Howard Johnson Mystic
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Catch up time have had a busy time the last 5 days and just have not had time to get this done. We travel from Cape Cod to Mystic witch is on the coast heading to New York. The trip to Mystic was a bit wet and grey but still pleasant enough. But Mystic is is an amazing town they have a massive marinetime museum which spent over 5 hours at the next …
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 ...
... there year round. Finally we hit a sign....welcome to conneticut. Then we got on a highway and pulled into a gas station and bought a paper map. So much for technology. We pulled into Mystic Conneticut after 6 pm. Quaint pretty little town. Had dinner at overpriced restaurant on Mystic river. And here is the finish to this story....Kim is sick. Flu/cold symptoms. Started last night. He is ...
... with a $24 entrance fee, and I was not that interested in paying that much money. So I headed back to the historic district of Mystic, where they were holding a festival...."A taste of Mystic"....where they had all these booths of food that you could taste for a price. But, since I had just eaten my fill of pizza, that didn't grab me so much either. I walked around and got a good feel of the place......the festival was held at their park right on the river, where all ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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.
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.
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.
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 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.