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Villa Lodge

11000 Douglas Ave., Urbandale, IA 50322
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Urbandale, Iowa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My husband and I had nowhere to go moving from Wisconsin to Des Moines. Cheapest place to stay and you can get a discount if you area a trucker, Vet, or disabled but you have to ask for the discount because they will not tell you about it. Someone I had talked to in the hallway told us about the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

At first thought it was a great deal. Which... it was cheap. But you totally get what you pay for. The place smells of cat piss and old old cigarette smoke. The rooms are disgusting. The guys that hang around the front desk are creepy and engage you in wierd conversation and its a 90 % chance yer talking with... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I stayed here out of neccessity in between perminate housing. There were always a lot of people hanging out at and behind the front desk. I never figured out who actually "worked" there except for one because everyone was dressed in sloppy, dirty, grubby clothes. Most looked like they were homeless just hanging out. The day I got there I... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012 via mobile

Maintenance man opened my room door and let unregistered guest in my room and enters rooms and takes change and what ever else he wants managers know this and no nothing about it

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011 via mobile

Due to unforseen events were forced to find a cheap weekly living space. The motel is older. It has a moldy smell to it. The bathrooms are uncleaned. There is soap scrum all over the tub. The mirror and toilet were uncleaned and had pub hairs. The back of tiolet was covered in black mold. There is mold all over... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

not only is this place a terrible mess, our vehicles were broken into, the staff and the front desk clerk are rude terrible people. check the sex offender registry for iowa and you will notice that most of the residents of this hotel are on the list. i would never recommend my worst enemy stay in a place like this.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011 via mobile

we went there because it was a convinient location and price. The rooms feel like potential murder scenes. Anyways were laying there and we start to itch...my boyfriend and I pull back the sheets and low and behold 2 bedbugs one little and the other the size of a dime....we put them in a bowl took em to front desk... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2011

I spent a day driving around Des Moines recently trying to find a reasonably-priced hotel. I did this because over the next two years, I will need to stay overnight in the Des Moines area over 40 separate nights for work-related reasons and I was looking for something clean, comfortable, quiet, and affordable. Of course, this took me to some... More

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Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

The sheets were clean. The guy at the front desk was friendly and helpful. The place is conveniently located about 30 seconds off I-80. That's the good. The property is a run-down mess, both outside and in. They could star in a new reality TV show; "Can You Clean Better Than a 5th Grader". Pubic hairs (not mine) in the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

Where do I start? With the parking lot that is in poor condition, the smell inside the hallways and the rooms themselves (smells musty and stale) or the generally unfriendly staff? The one thing that this hotel has going for it is that it is close to the highway.

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Additional Information about Villa Lodge

Also Known As:
Villa Hotel Urbandale
Villa Hotel
Address: 11000 Douglas Ave., Urbandale, IA 50322
Location: United States > Iowa > Urbandale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 10 hotels in Urbandale
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