Thank you for reserving a room at Grinnell House, a Grinnell College guest house. We look forward to welcoming you/your guests to Grinnell. This page provides you with detailed information about Grinnell House, its policies and procedures. Please read it carefully for details.
If you should need to cancel your reservation, please call 641-269-3235 by 3 p.m. Central Time the day prior to your scheduled check-in. Cancellations with less than 24-hours notice will incur a charge of one-night's stay.
Check-in and Check-out
Check-in time is 3 p.m. or later. If your arrival is planned before this time, you may leave your bags at the house and return to check into your room after 3 p.m. (There is a coat area designed for this purpose on the first floor, across the hall from the restroom.) Once you arrive at the house, please use the call box located in the arbor to the right of the sidewalk leading to the front door to call Campus Security (extension 4600) to gain entry. Once inside, you will receive keys and a key card for the remainder of your stay. Check-out time is noon. If you wish to depart later in the day, you are welcome to place your luggage in the coat area on the first floor. Before leaving the house, please deposit your keys in the key box located in the front entry.
During the school year, a house attendant is on duty Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon until 10:30 p.m. During these times, the attendant is located in the first floor office, at the northeast corner of the house.
Continental breakfast is provided for all house guests and served in the Grinnell House dining room or in the sun porch. A menu of coffee, hot tea, juice, cereal, fruit, and pastries is available from 7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. Continental breakfast is not provided during academic breaks.
Guest House Computer/Network Connections
Internet access is available at Grinnell House. A computer with a wired connection is located in the first floor library for your convenience. If you wish to use a wireless connection with a personal laptop, please contact your sponsoring office at the College to receive a guest username and password. Guests who are not sponsored by the College may contact Conference Operations and Events at email@example.com or 641-269-3235.
Due to its historical heritage, Grinnell House is not fully accessible. Grinnell College does not recommend staying overnight at Grinnell House for persons in wheelchairs or who have trouble navigating stairs. Grinnell House is accessed via several stairs, and all guest rooms are located on the second and third floors. There is a small person-lift available to the second floor, but the third floor is accessed only by stairs. For guests attending an event on the first floor of the house, there is a ramp at the rear of the house. Please inform your host that you will need access by this entrance.
Smoking and Pet Policies
Grinnell House is a non-smoking facility in compliance with the Iowa Smokefree Air Act. Pets are not allowed in Grinnell House. Service animals are welcome.
Guests will be responsible for all damages and losses due to the negligence of the guest or a guest's visitor(s) beyond normal wear or soiling of College property. The assessment of the cost of repairs, cleaning, or replacement for any such damage or loss shall be determined by the College. Guests will be billed accordingly.
Campus Map and Information
Directions to Grinnell House
Address to the house is 1011 Park Street.
From Interstate 80 take exit 182 and proceed North on Hwy 146. At 5th Avenue (there will be a stop light) turn right (east) and proceed three blocks to Park Street. Grinnell House is on the corner of Park Street and 5th Avenue. Parking is available on Park Street and behind the house int he College parking area (no permit is necessary). Please do not park overnight on 5th Avenue as you will receive a ticket.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Conference Operations and Events. Phone: 641-269-3235 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org