Essex, CT 

The Griswold Inn

36 Main St
Essex, CT 06426-1132 US

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Rates: $95 to $300
Total Rooms: 31


Circa 1776. One of the country's oldest continuously operating inns, the Griswold is also known for its important maritime art collection. On Sundays, indulge in the popular Hunt Breakfast that was originally served at the request of the British after they invaded the harbor during the War of 1812. Enjoy lively music nightly in the handsome, award-winning Tap Room. Dine on authentic American cuisine, featuring New England favorites and inspired orignials, in one of the five dining rooms: The Covered Bridge, The Gun Room, The Library, The Essex Room and The Steamboat Room.Publicity and Awards: Yankee Magazine, House Beautiful, New York Times, New York Magazine.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $95 to $300
Payment types accepted include American Express, Master Card, Visa and Travelers Checks.
Rooms: This property has 31 total guest accommodations with private bath, 8 with fireplaces and 1 conference room.
The types of beds available include King, Queen, Twin and Double.


Pets: Pets Allowed and certain rooms with advance notice.
Smoking: Smoke Free Property.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast.
Types of meals: Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Amenities In Room: Air Conditioning.
Amenities On Site: Copy Machine, Phone and Fax.


Events Hosted: Family Reunions, Meetings and Weddings.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Bicycling, Hiking, Live Theater, Shopping (Local Crafts), art galleries, steam train, boating and historic homes.

Historic Interest

Important historic houses line many of the lanes of Essex. Changing exhibits of early river valley life can be seen at the Connecticut River Museum. Mystic Seaport and Gillette's Castle are also on the "must see" list.