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Griswold Inn

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3.0 of 5
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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I enjoyed our recent stay and had a wonderful experience at the Griswold from the moment we arrived. Each staff member that we encountered was friendly and knowledgeable. Our room was small but oozed colonial charm. No complaints about the accommodations - had a quiet and restful night's sleep. We decided to have dinner at the Inn... More 

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had brunch here with my family. It was great. Food was delicious, hot, and I didn't have to wait to get something I wanted. They were always refreshing the buffet. There was a good variety. Only complaint was our waitress. We had to ask for drinks and refills. My tea was luke warm at best. She didn't clear the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Happy Easter we went to the Easter brunch today and had a 10 am reservation . When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly staff member that was a good start. After being seated our waitress was prompt and also friendly wow 2 for 2 . 10 am was the start of the Easter brunch so things picked... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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grisresponder, Owner at Griswold Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your stay with us in December. For many of our guests, this is their favorite month to experience ‘The Gris’! We are truly sorry that your stay was not satisfactory. We are always looking to improve upon the guest experience and take all of our guest comments seriously. When... More 

New London, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 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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10 reviews 10 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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