Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley Hotels

The Griswold Inn

Pros

  • In heart of historic downtown
  • Rich history

Cons

  • Dated furnishings
  • Uneven service
  • Decent but unexceptional food

Published 05/21/2015

Fodor's Review

Two-plus centuries of catering to changing tastes at what's billed as America's oldest continuously operating inn has resulted in a kaleidoscope of decor—some Colonial, a bit of Federal, a little Victorian, and just as many modern touches as are necessary to meet present-day expectations. Unfortunately, many of the rooms feel a bit worn—the draw here is more to soak up history than feel pampered. The chefs at the restaurant prepare country-style American fare, and there's a Tap Room—built in 1738 as a schoolhouse—that's fun for after-dinner drinks.

Hotel Information

Address:

36 Main St., Essex, Connecticut, 06426, United States

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Phone:

860-767–1776

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 33 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 05/21/2015

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