Inn at Mystic

Connecticut, New England

The hotel

This delightful family-run, historic hotel is set in 14 acres of garden. The picturesque location and charming guest rooms will be sure to make your stay here memorable. The colonial cottage-style guest rooms are decorated in cosy, period style and many have 4-poster beds, some with a working fireplace - perfect for snuggling in front of on an autumn evening. Fresh, seasonal and local cuisine is used to create an innovative menu at the Harbour House restaurant and to work up your appetite there are 14 acres of beautifully kept gardens to explore.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

Where is it

Mystic, Connecticut.

Hotel information

56 charming, traditional rooms on up to 2 floors in 4 buildings. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, coffee maker, mini-fridge and hairdryer. Some rooms have a fireplace and some have a balcony. Standard Rooms overlooking the orchard, the hotel's formal gardens or Mystic Harbor and Fishers Island Sound, with 1 full-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Complimentary Continental breakfast. Harbour House restaurant and bar. Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal). Free use of paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, tennis court and 2 putting greens. Birding and walking trails in grounds. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary self-parking.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Girls getaway

Sep 22, 2020 Mjjenn Ballston Spa, New York

I had stayed here with my husband over 20 years ago on several occasions and loved the place. So my friend and I decided to come for a girls getaway. I new it was sold a few times and read that it was renovated. Well besides the floors I see nothing new old 1970 bathrooms and horrible air conditioning. Refrigerators are so tiny you can’t fit… Read more
I had stayed here with my husband over 20 years ago on several occasions and loved the place. So my friend and I decided to come for a girls getaway. I new it was sold a few times and read that it was renovated. Well besides the floors I see nothing new old 1970 bathrooms and horrible air conditioning. Refrigerators are so tiny you can’t fit anything in them. Beds were comfortable and the food was Good that we had at the restaurant the night we went. With all the Covid Rules I felt the staff that I saw on the property cleaning and at front desk were lax with there masks. Restaurant workers wore there’s at all times. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Above average but has not been kept up

Sep 11, 2020 RobertF3442 West Haven, Connecticut

Stayed there on Sept 9. The room was clean but I did not care for the bathroom. Tub looked like it needed some redoing especially on the tile wall faucet. The mirror on the bathroom door was discolored at the bottom. The two throw rugs in the room looked dirty to me. When we checked in I was very disturbed and noticed two staff people without… Read more
Stayed there on Sept 9. The room was clean but I did not care for the bathroom. Tub looked like it needed some redoing especially on the tile wall faucet. The mirror on the bathroom door was discolored at the bottom. The two throw rugs in the room looked dirty to me. When we checked in I was very disturbed and noticed two staff people without masks. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great view- music needs to be turned off earlier

Aug 11, 2020 sheehanh1

We are staying here right now with our kids. It is a great view. Pool is very cute and kids are enjoying it. Kayaks are a nice bonus! My only criticism is that they keep the music on at the pool until after 10 pm. I would prefer it be turned off by 9 pm since the pool currently closes at 9 pm and it would be nice to have some quiet at night… Read more
We are staying here right now with our kids. It is a great view. Pool is very cute and kids are enjoying it. Kayaks are a nice bonus! My only criticism is that they keep the music on at the pool until after 10 pm. I would prefer it be turned off by 9 pm since the pool currently closes at 9 pm and it would be nice to have some quiet at night while enjoying the lovely views from the balcony. Bathrooms also need updating although I can see they are making good progress on renovating and modernizing the rooms. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not as described

Aug 11, 2020 rashuben Cos Cob, Connecticut

Saw the reviews and booked 2 nights with my son. Very very disappointed. It is a glorified motel. The carpets are old and dirty, there is a stale smell in the hotel corridor. The pool is very small, we could not swim because a family was playing pool ball and had taken over the whole pool. The management has no protocol as far as the pool is… Read more
Saw the reviews and booked 2 nights with my son. Very very disappointed. It is a glorified motel. The carpets are old and dirty, there is a stale smell in the hotel corridor. The pool is very small, we could not swim because a family was playing pool ball and had taken over the whole pool. The management has no protocol as far as the pool is concerned. We waited for half an hour and left. We booked this hotel because of the pool. When I went to the front desk to check about the pool the clerk said why are you complaining to me, I said you are the only one here. Secondly horrible tv in the room did not work. When they got it to work there were hardly any channels to watch. I normally am not harsh with my reviews but this was just unacceptable for over $200/night. I will not recommend this place to anyone. Wanted to switch hotels but no one answered at the front desk and did not want to take a chance if they didn’t let us cancel the second night. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to stay!

Aug 10, 2020 CloudyDae Ocean County, NJ

I was visiting my son who is in the Navy and is being transferred to Guam this month. I wanted to give him a vacation feel before he left and this hotel had it! Spacious, basic clean rooms, ours had a harbor view... 5 of us hung out and played card games in one room comfortably... free kayak rentals where they drive you in a golf cart and bring… Read more
I was visiting my son who is in the Navy and is being transferred to Guam this month. I wanted to give him a vacation feel before he left and this hotel had it! Spacious, basic clean rooms, ours had a harbor view... 5 of us hung out and played card games in one room comfortably... free kayak rentals where they drive you in a golf cart and bring you back and I don't think there was a time frame, a pool (which I didn't use so I can't rate it) and beautiful views. We ate at the restaurant and the food and staff were amazing and the live entertainment was a nice touch. There was a free breakfast line that included cold cereal and milk, packaged trail mix, mozzarella sticks, yogurt, individual muffins/donuts, etc which was thoughtful. I highly recommend this hotel and would stay again in a heartbeat. Tip: Google the best price for this hotel, the hotel itself doesn't offer the lowest fare, which is disappointing since it would benefit them to make the $$$ on the stay. We booked initially through Orbitz then found a better rate at lovevacations.com Read less