The Griswold Inn

Self Rated: 3.0 out of 5
36 Main Street, Essex, CT, 06426, United States of America
4.0 out of 5 rating 70 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.0

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Property Details

Property Location

With a stay at The Griswold Inn in Essex, you'll be in the historical district, within a 5-minute drive of Essex Steam Train and Essex Island Marina. This inn is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Connecticut River Museum and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Pratt House.


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.


Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Additional features at this inn include concierge services, gift shops/newsstands, and a picnic area.


Enjoy a satisfying meal at The Tap Room serving guests of The Griswold Inn. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary breakfast is included.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Essex Island Marina - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Connecticut River Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Pratt House - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Essex Library - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Essex Steam Train - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Ivoryton Playhouse - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Museum of Fife and Drum - 6.2 km / 3.9 mi
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center - 8.6 km / 5.3 mi
General William Hart House - 8.9 km / 5.5 mi
Plattwood Park - 9.4 km / 5.8 mi
Tanger Outlets - 10.8 km / 6.7 mi
Florence Griswold Museum - 11.1 km / 6.9 mi
Harvey's Beach - 11.1 km / 6.9 mi
Westbrook Town Beach - 11.4 km / 7.1 mi
Gillette Castle State Park - 11.6 km / 7.2 mi

The nearest airports are:
Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) - 82 km / 51 mi
New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London) - 41.5 km / 25.8 mi
New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional) - 49 km / 30.5 mi
Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field) - 46.9 km / 29.1 mi
East Hampton, NY (HTO) - 151.9 km / 94.4 mi

The preferred airport for The Griswold Inn is Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.).

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 11am.
Property Policies

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.

  • -Free self parking
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Gift shops or newsstand
  • -Concierge services
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Free breakfast
  • -Free newspapers in lobby
  • -Shopping on site
  • -Terrace
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Restaurant
  • -Garden
  • -Picnic area
  • -Meeting rooms