In the morning, I’m usually a bolt out the door kind of gal, but Josephine at The Mermaid has taught me the error of my ways. Praline French Toast, Granola even the NRA Republican Meat Lovers would sing the praises of and Mermaid Eggs sunnyside up: all of these considerably slowed my exit from the languorous comfort of this Mystic B & B. The rooms are well-appointed and whimsically decorated with mermaids in various guises- not garish ones like you might find on tchotchkes in the tourist shops but sophisticated swimming sisters, who just happen to wear fishscales instead of pantyhose. The room fridge is stocked with all manner of soft drinks but in the evenings my hand went to the cut glass brandy decanter. A couple of sips after a hot shower in my marble bathroom and I was deep in relaxation mode. The inn itself is tucked away on a side street, so there’s no traffic to battle. It’s only 5 minutes walking to downtown and the Amtrak whistle that plagues the other Inns might as well be in the next county. The Mermaid Inn is fabulous.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1843 Victorian Italianate in Historic Downtown Mystic.Short walk to everything. Lovely porches, gazebo, and grounds to sit and relax. During warm months enjoy your three course breakfast outside on the gazebo. Fresh baked goods, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and sherry are always available in the dining room. Guests are welcome to the baby grand piano and large selection of movies. Cozy, well appointed rooms offer private baths, robes, chocolates, fridge with water and soft drinks, and flat screen TV with DVD player. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mermaid Hotel Mystic