Our Grinnell hotel gives you easy access to I-80

The "Jewel of the Prairie," Grinnell offers guests both a quiet Midwestern getaway in Iowa and the culturally elevated 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 businesses. Start your mornings with our free, hot breakfast and a workout in the hotel fitness center. Then, visit Grinnell College, a gem just three miles away that helped MSN.com name our town one of North America's Top Ten Best College Towns.

We welcome traveling sports teams and groups, too. During your stay, enjoy our heated indoor pool and take advantage of our convenient laundry facilities. Our guests also appreciate free Wi-Fi, weekday USA TODAY® newspapers, and unlimited coffee.

Stay connected in rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi

After you’ve spent a day exploring historic Grinnell or visiting the local college, you can rest comfortably in large, well-appointed rooms and suites. We provide comfortable bedding, workstations, and handy appliances, so don’t forget your snacks. Our guests also appreciate daily housekeeping service and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Queen Bed

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

2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults, 1 child
Enjoy 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
Pop popcorn in the microwave and stream your favorite shows with free Wi-Fi.

Studio Suite-2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 5 adults, 2 children
Lounge in the seating area of a studio suite with two queen beds and an open floor plan.

Studio Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Upgrade to a studio suite with a king bed and enjoy the sleeper sofa and flat-screen TV. 

Whirlpool Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 5 adults
Unwind in a whirlpool suite with a relaxing soak in the two-person whirlpool tub. 

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 the comforts of home with a full-size refrigerator and dining table in our extended-stay suite.
For a convenient meeting space across from Grinnell Regional Airport (GGI), reserve our hotel conference room. Host up to 40 guests and allow us to assist with catering and audiovisual enhancements to support your gathering.


A small, thriving town in central Iowa, Grinnell combines Midwestern charm with metropolitan culture. Comprising a compact 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:

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.

Grinnell Historical Museum

2.68 mi / 4.31 km from the hotel
Delve into the history of Grinnell through artifacts and exhibits at the Grinnell Historical Museum, housed inside a Victorian-style home. Don't miss the collection of antique tools and kitchenware.

Grinnell Mutual Family Aquatic Center

2.86 mi / 4.61 km from the hotel
Open during the summer months, this water park features a large pool, a lazy river, slides, and water features for the whole family to enjoy.

Merchants' National Bank

2.43 mi / 3.91 km from the hotel
Built in 1914 and designed to look like a jewel box, this ornate, historic bank is one of just seven in the Midwest.
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