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Spaulding Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Dyersville, Iowa
Reviewed 7 September 2015

This is a great small town experience. Some say heaven is a local call in Iowa, the town of Grinnell proves it. The Spaulding Guest house is open, friendly and restful. We found the hospitality offered by the owners to be very small town Iowa. They had coffee early morning followed by an organic breakfast on a very large porch....

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new york
Reviewed 27 August 2015

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...

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
Reviewed 24 August 2015

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...

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Plymouth, Indiana
Reviewed 21 August 2015

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
Reviewed 10 August 2015

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...

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Brookline, Massachusetts
Reviewed 30 June 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.
Reviewed 30 June 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,...

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Brampton, Canada
Reviewed 25 June 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
Reviewed 15 June 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...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 June 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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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Spaulding Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 1103 Main St, Grinnell, IA 50112-1635
Region: United States > Iowa > Grinnell
Price Range: ₹ 4,521 - ₹ 8,073 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Get the room with the private bath unless you don't mind waiting. There is only one other full bath for all of the other rooms to share.”
KarenLBS, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Burr Oak room is the only room with a private bathroom. All other bedrooms share a bathroom at the end of the hall.”
MACVirginia, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I thiught all the rooms looked nice, Mine faced the side street and was very quiet. I heard the main street rooms had street noise.”
circlegirl15, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“air conditioned rooms”
487ushar, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Burr Oak room very nice for couples who desire a private bathroom.”
nhankes, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
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