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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 28 June 2016

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...

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Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 28 June 2016

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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Reviewed 27 June 2016

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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Reviewed 25 June 2016 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
Reviewed 23 June 2016 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...

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Trumbull, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 June 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,...

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Thomaston, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Gris is a local charmer. If you like small town Americana, you will like Essex and The Gris. Although the rooms are old, they do have everything you need. (It is an old inn after all.) The Sunday buffet is to die for. The tap room at night on the weekend is loads of fun and very lively.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 May 2016

In the Fall I wrote a scathing review of the Griswold Inn. After reading my review, the owners called me and invited me to try again. Last week, a friend & I took them up on their invitation. Our arrival began with the front desk unaware of our reservation. However, Mary Ann, after reading the email from the owner, immediately...

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eagles mere pa
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Grew up in the Old Lyme area and return often to visit. Also worked at Old Sturbridge Village so I love the primitive look of the Gris. The lady who took our reservations was very nice and even upgraded our room to a suite when we got there since we were return guests.. HOWEVER we do think that the steepness...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent, don't miss. I grew up in the area and frequently visited over 30 years ago. I was in town from Oregon for a family birthday celebration. We were so pleased! Thanks so much for making our evening enjoyable and Memorable!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family 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 Street, Essex, CT 06426
Region: United States > Connecticut > Essex
Price Range: $93 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Griswold Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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“Sorry...we just had dinner ha, ha...but there was a large group of people arriving for a wedding party...!”
 of 5 bubbles fuzzylablover, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We did not stay at the hotel, only went there for lunch.”
 of 5 bubbles CTJodi, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We did not stay at the Inn, enjoyed the Inn Pub and dining.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles MaureenConnecticut, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
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