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The Griswold Inn

Star Rating
3 out of 5



4.0 / 5Good
70 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Essex Island Marina
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Pratt House
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Essex Library
    11 min walk
  • Airport
    New 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. Pratt House and General William Hart House are local landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Tanger Outlets and Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets. Don't miss Essex Steam Train.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Essex Island Marina - 2 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Pratt House - 8 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Essex Library - 11 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Essex Steam Train - 2 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Essex Saybrook Antique Village Shopping Center - 7 min drive

    Getting around

    • Old Saybrook Station - 8 min drive
    • Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) - 56 min drive


    • The Tap Room – Restaurant with a bar.

    About this property

    The Griswold Inn

    Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free inn has a bar/lounge and concierge services. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, free newspapers, and tour/ticket assistance. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free newspapers. Free local calls, hair dryers, and showers are among the other amenities that guests will find.



    Check-in time starts at 2 PM


    Check-out before 11 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets not allowed

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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 Inn
    • The Griswold Inn Essex
    • The Griswold Inn Inn Essex

    Property amenities


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

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • Free breakfast available
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar

    Things to do

    • Shopping


    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Gift shop/newsstand

    Guest services

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

    Business services

    • Meeting rooms


    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace


    • 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

    Nearby things to do

    Where to eat

    • The Tap Room – Restaurant with a bar.
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    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

    Fantastic Inn, but the bed was bad.

    4/5 Good

    Monday night in the bar with the Sea Chanteys was a real treat.


    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.

    Pros: Nothing - rooms are horrible. Expedia should go there and experience what we went through.

    Cons: Don't have any dealings with this inn again.

    Location: It is a beautiful sleepy town but no where to stay.

    4/5 Good

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