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“4 Years Old and Still Feels Brand New” 5 of 5 stars
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Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6 Hendel Drive, Mystic, CT 06355   |  
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Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Mystic
Shelton, Connecticut
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“4 Years Old and Still Feels Brand New”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Stayed one night due to its low price via AAA and its proximity to Foxwoods Casino. I was amazed to hear the hotel was opened a little over four years ago. Everything about it appears brand new. From the cleanliness of the rooms to the very personable staff everything was what you would expect from a Hampton Inn. I would definitely stay here again but only in the off season due to the amount of kids they must get here in the summer months. I stayed the night after Christmas and there were kids all over the place but I can't say anything bad about the hotel because of that, they just appeared to be families traveling for the holiday. One thing I must mention is that the complimentary breakfast was top notch. Even though there were so many people eating, the breakfast area was constantly being stocked with fresh food. Plus this was the first hotel I stayed in that had French toast sticks.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The hotel is pretty much right off the highway (read just far enough away so road noise isn't a problem). The building itself is very clean throughout and smartly furnished. The front desk staff were friendly and they got me into my assigned room quickly. My two queen room included a flat screen TV, a writing desk, a closet with full mirror and a full bathroom (shower/tub). The room also included a coffee machine tucked under the sink. It included a mix of off-brand coffees (regular and decaf). I would have preferred to have some tea included, but couldn't complain too much as a more robust complimentary offering of coffee and teas are always available in the lobby downstairs. The hotel also offers a business center (two computers), a cozy workout room (a few machines), and an indoor pool.

The only things that bothered me during my stay was my first impressions of the duvets they have on their beds (they have these large dimples sewn into them) which gives the mistaken impression of a lumpy bed. This is not the sort of bedding I would choose for guests, but their hands may be tied by the Hilton franchise. I also found the sticky notes left on the bed indicating the sheets and duvets are washed fresh for every guest tacky (though I suspect again this is a Hilton regulation).

All-in-all this hotel should certainly be on your short-list of hotels to use when visiting Mystic.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This is probably the nicest Hampton Inn we've stayed at, and we've been at very many throughout the country. The staff was very professional and helpful, and our thanks to April for upgrading us to a very nice suite. The location was perfect for visiting the sights of Mystic, as well as Stonington, CT, Westerly and Watch Hill, RI. The breakfast was the standard Hampton Inn buffet, with one unfortunate exception -- there was no fresh fruit salad. Instead, they only offered a processed fruit cup in a small plastic package that we had no appetite for. Luckily, there were some fresh bananas and apples that we were able to cut up. Hopefully, the hotel management will reconsider its offering of the prepackaged fruit cup and replace it with a fresh fruit salad like almost every other Hampton Inn provides.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Great facilities. Front desk and housekeeping staff are competent and pleasant. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Good location to visit mystic seaport village (10 minute walk) or the seaport itself (about 10 minutes further) mini gym was updated during my stay. It was adequate before but is very comprehensive now. Good location for running. If there is an issue it would be the lack of a Laundromat however There's one about 3 minutes away (closes at 8) and another over at mystic village. This was an advantage. You could visit the shops in between washing. Right off the highway and just a few miles from crystal mall.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This was a convenient place to stay right off I 95. Front desk staff very friendly and helpful. Room was immaculately clean, as was the fitness room and the breakfast room. Lots of choices for breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We came up here for the night from NYC so I could maintain my Diamond status with Hilton. You know you're in a good hotel when the guests checking in in front of you are giving a Christmas gift to the woman at reception!

For less than $100 this hotel was a great value.

Everyone was extremely kind and friendly and made us feel very welcome. Breakfast was standard Hampton Inn fare. Rooms and lobby were spotless. Great location directly across the highway from the aquarium.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Massapequa, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Hotel was clean, the staff was excellent. You can never go wrong with a Hampton Inn is my experience so far with choosing this chain. It has not failed my expectations yet. It is very consistant.When I stay in a Hampton Inn I know what I am getting for the money. If you dont believe me, you have to stay in a few of them to understand what I am saying. Only disappointment was no fridge in the room I booked.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6 Hendel Drive, Mystic, CT 06355
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Mystic
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Mystic
#3 Romantic Hotel in Mystic
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic 2.5*
Number of rooms: 92
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