This was the second year in a row that we stopped at the Griswold Inn and it did not disappoint. Essex is a cute little piece of CT history and the Inn is a central Player in the history of the town. this time, we opted to stay in the annex adjacent to the Inn and the checkin person upgraded us to a mini-suite, complete with a comfy if somewhat time-worn sofa. No TV in the room though I believe there may have been one elsewhere. A continental breakfast is included in the room rate. We ate supper in the Tavern at the Inn, which pours excellent cocktails and offers basic pub food. The Inn has a more formal dining room as well. Parking is on nearby streets. The Inn seems to be very popular with the locals and given the chance, we'll join them there again.
- 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