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Griswold Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   36 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426
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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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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't stay at the Inn, but did have lunch there twice. We ate inside once, and enjoyed the décor and walls dripping with history throughout. The second time was very pleasant outside, so we ate outdoors. The lobster rolls (they serve both the hot and cold variety) were excellent, as were their beers on tap and they made a... More

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Hudson, New Hampshire
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Griswold Inn as a member of wedding party. While the location was wonderful, the facility was poor to terrible. We were in room 22 which is a tiny room. We're OK with tiny rooms, but this one was a fine example of the hotel trying to make a few extra bucks without thinking of their guest's... More

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East Northport, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar is always excellent with live music every light and friendly people. Popcorn wafs the air in the bar and homemade chips are a specialty. Kids are welcome to listen to the music as well as dancing and singing with the band.

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Southbury, Connecticut
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Inn this past weekend. We were in room 2. Quiet and peaceful, although it was a Sunday night. The whole street was asleep :) Our stay was average. No one really seemed to care if we were there or not, unfortunately. My husband had asked for a bit of special treatment for me... More

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Lawrence, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The town is magical as is the historic nature and ambiance of the hotel. It is like staying in a museum. Nevertheless, the rooms need refurbishing especially the window treatments and very noisy window a/c. The service and people are wonderful as is the location but be forewarned as to what you will be getting. All said though we really... More

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Ringoes, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

and each time we check in we're asked if this is our first time. Odd, in the digital age. The Inn is lovely, but they do seem to have lightbulb problems (ours was out in the shower) as others have mentioned - disconnect between housekeeping and management, I guess The bar is lively on a Friday night with a great... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Everytime we come to this beautiful part of America we visit this place, the food is ok, the drinks great but the ambiance is magic! The village of Essex is worth the visit alone but this pub just makes

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

a lovely place to stay, we only stayed one night en route to NH. The room was lovely and included a sitting room, we stayed in the annex next door which was very quite, not sure if the band could be heard in the main hotel but definitely not in the annex. The people were so friendly and the food... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you are looking for a modern hotel with flat screen TVs, elevators and every room exactly the same, this is not your ideal hotel. If you are looking for super friendly staff, old world charm, authentic furnishings and a beautiful inn experience in a historic New England Town, then this is definitely your hotel.

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cape cod, mass
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I agree with the last reviewer that although the "Gris" has its faults, it offers so much by way of character and authenticity that all imperfections are forgotten. My husband and I have returned again and again for over thirty years and love that almost everything has remained the same: a few updates, yes, but definitely not drastic modernizations. Staying... More

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Address: 36 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Essex
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Hotel Class:3 star — Griswold Inn 3*
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