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“Nice motel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6880 Fleur Dr, Des Moines Airport, Des Moines, IA 50321   |  
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Ranked #5 of 45 hotels in Des Moines
Council Bluffs, Iowa
1 review
“Nice motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Fairfield Inn by the Des Moines airport was very well kept. They have a good breakfast bar. The location to the airport and the proximity to downtown make it a very nice choice for visitors to the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We just flew in to Des Moines for a weekend wedding. We selected this hotel based on Trip Advisor ratings and user reviews. After driving up and down Fleur Drive (road adjacent to airport) we quickly realized we did select the best property! The hotel appears to be on the new side. All is very clean and even a wee bit "stylish." Great value for the money and the staff appear attentive and eager to assist you.

If you have a car and experience some down time - Des Moines is surprisingly small and easy to negotiate. The hotel is about 2 miles from the zoo. About 20 minutes to a huge shopping "district" called Jordan Creek. Downtown is a quick drive too - must take a look at the state capital building!

Room Tip: With the lobby, restaurant, pool and gym facility on the first floor - would recommend requesting a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eagle
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

New hotel, clean, quiet, friendly staff. Right next to airport. Consider staying here! Bright lobby, plenty of space to work in. Breakfast is your traditional grab n go. Restaurant next door is worth a visit, especially if you get the drink coupon.

Room Tip: Doesn't matter, tight building, well built, noise is not a factor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NYC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Pros
The place is immaculate - very clean
Very new - its looks it was built in the last couple of years
Great breakfast - but be sure to get there before 9am which is when breakfast ends - they appear to be sticklers for that
1 mile from the airport
Ample parking

Con
None really other than $150/night is a little pricey for Des Moines 2.5 * but the great breakfast somewhat makes up for it and the place is extremely well kept

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Carroll, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

My kids and I were having a very hard time finding a hotel at the last minute due to it being the start of the Iowa State fair. Thank God we were able to book one of the last available rooms here! Our room was amazing! It was a suite with a king bed, pull-out couch, and 2 tv's. Our fridge had a very gross smell and within 5 minutes of calling, the girl from the front desk brought us a new one and this was close to 11:00 PM! The bed was very comfortable and the room was nice and quiet. I will definitely stay here again!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We had a great stay in this newly built hotel. Staff were friendly, had lovely breakfast. It was close by to another restaurant so we had a lovely dinner and could relax. Room was clean, it was also good value for money. Wasn't too far to drive to Des Moines Capitol building next morning.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fulton, IL
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We like to stay at Fairfield Inns not only for the rewards program but it is a 'better' hotel. The breakfast was very good with many hot food items and the usual cereal, muffins, bagals, english muffins, and toast. They also had fresh fruit which is unusual. The room was clean and the layout of the bathroom was perfect. The only thing missing was a mini-fridge and microwave in-room. We did receive 2 vouchers for free drinks at restaurant next door or you could use it for a behind-the-counter beverage at hotel which we did.

Room Tip: We stayed on the top floor so it was very quiet. We were right by elevator but didn't hear it at...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport Hotel Des Moines
Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport Hotel
Fairfield Inn And Suites Des Moines Airport
Fairfield Inn Des Moines
Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport Iowa
Address: 6880 Fleur Dr, Des Moines Airport, Des Moines, IA 50321
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Des Moines
#7 Business Hotel in Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Fairfield Inn and Suites hotel of Des Moines, Iowa. Our distinctive hotel is conveniently located just south of the Des Moines Airport on Fleur Drive. Within half a mile of the Des Moines airport and convenient to all of Des Moines's major attractions, our recognized hotel is ideally located for business and leisure travelers alike. ... more   less 
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