Mermaid Inn of Mystic

2 Broadway Ave. , Mystic, CT 06355 USA (Show map)


Gracious 1843 Victorian Italianate has the ideal location in the heart of Historic Downtown Mystic. One block to the Mystic River. A short walk to the shops and galleries, a dozen restaurants, waterfront park, river cruises, kayak and bike rentals, Mystic Seaport Museum, and Amtrak Train Station. Enjoy a three course breakfast each morning cafe style on the gazebo or in the dining room. Afternoon/ evening refreshments. Coffee, Tea, Sherry anytime in the dining room. Rooms with private bath, AC, ceiling fan, mini fridge, complimentary beverages, chocolates, flat screen TV/DVD. Free wifi. Free off street parking.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining5

Love Mystic

4.8 on September 18, 2017

Our first night from Long Island and it was wonderful. Excellent layout. Room was spacious and just like home. Very comfortable and inviting. Great location for that morning walk before breakfast and close to everything. Breakfast was wonderful and conversations with owner and staff were memorable And we can't wait to visit again...,

The Mermaid Inn truly lived up to pictures posted

5 on September 13, 2017

We stayed for 3 nights at the Mermaid Inn and had a perfect experience. The grounds are as beautiful and well groomed as the pictures indicate. Our room and bathroom were very clean and felt private. My husband and I are tall people (6.5 and 6') and usually require a king bed. We were concerned that the bed in our room was 2 twins pushed together to make a king, but it was so well padded and comfortable that we would never had known. We even took a short nap together one afternoon...a rare occasion for us! The breakfasts were delicious and mostly organic, and served on the beautiful decking...which even had a bit of a water view. Josephine couldn't have been more gracious and gave us a sweet little parting baggie with waters and apples etc for the ride home. We will definitely stay at the Mermaid Inn again if we have another occasion to visit Mystic, the casinos, or anyplace nearby Thank you Josephine. (PS...I rarely leave ratings but this place truly deserves the praise.)

A Lovely Stay

4.8 on September 04, 2017

Had the best 25th Anniversary weekend at Mermaid Inn. It was our 1st bed and breakfast and we both loved and enjoyed every minute. Josephine was wonderful. I sent her an email that we may arrive earlier than check-in time and was told we can still park in back parking lot after 12 no problem. Well when we arrived early she had our room ready and was very helpful as to where we should go and gave us recommendations to eat dinner that night. It was awesome. The following morning we had the best breakfast made by Josephine. You MUST try the lobster quiche if you love lobster..It was beyond delicious. I would HIGHLY recommend staying here. Everything was perfect and the property and rooms were very clean and fresh. Thank you again to Josephine for your superb hospitality. We enjoyed our anniversary weekend to the fullest....Tammy & Phil

Just a great place

4.4 on August 30, 2017

Breakfast was wonderful Room was very clean and really well done. Cookies and to go back just a great time. Easy walk to shops and restaurants. Just book it ,

Add to your experience of New England!

5 on August 27, 2017

We loved our stay at the Mermaid. If you want to visit southeastern Connecticut, this is the inn to choose!

A must for a getaway!

5 on November 08, 2012

The B & B is exquisite! The inn was immaculate, cozy, beautiful and the food, snacks and "extras" were perfect. Josephine and the inn are fantastic. The extra bonus is it is so close to all the water, sights, eateries and shops.

Charming Getaway

4.8 on December 04, 2011

The inn was beautiful and the innkeeper, Josephine, was lovely, welcoming and a great cook & baker. Had a great time. Be back for sure! Breakfasts & cookies were amazing!

The most gracious inn

5 on November 07, 2011

Everything you could ask for! Josephine & her helper were wonderful -- down to the last detail -- what a gourmet breakfast, served most elegantly. Highly recommend!

Love mermaids?

4.8 on October 23, 2011

Charming, quiet setting in Mystic. Beautiful, views wonderful, porch and gazebo surrounded by well kept gardens. Breakfast was scrumptious and well-presented.

A wonderful experience!

4.8 on August 22, 2011

This is such a charming place! We stayed for a weekend and had a great experience. Great location, close to everything... Our room was lovely, extremely clean; Breakfast was just amazing! and Josephine is the best hostess! What else can one ask for? For sure, our place to stay when in Mystic!

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town, Wine country


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

Directions to property:

From I-95 take exit 90 toward Downtown Mystic, Route 27 south. From traffic light at Friendly's Restraurant travel 1.2 miles, to 4th traffic light. Turn right onto Willow Street and immediate left onto Broadway. The Mermaid Inn is on the corner on your right. Continue past the inn to stop sign and go right onto Church Street. At next stop sign go right onto Willow Street. Travel about 1/10th mile to our on site gravel parking lot on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Coast Guard Academy, Submarine Base, Connecticut College, Mitchell College, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Ironing Board, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Walk to mass transit , Enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sherry in the dining room at anytime.Your room has chocolates, fridge with bottled water and soft drinks, Courvoisier.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Covered Porches and Attached Gazebo for Relaxing

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  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends/Holidays in high season
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of stay required at time of reservation
  • Cancellations: 14 day notice for a refund less $15 processing. 30 days notice of cancellation required for booking all rooms, less $15 processing.
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Josephine Guarnaccia

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Cooking, gardening, horseback riding, biking, kayaking, hiking, Arizona.

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  • Time Served: 8:30-10:00
  • Serving Location: Outdoors on the gazebo during warm weather, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Lobster Omelette
Living where delicious lobster is abundant allows us to give our seafood loving guests a treat.

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