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Spaulding Inn Bed and Breakfast

1103 Main St, Grinnell, IA 50112
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Spaulding Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 5 Grinnell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Spaulding Inn on a visit to Grennell College and were delighted. The house was elegant, our room beautiful and the bed extremely comfortable. Our hostess, Valerie, could not have been sweeter or more welcoming, and the quality of her breakfast was top-notch! We will hopefully be back.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Spaulding Inn B&B because our daughter was checking out Grinnell college. The inn was just beautiful. We had a lovely room with a private bath and a sofa sleeper. The house is so comfortable. Lots of interesting things to look at. I would like to come back in warmer weather to sit on the amazing porch.... More

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Juneau, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I have stayed at the Spaulding Inn B&B twice and highly recommend it. I like the paper birch room with the balcony and share a bath. The house is quiet and comfortable. Organic cotton towels and sheets are very comfortable along with organic bath products. Breakfast is wonderful with fresh, organic and homemade items. What a gem to find this... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Loved our stay here. So relaxing and inviting. We live in the country so I wasn't used to the traffic noise we heard from the location of the inn. It's located on a busier street in Grinnell. But, I'm a light sleeper. My husband didn't notice it at all. Also had trouble getting the TV to work. All in all,... More

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Naperville, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We came to Grinnell as my son is a prospective student at the college. Our stay at Spaulding Inn was wonderful. The Inn is a beautiful museum with lovely art and furniture but also comfortable and accommodating. The breakfast was delicious and Valerie made it allergy free for my husband who is allergic to dairy, pork, citrus and tomatoes. If... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I contacted the owners of the Spaulding Inn and asked them if we could take over the B&B for our family's Thanksgiving Weekend. Since we were the only ones there on Thanksgiving Day they accommodated our needs as if it were our home. This was the only way our family could all celebrate Thanksgiving together in a home like setting.... More

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We had a lovely room with a private bath. The house itself is very comfortable, though it feels almost like a museum, with interesting things to look at wherever you go. Breakfasts were tasty, and custom-made for our tastes (I'm a vegetarian). Great location for walking into town and to the college. Very hospitable in every way!

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Hastings on Hudson, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We have stayed at the Spaulding Inn several times. Each time has been as lovely as the next. We have been made to feel very welcome, and the inn has become a home away from home both for us and for our daughter who is a student at Grinnell. The house is charming -- filled with Grinnell history, and the... More

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Overland Park, Kansas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

After reserving for Wed. and Thurs. nights, I stayed an extra day and night due to an icy road and snow dusting, without skipping a beat. The fact of a Gold EPA energy rating and great attention to organic food, really in everything they served, were particularly impressive. Valerie and her family can truly be proud of what they have... More

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

A great stay! Awesome breakfast! Courteous and engaging staff! Clean rooms! Will be back! I was pleasantly surprised to stay at a place with so much history. I felt right at home and was pleased to have all the amenities of hotels while being much more comfortable.

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Additional Information about Spaulding Inn Bed and Breakfast

Also Known As:
Spaulding Inn Bed And Breakfast Grinnell, Iowa
Address: 1103 Main St, Grinnell, IA 50112
Location: United States > Iowa > Grinnell
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Grinnell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 1907 Spaulding Home showcases a large staircase, 2 fireplaces, burl walnut and oak woodwork, leaded stained glass windows, and Quoizel chandiliers. Within 2 blocks of college and downtown. Nearby bike trail, Ahrens Park, Krumm Preserve, 2 golf courses, aquatic center with water slides and lazy river, and 18 hole disc golf course. Local and organic foods along with other sustainable practices are a priority. Mattresses in 5 of the 6 rooms and all pillows are made by Savvy Rest, rated the most sustainable mattress company. Our sheets are organic cotton grown and spun in the United States of America.All rooms that share a bathroom have an Native Organic robe included. We also have Native Organic (organic cotton linens grown, spun and woven in the United States of America) and Savvy Rest (mattresses, pillows, sheets, etc.) products for sale. ... more   less 

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