Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-At Drake University

1140 24Th Street, Des Moines, IA, United States, 50311show map
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Overview

The comfortable Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-At Drake University is a 2-star property with non-smoking rooms to stay in a historic area of Des Moines. The hotel's Renaissance building set in the heart of Des Moines was completely refurbished in 2007. The hotel features a swimming pool with a sauna.

Enjoying an easy access to an underground station, the hotel is a 10-minute ride away from East Village. It is approximately a 30-minute drive from Adventureland.

A stadium, bars and a cinema are close by.

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

Rooms

A heating system, a laptop-size safe and a DVD player are offered in all rooms overlooking the patio. The guestrooms are also equipped with a dishwasher and coffee/tea making facilities.

Eat & Drink

This hotel features daily buffet breakfast. The property has an indoor restaurant for on-site dining. Drake Diner and Mars Cafe are 5 minutes' walking distance from Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-At Drake University.

Services

Guests are welcome to use a free car park, storage for belongings and a newspaper stand for general purposes and a business centre, meeting rooms and a copier for business needs.

Relax

Leisure options include a casino, an indoor swimming pool and a golf course. Benefit from the range of fitness facilities on offer, such as a gym and a fitness centre.

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

Late check-in/ -out

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
  • Limousine service
  • 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
  • Casino
  • 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
7.6
FabulousBased on  16  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.

  • 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.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    We had issues with our door and the staff helped us out right away. Great place

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The front desk staff was excellent and the breakfast was great.

    The maid staff could have been better. Didn't make beds or change linens.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    We checked into our room the 1st night and nearly fell out of the door from the damp musty smell. It was so "humid" in the room all of our clothes were damp by morning. Staff put a "air freshener" in the vent of the air conditioner but that was very over powering. Couldn't get sleep at all that night from the horrid conditions. My husband has a breathing condition and these room conditions only made it worse. They couldn't move us because the hotel was full. They did move us to a different room the next day, but clearly that first room had water issues of some sort. Even when you walked across the carpet you could feel the dampness. They charged a premium rate for a room that was FAR less than adequate, when in fact the room shouldn't even be made available until they have resolved the issues.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Wasn't happy with the hotel breakfast the rooms. As much as I paid I thought my room should have been better then what it was.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The first time I booked a hotel through my phone. It worked out really well. Very nice part of town. Close to the capital which we toured the next day. The staff was very helpful. We were returning home from a long road trip and since we had "cold pizza" in the cooler the desk attendant offered to warm it up for us and suggest a nearby location to pick up a salad. I usually don't stay at Holiday Inn Express because it is generally more expensive, but this was a good deal and made our stay in Des Moines much more memorable due to your staff and a very good place to spend the night. Thank you

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Very clean Room! Quiet and bacon was delicious!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The room was clean and quiet.

    Bathroom door wouldn't shut fully without playing around with it

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Location was good for us.

    Breakfast was not too exciting--too much sugar and calories for the most part.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    They could not offer us a location to park other than down a poorly lit street which is in a notoriously bad neighborhood

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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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Getting around
Airports
Ankeny Regl (IKV)7.7 mi
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