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  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Located in Essex, The Griswold Inn is in the historical district and minutes from Essex Island Marina and Connecticut River Museum. This inn is within close proximity of Pratt House and Essex Library.


Make yourself at home in one of the 33 individually decorated guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include complimentary newspapers and irons/ironing boards, as well as phones with free local calls.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of The Griswold Inn.

Business & Travel Amenities

Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Griswold Inn
36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States


Beautiful Inn in Gilmore Girls Land

The inn is so picturesque and pretty outside. We loved the bar and restaurant with the Christmas tree and assorted antiquities. The service was excellent and friendly. We enjoyed a shrimp cocktail and wine.

Seems to have gone down hill?

The food wasn't what it used to be. Fish and chips were greasy and fish didn't seem fresh. We just wanted a snack or light dinner so it should have been good enough. Something was strange about the fish batter, it just wasn't right. Atmosphere was great, as always though.


Been here many times! Never disappoints us! Was here on the boat two nights and came for dinner both nights! Fabulous spirit, great cocktails and great food. The decor...well say no more! Had the swordfish tonight and it was to die for. We always have the Reuben and it is better than any Reuben u can get in New York! Totally awesome! Love it!