and each time we check in we're asked if this is our first time. Odd, in the digital age. The Inn is lovely, but they do seem to have lightbulb problems (ours was out in the shower) as others have mentioned - disconnect between housekeeping and management, I guess The bar is lively on a Friday night with a great band, not so much on Saturday nights (if you'd like to sing along to "home, home on the range" this is your night). The town is delightful, the staff hospitable, the bed comfortable, the breakfast good, they allow a one night's stay. The Inn is just over an hour from the airport in Providence, and makes a great halfway stop on our trips to Nantucket via Cape Air. We'll be back in September and October, and yes we've been here before.
- 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