Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-At Drake University

1140 24Th Street, Des Moines, IA, United States, 50311show map
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FabulousBased on  25 reviews
Overview

The contemporary Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-At Drake University is a decent example of a 2-star hotel in Des Moines. Built in 1997, the hotel is a combination of Renaissance architecture and contemporary facilities.

This hotel is about 15 km away from Adventureland. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from Des Moines city center.

The venue is a short walk to boutiques, a mall and antique shops.

Des Moines International airport is 15 minutes' drive away from Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-At Drake University.

Rooms

The hotel offers 52 non-smoking rooms with a mini bar, climate control, high-speed internet, a safe and a stereo system as well as a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers. Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-At Drake University features rooms with the patio view. Bathrooms are appointed with a bathtub, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Every morning starts with a hot buffet breakfast. Drake Diner and Woody's Smoke Shack are located within 150 meters away.

Services

Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-At Drake University offers free self parking, a baggage storage and a newspaper stand as well as a business centre, a meeting room and a copier for business guests.

Relax

On-site leisure facilities include a casino, an indoor swimming pool and a golf course. Active travelers will appreciate a gym and a fitness center available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   52.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Sauna

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Wet bar
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Recliner
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows
  • Down duvets

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Multi-line phone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 19 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Drake StadiumDrake Stadium400 ft
Des Moines Parks and RecreationDes Moines Parks and Recreation3000 ft
Davis ParkDavis Park3300 ft
Evelyn Davis ParkEvelyn Davis Park3300 ft
Church Hall AuditoriumChurch Hall Auditorium1700 ft
Drake University StalnakerDrake University Stalnaker2700 ft
Drake UniversityDrake University400 ft
Drake University Intl ProgramsDrake University Intl Programs1000 ft
City UniversityCity University1400 ft
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Drake DinerDrake Diner400 ft1111 25th St
Planet SubPlanet Sub500 ft2330 University Ave
Hoshi Sushi LoungeHoshi Sushi Lounge500 ft2314 University Avenue
Mars CafeMars Cafe600 ft2318 University Ave
Woody's Smoke ShackWoody's Smoke Shack800 ft2511 Cottage Grove Ave
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Pizza PalacePizza Palace1.6 mi
Civic Center of des MoinesCivic Center of des Moines1.7 mi
Des Moines Art DistrictDes Moines Art District1.7 mi
Metro Arts AllianceMetro Arts Alliance2.1 mi
Italian-American Cultural CtrItalian-American Cultural Ctr2.7 mi
Natural Resources DeptNatural Resources Dept2.6 mi
Sleep Disorder CtrSleep Disorder Ctr1.0 mi
Mercy College-Health SciencesMercy College-Health Sciences1.2 mi
American College-HairstylingAmerican College-Hairstyling2.1 mi
Buccaneer ArenaBuccaneer Arena3.7 mi7201 Hickman Road, Urbandale
Iowa State FairgroundsIowa State Fairgrounds5.0 mi3000 E Grand Ave
Living History FarmsLiving History Farms6.4 mi11121 Hickman Rd
AdventurelandAdventureland8.9 mi3200 Adventureland Dr
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Getting around
Airports
Ankeny Regl (IKV)7.7 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  25  reviews
  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    close to a good restraunt

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The bed was comfortable and room was overall clean.

    There was a few broken items in toilet seat, water in tub and sink wouldn't drain. When asked to switch rooms because of problems they did switch us to a different room.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Location- no pool- nohot tub

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Beds were great and location quiet

    Bars and restaurants were hard to find near by.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The sausage gravy could have been hotter, and the biscuits could have been a bit warmer and fresher.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Beds were comfortable.

    Temperature in room could not be regulated well, it was either too warm or too cold. No vanity outside bathroom.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Loved the restaurant attached to the hotel

    Check-in area was congested

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    I liked the small business community feel with restaurant and other services close by.

    Short on parking.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Front desk man was helpful and courteous. The room was fine.

    The phone did not work. I could not connect to wi fi. The shower curtain and wall had evidence of not being cleaned.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The staff was very helpful and answered all of our questions.

    The property was clean and well maintained, but is showing it's age.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Although the inn is not right by the freeway, we liked the quietness of the location and ease of access. We found cleanliness, comfortable beds/pillows, and breakfast availability in house as positives.

    I wish the bathrooms could have a fan. My husband also had to park in an adjacent church parking lot.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Size of the motel and proximity to Drake University and the Diner, University Ave. etc. - 5 min. from downtown and less expensive, less noise.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Price for the proximity to downtown.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    I have a daughter and her fiance who live just a block down the road and it is very convenient. It is close to campus and the accommodations are nice. We have stayed here many times.

    nothing really

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The continental breakfast area and selection was, quite surprisingly, very nice. Getting back to the downtown area is easy too.

    The neighborhood is a little iffy. Your room is good but the cleanliness of the motel itself needs to be taken better care of. First impressions are the most important.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  25 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 19 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Ankeny Regl (IKV)7.7 mi
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