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BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn & Suites

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2210 West St South, Grinnell, IA 50112-8108
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Bismarck, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Considering the circumstances, we were returning from a family bereavement trip. We did highlight Grinnell on the IA map as a place to consider again. We slept well. The odor was somewhat overwhelming, but you have no control over that situation.

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Thank Diane K
Laurie S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We arrived late at night on a spur of the moment trip and were welcomed by a very friendly desk staff and phenomenal cookies and other baked goods. Our room was spotless and very nice. They had a bunch of very soft pillows and they were amazing. We had a very nice stay and would enjoy to stay with Best... More 

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Thank Sulea1317
Laurie S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come... More 

Poplar Branch, North Carolina
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

There are two bldgs and we got the older one...looked like it had been a hispanic them motel with a lot of space and jacuzzi in our room .; Room was very large, actually 2 rooms with two baths. We were thankful to find a place because the hunting season had many motel full.

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Thank OBXEASYRIDER
Laurie S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future.... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The room smelled awful, and if I opened the window we were next to a freeway gas station open 24 hours, with lots of traffic and door slamming all night long. The bed was terrible, the pillows were terrible, the carpet was of questionable age, and the ceiling was crumbling. I heard every footstep in the halls and every door... More 

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Thank brigette2014
Laurie S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future.... More 

Sycamore, Illinois
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190 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This location is about halfway for me to my destination in Lincoln Nebraska. Sometimes I get a late afternoon start and this is about as far as I want to drive. After you pass Iowa City coming from the east, there is not much better place to stay for quite a while. I stayed twice in the last week. I... More 

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Thank Mamiya7
Laurie S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn & Suites, responded to this review

I want to thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. All feed back is welcomed and will help use to continually improve. If we can assist you in the future please feel free to contact use directly at the hotel. More 

Mukwonago, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This hotel has two buildings; one which is newer and one which is an older building with a poor attempt at rehabilitation. BE SURE TO INSIST on the newer building if you choose to stay there at all. I cannot attest to the conditions of the rooms in the newer building; this review is based on our one night stay... More 

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Thank 5OTG
Laurie S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to complete survey all though your stay was not up to your expectations we will take all of it into consideration and send it to the appropriate departments. The local Fire Department did come out and flush the main water lines and yes it does turn the water a yellow color but... More 

Chicago, United States
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80 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

My wife accompanied me on a business trip. We stayed 2 nights and it was great. We enjoyed our stay. We were pleased with the free breakfast and the pool area was very fun. The area is quiet. There is a Subway that you can walk to and a steak house. It is right off the highway. We will be... More 

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Thank Rodolfo J
Laurie S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. If there was any way in which we could have improved your experience, please contact us personally. More 

Hendersonville, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The staff was awesome. The rooms were great. My family was the purpose of my visit and not having to deal with sleeping and eating issues made the trip an extremely wonderful experience. Loved the great breakfast. Only downside were the bathroom fans, they are way too noisy for a hotel.Thank you all for making this a wonderful memory.

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Thank Glenda S
Laurie S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come... More 

Fredonia
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14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The quiet room requested was not the noisy one we got right next to the laundry room. Beds were hard. Water in the hot tub came to chest level, leaving neck and shoulders very cold. Breakfast was a disaster. A number of people complained about the extremely weak coffee, but the response was "I don't even drink coffee, so I... More 

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Thank Diane S
Laurie S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn & Suites, responded to this review

I believe this is a duplicate.. Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better... More 

El Dorado, Arkansas
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94 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The desk clerk was extremely inefficient.....Took over 20 minutes to get us checked in....This motel consists of two buildings.....One of 1950 vintage and one that is relatively new....The clerk placed us in the 1950 building.....Room was just large enough to accommodate a bed.....As a past owner of two Best Westerns I know how Best Western strives to keep their member's... More 

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Thank Donald C
Laurie S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future.... More 

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