The Hilton Mystic is a Great Family Friendly Hotel in Connecticut


Last week my boys had the week off of school for spring vacation. We wanted to do something fun and away from home but we didn’t want to go to far from home. We have visited Mystic, CT in the past and knew it was a great place to bring the kids. It’s 2 hours away and we wanted to make the most of our time there so we decided to spend the night at the Hilton Mystic.

Hilton Mystic Hotel in Mystic CT across from aquarium

Discover a refreshing collection of guest rooms and suites at the Hilton Mystic. Each of our spacious accommodations features traditional fabric patterns with rich gold, tan, burgundy, and brown. Relax in a Jacuzzi suite while ordering room service. Take care of business with convenient high-speed Internet access and a comfortable work desk. It’s all up to you. Whatever the reason for your stay, you can be certain that our alluring Mystic accommodations will offer the comfort and benchmark service you deserve.

  • 182 spacious guest rooms, filled with thoughtful amenities
  • Five Jacuzzi suites, offering total relaxation for your vacation
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Two-line phones with voicemail
  • Comfortable work desks
  • In-room coffeemaker
  • In-room dining available
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron / ironing board
  • Hilton HHonors, frequent guest program
  • Check in time is at 3:00 pm daily
  • Check out time is at 12:00 pm daily

The Hilton Mystic is a Great Family Friendly Hotel in Connecticut

The rooms were specious and had great light and were welcoming from the moment we walked in.

Hilton Mystic Hotel Desk-TV Double Room

Since we had four children with us we required two rooms. The Hilton Mystic was able to accommodate with adjoining rooms. This was a huge hit with the older kids as they were able to have their own room and the adults and baby stayed in this room. This was also great for our peace of mind.

Hilton Mystic Hotel connecting rooms

The bathrooms were slightly smaller then other Hilton’s I’ve stayed at but it was still able to completely accommodate us. It does include a hair dryer too for those curious.

Hilton Mystic Hotel Bathroom

They have a heated indoor swimming pool, with outside pool deck. The pool was smaller then we expected with the deepest part only being 4.5 feet. There was plenty of places to sit though even though the pool was definitely the place to hang out at night.

Hilton Mystic Hotel Pool

The kids had a blast in the pool and it was a great place for them to use the rest of their energy while we were able to crash on some lounge chairs. The pool was open until 10pm which was nice as we were able to enjoy our day and not worry about rushing back so our kids could enjoy some swim time.

Gavin loved the Hilton Mystic Pool

If you want there is also a gaming room with several vending machines. You can access this area at anytime so it’s perfect for late night munchies!

Hilton Mystic Hotel Game Room

There is also a New Precor fitness center, with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-lifting equipment. I’ve recently started running and I loved seeing this! I get so mad when I skip a day because the day after that one is a struggle. I love how you can see the pool too from the window. Hilton Mystic Hotel Fitness Room

If you are hungry and looking for more then some munchies out of a vending machines then you actually have two great options!

  • The Mooring, a comfortable restaurant serving classic breakfast cuisine.
  • Soundings Lounge, the ideal setting to unwind after a busy day, with a casual atmosphere and crackling fireplace, ideal for cocktails and conversations, great for families and friends.

Hilton Mystic Hotel Bar

If you need to get some work done they have two small work areas available for use too. I didn’t bring my laptop along with me but I like knowing if I needed to access something I had this available. It’s always when I’m away that I find I need to print/sign/fax something that is time sensitive. I wish more hotels had an area like this!

Hilton Mystic Hotel work area

Don’t forget there is so much to do in this great town! If the Mystic Aquarium is on your checklist you should know it’s just across the street! I took this picture from the hotel parking lot! (This is a wonderful aquarium! If you haven’t been click the link above for my review from a few years ago!)

Mystic Aquarium Connecticut

We were very pleased with the Hilton Mystic and received great service from check-in to check-out. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Every area we visited was clean and well stocked. We were extremely pleased with the rooms and the hotel overall and would definitely choose this hotel again! Even Sawyer gives it a big thumbs up!

Sawyer gives Hilton Mystic 2 thumbs up!

To book your stay at the Hilton Mystic you can visit their website or call them at 860.572.0731. I highly recommend checking out their site as they have some great package deals that include tickets to many of the area attractions!

*The fee of one of the rooms was waived in exchange for my opinion on our visit.
About Jennifer

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Massachusetts. She has three boys, Johnny (17), Gavin (11), & Sawyer (5). She is happily married. On Mom Spotted you'll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.


  1. it looks like a great place to stay! I love all the perks, like indoor pool and the workout room!

  2. Nicole Dugan says:

    looks fun! great place to stay on a vaca!

  3. Jamie Brigham says:

    Wow the Hilton there looks amazing, I’ve also loved the Hilton and after seeing the pool and other things I may have to check them out again (If I can afford it)

  4. 1955nurse says:

    Wow! Looks like a Fun & Fabulous place to stay – & great to take kids as well! Sometimes the nicer hotels aren/t really “geared” for kids…. If we lived on the East Cooast we might consider a stay there. Thanks for the great review….

  5. Calshondra Williams says:

    Rooms are spacious and kids would have a blast. I love the pool, exercise room and the computer access. I would stay there- great place.

  6. LAMusing says:

    I like the pool is open till 10pm

  7. cassandra says:

    Wow what an amazing hotel! The room is very cute, and having a pool is always a plus. The first thing the kids check for is the pool haha , and the ice machine.

  8. Janet W. says:

    Looks like a really nice place to stay! I love the indoor heated pool and my grandson would love the game room!

  9. Vickie Couturier says:

    does look really nice an comfortable,,my grandkids would love the pool as well,we pass thru there sometimes on our way to Vermont from Tennessee

  10. One of my favorite things to do is to just get out of town for the weekend and hang out in a hotel. It feels so good to just have that little break away…..even if we just go to the next county. Looks like they had everything you need, want and more here!

  11. I’m so glad you enjoyed your getaway! Hilton is usually a good choice.
    I’ll look into the package deals in Mystic!

  12. Sandy V. says:

    It looks like a good hotel. I like that it even has a work are for using the computer.

  13. Nicole says:

    this place looks awesome !!!

  14. Stacey says:

    Wow. That hotel looks awesome. Mystic is fabulous. Went to school not far from there.

  15. Melissa Schultz says:

    What an awesome hotel!! Would love to stay there if I had the chance!!

  16. Bella Taul says:

    This looks nice! That is really cool that you got adjoining rooms. I also like the gym and the creative little arcade. I love how their beds look way more comfortable and slick than my own. That goes for their bathrooms as well. LOL

  17. Gina Ferrell says:

    Wow!!! A really nice place to stay while on vacation. I really like the indoor heated pool for everyone to enjoy when it is really cold outside. Love the photos and thanks for sharing!

  18. Missy says:

    Looks like a great place for the family

  19. Jennifer says:

    Looks amazing and very family friendly. I could go for a dip in the pool right now!!

  20. Kate F. says:

    It looks like a great hotel! Thanks for the review.

  21. sharon shafran says:

    whats my room number

  22. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    Wow The Hilton Mystic looks amazing. I think this mama deserves a jacuzzi suite for mother’s day 🙂

  23. Molly Bussler says:

    Beautiful…love the pool!

  24. Jennifer R. says:

    Love the pool and mini arcade. Great features to keep the kiddos busy.

  25. Mya Murphy says:

    Beautiful place, but I cannot foresee ever being able to afford this, and I’m not used to luxury. In reality, I’d stay at a cheap-ish motel and save my money.

  26. Nicki Z. says:

    The hotel looks just lovely! I’ve never had the opportunity to travel to the East Coast, but CT is on the top of my list if I ever do!!

  27. Courtney says:

    Wow, that’s a nice hotel!

  28. Maria Iemma says:

    What an inviting place – Sometimes ‘family’ hotels do not have so many amenities. I would love to take my kids on a mini vacation there and visit the aquarium.

  29. Jennifer says:

    Love Connecticut!

  30. I cannot wait to go on vacation! The anticipation is killing me! We’re thinking of going to Cedar Point this year. I’m not the rider just the photographer and shopper! FUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

  31. courtney b says:

    gorgeous! looks like so much fun, i need a vacation….

  32. Beth R says:

    I love that the pool is open so late. That is always the problem at hotels is that by the time you get back for the evening they are getting ready to close and the kiddos want to swim. It looks nice

  33. Rachel C says:

    Looks like a nice place, especially the pool! We’re trying to plan a vacation now and it’s so hard to go by hotel reviews from the travel sites – there’s always people with complaints! It’s nice to have a review from somebody that you “know!”

  34. ellen beck says:

    Gosh that looks loveely! Never been to a Hilton before and that one sure is nice!

  35. The indoor pool and the gaming room look really fun for kids!

  36. Christy says:

    I’ve always had good stays at the Hilton hotels.

  37. krystel says:

    that hotel is beautiful i loved the pic with the cute little baby

  38. krystel says:

    that hotel is beautiful i loved the pic with the cute little baby

  39. Sarah L says:

    Good that they let you have adjoining rooms.

  40. Christina Z says:

    This looks like you had a great time the room is so nice!

  41. courtney hennagir says:

    ooh,pretty rooms! and the pool and gym area look clean which is a huge plus.

  42. Purvi says:

    love the indoor pool. the hotel looks great!

  43. Marlena Griffin says:

    Wow, beautiful room!

  44. The hilton sounds great

  45. We’ve enjoy Mystic Seaport a great deal. This is obviously a good hotel in the area.

  46. shawanda collins says:

    looks awesome indoor pool and game room so cool!!!!!

  47. Jen Gonyer says:

    WOW! That is a gorgeous room! I’m going to have to tell my mom about that as her and my stepfather like taking my kids on little weekend trips and that hotel looks like it would fit all of their needs! I think that they would love it! I think I want to take my kids to Mystic and stay at that hotel too! We could have a little vacation with my kids and my parents and me! That would be fun! Thanks for sharing this!

  48. Jen Gonyer says:

    I also wanted to ask you how much time you actually spent at the hotel? And, Sawyer looks so small on that huge bed…..LOL!

  49. Lisa Brown says:

    Lots of great amenities. I love the coffee maker in the room 🙂

  50. The room looks great!

  51. s riches says:

    If I am ever in Mystic I will surely stay at the Hilton. It has everything I would want.

  52. Teresa Herrera-Honores says:

    how awesome is the indoor pool and the play area for the kids!

  53. This is such a beautiful place to stay. I love that it is kid friendly!

  54. Cute rooms, I like the desk.

  55. Amy Reed says:

    Looks like nice rooms with comfy beds!

  56. What a neat idea and probably less expensive if you just went somewhere else individually to do all those things with three kids and you. Looks like a great time, and a beautiful place. Good idea Mom!!! Take me with next time! hehehehe Have a great day! When I grow up I want to be a Mom just like you!!! 🙂

  57. Betsy Barnes says:

    Wonderful rooms, the pool looks fun 🙂

  58. kathy pease says:

    This looks gorgeous and so comfy.I hate to say it but I would never want to go home 😉

  59. Blessie Nelson says:

    Glad to see a coffeemaker there! Glad you guys had fun!!

  60. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I love the pool area! While it’s not very deep, it is larger than a lot of indoor pools I’ve seen in hotels!

  61. Gianna says:

    Nice rooms.

  62. Sylvia Ortiz says:

    I love all the amenities and those big comfy beds! Looks very clean too. Thanks for the share.

  63. Mya Murphy says:

    I love a posting on here before, but couldn’t find it so here goes… I love the looks, but could never bring myself to stay at a place so expensive.

  64. Susan Smith says:

    Looks great, we often say at Hiltons when we travel because of the quality of their rooms and ammenities

  65. Dana Rodriguez says:

    That is really nice!

  66. That looks like such a fun place to stay! I always love when the pool is indoors!

  67. Julie Hawkins says:

    Wow that indoor pool looks so nice!

  68. Robyn Galloway says:

    Looks like you guys had a great time, and seems like it was the perfect mini-vacation! I would love to do something like this with my kiddos!

  69. CharityS says:

    I really love family-friendly hotels.

  70. laurie says:

    wow nice place to stay on vacation or any time

  71. Sarah L says:

    I like that the pool was open until 10pm. Some places close earlier and I don’t know why.

  72. cassandra says:

    The rooms are so pretty! I especially like the pool area and arcade.

  73. joanna garcia says:

    whenever i go to conneticut i will def be staying here love the indoor pool!!

  74. nancy bowers says:

    Looks wonderful! Hope I get to go there sometime.

  75. I love Old Mystic Village! We will definitely look into staying here next time we go!

  76. Jessica Snow says:

    Wow! This is such a gorgeous room! I would love to go there.
    Thanks for sharing this!

  77. What lovely rooms! Indoor pool is nice too.

  78. Laila says:

    looks great!

  79. Ashley Cook says:

    This place is really nice

  80. Purvi says:

    Looks great and most importantly very clean!

  81. Traci Scott says:

    Nice place for the family!

  82. Cara Daymude says:

    Very nice pictures very clear and detailed really brings out the place.

  83. sheila ressel says:

    Really nice rooms and wonderful amenities. Looks like the kids really had fun!

  84. Tammy S says:

    Such a nice hotel for the whole family. I really like that the check out isn’t until noon. Most places have check out by 11am. That extra hour comes in handy with kids. Thanks for the review.

  85. Elisabeth says:

    The last picture is adorable! Thanks for the review.

  86. cassandra says:

    What a great review. That bed looks comfy!

  87. pat says:

    I would love to stay here

  88. kelly willis says:

    wow my kids would have a blast

  89. laurie says:

    looks like a nice place to stay if i ever in that part of the country

  90. Jess says:

    Wow that looks so nice! Next time will you bring me?

  91. courtney b says:

    looks so fun! i need a vacation!

  92. Diana Stanhope says:

    Wow that looks like a great hotel with lots of things to do for the whole family.

  93. polly says:

    beautiful rooms and so much to do at their hotel

  94. Amy Orvin says:

    Looks like a great place to stay. The pool looks awesome!

  95. samantha s says:

    It looks like a wonderful hotel to stay at which is great since I have three little boys. I would love to stay here on our way to Rhode Island 🙂

  96. Mya Murphy says:

    Wayyyyyy too expensive for my blood….it’s nice, but too much.

  97. Cynthia C says:

    I’ve never been to Mystic. This looks like a nice place to stay.

  98. Mary Dailey says:

    This place has it all! Who wouldn’t love to stay here!

  99. Kate F. says:

    It sounds like a great hotel. The pool and gym areas look really nice.

  100. This looks like a amzing place to stay, great beds and alot to do

  101. Priscilla Benavides says:

    I love that they have a gym and high speed internet access!

  102. Allison says:

    That looks relaxing!

  103. laurie says:

    looks like a great place to stay, would love to take a vacation and try their rooms

  104. Tim says:

    I love swimming in hotels. Probably the best part of most trips lol

  105. cassandra says:

    they have a really nice gym and loveee the pool area.

  106. Stacey Roberson says:

    I love how spacious these rooms are. With little ones running around, and all the extras that come with a baby (playard, toys, etc.), the more space, the better.

  107. Michelle S says:

    Looks very posh and nice! I like the fitness room as well. It’s glad to have the home away from home amenities and then some when hotel-ing.

  108. Cindy B says:

    Connecticut is one of the few states I’ve yet to visit! I’ll definitely visit Mystic when we get there. Thanks for the review.

  109. Yona says:

    Oooo – those rooms look spacious and I relaly like the fitness center – we have to stay at hotels with a pool and fitness center.

  110. stephanie says:

    looks nice~!

  111. Amy Green says:

    A friend of mine got to go here and sent me a picture. She even got to eat at the “real” Mystic Pizza place from Julia Roberts’ movie!

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