My husband and I were traveling through New England and stayed at the Griswold Inn for one night. When we arrived, although it was very busy, Moira greeted us warmly and made us feel very welcome. Our room was small, but very clean and lovely. We thought the Inn was amazing and found ourselves wandering around, looking at the wonderful nautical paintings and admiring the astonishing craftsmanship of the furnishings.
If you're looking for a place with a lot of history that will make you feel like you're stepping back in time... stay at the Griswold. Yes, the floors squeak, but older floors do that. No, you don't have a TV, but a walk around Essex is better than any rerun of Seinfeld. This is NOT a modern hotel and if that's what you want, look someplace else. If you're looking for a quaint hotel that is steeped in history with a friendly, fun staff: stay at the "Gris". You won't be disappointed.
- 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