The Griswold Inn

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Griswold Inn

The Griswold Inn

3 out of 5

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-out
36 Main Street, Essex, CT, 06426

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEssex Island Marina2 min walk
  • Popular LocationConnecticut River Museum2 min walk
  • Popular LocationPratt House8 min walk
  • AirportNew Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional)39 min drive

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About this area


Located in Essex, The Griswold Inn is in the historical district. Tanger Outlets and Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Connecticut Valley Railroad State Park and Connecticut Valley Railroad State Park Trail. Essex Steam Train and Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Essex Island Marina - 2 min walk
  • Connecticut River Museum - 2 min walk
  • Pratt House - 8 min walk
  • Essex Library - 11 min walk
  • Essex Steam Train - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Old Saybrook Station - 8 min drive
  • Bradley Intl. Airport (BDL) - 56 min drive


  • The Tap Room — 1 min walk
  • Abby's Place — 5 min walk
  • La Marea — 5 min drive
  • Red House — 6 min drive
  • The Blue Hound Cookery — 7 min drive

About this property

The Griswold Inn

3-star hotel near Essex Steam Train
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and concierge services are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, a library, and free newspapers are onsite. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free newspapers. Other amenities available to guests include free local calls, hair dryers, and showers.
The Griswold Inn offers 33 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Shopping


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower


  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Property is also known as

Griswold Essex
Griswold Inn
Griswold Inn Essex
Griswold Hotel Essex
The Griswold Inn Hotel
The Griswold Inn Essex
The Griswold Inn Hotel Essex

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 29 out of 70 reviews
5 - Excellent 41%
Rating 4 - Good. 26 out of 70 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 70 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 70 reviews
2 - Poor 9%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 70 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
the beginning of a birthday week :-)
we ate dinner (excellent!) in the library (fireplace, cozy), danced in the lounge to Shiny Lapel Trio (wicked fun band! that we follow), stayed over night, (comfortable bed and very cute view overlooking main street).

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Room comfort
Fantastic Inn, but the bed was bad.

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Monday night in the bar with the Sea Chanteys was a real treat.

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Didn't stay left as soon as we saw the room.
the room was not the same as was shown on your web site. 8 x 10 so small it was horrible. we left as they would not give us another room they said the small rooms are the rooms people get when they book through expedia. I called and asked for my money back but have not heard anything back. Your people said they had to get the money back from the griswold before I would get my money back. I recommend expedia not having anything to do with this inn again. I don't think I would book another room through expedia again as this left a really bad taste in my mouth for your web site.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service