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Review of Howard Johnson Inn Mystic

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Howard Johnson Inn Mystic
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Mystic
New York City, New York
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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“What a great hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2011

The room was spotless. The front desk staff were great. The location is right in the middle of all the attractions, The pool is open late so the kids can wind down after a long day. A great value.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lise B
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terconn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Mystic, responded to this review, August 24, 2011
what a great review, thank you so much it always makes us Happy to hear that we have made a guest stay a good one.
we look forward to your next visit because Happy is what we do
Terry
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Quincy, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2011

I went there with my family because we wanted to go to the aquarium. we stay for 3 days and 2 nights. the second day, we went out and saw that our door was left open by one of the housekeepers. The lady at the front desk gave us $100 off of our bill. Overall I would recommend it to anyone. The pool is also very nice. But be sure to be prepared beacse the water is cold! But if you dont like very soft pillows, bring your own!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kaylynn143
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terconn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Mystic, responded to this review, August 24, 2011
Hello and thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us, I am very happy that with the problem you has here we were able to make your stay a good one.. we do keep the pool at 80 degrees but with the constant use when we are busy maybe adding the water during the day cooled the water a bit when you were here. I do look forward to your next visit
thanks
Terry
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Staten Island, New York
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47 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2011

The location of the motel is right off the highway. Felt it was very easy to get to Mystic attractions, Rhode Island beaches and Foxwoods. Room was clean and large. Bathrooms/tub could have been updated. Needed extra towel and pillows and the front desk was friendly and helpful. Would stat again.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SI_Mom_Opinion
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terconn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Mystic, responded to this review, August 16, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay with us was, it is always great to hear that you had a good time and that we were able to accomodate your needs. Since we are in the heart of Mystic it is nice to let our guests know that many places are within a short walk, the Olde Mistick Village, the Mystic Aquarium and the Mystic Seaport.
this has been a great summer for the beach and with Rhode Island just 20 minutes away we are glad you had the chance to enjoy it.
we are always renovating and the bathrooms are high on the list
looking forward to your next visit
Terry Connors
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Albany, New York
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2011

We booked a last-minute trip to Mystic after our camping plans were "rained out." I booked online. Considering this area seems to be all about bilking tourists to the extreme, I suppose we paid a fair price for what we got. The room/hotel was a bit outdated, but clean and okay as a "home-base." I did not like how the ground floor rooms had "walk-up" patios....just seemed unsafe to me....but, I guess that's why there was a safe in the room.....No continental breakfast, nice lobby, bad coffee...staff seemed nice enough and helpful. Our son enjoyed the pool - probably keeping the people in the last review up to all hours (if so, we apologize). The pool area was nice and clean.
Overall, we ended up checking out early and heading home....think we were just tired of being fleeced by the whole "scene" over there (the Mystic/RI area in general - $30 for beach parking, $8 for a hot dog, $7 ice cream cones, etc, etc.). Just gets old after a while. Everything - rooms, attractions, food - comes at a gross premium in this location...yeah, I know you expect to pay when on vacation...but this area was a bit absurd! I suppose we got a good deal on this room for the location, but I'd never pay the price we paid for this place anywhere else...not for what it was.
Guess it could have been worse - we could have been staying at the Econo Lodge across the street....which looked like a seedy dump! If you can get a room, the Holiday Inn Express across the street looked new and nice....

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank blb724
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terconn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Mystic, responded to this review, August 10, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us, We are glad that the rooms were clean and comfortable we are constantly updating the rooms Please note the patio doors on the ground floor are very secure. Sounds like your son had a great time in the pool and we do hope if you are in the area that you would give us another try
thanks
Terry Connors
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Yonkers, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

i booked a rooom for 2 nights based on reviews from this sight. The room had a bit of a smell when you first entered. The bathroom is in need of a complete remodeling. the shower/tub/tiles were very worn and had patches in numerous places where it had tried to be fixed, The towels aside from being small were rough and had yellow stains on them. i usually always briing my own shampoo/ conditoner, however i forgot my conditioner and there was none provided, so i went out and bought a bottle. i also found a small dead winged bug on one of the bed pillows. Our room was at the end of the hallway, next to the room was a set of doors that led to the area were vending machines and pool entrance were located. all night i heard the door slamming constantly as well as time spend in the room was very noisy do to this location. overall im not sure if its the entire hotel or mayb just the room we had, but i will not stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank victoria b
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terconn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Mystic, responded to this review, August 9, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay with us, I do apologize that it was less than perfect. We work hard to show our guest a clean and comfortable room and we failed to do that with you, We are constantly updating our rooms and redoing some of the bathrooms is on the list for this year. I am sorry that the room was noisy. We do not put conditioner in the room but we do have amenities at the front desk availaable 24 hours a day free of charge. It is our hope that you would give us another chance to show you that we can do better.
Terry Connors
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New Milford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2011

We were at Howard Johnsons Mystic for a family vacation. When I booked the reservation online I added in the comments for a crib.... I wasn't sure if they were a hotel that provided cribs or not. I had planned to ask at the desk when we checked in and forgot BUT, the crib in was in the room and set up... for me that was a great start to our mini 3 day vacation. The rooms was clean and smelled good. The rooms are spacious (and with an infant there was a lot of extra "baggage"!) I know some people commented that the beds were too soft but, I found the beds and pillows to be perfect. We were in an even numbered room and when the sliding glass door was open the traffic noises were loud. Once the doors were shut and the air was on, I didn't even hear the outside noises anymore. I suppose for some it could be bothersome. If you're a light sleeper, get an odd number room! The desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The pool was warm and enjoyable. The location was perfect... across from Mystic Village (lots of great shopping) We also went ot Essex (25 minute ride) and rode the steam train and riverboat ride! I recommend that to family's traveling! Lots to do in the area! The equinox diner (next door) has some good breakfast with LARGE portions!! I would definatley recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in the mystic area!! Great vacation! Thanks, HoJo's!!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DebKreinus
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terconn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Mystic, responded to this review, August 8, 2011
Since Happiness is our business it is so nice to see that we did our job. we work every day to make our guests stay their best stay.
it is great to see you offer suggestions and tips it helps us know what we can do to improve your stay. and it helps the future guest to know the right questions to ask us
we are looking forward to your next visit with us
thanks again
Terry Connors
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2011

We were keen to check out Mystic on our way through to Boston and chose to stop off here. The location is pretty good, right off 95 and across from the Mystic Village. It's also within walking distance (15-20 mins) of the Seaport though Mystic town was a little further and more like a drive. The hotel itself seemed a little dated but the friendly staff and overall amenities certainly made up for it. The indoor pool was fun and there's a little outdoor balcony for sunning yourself. Good family spot that we would choose again.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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terconn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Mystic, responded to this review, August 2, 2011
Hello and thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay, Every time we can make a guests stay a good one shows us that we have done our job.
We look forward to seeing you again
Terry Connors
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Property: Howard Johnson Inn Mystic
Address: 253 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-1962
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Mystic
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Mystic
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn Mystic 2*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coming to Mystic, Connecticut? We have four words for you: go happy. Go hojo. Located only minutes away from the best attractions in Mystic (Exit 90 off I-95). Spacious rooms with all the amenities to make you feel at home during your travels: wireless high-speed internet, in-room safes, in-room coffee makers, hairdryers, refrigerators and microwaves. And let's not forget the indoor heated pool! Fitness Center. All you have to do is picked either one king size or two queen size beds. But why stay in your room when you're at Mystic Hojo? - Mystic is located only minutes away from some of the destinations best attractions: Olde Mistick Village (just across the street!), Mystic Seaport ( 1/2 mile) Mystic Aquarium ( 5 minute walk), Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (10 minutes away) and more. In fact, many of our hotel packages include free tickets to some of these venues. And stay in touch with Hojo - Mystic year-round by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter! ... more   less 
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