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Griswold Inn

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36 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1132 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Have been there many times, just so-so, place is beautiful, old, and charming. Food is okay, never a big fan of the food. Bathrooms ok, small. Parking is terrible. Essex is nice, but sadly over run with tourists.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat. We had a lovely two night stay in a room with a four poster bed. The room was beautifully appointed. The staff was very friendly. Staying in an historical inn is a great experience. The town of Essex is very quaint and...More

Thank AndreaK-M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Essex, CT with friends and we decided to have lunch at the Griswold Inn's Tap Room. The bar area was really very nice with small tables and a big popcorn machine! We ordered the potato chips appetizer along with a few glasses...More

Thank Diane R
Response from Innkeeper1776, Owner at Griswold InnResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Diane, for your visit. We're delighted that you enjoyed our spot! It sounds like you may have been in for a late lunch - after 2:30 - which offers our Tavern Fare menu until we open for dinner around 5 or 5:30 depending...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Food was good service to match beer was cold beautiful ambiance and for history it’s was amazing great little inn to visit young and old need to stop and enjoy the whole area for a day parking was easyMore

Thank Jamey B
Response from Innkeeper1776, Owner at Griswold InnResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Jamey - Fall Greetings from The Gris! It sounds like everything was perfect! So happy to hear from your comments that the experience was good but confused as to why you only gave us a 3-star rating. We are ALWAYS striving to offer the...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

We were here for lunch this time. Had a mouthwatering burger and the best Reuben ever. If you can visit in the evening they have live music in the tavern every evening. Essex is a cute New England town with lots of shops. Great for...More

Thank Julie N
Response from Innkeeper1776, Owner at Griswold InnResponded 21 August 2018

Hi Julie - We're delighted you enjoyed your experience at 'The Gris' and in Essex! Every night brings different entertainment and every season brings a different feel to Essex and our place! Thanks for visiting - we hope you'll come back again!

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Located in the picturesque and historic village of Essex, Connecticut, The Griswold Inn is a destination experience. With 33 guest rooms, unique shopping, historic dining, a stunning wine bar featuring a tapas-style culinary experience, and an award-winning taproom voted "Best Bar" over and over by Esquire Magazine and countless others, the 'Gris' offers visitors an authentic and spirited adventure. Come make your own history here. The oldest continually operated inn in America. Fine Food, Spirits and Lodging....Since 1776!

Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Certificate of Excellence
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
USD 183 - USD 224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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24 June 2017|
Response from Anniedee1929 |
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17 June 2017|
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Response from Innkeeper1776 | Property representative |
Sorry to say - there are no laundry facilities for guests on property. Essex Laundry, however, is within 5 minutes from the Inn.
Room Tips
"did not stay there, only had lunch"
6 days ago
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"I recommend the rooms in the Main Building."
1 week ago
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"We’ve only eaten here. Never stayed."
20 Aug. 2018
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"No elevator access to upper rooms, if stairs are an issue for you."
6 Aug. 2018
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