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Spaulding Inn Bed and Breakfast

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1103 Main St, Grinnell, IA 50112
Spaulding Inn Bed and Breakfast
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brookline, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The innkeeper accidentally overcharged me. I didn't realize it, and later that day, she emailed me to say she had overcharged me! I was really impressed by that. The breakfast was amazing. Homemade bread and the freshest fruit I've had out of home ever. Very comfortable mattress. Great place to stay near Grinnell College.

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Kansas City, Mo.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With just a single night to stay somewhere in Grinnell (passing through), I found that a B&B might be the best choice. Among the B&Bs, the best, at a fair price seemed to be Spaulding. I was in the smallest room, with a bath at the end of the hall, and no AC. I was fully informed about the arrangements,... More 

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Brampton, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Iam very glad to have had the opportunity to stay at the Spaulding Inn in Grinnell! the Inn keeper is very friendly and I felt so welcome. The homely environment warmed up my heart and I never missed my home. I will always have this place in mind! Thanks Valerie.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My stay at Spaulding House was incomparable to any I have experienced. Sure, you can say it is not a Five-Star Hotel in a major city....But That's My Point! If you search for "Real" experiences that characterize a time and place; then you will find the best of that at Spaulding House. It represents the best a small Midwestern town... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I was there to visit Grinnell College. The host offered me a lot of information about the school. The house was so exquisite. Everything was kept nice and tidy. I loved it. The proximity to the school and the neighborhood was great too.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My wife and I were just in Grinnell overnight, and it was a terrific stay at the Spaulding Inn. Valerie was welcoming and helpful, the room was great, and the breakfast was delicious. Be sure to catch this experience if you are headed this way.

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Newtonville, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Fantastic breakfasts, most comfy mattresses and warm and helpful inn keepers. The inn included a very large and sunny enclosed porch; we spent time on the porch and in our room. The Spaulding Inn is colorful, cozy and just a wonderful place to stay. Highly recommended - if you're going by Grinnell, it's well worth spending a night or even... More 

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Viroqua, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I was very happy with my stay - I felt well attended to, the room was great - all amenities as expected. In addition there were some pleasant surprises - breakfast was fantastic with all efforts made to provide organic, local, fair trade or whatever combination made sense. The bread was homemade, cheese and sorghum molasses locally sourced.... The coffee... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This was my first time at the Spaulding House and I love it! Valerie and Tim are very friendly, make a yummy breakfast and all around great people! The house is very clean, warm and cozy, the beds and pillows are amazing!. The house is huge with lots of room to relax outside of your bedroom, on the porch, living... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Valerie and her husband were very welcoming! The bedrooms/ beds were very comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious and organic. We were in town for a swim meet with teenagers who were picky eaters. While most of the adults liked the breakfasts, the kids didn't. Next time I will just ask if we can see the breakfast choices if any, just... More 

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