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Get to know the team at The Whaler's Inn

With over 100 years of hospitality experience in our Downtown Mystic location, our staff is here 24 hours to make your getaway memorable. Get to know the team at The Whaler’s Inn.

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To me The Whaler’s Inn is the place where guests and colleagues become friends and friends become family. I find it heartwarming to interact with so many people, both visitors and co-workers, who find Mystic as magical a place as myself. - Amy Munoz, Direct of Sales and Operations

Amanda Arling

Meet the President

A New England native, Amanda joined The Whaler’s Inn after a long career in the travel and tourism industry. For the past six-years she has worked for Backroads, an active travel company, providing customized adventure experiences throughout the United States and around the world. Through her work designing, developing and launching premiere biking and hiking adventures, she has worked extensively with hotels, inns and B&Bs throughout the U.S., Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

Amanda brings a wealth of hospitality experience and knowledge to the Inn, along with a passion for people and travel. Having spent the last half-decade working and traveling around the world, she is very excited to unpack her suitcase and call Mystic home! When not at The Whaler’s Inn, you can find Amanda kayaking along Mystic’s rocky shoreline, exploring one of the region’s many State Parks or cycling the scenic roads and byways of southeastern Connecticut.

Amy Munoz

Meet the Director of Sales and Operations

Born and raised in Gloucester MA, Amy moved to Connecticut in 2000.  She quickly grew to love her adopted home town.  In 2004 Amy accepted a Front Desk position at The Whaler’s Inn and has grown along with the property ever since, being promoted to Front Desk Manager, Assistant General Manager in 2015, and most recently Director of Sales and Operations.  In her free time Amy is the treasurer for  the Downtown Mystic Merchants, working with the organization to plan events such as Mystic Eats – A Riverside Food Festival and Pirate Invasion.  Working with and fostering strong relationships within the community is a passion of Amy’s and has enabled The Whaler’s Inn to forge partnerships with many local businesses.

She was named one of Southeastern Connecticut’s “40 Under 40” in January of 2016.  Amy is also a four-time Gala Committee member for Always Home, an organization which helps prevent family homelessness.   These organization became near and dear to Amy’s heart after starting a family of her own in 2018.  When not working, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and immersing her 1-year old son, Landry, in all that Mystic has to offer for little ones and adults alike . 

Melanie Phillips

Meet the Housekeeping Supervisor

Melanie has been with the Inn for 15 years, first as a Front Desk Associate, then Shift Supervisor, and now as the Head of Housekeeping and Laundry. If you’ve had a chance to visit us, we are sure you’ve noticed our housekeeping staff’s attention to detail and cleanliness. Melanie brings out the best in her team and takes pride in ensuring that all the guestrooms are spotless and comfortable. When not here at the Inn, she enjoys spending time with her children and, of course, her two lovely grandchildren.

Lawrence Clark

Meet the Facilities Supervisor

Guests of the Inn are sure to run into Lawrence during their stay.  He has been a staple of The Whaler’s Inn for over 15 years.  From front desk, to maintenance, to general customer service, Lawrence has mastered it all.  As our Head of Maintenance, he ensures our grounds are spic and span and will happily address any maintenance issues, if they should arise, with a smile on his face and a spring in his step.  Lawrence’s favorite job responsibility, however, is decorating our annual Christmas tree.  Be sure to say “hi” to Lawrence during your next visit!