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Griswold Inn

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36 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426
Griswold Inn
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Ranked #1 of 1 Essex B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok Thailand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The town of Essex is cute. But we stayed at this place 1 night in December 2014 on the recommendation of a friend and we were terribly disappointed. The restaurant was mediocre, the server was brusque and seemed like he hated his job. When we asked about which white wine he would recommend, the best he could say was that... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently stayed here with my husband on a snowy weekend. We enjoyed walking around the town and visiting the local shops. We spent some time relaxing in the bar with some delicious cocktails and homemade potato chips. We also enjoyed a special dinner in the dining room, where the food, service, and atmosphere were exceptional. Our room was clean... More 

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

spent a delightful night at this historic Inn. Nice room with wood burning fireplace; comfy bed. Small town New England at it best. Local hang out with live music on Friday nights. Great place to spend our anniversary. Remember it is off season so not much was open, but that OK with us.

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bridgewater, nj
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Staff is very friendly , cute rooms {but no tv} went down to the bar to listen to the music {Martin Kelly } excellent ! The town is charming and quiet . Small room but very cozy ! parking is across the street .

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Loveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Cute place to stay.charming historic area. Easy drive from Bradley airport. My room was awesome, just so you know no tv's in rooms. I would like to go back in the summer so I could see the town open.staff is friendly food is good. Breakfast minimal.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great reception at this old New England Inn. Lots of charm in a wonderful small downtown area. Great pub, restaurant, beer, wine and live entertainment topped off a wonderful short stay. Rooms were small but clean and cozy.

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Connecticut
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a couple of drinks. What history this place has. A nice bar in what felt like a nautical museum. The building makes you feel like your back in time. There were some neat firearms there as well. The bar had a great popcorn machine that we enjoyed as well. They had 5 out so beers on tap.

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Plainville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you seek contemporary furnishings, modern conveniences, HD TV (or any TV in your room for that matter), temperature controlled environments and hip nightlife, the Griswold Inn is probably not for you, but... ... if your nostalgic for Old New England, if you think it would be an amazing experience to dine in an old transplanted covered bridge, or have... More 

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Gainesville, VA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We really loved our 2 night stay at the Griswold! It was right after Christmas and the Inn was quite busy but we never felt ignored. They are wonderful to their guests. We stayed in a suite (room 5) and because it was away from the tavern area we couldn't hear any noise from there even though it was quite... More 

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Captiva
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6 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The Griswold Inn is old and quaint and certainly interesting if you are a history buff but is well below average as a comfortable place to stay. I specificly asked for a quiet room because I has been told that rooms near the bar could be noisy and was assured that I was a separate building and it should be... More 

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