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Griswold Inn

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36 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1132 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Suites
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Griswold may be one of the oldest continuously run Inns in the country and for good reason; the place is full of colonial ambience providing exceptional comfort for it's guests. My wife and I arrived on a Sunday afternoon and were warmly welcomed and...More

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Response from Innkeeper1776, Owner at Griswold InnResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings from The Gris! Thanks so much for staying with us and for sharing your experience with fellow travelers - and potential guests. :) We’re delighted you enjoyed our spot and look forward to your return! There are so many “dimensions” to enjoy at our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property is as charming and quaint as you'd expect, and the staff was warm and welcoming. They have tea and coffee available all the time for guests, which was great on the cold fall night. However, beware of room #39 - it's a Deluxe...More

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Response from Innkeeper1776, Owner at Griswold InnResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings from The Gris! We so appreciate you staying with us! We have 34 guest accommodations on property. Though most are located in the main building, we do have several others that are located in the seven other historic structures that comprise The Griswold Inn...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently met friends for lunch at this iconic inn. The atmosphere was cozy and inviting on a brisk October day. The three of us were seated at a huge table even though there were several smaller, unoccupied tables. (When we asked for a smaller table...More

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Response from Innkeeper1776, Owner at Griswold InnResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for patronizing our spot. We're not sure exactly WHAT happened on the day you came in: it is unfortunate that your experience was less than stellar. Since, thankfully, your situation is a bit of an anomaly, we do hope you will come...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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.More

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Response from Innkeeper1776, Owner at Griswold InnResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings from Essex and The Gris! It is highly unfortunate that your experience with us has not been up to our standards. Of course we strive to have everyone who walks through our door leave having enjoyed a memorable experience so your comments are important...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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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 More 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! Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
33
Price range
USD 182 - USD 218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Griswold Hotel Essex
Location
United States > Connecticut > Essex
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
33
Price range
USD 182 - USD 218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Griswold Hotel Essex
Location
United States > Connecticut > Essex
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309allan
24 June 2017|
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Response from Anniedee1929 |
My room did not
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Lori G
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.
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"#39 is above a coffee shop (very noisy); also narrow staircase to room"
kardavis
3 weeks ago
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"did not stay there, only had lunch"
Passenger798499
4 weeks ago
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"I recommend the rooms in the Main Building."
AndreaK-M
5 weeks ago
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"We’ve only eaten here. Never stayed."
834JulieN
20 Aug. 2018
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