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“Family friendly and value” 4 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson Mystic
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   253 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355   |  
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Ranked #6 of 12 hotels in Mystic
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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“Family friendly and value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

No complaints whatsoever from us. Indoor pool and convenient to everything. Yeah, if we wanted to spend twice as much, the Hilton would have been nice, but for the money, I thought HoJo's was perfect for us. Wifi was a little weak at times, but somehow we managed. : )

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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terconn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Mystic, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you , we are very happy that your stay was a good one and we look forward to seeing you again
Terry Connors
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed @ the Howard J. Hotel near downtown Mystic. The accomodations were fine, flat screen TV/ and convenient to all areas for tourist. They do have an indoor pool and also an outside sunning area. The service was great, coffee in the am in the lobby. Next door is a diner for breakfast which is nice and across the way is a quaint shopping area with unique stores, well worth checking into.....specialties such as "pet novelties", teas, from Asia, Unique Kitchen wares/spices/sauces/accessories. Nice place to browse in a very nice environment! Ducks were in a fenced in area to enjoy....lots of fun to spend a couple of hours of down time.

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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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terconn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Mystic, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank you we are very happy to see you had such a good time. We do look forward to seeing you again
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Terrible value for the money. Rooms need updating. Amenities were few for the cost of the hotel. Hotel claims most attraction within walking distance, not so. We left a day early because of the dreariness of the room & accommodations.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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terconn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Mystic, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay with us. I do apologize that it wasn't a good one. We are always updating and hope you will give us another chance to show you we can do better
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

After finding only smoking rooms at our first choice hotel, I called HoJo's to find out that the entire hotel is smoke free! What a relief. Leanne at the front desk took down my reservation with just my name, and we checked in a few hours later on the same day. She was great! The hotel is on the older side, but it was just fine. We had two rooms that were connected, a plus since this was a multi- family trip. Both rooms had jacuzzi tubs, the kids loved that! The a/c worked great, free wifi, refrigerator and microwave were definate pluses. The beds were comfy so we actually slept late! The pool was nice and clean. Yes the furniture is a bit worn, but it was definately worth the price for all of the amenities, and a good nites sleep!

Room Tip: check out the attached diner...good food, plus 10% discount w/room key!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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terconn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Mystic, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Ts so much, it is such a pleasure to know your stay was a good one. Good Customer Service is very important and I am very happy that Leanne was able to make your stay complete.
we do look forward to seeing you again.
Terry Connors
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Rooms were old, outdated, worn & depressing. Needed a makeover desperately. Drive for six hours to get there, and got a room with I95 right out our door! Besides the pool, no other amenities. Not even an elevator. When you plan on staying for several days, you'll have a lot of stuff to haul around. Location to points of interest are not as close by as advertised. Recommend paying a little extra and staying somewhere else.

Room Tip: If you have to stay here, ask for a room in the front of the building.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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terconn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Mystic, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay with us. I do apologize it was not a good stay. I do hope you will give us a chance to show you we can do better.
Terry Connors
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Mystic

Address: 253 Greenmanville Avenue, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Mystic
#4 Family Hotel in Mystic
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Mystic 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coming to Mystic, Connecticut? We have four words for you: go happy. Go hojo. Located only minutes away from the best attractions in Mystic (Exit 90 off I-95). Spacious rooms with all the amenities to make you feel at home during your travels: wireless high-speed internet, in-room safes, in-room coffee makers, hairdryers, refrigerators and microwaves. And let's not forget the indoor heated pool! Fitness Center. All you have to do is picked either one king size or two queen size beds. But why stay in your room when you're at Mystic Hojo? - Mystic is located only minutes away from some of the destinations best attractions: Olde Mistick Village (just across the street!), Mystic Seaport ( 1/2 mile) Mystic Aquarium ( 5 minute walk), Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (10 minutes away) and more. In fact, many of our hotel packages include free tickets to some of these venues. And stay in touch with Hojo - Mystic year-round by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter! ... more   less 
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