Enjoy easy access to I-80 from our modern hotel in Grinnell

The “Jewel of the Prairie,” Grinnell offers guests a unique Midwestern getaway with all the charms of a bustling college town. Book your stay at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Grinnell, IA for quick access to I-80, which places you within easy reach of downtown restaurants and local must-sees like the Grinnell Arts Center. If you’re visiting with a prospective college student, be sure to tour Grinnell College, located just 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 or visited the local college, rest comfortably in one of our pet-friendly rooms and suites. Thanks to an in-room microwave and fridge, you can enjoy your favorite refreshments 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.

Queen Bed

  • 1 queen
  • 4 adults
Wake up with a fresh cup of coffee brewed in your room when you stay in one of our accessible queen-bed rooms.

2 Queen Beds

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

King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Book a king room, where you can warm snacks in the microwave and stream your favorite podcasts via free Wi-Fi.

Studio Suite-2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 5 adults, 2 children
Enjoy more space in our open-concept studio suite, which features a lounge area and a sleeper sofa.

Studio Suite-King Bed

  • 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

  • 1 king
  • 5 adults
Unwind with a relaxing soak in the two-person whirlpool when you stay in this upgraded suite.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

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

Extended Stay-King Bed

  • 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 convenient meeting space off I-80, reserve our hotel’s flexible conference room. Capable of 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 with 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, Grinnell is small enough to explore easily, but there’s so much to do, from touring Grinnell College to discovering the city’s surprisingly chic art scene and visiting the local farmers’ market. 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 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.

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