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4.3 out of 5

"Great location to Drake University. Clean & comfortable " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 11 Jun 2019

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Drake University in Des Moines

In Des Moines

With a stay at this well-placed hotel, you'll be half a mile (1 km) from Drake University and within 2 miles (3 km) of Wells Fargo Arena. Iowa Events Center and Hy Vee Hall are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the business center. There's a gym on site, and laundry facilities and free newspapers are also offered.

Free Internet, cable TV

The 52 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, TVs with cable channels, and coffee/tea makers. Other amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Holiday Inn Express Des Moines, an IHG Hotel ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Des Moines, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (3) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 22, 2019

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5 out of 5
Great location to Drake University. Clean & comfortable

Posted by on Jun 11, 2019

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2 out of 5

Disappointing

Pros: I liked the location. It was the primary reason I selected it.
Cons: It needs a remodel and some basic attention to detail.
Location: It is close to downtown and just off I-235. I'm a big fan of the Drake Diner which is situated next door.
Upon arrival, the hotel had a trash container overflowing with garbage with some on the ground near the property's main entrance. Inside the hotel smelled a little musty which became more pronounced as I walked into the interior all the way into my room. While the guest room was passable, it needs to be updated. At least, all the furniture should be matching.

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 18, 2016 by Hotel Staff

We appreciate your feedback. The issues you experienced are being addressed.

4 out of 5
Nothing to say; needed a room near Drake and this does just fine for a fair price

Posted by , from Houston, TX on Dec 14, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 17, 2015 by Hotel Staff

Although you didn't have much to say we still appreciate the feedback and your stay with us.

4 out of 5

Exceeded expectations

This Holiday Inn is in a great location, a mostly residential neighborhood, but walking distance from shopping and Drake University, with a good restaurant next door. Rooms are clean, well-appointed, and comfortable. A great buffet breakfast (free) with eggs, sausage, cereal ... anything you want. Staff all friendly and helpful.

Posted by , from Iowa City, IA on Oct 17, 2013

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3 out of 5

This Is An Average Hotel. Nothing Special.

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: Nothing close
I Didnt Realize, No Pool Or Hot Tub. Had A Smell When I Entered That Soon Changed For Some Reason. Rough Neighborhood. Poor Parking Lot. Nice Breakfast But Very Limited Seating. Price Was To Much For The Amenities, Location, Etc. Recomend Only If You Cant Find Anything.

Posted by , from Wi. on Jul 5, 2012

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5 out of 5

Clean and comfortable.

I was very pleased with my stay. The room was very clean, had no "hotel room odor" and the bed was very comfortable. The only issue I had was noise from the hallway - but no worse than other hotels.

Posted by , from Montgomery, AL on Apr 4, 2011

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5 out of 5

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This hotel was probably the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in. Usually when you walk into a hotel there is a musty smell. The room was spotless, the bathroom was amazingly clean and the bed were as comfortable as home. It was such a nice experience, I stopped at the desk and told them how pleased I was with the room. That doesn't happen very often!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2009

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5 out of 5

Very nice location

This is a quiet area away from traffic noise next to Drake University. Rooms were clean and well kept. Air conditioner unit was a little loud but kept the room cool. The Drake Diner right next door was a good handy place to eat. Would stay there again with no hesitation.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2009

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5 out of 5

great place to stay.

Friendly service, good location, great price....would stay again..

Posted by on Oct 30, 2007

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About the Holiday Inn Express Des Moines, an IHG Hotel

Location 1140 24th St, Des Moines, IA 50311

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. Free breakfast is available. The business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Des Moines, an IHG Hotel also features a fitness center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This Des Moines hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 52 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Des Moines, an IHG Hotel offers 52 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Accessibility

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

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

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.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

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

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche; cash is not accepted

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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche. Cash is not accepted. 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. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG).

  • 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
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • 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
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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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.