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The Whaler's Inn

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stay at the Whaler's Inn whenever I am visiting Mystic, the quintessential New England fishing village. In fact, for my fiftieth birthday last year, my family and I booked a number of rooms and were treated wonderfully. This most recent trip, a romantic getaway, exceeded my previous stays. Mitch, the wonderfully hospitable Innkeeper, upgraded our room at no charge...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at Whalers Inn this weekend to celebrate my birthday. The inn is beautiful with a perfect location. Room was clean and bed was super comfortable. There was even a bottle of champagne in the room for us!! Hope to be back to stay at the Inn soon. So much more charm than a chain hotel and close to all...

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Hawaii
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stellar atmosphere, great room furnishings with a hospitable and accommodating staff. Had a top floor room but happy to report that the floor did not creak as experienced at other B&Bs. A bit spendy but worth it for the great room and being located along the Mystic River. Being next door to a bar was a bad thing at closing...

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a 2 night stay in the Hoxie House. The room overlooked the Mystic River and the bridge. I have a 30+ year history with Mystic including many other stays and this was by far the nicest experience. Being able to stay in a beautiful room in a picturesque setting and be within walking distance of many shops...

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whalersinn, Guest Relations Manager at The Whaler's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear that you found your stay so enjoyable. We agree that our location is unsurpassed and love knowing that you took advantage of all that our downtown area has to offer. We, very much, look forward to having you back again! and wish you a wonderful holiday season!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently spent 3 nites in the Hoxie House overlooking the Mystic Bridge. Old school charm meets modern amenities. Our room was immaculate with fireplace and heavenly bed. Bath so large, one could swim laps and a shower head like a fire hose. The staff was on top of their game and Mitch, the captain of the ship, steered us...

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whalersinn, General Manager at The Whaler's Inn, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have you and your wife at the Inn. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and certainly appreciate your very kind and complimentary words. We look forward to your next trip to Mystic. Mitch Marron Innkeeper

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I just finished a wonderful 4 night stay at The Whalers Inn in Mystic. The staff is friendly and the Inn is kept in immaculate shape. We stayed in a room with a gas fireplace and whirlpool bathtub,that was facing the Mystic river. Location, location, location , just park your car and walk to all the fabulous...

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whalersinn, Owner at The Whaler's Inn, responded to this review

The Hoxie House are indeed, some of my favorite rooms in the hotel. I am delighted that you took full advantage of the fireplace, whirlpool and beautiful view of the Mystic River. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back to the Inn in the near future. Mitch Marron Innkeeper

Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Whaler's Inn before due to it having the best location in Mystic. Walking downtown to shop and eat is a huge bonus. This time we stayed in one of the newly renovated rooms with bunk beds. We were on the top floor (3rd) and there is no elevator so be aware of that. But the...

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whalersinn, General Manager at The Whaler's Inn, responded to this review

Our location certainly can not be beat!! I am delighted you enjoyed our Junior Suite. The bunk beds are always a big hit with the kids. We are working on getting mirrors into our rooms. I am also happy you enjoyed the continental breakfast. Happy Holidays! Mitch Marron Innkeeper

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for 2 nights on our way to Boston. Nice warm welcome, fresh cookies & tea/coffee available. Good sized rooms, fresh linen & towels & shampoo/conditioner/shower gel. Unfortunately our bed wasn't too comfy, it felt like the head of the bed was lower than your feet & the mattress was really really soft. Great location, would recommend & stay...

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whalersinn, General Manager at The Whaler's Inn, responded to this review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us. I'm sorry that you did not like the bed. We are in the process of replacing the older mattresses. The next time you want to stay with us, please call me personally so I am ensure your ultimate comfort at our Inn. Mitch Marron Innkeeper

Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the Whaler's Inn. Our second stay. The our room at Hoxie House was wonderful, clean and spacious. Close to the village, walking distance to the seaport, restaurants and shops. The staff at the inn were wonderful. Would highly recommend .

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whalersinn, General Manager at The Whaler's Inn, responded to this review

Our location certainly can not be beat! The deluxe rooms in Hoxie are definitely some of my favorite rooms as well as our guests favorites. The Hoxie House will be here for your next visit. Happy Holidays!! Mitch Marron Innkeeper

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inn was clean and spacious and as pictured on the website. It is close to the village and in walking distance to many great restaurants.The only negative was that the firealarm went off both days we were there. The first time was at 1:30 am in the morning. This was frustating given that we were trying to get away...

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whalersinn, General Manager at The Whaler's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. I am so sorry for the inconvenience caused by the fire alarms. I realize that you were here for a relaxing stay and as a result of the fire alarm that was not able to happen. I would like to discuss this with you. Please feel free to call me directly at 860 536...

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Noted for having the best location in Mystic, The Whaler's Inn is a charming historic hotel situated in the heart of Downtown. Guests can easily walk to our lively Main Street filled with specialty shops and fine restaurants & pubs. During your visit meander past beautiful historic sea captain's homes along the Mystic River. The world famous Mystic Seaport Museum of America and the Sea is just a ten minute walk away. Luxury guestrooms with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs & water views are perfect for a romantic weekend away. The Inn also features family friendly rooms as well as conference space for our business travelers. Just a 7 minute walk from Amtrak, The Whaler's Inn and Mystic is perfect getaway between Boston and New York City. ... more   less 

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Address: 20 E Main St, Mystic, CT 06355-2646
Region: United States > Connecticut > Mystic
Price Range: €107 - €214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Whaler's Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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“Careful of rooms on the downriver side, next to the tavern.”
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“Odd numbered rooms (in the main building) have a view of the back parking lot. Even numbers had great views of the drawbridge and river.”
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“Our room was street facing and it was a bit noisy, and no elevators so pack light”
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