Steamboat Inn Reviews


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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.3

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Best Place to stay in Mystic!

5 on August 17, 2018

Every time we stay it gets better - thank you Sandra, Norma, and the entire Steamboat Team for creating a true home-away-from-home. You never cease to amaze us. THANK YOU - Douglas, Sandy & Bella Muro

one night stay

5 on August 11, 2018

We were in Mystic for two days and found this a convenient place to stay for one night. It is a lovely inn, the room was great, the breakfast was great and it was wonderful being on the river. Parking is convenient and it is centrally located so you can easily walk around Mystic.

May mid week get away

4.8 on May 06, 2018

We had a lovely stay in the Kathleen suite. We especially enjoyed the sitting room with water view and whirlpool bath. The inn was right downtown and we walked to dinner each night. Full buffet style breakfast was very nicely presented. We will definitely return.

Love it!

5 on September 28, 2017

Wonderful stay, awesome location, would definitely do again! Husband loved it, says most comfortable nights sleep ever!

Sailing into relaxation.

5 on June 25, 2017

We went back to Steamboat Inn for a second time this week and love staying where we can be by the water and easily access restaurants, shops and areas to walk. No doubt we will be back.

Wonderful Experience!

4.8 on May 10, 2017

Such a treat staying at the Steamboat Inn. The rooms are very unique, clean and spacious. The staff is top notch!


5 on April 11, 2017

Would recommend this charming, clean and lively B & B to anyone!!!! Lovely location!

Get away package

4.6 on March 29, 2017

A truly unforgettable experience. Outstanding New England coastal Inn (B&B) So much to do in this area and Mystic is adelightful community. Dining options were varied, our favorite is the Daniel Packer Inn, a short walk away.

Sunday of Irish Parade

5 on March 22, 2017

We had a wonderful stay!! A view of the river and a fireplace to warm up by after being outside for the parade! Enjoyed our chowder and oysters at the Oyster Club. They make a mean Cosmo. The breakfast the next morning was such a treat. The staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Can't wait to go back.

Wonderful long weekend at the Steamboat Inn

4.8 on March 10, 2017

The Streamboat Inn is a quaint river side B&B. The rooms are lovely with wood burning fireplaces & beautiful views of the Mystic river. The full breakfast buffet was delicious & I can't say enough about how helpful & friendly the staff was. Thank you for a wonderful stay!!

My Amazing Steamboat stay

4.8 on December 05, 2016

What an amazing experience I had. I booked a romantic weekend for me and my woman not knowing what to expect. This was the first time I booked a vacation online and from the time I booked the trip until I left there just this past sunday this place treated me like a King. The room was amazing the staff were incredible and the food , both prepared onsite and their recommendations for local restaurants were spot on. My girl and I will recommend this location to anyone looking for high quality pampering treatment and accommodations plus a staff of friendly , helpful staff that completed this incredible experience.

Our favorite B&B in New England

4.4 on September 27, 2016

The Steamboat Inn is our favorite place to stay when we are in Mystic, and we have stayed in their 'Summer Girl' room many times. We were quite surprised to discover that 2016 is the 25th anniversary of the Steamboat Inn. Congratulations! We did stayed in the Steamboat Inn on our first time in September 1991. Still just as great as our first visit to Mystic, CT. Keep going Steamboat Inn, we will be back again.

A pearl of an inn on the Mystic River

5 on September 08, 2016

Perfectly cultivated for a weekend getaway during any season. Charming, perfectly situated with friendly and top notch staff. Excellent breakfast. We'll be back.

Great romantic getaway!

4.6 on August 03, 2016

The room was great with a classic New England nautical theme. Extremely clean and comfortable in the best location in Mystic. Steps from the dock along the river and next to the iconic draw bridge. Excellent value we will surely refer to!

Great Vacation by the water

4.2 on July 15, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed our vacation at Steamboat in July 2016. We took a chance on something new and we were not disappointed. Great rooms, service, hospitality, location and views. Can't wait to return

Wonderful Getaway

5 on February 22, 2016

We visited the Inn for the first time this past weekend. We wanted to stay in the fall but there were not available rooms when we traveled. We planned a separate trip just to stay at the Inn and we so glad that we did. What a wonderful experience. The room was fabulous, the staff outstanding. We can't wait to plan another visit.

Two Night Getaway

5 on January 19, 2016

Always greeted with a warm smile to make you feel at home. The staff is very eager to make your stay the best with a quiet relaxing atmosphere. Been going there for the past 25 years.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled you are a part of our return guest program. We really appreciate your patronage and look for war to welcoming you in the future!

- Sandra Chapman (innkeeper)

Nice and cozy get away

4.8 on December 17, 2015

Staff was friendly and room comfortable breakfast was awesome

Wonderful Stay!

5 on December 13, 2015

I can't think of a thing that Steamboat Inn needs to improve! We enjoyed our stay so much last December that we booked the Inn again this December. We especially like that, unlike staying in a hotel, at night it was so nice and quiet and relaxing. You don't hear the traffic outside, or people walking and talking in the hallway, or the television in the next room. And what a nice surprise to receive a gift bag to take home. Looking forward to coming back again.

Loved It

4.8 on November 22, 2015

We spent 3 nights here and truly enjoyed our experience. From the well appointed room to the convenient location and friendly staff, the Steamboat Inn was definitely superior. We would highly recommend it.

Mystic Steamboat Inn

5 on November 16, 2015

My wife and I recently stayed at the Steamboat Inn for four days and nights. The Inn is ideally located in the heart of the Mystic Seaport. Easy for anyone to walk to restaurants and local shops. There are other attractions that are a short drive from Mystic to also enjoy. The staff at the Inn was professional and helpful in everyway. I am sure they would have done everything possible to accommodate us if any problem had arisen. The daily breakfast included with our stay was outstanding and the attending staff was excellent. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the Steamboat Inn.

A Fantastic Hotel would highly recommend it.

4.6 on October 27, 2015

A fantastic hotel in every aspect, the staff are so helpful the rooms Are lovely and the location perfect right on the Mystic river, would highly recommend this hotel,and wold definitely stay there again


5 on October 09, 2015

Absolutely loved everything about the Steamboat Inn! I hope to return someday.

Wonderful place wonderful location

5 on October 07, 2015

Really enjoyed our stay in Mystic and the Steamboat Inn. Nice people and great location. On the water and all that entails.

Great place to stay

4.8 on September 26, 2015

Very impressed with the comfort and quality of this Inn the staff were very friendly and helpful, and everything was set up,to make your stay a pleasant one. I would certainly recommend this Inn to my Friends and Family and would like to stay here again myself.

Amazing repeat stay..

5 on September 10, 2015

We keep coming back, for good reason. This inn only improves on perfection! Do as much or as little as you like as this inn affords both opportunities. Staff and hospitality outstanding, room comfort abounds, location fabulous!!

We loved the location, the view is so nice!

4.2 on August 13, 2015

The feeling of luxury in a small setting made our stay at Steamboat Inn exceptional. The staff was very friendly and helpful, breakfast was wonderful. We stayed in the "Mystic" room which was filled with twinkling sunlight. Our view of the Mystic River was awesome, particularly enhanced by the arrival of beautiful ships entering under the drawbridge on a beautiful sunny morning.

Birthday at Steamboat Inn

5 on February 12, 2015

My friend and I reserved the "Kathleen" and the "Wine and Dine" package to celebrate my birthday. The staff was wonderful. The room was just like the picture - really well-designed and attention to detail. Dinner at Bravo Bravo was superb. Cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed the Steamboat Inn. Thank you all for making our stay so memorable.

A wonderful Inn in a wonderful location

5 on January 22, 2015

The Steamboat Inn came highly recommended by a family member. The Inn is located right near shops and restaurants and the rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. Looking out at the Mystic River while relaxing by the in room fireplace was wonderful..Special touches like the evening cookies and sherry, as well as the breakfast in the morning, make this a place to go back to over and over.

We come back year after year

4.6 on January 12, 2015

Nicely appointed rooms. Beautiful locatin. Walking distance to shopping and awesome restaurants. Wonderful hot breakfasts and cheery staff.

Evening at Steamboat Inn

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!

Totally Mystical!!

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!!

Wonderful Waterfront Inn

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.

Great Quiet Place To Stay & Relax

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.

Lovely Inn - Prime Location

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

As always!

Perfect quick escape

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.

Wonderful, as always!

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.

View is worth it

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: 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.

Best location in town

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!

Our Weekend Away

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.

Wonderful Getaway!

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!

Mystic's Secret, On the River

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.

Romantic Anniversary

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!

Great for fall

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!

Steamboat Inn ~ Hagelin Family Tradition

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!

A Real Dreamboat

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

Romantic Getaway

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!

Steamboat stay in Mystic

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.

May 2008 Honeymoon

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.

May 21 - 24th trip

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.

Wonderful experience!

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!!

Enjoyable Stay

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.

Steamboat Inn.

5 on October 10, 2007

Great stay!

Steamboat Inn


  • Nightly Rate $150 - $330
  • Reviews (58) 4.6
  • Rooms 11
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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