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Today we explored the south coast of Long Island all the way through the Hamptons to Montauk where one of the oldest lighthouses in America is. This one, at Montauk Point, was commissioned by George Washington, and is also where the famous slave ship Amistad came ashore and where Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders were quarantined after coming down with malaria. It's a pretty remote yet scenic place. The drive through West Hampton, East ...
... spraying in expanding foam into all the nooks and crannies. It's a tight space but we really don't want more visitors so worth it.
After spending ALL day Saturday we were not as far along packing as we had hoped. Our goal was to be ready to leave early Sunday morning. However, even after staying up late Saturday we needed most of Sunday morning to complete the pack out process.
By 11am we were ready to go! Niagara falls here we ...
So, like clockwork Kim went and got the rental car, texted me he was on his way back. Myself and bags ( no nasty comments please) waiting at the curb. Here's the important part of the story....GPS wouldn't work so kim googled a route that had NO TOLLS. Took us 45 min to get out of NYC and on our way north to Woodbury commons...200 designer discount stores. We walked around NOT IMPRESSED. Kim got ...
... before settling in for the evening.
Tomorrow I will reach good ole' Virginia. Home. After two weeks of wandering, the road will bring me right back where I began. It will be good to be home. In some ways I am a bit road weary. But I have enjoyed this time so very much....I can't remember when I have enjoyed anything so much.....that I am also sad to see it end. This has been a special trip not just because of the places I have been and the things I have ...
- Sun again today, 2 days in a row! Today we are going to visit the Mystic Seaport which is a museum of the shipping of the 1700's. we are then going to attend Bites of Mystic which is a food/entertainment festival down mainstreet. We finally hit the right day for some local flaire so excited about that!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Mystic
A good Priceline deal, don't pay the rack rate!
Priceline accepted a $53 bid for the night of 7/25/04. The ceiling was water stained and the carpet was soiled in spots. The property is definitely showing its age. Front desk staff weren't very hospitable.
The location of the hotel is convenient to the interstate highway. The Orbitz price on this room was $169 --- yikes!
Just came back from a quick get away with my two children ages 9,and 5 and found the Hiton to be a great hotel for families. Upon arrival my kids were given backpacks with very imformative info about the Mystic area. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and the pool area great.The staff was very helpful and cheery. I would stay there again in a minute.It is a hotel within walking distance of the major attractions Mystic has to offer.
I'd try another hotel next time.
We were very disappointed to find that the pool was closed for a 24 hr. period for mainenance. It was supposed to open the next morning at 6 AM and it didn't. I understand these things happen, and sometimes they have to close the pool but had I known it was going to be closed for our entire stay I would have stayed elsewhere. The lobby and the rooms at the hotel were nice. The staff wasn't particularly helpful or friendly. The location is O.K. but if I were returning to Mystic I'd find something in easy walking distance of downtown--and this isn't.
This hotel is located at x90 of I-90 and across street of Mystic Aquarium, so location wise it is great, but maybe because they are busy, the front desk people are not friendly at all. The attitude is like "we never have problem to have customers, so you got what you were given, not happy?! we have long line waiting for your spot ..."
Good location, needs a renovation
A few days before our departure, I managed to get a rate of 125 per night instead of 249 per night on Hilton's website. If I had paid 249 per night for this hotel, I would have been very disappointed. Our room was similar to an old Holiday Inn, noisy A/C, paint peeling in shower, carpet needed cleaning. Staff was very friendly. Managed to save 4 dollars per ticket at the front desk for Mystic Aquarium located across the street. Enjoyed Old Mystic very much. Might have tried the Amerisuites right next door next time.
A Hefty Price Increase on the Room Rates!
My family stayed here at the end of July 2003. The hotel was satifactory. We stayed in a room that was wheelchair accessible on the first floor. The price was reasonable last year (~$150) However, I'm looking at this summer's asking price and I was shocked at how much they are asking for the same type of room ($250-300). What has happened? Did they renovate the place? It seems like a hefty price increase! Unfortunately, I don't think the rooms are worth that much money. The room was an average size and not very large. At the price they are asking for this summer, you would think it's a suite. Very disappointing.
We were looking forward to staying at The Hilton for a fun-filled girl's weekend away but were very disappointed. The woman at the front desk was extremely rude!!!! When we asked her a question about the shuttle service to Foxwoods she did not even acknowledge us. We stood there for 10 minutes until she finally gave us the time of day. Once she did acknowledge us she was abrupt and very unpleasant. Another problem was the shuttle service to Foxwoods. Don't rely on it!! We went out of our way to be at the shuttle stop on time and the shuttle already left! Ten minutes before it was suppose to. We called The Hilton with our concern and they did send someone out to get us (she was very nice!!). But we still had to wait 1 1/2 hours. The room was okay, clean but that's about it! No view, No frills, that's for sure!!!! For $300.00 a night we certainly expected much more! At least cordial service!!! We will never return and in the future I think that I'll stick with the Marriott or The Sheraton!!!
The Hilton is in a great location, across the street from the Aquarium, across the street from Starbucks, and walking distance to Old Mistick village, which has some decent restaurants. (We like to eat at Go Fish). The service is a little inconsistent (e.g., the free valet parking lacked a valet when we arrived and he didn't show up for some time after we checked in, we were initially assigned to a room that was occupied, etc.). On the plus side, the staff is very friendly, the rooms are reasonable, the rates are typically low if you book same day or a day or two in advance (watch out, though, because they do sell out in advance sometimes--especially on summer weekends), room service isn't bad, and you simply cannot beat the location. We stay here to spend part of our time at Misquamicut beach (about 20 minutes away in Rhode Island) and part of our time at Mystic Aquarium. The kids (ages 2 and 7) and adults love it. The hotel is also close to Bluff Point in Groton (a beautiful state park with biking/hiking trails through the woods and along ocean beach, tidal pools at low tide, etc.). Other good locations are the Mystic Residence Inn (Marriott), which has suites and is a short drive down the road, and the Mariott Hotel and Spa in Groton (gorgeous, but I've noticed some insufficient sound-proofing in their rooms--if you are sensitive to sound, this might not be the best choice). Have fun!
Hilton Mystic: Disappointed
Given my phone conversations with the members of the Reservation Department, I was looking forward to a pleasant stay at this Hilton, conveniently located right off of I-95 in Old Mystic, CT. Unfortunately, the Front Desk is staffed with those less professonal and inexperienced in providing good service.
I don't know where to start! The location was incredible - within walking distance to Mystic Village and the Aquarium. The ocean beachs were no more than 10 miles away. The hotel offers bike rentals - adults, baby seats, children - nice, new bikes. The check-in was helpful and pleasant. They offer a fridge in your room for an additional $5/day - great help with kids. The room service was incredible - had Mystic's version of a cheese steak sandwhich - a "Mystical Charlie" with sirloin and giant pieces of lobster busting out covered with cheese on a garlic roll. Kid's menu was great - including steamed hot dogs - no brown spots on them that the kids won't eat. Breakfast in the hotel dining room was pleasant and tasty. They offer a full table service menu as well as a bountiful buffet with fruit and omelettes - we had both and both were delish! The pool was clean and well stocked with towels. Our room was extremely clean and seemed newly remodeled or atleast well maintained. Even the showers were spotless. There is a playground out behind the hotel - not a fancy one but fine if your kids want to get out some energy. They offered Disney movies and popcorn in the conference room each night at 7:30 and 9pm. There was a great chalkboard table and chairs in the lobby to entertain kids while you wait for your valet or hubby goes to get the car. Parking was easy and close - hotel has it's own lot all around premise. Hotel manager gave us great advice as to where to beach (local Watch Hill instead of Misquamicut Beach - much nicer area) We were there 3 days and I could have stayed a month! We travel about once a month to mostly Hilton properties and this one was the best of all!