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“Pool overcrowded and noisy”
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Ramada Ankeny
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Ankeny
West Valley City, Utah
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344 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Pool overcrowded and noisy”
Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Good family place, but too many kids in the pool and generally running around. The included breakfast at the on site Ankeny Diner was great. You get a coupon for a basic breakfast or $3.60 off of any menu item. And the diner is a very good restaurant.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was a very average hotel with a few real positives and a few big negatives.
We stayed in a poolside room with 2 queen sized beds. The pool was very nice but the hot tub was a bit small. As expected, it was noisy at night because we were pool side. Fortunately staff cleared the pool right at closing time (10 pm weekdays, 11 pm weekends). Free wireless internet was included with the stay but the connection was not the best at times.
The staff at the hotel were very nice and accommodating. The curtains in the room were nice because they blocked all light when closed. There was a free breakfast included in their restaurant with very limited options. The breakfast was just ok.
The biggest problem was the room. The paint was dingy and chipped in areas. The room as clean as we're used to. We found a prior patron's personal care products under the bed. One of the beds was on a significant slant and gave my husband and I a backache. The staff was responsive and flipped the mattress but it didn't do any good. Since we couldn't change rooms, we had the kids sleep in the bed the rest of the nights. One of the kids complained of a stiff back. One kid kept rolling into the other due to the slant.
This is a very average hotel. If you are expecting any sort of luxury, this isn't the place. If you're looking for a reasonable hotel with a great pool, and you don't care about a few spiders and bugs in the room, this may be the place for you.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Ankeny, United States
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Many items in the room we stayed in needed repair. Broken toilet, no working remote control, tv not working correctly, shower handles broken. When reported, the staff did not address concerns or offer solutions.

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Iowa City, Iowa, Usa
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

Comfortable and clean hotel of modest means with excellent service and accommodations.A pleasant surprise, better than I expected. Bonus is the Ankeny Diner attached to it has excellent food. It provides room service and the free breakfast options available for hotel guests. Plate size pancakes were the best I've had for a longtime.

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Blue Springs, United States
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

Motel is really for upgrading. The room could have been clean better. Trash under the bed and ice machine was broken. Shower water ran cold and hot. I recommend take a quick show because the water can cold or hot extremely fast.

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Additional Information about Ramada Ankeny

Property: Ramada Ankeny
Address: 133 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021-9771 (Formerly The Ankeny Inn)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Ankeny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Ankeny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Ankeny 3*
Number of rooms: 115
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