Very clean room, but very basic. We stayed in the annex. Given that the building it old, the floor is not level and our bed tilted backwards. No TVs in the rooms, no hair dryer, no bathtub (shower only), basicaly, no frills. The blanket on the bed needed to be thrown out, it was all pilly and looked to be as old as the building itself. Bedding was poor qualities. The mattress and pillow were bad, definitely bring your own pillow if you go. Plus, the walls were very thin and we heard every noise both inside and outside. There was a sing along going on in the tavern next door and it was very loud in our room until after midnight when it stopped. Overall, yes it was clean and quaint, but not comfortable. The food at the restaurant was good, and the atmostphere in the tavern was cozy, we would have dinner there again.
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- 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