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. says

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

  2. http://Nicole%20Dugan says

    looks fun! great place to stay on a vaca!

  3. http://Jamie%20Brigham 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. http://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. http://Calshondra%20Williams 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. http://LAMusing says

    I like the pool is open till 10pm

  7. http://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. http://Janet%20W. says

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

  9. http://Vickie%20Couturier 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. says

    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. says

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

  12. http://Sandy%20V. says

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

  13. http://Nicole says

    this place looks awesome !!!

  14. http://Stacey says

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

  15. http://Melissa%20Schultz says

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

  16. http://Bella%20Taul 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. http://Gina%20Ferrell 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. http://Missy says

    Looks like a great place for the family

  19. http://Jennifer says

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

  20. http://Kate%20F. says

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

  21. http://sharon%20shafran says

    whats my room number

  22. http://Bekah%20Kuczenski says

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

  23. http://Molly%20Bussler says

    Beautiful…love the pool!

  24. http://Jennifer%20R. says

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

  25. http://Mya%20Murphy 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. http://Nicki%20Z. 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. http://Courtney says

    Wow, that’s a nice hotel!

  28. http://Maria%20Iemma 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. http://Jennifer says

    Love Connecticut!

  30. says

    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. http://courtney%20b says

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

  32. http://Beth%20R 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. http://Rachel%20C 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. http://ellen%20beck says

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

  35. says

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

  36. http://Christy says

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

  37. http://krystel says

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

  38. http://krystel says

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

  39. http://Sarah%20L says

    Good that they let you have adjoining rooms.

  40. http://Christina%20Z says

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

  41. http://courtney%20hennagir says

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

  42. http://Purvi says

    love the indoor pool. the hotel looks great!

  43. http://Marlena%20Griffin says

    Wow, beautiful room!

  44. says

    The hilton sounds great

  45. says

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

  46. http://shawanda%20collins says

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

  47. http://Jen%20Gonyer 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. http://Jen%20Gonyer 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. http://Lisa%20Brown says

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

  50. says

    The room looks great!

  51. http://s%20riches says

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

  52. http://Teresa%20Herrera-Honores says

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

  53. says

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

  54. says

    Cute rooms, I like the desk.

  55. http://Amy%20Reed says

    Looks like nice rooms with comfy beds!

  56. says

    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. http://Betsy%20Barnes says

    Wonderful rooms, the pool looks fun 🙂

  58. http://kathy%20pease says

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

  59. http://Blessie%20Nelson says

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

  60. http://Amanda%20Alvarado 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. http://Gianna says

    Nice rooms.

  62. http://Sylvia%20Ortiz says

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

  63. http://Mya%20Murphy 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. http://Susan%20Smith says

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

  65. http://Dana%20Rodriguez says

    That is really nice!

  66. says

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

  67. http://Julie%20Hawkins says

    Wow that indoor pool looks so nice!

  68. http://Robyn%20Galloway 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. http://CharityS says

    I really love family-friendly hotels.

  70. http://laurie says

    wow nice place to stay on vacation or any time

  71. http://Sarah%20L says

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

  72. http://cassandra says

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

  73. http://joanna%20garcia says

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

  74. http://nancy%20bowers says

    Looks wonderful! Hope I get to go there sometime.

  75. says

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

  76. http://Jessica%20Snow says

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

  77. says

    What lovely rooms! Indoor pool is nice too.

  78. http://Laila says

    looks great!

  79. http://Ashley%20Cook says

    This place is really nice

  80. http://Purvi says

    Looks great and most importantly very clean!

  81. http://Traci%20Scott says

    Nice place for the family!

  82. http://Cara%20Daymude says

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

  83. http://sheila%20ressel says

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

  84. http://Tammy%20S 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. http://Elisabeth says

    The last picture is adorable! Thanks for the review.

  86. http://cassandra says

    What a great review. That bed looks comfy!

  87. http://pat says

    I would love to stay here

  88. http://kelly%20willis says

    wow my kids would have a blast

  89. http://laurie says

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

  90. says

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

  91. http://courtney%20b says

    looks so fun! i need a vacation!

  92. http://Diana%20Stanhope says

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

  93. http://polly says

    beautiful rooms and so much to do at their hotel

  94. http://Amy%20Orvin says

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

  95. http://samantha%20s 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. http://Mya%20Murphy says

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

  97. http://Cynthia%20C says

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

  98. http://Mary%20Dailey says

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

  99. http://Kate%20F. says

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

  100. says

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

  101. http://Priscilla%20Benavides says

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

  102. http://Allison says

    That looks relaxing!

  103. http://laurie says

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

  104. http://Tim says

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

  105. http://cassandra says

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

  106. http://Stacey%20Roberson 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. http://Michelle%20S 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. http://Cindy%20B 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. 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. http://stephanie says

    looks nice~!

  111. http://Amy%20Green 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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