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The Griswold Inn is defined by its uniqueness, and our guest rooms are no exception. We have 34 charming rooms, no two exactly alike, and we do offer first floor rooms as well as a fully ADA compliant accommodation.* Furnished with antiques, period reproductions and Leonard’s Beds – yes, the same Leonard’s that has supplied a bed or two to The White House – some have fireplaces, some have views of “village life” and some boast glimpses of water. All have private baths and free wireless internet access. A complimentary continental breakfast is also included.

“Colonial reproductions are legion, but for the real McCoy,
set sail for Essex, and stay at The Griswold Inn.”
-New York Magazine

We are often told that for anyone staying in Connecticut – or New England for that matter – there is no better location than The Griswold Inn. We are located on Main Street in historic Essex Village, named the “Best Small Town in America.” A few steps outside your door are the shops and galleries of Essex, as well as Essex harbor and the majestic Connecticut River. There are many, many Things To Do in the immediate area as well as within easy reach. For rates & reservations information click here.

*Due to the fact that we are a historic property, our lobby and some of our other spaces may not be accessible to those with disabilities. We do, however, have accessibility to our Tap Room and our largest historic dining room, The Covered Bridge.

Essex is that small walkable town with unique boutique shops and a long history. The hotel was built in 1776 and the room we stayed in showed the history with its old beams and original floor. Make no mistake, the room was in great shape. Deluxe with a King just over the toy shop. Peaceful, romantic, and quality abounds.

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  • ADA Deluxe Suite

  • Standard Room

  • Junior Suite

  • Deluxe Suite

  • Superior Suite

  • Family Cottage

  • ADA Deluxe Suite

    A large, first-floor deluxe suite furnished with a king bed, quality antiques and fine reproductions, is ADA accessible and fully ADA compliant. Designated parking spot, ramp to private entrance, spacious bathroom with room for wheelchair at sink, roll-in shower and grab bars throughout.

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    Standard Room

    Experience the classic ambiance of our individually appointed Standard Rooms featuring Leonard’s Beds, traditional New England fixtures and a simple yet refined colonial charm.

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    Junior Suite

    Welcoming spaces, warm and inviting – each uniquely decorated. Junior Suites feature handsome Leonard’s beds, period furniture and fine reproductions, floors dressed with Turkish rugs and comfortable sitting areas with pull-out sofas.

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    Deluxe Suite

    Pleasing retreats, reflecting the essence of true colonial charm. Deluxe Suites are uniquely furnished, featuring Leonard’s Beds and separate sitting spaces, some with pull-out sofas. Several feature fireplaces and all boast scenic views of village life or the water.

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    Superior Suite

    Inviting spaces, exuding charm, a sense of tradition and a touch of luxury. Superior Suites feature Leonard’s king-sized beds with fireplaces at their foot, spacious bathrooms with showers and vintage claw-foot tubs, and a separate sitting or dressing room. Superior Suites are accessed from our lovely Griswold Square.

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    Family Cottage

    Our Family Cottage is a free-standing building situated in Griswold Square, a charming courtyard just across from the Main Inn. Although light and airy due to large windows, a cathedral ceiling and skylights, it has a rustic, lodge-like atmosphere. Arranged on two floors, the downstairs is one large room with window seats, a pull-out loveseat, a gas fireplace, a game table, wet bar and small refrigerator. The downstairs also includes a half-bath. The loft-like upstairs has two queen beds, a full bath and small sitting area.

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