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Super 8 Motel Des Moines/Merle Hays Road

4755 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Monticello, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

horrible service. Had money stolen out of my bag to manager about it said he cleaning staff wouldn't do it but admitted to the, going threw my things. Wouldn't give me my money back or discount my room. Was very rude and not nice about any of it. Hung up on my wife numerous times. Will never stay there by... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The room was clean, beds comfortable, but the fixtures and decor needed updating and maintenance. Mini-fridge choked with frost, wall lamps bent, burned out lights. The shower is 5 feet tall (I'm 6-4), but excellent pressure. Lilliputian bathroom. Not much of a breakfast, I'm afraid.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for two nights while we attended the Iowa State Fair (which was FABULOUS) by the way. We arrived late on both nights and used the hotel only to sleep. It is not fancy nor does it offer many amenities beyond the basics. It is an older property, but the room was clean and the bed... More 

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This hotel was everything we needed. Got a great welcome, very efficient check in. Good sleep when we wanted and staff did all they could for us. We were there to play golf all over Des Moines with some Iowan friends. There is a restaurant next door with an Irish theme, Brannigans I think the name was. we only ate... More 

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Rochester, MN
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I stayed at this Hotel two nights last week, and have stayed there for overnights once a year in July for the past 4 or 5 years. It is an OK place for the Traveler or Business person on a Budget. The Manager and staff are friendly, and the morning breakfast is OK. They have a Pool, but it was... More 

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Twin Cities, MN
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Looking for a quick, inexpensive "basic" place to stay for one night, I had grabbed a coupon from the Iowa border visitor center for this hotel. While the price was good (approx. $50 for the night), the room and hotel is very basic and even dated in places. The bed was acceptable (King) and the facility upkeep decent, but the... More 

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Mount Pleasant
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

This was an overnight stop, a little over half way from Colorado Springs to mid-Michigan. We liked that it was a little over half-way through the Des Moines area so we missed most of the morning going to work traffic when we left. The room was comfortable and the pool was nice for this type of a hotel. Good value.

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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

My wife and I stayed on Friday Aug. 5, 2011. We we're traveling home to Michigan and after checking with the AAA Tour Guide decided that this hotel would suffice for a quick overnight stay. We found a coupon in one of those "discount books" at a rest area giving a rate of $52. Upon arrival we were told that... More 

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Central IL
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56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

We were looking for something immediate and cheap to crash for the night and got what we paid for (actually there are, we found, some decent places for the same price). It's just off of I80/35 and there are a few others to pick from nearby at the same exit. The room a/c was old and smelled funny and the... More 

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