4.0 on December 13, 2014
The greeting was warm and welcoming. We were escorted to our room where the door was opened and beckoning. The room included a large bed and a leather loveseat in front of the working fireplace. In the evening you can stop at the common room to get sherry and cookies. Great for sipping infront of the fire. We overlooked the Mystic River which was quiet as it was December, it would be quite active in the Summer. Breakfast was delicious and the staff was extremely friendly. Because it has only 11 rooms it was very quiet and intimate. We rarely stay in hotels or Inns, but our experience at the Steamboat Inn has us already planning to go back!
5 on October 05, 2014
Friendly, open staff. Clean, attractive room. Great insights to Mystic, and surrounding areas. Wish we could have stayed longer. Book here and you will not be disappointed!!
4.2 on September 19, 2014
We stayed here via a gift certificate from my son. It was a wonderful experience. The inn is right on the river/waterfront and located right downtown, so my wife loved easy access to all the shops in Mystic. The room was incredible, the only thing that was not exceptional was the breakfast. It was a normal muffin, bagel, coffee juice and scrambled eggs. Don't get me wrong, it was still very good, but often at a B&B you'll get an exceptional breakfast. You'll have a great time if you go, and we'll be back again.
5 on July 29, 2014
From the moment you check in, you're treated like royalty. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Great clean room with comfortable bed, fabulous tub/shower. Breakfast was terrific each day with a good deal of choices. Complimentary soft drinks and coffee all day. Sherry and cookies each evening. All included. Would most definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great place to stay and unwind.
4.2 on October 19, 2013
We received a warm welcome on arrival and we're delighted with our room (No.1-Ariadne) which was very comfortable and spacious having a large bathroom with a double whirlpool tub. There was a lovely view of the river and being on the first floor gave more privacy. The location is ideal for restaurants and shops and is within easy walking distance of the excellent Mystic Seaport Museum, a must visit. This rated in the top three of all the Inns we stayed at during our 3 week tour of New England.
5 on August 19, 2013
3.2 on August 13, 2013
My husband and I needed to get away for 2 days after a very stressful month. We found a perfect retreat at Steamboat Inn. The room was wonderful though at peak tourist time being along the water at street level might be a little intrusive. Very clean and loved taking the bikes out around town. The only negative was that the staff were not overly friendly. They were gracious when asked to leave the car parked after we checked out and to take bikes, but a little short on that B&B hospitality. Would stay again though and would recommend.
4.2 on August 12, 2013
I love staying in this small Inn. Beautiful setting, friendly but not cloying, well maintained.
4.4 on October 27, 2011
Recently spent 2 wonderful days at Steamboat - Mystic suite. What a beautiful location and atmosphere. Convenient to all Mystic sites and walking distance to many great eateries. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable, with a fantastic view of the river - real fireplace, an added plus. The staff was friendly and very accomodating, yet not intrusive. We did not partake of the breakfast offerings (just coffee) so, cannot offer a dining rating. An amazing Inn - highly recommended. We will be sure to return time and again.
4.2 on August 08, 2011
I loved my stay at the Steamboat Inn this spring. The location made it worth every penny, but overall I was extremely pleased with all other aspects of it. I was apprehensive about booking a B&B for the first time, but I found a virtual tour of several Mystic inns while browsing for reviews. Here is the one on the Steamboat: http://mysticshops.tv/steamboat-inn/ There are a few different ones on this site. If you're looking for something in particular, I would check it out before booking. Overall, I would rate the Steamboat highly and would stay here again.
5 on February 08, 2011
Wonderful suites and wonderful sweets in the morning. Views and food are outstanding!! Fireplaces, jacquzzis, evening port, morning breakfast, walk to everything! What more can you ask for? We go at least once a year for the past 4 years. Can't be missed!
4.4 on May 05, 2010
We chose Mystic, CT, as our destination for a weekend getaway for my husband's 30th birthday. Steamboat met our expectations - centrally located near shops and dining. Some B&B's will ask about reason for stay and will do something special if it's a birthday or anniversary. Steamboat Inn did not, which was slightly disappointing. Our room (Carolyn) was very nice - huge tub, nice sitting area. A little loud, as you can hear everyone right outside the room. Overall, it was nice.
5 on February 23, 2010
Our little "getaway escape" at the Steamboat Inn was terrific. The location on the river and walking distance to restaurants and shops were just what my husband and I were looking for. Our room #8 was gorgeous, immaculate, well designed and reasonably priced. The breakfast was delicious with many choices including yummy homemade muffins. We loved the added touches of the sherry and cookies in the evening. It was also wonderfully convenient to have coffee, tea, hot chocolate or soda available 24 hours a day. The entire staff is to be complimented for creating an efficient and friendly atmosphere. We especially enjoyed talking to the young woman who was assisting during the breakfast hours in the Common Room. Without doubt we shall return!
5 on December 30, 2009
What a delightful, homey but elegant, botique style B&B. We had a cold snap the next morning and I enjoyed a brisk walk through a beautiful neighborhood. Will return!
4.4 on November 20, 2009
We were coming back from a trip and stopped in Mystic last weekend. After a nice dinner at S&P Oyster, we decided to look for a place to stay the night. What a find Beautiful rooms with wood fireplaces with a great view of the river, friendly service, complementary snacks and breakfast. We are difinitely planning another visit soon.
3.4 on October 21, 2009
We arrived late in the afternoon on Saturday, October 10th and Kathryn welcomed us into the Steamboat Inn. We toured the area and were shown the Common Room and the Valiant Room where we were staying. We were given information on all the local amenities and the sites to see in downtown Mystic such as Mystic Pizza (lunch) and the Daniel Packard Inn (outstanding dinner). The Valiant Room was extremely accommodating and it was simply wonderful to be right on the water. We took the chairs from our room and sat right on the deck at night with the moon out, a good book, and an even better cigar from the downtown Market Place. We had a wonderful stay. The area was fantastic and it was great being right in the middle of town. There was so much to do and see at all the local shops on Main Street!
4.8 on October 15, 2009
We had a splendid time at this charming place. Clean, cozy, romantic and fantastic view of Mystic River. Fantastic decorating!
5 on August 10, 2009
The Steamboat Inn is our Mystic Art Show family tradition for five years now. The innkeepers are friendly and take pride in their inn. The rooms are comfortable, clean, and charming. You cannot top the location ~ right on the wharf. My money is well spent. See you next year!
5 on April 15, 2009
We were thrilled with the room. It was spacious, the fireplace was well kept and it worked! The view of the Mystic River was gorgeous. This vacation was a real dream. The continental breakfast was also wonderful, and the staff always made you feel special. One of the great perks was the $99 additional night plus tickets to the Aquarium and a complimentary dinner. We took advantage of both. This was a true getaway, and I would definitely go back.
5 on March 22, 2009
We stayed for the weekend expecting to tour the area extensively, but , the accomodations were so wonderful, comfortable, scenic, we took delight in front of the fire for hours. We were in the "mystic room" , a very high, I mean high, colonial four poster. Luckily a step stool for we vertically challenged ! The room was spotless, amenities plentiful. The host was a delight.Informative, not intrusive. Sherry and cookies, delicious breakfast, no, not considered continental. The whole weekend was perfect. I imagine in the summer it may be noisy with people walking the wharf below. Do not hesitate, do not regard negative comments...some people you just can never please. Thank you Diana, we will see you again ! smg
4.8 on February 20, 2009
The Steamboat Inn is a great getaway! Impressively decorated and romantic. A perfect place to stay!
5 on November 03, 2008
amazing stay! Clean and luxurious with the warmest customer service. great breakfast and the fire place was a dream!
3.4 on July 08, 2008
The Steamboat Inn is a lovely bed and breakfast right on the Mystic River. The room was great close to downtown Mystic shops and restaurants. With a nice continental breakfast.
2.4 on June 28, 2008
My wife and I honeymooned at the Steamboat Inn this past May. On the positive side, the location is ideal. The inn is in the downtown area with many shops and restaurants in walking distance. The complimentary parking is helpful too, as this can be a real challenge in Mystic. It was well-kept and clean. Unfortunately, the inn keeper needs to either take some customer service classes or hire someone to staff the desk who cares about the guests and can smile. My wife and I grew up in CT, so we know that we New Englanders are not always the warmest people, but if you're in the B&B business, you need to treat your guests well. We were surprised at how cold and indifferent she was throughout our stay. While the rooms are pretty and clean, the walls are paper thin. We felt like we were sitting in the same room as the gentelman next door who had a chronic cough and over hear conversations next door. Finally, every B&B we have stayed in has had at least one homemade offering for breakfast. Over the course of our stay, only one morning were we offered a single blueberry muffin -- no seconds. The remainder of our stay the breakfasts consisted of cereal, yogurt, stale bagels and some fruit. They need to do better than that. We would not stay here again given the multiple disappointments mentioned above. There are too many other places to stay in the Mystic area.
3.6 on May 23, 2008
We had a wonerful relaxing time. The atmosphere is fantastic. We actually stayed in two rooms and both were somewhat noisy from bridge and what seemed to be a hallway connecting another building. Breakfast and staff were fantastic.
5 on May 06, 2008
My husband and I stayed at The Steamboat Inn for 4 wonderful nights. From the moment we walked inside, we were very graciously greeted by the front desk person and given a tour of the inn. The breakfasts were wonderful, the evening snacks of Sherry and cookies were very tasty. We will definately be staying here again the next time we are in CT!!
3.8 on November 03, 2007
My spouse and I stayed for three nights and tried out three rooms (our choice). The location is ideal for the surrounding shopping, dining, museums, and water attractions (the draw bridge right outside the back door was intriguing). Two of the three rooms exceeded my expectations, with fantastic views of the river, cozy yet well laid out rooms, and clean quarters. Of these two, we most enjoyed the Annie Wilcox room, followed by the Summer Girl room. And don't let the names throw you. They are names of boats that have docked at the Steamboat Inn. The third room (Valiant), which was significantly smaller with fewer amenities than the other two (no tub, no fireplace), was priced as high as the better rooms. The jetted shower was awkward and leaked through the door. This room needs to be improved or priced appropriately. The staff was quite accommodating and responsive to our requests. The dining area is clean and comfortable, with tasty continental breakfast pastries and drinks. It is open 24-7 with drinks and cookies. If you plan a trip to Connecticut or Rhode Island, and want some quiet, comfortable time with your significant other in a beautiful location, I highly recommend the Steamboat Inn in Mystic.
5 on October 10, 2007