Enjoy easy access to Grinnell College from our modern hotel in Grinnell, Iowa

To be close to downtown restaurants and local must-sees like the Grinnell Arts Center, book your stay just off I-80 at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Grinnell, IA. Known as the Jewel of the Prairie, Grinnell offers guests a unique Midwestern getaway with all the charms of a bustling college town. If you’re visiting with a prospective college student, Grinnell College is located less than three miles away. Our hotel is also within an hour of Des Moines and Iowa City if you crave big-city adventure.

Start your day on the right foot with a workout in our fitness center and a free, hot breakfast featuring our signature waffles in the dining room. If you prefer a more leisurely morning, you can dip your toes in the indoor pool or head to the lobby and unwind in front of the fireplace with a good book. Throughout your stay, you can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi, a business center, and unlimited complimentary coffee.

Sleep soundly in our pet-friendly rooms and suites

After you’ve explored historic Grinnell, retire to one of our newly painted and re-floored rooms and suites to sip freshly brewed coffee and watch your favorite HBO show. Thanks to an in-room microwave and mini fridge, you can enjoy your favorite snacks at any time. Need to cross a few items off your to-do list? We provide modern necessities such as spacious workstations and free Wi-Fi. Pet-friendly accommodations are available.

Queen Bed

  •  307 ft²
  • 1 queen
  • 4 adults
Wake up with a freshly brewed coffee while you check your email using free Wi-Fi in this accessible standard room.

2 Queen Beds

  •  331 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults, 1 child
Your group can enjoy a restful evening in this standard room with a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and two plush beds.

King Bed

  •  316 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
In this standard room, you can warm snacks in the microwave and stream your favorite podcasts via free Wi-Fi.
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Grinnell, IA - Studio Suite

Studio Suite-2 Queen Beds

  •  505 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 5 adults, 2 children
Enjoy more space in this open-concept suite, which features two plush beds and a lounge area with a sleeper sofa.

Studio Suite-King Bed

  •  377 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Traveling on business? You can spread out in this suite with an open floor plan and a plush sleeper sofa.

Whirlpool Suite-King Bed

  •  506 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 5 adults
Perfect for a romantic getaway, this upgraded suite offers a two-person whirlpool for relaxing soaks.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

  •  378 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 4 adults
Close the French doors to the private bedroom and enjoy a quiet night of rest in this spacious suite.

Extended Stay-King Bed

  •  502 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 4 adults, 1 child
Find modern conveniences such as a full-size refrigerator and a dining table in our extended-stay suite.
For a comfortable meeting space off I-80, reserve our hotel’s flexible conference room. Accommodating up to 40 guests, our event facilities can host everything from corporate seminars and interview sessions to graduation celebrations and other milestone events. Let our skilled team members help you secure top-notch local catering and audiovisual enhancements.


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A thriving town in central Iowa, Grinnell combines Midwestern charm with metropolitan culture. Covering only 5.6 square miles, the city is small enough to explore easily but still offers you plenty to do, starting with a tour of Grinnell College, known for its historic campus and elite academics. You can also browse the local farmers’ market or set out to discover the city’s surprisingly cosmopolitan art scene at spots like Faulconer Gallery. While you’re here, check out these must-see attractions:

Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve

2.75 mi / 4.42 km from the hotel
This 450-acre nature preserve lends itself to heart-pumping activities like hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. If you prefer more leisurely pursuits, you can fish or bird-watch.

Oakland Acres Golf Course

4.82 mi / 7.75 km from the hotel
Practice your swing on the fairways of this popular 18-hole course. After your round, head to the on-site restaurant to refuel with tasty bites like chicken wings or pizza.

Rock Creek State Park

6.67 mi / 10.73 km from the hotel
Nature lovers find a welcoming retreat at this state park, which offers outdoor fun in every season, from horseback riding and snowmobiling to camping, picnicking, and kayaking.

Faulconer Gallery

2.64 mi / 4.25 km from the hotel
Part of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, this gallery features more than 6,000 pieces and frequently hosts educational classes.

Grinnell Arts Center

2.48 mi / 3.99 km from the hotel
Overseen by the Grinnell Area Arts Council, this center for arts and culture hosts community theater and events like Music in the Park, held each summer.

Grinnell College

2.85 mi / 4.59 km from the hotel
Take a tour of the campus, attend a special event like the Titular Head film festival, or cheer on the Pioneers football team at this private college, founded in 1846.
1710 West Street S, Grinnell, Iowa 50112, United States

The Country Inn & Suites is situated within an hour of Des Moines and Iowa City in the charming town of Grinnell. Make the roughly three-mile drive to the heart of downtown, where you’ll find a variety of dining options and popular attractions like Grinnell College. When you return to the hotel, take advantage of complimentary parking. The local Greyhound station is about three miles away.