Marriott Mystic Hotel and Spa
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... and Bridgehampton was interesting. Very quaint little villages with big houses (ok, more like mansions and estates), with very high-priced shops, including the consignment shops. The best deals were found at a wonderfully large roadside local produce market where we picked up some Concorde grapes, jet star and honey crisp apples, cranberry beans, butternut squash, and a multitude of hot peppers including a cherry bomb (supposed to be VERY ...
... Next, footwear & clothing for 4 kinds of weather times 6 people. That's slippers, sandals, hiking boots, rain boots...times 6, gore tex jackets for rain, fleece for cool, and parkas for cold...times 6; hats for sun, hats for cold, zip-off hiking pants, socks, gloves, long underwear...you get the idea. Handled rectangular totes from the Container Store are keeping everyone's clothing neatly organized.
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... nice golf shirt and marie got .....drumroll please.....NOTHING!!!!! In the parking lot marie got GPS working and Kim programmed the route to Mystic conneticut. He programmed in no tolls. Oh dear what a trip. We were on so many back roads we DID NOT KNOW what state we were in. Seriously. The GPS is so bad I had to hold it up to my ear to hear the chicks voice and it wouldn't warn you when ...
... because of how great it felt to be doing this by myself, and how much I enjoyed my own company and that of nature. Of course I wasn't really all alone....I always love blogging and connecting with folks in that way when I travel, so thanks to everyone who followed me, even if it was just here and there! If you ever get a chance to take off and wander by yourself for an extended period of time (or even a short period of time), I highly recommend it!
... Seaport is a great place to tour for 3+ hours. Lots of history as they have recreated an 1827 working seaport complete with stores, houses and shipbuilding galore! Lots of boats to see as well. This is very well done and we really enjoyed it!
- After went to Taste of Mystic which is suppose to be an event ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Mystic Hotel and Spa Groton
Weekend away from the kids
My wife and I spent a weekend at the Mystic Marriott and we had a great time. Everyone was very helpful and friendly -- including the night watchman. The rooms are very clean. There is a Starbuck's in the lobby. We did not use the Spa but we did purchase the $10.60 roundtrip bus trip to Foxwoods that leaves from the hotel. The ticket includes 2 Keno cards for ten games and free buffet dinner. We had a great time at Foxwoods and I do not gamble. The bus we rode in was old but the driver was very friendly. During the day we drove to IKEA in New Haven and bought some lamps, etc. I would highly recommend this hotel. It is a little pricier than other hotels in the area but well worth it.
My husband and I planned a last minute trip.. We made reservations online and drove 6 hours from Maine to be here at this hotel.. We were so much looking forward to the time together as due to the health of my husband we may not get much more.. We got here and they had made a reservation error.. Our room was gone!! We were so upset things couldn't have been worse! They found us a room that night and they paid for it, then the next morning they apoligized over and over again and gave us the 2 nights that we had originally planned to stay for free, they treated us to breakfast both mornings.. I was in tears I was so happy to think that we were really going to be able to enjoy ourselves.. They really came through for us and I will forever be grateful!! The hotel is beautiful, the services are top quality, the spa was excellent.. My husband and I both had the swedish massages and they were so professional and it was so relaxing.. Just what we needed..
Fabulous First Anniversary
We booked this hotel at the last minute to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. They were able to give us one of their best rooms (6th floor water view) and get us both in for spa services! This hotel was great! The staff was friendly, knew us by name, and went above and beyond our requests! The Octagon restaurant was delicious and the spa was to die for. The rooms were awesome, the beds were so comfy, that we never had a chance to order room service because we slept so late! The bathrooms had granite sinks and the room was clean and smelled fresh. We will be visiting this hotel and the spa AGAIN and AGAIN!!
I was very impressed when I entered the lobby..It was bright and spacious with lots of flowers. There are a few restaurants attached to the lobby and everything was very inviting.. Check in was smooth and our room was very nice..The bed was ultra comfortable if you like nice fluffy beds. I personally do..The only drawback to the Marriott was at their restaurants..the service was slow and the food was terrible. If you stay at this hotel, there are many restaurants in the area which will cost less and have better food.
Top-of-the-Line Hotel !
This is a lovely place. Do not hesitate to book a room in a professionally run, immaculate, beautiful, comfortable and friendly hotel. We wanted an under 4hr. drive for a quick getaway and I can truthfully say we chose just the right place. We spent from Thurs.-Sat. (just enough) and went to Mystic Seaport, Foxwoods, The Aquarium and to lovely restaurants (all nearby) including the one in the hotel. The hotel is all inclusive and we would love to go back some time. We highly recommend it. You will be impressed with it all, especially the cleanliness, the ambiance and the very friendly and accommodating staff. We loved it!
Fabulous Business Experience
I held a nursing continuing education course at this hotel the weekend that the Navy named a nuclear submarine after President Carter. President Carter and his family and a total of 1,200 people were served a luncheon at the Marriott after the dedication. My group of 100 people was treated as if we were the only group in the hotel. Phenomenal service!!!! I would highly recommend this facility.
This hotel is not in Mystic, it is in Groton, a few more miles down the highway from Mystic. However, this is not a problem as the hotel is in a quiet area, very easy access to the highway. The rooms are incredibly comfortable with a lovely little round table by the window, to sit by and read. Beds were very comfortable. Hospitality, while not The Ritz in any way, was warm and comfortable. Room service was good enough, but nothing great. The pool is perfect. But the real reason to come here, what tops this hotel, is The Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. The steam room is outstanding, the staff wonderful, quiet, soothing, dressing rooms just right with all amenities needed. I was here in February for some relaxation. It was delightful. I did not take a meal in the two restaurants on site. Just the room service. A great place to unwind.
We just returned from a weekend at the Mystic Marriott and it was beautiful! We went there for a business outing so our food was catered in a meeting room (but it was good) There's a Starbucks & a Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa located in the hotel. The rooms were very clean with comfortable beds, a couch & a desk to do work on. The only warning is this place is not in dowtown Mystic, so you'll have to drive there. It's not within walking distance of anything... but it's still worth staying there because it's so nice!
We just returned from a one night stay at the "Mystic Marriott." This is a misnomer, as the hotel is not located in Mystic and is two exits on Route 95 (about 10 minutes) from the Mystic Village, Aquarium and the majority of the attractions in the Seaport area. I expected a better location as this is the most expensive hotel in the area. The hotel is immaculate and the staff was very friendly. The pool was very nice and luckily for us and our children, they did not enforce the 6pm-7pm "adult only" swim hour. The buffet breakfast at Octagon was fabulous and the food was fresh and plentiful. Do take advantage of the special rate that includes breakfast if possible. There is a Starbucks right in the lobby which is great for a quick cup of coffee or a snack.
Fantastic Hotel and Even Better Spa
My daughter and I recently visited the Mystic Marriott and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and had a wonderful time. The rooms were impecable and staff were extremly helpfull in finding a local fish house for dinner (try Go Fish in Mystic exit 90 off of 95). The gym at the Hotel was excellent with the equipment being very clean and well maintained. When we visted the spa we were welcomed into an extremly relaxing atmosphere! The Signature Facials and Warm Shea Butter Message were a perfect way to spend a day. My daughters favorite part of the whole experiance though was the cheesecake from Room Service. While this was a bit pricy, it was more than enough for both of us. We will definatly return soon.