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“More like a motel” 4 of 5 stars
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The Whaler's Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 East Main St, Mystic, CT 06355   |  
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Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Mystic
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“More like a motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Very large room with noisy air con unit. However for a one night stay it was OK. Free wifi in room was a plus and an in room coffee maker[which I adapted to take tea bags!]. Continental breakfast included and a bistro on the premises if you arrive late and can't be bothered to go out.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We just stayed there 10/13 and 10/14. The room was stunning and spotlessly clean with all amenities you can imagine! We had a Jacuzzi suite and it was well worth the added cost. The room had a warm fireplace and beautiful linens with bathrobes and thick white towels. The room was completely modern with a perfect view of the draw bridge. The breakfast was more than we expected and the staff was very gracious. We will definitely recommend this Inn. Connecticut is beautiful as are all the New England States, I am impressed with the attention to recycling and the condition of the infrastructure! Your tax dollars are working for you Connecticut!

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  • 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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Pune, India
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Situated in the heart of Mystic Town and away from the tourist attraction of Mystic Village and shops, we were pleased to find a midweek special rate on the Internet. Our room 31 in the main building was large with a Queen bed and a flat TV, a large bathroom with a massage shower. The inn has attached to it a very cozy restaurant bravo bravo managed by a 3 rd party. We stuck to a series of appetisers and the Shiitake and Button Mushroom Bruschetta was out of this world. We also had burratta and tomatoes in a garlic balsamic dressing. The bartender is skilled and he came out to meet us at the table and even concocted a French Kiss martini in a tall glass. The place is very lively and probably has the best cocktails in Mystic- I would recommend this place as a great value for money.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hopatcong, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in downtown Mystic, the Whaler's Inn is a great choice. Our room was quiet and cozy, very clean, and located just a few steps from the main drag. Our young daughter loved being able to see the drawbridge open and close, and we could quickly step out for a meal (two blocks from the fabulous Mystic Pizza) or a coffee. The breakfast included was good and substantial, and the staff extremely friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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wash dc
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We had a beautiful, clean and updated room in this conveniently located Inn. You can walk
everywhere in this lovely, historic town! The room was lovely, updated and quiet and the
bath also very nice.
We would welcome another stay there!

Room Tip: We stayed in the separate, air-conditioned bldg. on the 3rd floor, advised by reservations that thi...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Stayed at The Whalers Inn Mystic for only one night sadly enroute to New York, it was located on a main road in a large house that was appropriate to the area. The rooms were clean and confortable with all the amenities that you would require.The staff were very friendly and helpful and considering it was quite busy checking people in when we arrived they handled everyboby politely and professional.Situated in the centre of Mystic close to the tow bridge and amoung the shops and fine restaurants.

Room Tip: Cannot fault our room which was at the front of the house and looking out onto the main street,with...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Washingtonville, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This was our second stay at the whalers inn. The first stay was in the hoxie house with a larger living room area and whirlpool bath; room was great. This stay was in their more popular queen room in the main building #30 and it is just as the website shows. No problems, real nice room. TV has been upgraded to a flat screen since the last picture was taken! Very nice. One thing I would like to see in the rooms that others have stated as well ... Is a mini refrigerator. Other than that I would stay here again and again. You also can't beat the location!

  • Stayed September 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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Additional Information about The Whaler's Inn

Address: 20 East Main St, Mystic, CT 06355
Location: United States > Connecticut > Mystic
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mystic
#5 Family Hotel in Mystic
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Whaler's Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Noted for having the best location in Mystic, The Whaler’s Inn is a charming historic inn situated in the heart of Downtown. Guests can easily walk lively Main Street with its specialty shops, fine restaurants & pubs, and scenic Mystic River Park and Bascule Drawbridge. The famed Mystic Seaport is just a ten minute walk away. The Inn offers uniquely appointed guestrooms with private baths, TV, AC, Free WIFI & many more amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Luxury guestrooms with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs & water views are also available. Couples, business travelers, families, large groups or lonesome travelers are always welcome. Don’t forget to check our monthly specials and packages! ... more   less 
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