Reserves for a business function and stayed over night at the Inn. I was under the weather but still had a great meal. Carolers sang to our table dressed in historical costumes. Wonderful decor, food, service and wine.
The sea shanties lulled my tired and sick (cold and flu) body to sleep. It was kind if a crazy experience. Kept waking up thinking I'd been transported back in time.
I liked the rooms were fitting with the period of the inn. Clean and updated but still without all the technology we somehow feel we have to have.
I loved the store across the way. It had such unique things in it which made it memorable.
We had a great business meeting there too. The staff did everything they could to make everything perfect.
- 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