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20 E Main St, Mystic, CT 06355-2646
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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 13 hotels in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence
Noted for having the best location in Mystic, The Whaler's Inn is a charming boutique hotel situated in the heart of Downtown. The Bascule Bridge, specialty shops, historic homes, fine restaurants, and lively pubs are just steps away! In addition, the world famous Mystic Seaport Museum of America and the Sea as well as the Mystic Aquarium are just a short distance from the central location. Comprised of five buildings, the hotel offers newly renovated rooms over much of the complex, including deluxe accomodations in the Hoxie House featuring fireplaces, air-jet soaking tubs and views of the Mystic River - perfect for a romantic weekend away. The Inn also features family-friendly suites that offer bunkbeds for the kids as well as conference space for our business travelers. Centrally located 2-miles from I-95 and within walking distance of Amtrak, The Whaler's Inn is easily accessible from both Boston and New York City and is an ideal New England escape.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Taxi service
Fax / photocopying
Electric vehicle charging station
Paid private parking nearby
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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The Whaler's Inn is located downtown just steps from the bridge, excellent restaurants, and interesting shopping. We came to the charming town of Mystic to see the excellent Turner exhibit at the Mystic Maritime Museum. The exhibit did not disappoint, and neither did the Whaler's Inn. While we drove to the museum and other sights, it was enjoyable to be able to walk to some of our chosen restaurants and shops. (Bravo is across the street, and The Mariner is two short blocks away.) Our room was tastefully nautically themed with a gas fireplace which was nice with chilly temps.The bed (mattress, sheets, and pillows) was very very comfortable.The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Our room in the Hoxie House afforded a view of the river and bridge.The lobby was also a pleasant place to enjoy coffee and the view. Thank you to everyone at The Whaler's Inn for a most enjoyable stay. We will definitely return.
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Response from The Whaler's I, Guest Relations Manager at The Whaler's Inn
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Greetings Elizabeth, I am so glad to see that you enjoyed your recent visit to our Inn! Our Hoxie House rooms are my favorite and I am so thrilled to see that you enjoyed them. Our staff strives to make each guests experience one of a kind! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I hope you will be able to join us again on your next trip to Mystic. Sincerely, Kari Schoonman Guest Relations Manager
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Hotel's Favorite
The Whaler's Inn is a top-notch establishment. To begin with, the staff is phenomenal. We really wanted to see the draw bridge in action, and a guy from the front desk, so sorry I didn't get his name, went to every extreme to try to find out if it was going to be working the morning we were there. He also gave us personalized information on the town, helping us chose what to do with the short time we had! Our spacious, beautiful room was in the Hoxie House with a view of the drawbridge. The costal decor is so pleasing and every last detail of the decorating is nautical and on point. Our bathroom was grand with a large bathtub. The fireplace(!) is such a nice addition. Shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotion all had a lovely, invigorating scent which even my husband liked! Breakfast is provided at a lovely little restaurant called Grass and Bone. We bought two of their loaves of breakfast bread we liked so much! Delicious. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to all!
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Response from WhalersInnMystic, General Manager at The Whaler's Inn
Responded Nov 6, 2019
Greetings KassieKehl, Thank you so much for visiting us! Your kind words mean a lot and I look forward to sharing your comments with our team. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your recent visit and hope you will be able to visit us again on your next trip to Mystic! Thank you! Warm regards, Amanda A. President
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Whaler's Inn deserves really high marks. Only downside, it's a bit expensive. But if you want really nice in a great location, you can't do better. The inn is spread across several old buildings just across from the river and the drawbridge. Some rooms have views. The decor is noveau-1830s plush, and nicely done. The bed was superb. Staff are helpful and friendly. Parking is on-site at no extra charge (which is as things should be, but not always the case.) An on-site restaurant is in process and currently they provide chits for a (very) basic / limited breakfast at a somewhat quirky place on the corner. (Food there is good.) Access to central Mystic is immediate -- out the door and across the bridge to cutesy shopping and some decent restaurants. Seaport Museum is maybe a half mile away. Bottom line, not cheap, but you get all the quality you'd expect for the price.
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Response from The Whaler's I, Guest Relations Manager at The Whaler's Inn
Responded Feb 22, 2020
Greetings Joe O, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and our quaint little town. I will pass the compliment on our service to my front desk staff. I hope you are able to stay with us again once our new restaurant opens in late spring. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Kari Schoonman Guets Relations Manager
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I came with my wife and two year old and we had a great time. Great location...walking distance to many restaurants and shops. Room was very clean. Everyone at the front desk was extremely helpful. Would stay here again.
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Response from The Whaler's I, Guest Relations Manager at The Whaler's Inn
Responded Feb 22, 2020
Greetings michaelcB6014WW, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am delighted that you had a great time during your stay. Our front desk staff strives to help make each and every guests experience one of a kind. I hope you are able to stay with us again in the near future. Sincerely, Kari Schoonman Guest Relations Manager
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Agree with many of the 5 star reviews. Staff helpful and kind. Decor is contemporary and pleasing. Location is great and for 24 hours we never got in our car and walked to the museum, downtown shops,dinner at the Oyster Club which was excellent and breakfast at Sift which was also excellent. Bed is comfortable. And place is clean. The reason it’s average is because to me it feels like an upscale motel. Don’t know how I forgot to ask for a top floor room. Most buildings all seem two story. In Stonington building we were on bottom floor. Could hear the conversation, the walking above us and it was thunder loud when people came down the stairs. If you’re a sound sleeper than you’ll love this place no matter where you end up. But being on bottom floor was disappointing.
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Response from The Whaler's I, Guest Relations Manager at The Whaler's Inn
Responded Feb 16, 2020
Greetings dabuddy, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our quaint little town. I apologize that your experience was not satisfactory due to the noise above you. May I suggest the next time you visit to book in our Hoxie House on the 3rd floor. This building is located above our lobby and is a quieter area on our property. Please call us directly to book so we can accommodate your needs. I hope that you are able to stay with us again in the near future. Thank You, Kari Schoonman Guest Relations Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Whaler's Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Whaler's Inn?
Nearby attractions include Historic Downtown Mystic (0.05 miles), Tidal River Clothing Co. (0.1 miles), and The Spice & Tea Exchange (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Whaler's Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Whaler's Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Whaler's Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Whaler's Inn?
Yes, free parking and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Whaler's Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mariner, Sift Bake Shop, and Oyster Club.
Is The Whaler's Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Mystic.
Are there any historical sites close to The Whaler's Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Olde Mistick Village (1.4 miles), The Stonington Lighthouse Museum (3.7 miles), and Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House Museum (3.3 miles).
Does The Whaler's Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.