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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!…
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.…
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!…
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.