My family and I spent a gorgeous spring weekend in Mystic, CT last month. After exploring the Aquarium and Seaport, plus the Mystic Shopping center, we checked into The Whaler’s Inn, located right in the heart of Mystic on Main Street.
A special thank you to The Whaler’s Inn for hosting my family for the night! All opinions are my own.
My family and I spent a gorgeous spring weekend in Mystic, CT last month. After exploring the Aquarium and Seaport, plus the Mystic Shopping center, we checked into The Whaler’s Inn, located right in the heart of Mystic on Main Street. The Whaler’s Inn has been a part of Mystic for over 125 years with five buildings from different historical eras serving various purposes. The property was converted to a hotel in 1969 by The Whaler’s Inn and was recently renovated in the last six months. The hotel’s decor and aesthetics pay homage to the area’s nautical history.
The Whaler’s Inn Lobby is a nautical haven with the most delicious coffee and cookie station.
There is a gift shop, reading area, and a roaring fireplace. The oversized chairs make for the perfect spot to enjoy a warm gooey chocolate chip cookie or to peruse a book on sailing. The Whaler’s Inn has a gorgeous front porch with big white rocking chairs where you can sit and enjoy your coffee or people watch.
There are a variety of rooms and suites at The Whaler’s Inn since there are five different buildings where guests may stay. My family stayed in the Noank House on the second floor in a room with double Queen Beds.
We had the best view from our room of people passing through downtown Mystic, as well as gorgeous daylight flowing through our window. In the evening we were able to pull down night shades that kept the room cool and quiet.
The Queen Beds were ideal for a family of four – I stayed in one with Ailey and Brandon stayed in one with Annabelle. The soft pillows and fresh white sheets were the best place to relax after a long day of chasing our girls through the Aquarium. The TV had Netflix, which is an incredible amenity, especially for families with little ones.
The bathrooms were spacious, white, and bright – a subway tile lovers dream. The girls loved the walk in shower and tiny stool by the sink that was just the right size for toddler hand washing.
Continental Breakfast at Bravo Bravo
The Whaler’s Inn guests are welcome to enjoy a continental breakfast at Bravo Bravo, a restaurant attached to the hotel. We weren’t expecting the incredible spread as continental breakfasts are usually small… there was so much to choose from!
Fresh quiche, bagels, muffins, fruit, and more, plus the option to purchase a Bloody Mary or Mimosa, made for a hearty breakfast before we were to head back home.
If you’re looking for where to stay in Mystic, The Whaler’s Inn is where you should make a reservation. Victoria, Erica, and Merriah were at the front desk during our visit and couldn’t have been more accommodating. They even secured my family reservations at a booked restaurant!
Mystic is a quaint seaside village located in Connecticut filled with a lot of history and beauty. The Whaler’s Inn is an ideal place to rest your feet after a day of wandering and exploring. There are countless delicious restaurants, fantastic boutiques and shops, and plenty of attractions to see with your family.