ˈhist(ə)rē / noun

Definition: the whole series of past events connected with someone or something.

Welcome to the captivating history of Hotel Grinnell, where timeless elegance meets modern charm. Nestled in the heart of Grinnell, Iowa, this historic landmark has a rich and fascinating story that spans over a century.Our imposing granite building was erected in 1921 to nourish the young minds of Grinnell, Iowa, as the city’s junior high until closing in the late ’70s.

Nearly 40 years later, it has been meticulously updated and designed as a modern, eco-conscious boutique hotel, eatery, and event destination. What stands today is a study in contrasts. Old meets new. Classic style meets contemporary comfort. Playful character meets a serious dedication to hospitality and service.