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Spaulding Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Val and Rick are salt of the earth people. They went above and beyond for our family in a time of need. The hospitality was flawless, the home is unique and by far has the most welcoming feeling! Thank you Val and Rick for all you did! You are both so wonderful and I'm lucky to have met you.

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Spaulding Inn is clean, quiet, and close to the college. The hosts are welcoming and low key. They made the stay easy and pleasant. Breakfast includes Valerie's homemade bread and local jam. A great value for accommodations in Grinnell.

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very Victorian style b&b. Great location in relation to downtown and campus. Great grocery store across the street with prepared foods and general groceries. Clear instructions on getting in and getting keys to doors and rooms. The Burr Oak room is the only room wth it's own bathroom, and has an adjacent bedroom that can create a nice two bedroom...

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Glencoe, Illinois
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Valerie was clear with communications so we knew what to do when we arrived and felt "at home." After walking down the block to find dinner in town, we settled in to the beautiful enclosed porch, living room, and dining room with our books and work for the evening. We had to dodge other guests for sharing the bathroom but...

Thank Daphne C
Yonkers, New York
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is our home in Grinnell. It's close to school, close to town, offers a lovely breakfast, and is much better than staying at the hotel chains down the road. Some of the rooms have shared baths; a few have a private bath. The living area is comfortable and quiet.

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Vienna, Virginia
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I had a great night at the Spaulding Inn. The innkeepers sent me clear instructions so I was able to get in even though they weren't there when I arrived. I really appreciated the extra touches, like a bathrobe in the closet, very helpful when using the bathroom down the hall, and the toothpaste in the medicine cabinet. I also...

Thank circlegirl15
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Spaulding Inn is so conveniently located. It is preserved in a pristine form and decorated with great attention to detail. However, the steps at the entry way are not very convenient for older individuals or those with disabilities. The home made bread was a dense and a little tough. I also found it wanting in the warmth and hospitality...

Thank Usha R
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

A recent trip to Grinnell for a family member's funeral, brought us to this charming B & B. From the time we made the booking, and until the morning of our departure, the owner ( Valerie) made our stay welcoming & comfortable. She fixed delicious breakfast each morning, and filled us in on the history of Spaulding Inn and Grinnell....

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 July 2016

If visiting Downtown Grinnell or Grinnell College, very much worth the little bit extra cost to stay in such a nice place and to have a much more authentic experience than staying in a chain motel out by the interstate.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Booked at the last minute for a stop between Northern Iowa and Chicago. I called about 8:30 pm the night before; Valerie booked us for a night quickly and efficiently, and left instructions for us to settle ourselves upon our arrival the next evening about 9:30 pm. Breakfast was prepared and we chatted with Valerie the next morning, heard very...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $99 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Burr Oak room is the only room with a private bathroom. All other bedrooms share a bathroom at the end of the hall.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles circlegirl15, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“air conditioned rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 487ushar, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Burr Oak room very nice for couples who desire a private bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles nhankes, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We chose a room with a shared bathroom...it was very close by and convenient. Exceptional mattresses!”
 of 5 bubbles 771JOHNK771, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
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