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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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  • 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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Dyersville, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Spaulding House sits at the end of a very prosperous Main Street in the college town of Grinnell, Iowa. The Inn is very well kept and harkens back to the early 20th century craftsmanship and pride in building a home that made a statement. This house, as local history goes, was the home to the inventor of the Spaulding... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are New Yorkers, slightly out of place where services aren't a moment away. We came to Grinnell on business and ended up having the best vacation ever at The Spaulding Inn. With homemade bread for breakfast, the hosts, Valerie and her lovely family, always helpful with everything, beautiful rooms and a perfect location right on the lovely little main... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, quiet homey feeling with a terrific fresh and tasty breakfast. Thanks Rick your coffee is great just what I need when I wake up! Valerie and Rick are as sweet and nice as can be. I want to thank Valerie for the talk we had it made it easier and all the difference in the world leaving my son... More 

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Plymouth, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Spaulding Inn B&B was my first time staying at a B&B and everything was perfect. Valerie was a great host and breakfast was delicious! It was walking distance to the college and downtown. Hope to stay there again!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our stay at the Spaulding Inn in Grinnell. The house is a lovely turn-of-the-(20th)-century mansion that's in immaculate condition, and is very clean and cozy. Valerie cooks a great breakfast and is very informative about things to do in the area. We recommend this B&B to anyone visiting Grinnell. Such a nice alternative to the chain motels out... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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
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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
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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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