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Very easy access to major roads. Beautiful courtyard. Nice restaurant next door. Could use a cell booster and better internet The staff was very accommodating and friendly. Enjoyed quiet room and it was clean
Thank Susan M
Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded November 14, 2017
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. Safe travels to your next destination.
This is an older Holiday Inn Express near Drake University, and I was surprised at the good condition of my room. The office area could use some updating, but the staff was helpful and accommodating during my stay. The room was spacious, clean, comfortable and...More
Thank Orrin N
Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded August 26, 2017
We truly appreciate that you chose to stay with us and also the kind words about our staff.
Although average for its peers within the Holiday Inn Express franchise, the location near Drake University in the geographical middle of Des Moines is a feature in itself. Pluses beyond location include a super-friendly staff, quiet and comfortable rooms with excellent bedding, and an terrific...More
Thank William D
Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded September 22, 2017
We truly appreciate your honest feedback regarding your stay with us. We are very pleased that you were able to have two enjoyable stays with us. The maintenance concerns you encountered will all be addressed and we apologize for these. Sounds as though your fishing...More
The HIE at Drake has the interior (and exterior) feel of a converted dormitory. The facade looks much like the other buildings adjacent, there's an awkward staircase running down into the lobby, etc.
That's not a bad thing, necessarily, it's just, well, differed.
Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded August 25, 2017
We thank for your stay and the feedback. We are thrilled you an enjoyable stay with us and we do hope to see you again. Take care and safe travels in the meantime.
This hotel fit our needs for a visit to family in Des Moines and the State Fair. The rate was a bit cheaper than hotels in downtown. Our room was clean and we were able to park without issue. The Drake Diner shares the parking...More
Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded August 22, 2017
We truly appreciate your stay with us and are pleased that it was pleasant one for you.
$103 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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