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Grinnell Iowa Accommodations

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The Grinnell center point is around 16 miles east of Iowa Speedway NASCAR and 17 miles east of Skiff Medical Center.

Grinnell is a small city located in central Iowa. It sits within Poweshiek County and has just over 9,000 residents. It was originally founded by settlers who came from New England and descended from English Puritans. Three of the four main founders of Grinnell originally wanted to name it Stella but the fourth founder, J.B. Grinnell, convinced the others to use his name instead. It was incorporated as a city in 1865 and over the next 15 years, the population grew to 2,000 residents. The location of Grinnell was the junction of two major railway lines and it was a stop on the Underground Railroad. More from this guide...

Grinnell Hotels & Accommodations

Hotel Grinnell in Grinnell
+1-888-389-4121
925 Park St., Grinnell, IA 50112
  • 3-star property
  • Check-in time: 15:00
Comfort Inn & Suites : 1630 West St. South
+1-888-675-2083
1630 West St. South, Grinnell, IA 50112
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • 66 rooms in hotel
From$90
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Quality Inn & Suites - Grinnell
+1-800-716-8490
1902 West St. South, Grinnell, IA 50112
  • 2 star Rural property
  • Check-in time: 11:00
From$60
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Grinnell Ia in Grinnell
+1-800-805-5223
1710 West St. South, Grinnell, IA 50112
  • 3 star property
  • Free breakfast
  • Great room
  • Clean hotel facilities
From$82
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Super 8 : 2111 West St. South
+1-888-965-1860
2111 West St. South, Grinnell, IA 50112
  • Economy Highway hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
Best Western Pioneer Inn & Suites
+1-888-788-5576
2210 West St. South, Grinnell, IA 50112
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
Americinn Lodge & Suites Newton  
+1-888-897-9207
4401 South 22nd Ave. East, Newton, ID 50208 ~14.95 miles west of Grinnell
  • Two star hotel
  • 15 suites in property
Boulders by Cobblestone Newton in Newton
+1-888-311-4278
4222 South 22nd Ave. East, Newton, IA 50208 ~15.03 miles west of Grinnell
  • 3 star hotel
  • Check-in: 16:00
From$90
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Pleasant Inn & Suites in Brooklyn
+1-888-469-4795
4130 Ia 21, Brooklyn, IA 52211 ~17.08 miles east of Grinnell
  • Cheap hotel
Best Western Holiday Manor
+1-888-734-9421
208 West 4th St. North, Newton, IA 50208 ~17.51 miles west of Grinnell
  • Economical Downtown property
  • Hotel has 77 rooms
Super 8 by Wyndham Toledo : 207 Highway 30 West
+1-888-841-5292
207 Highway 30 West, Toledo, IA 52342 ~18.35 miles northeast of Grinnell
  • Low-priced Highway property
  • Check-in time: 3.00PM
Super 8 by Wyndham Newton in Newton
+1-888-455-5160
1635 South 12th Ave. West, Newton, IA 50208 ~18.63 miles west of Grinnell
  • Two star property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Americas Best Value Inn
+1-888-965-8297
2000 West 18th St. South, Newton, IA 50208 ~18.75 miles west of Grinnell
  • Two star property
  • 2 floors in hotel
Newton Days Inn
+1-888-906-6358
1605 West 19th St. South, Newton, IA 50208 ~18.83 miles west of Grinnell
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • 55 rooms in property
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites in Newton
+1-888-749-6785
1405 West 19th St. South, Newton, IA 50208 ~18.88 miles west of Grinnell
  • Low priced property
  • Check-in time: 15:00
  • Most guests didn't like the uncomfortable beds
  • Rooms could be cleaner
Quality Inn
+1-888-878-9982
1700 W.19th St. South, Newton, IA 50208 ~18.92 miles west of Grinnell
  • Economy Highway property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Toilet overflowed
  • Excellent breakfast
Hampton Inn & Suites Marshalltown
+1-888-389-4485
20 West Iowa Ave., Marshalltown, IA 50158 ~20.62 miles northwest of Grinnell
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Gym is available on property
From$89
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Super 8 by Wyndham Marshalltown - Marshalltown
+1-888-389-4121
3315 South Center St., Marshalltown, IA 50158 ~20.63 miles northwest of Grinnell
  • 2 star Highway hotel
  • Free breakfast available
Best Western Regency Inn : 3303 South Center St.
+1-888-675-2083
3303 South Center St., Marshalltown, IA 50158 ~20.67 miles northwest of Grinnell
  • Economy Highway hotel
  • Check in: 03:00
  • Nice for the price
  • Complementary breakfast
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
+1-800-716-8490
102 Iowa Ave. West, Marshalltown, IA 50158 ~20.69 miles northwest of Grinnell
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
Motel 6 Marshalltown Ia #4897 in Marshalltown
+1-800-805-5223
18 East Berle Rd., Marshalltown, IOWA 50158 ~20.82 miles northwest of Grinnell
  • Economy property
Baymont Inn & Suites : 115 Iowa Ave. West
+1-888-965-1860
115 Iowa Ave. West, Marshalltown, IA 50158 ~20.85 miles northwest of Grinnell
  • Two-star Highway property
  • Hotel has 6 suites
Comfort Inn : 2613 South Center St.
+1-888-788-5576
2613 South Center St., Marshalltown, IA 50158 ~21.14 miles northwest of Grinnell
  • Two-star Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Super nice rooms
  • Wonderful staff
Royal Amsterdam Hotel : 705 East 1st
+1-888-897-9207
705 East 1st, Pella, IA 50219 ~25.37 miles southwest of Grinnell
  • 2-star Downtown hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Great hospitality
  • Location was perfect
From$169
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Super 8 by Wyndham Pella
+1-888-311-4278
105 East Oskaloosa St., Pella, IA 50219 ~25.66 miles south of Grinnell
  • Two-star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 11:00 AM
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The city's namesake, J.B. Grinnell, and several other residents made efforts to end slavery and aid slaves in their escapes by hosting individuals and families as they came through the Underground Railroad. It was also a stop on the Mormon Trail, which spans nearly 1,300 miles in five states. In the mid-19th century, more than 100,000 pioneers traveled that trail from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City, Utah. The city houses Grinnell College, which has been around since 1846 and once housed Spaulding Manufacturing, which made spring wagons and carriages until 1916.

When should you visit Grinnell, IA?

The climate in Grinnell includes snowy and cold winters, followed by humid, hot summers. The area receives about 36 inches of rain per year, much of which falls during the summer months. In fact, approximately two-thirds of the area's annual rainfall comes between April and September, so be sure to bring a rain jacket and other protective gear if you're visiting during this time. The hotel rates tend to stay fairly consistent, although travel rates decrease slightly during the winter months so you may be able to get a lower price if you visit during this season.

Grinnell hosts several community-focused events throughout the year. The Grinnell Farmers Market takes place between mid-May and mid-October on Thursdays and Saturdays. Local farmers and residents sell fresh produce, baked goods, plants, flowers, crafts, and other tasty options. Grinnell Games takes place over two summer weekends and includes a half marathon and 5K race, a trail run, live entertainment, a beer garden, and other family-friendly activities. The events are generally in mid-June and late August. The graduation ceremonies at Grinnell College also impact hotel rates in the city.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Grinnell, IA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Grinnell

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average rate trends by star rating class in Grinnell, IA. Analyze these line graphs to evaluate the best months to stay in Grinnell for upcoming travels.

What are the luxury hotels near Grinnell, IA?

For an upscale stay, you'll have to travel about 60 miles outside of Grinnell to the state capital of Des Moines. One option there is Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown, which offers easy access to Wells Fargo Arena. This property boasts an indoor swimming pool, a complimentary shuttle offering service in a 2-mile radius, a 24-hour fitness center, a gift shop, and a business center. The hotel hosts a complimentary reception for guests each day and serves free cooked-to-order breakfasts every morning. The rooms come equipped with 37-inch LCD TVs with satellite programming, kitchenettes with microwaves and refrigerators, sofa beds, premium bedding, and private safes.

Des Moines Marriott Downtown is another high-end property in the state's capital. This hotel features an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, concierge services, free Wi-Fi, a complimentary shuttle, a gift shop, and two restaurants. The rooms come with smart TVs, pillowtop beds, refrigerators, and complimentary toiletries. You can also enjoy the buffet breakfast each morning for an additional fee or grab a snack at the coffee shop.

At Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown, you can enjoy a home-like atmosphere in the downtown area. This all-suite property has an indoor swimming pool, a spa tub, a 24-hour fitness center, and a picnic area for guest use. The spacious rooms come with kitchens with stovetops, microwaves, and refrigerators. The rooms also include separate workspaces, complimentary wired and wireless internet access, and 43-inch LED TVs with digital channels. You're welcome to enjoy the free daily breakfast buffet and mingle with other guests at the complimentary receptions, which are held on select days.

What are the budget hotels in Grinnell, IA?

3 Star Average Prices: $98.22

Quality Inn & Suites is an affordable hotel option in Grinnell, located on West Street South. It's about 4 miles from Grinnell College. Amenities for guests include complimentary daily newspapers in the lobby, a safe deposit desk at the front desk, an indoor swimming pool, and free on-site self-parking. The front desk staff is available 24 hours a day to assist during your stay. You can also enjoy the free continental breakfast, which includes waffles, eggs, meat, pastries, hot and cold cereal, bread, juice, and coffee. In the rooms, you'll find microwaves, refrigerators, LCD TVs with cable channels, tea and coffee makers, free wireless internet access, and separate workspaces.

Best Western Holiday Manor is another budget-friendly property that is about 17 miles from Grinnell in Newton. In-room amenities include microwaves, private safes, desks, phones with free local calls, refrigerators, free wireless internet access, and TVs with satellite programming. On the property, you'll have access to a 24-hour fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, and a welcoming fireplace in the lobby. A complimentary continental breakfast is included during your stay. You can also order room service, offered during select hours.

For a cost-effective stay, book a room at Super 8 by Wyndham Toledo. This hotel has express check-in and check-out services, a business center, free parking, and complimentary wireless internet access in the common areas and guest rooms. A free continental breakfast is served each morning. In your room, you'll find a microwave, a refrigerator, complimentary toiletries, a TV with premium cable channels, a desk, and a tea and coffee maker. Laundry facilities are also available for guest use.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Grinnell

2 Star Average Prices: $72.71

What are the best hotel discounts in Grinnell, IA?

Government employees and military personnel are eligible for discounted rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Pella, which is about 27 miles away from Grinnell. This property has an indoor swimming pool, a spa tub, a fitness center, a gift shop, a fireplace in the lobby, and free wireless internet access in the common areas and guest rooms. Each room features a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and cable programming, a refrigerator, a microwave, a desk, and a phone with free local calls. You can also attend the complimentary reception, held for guests on select days, and enjoy the daily breakfast buffet with hot and cold items.

AAA members can save when staying at Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Grinnell Iowa. This hotel features a picnic area, a fitness center, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour business center. A complimentary hot and cold breakfast buffet is served each morning. Within the rooms, you'll find 32-inch flat-screen TVs with premium cable programming, complimentary toiletries, free Wi-Fi, phones with free local calls, microwaves, refrigerators, and free newspapers on weekdays.

Senior travelers get discounted rates at Hampton Inn & Suites Marshalltown, which is also about 30 miles outside of Grinnell. Your stay includes free daily breakfast with both hot and cold items, along with access to the indoor swimming pool, spa tub, and fitness center. Every room comes equipped with free wired and wireless internet access, an LCD TV with premium programming, complimentary toiletries, and tea and coffee makers.

What are the best value hotels in Grinnell, IA?

Comfort Inn & Suites offers excellent value for travelers. This property has a fitness center, a spa tub, and free Wi-Fi. A free daily buffet breakfast is available each morning. In the rooms, you'll find LCD TVs, refrigerators, Select Comfort beds with down comforters, and complimentary toiletries. You can also warm up next to the fireplace in the lobby as you catch up on current events in the complimentary daily newspapers.

Super 8 by Wyndham Newton is budget-friendly and has high ratings from past guests. Each of the 43 rooms comes equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite programming, free wireless internet access, complimentary toiletries, a tea and coffee maker, and a phone with free local calls. A free continental breakfast is also available every day. Additional amenities for guests include a 24-hour front desk, free newspapers in the lobby, free parking, and a fireplace in the lobby.

What should you see and do while visiting Grinnell, IA?

Fans of unique architecture will enjoy a visit to the Merchants National Bank, which is a historical building designed by legendary architect, Louis Sullivan. It is one of just eight “jewel box” banks designed by Sullivan. It dates back to 1914 and is a National Historic Landmark. You can take a stroll through downtown Grinnell, where many of the historic buildings are still standing. Shopping and dining areas are located throughout the city. Grinnell also has several art galleries and museums.

Outdoor enthusiasts often rent bikes to take the 10-mile trail to Rock Creek State Park. This park houses several camping areas, a lake with a beach for swimming, canoeing areas, docks for boating, picnic areas, and multi-use trails that are open for hiking and horseback riding in the summer and snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the winter. Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve is another outdoor spot in Grinnell, offering 7 miles of hiking trails, a 25-acre lake, and plenty of wildlife to see.

Grinnell has a fascinating history, making it an interesting place to visit in the Midwest. Enjoy a relaxing stay by choosing a hotel option that offers the amenities you want.

FAQs about hotels in Grinnell

What are the best rated hotels in Grinnell?

Americinn Lodge & Suites Newton  , Boulders by Cobblestone Newton and Hampton Inn & Suites Marshalltown are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most high-end hotels in Grinnell?

Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack & Hotel, Hotel Grinnell and Comfort Inn & Suites are the top 3 luxury hotels near Grinnell city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Grinnell?

Hotel Grinnell, Comfort Inn & Suites, and Quality Inn & Suites are the properties closest to Grinnell city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Grinnell cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Grinnell can be as cheap as $72.71 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Grinnell cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Grinnell has been $98.22 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Grinnell?

Boulders by Cobblestone Newton, Royal Amsterdam Hotel and Everspring Inn & Suites are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in Grinnell?

Comfort Inn Altoona, Comfort Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Grinnell?

Best Western Holiday Manor, Best Western Regency Inn and Best Western Pioneer Inn & Suites are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Grinnell?

Holiday Inn Express Pella, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Altoona Des Moines and Holiday Inn Express & Suites are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city: Grinnell, IA

Below are reviews of the city of Grinnell, IA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Food"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great selection of eating places. Easy access to interstate 80.

Roger T., from 25-Aug-2019
"Trip back home"
Score 5.0 / 5

Grinnell was my hometown, so good to see it is doing great!

Leland O., from 06-Aug-2019
The average traveler rating of the city of Grinnell, IA shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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