kick back and relax. But there is so much to see and do in Rockport, a short walk away! This lovely seacoast village boasts restaurants from fine to funky; galleries supported by one of the nation’s oldest art colonies; beaches that beckon swimmers, boaters and divers; and scenic lighthouses (including a set of twins on Thacher Island).

123 Old River Road Andover, MA, 01810 Phone: 978-975-3600

A visit to Boston with the kids can be an adventure of historic proportions, and the Doubletree by Hilton Boston Andover is the perfect launching point. Just 30 minutes north of downtown Boston and a short drive to other cities in northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, our hotel is surrounded by historic New England attractions, professional sports arenas, museums and landmarks. And when it's time to rest, our oversized rooms and suites will provide a welcoming, comfortable environment for all. You and the kids can even splash in our pool or unwind in our jetted hot tub. Enjoy burgers, sandwiches, and clam chowder in our Character's Sports Bar and Club, or steak and seafood in our 189 Prime restaurant. When you're not exploring Boston, visit Lowell National Historical Park, historic Salem, or Canobie Lake Park.

35 Clarks Road Amesbury, MA, 01913 Phone: 978-338-3400

Family friendly seacoast lodging near Newburyport

You’ll love the great value and your family will love this modern, cozy and convenient hotel from Marriott just 5 miles from the seacoast and beaches. Renovated in 2016, you’ll find all new updated décor in guest rooms and common areas, a 24-hour fitness center, and a corner market. All rooms are non-smoking and feature complimentary high speed internet access, pillow top mattresses, and a 32" LCD flat-screen TV with 42 channels plus in-room refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. A hot buffet breakfast is complimentary. Visit historic downtown Newburyport and walk to casual and full service dining. The YWCA is 4 miles from the hotel with day passes available for purchase for use of the indoor pool and entire facility.