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The Whaler's Inn
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Mystic
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Hopatcong, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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“Ultra Convenient and Friendly!”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in downtown Mystic, the Whaler's Inn is a great choice. Our room was quiet and cozy, very clean, and located just a few steps from the main drag. Our young daughter loved being able to see the drawbridge open and close, and we could quickly step out for a meal (two blocks from the fabulous Mystic Pizza) or a coffee. The breakfast included was good and substantial, and the staff extremely friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We had a beautiful, clean and updated room in this conveniently located Inn. You can walk
everywhere in this lovely, historic town! The room was lovely, updated and quiet and the
bath also very nice.
We would welcome another stay there!

Room Tip: We stayed in the separate, air-conditioned bldg. on the 3rd floor, advised by reservations that thi...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Stayed at The Whalers Inn Mystic for only one night sadly enroute to New York, it was located on a main road in a large house that was appropriate to the area. The rooms were clean and confortable with all the amenities that you would require.The staff were very friendly and helpful and considering it was quite busy checking people in when we arrived they handled everyboby politely and professional.Situated in the centre of Mystic close to the tow bridge and amoung the shops and fine restaurants.

Room Tip: Cannot fault our room which was at the front of the house and looking out onto the main street,with...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washingtonville, New York
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Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

This was our second stay at the whalers inn. The first stay was in the hoxie house with a larger living room area and whirlpool bath; room was great. This stay was in their more popular queen room in the main building #30 and it is just as the website shows. No problems, real nice room. TV has been upgraded to a flat screen since the last picture was taken! Very nice. One thing I would like to see in the rooms that others have stated as well ... Is a mini refrigerator. Other than that I would stay here again and again. You also can't beat the location!

  • Stayed September 2012
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New York, NY
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Whaler's in is so pretty from the outside, has such a lovely and welcoming staff, and is so well located to downtown Mystic, but the rooms were underwhelming. They felt like upscale motel rooms (the bathroom especially, with a pump dispenser in the shower and motel-like soaps). They were poorly lit, so when we wanted privacy and closed the curtains, it was somewhat depressing to be in the room during the day. Better lighting, fancier soaps (or no soaps at all), toning down the floral rooms, and white adirondack chairs (to replace the green plastic chairs on the pretty landings) would do wonders for this inn with so much potential!

Room Tip: I preferred the rooms without the floral... Felt cleaner and more updated.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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whalersinn, Guest Relations Manager at The Whaler's Inn, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
I wanted to take a moment and thank you for taking the time to review the Inn. I was very happy to hear the staff was "lovely and welcoming." We do pride ourselves on providing superior customer service. I welcome your suggestions and encourage guest feedback. They inn has been making improvements throughout the year and will continue through the winter season. Your suggestions will definitely be discussed and considered. Thank you again!
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Syracuse, New York, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Stayed 2 nights on the 2nd floor.
The staff was ok, the room breakfast, and parking were ok.

The shower stall was about 30 inches each side -- do not drop your soap!!
Could have used more water pressure.

Good central location for Mystic area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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whalersinn, Guest Relations Manager at The Whaler's Inn, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Our sincere apologies that you found your room's shower stall to be uncomfortably small. Due to the historical nature of our building (c.1910), the architecture restricts the bathroom size for some of our guest rooms. We do hope in a future visit to Mystic, you will return to the Whaler's Inn and try one of our many rooms that have tub/shower combination or whirlpool tub. Please feel free to request one of these particular rooms when booking. Hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Granville, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed two nights at The Whaler's Inn (Thursday & Friday). Our 3rd floor room in The Hoxie House was very nice and comfortable. The jacuzzi tub was fantastic, and I'm not someone who normally takes baths. Plenty of hot water and nice and roomy. The Taste of Mystic was going on Friday and the hotel location couldn't have been better. We walked a lot and only drove to the Aquarium because I recently had foot surgery and didn't want to over do it. There are no elevators so pack light - or bring a strong person along to carry your bags!

Room Tip: The deluxe king rooms in the Hoxie House have nice jacuzzi tubs.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Whaler's Inn
Address: 20 E Main St, Mystic, CT 06355-2646
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Mystic
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Mystic
#3 Business Hotel in Mystic
#4 Family Hotel in Mystic
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Whaler's Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Noted for having the best location in town, The Whaler's Inn is a charming historic hotel situated in the heart of Downtown Mystic. 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 around the corner. Comprised of five buildings, the hotel offers newly renovated rooms in the Main Inn and the Noank House, along with luxury guest rooms in the Hoxie House which feature fireplaces, whirlpool 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 and 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. ... more   less 
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