This hotel is alright for a one-night stay but any longer and I would recommend finding somewhere else. First of all, the marquee sign said "Pool Now Open," and from the moment we stepped into the lobby that was not hard to believe. The lobby and first floor hallways reeked of a strong chlorine scent. Luckily our room was farther down the hall, so the scent wore off by the time we reached it.
The lady the front desk was nice enough at checking us in and directing us to our room, which was on the first floor. I never had problems with the WI-FI at this hotel, like some of the other reviews were mentioning.
The room itself had seen better days. The bathroom was probably the worst part. The ceiling had mold and water stains, the tub was stained and not cleaned well, the toilet was very small, did not flush properly, and ran all night. The vanity light looked like it had tiny dead bugs in and around it. The wall paper around the tub was peeling, and the door took a good "push" to close. The rest of the room had additional downsides, like the old tube TV, the microwave which was leaning because it lacked a fourth leg, and stains on the curtains. The air conditioning worked, but despite a sign that said "This unit is controlled by wall thermostat," we had to work the air from the controls on the actual unit because the wall thermostat was broken. Again, this was all do-able for a one-night stay but had we wished to stay longer we probably would have found another room or different hotel. The beds were clean and comfortable enough.
The complimentary breakfast was very lacking - no warm food, just bagels, muffins, doughnuts, and cereal. Again, this hotel would probably do for a one-night stay only. It is right off the highway and located near an Outback Steakhouse and Chili's. Highway noise wasn't too much of a problem at night, but that was with the air turned up all the way.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clarion Inn New London/Mystic is nestled in the heart of Mystic Country, conveniently off I-95. Take a stroll back in time and enjoy the charm of historic Mystic Seaport and Olde Mistick Village or enjoy a slice of heaven at Mystic Pizza in beautiful downtown Mystic, CT. Take your family exploring at one of the most diverse aquariums in the nation, the Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration. Try your luck or take in a concert at Mohegan Sun Casino, MGM Grand Casino, or Foxwood's Resort Casino, the largest casinos in New England. If shopping excites you, the Holiday Inn New London/Mystic hotel is just a short drive from Connecticut's premium outlet malls. Both Tanger Outlets and Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets offer great deals for the bargain hunter. The hotel is also convenient to Southeastern Connecticut's corporate and government centers including Electric Boat, Millstone/Dominion, CT Naval Submarine Base, Sonalysts Studios, Hellier, Ortronics and Pfizer. The Holiday Inn New London/Mystic offers what you need to stay connected during your stay in the Mystic region with free calls within the Continental US and free high-speed Internet access. After your busy day in Southeastern Connecticut, stay on track in our hotel's fitness center then relax and unwind in our heated indoor pool or hot tub. Make the Holiday Inn New London/Mystic your hotel of choice, the next time you visit the Southeastern CT area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion New London Hotel New London
- Holiday Inn New London
- New London Holiday Inn