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“A storybook escape from everyday life!” 5 of 5 stars
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52 Main Street, Old Mystic, Groton, CT 06372-0733   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Old Mystic B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“A storybook escape from everyday life!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

My husband and I did hours of research when we first decided to visit Mystic for our "Grown Up Weekend Away." We debated back and forth between traditional B&Bs, "boutique" B&Bs and standard hotels, but The Old Mystic Inn kept drawing us back to their website. Turned out that my husband's parents had stayed there and since they couldn't say enough good things about it, we called that night and booked our stay. Upon our arrival, we were welcomed by Michael, the owner of the Inn. Warm and friendly, he immediately made us feel at home, and we enjoyed sharing many stories with him throughout our stay. All the rooms are named after historical authors, and we chose the Mark Twain room, which is located in the Carriage House behind the Main House. While not a historical building like the Main House is, it had been painstakingly decorated to evoke feelings of old world charm and history. The room itself (which has a private bathroom with whirlpool tub) was bright and airy, unbelievably clean, spacious and absolutely lovely, with a very comfortable queen pencil post canopy bed, Queen Anne chairs and decorations that really complement the Mark Twain theme. It really felt like home, especially after coming in from a long day of sightseeing around Mystic. Special little touches like a wine key and wine glasses, chocolates on the nightstand, and an assortment of local magazines and guides really completed the room. There aren't any televisions in the guest rooms, but the Main House, where all the common rooms are located, has a television in the Keeping Room. To be honest, we didn't miss it one bit - it was actually really nice to escape technology for a weekend and just enjoy each others company! If you do need to connect to the internet though, free wifi is provided in your room. Back at the Main House, Michael, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, prepares a mouthwatering breakfast every morning between 8:30am and 9:30am. He alternates between an egg dish and a bread dish daily. During our stay we had the stuffed french toast, herbed eggs over popovers, and pancakes, all of which were heavenly. Just as impressive as the taste was the care that Michael put into the presentation - every meal that came out of his kitchen was a masterpiece on a plate. If you find yourself hungry during the afternoon or evening, just head over to the kitchen where Michael provides a Keurig with an assortment of coffees, packets of teas and hot cocoas, microwave popcorn and our personal favorite, a selection of homemade goods - we couldn't get enough of the lemon cookies and brownies! As a whole, the Inn is absolutely charming and quaint, and we found ourselves exploring and enjoying all the indoor sights just as much as all of our other activities. If you're looking to relax outside, you can kick up your feet in the hammack under the trees, curl up with a good book in the gazebo, or just sit back with a cup of coffee (and some brownies!) at one of the tables located around the property. Between the chirping birds and rustling trees, melodic windchimes, and symphony of evening crickets, you can't help but feel all your stress melt away. We have already told my parents that they need to stay here, and we're currently planning our next trip to Mystic where we intend to stay at The Old Mystic Inn again!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

If any one is looking for a five star bed and breakfast in Mystic Connecticut the Old Mystic Inn is the place for you. Michael Cardillo, the innkeeper, made our stay more than comfortable. The rooms were clean and reminicent of the era. Michael is a self-sacrificing individual. He obviously loves what he does and it shows in everything he does for everybody,everyday. We own a Disney timeshare and we do not get the service that Michael gave us each day. John and Diana B

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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North of Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My husband and I went to the inn for an overnight last week. It was absolutely perfect. Michael was great. He met us upon our arrival, let us know where breakfast was served, where everything was that we may need in the main house and showed us the Mark Twain room which we had rented for the evening. The room was immaculate. The breakfast the next morning was so delicious and Michael stayed in the dining room for a bit to chit-chat which I thought was really nice of him. I can imagine he has lots to do to run the Inn. The location of the Inn is great. You do have to drive to get to downtown Mystic but it is a quick drive (5 minutes, tops) and you are in the midst of it. I rarely write reviews but I wanted to spread the good word about this Inn to make sure everyone knows how wonderful it is!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
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harveys lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We've been coming to the Inn four five years now. We make it a must to make several trips a year here. Its simply" UNBEATABLE". From the service to the Great hospitality! The food, the location, and atmosphere! Truly a home away from home!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

My husband and I were on a road trip exploring beautiful Mystic Conneticut. On our way back, we happen to pass by a beautiful B & B called the Old Mystic Inn. All you have to do is just look at it and you feel part of a history from the past. We were in awe at the beautiful home. The main house on the road is the original home dating back to the 1700's. There is also a newer home built in the eighty's (but in keeping with traditional room decor). We had a fantastic time. Michael the owner, was very gracious and made us feel very welcomed. He made us a fantastic breakfast in the morning (worth the trip alone). I would rate this B & B a "10" out of "10". Hope to return someday soon.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

The Old Mystic Inn in Old Mystic Ct is a historical building with the corresponding grace and charm of it's ower Michael.
He has owed the property for over a dozen years and you can feel how much he cares about his guests the moment you arrive.
We stayed in the Mark Twain room which is in the Carriage House and found the room to be extremely comfortable, well lit, and spotless. The appointments within the room added to the character and charm with nothing being left out. The little extras such as the fireplace, (works great), heater in the bathroom, jacuzzi, and even wine glasses with corkscrew were very welcome.
The Main house has the right appeal with the exceptionally prepared full course breakfast being a huge bonus.
Michael, (Culinary Institute of America trained) knows his way around the kitchen and each day can bring a new adventure in eating. He also was nice enought to bake additional goodies available throughout the day along with complimentary coffee, soda, and bottled water.
I would highly recommend the Old Mystic for any trip in the lower New England area and look foward to staying with Michael again in the near future.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

My husband and I spent our wedding night here on March 23, 2012, and we were beyond happy with the accomodations and wonderful hospitality of the Inn's owner Michael. We stayed in the Hawthorne Room which was both comfortable and beautifully decorated, and had a working fireplace which made the room even more special.

Michael made an amazing breakfast in the morning, and even worked flawlessly my need to stay gluten free. The dining room was lovely, and the food perfectly presented.
This is a "must stay" in the Mystic area, and is truly a "home away from home" in every sense!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Address: 52 Main Street, Old Mystic, Groton, CT 06372-0733
Location: United States > Connecticut > Groton > Old Mystic
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Old Mystic
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The main house of the inn was built in 1784 and is a blend of antiques and reproduction furnishings. The carriage house was built in 1988 and is a modern Victorian, with rooms decorated in a country cottage decor. All eight rooms are named for a New England author. Queen sized beds, fireplaces, whirpool tubs. A Hearty country breakfast is prepared each morning by chef and owner Michael Cardillo. ... more   less 
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