Very Nice! A review of Howard Johnson Mystic
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.