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Super 8 Clive/W Des Moines
Ranked #11 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
Orlando, Florida
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1 review
“AAU Jr Olympics”
Reviewed December 27, 2009

The hotel did their best but we were with the AAU track team who was completely out of control and incredibly rude...difficult to get breakfast and snacks so we ended up dining out. Kudos to ADAM, he really made an effort and if not for that horrific team I think it would be have perfect

Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2009

The best thing about the hotel was the very pleasant and helpful staff. The have a tough task overcoming some basic problems that come from trying to run a modern hotel in a building made in the late 60's/early 70's as a budget hotel. For example, the breakfast are was a room designed as a faux living room before there was such a thing as breakfast included. As a result it is a very cramped area which they try to do their best to accomodate. Eat early or late!

We chuckled at the interior wallpaper, which looked like it was put up by some college kids over the summer. Nice seams!

The room I had was very clean so there is excellent housekeeping. The TV was what I would call 'vintage' . Bed was adequate. Heating was fine. It does have a microwave and mini-fridge if that matters.

Bottom line, if you can get a cheap rate here compared to a Country Inn or such place then don't hesitate to take it. If it's the same price stay at one of the others.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled solo
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super885, Manager at Super 8 Clive/W Des Moines, responded to this review, May 25, 2011
Hotel have been completely remodeled in 2011. Please come back to experience our new rooms.Thank You.
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Iowa
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Reviewed August 22, 2008

We came in late one night during the Iowa State Fair and were greeted by a very friendly desk clerk who quickly booked us the honeymoon suite. It was very nice and clean - including the 5 person whirlpool and the additional living area. Not only was everything neat, comfortable, and more than we expected, but it was the same price we would've paid for a double room at the Sheraton. We definitely plan on staying again!!

  • Liked — Friendly, accomodating staff, cleanliness, and loved the honeymoon suite.
  • Disliked — Can't think of a single complaint, I don't think we would've noticed it though except the Inn across the road suggested it and told us where it was. It seems kind of hidden
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Guntersville, Alabama
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2008

My husband and I stayed here for a week. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Our room (#210) was very clean. True, this hotel is still in the 80's, decor wise, but it was really clean, quiet, and the bed was wonderful...so was the water pressure in the shower. Nice tv. I got to look in several of the rooms and they all looked good. Our bathroom looked like it was just redone. Located in a desireable neighborhood, within walking distance of several restaurants, and close to everything. Breakfast was as good as the Hampton and the cookies and popcorn every evening was a nice touch. The towels were better than I expected. They were very soft, and plentiful. I wish they had an elevator here, as we are seniors, and had to walk up and down the stairs with luggage. I didn't think to ask for a ground floor room. For the value, this motel is great.

  • Liked — value, clean rooms, friendly staff
  • Disliked — no elevator
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 7, 2008

Very friendly staff. Convenient location close to restaurants. Waffle maker at the breakfast bar was a very nice touch. Clean.

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Concord, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2008

The first non smoking room reeked of smoke, so we changed rooms. The second room was very outdated with a big ol' fashion recliner in the corner. THe air filters needed to be changed as everything seems to be extremely dusty. BOth my fiancee and I were sick after staying there, so I don't think things wer disinfected between guests. The carpets need to be replaced. The place is just plain run down. On a positive note.... the front desk staff was friendly and as helpful as they could be.

  • Liked — convenient location
  • Disliked — filtydirty
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2007

We recently stayed at the Heartland Inn on our way out to Rapid City, SD. The front desk attendant was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were simply done but with modern amenities such as hair dryer, ironing board, coffee pot etc. There was wireless internet in our room which worked fine but be sure to get the access code from the front desk. There is no pool at this hotel or elevator so be advised. The stair climb to the second floor did not seem too bad.

The beds were a bit soft which seems to be typical in the more budget minded hotels.

The hotel was very clean with the exception of the carpet which had a few spots but we weren't bothered by them. There was only a slight musty smell from the air conditioning: not too bad. The building did not appear to be in need of updating or repair. The breakfast was the typical affair with cereal, toast, make your own waffles, hard boiled eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits, etc.

I would say that if you would like a budget hotel and do not need a pool for the kids or an elevator, this is a great choice.

  • Liked — Friendly staff.
  • Disliked — Bed.
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Super 8 Clive/W Des Moines
Address: 11414 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50325-7031 (Formerly Heartland Inn Des Moines)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
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 ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Des Moines
#11 Business Hotel in Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 Clive/W Des Moines 2*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly remodeled rooms. Convenient location off the Interstate I 35 & I 80. Close to many attractions and businesses. Many restaurants within walking distance. Meeting facility available. ... more   less 
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