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Spaulding Inn Bed and Breakfast

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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...

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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...

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Thank Usha R
Michigan
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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Thank Nicholas H
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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Thank JANDW86
Oskaloosa
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Valerie and Rick are gracious hosts--we enjoyed casual conversation over breakfast since we were the only guests. They offered a garage to store our cycles overnight, a very nice gesture. Beautiful home...very enjoyable stay!

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Thank John K
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Warm, gracious, welcoming, beautifully decorated but not over the top as often happens at a BnB. Spaulding Inn was delightful. I chose this Inn because I have many allergies and I really appreciated the comfortable, organic bedding; attention to sustainability practices; farm-fresh, creative and accommodating breakfast to dietary restrictions; super clean rooms and bathroom. I was in a corner room...

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Thank Cathy3B
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I have stayed here a couple of times now and love it. When I visit my daughter at Grinnell, she wants to get out of her dorm and sleep in one of the cozy rooms too. The price of rooms is extremely reasonable. The breakfasts are lovely and Valerie is a wonderful host!

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Thank Cookie74078
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We had a great Easter Weekend at the Spaulding. It was very quiet there so we had breakfast in the privacy of the little room for two people just off the main dinning area. It was a very intimate setting we enjoyed very much. If you want to get to know what the heart of America is really like get...

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Thank Robob W
Manhattan Beach, California
Reviewed 6 April 2016

My daughter and I stayed here during a visit to Grinnell College. We stayed in the Oak Burr room which has a private bath. The room was very spacious with a comfy bed, beautiful handmade quilt, sofa, walk in closet, TV and spacious shower with organic bath/shampoo products. The inn is very comfortable with many areas for reading, relaxing or...

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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 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: $93 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“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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