The Whaler's Inn
Travel Blogs from Mystic
We started off our exploration of Mystic with a visit to B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill where we tried their hot apple cider and cider wine. I was feeling in the autumn spirit after that!
Then we spend some time at the Mystic Aquarium. Although, it was small, it was fun because you could get closer to the animals than at the usual. We really …
We said Hasta la vista to the terrible Litchfield B&B and made the drive to Essex, CT. We were going on a train and steamboat ride!
I think the website describes it best:
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat's 2½-hour journey begins at the historic …
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... We did not hv a paper map with us and know way of knowing if we were even headed in right direction. The GPS totally flipped out when we were detoured by an accident, the street names were wrong and there were no gas stations or stores or shoulder to pullover . On the back roads of whatever state we were in were beautiful country estates.i don't know if they were summer homes or people ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews The Whaler's Inn Mystic
Nice little place right in the middle of a nice little town. Good sized rooms and nice bed, plus a couch, but the shower is a deathtrap for somebody of bigger proportions.
A good stay.
My wife and I spent the weekend at the Whaler's Inn. We had a good stay. The staff was pleasant and the rooms were clean and classy. The location of the Inn is terrific. We walked (about a 1.5 miles to the Mystic Aquarium and then stopped by the Mystic Seaport on our walk back to the Inn. The Seaport is only a ten minute walk from the Inn. The Inn staff has great restaurant tips. We tried two of the three restaurants they recommended and had terrific dinners. We will definitely return to the Whaler's Inn. We chose the Inn based on other Tripadvisor.com reviews. This was the second time we have used Tripadvisor.com to plan a trip and we could not have asked for better guidance on either trip.
Not much can be said to expound on PERFECT !!! Room was superbly clean, nicely remodeled, well furnished, bright & cheery. Staff was super. Location in town, but still quiet. Walking distance to almost everything in town. If going to Mystic just try it!!!
Nice place to stay ... with ok breakfast
It is a nice place, rooms very clean and location is great, parking on-site. Their attached restaurant Bravo Bravo was great too. Staff very friendly but couldn't answer question about shopping hours. For some reason Mystic likes to shut down shortly after 5PM even though the streets are still crowded and opening hours vary quite a lot. They also have magazines in every floor to take to your room and newspapers in the lobby. Free internet access, coffee/tea all day, and they offer free bikes to ride around.
Breakfast... was a bit dissapointing, no fruits, little freshness in their baked goods, felt like the food club variety. They did change from one day to the next but for the rates they charge $175/Queen they could do better when it comes to the breakfast
Just got back from Mystic and our stay at the Whaler's Inn.
Another plus vote for the Whaler's Inn
My room was clean and a good size - and very comfortable. I would add my praise for the helpful and friendly staff - for instance the receptionist helped organise a taxi to rescue me from Mystic Acquarium after I'd walked there (just over a mile I think), but it had started to rain heavily.
The only minus was a rather eccentric shower - I got some hot water eventually, but it took a while!
Loved the Whaler's Inn at Mystic
We just returned from our visit to Mystic Conn and we stayed at the Whaler's Inn Luxury Suite. It was a fantastic room and very comfortable and everything was very clean. There was a small problem in one of the rooms on our last night and they took care of the problem without any difficulties what so ever. The staff there was very accommodating and helpful and had a smile and a hello everytime we saw them no matter what time of the day it was.
The only problem I saw with the lux room was that the jacuzzi tub shower head needed to be placed somewhat differently so you can get a shower more easily. But other than that everything was very nice and we would stay there again.
Home Away from Home
I have just return from a weekend stay at the Whalers Inn. It was great. The room was very nicely decorated and very clean. I felt like I was at home. The staff was great. They were very friendly and helpful. When my stay was over I did not want leave . I really enjoyed my stay and next time I going to take a longer vacation
Enjoyed it thoroughly!
When calling for information on the hotel the staff was VERY friendly!
When we arrived, early (4 hours early) we helped ourselves to coffee and juice.
Our room was so cute! Beautiful beds with homey comforters and lots and lots of pillows! I really wanted to just sit on the porch and watch the people go by.
My mother addressed: "They need a bigger dresser for those wishing to stay longer than a day."
They offered discounted tickets to local attractions. You get access to Mystic's YMCA. We did go to the Y's beach. The water was icky, but there was a playground for my 2 year old.
You can walk to Mystic from the hotel. It a very nice stay.
A nice, homey place to stay
We have stayed at the Whaler's Inn a number of times and have never been dissappointed. The rooms are pleasant, the staff friendly. The Inn is right in the middle of Mystic, within walking distance of everything. It sure beats the chain hotels!