Thames Inn & Marina

Star Rating
2 out of 5
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121 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Free Airport Shuttle


What's nearby

  • Airport
    New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London)
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    United States Coast Guard Academy
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    New London Ferry Dock
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Garde Arts Center
    6 min drive

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Book online or call:

  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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About this area


Located in Groton, Thames Inn & Marina is near a train station. Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration and Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Olde Mistick Village and Tanger Outlet Foxwoods. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Mohegan Sun Arena or Waterford Speedbowl.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Connecticut College - 6 min drive
  • Connecticut College Arboretum - 6 min drive
  • United States Coast Guard Academy - 6 min drive
  • New London Ferry Dock - 6 min drive
  • Garde Arts Center - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • New London Union Station - 6 min drive
  • New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London) - 6 min drive

About this property

Thames Inn & Marina

Hotel in Groton with marina and free airport shuttle
This hotel features a marina, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 32 rooms have free WiFi and feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and dishwashers. Guests will also find coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards.
Thames Inn & Marina offers 32 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Kitchens offer refrigerators, microwaves, cookware/dishes/utensils, and dishwashers.
Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Free roundtrip airport shuttle

Food and drink

Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

Laundry facilities

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities


BBQ grill(s)
Marina onsite
Picnic area

Room amenities


Air conditioning


Shower/tub combination


Cable/satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Access via exterior corridors
Free local calls
Iron/ironing board



Check-in time starts at 3:30 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per pet, per night
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

Property is also known as

  • Thames Groton
  • Thames Inn
  • Thames Inn Groton
  • Thames Inn And Marina Hotel Groton
  • Thames Inn & Marina Hotel
  • Thames Inn & Marina Groton
  • Thames Inn & Marina Hotel Groton

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Quaint - with character!

Let me start by stating that if you are expecting the Ritz Carlton or the Bellagio you need to keep looking. If you are looking for a pleasant place to stay at an affordable price you just hit the target. Being right on the water starts the visit! Wayne the owner takes it from there not just checking us in but offering to carry our stuff and actually walking us to the room. He even made a point of giving us a choice of a room with full cable or just local channels. Had a full sized fridge and stove as well as a microwave - was more like a studio apartment. We were going to the Sun Beer Festival at Mohegan so this was a good place to crash (not in a car as we took an Uber!). This is an older hotel and shows it's age a bit (I couldn't figure how to make the shower work!) but it's a work in progress and worth the price of admission. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Thanks Wayne -keep working on it!

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2019


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness


I was planning on arriving well after the check in time, so I called and spoke with the guy in the office to alert him and verify it was ok. He was very friendly. Told me to call once we got in town. No problem. The problem I had was with the room. Upon checking in, the guy walked us to our 2nd floor room. Inside, was a plug in massage chair, which was odd for a motel, and a couple other dated furnishings, a semi-clean kitchen and the bed. The bed was the 1st issue. We pulled back the sheets to find long black hairs, pubes, dust and what appeared to be dead/smushed bugs. I went down to the office and asked for a new set of sheets. The guy grabbed them, then offered me a new room on the 1st floor. I asked to see the room first; this room seemed more updated with 2 beds. I quickly pulled back the sheets on one bed, and it was clean, so we took it. After we settled, we checked the 2nd bed to see which we'd prefer to use. Same issue with the sheets. But at least 1 bed was usable. Next issue, was the shower. The water never heated, so it was a cold shower for me, and then grabbing a towel, I found long black hairs folded in them. When we returned from our day out, there was a walmart bag of "clean" towels hanging on our outside door. Also strange. Overall, the guy on site was friendly, the motel was very dated and the cleanliness was beyond lackluster.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019


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    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

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