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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 …
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 …
... some branches off some of the campground's trees. The adventure continued when we packed up to leave, with an unfortunate series of events. First, Kat split her lip open trying to secure a tie-down on our trailer, when it sprung loose. (I only regret that I didn't have my camera ready!) Next, we discovered a bad taillight during our routine light-check as we hooked up the trailer. We installed a replacement bulb, but then I managed to break the connector for the ...
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... stop was Harvard University where Steffi went to go and explore while Steffie and I did some laundry. We found the Laundromat by pure chance and badly needed to do some, so it was quite lucky. Next we drove to Bunker Hill where there was a famous American battle during the Revolution. I climbed all 294 steps up the narrow spiral staircase to the top of the Obelisk Monument without stopping and we had a limited view of the surrounds.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Whaler's Inn Mystic
Good location, small shower
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.
Close to the drawbridge which is great, as you can watch the sailboats and million dollar yachts go under after walking just about a hundred feet down main street from the inn. A nice little park with a wooden boardwalk is very calm and relaxing while also being just one street over from the inn. Go to the ice cream place across the bridge called Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream, and then come back and watch the boats come through 40 minutes past every hour. By the way, if you like peanut butter get the chocolate peanut butter sundae at the ice cream place. There is so much peanut butter in it that you will choke on it.
The Inn also serves a simple continental breakfast but right next door is Tim Horton's donut shop. Diagonal from the Inn is S&P Oyster Company which is expensive despite less than stellar food. But the ambviance outside is very nice. They don't take reservations per se, but they will take your name over the phone for "priority seating", which I would suggest if you want outside by the drawbridge and you don't want to wait for 45 minutes.
Also within walking distance is the Mystic Seaport (didn't go in because the $17 admission price didn't seem worth it) and the famous Mystic Pizza, where Julia Roberts became a star.
Five minute drives include the legendary Little Kitchen breakfast establishment, Old Mistick Village (60 shops in a setup that makes it look like an old village), and the Mystic Aquarium which was great fun. You can even pay extra to play with the beluga whales and penguins if you want.
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
A Nice Place to Stay
Just got back from Mystic and our stay at the Whaler's Inn.
The inn is right next to the bridge in Downtown Mystic, so all the shops and restaurants are just outside your door. The staff was very helpful with our questions. They gave us good bars to go to that had live bands and called the Flood Tide restaurant to make dinner reservations for us.
The layout of rooms are different for each of the three Whaler Inn buildings. Our's was large and clean. The only downside was the very soft and uncomfortable bed. I would also recommend bringing your own shower soap and shampoo as the ones provided by the inn are not the best quality (makes your skin very dry).
The continental breakfast consisted of coffee and tea (nice selection), cereals, bagels (not freshly made, but still good quality), muffins, and other assorted danishes. Unfortunately, they serve it from 7 to 9, so for us we were rushing to make it. They do have enough for everyone because even though we may have been last, there were still some for us.
It is a short drive to the Aquarium and the attractions in that area.
Would recommend this inn if you are looking for a good place to stay in the middle of Downtown Mystic.
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!