West House Family Suites



W40 - Captain's Quarters

Although Nathaniel West came into wealth in the shadow of the Derby family, he was renowned in his own right. A shipmaster and the captain of a privateer during the Revolutionary War, West was the first Salem captain to sail around the world. Take the time to visit the Salem Maritime National Historic Site or any of the private museums and attractions to learn more about the life of pirates and privateers who harbored here long before our nation’s founding.
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W12 - The Pinkham Room

Some think of Salem as a place of magical potions and concoctions. This room was once that of Aroline Gove, daughter of Lydia E. Pinkham. Both worked at the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company. Although hailed by some health experts as quackery, these two women are part of the entrepreneurial spirit that is alive and well in Salem today.
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W16 - The Friendship Suite

The original Friendship was built in Salem by Enos Briggs’s shipyard at Stage Point on the South River. She launched May 28, 1797, weighing 342 tons. The Friendship was 102 feet long and 27 feet, 7 inches wide. She regularly recorded speeds of 10 knots and was known to have logged a top speed of 12 knots. She made 15 voyages during her career and visited Batavia, India, China, South America, the Caribbean, England, Germany, the Mediterranean and Russia.
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W41 - The Board Room

Prior to being converted into today’s Salem Inn, West House was a men’s boarding house. The original "house rules" still hang in the hallway by the office and are a great read. Most of these no longer apply, but we’d still appreciate our guests not smoking in bed.
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