Named after famed author Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), the Hawthorne Hotel was built in 1925 in Salem, Massachusetts.
Located adjacent to Salem Common, the site was chosen because of its close proximity to buildings with connections to Hawthorne: The Mall Street home where he wrote The Scarlet Letter, the Herbert Street home where he grew up and began writing, and his birthplace on Union Street (which was later moved to the House of the Seven Gables complex).
With 150 guest rooms, it attracted lots of attention, attracting guests like Bette Davis, Vanessa Redgrave and Johnny Cash.
But the Hawthorne Hotel became famous after being featured on the sitcom, Bewitched. While the cast filmed some episodes of the show in Salem in 1970, they stayed here, with the hotel receiving much attention afterward.
Some other notable guests include General Colin Powell and Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Scenes for the Golden-Globe winning film, Joy, were filmed here, which brought Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper to the building.
Historical Hotels of America awarded the Hawthorne its Award of Excellence for the Best City Center Historic Hotel in 2015.