We came to the Steamboat Inn to celebrate our anniversary with a lovely weekend getaway. Neither of us had been to Mystic before, and while I'm sure it is even nicer in the warm weather, it was quite lovely in December. The town obviously takes great pride in preserving its cute atmosphere. There are lots of boutique shops and small town establishments lining the main streets. All of them were decorated with lights for the holidays. The Steamboat Inn itself is nestled in the perfect location amidst the main part of the town. From there we were able to walk around town and we almost never needed our car.
We almost had to force ourselves to leave our room in the first place though. The inn itself was so lovely. Our room, called "Annie Wilcox", had a large bed, whirlpool tub and best of all: wood burning fireplace. The staff thoughtfuly prepared the fire for us each day so that all we had to do was light it. We enjoyed take some quiet time sitting in front of our fireplace and enjoying the view of the river from our room. Breakfast was included with the rooms. Not a full bacon and eggs breakfast, but quite nice: plenty of muffins, fruit, cereal, cheese. I believe the hard boiled eggs they served may have been a new offering. Our only possible complaint would be that breakfast is served only until 10am. But the lovely staff was nice enough to serve us even though we arrived quite late for breakfast.
I would definitely reccomend this inn and in fact, we're already looking forward to our own next trip back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Steamboat Inn, offers eleven elegant rooms overlooking the beautiful Mystic River. Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Mystic, Steamboat Inn is just steps from fabulous shopping and fine dining; just minutes away are The Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, Foxwoods Resort, Mohegan Sun plus four wineries within 15 minutes of the Inn. Each of our rooms are uniquely decorated with antiques and individually climate controlled. The rooms have private baths with single or double whirlpool tubs. Six of our rooms have wood burning fireplaces. Enjoy breathtaking river views from ten of our rooms. Complimentary wireless internet is offered throughout the Inn. Enjoy a full breakfast each morning in our common room or stop by in the evening for our delicious cookies and sherry! Awarded "most unique setting" two years in a row by Llannier Bed and Breakfast - chosen by the guests of over 8,500 B&B's worldwide. Be among the guests who visit Steamboat year after year, what are you waiting for come explore Steamboat Inn today! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Steamboat Hotel Mystic