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Steamboat Inn
73 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic, CT 06355   |  
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Ranked #3 of 13 Mystic B&B and Inns
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“Great Place to Stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We had a really difficult time deciding where to stay during our mini-vacation in Mystic. We finally decided on the Steamboat Inn and were pleased with our selection.

First of all, the inn is conveniently located to many of the town's restaurants and the Seaport area, so you can leave your car in their parking lot and walk to these sites.

Secondly, they really pamper you while you are there. A full breakfast is available every morning; cookies and sherry are presented every night from 5 to 8 PM; bottled water, sodas, coffee, tea, etc. is offered around the clock in their common room.

Our room had a working fireplace...........one that actually burned real live firewood rather than the usual Duraflame logs........and there was an ample supply of firewood just down the hall from us. Such a nice touch to have the fireplace all laid out with firewood & newspaper just ready to be lit!

What really impressed us was the prompt attention to our daily room clean-up service. One day while we were there, we left our room for the day only to discover that we forgot something back in the room. When we returned to it (a mere 5 minutes after we had originally left it), a staff member was already there beginning the clean-up service. Amazing!

Staff members were very eager to do whatever they could to make our stay a pleasant one.

We would highly recommend the Steamboat Inn for anyone who is visiting Mystic!!!!!

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor are more convenient for access to the common room. First floor rooms have...
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

stayed at the Steamboat Inn for two nights over the Xmas holidays and it was absolutely perfect. beautiful little place on the river with 12 rooms, each different from the other. the morning breakfast is fresh and delicious, the evening sherry and fresh baked cookies every night are great! the bed is super comfortable, huge puffy comforter, soft fluffy pillows -- just a heaven to be in bed. whirlpool tub in the room is a lovely touch and very romantic.
we will definitely be back!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Kate R, General Manager at Steamboat Inn, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for your review! It is always great to hear feedback from our guests. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future! Happy New Year!
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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Stayed at the steamboat inn for my wife's birthday and it was very beautiful and charming. The inn was conveniently located and such a great room. Mystic is a cute town with nice shops and such. The service at the steamboat was very good. Very nice lady who took the time to speak to us. Don't worry about the barge outside, steamboat gets two thumbs up!!!!

  • Stayed November 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This was our second trip to the Steamboat Inn and when I walked in I immediately wondered why it took us so long to get back. This place is truly wonderful. Our first time we stayed in room #1 and this time we were in room #5. All of the rooms each have their own character and charm. It is hard to pick one. I definitely prefer their common room for breakfast above other B&B's where you have to wait for someone to serve you. Here you can help yourself to breads, muffins, cakes, fruit, scrambled or hard boiled eggs, bacon and sausage, cheese, yogurt, cereal, and plenty of coffee and tea. In the evening they put out fresh cookies and sherry, and the little candy bowl is always full.
The bed linens are better than I have in my own home. I am talking 1000 thread count sheets and pillows that felt like clouds.
Did I mention the real wood burning fireplace in the room? BONUS!
The location is in the heart of mystic and you can walk almost anywhere you want to go. There are plenty of specialty shops and restaurants...I can go on and on. We spent Thanksgiving here and had a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the Capt. Daniel Packer Inn which is just a short walk up Water Street. It was the best Thanksgiving we have ever had. And before I forget, the staff at the Steamboat are second to none! We can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: I really don't think there is a bad room to be had.
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  • Stayed November 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed here two weeks after the Hurricane. The first floor was under renovation, but our room was on the second floor. It was a corner room with a working wood fireplace and a cozy sitting area. The canopy bed was very comfortable. The room was a little small but charming. From the bed the view is beautiful to see the Mystic River. But you should know that work is being done on the bridge. So you will see a large barge outside your window. But the barge seems to add a little charm to this seaport community. The Inn is within walking distance of quaint shops and restaurants. I recommend this Inn to anyone wanting to experience Mystic.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We stayed in the Kathleen Room recently and were notified that the barge would be in front of our room. As we were only staying one night - sadly - we decided to go ahead with our booking anyway. Fortunately it did not worry us at all and there was no noise. The room was one of their better ones and it was indeed very comfortable and well decorated with a lovely bathroom. I must say that the bed was the highest I have ever slept in!! We loved Mystic and the Steamboat Inn. Very friendly staff and most obliging. Parking was close to the Inn and there were some nice restaurants to chose from for dinner. We were sorry to have to move on the next day and would have liked to stay longer.

  • Stayed October 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Steamboat Inn for a weekend getaway and had a great experience. The inn is lovely -- it sits right on the dock very close to the Mystic Bridge. You can park your car and forget about it til you leave. You can easily walk to the Seaport, shops and restaurants. We stayed in Kathleen - it was beautiful and spacious with a whirlpool, kitchenette and luxurious bed. The breakfast was very nice with many selections to choose from. The common room is a great extra, with complimentary bottled water, sodas, coffee, and cookies in the evening.

We were extremely lucky that the barge mentioned by other reviewers departed just before we arrived ahead of Hurricane Sandy, so we did not have obstructed views or noise during our stay. The staff and management had called us about a month prior to our arrival date to let us know about the barge and discuss alternate arrangements. My impression is that they are doing the best they can with a difficult situation that they have no control over.

I will definitely stay at the Steamboat Inn again in the future. It's a gem.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kate R, General Manager at Steamboat Inn, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thank you for your review! The barge has been a challenge for Steamboat Inn and we are doing our best so we appreciate you recognizing this. Thank you for your compliments and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Address: 73 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic, CT 06355
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Mystic
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Mystic
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Steamboat Inn, offers eleven elegant rooms overlooking the beautiful Mystic River. Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Mystic, Steamboat Inn is just steps from fabulous shopping and fine dining; just minutes away are The Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, Foxwoods Resort, Mohegan Sun plus four wineries within 15 minutes of the Inn. Each of our rooms are uniquely decorated with antiques and individually climate controlled. The rooms have private baths with single or double whirlpool tubs. Six of our rooms have wood burning fireplaces. Enjoy breathtaking river views from ten of our rooms. Complimentary wireless internet is offered throughout the Inn. Enjoy a full breakfast each morning in our common room or stop by in the evening for our delicious cookies and sherry! Awarded "most unique setting" two years in a row by Llannier Bed and Breakfast - chosen by the guests of over 8,500 B&B's worldwide. Be among the guests who visit Steamboat year after year, what are you waiting for come explore Steamboat Inn today! ... more   less 
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