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The Whaler's Inn

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Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds | 1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
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Classic Double Room, 1 Queen Bed | 1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Overview of The Whaler's Inn

The Whaler's Inn

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near Mystic River Bascule Bridge

9.2/10 Superb

609 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Meeting Facilities
20 E Main St, Mystic, CT, 06355

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Mystic
  • Mystic Seaport - 12 min walk
  • Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration - 3 min drive
  • Foxwoods Resort Casino - 20 min drive
  • Mohegan Sun Casino - 24 min drive
  • Mohegan Sun Arena - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London) - 9 min drive
  • Westerly, RI (WST-Westerly State) - 17 min drive
  • Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green) - 47 min drive
  • Block Island, RI (BID-Block Island State) - 125 min drive
  • Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field) - 160 min drive
  • Montauk, NY (MTP) - 19.6 miles/31.5 km
  • East Hampton, NY (HTO) - 30.9 miles/49.7 km
  • Mystic Station - 7 min walk
  • New London Union Station - 13 min drive
  • Westerly Station - 19 min drive


  • Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream - 2 min walk
  • Engine Room - 2 min walk
  • Pizzetta - 5 min walk
  • Oyster Club - 7 min walk
  • Mezza Mediterranean Cuisine - 14 min walk

About this property

The Whaler's Inn

The Whaler's Inn puts you 0.6 mi (1 km) from Mystic Seaport. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit The Shipwright's Daughter, which serves farm to table cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 45 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • Due to the historic nature of the property, guest rooms are not ADA compliant

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Up to 3 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site parking is limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (450 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1865
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Close-captioned TV
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Cable TV channels
  • Streaming services

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Special features


The Shipwright's Daughter – This restaurant specialises in farm to table cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 8 and USD 28 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Whaler's Inn
Whaler's Inn Mystic
Whaler's Mystic
The Whaler`s Hotel Mystic
The Whaler's Inn Hotel
The Whaler's Inn Mystic
The Whaler's Inn Hotel Mystic

Frequently asked questions

Does The Whaler's Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Whaler's Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Whaler's Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Whaler's Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Whaler's Inn?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited. Electric car charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Whaler's Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Whaler's Inn?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Foxwoods Resort Casino (20-min drive) and Mohegan Sun Casino (24-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Whaler's Inn and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours, hiking and kayaking.
Are there restaurants at or near The Whaler's Inn?
Yes, The Shipwright's Daughter offers farm to table cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Pizzetta (5-min walk), Oyster Club (7-min walk) and Mezza Mediterranean Cuisine (14-min walk).
What's the area around The Whaler's Inn like?
The Whaler's Inn is in the heart of Mystic, a short 7-minute walk from Mystic Station and 12 minutes' walk from Mystic Seaport. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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6/10 Good

2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Mystic Prime location
Right in town Inn where you can walk and enjoy Mystics charm. Breakfast buffet was very good (separate charge) and nicely restored Inn.
Robert, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Marianne, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nancy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The history of the hotel and the surrounding area. Fantastic dining, boat ride, Mystic Museum, and Seaport. This experience did not disappoint!!!
Sean, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely Inn in Mystic CT. The room was comfortable and was incredibly convenient to everything in downtown Mystic. The walking capabilities were a huge selling point. Just keep in mind that the street can be loud with traffic if you have a room directly on Main St
Laura, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great property. Great location.
Charles, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

ROBERT, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hotel was very clean and location is very convenient! Right in the heart of downtown mystic! Staff is very nice and would help you with all your needs. Free coffee all day long!
Salomon, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

There is nothing my husband and I didn’t enjoy about our stay! The staff, cleanliness, room and amenities, the location, everything was beyond wonderful! We asked at the front desk when we’ll able to call to make the reservation for the same time next year. If you want to be right in the heart of Mystic and within walking distance to just about everything, this is your place! We will definitely be back next year.
Michalena, 3-night romance trip
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