Historical Hotels in Mystic Connecticut
Mystic Connecticut was first settled in 1654, and has a rich maritime history. There are a variety of architectural styles here in town, thanks to the prosperous seafaring citizens who built up the village years ago. There are many buildings that still exist from the 19th century, and some from even earlier! Here, we’re going to highlight three historical hotels in Mystic that are amazing places to stay.
The Haley Mansion is a Colonial Revival mansion that was built in 1904 by Katherine Haley, widow of Albert Haley who was one of the owners of the Fulton Fish Market. Listed on the National Registry of Historical Places in America, the Haley Mansion features original 18th-century pine paneling imported from the home of an English Duke in 1945, combined with hand-carved fireplaces and Dutch tiling. The Mansion’s second floor consists of five elegant suites adorned with period style furnishings and antiques. Several of these unique suites have water view balconies overlooking Long Island Sound. Haley Mansion is located on the grounds of Inn at Mystic, located minutes from downtown. Here’s a fun fact: Hollywood couple Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall spent their honeymoon here!
Captain’s Mansion was originally built over 170 years ago by renowned sea captain Elihu Spicer and was formerly known as Spicer Mansion. Recently sold to a new owner, the mansion has been brought back to life. There are eight rooms, seven of which are suites with names like, “Ocean Pearl Suite” and “Seaport Suite.” There are original hardwood floors and fireplaces, and the rooms are adorned with vintage decor. Here’s a fun fact: The Captain’s Mansion has the remnants of one of the very first elevators in Connecticut!
The Whaler’s Inn, located in the heart of downtown Mystic, is made up of five buildings from different historical eras. Each of the buildings has a distinct history, but all reflect the culture and character of coastal New England. The building, known as the main Inn, houses fourteen guest rooms and was built around 1920. It was originally called “The Clinton Building.” The building known as the 1865 House was built as the residence for George Mallory, son of renowned Mystic shipbuilder Charles W. Mallory. The building known as Hoxie House was built by a shipmaster in 1818 as a hotel. Destroyed twice by fire and rebuilt, it now houses eight deluxe guest rooms. The final two buildings that make up The Whalers Inn are known as The Stonington and Noank Houses, two modern additions to accommodate the increase in visitors to Mystic. The Whaler’s Inn is now a stunning boutique hotel with a prime downtown location! Here’s a fun fact: The first floor of the Whaler’s Inn was once a Model T showroom!
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