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“Magnificent Mermaid”

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Mermaid Inn of Mystic
Ranked #2 of 12 Mystic B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 February 2007

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.

Stayed: February 2007
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Reviewed 10 February 2007

Over my birthday weekend, which just happens to be right before Christmas Eve, my partner and I had one of our best travel experiences ever. The owner of the inn was fabulously accomodating and we enjoyed everything from the mermaid details sprouting everywhere to the delicious food which made us feel like we might truly never need (or want) to eat again. Our every question was answered and every need graciously accomodated, and, though Jo was always available, we somehow we felt that the beautifully appointed house was our own. The three-course breakfast we ate in the morning sustained us until dinner and throughout the fun days we spent in Mystic at the Aquarium, doing Christmas shoppping, touring the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, and generally enjoying all the quaint beauty of the town. And, when we left, our arms were full of two lovely care packages that sustained us on the car ride home. Clearly, winter at the Mermaid Inn is just as lovely as spring, summer and fall. We can't wait to go back!

Stayed: December 2006
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Reviewed 29 December 2006

We stayed at the Mermaid Inn over Halloween and thoroughly enjoyed it. Josephine was a wonderful hostess, unobtrusive yet very helpful, with regular offers of popcorn and snacks. Breakfast was a culinary experience not to be missed and the lovely Joyce never failed to add humour and insight to our daily breakfast routine. Whilst the previous review on the blue 'mermaid' room was accurate in regards to its size, we found it cosy and more than adequate for our 4 nights stay, we particularly appreciated the daily restocked soft drinks and chocolates in the room. The Inn is centrally located within a 5 minute walk of local restaurants and shops. We would definitely stay here again and heartily recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Wildoaks
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Reviewed 3 November 2006

my stay at the mermaid inn was wonderful! everything about my stay was perfect ! the only thing as big as that sunday morning breakfast is the heart of the owner, Josephine. i cant wait to visit again.

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled with friends
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Thank birkaboy
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Reviewed 22 October 2006

When we arrived the Innkeeper was out and had left the keys in an envelope for us so we had to show ourselves around, not hard to do as there was just a small "old fashioned" lounge and a small dining room. Our room (which was the Blue Room) and apparently the most popular room of the three available was very well kept and clean, but small with no hanging space for clothes except three coat hangers on the back of the bathroom door.
There was a fridge with cold drinks also. The hand basin was also in a recess in the bedroom. The bathroom was very unusual with hand painted mermaids on the walls (quite a novelty feature). The bathroom was a reasonably good size and again very clean. The dining room had facilities for making hot drinks and there were "home made" cookies and popcorn for the guests. The breakfasts were we felt rather unusual and had a sweet theme for most of the courses. We finally met our host when we came home from having dinner and again the next night and she was very friendly. Unfortunately on our last day she had to work so a friend of hers had stepped in to help with breakfast. She was also there when we checked out and a nice touch was a goodie bag for our travels. Overall the Inn is fine for one or two nights, its very clean but somehow lacks the atmosphere of most Inns. You get the feeling that the Innkeeper is not as committed as you would like her to be and that the Inn is probably just a "side line". The location of the Inn is good and is only a short walk to restaurants and the local points of interest. Overall this Inn was ok but we dont think we would rush to go back there.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2006

My wife and I stayed at the Mermaid Inn October 7th & 8th, 2006. We booked our room over the telephone. We reserved the room by sending the owner, Josephine, a deposit of $100.00. The Mermaid Inn is not capable of accepting credit cards so you can pay with a check or cash. Josephine took our check with no problem. Our stay at the inn was wonderful!! Josephine was the most accommodating innkeeper we ever met. The room was very nice. There are four rooms at the Mermaid Inn and we never heard anyone else during our stay. Josephine provided chocolates, cognac, soft drinks and botled water in our room-all complimentary. She restocked our room each morning. The bed was very comfortable. Upon our arrival, Josephine posted the menu for the next day's 3 course breakfast. She asked when we wanted to eat breakfast and wanted to know if we had any problems with any of the items listed on the menu. Both of the breakfasts we had were delicious. Josephine also had delicious homemade cookies available around the clock. She made popcorn each night to take back to our room.

The Mermaid Inn is a wonderful place to stay. You can walk to restaurants, downtown Mystic, and Mystic Seaport. Josephine stated that she does not spend a lot of money on advertising-she puts her money toward the comfort and extras for her guests. Her money is well spent. I highly reccommend the Mermaid Inn.

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank LGaryB
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Reviewed 28 September 2006

This B&B is fantastic

Josephine has done an impeccable job to run a homley and pristine accomadation.

We could not of asked for more in our stay, the b&b is central to the town and has every creature comfort you could ask for.

upon our arrival from manhattan we straight away felt as though we had come out of the hustle and bustle into a tranquil environment.

we arrived mid evening to fresh baked cookies and popcorn with a selection of dvds to chill out with in our room.

the rooms were beautifully decorated with a fridge stocked with fine cognac, soft drinks and choccies.

brekkie was amazing, 3 course banquet!
my favourite was the homemade granola and lobster quiche...certainly set us up for the day...

we would then come back after a long day to a freshly baked pie!

what more could you ask for!

Unfortunately we did not get to meet Josephine who owned the inn, but we did communicate through messages and her lovley friend made us more than welcome......

to top it off we were sent off with a package of cookies, granola, fruit and water!

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mermaid Inn of Mystic

Address: 2 Broadway Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
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Region: United States > Connecticut > Mystic
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Mystic
Price Range: £131 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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Mermaid Hotel Mystic

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