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11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA 50325-7029
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#1 of 9 in Clive
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.4
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4.5
Value
4.3
The Wildwood Lodge Clive, a unique lodging experience, conveniently located in West Des Moines at University Avenue exit off Interstate 80/35. The Wildwood Lodge features indoor pool with a raised spa and a waterfall, all beneath a beautiful three-story atrium. No matter the reason for your visit, you will enjoy choosing from an extensive variety of room types. Thanks to our great staff and beautiful space, our hotel is a popular destination for family reunions, wedding groups and sports teams.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Leza H wrote a review Jun 12
London, United Kingdom644 contributions279 helpful votes
I’m assuming this is a chain hotel but it really stands out from most I’ve stayed in at this price point; great interior design, colours, amenities. Huge comfortable bed in a large room with a great bathroom. Fridge, coffee machine, full length mirrors, comfy chair…super friendly check in staff. Free easy parking. Excellent place. Highly recommend for a good stop over on a long road trip.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello, thank you for the 5-star rating! We are so pleased to hear that your stay exceed expectations. It means so much to us that you took the time to post such a wonderful review!
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JOEL C wrote a review May 2022
Rochester, Minnesota57 contributions9 helpful votes
This hotel has great woodsy atmosphere. All the positives of camping and none of the negatives. This place has comfort. The public areas and the rooms are nicely decorated with a hunting and fishing theme. The beds are great. The breakfast was very good, but short of the best because there was no meat such as bacon or sausage. There was plenty of social distancing and the area was clean and comfortable. I especially enjoyed the pool and hot tub. We had it to ourselves. The pool is a little warmer than most and just the way I like it. In the evening there is an outdoor fire pit. We didn't use it because it was raining. Maybe next time. Yes there will be a next time.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: I appreciated a pool side room, but some my find them more noisy from past experience.
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Response from Lesley Von Tersch, Other at Wildwood Lodge
Responded May 6, 2022
Hello, thank you for the amazing comments that you provided about your stay! We can't wait to see you again in the future!
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aaronna wrote a review Apr 2022
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We've stayed at the Wildwood Lodge about once a year since we discovered it in 2013! We've added 4 little children since then and they beg us to stay another day when its time to leave. The pool feels safe when swimming with young children -- very easy with two adults to reach anywhere in the pool. Our rooms have always been clean, cute, and quiet. Thanks Wildwood!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Lesley Von Tersch, Other at Wildwood Lodge
Responded Apr 27, 2022
Thank you for submitting your wonderful feedback! We are thrilled that everything has continued to meet expectations during your stays with us. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your next visit!
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Jean S wrote a review Apr 2022
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We found this treasure, the Wildwood Lodge a few years ago and always stay there during our travels ever since! It has the best breakfast selection that we’ve ever encountered. Fabulous! And the staff are great. We spoke with Renee and another staff member who were outstanding! We couldn’t be more pleased.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Lesley Von Tersch, Other at Wildwood Lodge
Responded Apr 7, 2022
Jean, it truly means a lot to us that you choose to stay with us during your travels and took the time to provide your amazing feedback! We look forward to your next stay!
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Trail690411 wrote a review Feb 2022
Topeka, Kansas44 contributions1 helpful vote
Mer family there for a weekend get together. Overall hotel experience great. Loved the north woods feel throughout. Staff was friendly and helpful. Pool area was clean and not crazy busy. Dog friendly minus the lobby and pool area. Would recommend for anyone in the des moines/Clive area
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Lesley Von Tersch, Other at Wildwood Lodge
Responded Feb 11, 2022
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Wildwood! We hope to see you again.
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FeRanger1 wrote a review Jan 2022
Aurora, Minnesota10 contributions1 helpful vote
We enjoyed our stay at the Wildwood Lodge. Our room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Desk staff were friendly and accommodating. The decor is cabiny but cute. The breakfast was very good. We would definitely stay there again. I would also recommend eating at The Machine Shop if you are there around dinner time. It was recommended by the front desk staff and didn’t disappoint.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Lesley Von Tersch, Other at Wildwood Lodge
Responded Jan 24, 2022
Our team is so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Wildwood Lodge and the Machine Shed. We hope to see you back again!
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Phyllis B wrote a review Jan 2022
Saint Paul, Minnesota117 contributions34 helpful votes
When we were driving home to Minnesota from Salt Lake City, UT after Christmas, we hit bad weather coming into Des Moines. We decided to find a hotel for the night and drive the last leg of our trip the next day. I searched for a hotel in Des Moines online with my cell phone and made a reservation at Wildwood Lodge. When we arrived half an hour later, they had our reservation and checked us in without hassle. This hotel's decor is country/cabin/outdoors. It is very welcoming. The room was larger than a standard hotel room in one of the bargain chains. The beds were very comfortable. I don't know the age of the hotel, but it is well-maintained. The pool and hot tub were open for use. There was a full breakfast included in the price of the room. Breakfast offerings included scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles (make your own), muffins, yogurt, fresh fruit, cold cereal, milk, coffee, etc. I'm so glad we decided to try Wildwood Lodge. I'd stay again!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded Jan 17, 2022
Hi Phyllis, we are so glad you got to enjoy yourself at the Wildwood Lodge. It means so much to us that you took time to write this review. We look forward to seeing you another time in the future!
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Snowfugitive wrote a review Nov 2021
Fort Frances, Canada47 contributions37 helpful votes
Thought we would try it rather than La Quinta as this place said it was pet friendly and had good reviews. Room was clean and shower was great. Bed was also really comfortable. However, a few concerns. Travelling with pets means lots of “stuff”. The luggage carts were old, rickety with CRAPPY wheels. Combine this with two horrible automatic doors at the main entrance and getting stuff in and out was awkward at best. Advertised a full breakfast but there were no meat selection of any kind. No bacon, no sausage to me means no full breakfast. My disappointment probably took away from my ability to appreciate the decor, which is definitely more eye-catching than any of the chain hotels.On the plus side, the coffee was really good. Since both La Quinta and Wildwood were exactly the same price on my booking site, but Wildwood had a 20 buck pet fee, I think I will say…”been there, done that” and go back to La Quinta. Maybe my expectations were too high based on a lot of good reviews but I came away feeling the experience was “ok” but a bit disappointing.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Lesley Von Tersch, Other at Wildwood Lodge
Responded Nov 15, 2021
Thank you for staying with us and providing your review. We appreciate hearing from our guests and I assure you that your comments have been shared with our team for review.
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Katie O wrote a review Nov 2021
Iowa2 contributions
This was by far one of the BEST hotel experiences we've ever had!!! There was a mess up with our reservation and the staff and management worked quickly to correct the issue! They were incredibly friendly and so helpful. John (evening front desk) recommended a local restaurant Irina's, that is on our list for our next visit. :) The room was clean (thank you to Ernesto in housekeeping), the bed was comfortable, and the breakfast was yummy! Michelle (morning front desk/breakfast attendant) never stopped moving to make sure that everyone had whatever breakfast foods they were looking for, even bringing things right to the table for us! They absolutely went ABOVE AND BEYOND in every aspect. We didn't get a chance to enjoy the book or the outdoor firepit (it matches the lodge theme), but we definitely will next time. 10/10, would highly recommend, and when we visit the Des Moines area again we will exclusively be staying at the Wildwood Lodge Clive!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Call to book! Staff said best/easiest way to ensure you get what you need is to call :)
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Response from Lesley Von Tersch, Other at Wildwood Lodge
Responded Nov 8, 2021
We are glad we that your visit exceeded expectations! We appreciate your wonderful review and look forward to your future stays with us at the Wildwood Lodge in Des Moines/Clive!
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Medcity Bill wrote a review Oct 2021
Rochester, Minnesota6 contributions
A true diamond in the rough. After traveling to and from the west coast from Mn. We discovered this amazing hotel which surpasses the “Big Boys” hands down in cleanliness, very spacious rooms, beyond comfort beds and the most incredible free breakfast we have ever seen. More choices than any other offerings by their competitors We will return every chance we gat. Also another huge and outstanding surprise was their affiliated Restuarant - The Machine Shed. From farm to table - huge portions, family styled homemade meals and very reasonably priced. Also a must place to check out.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: If your travels takes you thru Des Moines Ia - it’s worth the time to enjoy both of these great...
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Responded Oct 12, 2021
Hello! It means so much to us that you took the time to post such a wonderful review! We hope to see you again on your next travels!
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$141 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wildwood Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Wildwood Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Clive Aquatic Center (0.4 miles) and Global Brew Tap House (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Wildwood Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Wildwood Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Wildwood Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Wildwood Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wildwood Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cracker Barrel, Mi Mexico Restaurant, and Bakers Square Restaurant & Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wildwood Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Wildwood Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Wildwood Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Wildwood Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Clive.
Are any cleaning services offered at Wildwood Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Wildwood Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.