HG in the Press

“Angela Harrington to Add Another Boutique Hotel to Portfolio”– Boutique Hotel News

Hotel Grinnell: One of Iowa’s BEST hotels!” – Cornfields & High Heels, Jamie Ward

“Wellman restauranteurs try pop-up restaurant eatery in historic Hotel Grinnell”– Corridor Business Journal

10 Top Things To Do In Grinnell Iowa” – Between England & Iowa, Kylie Neuhaus

“New pop-up restaurant serving classic Italian fare has great chemistry with Hotel Grinnell”-The Des Moines Register

“The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Iowa”-The Midwestival, Annie D’Souza

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

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

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

50 Amazing Staycations by State” – MSN.com

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

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

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

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

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.

Make Your Own Fun

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