Dried snot on the wall. Pubic hair on the bed sheets (which had obviously not been changed after last guest). Strange odors which vary depending on which part of the building you're in. Someone else's food left in the refrigerator. Staff was a mixed bag. Some are very polite, some downright rude. My wife observed one of the front desk staff smoking in the (indoor) pool area.
But that's just for starters. I've stayed here a few times, in 3 different rooms. All 3 had bedbugs. The incredibly rude manager claims they don't have bedbugs. The large red welts on my my arm say otherwise. The actual bedbugs we found say otherwise.
To top it all off, they refused to honor a confirmed and PREPAID reservation, saying that I would have to pay a higher rate if I wanted to stay there.
Sorry, but I might have been willing to tolerate these conditions (holding out hope for a bug-free room) at the super low rate I was getting, but not after they tried to bump me up to $65 a night. This hotel is simply not in that league. There are rooms be be found in Des Moines for less money that are FAR, FAR nicer and don't suffer from a bedbug infestation.
This place might have been worth taking a chance on at the $21 per night rate that they were advertising, but I assure you, that is ALL that a room here is worth, and that's only if you're willing to roll the dice on the bedbugs. Now that they're trying to charge the same rates as much nicer places, there is no sane reason to even consider staying here.
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