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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   4755 Merle Hay Road, I-80 / I-35, Exit 131, Des Moines, IA 50322
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Ranked #21 of 46 hotels in Des Moines
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Springfield, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here because I had on-the-fly decided to extend my stay in the area by one night, and there wasn't room where I had stayed the previous two nights. The building looks a bit worn on the outside, and that continues inside. The front desk people were friendly and efficient. I was on the 2nd floor, and the hallway... More

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Marquette, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just needed a place to sleep, shower and make coffee in the a.m. This Motel was easy access and reasonable. They provided a small coffee pot which worked out perfectly for my morning coffee (Bullet Proof) to get me on my way home. Air conditioner worked well, slept great.

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iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just barely acceptable and borderline scary. If the owners don't make some updates soon, this property will be in peril. Our mattresses were well worn, old picture tube TV, stains on the chairs (we joked it must've been the scene of the murder) and an overall funky smell in the hallways. We were greeted with a healthy dose of bleach... More

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Chesterfield, MO
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178 reviews 178 reviews
92 hotel reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Econolodge is located on Merle Hay Road, a very busy commercial area with car dealers, fast food restaurants and stores. The motel looks dumpy on the outside, but the inside was very nice and my room was fine. There were lots of electrical outlets with two power strips in the room, a microwave and refrigerator, and a tube TV... More

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Acester
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We paid $100 for a non smoking room with two beds. It was a little dated and in average condition. The beds were comfortable and the pillows were good as well. Continental breakfast was average. No big complaints. The disappointing part is that we stayed at a brand new Fairfield Inn next to Lake Michigan for $93 on the same... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

I have a stacked list..and it's only my FIRST night staying here... (I am staying in a 1 queen size bed room) 1. COCKROACHES!.. Ewwww! I was about to fall asleep and I thought the my blanket was tickling my arm..I looked down and there were 3 medium small cockroaches on my arm! GROSS! (Glad to know I just forked... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I wasn't expecting much given the low price but this inn is a great value. The room was clean and comfortable and exceeded my expectations. My only complaint would be that the heater was noisy. I will definitely stay here again.

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Venus
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were visiting Des Moines, Iowa for my son's graduation - and money was a little tight. But we still wanted a pleasant hotel stay. This hotel property was purchased 4 years ago, and they are still doing improvements. A little TLC is needed on the exterior, so when we pulled up, I was slightly worried about the hotel. However,... More

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Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Visiting Des Moines for our son's graduation from Drake University, my husband and I were looking for an inexpensive room for the three nights of our stay. Econo Lodge was conveniently located near the freeway, which was important as we were driving from New Mexico to Iowa for this trip. In addition to our queen sized bed, the room included... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

When I first walked into the lobby to check in, the front desk lady was on her cell phone and didn't feel the need to greet me. Finally she checked me in and the hotel is pretty much what you expect. Small room with the basics. Hotel room was clean and neat. The breakfast was your basic continental breakfast: cereal,... More

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Address: 4755 Merle Hay Road, I-80 / I-35, Exit 131, Des Moines, IA 50322
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines 2*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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