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The Old Mystic Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Old Mystic B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
The Villages, Florida
2 reviews
“Incredible Bed and Breakfast”
Reviewed 22 January 2008

My wife and I stumbled upon this Bed and Breakfast as we were searching randomly online for a place to stay other then the expensive Casinos in the area. The website was very informative and had many pictures of the rooms and the 2 main houses the rooms were in. The price seemed to be within the normal range for B and B's in the area, and slightly cheaper then the Casinos but included breakfast as well. As it was a Casino weekend anyway, we decided to take a chance and book it.

Well, let me tell you, it turned out to be a sure bet ! We couldnt have done better and wished we were able to stay another night. And that comes from a guy that only needs a bed typically to be happy when traveling.

The place is located in quaint Old Mystic Conn. 15 minutes from the Casino's, 5 minutes from Mystic Seaport, and minutes from I95. The 2 main houses are extremely well kept and perfect for the setting. The rooms are all themed after famous authors from the New England area ( Robert Frost, Mark Twain, Emily Dickenson etc. ), and decorated accordingly. We booked the Twain room, which had a 4 post canopy bed, a corner gas fireplace and some of the softest bedding and towels we have ever felt. Every room had a log book with little reviews from past guests, we read many of the reviews and realized we were not alone on how we felt about the place. Also, almost every post raved about the caretakers amazing breakfasts, it turns out he is a graduate of Culinary Arts, we could not wait for morning to come.

Well, when we woke up we took the short walk to the main house for breakfast. There were a few couples already seated and eating, the caretaker Michael was in the kitchen cooking and his 2 helpers were waiting on us as soon as we sat down. The breakfast was as amazing as we had read, and we got to sit with another couple and compare notes on the different styled rooms, they were as happy as we were with the place.

Michael and his staff do an amazing job there, you will not find a prettier, more relaxing, cleaner Hotel or B and B anywhere. My wife and I will continue staying there and have refferred our friends there as well. As much as I have said, I'm sure I didnt say enough about the Old Mystic Inn.

S & J West Babylon NY

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Long Island, New York
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Reviewed 30 September 2007

Sept. 30, 2007
If you are looking for a wondrful place to stay look no further than The Old Mystic Inn in Mystic Conn. The hospitality is bar none. The rooms are immaculate and absolutely beautiful!! The breakfast is not only a feast for the eyes but a culinary work of art. Michael the Innkeeper thought of very way for his guests to feel cared for and special. I have stayed in B& Bs all over the world and found this treasue right in Conn. I highly recommend The Old Mystic Inn!

Stayed September 2007
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Attleboro, MA
1 review
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Reviewed 20 August 2007

Selected the inn based on its website, and was not disappointed. The room was elegant yet simply decorated and furnished. The breakfast was like something you would see served on the Food Channel. The staff was friendly and helpful. All in all it was a delightful place to stay.

  • Liked — the room and the food
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Nashua, NH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2007

My wife and I stayed 08/07/07-08/11/07 in the Herman Melville room on the 2nd floor of the original Inn. The staff, led by Michael the owner (and chef) was great. We were immediately made to feel welcome and comfortable. The service is always timely and friendly, but not intrusive. The rooms are very clean and inviting. The absolute highlight has to be Michael's gourmet breakfast every morning. This was our first vacation beyond a couple of days in several years and The Old Mystic Inn made it memorable. We've stayed at a number of Inns and B+B's over the years and this certainly rates with the best. Thank you, Michael, for a wonderful time.
PS...his scones are out of this world!

  • Liked — The breakfast
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank bobc9972
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Long Beach, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2007

This inn is a standout in an area that has more than it's share of hotels/motels. Michael is a true professional -- he is genuinely concerned about his guests' comfort. He welcomed us with a tour of the property and made sure we knew where the complimentary water and soda were. (What a welcome change from the usual hotel mini-bar!) The inn is beautifully decorated, conveniently located (though you need a car to get to Mystic attractions). And yes, breakfast is in fact wonderful!

  • Liked — atmosphere
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Thank dtm17
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North Shields, North Tyneside
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2007

The Old Mystic Inn is on first sight absolutely beautiful, but then you enter the main building and it's just WOW. Michael and his staff do a great job there.
On arrival Michael showed us to our rooms and then showed us where everything was, including the use of his kitchen to make coffee/tea anytime we wanted and then there was cake to go with it and also complimentary water and sodas.
The room was beautifully presented and clean and fresh.
The breakfast was outstanding.
This is a must for anyone travelling to New England.

Shirley & Jerry Scott July 2007
England, United Kingdom

  • Liked — It was beautiful to look at and didn't disappoint us once we were inside.
  • Disliked — There was nothing to dislike about this Inn.
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank S S
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NY
1 review
Reviewed 22 July 2007

Mystic Conn. - The Old Mystic Inn
Reviewer - A trip advisor member from NY
My wife and I have just returned from four days at the Old Mystic Inn in Old Mystic Conn. We stayed in the Carriage House in the Alcott room and found it to be exactly as shown on the Inn's Website which is somewhat unusual from our past experiences with other websites.

The room with it's high ceiling was very large, very airy and bright and beautifully decorated . The bathroom was immaculate and very up to date. The extra little touches like chocolates by your bed, wine glasses and cork screw on the table in the sitting area, the journal for your comments and the book by the author the room is named after made this a very special place.

This is by far the best B&B in Conn. we have ever stayed in. In the main house all the rooms were also beautifully appointed, up to date and rather large. We were treated to gourmet breakfasts every morning, alternating from Savory to Sweet every day. The portions were large and filling and prepared by the chef and owner of the Inn Michale Cardillo.

Furthermore, the Inn offered free soda, water, coffee and tea along with a wonderful cake baked by Michael every day. My wife and I felt very much at home and can't wait for our return trip with some of our best friends.

  • Liked — The room, the breakfasts, the location and the nearby restaurants
  • Disliked — We loved everything
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank fmczoe
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Property: The Old Mystic Inn
Address: 52 Main St, Old Mystic, CT 06372-9900
Region: United States > Connecticut > Old Mystic
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Old Mystic
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The main house of the inn was built in 1784 and is a blend of antiques and reproduction furnishings. The carriage house was built in 1988 and is a modern Victorian, with rooms decorated in a country cottage decor. All eight rooms are named for a New England author. Queen sized beds, fireplaces, whirpool tubs. A Hearty country breakfast is prepared each morning by chef and owner Michael Cardillo. ... more   less 
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