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Griswold Inn

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having visited Essex and finding it a quaint waterside town, we decided to bring our friends from England here to enjoy it's charm. It seems this is one of the few places where the British enjoyed a victory. They have several buildings and we stayed in the main inn. It was quiet, clean, comfortable and charming. The beds most comfortable.... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Essex CT. In itself is a beautiful town along the Connecticut River. Some very nice shops, good restaurants and the icon on Main St, the Gris, Have stayed here many times and it never disappoints us. The history of the Gris goes back to 1776, nice rooms, the Tap Room is fun and the food is very good. Try the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me just start by saying this hotel is absolutely quintessential All-American. There is a lot of history in the hotel. Thankfully, I was in a renovated room. But, there is a BIG problem with noise - there is no sound buffer or insulation. You can hear other guests entering and leaving the hotel, walking down the halls, entering rooms,... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to love the Griswold Inn. It was charming, homey and a great place to stay (and eat). We started going to the Griswold Inn well over 40 years ago, when we lived in Connecticut. We have continued to visit when we were in Connecticut. On our visit 2 years ago we noticed how much the restaurant menu had... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went because my husband used to sail tall ships on the east coast and this was one of his favorite places! Go on a Monday for Sea Shanty night (probably not so much kid friendly but really fun!) Also make sure you have the clam chowder and the scallop ceviche they were outstanding! Staff was also super fun. Make... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not stay at the Inn, we ate at the restaurant a few nights. The dining area historic and quaint. The Pub area was also enjoyable, although noisy, but still fun. The menu selections was many and very good. Plenty of food, so you may want to share.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant. Super staff, excellent food (recommend the fish and chips--fresh, hand-battered cod (2 huge slabs of excellent fish) and hand-cut chips, just exactly enough to have some of each for later. Walk around the back dining room and see the history and the real side of New England, the shipping memorabilia is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a private room full of history-bribes the walls to take in the photos. Food was great, staff was nice and efficient and proud of the rich history. The bar was lively with live entertainment. Good for personal or business. I Highly recommend.

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East Marion, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Boated over from Long Island over the Sound, docking our boat at the Essex Island Marina, and staying overnight at the Griswold Inn. Took about a half hour from Orient Point, and then another half hour up the Connecticut River to Essex. Both the marina and the Inn are great fun. We booked a basic room at the Griswold. The... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I took 50 senior adult's to the Griswold Inn for there breakfast buffet, this was our groups second trip for to the Griswold. The staff never disappoints you with warmth, attentiveness and care. Laurie does a great job with groups like ours. The food was delicious, hot and plenty of it. The variety is amazing. On top of all that,... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Griswold Inn

Address: 36 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1132
Location: United States > Connecticut > Essex
Price Range: $70 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Griswold Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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