My husband and I stayed at the Inn this past weekend. We were in room 2. Quiet and peaceful, although it was a Sunday night. The whole street was asleep :)
Our stay was average. No one really seemed to care if we were there or not, unfortunately. My husband had asked for a bit of special treatment for me because we had just had a very sad death in our family, so I think he was expecting a little more acknowledgment. The Irish girl however, was very, very nice in the morning. She was charming and sweet. Other than that, employees were really just walking by us without even saying hello or anything.
Our room was also charming, although tired. We tried to open the windows and they were hard to open and filled with dead bugs and dirt. Windows themselves needed a bath. Queen Anne's chair needed some attention (SImple armcovers would have been nice).
The bar was very nice, great music. Dinner was not memorable although the service was nice.
Continental breakfast was perfect ( included in room price).
Would we come here again? Maybe. But, maybe not. I wish we left with that excited feeling that we would have loved to desire to come here again because this place is lovely in many ways. Just not enough for the price we paid.
- 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