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Best Western Pioneer Inn & Suites

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed twice, coming and going to Nebraska. Handy access to steakhouse next door,

I had not stayed at this hotel before, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The staff goes out of its way to make the stay pleasant. For example, the housekeeper noticed that I drank regular coffee (provided in the room) so she gave me extra regular coffee instead of decaf. Just a small example of how thoughtful the staff was.

Good staff, big room, little retired from grinnell college but is okay with a car

Overall, the room was okay, nothing special. The one major problem that I didn't realize until I went to take a shower was that there was no shower curtain! The breakfast was average, nothing special.

Great hotel . Clean . Good breakfast . Will go back if I am in the neighborhood

The Best Western is right off of 80 and right next to a large gas station. Lots of trucks refueling all night long. The staff is great, but it seems like they are understaffed so lots of waiting to check in and out. The room was adequate, comfortable bed and ok pillows, perfectly clean. But neither bedside light worked!! And there aren't enough outlets,... If you can, stay at one of the other hotels a little further north of this one.

My daughter and I were visiting Grinnell College and decided to stay at this hotel because of location and dollar value. Laurie was very welcoming and helped us get settled in. Thank you for a great stay in Grinnell.

This was my second time staying at the Best Western in Grinnell. I was pleased with the room - it was clean and comfortable. The staff members were very friendly and helpful. The location is convenient to Grinnell College and Walmart.

The staff was very friendly and the room was very comfortable!

Nice setting, good breakfast, nicely-appointed room. The only complaints are my own pet peeves - it could be quieter (I can hear conversations and the TV in the next room, people walking in the hall and doors slamming) and the cooling unit fan shuts off - I prefer a unit whose fan runs constantly - helps mask outside noises and does not wake you up every time it kicks on.

We truly had a wonderful stay. Very clean rooms and the staff was so polite. Were amazed of such a great breakfast selection. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable.

A very pleasant stay for us on the way back from the Iowa State Fair.. It was a very convenient location, far enough from Des Moines, but not that far to drive. Great that it was that close to the interstate. Staff was very friendly and helpful even with our late arrival. The breakfast was appreciated since we could just get back on the road without stopping elsewhere.

Very convenient location (just off I-80); Clean, quiet and efficient place to stay. Right next to a large gas station/convenience story and down the street from Walmart.

Very clean and comfortable rooms. Excellent amenities including the free wifi, flat screen TVs and DVD players in room. Kids loved the pool and hot tub. The complimentary breakfast was good but nothing special. The rates were just right for our short stay.

The Best Western Pioneer Inn has everything you need for an overnight stay - workout room; pool and hot tub; full, warm breakfast; even cheap soda machines! The beds were fluffy and everything looked relatively new. The only thing missing was a TV guide and a view. The staff was friendly; I will definitely be staying here every time I visit my daughter in college.

My son and I loved this hotel - and it was right in town and very close to the college. Very clean and quiet. Lots of variety for breakfast - although I was disappointed that there were no eggs and bacon on our second morning. Great place to stay - especially for what we paid!

Friendly staff. Quiet night. Average breakfast. We were disappointed that the refrigerator hadn't been cleaned and was full of spilled food. Otherwise the room seemed clean.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (with Sofabed)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Best Western Pioneer Inn & Suites

Everyone (2) Couples (3) Family (10) Other (2)
5

updated and quiet, nice continental breakfast

Everyone

Stayed twice, coming and going to Nebraska. Handy access to steakhouse next door,

By on Dec 30, 2016

4

nice hotel with very friendly and helpful staff.

Everyone

I had not stayed at this hotel before, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The staff goes out of its way to make the stay pleasant. For example, the housekeeper noticed that I drank regular coffee (provided in the room) so she gave me extra regular coffee instead of decaf. Just a small example of how thoughtful the staff was.

By , from Denver, CO on Apr 18, 2016

4

grinnel college visit

Singles

Good staff, big room, little retired from grinnell college but is okay with a car

By on Nov 22, 2015

3

adequate stay

Couples

Overall, the room was okay, nothing special. The one major problem that I didn't realize until I went to take a shower was that there was no shower curtain! The breakfast was average, nothing special.

By on Aug 13, 2015

4

perfect stop . only problem the fire alarm keep ringing and we had to change room

Families

Great hotel . Clean . Good breakfast . Will go back if I am in the neighborhood

By on May 26, 2015

2

not the best. grinnell hotel

Families

The Best Western is right off of 80 and right next to a large gas station. Lots of trucks refueling all night long. The staff is great, but it seems like they are understaffed so lots of waiting to check in and out. The room was adequate, comfortable bed and ok pillows, perfectly clean. But neither bedside light worked!! And there aren't enough outlets,... If you can, stay at one of the other hotels a little further north of this one.

By on Sep 29, 2014

4

great welcome to grinnell

Families

My daughter and I were visiting Grinnell College and decided to stay at this hotel because of location and dollar value. Laurie was very welcoming and helped us get settled in. Thank you for a great stay in Grinnell.

By on Apr 23, 2014

4

great winter interlude

Families

This was my second time staying at the Best Western in Grinnell. I was pleased with the room - it was clean and comfortable. The staff members were very friendly and helpful. The location is convenient to Grinnell College and Walmart.

By on Jan 28, 2013

4

nice stay

Couples

The staff was very friendly and the room was very comfortable!

By on Sep 22, 2012

3

clean and comfortable

Couples

Nice setting, good breakfast, nicely-appointed room. The only complaints are my own pet peeves - it could be quieter (I can hear conversations and the TV in the next room, people walking in the hall and doors slamming) and the cooling unit fan shuts off - I prefer a unit whose fan runs constantly - helps mask outside noises and does not wake you up every time it kicks on.

By on Sep 3, 2012