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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Des Moines West
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Clive
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“Awesome hotel!”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

When you pull up to the hotel, it looks like a country house, complete with a porches and sitting area. The rooms are very nice with big comfy beds. When you check into the hotel, they have free fresh baked cookies for the guests!! Included with the price of the room comes a hot breakfast. The breakfast is biscuits and gravy or Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches also, there is fruit, fruit cups as well as a variety of cereals, hot and cold. The pool and hot tub area is very big and not crowded at all. I recommend staying here. We used a coupon and only paid $65.

  • Stayed July 2012
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iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2012

THis is a great hotel!! WIth the cookies for us and the children, it was great. The pool size was pretty large and nice as well. We will be back!! The rooms were oversized as well, and perfect for families!!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Iowa
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Country Inn & Suites hotels are usually more expensive than I would prefer to pay for short business travel. I found this one on Expedia, and jumped at it because of the location, and becaus my experience at Country Inn is typically great

No disppointments here. The location is good....service was top notch if not overbearing (sometimes TOO much love is too much, ya know?).....it's spotless.....wireless (my pet peeve) was free and fast......breakfast was fine.

Nothing to complain about. Any hotel around $100 per night of this quality will get repeat biz from me.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2012

This hotel was by far one of the best Country Inn & Suites Hotels that I have ever stayed at (in my opinion).
We were upgraded to a whirlpool suite because of our hotel rewards elite status and from the moment we arrived at the hotel until the moment we left, we felt valued as customers and did not run into any problems at all with this hotel.
(Any more it has started to feel like I expect there to be a problem when staying at a hotel, but this hotel has ended that expectation, thankfully!!)
This hotel has plenty of parking (free), is located off the interstate for easy access but is tucked back far enough so that noise was never an issue (and next to a QT gas station), the hotel inside and outside is clean and well kept up, the front desk staff was very pleasant, rooms are easily accessible by stairs or elevator, and there was even a group staying at the hotel but the sound never once was heard in our room. The room was super clean and spacious-both important parts of a hotel stay for the two of us.
The breakfast in the morning had SO many options. We enjoyed fresh fruit, waffles, french toast, bacon, muffins, yogurt parfaits, juice, coffee, and tea. There was more than enough food for everyone and the breakfast room itself was very spacious (We didn't feel like we were sitting with another table).

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Very nice, clean hotel with an easy check in. They had extras: always replenished cookies, which is hard to find with all Country Inns, and a makeup remover wipe. Very nice place to stay in Des Moines area. Would stay again, if traveling through.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

Service was not always good. Some employees at the front desk were better than others. The free breakfast was nice and tasted good, no complaints there. But I stay in a hotel expecting better beds than I have at home. Not the most clean hotel either. Pool was nice and large, but the deck was dirty. The room was fine, but the pillows were uncomfortable, and the bathroom really showed some wear. It needs some updating. I appreciated the microwave and mini fridge, but it was a little too small to store much in. I would choose a different hotel next time.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Standard room with a micro-wave and small refrigerator. Facility was fine, staff was very pleasant. Family place, lots of kids, occasional noise from the hallway but nothing uncontrolled and nothing late at night. Breakfast was OK.

The only problem with the room was the desk set-up for working. It was very small and the "office" chairs were barely off the ground, designed for someone about a foot shorter than myself. If you are planning a heavy work session it isn't going to work well from that standpoint.

Wall mounted air conditioner works well but was noisy.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Des Moines West
Address: 1350 NW 118th St, Clive, IA 50325-8202
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Location: United States > Iowa > Clive
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Clive
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Des Moines West 3*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated hotel in western suburbs (Clive) of Des Moines. Beautifully landscaped property features one of the largest indoor swimming pools in the West Des Moines area. Extensive renovation in spring of 2012 includes many upgrades to guestrooms, breakfast room, public space and pool area. ... more   less 
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