Howard Johnson Mystic
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... thinking, "this wasn't on the ******* agenda and what the **** do I so with these ""feelings"" as the mindless human species calls them. Well I've been infected by the pandemic, and suddenly alternatives like flesh eating necrosis or a mutated, vaccine resistant strand of the bubonic plague seem favorable. At least I could control my heart and head while my epidermis is blackening and decaying. Every ounce of my yogic belief in "Karma" being the ...
... leave there children with us. The week began up for breakfast and all the periods started. Me and Adam are chilling at our little set up of chairs and tent with fan by the field because it gets seriously hot here during the day and on the field. The week pasted and the days seems to get longer and longer, just because it it hotter. We had a few days where it was very humid and ...
Today is the 22nd June. And this is the day the kids come to camp for the residential side to start there 4 week camp life. So kind of scary! We spent all of yesterday racking and cleaning up the unit. The other day I managed to get some rink time just to see what it is like and the feeling of it all. It's not as big as bisley but it's nice. The floor Is a little bit annoying...but it will do for the summer. Really not going to see ...
... mark had an off or as he describes it "laid her down"!!
had enough of the clowning around and continued on north, stopped for lunch with a lovely view then ferry and a rest!!
A woke to some massive villas on the lake side. Off ferry and headed back to casa Sutton.
welcome committee were there, BBQ and a great evening with the adopted ...
... be honest. So I am standing on the sidewalk and these two massive school buses like you see in the films, picked up us and took us to camp it took around and hour 40 to get to camp in CT. Where we were all greeted by the previous staff members on the massive fielding was outside a building. After being introduced to most people we got our bags and headed to the designated rooms. I was second in the room so managed to get a decent bunk on the bottom. After sorting all that ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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Historical Traveler Reviews Howard Johnson Mystic
Great Hotel, great service, great getaway
Great service, friendly staff, very accomidating. Clean, neat, wonderful place to take your family or a romantic getaway. Will recommend to family and friends and will come back.
Wonderful hotel - Great Service
We just came back from 2 nights at the HoJo with my husband and 2 toddlers (1 and 2 years old) - it was great. We stayed in one of their Crayola Kids Rooms and found it clean, fun, everything we wanted. It had tons of room, VCR with kids videos, small table for the kids and an easel. We also loved the hotel indoor heated pool and Bickfords Restaurant.
We received excellent service from the entire staff whether it be the restaurant, front desk, housekeeping, etc.
Its location can't be beat - we walked to the Aquarium and the shops and a very short drive to the Seaport.
I would highly recommend a trip to the Ocean Beach Park in New London, CT. If I knew it was that nice, we would have planned another night to spend all day at the beach park.
I am definately recommending this to people.
Remember this isn't a 5 star hotel, nor do you pay as though it is. The rooms were clean with no odor and no bugs. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The pool was a little cold but our children loved it an it was a great way for them to end each day since it was open 9am -11pm daily. We did the vacation package and paid a very reasonable rate for our room which included a breakfast for all 4 of us each morning and 4 tickets each day to the attractions. We visited the Pequot Indian museum, the Seaport and the aquarium through the vacation packet and felt that it was a tremendous value. All three places are not to be missed. The Pequot museum has a wonderful wax figure display of original village life that shouldn't be missed. It is done as a self guided audio tour. We also enjoyed a quick 10 minute trip up the coast to Stoneington Lighthouse Museum and walked on the beach enjoying the sailboats passing by. If you can find time in your schedule you should also hit the USS Nautilus Submarine Museum. It has free admission and has a great display of submarines. You even get to walk through an audio guided tour of a real submarine. One thing I wouldn't do is waste my time at the Mystic Carousel Play area. It was dirty and many games didn't work but took your money anyway. We dined at the Steak Loft and Go Fish both were very good.
Glad we found it
I recently visited mystic connecticut and made the mistake of reserving a room at Seabreeze Inn. After looking at the rooms(which had an odd odor, were unclean,etc.) we needed to find a hotel. We had traveled seven hrs, w/three children, two infants. We ran across this hotel- they were very friendly, the rooms were clean, pool was nice, will go there next time.
My husband and I stayed here and found it very enjoyable. The room was nicely decorated and clean. We stayed here because of the indoor pool which was great. We would stay here again.
It smelled like somebody threw up in my room and then it was left there for a week in 100 degree heat. They would not do anything about it and claimed they could not smell anything. The next day I could even smell in my car from my luggage. I am not happy.
Worst than I thought
Read internet info carefully before you reserve a room. Easy to misunderstand! Hotelrooms are not as nice as they look on the internet pictures. Stuff is friendly as long as you dont ask for anything.
Cleaning services seems to be overwhelmed with work. Property is between highway ramp and a motel, otherwise close to attractions. Would never go back, no more Howard Johnson at all.
Well-worn, but good location
This hotel is okay. We stayed in a special "kid's" room but most of the kid's stuff that makes the room was broken or used to the point of needing to be replaced. This room was also located off the lobby and behind the restaurant so it was very noisy. I would not recommend spending the extra $10 for the kids room. My parents also stayed here in another room which they thought was adequate. Overall it needs updating. The restaurant was okay but nothing special(like a Denny's or Bickford's). We were both mischarged at check out. I noticed mine before we left and had it quickly corrected, however my parents had to make several calls before the manager finally corrected it.
The location is good for walking to most attractions although a little far for young children going to the Seaport. It is great for the aquarium(which I highly recommend, head and shoulders above the New England Aquarium). Overall if we go again I would stay closer to the downtown area or Seaport because the Aquarium has plenty of parking and really there is nothing other than that to go to with small children on that end of town.
The Howard Johnson in Mystic is a great place for the family. It had a very freindly staff and great rates. The hotel is located write across the street from the village.
The Howard Johnson Inn is located in a central area just off I-95 where there are also several other chain hotels - Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Amerisuites, etc.
The Howard Johnson is a good choice if you're looking for a basic, clean and friendly hotel with an indoor pool. The front desk staff was very nice and accommodating.
The only room left when we made our reservation was a "Crayola Kids Room".
Since we are 2 adults, no kids, we weren't sure it was going to be a good thing. But it was just fine - the room decorations are all Crayola based - pictures of
crayon boxes on the walls, a drawing board, 2 giant decorative plastic crayons, etc. The room had a small refrigerator, a microwave, TV and VCR. Surprisingly
large room, too. Good water pressure in the shower. A Friendly's and a Bickford's restaurant right there.
I had a chance to sit in the lobby and read for a couple of hours and heard lots of people chatting as they were going in and out of the hotel...as well as talking to the front desk staff. Everyone seemed to be happy, and the one person who was complaining about 'no towels' was helped immediately.
Only one odd thing - there are a plenty brochures about most local attractions for the taking, but the photocopied directions to Foxwoods Casino are hidden under the front desk and you have to ask for them.