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Cozy Rest Motel

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#26 of 50 hotels in Des Moines
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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Don’t let the outside appearance fool you. The manager walked us to our room and personality checked everything out with us. The noise from the road can be defeated by running your heating and air conditioning unit. The inside of our room was excellent. The entire room was clean and cozy and the price can’t be beat. Bottom line here folks, if you are staying overnight, on a budget and want a good central location. Choose this place.
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Nice little place to stop and stay for the night. When checking in it was quick and easy and the staff was friendly. The motel has lots of security camera and is on a busy road. But is every accessible to downtown area which we liked.
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For the one night I was there it wasn’t bad especially for the price. I slept comfortably. The one thing is the noise from the street, but I’m a light sleeper. Cute hotel inside. Outside could use some work. But nice find for me!!
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So I wouldn't call this love at first sight. The motel's exterior screamed...well, motel. The check in area was a sterile space scattered with moth balls, and the paint colors were definitely chosen by a blind person. I waited my turn and approached the bullet proof glass. The nice lady sorted out some confusion and sent me to the room. This is where the motel shined. The room was not at all Bates like. The owners had put a lot of effort in updating it. As other reviewers mentioned, the clean room had enough charging ports and the a/c was strong. Not many extras, but it had all the necessities. The street noise was covered up by the a/c and the bed was comfortable. The only real disappointment, was that the WiFi did not work for my husband. And there was nowhere in the vicinity to eat and this was not the walking type area. I'm sure it wasn't unsafe, but still. It appears that this is a simple motel that a hard working family has made the best of. It does not pretend to be the Hilton, but just a comfortable , clean place to lay your head within 10 min of downtown...and cost a third of your typical downtown hotel. If this is your expectation, then you will be happy. 3.5 stars is seems right.
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1) Noise: The motel is located on a very busy and loud road. The only barrier between the road and your sleep is a flimsy door and thin wall. 2) Price: Good price 3) Front desk: I called before coming and they assured me they had king beds. They put me in a room with a queen bed even though I specifically asked for one with a king. I went back to the front desk when I discovered it wasn’t a king bed. They then lied and said they were out of king beds. There are literally only 2 cars in the parking lot. There’s no way they’re out of king rooms. 4) WiFi: My room (31) had no WiFi. The signal was too weak. Neither my phone nor laptop could connect. 5) Location: Nothing around you. Area seems sketchy. I feel like they ought to provide you with a firearm to protect yourself upon check in. 6) Cleanliness: The room appeared clean. 7) AC: no central AC. The old window unit is loud and only has two fan settings; High and super high. This does NOT drown out the loud street noises at all. I asked my wife to just walk away and book another room but she didn’t want to lose the money we spent. I was willing to cut our losses. I highly advise you to spend a little more money and get a better place to sleep. I’m not sure how in the world this place was rated as high as it was.
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$67 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesIowaDes Moines
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