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Days Inn by Wyndham des Moines Merle Hay

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Conveniently Located 1 Mile From Merle Hay Hall And Close To Restaurants And Theatres Enjoy your Heartland stop at our Days Inn Des Moines / Merle Hay hotel near Living History Farms. Located just off Interstate 35 / 80 in the northwestern corner of the city, our Des Moines, IA, hotel offers easy access to Saylorville Lake and downtown while providing comfortable accommodations at a great rate. Swim in the indoor pool, soak in the whirlpool or play games in the two-story game room before grabbing an evening drink in the on-site lounge, Derry's. In-room amenities include free Wi-Fi Internet access, microwave and refrigerator. Handicapped-accessible rooms are available, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our hotel in Des Moines, Iowa. Start your day with free Daybreak continental breakfast before heading out. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS From our Des Moines, IA, hotel, you can stroll The Principal Riverwalk - a recently completed project that includes trails, a garden and skating plaza along the Des Moines River - or walk through Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Slide down the water rides and roller coasters at Adventureland amusement park, just 15 minutes west of our hotel in Altoona, or indulge in some adult fun at Prairie Meadows racetrack and casino, also in Altoona. Spend a day on the water at Saylorville Lake or Grays's lake for slower-paced activities like fishing, hiking and boating. DINING OPTIONS There are over a dozen restaurants to choose from within a mile of our Des Moines, IA, hotel, including Bennigan's, Perkins, Felix & Oscars and Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe. Head to downtown hotspots in the revitalized East Village area or near the Iowa Events center for dozens more options. BUSINESS AND EVENT FACILITIES We offer meeting space for your upcoming event, as well as copy and fax services.
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Free Parking
Wheelchair access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Dry Cleaning
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Hot Tub
Tennis Court
Business Center with Internet Access
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All reviews room was clean waffles budget hotel no elevator easy access shower head staff was friendly pool and hot tub one night stay microwave interstate
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice little Days Inn. It's not fancy, but it's clean and cozy. I'd def stay again. The bar on-site is nice too. The bartender was friendly as were the patrons. The concert my friend and I attended was awesome. Thanks for a nice stay.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank R B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were clean and comfortable .The staff was courteous, helpful and friendly. The breakfast was great It had a large selection.I wish I could find the waffle batter mix. They were very fluffy and tasty.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Drove 2 hours to stay at hotel and when we got there I was told my reservation was canceled. The person working would not reinstate it and my rate was not honored. We went accross the street to the Ramada and had a fabulous time.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Heather R
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Rooms are clean. Friendly. A little outdated. Pool was warm. Hot tub. Gameroom. No elevator. Breakfast is decent. Restaurants close by. Close to Downtown. Many things to do within close driving distance.

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Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Breakfast is very average and that is prob being nice. Decent facility right off interstate however I did have a dirty band aid stuck to my pillow......Everything else was fine. Basic facility for a decent rate.

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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from handicappedtravel | Reviewed this property |
Not particularly inviting. It's just a regular bar. It's not part of the hotel, but just happens to be in the same building. It's fine if you just want to head in for a beer or two, but the clientele weren't particularly... More
August 11, 2015|
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Yes, would you like to invest 1.5 million dollars?
Room Tips
"Just Don't stay here! Unsafe -no outlet covers. Caution if you have small children or animals!"
Jul 19, 2018
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"Find a different hotel"
Aug 14, 2017
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"Make sure there's trash bags in the trashcan"
Jul 16, 2017
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"Back room would be quietest"
Jul 16, 2017
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