The Whaler's Inn

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

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The Whaler's Inn

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1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
Breakfast, dinner, brunch served; farm to table cuisine

Overview of The Whaler's Inn



Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Electric vehicle charging point
  • Air conditioning
20 E Main St, Mystic, CT, 06355
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Computer station
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Snack bar/deli
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Deluxe Double Room

  • 37 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Classic Double Room, 1 King Bed

  • 28 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

  • 28 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Classic Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

  • 19 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Mystic
  • Mystic Seaport - 12 min walk
  • Olde Mistick Village - 3 min drive
  • Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration - 3 min drive
  • Naval Submarine Base New London - 12 min drive
  • Foxwoods Resort Casino - 20 min drive
  • Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino - 21 min drive
  • Misquamicut State Beach - 24 min drive
  • Ocean Beach Park - 19 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
  • T.F. Green Airport (PVD) - 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 - 16 min drive


  • Mystic Pizza - 5 min walk
  • Red 36 - 3 min walk
  • Mystic Drawbridge Ice-Cream - 2 min walk
  • Taquerio - 5 min walk
  • Engine Room - 3 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 check out 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.


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/140°F or hotter
Follows 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 sanitizer 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 - 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


  • Onsite parking limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Free offsite parking within 10 ft
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

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

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 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 center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

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 drapes/curtains
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Special features


The Shipwright's Daughter - This restaurant specializes 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

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 8–28 per person

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 sanitizer; 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).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing 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 to 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 sanitizer, 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 spots may be limited. Electric vehicle 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 onsite casino at The Whaler's Inn?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Rainmaker Casino (19-min drive) and Foxwoods Resort Casino (20-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Whaler's Inn and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, boat tours, and hiking.
Are there restaurants at or near The Whaler's Inn?
Yes, The Shipwright's Daughter offers farm to table cuisine.
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 7 minutes' walk from Mystic Downtown Marina.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Philip, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Aesthetically but not functionally pleasing
Paper thin walls and a lot of noise from the street and adjacent rooms; bathroom and shower were unfunctionally small.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michele, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jordan, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tammie, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Alex, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved it!
We had a terrific time at the Whaler's Inn. The room was clean and had a retro, old-fashioned feel. The hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants in downtown Mystic and just feet away from the river and Mystic's famous drawbridge. We would not hesitate to stay here again if we're back in Mystic.
Matthew, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful Inn in the middle of town & close to everything. Bathroom was a little small, but it met all of our needs. We would stay here again if we ever make it back here.
Tammy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quaint, nicely kept hotel with a nautical theme. Excellent staff that makes you feel welcome .
David, 1-night family trip
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