Our hotel in Grinnell, Iowa gives you easy access to I-80

The “Jewel of the Prairie,” Grinnell, Iowa offers guests a quiet Midwestern getaway with the cultural experiences of a college town. Book your stay at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Grinnell, IA for quick access to Interstate 80, downtown restaurants, and local must-sees like the Grinnell Arts Center. During your downtime, you can visit your favorite college student at Grinnell College, just three miles away, or plan a family hike at Rock Creek State Park. Our hotel is also within an hour of Des Moines 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 in our 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 coffee.

Sleep soundly in our pet-friendly rooms and suites

After you’ve spent a day exploring historic Grinnell or visiting the local college, you can rest comfortably in one of our pet-friendly rooms and suites. We provide comfortable bedding, spacious workstations, and handy appliances like microwaves and fridges, so don’t forget your snacks.

Queen Bed

  • 1 queen
  • 4 adults
Warm 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
Have a restful night in one of our two-queen-bed rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.

King Bed

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

Studio Suite-2 Queen Beds

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

Studio Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Upgrade to this studio suite to enjoy an open floor plan, a sleeper sofa, and a plush king-size bed.

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 our one-bedroom suite.

Extended Stay-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 4 adults, 1 child
Find home comforts 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 allow you to easily host everything from corporate seminars and interview sessions to graduation celebrations and other milestone events. To enhance your gathering, allow our skilled team members to assist with catering and audiovisual enhancements.


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A small, 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 exploring the city’s surprisingly chic art scene. While you’re visiting, make sure to include these attractions on your itinerary:

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 conveniently situated about 50 minutes west of Des Moines 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. If you're ready to head home, the local Greyhound station is about three miles away.

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