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4.0 out of 5

"We checked in VERY late on New Year's Eve and the gentleman behind the counter was very friendly and helpful. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 04 Jan 2020

Hotel Description

Hotel near Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines

In Des Moines

Your stay at this Des Moines hotel places you within a 10-minute walk of Iowa State Fairgrounds and Sky Glider East. Sleepy Hollow Sports Park and Grand View Golf Course are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an indoor pool and a spa tub. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 69 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include free local calls, hair dryers, and safes.

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds

Everyone (3) Family (2)
1 out of 5
Literally shorted myself a night by you guys so paid extra will not allow me my property nor acsess to pre paid room

Posted by , from Oskaloosa ia on Jul 17, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 22, 2020 by General manager

We do require prepayment on a room and you would not provide that to us. the 4 nights you booked were paid and used.

5 out of 5
We checked in VERY late on New Year's Eve and the gentleman behind the counter was very friendly and helpful.

Posted by on Jan 4, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 7, 2020 by General Manager

Dear Guest, We all thank you for the review and your comments.

4 out of 5
Loved it was right across from the fairgrounds. Staff was short-handed, so was making it hard on the rest. Check-in took awhile, but otherwise the stay was pleasant.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 22, 2019 by General manager

Dear Guest. Thank you for your review. We appreciate the business and your comments. Thank you for being understanding during the busiest of times for us.

5 out of 5
Location was perfect for events at State Fair Grounds. The room was very clean and comfortable.

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 20, 2019 by General Manager

Thank you for the review. Happy to hear you found the room clean and comfortable. As mentioned, we are fantastic locations if visiting the State Fair Grounds! Hope to have you back in the future.

4 out of 5
Room was small but clean. Had king sized bed, pool and hot tub for budget price. Had waffles and biscuits and gravy as choices for breakfast.

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 20, 2018 by General Manager

Thank you for your recent stay and feedback. We appreciate your business

4 out of 5

Great for the price

Good stay. Breakfast wasn't all that (biscuits, gravy, waffles etc). Room was on the smaller side but great for one night. Comfy bed, clean bathroom. Downside toilet wouldn't flush in the am (slow flow) and elevator smelled like pee. Overall I'd stay again.

Posted by on May 12, 2016

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1 out of 5

It was not good at all

I would not stay here again. It was dirty and in a terrible side of town. My girls and I did not feels safe at all.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015

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5 out of 5

Econo Lodge Des Moines Review

We were treated great at this hotel, the staff from the front desk to housekeeping were outstanding. The hotel was clean and the beds really comfortable, this was an excellent choice for us to stay at. We will stay there again in the future. John Brown Garland, Tx

Posted by on Aug 5, 2009

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5 out of 5

Great room, great price

We stayed here two nights in May, 2009. The room, pool and breakfast were on a par with more expensive properties. We were pleasantly surprised and will stay here again.

Posted by on May 17, 2009

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5 out of 5

Great Place, Great Price

We stayed here on our way down to Florida, with our 4 younger kids. A really nice place, great people, clean. The pool was nice and we were the only ones using it for most of the time. It had the nice new linens, not the old bed spreads. I really enjoyed it and would definitely stay there again. Don't let the fairgrounds thing throw you off. It was a great place to stay at a great price!!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2009

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About the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds

Location 410 E 30th Street, Des Moines, IA 50317

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds offers its guests an indoor pool and a spa tub. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free breakfast is served. The business-friendly Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds also features express check-out, a television in a common area, and an elevator. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Des Moines hotel is smoke free.

  • 69 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM) (13.4 km / 8.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds offers 69 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 27 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice) guidelines.

  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Choice)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Econo Lodge Fairgrounds
  • Econo Lodge Fairgrounds Des Moines
  • Econo Lodge Inn Fairgrounds
  • Econo Lodge Inn Fairgrounds Des Moines
  • Econo Lodge Inn Suites Fairgrounds
  • Econo & Suites Fairgrounds
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds Hotel
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds Des Moines
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds Hotel Des Moines

You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.