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Ramada Des Moines Airport

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1810 Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315 (Formerly Magnuson Hotel Des Moines Airport)
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Ranked #21 of 46 hotels in Des Moines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Had this hotel booked for me by corporate as I was presenting a seminar in one of the ballrooms. Upon my arrival the front desk staff was not very interested in assisting me with any questions I had regarding the ballroom setup for the presentation. The hotel is in very bad shape. Maintenance and remodeling is definitely not the ownerships... More

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We stayed here while visiting family in Des Moines and it works very well for us. This is the third time we've stayed here and have been comfortable each time. This time we were in an interior room and it got a little warm, even though it was minus 5 outside and we had the air conditioner on, we didn't... More

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Laramie, Wyoming, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This place sucks!!! I came here on a trip so i didnt choose this hotel. The beds had pubic hairs all in them. The sheets have bed bugs. The air conditioner wasnt cleaned since last century so it makes the air all musty and gross. I instantly had a headache when i walked in the room because the air conditioner... More

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AirportHotelDSM, General Manager at Ramada Des Moines Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry you did not have a stay that met your expectations and I would like to assure you that there are no bed bugs on this property. We do strive to provide a very clean and comfortable guest room and your issues were discussed with our housekeeping department. We have made some... More

Marshalltown, Iowa
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
17 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Was in Des Moines for a conference and this hotel worked out well. We were in an interior room and it was a bit musty when we 1st arrived, but after running the A/C it was better. The room was very clean. The beds were comfortable. We really enjoyed the complimentary hot breakfast. The free WiFi was also appreciated. The... More

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AirportHotelDSM, General Manager at Ramada Des Moines Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you staying with us while in Des Moines! More

dension
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

this is the 5th year that my friends and family have been coming to this hotel in DesMiones for our trip... we have always had good service.. i have to say that the staff seems to get better every year, very helpfull with what ever we need.... and we will be back nest year

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Exeter CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I arrived very late & enjoyed my stay very much. I wouldn't recommend the interior rooms, as they are a bit musty since they can't get fresh air. But all in all we had a nice stay. The pool is great, although it would be nice if it opened earlier so guests could get an early swim. The place is... More

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West Branch, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I booked a 2 queen bed room online two months early. I got my confirmation email for the 2 queen bed room, and I even called two days early to confirm my reservation. Then when I got to the hotel and checked in, the manager switched my reservation to a one king bed room without telling me. Then I was... More

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AirportHotelDSM, General Manager at Ramada Des Moines Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for providing some feedback with your recent stay. We apologize for the incovenience with the rooming situation. We are going through a transition right now with both staff and renovating the property including the guest rooms and I will make sure your comments are shared with the front desk to ensure this does not happen again. We hope... More

Merced, California, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We got in late at night and drove right past it. The hotel sign was very confusing. Had a very nice breakfast - better than most hotels. Only a couple blocks from the airport - nice. Good value for an "airport" hotel.

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AirportHotelDSM, General Manager at Ramada Des Moines Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and providing some feedback on your stay. We took your recommendation to heart and the sign is part of our renovation plans...look for some great changes at this hotel the next time you are in town! More

Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This place is TIRED!!! The photos of this place are misleading, the rooms are small, the beds are OK at best. The carpets don't look like they have been replaced since 1972. The bathrooms are dated as well. The place is need of landscaping in the worst way. When you pull in around the hotel there are weeds all over... More

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AirportHotelDSM, General Manager at Ramada Des Moines Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we apologize that your stay did not meet your expectations. We are going through some changes with management in both the restaurant and hotel as well as renovating different areas of the building including our guest rooms. We have discussed your concerns and are working to make the improvements necessary to ensure a quality guest... More

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The hotel in major need of an overhaul. The rooms were clean, but out dated. We were with a large party and one of them had problems with the bathroom door knob and got stuck in the bathroom for a bit of time. The hotel staff was notified and the maintenance man fixed it immediately. The hallway carpets were very... More

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Additional Information about Ramada Des Moines Airport

Also Known As:
Des Moines Best Western
Best Western Des Moines
Ramada Des Moines Airport Iowa
Address: 1810 Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315 (Formerly Magnuson Hotel Des Moines Airport)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 46 hotels in Des Moines
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ramada Des Moines Airport 3.5*
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