Veteran traveler that I am places like this are priceless.
After a long day of flying to Midway from Boston and driving through a horrific storm to get to Grinnell, over 4+ hours away I was in no mood for anything but a peaceful and quiet landing. I like to drive in the Midwest, but don't like anything complicated at the end of the road.
I got my wish thanks to a very friendly young woman at the front desk who got me checked in, cookied, and off to my room, which was just a few steps from the front. Because of a slight walking disability I asked for a room near the front and pool (I'm an avid daily swimmer), and that was provided via an online message in advance, after using email to request my need. Nice touch.
What one hopes for is quiet, a room in which everything works, good food when offered and nice exercise options. It was all here and I truly enjoyed my three night stay.
Quibbles? A tiny few. Per latest style the potty in the bathroom is a tiny little thing stuck in the middle of the room away from grab bars. The bedside light was not one from which one could read easily (I carry a little light for my Kindle).
Otherwise, the wi-fi worked beautifully. I'm not much of a breakfast eater, so what was laid out was fine. The pool is a nice sized one, perfect for laps. Good temp and very clean.
This was my second visit and I look forward to a third...just not driving through near tornadoes or eating at the nearby steakhouse (see my separate review of the Grinnell Steakhouse)!
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