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Hotel Grinnell

3.5 out of 5.0

Hotel Grinnell

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Setting in the quiet community of Grinnell Iowa is a charming, exquisitely planned boutique hotel. A converted school set in the middle of town adjacent to a butiful city park with shops and activities within walking distance. A celebration of small town mixed with a quality hotel renovation that also captures the past. This is a distinction experience with the charm and comfort associated with quality. The staff is exceptional, the food is high class, the rooms are exceptional. If you are looking for a quality experience this is the place. Wow

Innovative renovation of an historic building has created a fantastic boutique hotel where big city style meets small town charm. Top notch from accommodations to service to dining, Hotel Grinnell is a gem in the Jewel of the Prairie.

They’ve kept the exact right amount of schoolhouse charm in this hotel. So fun to be able to explore the gym and auditorium. We spent much of our free time in the hotel bar/restaurant for the free breakfasts and late-night drinks. Our group of friends would definitely come back to stay here again.

We loved this hotel, with its old but modern feel. The staff was as helpful and friendly as you could get. We used the bikes that are there for your use. We went for a long ride and enjoyed the wonderful little town with all the great shops and restaurants. We took a long ride one day to Rock Creek state park. The hotel was so clean and the decor was outstanding. Everywhere you looked there was something else that would remind you of the school, but you were staying in a modern hotel. Just a wonderful place

My family and I loved Hotel Grinnell! It was built in a former school building, and they use that as a theme that runs throughout the hotel, even in the smallest details. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean and comfy, and it's in a GREAT location downtown. A unique and memorable stay!

We stopped here for one night on a cross-country trip. We were thrilled to pay a bit more and stay here rather than one of the chain hotels near the interstate exit. We were traveling with our little dog and this hotel was incredibly pet friendly and welcoming to all of us. Loved the hip "middle school" vibe of the design and rooms are well appointed and comfortable. The free bikes are a very nice offering. We had dinner at the restaurant. There is lots of seating out behind the hotel with fire pits, corn hole and couches. I recommend this hotel very highly. Wish we had a reason to return!

I was fortunate to stay at this adorable boutique hotel while gathering with my old college friends. We really enjoyed meeting in the outdoor patio area to catch up and enjoy a glass of wine and loved the “old school charms” sprinkled throughout the hotel. We found the staff very pleasant and helpful with everything from reservations to directions and even dinning recommendations. The rooms were very clean and the beds very comfortable. We liked it so well we plan to gather there again before the Holidays. Found it worth the few extra dollars over the brand name Hotels off the interstate.

I loved this hotel. I actually went to Junior High School in that building. What a fantastic re-purposing of it. Really Beautiful and creative Interior design. It is right beside Grinnell College, 30 seconds from the coffee shop, one block from where my parents stay, and 2 blocks my favorite grocery store, McNallys. All the restaurants in Grinnell are a one minute walk away. This is WAY better than staying out near the interstate. I loved the school theme. This place has Character! Not your average run of the mill Hotel. Staff were wonderful as well.

I have stayed at Hotel Grinnell twice. The rooms are great, the staff has always be pleasant, and the location can't be beat. The hotel books fast for busy weekends, so plan ahead. The restaurant has gone through a few growing pains, but the patio is a great place to hang out.

Stayed here when moving my son back to Grinnell College. Super convenient and within easy walking distance to college locations as well as downtown. The room was beautiful and really appreciated the amenities and environmental conscientiousness of the room and policies. The bed was comfortable and bathroom clean and functional. The room also had the latest in technology, which although admittedly beyond my capabilities would be valued highly by those that are tech savvy. The food in the restaurant was also delicious.

925 Park Street Grinnell IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour fitness center

Hotel Grinnell places you next to Central Park and within a 5-minute walk of Faulconer Gallery. This 3.5-star hotel has 45 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Grinnell College is also a short walk from this Grinnell hotel.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


A flat-screen TV comes with satellite channels and Netflix, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, a hair dryer, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a minibar, and free newspapers.

Property features

Renovated in 2017, Hotel Grinnell offers a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 4 meeting rooms. There's free offsite parking and an area shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this golf hotel include conference space, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Signature Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Premier Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

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Total of 71 reviews