This was our first stay at the Griswold Inn and it will definitely not be our last. I spent my 49th Birthday with my wife at their quaint Tap Room and we both could have sworn that time had stopped. Between the music, food, atmosphere and staff a better time couldn't have been had. We stayed in a lovely spacious room (#32) and enjoyed a wonderful brunch at the Inn the next morning. The town itself is like stepping back in time, lovely shops and even more lovely people. Top this all off with a parade of classic cars and a flotilla of boats on the river trimmed in Christmas lights with Santa on a Tug Boat to finish things up.
I did my homework looking for the right type of Inn and have stayed at many, the Griswold has moved into the top spot by a comfortable margin!!
I could go on and on but I hope I've been able to convey the "connection" we made with this beautiful Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Griswold Hotel Essex