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“More like a motel”
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The Whaler's Inn
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Mystic
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“More like a motel”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Very large room with noisy air con unit. However for a one night stay it was OK. Free wifi in room was a plus and an in room coffee maker[which I adapted to take tea bags!]. Continental breakfast included and a bistro on the premises if you arrive late and can't be bothered to go out.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2012

We just stayed there 10/13 and 10/14. The room was stunning and spotlessly clean with all amenities you can imagine! We had a Jacuzzi suite and it was well worth the added cost. The room had a warm fireplace and beautiful linens with bathrobes and thick white towels. The room was completely modern with a perfect view of the draw bridge. The breakfast was more than we expected and the staff was very gracious. We will definitely recommend this Inn. Connecticut is beautiful as are all the New England States, I am impressed with the attention to recycling and the condition of the infrastructure! Your tax dollars are working for you Connecticut!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pune, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Situated in the heart of Mystic Town and away from the tourist attraction of Mystic Village and shops, we were pleased to find a midweek special rate on the Internet. Our room 31 in the main building was large with a Queen bed and a flat TV, a large bathroom with a massage shower. The inn has attached to it a very cozy restaurant bravo bravo managed by a 3 rd party. We stuck to a series of appetisers and the Shiitake and Button Mushroom Bruschetta was out of this world. We also had burratta and tomatoes in a garlic balsamic dressing. The bartender is skilled and he came out to meet us at the table and even concocted a French Kiss martini in a tall glass. The place is very lively and probably has the best cocktails in Mystic- I would recommend this place as a great value for money.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Hopatcong, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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83 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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
7 hotel reviews
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.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washingtonville, New York
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90 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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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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