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Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1140 24th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located within walking distance of Drake University, eateries, diners, and taverns. Quiet area, small 2 story hotel with elevator. Fills up fast but nice for the business traveller. Just wish had microwave & fridge in my room.

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ExpressDrake, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time for reviewing our hotel. We appreciate the positve feedback as well as suggestions to improve our hotel. I am pleased to report that we are planning to replace all of the furniture in the rooms within the next year and that will include adding microwaves and refrigerators during the change out. More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was adequate for the time we spent while dropping our daughter off to Drake University...The breakfast was good. The rate was good... This hotel is within 2 blocks from Drake University. This is why we chose this property and it was perfect. It also has some decent restaurants very close by... We will stay here again when we... More

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ExpressDrake, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We apprecaited the feedback and positive review you gave us. More

Cedar Falls, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has got to be the worst Holiday Inn I've ever stayed in. Not only is this hotel located in an unsafe neighborhood, but it is very run down and not well-maintained. This is not an area you want to walk alone in at night. Let me start off by saying that had my company not already paid for the... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University, responded to this review

Dear LeftField87, First of all, thank you very much for your recent stay at our hotel. I am so sorry to see you did not enjoy your overall experience with us. We’d like to obtain some additional detail regarding your experience so we have sent you a private message. We hope to have the honor of serving you again should... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My company has instituted budget cuts, so I was happy to see an HIE for $109 night in downtown Des Moines (the Residence Inn was $209). When I pulled it, I knew right away this was not going to be one of the nicer HIEs. The building is quite old and the property is in a residential/college area (hence the... More

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ExpressDrake, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I apologize your room condition was not up to Holiday Inn Express standards. We have actually replaced all of the ceiling tiles in the bathrooms this week and will address any other deficiencies at our hotel. We did just complete a public area remodel last year and have brand new... More

Davenport, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My colleague and I shared a room while in town for a conference. Back when I made the reservation, I called the front desk to confirm 2 Queen beds and the girl on the phone said to me in a very annoyed voice that "was all they had so id be fine" and when I explained that I too worked... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University, responded to this review

Dear Amanda A, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate the service and cleanliness prevented you from fully enjoying your time at the hotel. We were glad to see you enjoyed the breakfast during your stay. We take all of the reviews we receive very seriously as they allow us to identify... More

Davenport, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It had been over a year from my previous stay and they have made some good improvements. There is now an elevator and a breakfast room. I like that the hotel sits back a block from the main road because it's quiet and you feel like you're more in a residential area. The room I stayed in seemed a bit... More

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Washington, DC
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stayed here for the Junior Olympics at Drake University. The hotel staff was very attentive to our needs. We stayed on the first floor by the vending and ice machines and to my surprise it was very quiet! The hotel was full of young athletes and families. The complimentary breakfast was great! There were many food options to choose... More

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed one night at this hotel when visiting Drake University. The hotel was clean, reasonably updated, spacious, and quiet. The continental breakfast was excellent. It's proximity to Drake University and the Drake Diner, which was quite good, makes this hotel a bargain at under $100 per night.

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Warsaw, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed here while attending an event in Des Moines. We couldn't be happier with our choice!! The hotel smelled clean as soon you walked in, the staff was very friendly, and the room was very comfortable and quiet. The breakfast room was very warm when we entered, but we just moved to the lobby area and had a great... More

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Ames, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was a little unsure about how good this hotel would be, as it was by far the cheapest we could find in relation to downtown Des Moines. We were pleasantly surprised at our entire experience. The hotel was clean, staff was friendly, and the hot breakfast was very good. Would highly recommend staying here! A perk... Drake Diner is... More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University

Address: 1140 24th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University Hotel Des Moines
Holiday Inn Des Moines
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