My boyfriend and I stayed at the Mermaid Inn over the Columbus Day long weekend and we had a wonderful experience. The B&B is even more charming than it appears in pictures, and you'll find it's within convenient walking distance of Mystic Seaport and a number of good restaurants (we really liked Bravo Bravo and the pub at the Captain Daniel Packer Inne).
We chose the Mermaid Room on the first floor, which worked out perfectly for us. The noise from folks eating breakfast in the dining room outside might be an issue if you're a light or late sleeper, but it didn't bother us in the slightest—and it was certainly well worth the convenience of having snacks and coffee waiting just outside our door.
Breakfast was delicious and generous (featuring what was probably the best blueberry waffle I've ever had), to say nothing of the fresh-baked cookies and other treats that were available throughout the day.
Josephine was a very gracious, totally nonintrusive hostess—she presented us with goodie bags for the drive home and was even kind enough to email me the recipe for her ridiculously good cookies. We'll definitely be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1843 Victorian Italianate in Historic Downtown Mystic.Short walk to everything. Lovely porches, gazebo, and grounds to sit and relax. During warm months enjoy a threebreakfast on the gazebo with views of the river. Fresh baked goods, coffee, tea, and sherry are always available in thedining room. Guests are welcome to the baby grand piano and large selection of movies. Cozy, well appointed rooms offerprivate baths, robes, chocolates, fridge with water and softdrinks, and flat screen with dvd. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mermaid Hotel Mystic