HG in the Press

Our Stay at Hotel Grinnell” – Little Lessons By Chelsea, Chelsea Diehl

Hotel Grinnell Iowa Review: A Cool Stay In A Converted High School!” – Between England & Iowa, Kylie Neuhaus

Schoolhouse to Chic Boutique: Hotel Grinnell Offers Green Hotel Stay in Iowa” – Wander with Wonder, Lisa Waterman Gray

Making the Grade” – This is Iowa, Louie Novak

Best Brand Execution 2019” – Boutique Lodging Association

“Outstanding Lodging Property 2019” – Travel Iowa, Iowa Tourism, Department of Economic Development

50 Amazing Staycations by State” – MSN.com

Why Grinnell, Iowa is the Most Badass Town in the Midwest” – Matador Network

The Why Factor” – Boutique Design Magazine

Finalist: Best Eco Conscious or Socially Conscious Hotel” – Boutique Design Magazine

Winner: 2018 BSN Award Hospitality Design” – Boston Society of Architects

Hotel Grinnell: Former junior high school earns an A+” – Post Card Jar

Best Adapted Boutique Hotel” – Official Best of 2018 Iowa

12 Chic Hotels With the Best Modern Bunk Beds” – MSN.com

Hotel Grinnell Wins Award for Historic Preservation” – The Scarlet and Black

Five Quirky Places to Sleep In The Midwest”  -Bill On The Road

Hotel Grinnell: Who Knew an Old Schoolhouse Could be This Cool?” – Omaha World Herald, Inspired Living

Hotel Grinnell, Iowa’s Smart New Hotel” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Most Unique Hotel in Every State” – Orbitz

An Old Iowa School Building Converted to High-End Hotel” – WHO Newsradio 1040.

Road Trip! Ten Reasons to Slow Down in Iowa on Your Next Transcontinental Adventure” – Food & Wine Magazine

Best In Class” – Iowa Farm Bureau

Getting Schooled on the Site of Hotel Grinnell” – The Scarlet and Black

Roads Traveled: Take Ten: Lovely Lodging” – Kenosha News

A Creative Boutique Hotel with History and Sass in Grinnell Iowa”  – Mojotraveler

Former School, City Hall Now Grinnell Boutique Hotel” – Channel 13 NBC DSM Affiliate

Unique Hotel That Pays Homage to the Site’s History” – Interior Design Magazine

Hotel Grinnell and Owner Angela Harrington win Iowa Impact Award”  – DSM Business Record

A Lesson in School Spirit. Case Study: Hotel Design” – Snap Magazine

“Hotel Grinnell: 2018 Economic Impact Award” –  Grinnell Convention & Visitors Bureau: January 2017

Hotel Grinnell: Winner: Best Hospitality 2018: Hotel/Lodging” – International Interior Design Association

Hotel Grinnell: A School Turned Hotel” -Have Clothes Will Travel

Old School, New Way to Celebrate” – The Knot

Grand Opening of Hotel Grinnell” – The Scarlet and Black

Community Passion Meets Big Ideas” – Lincoln Savings Bank Blog

“Harrington named Entrepreneur of the Year” – Grinnell Chamber of Commerce: February 2016

Community Events

We host a variety events at Hotel Grinnell, but that only scratches the surface of the fun to be had! Check out the community calendar for happenings around town during your stay.
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Make Your Own Fun

Get out and explore the Grinnell community! Take a look at our recommendations for the best places to seek out.