Located off Interstate 80, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Grinnell, IA sits at the base of this quaint town. Known as the “Jewel of the Prairie,” Grinnell has a vibrant cultural scene, fine recreational facilities and a reputation as one of North America’s Top Ten Best College Towns, as noted by MSN.com. Our position just three miles from Grinnell College makes us an ideal accommodation for prospective students, families and alumni. Along with a convenient location, our hotel offers welcoming amenities like an indoor pool, laundry facilities and a fitness center to support a stress-free visit. We also invite you to our breakfast room each morning to enjoy a free breakfast of hot favorites like omelets, waffles and fresh biscuits.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Enjoy small-town hospitality with a friendly staff and comforting amenities like a relaxing whirlpool tub. Everyone likes freebies, so we’ve included high-speed Internet, weekday USA TODAY® newspapers and unlimited coffee. Our amenities include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
Rest comfortably in large guest rooms and suites furnished with work space, handy appliances and daily maid service. Other highlights include:
For extra space, reserve a Private Bedroom Suite with a king bed and these extras:
Where to Eat While You’re Here
Start each day with our free Be Our Guest Breakfast of hot and cold items, such as yogurt parfaits and breakfast burritos. There are also plenty of nearby restaurants within a three-mile radius offering a variety of cuisine.
Things to Do in Grinnell
The entire town is 5.6 square miles, so you never have to look far for your next activity. Trip Advisor calls Grinnell, “A great little city with a decidedly metropolitan feel.” We think you’ll agree when you see these sites:
Grinnell Area Arts Council – Housed in a century-old structure two miles north of the hotel, the Area Arts Council organizes delightful events like Music in the Park, theater performances and art initiatives. One mile north of Grinnell lies an artist residency called Grin City which is situated on a 320-acre farm and open to the public.
Grinnell College – We’re three miles from this private liberal arts institution, which drives the character of this college town. Grinnell College participates in all major sports, so check the athletic schedule and cheer on the Pioneers while you’re in town.
Iowa Transportation Museum – You’re less than three miles away from this unique museum that honors “people that make life go.” Meet obscure heroes and learn about some famous ones such as Mark Twain, who spent his early years as a steamboat pilot.
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Groups & Meetings
For a convenient meeting space across from Grinnell Regional Airport, reserve our hotel conference room. Host up to 40 delegates and allow us to assist with catering and audiovisual enhancements to support your gathering.
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Pets are allowed in designated rooms. Please call the hotel for details.
100% Non-Smoking Facility
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