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Cozy Rest Motel

2316 SE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50320
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Duluth, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Not recommending this place. It was an empty room. No clock, no lock, no fridge, no shampoo, no coffee, no hairdryer , only two towels, no pictures on the wall. Didn't sleep well with people outside till wee hours of the night.. and no security latch on the door...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Appearances can be deceiving! Though the outside looks a tad sketchy, the rooms were most excellent. You would think they were out of a $150+ hotel room! Comfy bed with new mattress, fridge, tastefully tiled bathroom with large shower. Kind staff and a stellar deal. Can't go wrong at the Cozy Rest. I'll look no further for accommodations if I... More 

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It is literally located off a main road in Des Moines, is about a mile from downtown and is just about a couple blocks from a ton of food and stores. It has good proximity and good rooms. Only thing I thought it would/could use is screening on the windows, otherwise it was a very good place to stay and... More 

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La Grange, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I chose this place because of the price and proximity to downtown Des Moines as all other hotels were over $150. 2 1/2 miles south of the State Capital. Outside appearance of this motel would cause you to drive by and never stop but since I had a non-refundable reservation, I had no choice. All transactions done through a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My sister and I stayed at the cozy rest for five days while attending the junior Olympics. We had a newly remodeled room. It was clean and safe. Easy access to shopping and transportation. Don't be put off by the outside appearance this is a diamond in the rough.

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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As others have noted, the outside is a bit off-putting, but I went ahead hoping the rooms were as clean and comfortable as stated. I was not disappointed. My room was newly remodeled, very clean and comfortable. There is ongoing construction, but I didn't notice any noise other than some traffic noise. Once I turned on the AC unit, it... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Don't be scared off by the outside. A bit dingy, when it comes to the buildings, but absolutely fine on the inside. Was staying in Des Moines during a Drake University orientation weekend and the nearby hotels were booked up or very expensive. I went with the Cozy Rest -- family owned, OK reviews. Worked fine and saved me about... More 

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Topeka, KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We found the Cozy Rest Motel on a hotel website and checked it out. It looked fine and had ok reviews so we figured what the heck! :D Once we got there, I can honestly say that if we hadn't made a reservation, I would not have stayed - just due to the outside. However, once we got into our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Full disclosure: I will stay anywhere if it is cheap enough. That said, this really wasn't a bad place. The people running it (family owned?) were very nice and friendly. We arrived quite late with no reservation on state fair weekend, and they gave us a room for half what other similar motels were asking. The room had a flat... More 

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