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Valley West Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3535 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Ranked #16 of 16 hotels in West Des Moines
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Foodwriter50459 Northwood, Iowa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed overnight and the room was dirty and the maintenance issues alone should have kept them from renting room 202. The toilet would not flush, the hand washing sink had a bucket under the pipes 1/2 full, the bed was 1/2 way off the frame, the shower would not turn on with out pulling hard on the spout then... More

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Northwood, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 12 stayed overnight at the Valley West Inn while in the area visiting wineries. The rooms are large and clean. Free internet service is always nice! There is an elevator to the second and third floors but one still needs to climb a few steps to the hallway where the rooms are located. There was no place... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you request a remodeled room. They will place you in an older, mildew smelling room if you are not knowledgeable of the Inn. I requested a roll away bed and was told they would have to find one....makes me think they went to the basement and were going ro dust me off an old cot, I'll pass! After... More

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Gladstone, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The room I had was nice. It was missing a glass in the bathroom. The mirror over the desk was laying on the bed when I entered the room. I had to lean it against the wall. The location was great, close to the mall and two nice restaurants in walking distance.

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

We liked the location - away from the usual trucker traffic. The lobby is beautiful. We stayed in the front and although the hallway, side entrance and rooms are dated, it is generally clean and comfortable. Certainly not luxury but we paid for comfort, cleanliness and a nice area of town and we for that.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Let me start this off by saying I was very nervous about our stay here after we found this was our hotel from a Hotwire booking. The lobby is great, the hall ways do need improvement but we stayed in the room and not in the hall way. Room was clean and beds were comfortable. Hotel staff was very nice.... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I do travel a lot, staying in Hampton Inns, usually. This hotel was cheaper. But it should be WAAAY cheaper. The room was okay, but the hallways were downright gross and creepy. Especially the back door. And it's very weird with all the steps and hallways. We were told it was 90 seconds to our room from the lobby. Maybe... More

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West Burlington, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Me and my husband just got married and were on our honeymoon. The lobby was nice, and that's about all that was nice. The person behind the counter was rude, and chewing tobacco. The hotel reeked of the smell of pot. The carpets where nasty!!! The whole place needed updated. We got the whirlpool room, which didn't work. The ceiling... More

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Dallas J, General Manager at Valley West Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us your feedback. I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. I apologize for the issues you experienced with our property. We will continue to review our advertising on the internet to find that site that is still showing that we have a bar so that we can update that information as... More

West Des Moines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

"Breakfast" is cheap cinnamon rolls and cheap coffee. First room smelled like vomit, so they moved us to another room that did not stink (not as badly anyway). Elevators smelled like stale beer, and the general feel of the place is that it needs to be renovated. Our room was supposed to have HBO. As there was no channel guide,... More

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Dallas J, General Manager at Valley West Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. I am very sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations during your visit. We are currently working on a solution to take care of the odors you mentioned. I apologize for the confusion in regards to breakfast as we do not offer a complimentary breakfast, just the... More

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Address: 3535 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Location: United States > Iowa > West Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Valley West Inn 2.5*
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Great mallside location! Next to the popular Valley West Inn of Iowa! Within walking distance to Target, Steinmart, and Hyvee (grocery store). Excellent location next to Interstate 235 in West Des Moines. Very close to downtown. Only a hop-skip-and-jump away from Des Moines entertainment venues! ... more   less 
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