We just returned from a one night stay at the Mystic Hilton. This is definitely the best choice for a hotel in that town. The location is great, directly across the street from the aquarium and the Old Mystick Village shops. It's only about a 5 minute drive to Mystic Seaport. The hotel itself is a basic, but nice brick building.
We checked in around 5:00, and had no problems. The front desk staff wasn't the friendliest I've encountered, but was very efficient and informative. When you walk in, there is a glass-enclosed courtyard straight ahead with a large sculpture of whales in it. The main lobby area is to the left, and was pleasantly decorated with a bunch of seating areas.
We booked a2 double bed executive room, but this hotel doesn't offer the executive club lounge with breakfast and concierge service that most Hiltons do. However, we knew this before arrival, as it was clearly stated when we made the choice online. The room was on the fourth floor (438). It was a pretty far walk from the elevator, as there is only one set of elevators, and the hotel is in a large U shape. The room was very large and beautifully decorated. It was extremely clean, and had obviously been recently renovated. There was even a large open entrance area when you walk in. Everything was decorated in red and gold, and was very tasteful. The beds were some of the most comfortable I've ever had in a hotel! There was a large TV , and a great desk area with a very comfortable chair. Our view wasn't amazing, of the courtyard outside the indoor pool, but I don't think any rooms in this hotel have a "great" view. The bathroom was on the small side, but had nice tile and granite countertops. Again, you could tell everything was new. The only thing that needed repair was the carpet, which had some dirty spots.
I don't know if the executive room itself was any different than a normal room, but it was exceptionally decorated and quite large. The only extra amenities it offered were free bottled water, robes, and better bathroom amenities.
We didn't use the pool or fitness center, but the pool looked like a decent sized normal indoor pool. There was a Foxwoods casino shuttle that ran throughout the night, but we chose to drive to avoid being stuck there longer than we wanted. It's only about a 15-20 minute drive from Mystic.
We chose to eat at the Mooring Restaurant for breakfast the next morning. It was quite good. The restaurant is pleasantly decorated in a nautical theme, but isn't very popular. We were the only family there when we went, but some people came later on. We all had the buffet except my son, which was ok, but not the best I've ever had at a hotel. There was an omelette station, cold cereals, fruit, and pastries, and some hot items like sausage, bacon, and potatoes. My son ordered off the menu and got the caramel apple french toast. It looked and tasted great. It was french toast with small pieces of cut-up caramelized apple on it. The restaurant is pricey, but convenient if you are staying at the hotel. We didn't see many other breakfast options in the area, so we chose that.
All in all, we had a very good stay at the Hilton Mystic. If I was returning to Mystic we would definitely stay there. The only problem is that Mystic doesn't really offer enough attractions to make repeat trips very often.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Mystic, Connecticut, just one block from Interstate-95, Conveniently located for both corporate and leisure visitors alike. You'll appreciate the convenient location of our newly renovated Mystic, CT hotel as a coastal stopping point between New York City and Boston, MA, filled with historic charm of maritime New England. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Mystic Hotel Mystic
- Hilton Hotel Mystic
- Mystic Hilton Hotel