The Best Hotels to Book in Mystic, Connecticut

Find the perfect base for your trip to Mystic at one of the towns best hotels, like the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa
Find the perfect base for your trip to Mystic at one of the town's best hotels, like the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa | Courtesy of Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa /
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Famous for its historic seaport and rustic New England charm, Mystic, Connecticut is a favorite getaway destination in the Northeastern US. After a day spent sailing in the harbor or gallery-hopping along the waterfront downtown, coming home to warm comfy accommodation is essential. Hotels in Mystic run the gamut from luxuriously modern to down-home B&B-style, so here’s our breakdown of the best hotels in town – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa, for thoughtful amenities


Stylish lounge space with design light fixtures and leather furniture at Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa
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Ancient maps of the New England coastline adorn the walls of the rooms at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa. Start your day with the breakfast buffet or a muffin and Frappuccino combo at the on-site Starbucks, before heading out to explore Mystic. At night, the on-site Octagon restaurant serves hand-cut steaks and fresh local seafood specialties. Take a dip in the heated indoor pool for a relaxing start or finish to a fun-filled day.

2. Hilton Mystic, for dive-in movies by the pool


Spacious bedroom with dark wood furnishings and pale yellow sofa at Hilton Mystic
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Right across the street from the Mystic Aquarium and the shops of Olde Mistick Village, this clean and comfortable option also has some unique amenities. An on-site pool offers “dive-in” movies throughout the week, and the large outdoor courtyard is dotted with fire pits where guests gather after the sun goes down. The hotel’s Irons Restaurant and Bar serves American cuisine backed by craft beers and a huge whiskey selection, drawing a festive crowd nightly.

3. The Inn at Mystic, for memory-making adventures


King bedroom decorated in a traditional style with antique desk, blue carpeting and blue drapes at the Inn at Mystic
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Overlooking the Mystic Harbor and situated within 15 private acres (6ha) of lush waterfront splendor, the Inn at Mystic is one of those hotels in Mystic where memories are made. The 52 rooms here are decorated in a nautical style, and several include private jacuzzis and outdoor balconies or decks with gorgeous views. The on-site Rocks 21 Restaurant and Bar does wood-fired pizza and freshly caught seafood specialties right on the water – offering both dining tables and comfy sofas for relaxing in.

4. Hyatt Place Mystic, for central convenience


Two-bed guest room with wood headboards and striped grey carpeting at Hyatt Place Mystic
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Location is the main draw to Hyatt Place Mystic – it sits right down the street from the Mystic Aquarium, and two of the town’s largest casinos are within a stone’s throw away. Rooms are tastefully decorated with modern artwork, and larger suites come with wet bars and sofa beds – just in case you have company. An on-site mini-market is open 24 hours a day, while the hotel also offers a free hot and cold breakfast bar to guests every morning.

5. Residence Inn Mystic Groton, for a fully equipped stay


Exterior of low-rise brick building of the Residence Inn Mystic Groton
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One of the few hotels in Mystic designed for longer stays, the rooms at the Residence Inn Mystic Groton are set up like mini-apartments. Full kitchens and dining rooms are ready for you to move right in, while the indoor pool and fitness center add serious value to your stay. An on-site market is open 24 hours a day, and BBQ facilities are also available to guests. Located just outside of Mystic in the town of Groton, the hotel is close to both the Elmridge and Pequot golf courses, where a day on the green is always available.

6. Holiday Inn Express Mystic, for those with business in mind


Large two-bed guest room with blue sofa and large desk at Holiday Inn Express Mystic
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Conveniently situated right off I-95, the Holiday Inn Express Mystic is a popular choice among business and corporate travelers. The state-of-the-art business center offers copying, printing and faxing services, as well as well-kept stations to get work done with zero distractions. The Fresh Start breakfast is a full continental spread served free every morning, and coffee is freshly brewed and free of charge all day long. After a hard day of work or sightseeing or both, relax in the heated indoor pool or whirlpool, or sweat it out on an elliptical in the fitness center.

7. Hampton Inns & Suites Mystic, for fitness fanatics


Comfy two-bed guest room with wood furnishings, desk and plush off-white carpeting at Hampton Inn and Suites Mystic
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Both the Mystic Seaport Museum and Aquarium are within walking distance of this spartan option right in the heart of town. A heated indoor pool and on-site fitness center offer great ways to start or end the day, and guests also receive a complimentary breakfast every morning. Hardwood desks and dining tables adorn the larger suites – while all rooms come equipped with mini-fridges and microwaves.

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