We stayed in the house next to the inn. We liked it because we had the house to share with those who also had rooms in the house. There was a kitchen in the back, living room in the center, office space and dining room area to the left.
It is not worth the extra charge a for the "suites" vs. standard rooms. Upstairs the room to the right #10 was the same square footage as the room next to it, #11, but #10 was charged as a standard and #11 was charged as a "suite" because it had a couch in it. Go figure! Room #11 had a bathroom that was half the size of #10. Pay for the standard and go with that - suites are not worth the extra $.
Fireplace was nice in the living area. Don't expect any frills. No flowers anywhere, no bottled water, no vending or ice machines, no turn down service, no tv or radio except in public areas. Pretty vanilla.
- 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