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Griswold Inn

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This inn is truly exceptional. It dates back to revolutionary war days, & each room is unique with furnishings reflecting the time period. Essex CT, the town it is located in, was once a shipbuilding town in the 1800's, & the beautiful ships built there ferried passengers to & from various port cities in NY, NJ, etc. in the late...

Thank joye226
Chatham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Every year college sorority sisters from long ago, along with husbands gather in a different location simply to enjoy each other and whatever the locale has to offer. This year at The Griswold Inn was fabulous because of the food, the company, the music, the accommodations and warmth of the front desk ladies--Maura and Kate. Our three days were fabulous!

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Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Living in central Connecticut I have dined at "The Gris" periodically over the last many years, usually for a special celebration, sometimes just for lunch, and a couple of times just to imbibe in the Taproom. The atmosphere is warm and charming and a highlight of every visit, particularly if you are nautically inclined. Some meals have been memorable and...

Thank Lastmate23
South Windsor, Connecticut
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Had lunch outside here on a nice fall afternoon. Really enjoyed eating outside. The historic Inn is pretty dark inside. The food was plentiful. Hand cut french fries were served with their fish and chip dish.

Thank PJCM744
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely quaint hotel and bar, which is said to be the oldest bar in the States. It's a great place to go for brunch with good food and service. It provides good seafood. It also has a good wine selection. The village itself is beautiful.

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The oldest continuously operated B&B in the USA. A MUST to stay at. Total experience, from the original building to period rooms, old fashioned courtesy from the staff, tasty and sensibly priced food & drink. Live music in the bar, Sea Shantys one night and Jazz & Blues the next when we were there. Essex itself is picture book pretty...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

My cod was delicious, as was the bread and salad. The green beans and mashed potatoes were just ok; nothing special. The wait staff provided quick and efficient service. Atmosphere was calm, quaint and very clean.

Thank Ron W
Bridgewater, NJ
Reviewed 2 October 2016

So we stopped into this place after a long day of looking at boats...our last broker we spoke to at the Island Cove Marina recommended it to us...what a great recommendation...the place is beautiful...people are very nice...we got there 15 min before dinner started and were promptly seated...in the Library room...the decour (sorry about the spelling..!) of the place was...

Thank fuzzylablover
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

A group of us had dinner here. It is a neat old restaurant. Our server took great care of our table. The menu had a lot of choices. I had the potato cakes for a starter, they were the closest to the ones I had in Germany, they were fantastic. I had the special trout dinner, it was great. Highly...

Thank Thedevelopingimage
Ledyard, Connecticut
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the Griswold Inn's new seasonal menu. We started by sharing a pear and arugula salad that was tasty and nicely presented. (They divided it for us before serving it.) The pork chop was tender and flavorful and the vegetables complimented it nicely. The duck breast was moist and delicious on a bed of spaghetti squash with a...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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
Region: United States > Connecticut > Essex
Price Range: ₹ 4,538 - ₹ 7,779 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Griswold Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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“Call them for a description of the rooms. The web site does not have good pictures of the rooms.”
dodieg2015, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sorry...we just had dinner ha, ha...but there was a large group of people arriving for a wedding party...!”
fuzzylablover, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We did not stay at the hotel, only went there for lunch.”
CTJodi, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We did not stay at the Inn, enjoyed the Inn Pub and dining.”
marw771, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The rooms outside of the main inn are quieter. Inside the inn you can sometimes hear music from the bar.”
MaureenConnecticut, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
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