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Wildwood Lodge

11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA 50325-7029
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#1 of 9 hotels in Clive
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Vending machine
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Shell A wrote a review Nov 11
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My family does an annual Christmas shopping trip. This year we stayed at Wildwood Lodge. We thought the hotel was nice and didn't have a problem with it. Unfortunately, overnight, our car was broke into and our shopping bags were stolen. There were no outdoor cameras to help assist in recovery which I understand is fairly common. My biggest complaint though was that there was ZERO follow up from the hotel. Even after I sent an email and my mom wrote a letter expressing our disappointed, there wasn't even as much as a "I'm sorry this happened to you." Not the way I'd want to run a business.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Lesley Von Tersch, Other at Wildwood Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Hello, we are very sorry that this incident occurred to you during your stay and that our team at the Clive location did not follow up properly about matter. I assure we will will get this addressed with our team and use this as a training tool going forward. We appreciate that you took the time to let us know.
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swilliam00 wrote a review Oct 2020
Brighton, Michigan13 contributions
We picked this hotel because they allowed our Great Dane, had a nice pool, we were able to get a suite with bunk beds for the kids, and they have a nice breakfast. Overall, they 100% delivered. We were on our way from Michigan to Colorado and this was like a mini-vacation within it. The kids loved the pool and hot tub and the decor of the hotel is very nice and welcoming. Everyone that worked there was nice and engaging and they welcomed Benson the dog as well. We could not have picked a better spot for our stopover. Thanks!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Michelle Sparkman, Other at Wildwood Lodge
Responded Oct 9, 2020
We appreciate that you chose to stay with us during your travels from Michigan to Colorado. It means a lot to us that you took the time to provide such an amazing review. We hope you made it safely and maybe we will get to see you again next time you are in the area!
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MrsEmm307 wrote a review Jul 2020
11 contributions2 helpful votes
I have nothing but good things to say! We had terrible luck with hotels in our trip west and really needed this to be a good visit on our way back east. We arrived in town early, well before check in, and John (our new favorite person) went out of his way welcoming us to check in extremely early. A wonderful treat since we were looking at wasting time in the heat. The property is adorable and well decorated. Our room was incredibly clean, and the poolside access was so wonderful. We also were put near an exit (with out us even asking for it) which was nice, since we had traveled with our two dogs who were welcomed enthusiastically. Since this is an annual trip we take I look forward to returning again.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Michelle Sparkman, Other at Wildwood Lodge
Responded Jul 27, 2020
Hello! We cannot tell you enough how much we appreciate that you stayed with us and provided your wonderful feedback. We hope you made it back to your destination safely and look forward to seeing you again next year!
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DanRuth_11 wrote a review Jul 2020
Scandia, Minnesota40 contributions36 helpful votes
before staying here. I rarely write negative reviews. In times other than these (pandemic) I have might have given this property a great review like so many others already have. BUT beware of Wildwood’s lack of pandemic protocols. The check-in staff person wore his mask at half mast, nose exposed. A staff person assisting breakfast service wore no mask, not even during food prep. Most guests do not wear masks in the common, shared spaces, not even in elevators. My wife and I are 76 and 79 years old. What these behaviors communicate to us is about the same as giving us the proverbial finger.
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Date of stay: July 2020
2 Helpful votes
Ben wrote a review Jun 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota9 contributions2 helpful votes
We had some vehicle issues which stranded us in Des Moines for a night and checked into the Wildwood Lodge. The staff were wonderful and so accommodating. They were happy to allow us late-checkout and offered us coffee and anything else we needed while we worked from the wonderful lobby/lounge while we waited for the repairs to be completed the next day. The rooms were great. Modern and comfortable, with a nice big bed, clean sheets, and plenty of sunlight. The bathroom was large, clean, and had a great shower with plenty of water pressure. We had a wonderful stay and would completely recommend the Wildwood Lodge and certainly look to stay here next time we visit Des Moines (intentionally stay next time).
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Date of stay: May 2020
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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 Mi Mexico Restaurant, Cracker Barrel, and Wobbly Boots Roadhouse BBQ.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Wildwood Lodge offers an airport shuttle 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.