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20 E Main St, Mystic, CT 06355-2646
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 13 hotels in Mystic
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Bicycle rental
Canoeing offsite
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
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Electric vehicle charging station
Paid private parking nearby
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Convenience store
Gift shop
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czb_JerseyShore wrote a review Aug 14
Sea Girt, New Jersey251 contributions108 helpful votes
The Whaler's Inn was a last minute booking for us. We enjoyed our one night stay as the hotel was conveniently located just over the drawbridge ... so adjacent to all of the prime restaurants and shopping in downtown Mystic. Our room (a queen in the Main Inn) was a walk-up (second floor), spacious, spotless and comfortable. Bonuses included free parking behind the hotel, chocolate chip cookies and coffee in the lobby and the on-site restaurant for a handy breakfast. All-in-all a great choice in the area and we would stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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ZenMom3 wrote a review Jan 2022
East Northport, New York5 contributions7 helpful votes
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Everything about The Whaler's Inn is excellent - from the modern nautical decor to the lovely gas fireplaces and whirlpool tubs in the Hoxie House - the rooms are spotless and beautifully decorated, with a great view of the Mystic drawbridge and village. The lobby is warm and inviting, and although it was a bit too cold to enjoy the Adirondack chairs on the porch this visit, we spent lots of time people-watching in those chairs over the summer! The staff is unfailingly polite, friendly and helpful, and we can't say enough wonderful things about the on-site restaurant, The Shipwright's Daughter! We had a nightcap there our first evening (the brut rosé is out of this world, and VERY hard to find... I've already tried!) and the desserts are like nothing we have ever experienced. We also had breakfast there the next morning (don't miss the chai spiced oatmeal!), and our anniversary celebration dinner that night. While all the servers are excellent and consummate professionals, we just adore Jacob, who we have met before on our previous trips. His knowledge, kindness and generosity is second-to-none. Thank you all for an amazing getaway - we'll be back again soon!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Hoxie House is perfect for a romantic getaway, and the corner rooms have great views!
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Responded Jan 6, 2022
Good Evening ZenMom3, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to share your fantastic feedback with us. We are ecstatic to see how much you enjoyed your Anniversary stay here at The Whaler's Inn! Hearing such a thorough, positive review from our valued guests means the world to us and is the epitome of why we do what we do. We have passed along your compliments to our awesome team at The Shipwright's Daughter and we are all so happy to hear that Jacob provided you with a top-notch experience. We cannot wait to see you again on your next trip to Mystic. Happy New Year to you and yours! Thank you, Madeline Baldwin Guest Relations Manager
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vegabay wrote a review Aug 8
Dunedin, Florida280 contributions94 helpful votes
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My husband and I stayed at the Whaler's Inn to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. It was our first time visiting Mystic, we are from Tampa, FL. I thought the location of the hotel really couldn't be beat, it was as close as you could get to all the shops and several very good places to eat. We had great meals at Engine Room, S & P Oyster Restaurant and Bar and at Red 36. We also used our credit through the hotel and had breakfast twice at the Shipwright's daughter restaurant and enjoyed the meal and had good service both times. Our room was in the Hoxie House and it looked as pictured on the website. I loved the air jet stream hot tub. It was very relaxing, worth the extra money for that room. I also enjoyed the fireplace. We had some cooler days in the morning and it was nice to be able to open the windows and get some fresh air. They had a lot of windows in the room. I think 4 of them. They were also great for just people watching down on the street. Bed was comfortable and everything was clean. Stairs up to the room weren't too bad, but if you have trouble with stairs, it may not work for you. Overall, I thought it was quiet being so near to the town. You did hear the bridge going up and down occasionally, but that didn't bother us. All the staff we came into contact with was friendly. I appreciated the water, coffee and cookies available in the lobby and it was a comfortable place to just sit down for a little bit before setting off into town. We had a great stay and I think this hotel is doing everything right! 5 well deserved stars!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Greetings vegabay, We appreciate you taking the time to share your thorough feedback with us. We are ecstatic to hear you had a wonderful Anniversary stay in one of our Hoxie House Deluxe guestrooms. We are grateful to have such a perfect location in downtown Mystic, and it makes us happy that it was convenient for your itinerary. We will pass on your compliments to our talented team at The Shipwright's Daughter, and we look forward to hosting you again on your next visit! Thank you, Madeline Baldwin Guest Relations Manager
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David S wrote a review Aug 5
10 contributions4 helpful votes
Staying once again at the Whaler's Inn - in the 1865 House - was a great experience, Though we prefer the more colonial feel of the "old" decor, The Inn did include some nods to the old in their more modern update of the rooms. The staff was friendly, the services (especially those DELICIOUS cookies) were much appreciated and the whole Inn was clean and orderly.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Great experience, a little pricey
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Responded 4 days ago
Greetings DavidLeaSyl, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed another stay and were able to indulge in the freshly baked cookies in our Lobby. Our team puts lots of heart and soul into the design, renovations, and improvements of our entire property while maintaining the historical, nautical charm. It makes us happy that you appreciated our decor. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Mystic! Thank you, Madeline Baldwin Guest Relations Manager
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ShortStack12 wrote a review Jul 2022
Hope, New Jersey432 contributions238 helpful votes
We stayed in a Hoxie House corner room with an entrance right off the lobby. The room was large, comfortable, airy and clean, with a fireplace (that we didn't use). The inn's lobby was similarly large and airy. The staff was professional and readily available. The Shipwrights Daughter restaurant (very, very good) was a few steps away. We spent two nights on our way to Cape Cod, and found it very easy to walk around Mystic from this location. If we ever stayed in Mystic again we wouldn't hesitate to stay at the Whaler's Inn again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded Jul 12, 2022
Greetings ShortStack12, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in one of our Hoxie House Deluxe guestrooms, and our dedicated staff offered you a warm welcome. We will pass your feedback on to our team at The Shipwright's Daughter, and we cannot wait to see you again on your next trip to magical Mystic! Thank you, Madeline Baldwin Guest Relations Manager
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y2000k wrote a review Jul 2022
Boston, Massachusetts292 contributions87 helpful votes
My son and I stayed here for 3 nights in the Stonington House. It is tucked away from Main Street so we had no issues with traffic noise. Noise from neighboring rooms is also minimal. We wanted to stay in town rather than those chain hotels up by the Aquarium. The room has tasteful decor, with a good-sized bathroom. There is a mini-fridge as well. Guests get dining credit at their restaurant on premise. We ate breakfasts there every morning and it was simply lovely. The food was fresh and delicious, waitstaff was very friendly. We absoluely love the location of the Inn. Mystic Seaport is a lovely 15-min stroll, and plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Summer evenings is lovely in Mystic and it's nice to be able to walk around town and not worry about traffic and parking. In terms of parking at the Inn, the immediate lot is on the small side, but they have a second lot in the street behind. We only found out about this after we couldn't find a spot in the main lot. Would be nice if we were informed at the beginning of our stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Stonington House is tucked away from Main Street, if you are sensitive to noise.
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Responded Jul 9, 2022
Greetings y2000k, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are thrilled to see that you and your son had a wonderful stay here at The Whaler's Inn and that our downtown location was perfect for your itinerary. We will certainly pass your compliments on to our talented team at The Shipwright's Daughter, and we cannot wait to see you again on your next trip to Mystic! Thank you, Madeline Baldwin Guest Relations Manager
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Nick wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My wife and I had to leave our honeymoon early due to a family emergency, but despite their policies, the Whaler's Inn gave us our money back for the second night and was so kind and understanding about our situation. But aside from that, the Whaler's Inn has the perfect location for anyone visiting Mystic, down the block from the historic downtown, with beautiful, clean rooms (big deal for me!) as well as great service and friendly staff! 10/10 would stay here if you are thinking of going to Mystic.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded Jun 11, 2022
Greetings nxu2022, We appreciate your feedback, and we are so glad that you were able to enjoy most of your Honeymoon here at The Whaler's Inn. However, we apologize that you had to leave early during such a special occasion. We truly hope you can stay with us again and take full advantage of a relaxing stay here in magical Mystic! Thank you, Madeline Baldwin Guest Relations Manager
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BostonJandP wrote a review Jun 2022
Beverly, Massachusetts168 contributions96 helpful votes
We had a great second floor room in the main inn which was exceptionally clean and very comfortable. The decor of the hotel is very traditional but very welcoming. The bed was very comfortable and overall the room was quiet. From the parking lot attendant to the front desk, everyone was very pleasant and accommodating. Was a pleasure to stay there and we will be back
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jun 7, 2022
Good Afternoon BostonJandP, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are delighted to see that you had a welcoming and comfortable experience here at The Whaler's Inn. We are grateful to have such hospitable, devoted staff and it makes us so happy to see that they enhanced your stay. We cannot wait to see you on your next trip to Mystic! Thank you, Madeline Baldwin Guest Relations Manager
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Mamakass22 wrote a review May 2022
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Had a lovely 4-day stay in Mystic to celebrate our 44th anniversary. The staff at the Inn were very gracious and accommodating. Our room was clean and airy, with comfy linens and a large walkin shower. We stayed in the 1865 House. Everything was within walking distance. Extra plus were the yummy homemade chocolate chip cookies in the lobby!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: While breakfast was ok in the Inn's restaurant, it did take a while to get a cup of coffee. When...
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Responded May 23, 2022
Good Evening Mamakass22, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are ecstatic to see that you had a wonderful 44th Anniversary stay here at The Whaler's Inn! It makes us so happy to hear that you enjoyed our 1865 House, our perfect location, and our daily fresh baked cookies. We are very grateful to have a team of dedicated, friendly staff and it's always nice reading that they provided our guests with a warm welcome. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to magical Mystic! Thank you, Madeline Baldwin Guest Relations Manager
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mmazz wrote a review May 2022
New Haven, Connecticut1 contribution
My family, including my husband, and two toddlers and I stayed at the whalers inn for two nights while visiting the aquarium and other Mystic attractions. We had a couple issues with our room but the staff was very apologetic and receptive in resolving. We also communicated our issues with the manager after our departure, who was extremely receptive to our feedback. The location is right in the heart of Mystic and the restaurant on premises is great. Overall, I do not believe our issues are a typical occurrence at the whalers inn, and with the staff being so receptive to our feedback, we would return in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded May 23, 2022
Good Evening Happiness13447015167, Thank you so much for sharing your honest feedback with us. We truly appreciate you bringing these things to our attention right away so that we were able to resolve them immediately. Every single detail of our guest's experience here at The Whaler's Inn is of the utmost importance to us, and we are always striving to improve. We look forward to being able to host you again in the future and provide you with a much more relaxing and accommodating experience. Thank you, Madeline Baldwin 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 (0.06 miles), Mystic Museum of Art (0.2 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 parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at The Whaler's Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Whaler's Inn?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Whaler's Inn?
Yes, free parking, paid private parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Whaler's Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Via Emilia, The Mariner, and Sift Bake Shop.
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), Stonington Lighthouse Museum (3.7 miles), and Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House (3.3 miles).
Does The Whaler's Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.