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“Noisy, hot, smelly & musty!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Carriage House Bed and Breakfast

Carriage House Bed and Breakfast
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1133 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Grinnell B&B and Inns
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“Noisy, hot, smelly & musty!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2009

I booked us into the Carriage House because of its close proximity to a college. However, I didn't realize that freight trains (yes, plural) travel at night, right through the center of the college and incredibly near the inn. This wouldn't have been so bad, except that we had to keep our windows open due to the heat. Even though I had confirmed that the Inn has a/c; it wasn't turned on! Between the endless freight trains & someone methodically rooting through all the garbage cans on the street, we got very little sleep. Our teenager's room was tiny & smelled musty. Then, breakfast...rectangles of hardened scrambled eggs & .....well, enough said. As we were leaving, a young couple also came tearing out of the place, also out of sorts (and out of sleep & breakfast).

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2008

This charming guest house couldn't be more comfortable or more convenient to Grinnell's campus. The Spriggs are helpful and accomodating, the porch is a pleasant place to pass the time and the family-style breakfast is a nice occasion to mingle with others who are visiting the college. This is our third stay and we will return.

  • Liked — Charming atmosphere and convenient location
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2003

This is a great place to stay if your visiting Grinnell College. Friendly hostess & wonderful breakfast. I had a large, comfortable room at a very reasonable price. Bathroom was a little cramped.

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Additional Information about Carriage House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 1133 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
Location: United States > Iowa > Grinnell
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Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Grinnell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Carriage House Bed And Breakfast Grinnell, Iowa

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