Just returned from a weekend getaway at the Whaler's Inn. The first night we stayed in the Hoxie House in a beautiful King room with a fireplace, lovely, large bathroom equipped with a sizeable tub with jets. Our room was located on the top floor which had great views of the river and downtown Mystic. The room was clean and well equipped, but no small fridge or Ipod dock, but there is access to ice on the floor below and a radio and TV in the room. The set up of the rooms in this building are more like a traditional hotel. 4 or 5 floors with a hallway of rooms. No elevator that we could see just stairs.
Our second night we moved to the 1865 House and stayed in the Morgan Suite which is located on the first floor of the house and is street level. There are large floor to ceiling windows lining the front of the suite in the living area. You are able to block out the light and gain privacy by closing the blinds and the automatic curtains. There is also another floor to ceiling window on the side of the living area, also ground level, that looks out to the parking lot and across to the lobby of the main building. There are additional smaller windows on the same side of the room right next to the bed ground level, bordering the parking lot. There is constant car traffic on the main street in front of the room and foot and car traffic entering and exiting the parking lot on the side of the room which is right next to the bed. Even though the room decor was quite charming, the bath was very tiny and is located right next to the bed, which limits bathroom privacy. If you don't mind staying on the ground level and noise above, this room is nice, but be aware that you are right on the street and in the parking lot when you stay in this room. There is a flat screen TV which you can watch from the bed or the living space. The closet is very tiny, but there is a dresser for clothing storage if that is important to you.
The breakfast was wonderful and the staff was very accommodating. After departing we realized we left something in the room, called and they mailed it directly to us at home without charge.
There is also ample parking the in main lot with an overflow lot directly across the street. The restaurant Bravo, Bravo located in the hotel was also excellent.
We would definitely return, but I think I would make sure that our entire stay was in the Hoxie House.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Whaler`s Hotel Mystic