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15 Elm St, Mystic, CT 06355-2400
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#9 of 13 hotels in Mystic
Location
4.8
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4.8
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4.5
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3.8
Rooms start at $350 per night and we also have several beautiful suites! Commanding views of the town and river, Spicer Mansion has been a fixture in historic Mystic, Connecticut since 1853. Originally owned by renowned sea captain and benefactor Elihu Spicer, the Mansion pays homage to the Gilded Age of refined hospitality, offering world-class cuisine, white-glove service and luxurious amenities.
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Mary Carol W wrote a review Oct 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is beautifully restored and very clean. The dining room and dining room staff leaves much to be desired and the food was lousy. And although they advertise it being a Relais en Château which they are not.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kathleen E wrote a review Oct 2022
West Seneca, New York14 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a beautifully restored 19th century mansion, and I so really wanted to love it. We stayed a few nights in October. Be aware that there is no elevator. On day 2, I noticed a huge sign on the fence in front of the property (not immediately seen by guests) stating that it will be auctioned on 10/12/22 due to foreclosure! After some googling, you will find some interesting info on the owner. When we entered our room for the first time, I noticed a distinct "puppy pee pad" odor, so I'm guessing our room was a dog friendly room previously. Obviously, the new owners will need to steam clean and deodorize the rugs! Breakfast each morning was the same: quiche, yogurt with some berries, and cereal. No juice. Water with lemon was available. The coffee, however, was excellent, because it was French pressed. It's too bad no one noticed how quickly the coffee pots got emptied and needed refilling often. The room rate appears very reasonable, until you tack on the "resort fee". That fee is supposedly for wifi, gym access, and staff gratuities. I'm wondering if the staff received the gratuities... (Check out their reviews on Indeed.) As far as amenities, there is no fridge, microwave, or coffee maker in the room. And no "outside food or drink" is allowed, because "they'd have to charge a corkage fee." So you can't keep leftovers or anything that needs refrigeration in the room, let alone enjoy your first morning cup of coffee. Oh, and not even bottled water was included in the rooms; there's a charge for that. The king bed was comfortable, the trek up to the widow's walk (4th floor) was worth every step because of the view. There was even soft Kleenex and TP! Please read all reviews before booking this property. Mystic is a lovely little town, and I'm hoping the new owners of the Spicer Mansion do it right.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Soizic84 wrote a review Oct 2022
New York City, New York10 contributions2 helpful votes
Beware of this place!!! It is a beautiful building and the renovations are lovely. When they are there, the staff is wonderful. But - the mansion is being foreclosed on and there is no one staffing the hotel from 10 pm to 7 am and all the doors are left unlocked!!!! When I complained to the woman at the front desk and told her we locked all the doors when we went to bed, she was shocked. "You locked the doors?? We never lock te doors." You will also get charged a $78 a night resort fee even though there is inadequate staff and they give you bad coffee and cereal for breakfast. What's weirder about that is there is a griddle and it is turned on. The restaurant is not open 7 days per week, it not Michelin starred, and this is not a Relais & Chateau hotel. The hotel's owner is in trouble with the town on Mystic because the zoning laws do not permit restaurants or bars in residential areas. Read about Brian Gates, the owner, before you book. We should have suspected as much when we arrived and saw the "Foreclosure Auction" sign.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure the hotel is not in foreclosure, that staff will be on the premises 24/7.
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Navigator748847 wrote a review Oct 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We book one night in a double room through Hotels.com. Reservation was paid in full in advance and covers occupancy for three adults & 1 minor in one double bed and a sleep sofa (clearly stated in the reservation). At check in at front desk they made the usual charge in my card "for incidentals". After our night there when checking out (at.10.00am) only the cleaning lady was there and they didn't gave us any receipt or invoice for our stay. Some days later I realized that Spicer (Cheating) Mansion hasn't release a charge of 218$ made at check in. No incidental no amount were pending on my side when we left the hotel. It took me 5 mails and 6 phone unattended calls to one Mr. Julien Holme (alegedly the manager) to finally receive a mail enclosing the "reservation policy" as only explanation. Needless to say, they never paid back the undue charged 218$. If you plan to go there, be ready to be cheated with your card and receive no explaination for such misbehave. Terrible experience as customer.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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jessiejane772016 wrote a review Sep 2022
Scranton, Pennsylvania9 contributions3 helpful votes
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The pictures were great and the price was right. Even with the resort fee, it was still cheaper than most. I don't even care about the subpar breakfast and the non existent luxuries. I stay for the shower and bed and those were the worst parts. On our first night, the shower would not shut off, so the water to our room was turned off completely. There were no other vacancies for the night, so we had to ask for bottles of water to brush our teeth. We were also told to call the front desk to turn the water back on when needed, yet no one answered the front desk when we called the next morning. That wasn't even the worst part. We weren't given washcloths the first 2 days because they were ALL in the wash. Every towel and the sheets had large holes in them as well as stains. The mirror was hanging off the wall. The lamp had no switch on it and another lamp had a strobe bulb in it. The furniture was old and mismatched. The whole experience was just bizzare.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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larry wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions6 helpful votes
Spicer Mansion Disappointing This is a beautiful property in Mystic CT. However, the service and staff and amenities really terrible. Definitely do not stay there. We googled them after the stay and learned that they went into bankruptcy in May 2022. We stayed there July 5 2022. They acted like a bunch of amateurs knew nothing about the Hospitality industry. 1. The reception was unexpectedly bad. No welcome greeting. Just a gruff “what is your name”, same on the departure. They don’t seem to know that they are in the hospitality industry and that hotel guests should be treated as if they were friends and family. But here is the real issue. They did not tell us ahead of time of a $70 resort fee. This was a surprise at check in. This is NOT a resort nor is it a hotel it really is just a bed and breakfast. Buyer be aware. 2. The breakfast was included in the rate. However The breakfast was cereal, yogurt, some berries. We expected a hot breakfast, eggs and appropriate protein. Disappointing 3. No bottled water in the rooms. We had to ask them to bring us water and then they charged us for it ! No turn down service. They had a cabinet in the common area where you could make yourself a drink at the end of the evening. There was a sign on top of the cabinet inviting you to do so. OK we wanted to give it a try. Open up the cabinet doors, there were glasses but no liquor or mixers or anything. Yet They charged us a resort fee. 4. They claimed that they provided a very upscale dining experience. We stayed there partly for that reason. There was no dining experience available ! 5. The mansion was not full. We had asked for a room on the back of the building that had a small balcony. It would be available fif we were willing to pay $100 up charge. Most places if they’re not full often provide and upgrade if it’s available. Not here, it cost 100 bucks. I guess they really don’t want us to come back. Forget what they tell you on the phone, or what’s on their website. Apparently others have enjoyed this place. We travel a lot. We would not recommend it to anyone !
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JensenNashville wrote a review Jun 2022
Nashville17 contributions28 helpful votes
I can highly recommend the Spicer Mansion! Our stay was wonderful, the staff accommodating, and we had a delicious dinner at the Spicer Mansion with friends. We will definitely be back when in the Mystic, CT area.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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LSP_NewYork_NY wrote a review May 2022
New York, New York6 contributions12 helpful votes
It was a pleasure staying at Spicer Mansion. The building is magnificent worth many original details. We had a moderate priced room which was very roomy with a separate setting area, balcony and beautiful large and well appointed bathroom. The room was very clean and inviting. What made our stay memorable was the attentive staff and management, especially Victoria, who made us feel like special guests even before we arrived. Manager Julien was accommodating and welcoming. The restaurant is beautiful and chef a master at creative, delicious cuisine. We were made at home very quickly and for such a short stay. I
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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FoodieMama wrote a review Feb 2022
St. Croix95 contributions31 helpful votes
The Spicer Mansion has a great History and is a beautiful building that has been renovated to the highest standards. There were some very disappointing areas that I shall address. First they charge you and additional $68.00 a day for the resort fee which includes beach towels, shuttle to the Beach, bicycles, breakfast, WIFI, coffee, tea all day, room cleaning , etc. We stayed in the dead of winter and still had to pay for the summer amenities. I asked for a refund and was laughed at by the owner. Our room was dirty, black hairs in the bathroom and what looked like poop smears in the shower that did not drain so we stood in a pool of fetid water even after reporting this to the staff. Our room was never cleaned while we were there. I let the owner know we were checking out at 8:30 am so we would like breakfast around 7:45, he preps the breakfast area and didn't arrive until 8:00 needless to say we had no breakfast. There was not a cup of coffee or tea to be found the entire time we stayed there, even though they advertise that it is available 24 hours. This is a poor excuse for a Hotel and I will not be going back , such lack of compassion.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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RubyCrowned1 wrote a review Dec 2021
Toms River41 contributions19 helpful votes
Disgusting. Upon checking into our room we immediately noticed how filthy the room was. Thick layers of dust covered everything. Coffee stain down the wall, baseboard to carpet. The bedspread had black stains all over. However, the worst of it was when we folded the bedspread back and saw the sheets were disgusting and had bodily fluid and pubic hairs on them. We left 10 minutes after checking in. We notified the property after we left of why we left and were told we would receive a full refund. Looks like they are just told to say this repeatedly and never actually do it. Seeing the property is now in foreclosure makes a lot of sense. It should not even be open for business.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Avoid this place. Zero house keeping. They take your money and run.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spicer Mansion
Which popular attractions are close to Spicer Mansion?
Nearby attractions include Mystic River Bascule Bridge (0.2 miles), Mystic Museum of Art (0.2 miles), and Tidal River Clothing Co. (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Spicer Mansion?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Spicer Mansion?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Spicer Mansion?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Spicer Mansion?
Conveniently located restaurants include Via Emilia, The Mariner, and Sift Bake Shop.
Is Spicer Mansion located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Mystic.
Are pets allowed at Spicer Mansion?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Spicer Mansion?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Olde Mistick Village (1.7 miles), Stonington Lighthouse Museum (4.1 miles), and Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House (3.6 miles).