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    Griswold Inn

    36 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1132
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          Overview
          • Excellent49%
          • Very good28%
          • Average11%
          • Poor6%
          • Terrible4%
          Travellers talk about
          “wine bar” (33 reviews)
          “new england” (39 reviews)
          “tap room” (51 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Air Conditioning
          Non-Smoking Hotel
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          3.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 4 February 2017

          Three of us went for dinner. My wife had grilled salmon. It was OK but kind of dry and tasteless. Our friend had baked stuffed shrimp. It was good but not very tasty. I had roast lamb shank. The gravy was overwhelming, the vegetables were...More

          Thank William B
          Response from Innkeeper1776, Owner at Griswold Inn

          It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy your recent experience with us. Your comments have been shared with members of our staff. As you enjoyed the wine...May we suggest a visit to The Griswold Inn Wine Bar, an entirely different culinary experience. In addition...More

          Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

          There's a lot to love here. The Inn is beautiful with, a restraunt, a pub and a wine bar. The rooms range from quaint to sprawling. And the location, (see pictures) is my favorite. The Inn is located on Main Street in Essex and at...More

          Thank conradusa
          Response from Innkeeper1776, Owner at Griswold Inn

          Greetings from the Gris! We greatly appreciate your enthusiastic endorsement of both the Inn and Essex! Your images beautifully capture our special town and corner of the world that the Nature Conservancy has deemed one of the "last great places" and Patricia Schultz in 1000...More

          Reviewed 2 February 2017

          The rooms are Bed and breakfestish in appearance and older, but tastefully done. The restaurant is always awesome (both of these are expensive though) The restaurant also has another restaurant attached to the building over on the right if your outside facing it. (cannot remember...More

          Thank Michael S
          Reviewed 19 January 2017

          Had a light lunch on MLK day. Food was good. Waitress was very apathetic. Asked about food ingredients for a severe allergy and felt like we were just an annoyance. Asked about the style of Clam chowder and response was " i dunno I don't...More

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          Reviewed 18 January 2017

          We came to see the Kokosingers, who perform here for a night in early January every year. We knew nothing about the Inn, but it was great! The food was really good, and the decor is perfect for a historic New England Inn. The hotel...More

          Thank David B
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          About
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          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
          • Room Service
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Room Service
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
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          • Bar/Lounge
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          • Price range
          • USD 70 - USD 120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms ,
          • Suites
          • Number of rooms
          • 33
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