This is a great location and the people are quite friendly. That is about all that earns it two stars instead of one. The room we had was dingy and has needed to be painted for some time now. The walls are dirty and all marked up. The bathroom has two tiny candelabra bulbs, one of which was burned out. The bed needed to be replaced about 10 years ago. Horrible bed, a lumpy and very worn out mattress. The bed pillows are flat worn out things in desperate need of replacement. The building just has not been kept up in top shape and the age is seriously showing itself. We rented one of the cheapest rooms which was the size of a closet but my brother rented one of the most expensive rooms and had a similar experience with the bed. Note to owners: we were in room 27 if you have any doubts about this review.
- 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