Whaler's Inn

20 E Main St , Mystic, CT 6355 USA (Show map)


Stay within steps of over 60 exceptional restaurants & shops in Historic Downtown Mystic. Wander along picturesque historic neighborhoods and the famed Mystic River & Bascule Drawbridge. Noted for superb location & award winning service, the Whaler’s Inn is the largest Inn centrally located in Downtown Mystic. Onsite 4-Star Restaurant & conference center make the Inn a perfect choice for business, pleasure or family getaway.



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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness3.8
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Romantic Get-a-way

4.0 on April 23, 2012

My boyfriend and I wanted to go away for our anniversary so we picked the Whalers Inn. We had come here before and loved the location and accomodations. Last year we had stayed in the Hoxie House. The room was beautiful and we loved that it came with the two person whirl pool tub and fireplace. A little more expensive but would be the perfect room for you if you like having the extras. Last weekend we were here and we wanted to try a different room. We stayed in the 1865 building in room #10. THe room had a perfect New England feel. On our anniversary my boyfriend and I got engaged. I will never forget the experience here. The staff were beyond accomodating and they joined in our celebration. All of the area restaurants that we visited were so friendly and delicious (I highly recommend S&P Oyster Co and their amazing martini menu and Bravo Bravo and their delicious mussels). I would definetly come back here again and again. Thank you Whaler's Inn for an unforgetable experience. Alex -New Britain, CT

Coastal classic

4.0 on August 07, 2011

My husband and I stayed here after much deliberation on a quick weekend away together. We watched a video we found online when looking for a place to stay and decided that it was our best bet. The Whaler's Inn definitely didn't disappoint. We very much enjoyed our stay. The service was wonderful and the rooms were comfortable and clean. It was located right in downtown Mystic, which was very convenient. If you want to see the video, copy and paste this link into your browser: http://mysticshops.tv/whalers-inn/ There are other inns on that site that look equally as delightful.

Family together

3.0 on July 14, 2008

Whaler's Inn was able to accomodate an extended family group in a very homey b&b way that a larger hotel would not have allowed. Also being in town and walking distance from Seaport made weekend very easy logistically as different members of our party could have different schedules. Only draw back potentailly was not common room to just be in - but we didn't really miss it either.

Whaler's - My second home

5 on June 11, 2008

I have been staying at the Whaler's Inn once or twice a year since 1986. I can't imagine coming to Mystic and not staying there. The staff is wonderful. I've never had a reason to complain. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The food is always fresh and delicious. I fell in love with Mystic the first time I stepped off the train in 1986. Mystic is my fix. I must visit at least once a year to clear my mind and relax my body. There's always something new to see and experience. I recommend it to everyone! Do yourself a favor and come to Mystic and stay at the Whaler's Inn. You won't regret it. Sincerely, A very satisfied customer.

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Guestroom

Featuring gas fireplaces, river views, and whirlpool tubs our Deluxe Guestrooms are perfect for a romantic getaway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $269

King Guestroom

King guestrooms are located on the 2nd floor of our Noank and Stonington Houses. Amenities include private bath, large communal porches, and wireless internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $129 - $209

Queen Guestroom

Located in our adult only, Historic Buildings, Queen Guestrooms are traditionally decorated and feature private baths.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Two Queen Bedded Guestroom

Located in the family friendly buildings (Noank and Stonington Houses) on the first floor, our two queen bedded guestrooms are great for a family vacation or girlfriends getaway. Relax on the large communal porches.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149


Location Type

Harborside, Countryside, Downtown, Small town


Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From New York, take I-95 North to exit 89, turn right off the exit, continue to Route 1, left at route 1, proceed over Drawbridge, first driveway on right after Cottrell Street. From Boston/Providence area take I-95 South to Exit 90, turn left off Exit, proceed on Route 27 through 4 traffic lights, then take third right (Holmes Street). Proceed to end, Whaler's Inn is opposite the flagpole on left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Marinelife Aquarium, Mohegan Sun Casino, Foxwoods Casino, Olde Mistick Shopping Village, Historic Downtown Mystic , Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Microwave, Parking, Walk to mass transit , Four Star Restaurant & Lounge on Site, Free Parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Shopping

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  • Check In:: After 3pm
  • Check Out:: Before 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: weekends (excluding winter season)
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card gaurantee is needed.
  • Cancellations: Due to the intimate nature of The Whaler's Inn, we have a strict cancellation policy. Cancellation prior to 7 days of arrival will be refunded the 1-night's deposit. If you cancel within 7-days of arrival, a $50.00 fee will be imposed. Reservations canceled within 48 hours of arrival, guests will be responsible for their entire stay.



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  • Time Served: 7am-10am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room