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Motel 6 Des Moines North
Ranked #39 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
Reviewed October 17, 2011

My husband and I needed a cheap room for one night to get some sleep before the Des Moines Marathon. We enjoyed watching football on the flat screen tv (network tv was in HD...cool!) and got lots of shut eye. There were some loud characters outside until about..... 4AM, but we were able to sleep well enough. No clock/radio was a bit surprising, but otherwise, it has the amenities you need and nothing you don't. I appreciated the updates, and would probably stay again for a quick overnight trip someday.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not facing the interstate, and see if they have extra pillows. The rooms only have tw...
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

I'm no Motel 6 fan by any means. Stayed here because it was near fairgrounds, although it is a bit tricky to get there. The room was clean, furniture new, the place was completely remodeled although it looked like your typical motel 6 outside. Room was cleaned, towels replaced, trash removed , and bed made daily.

Towels are thin, no hair dryer, coffeemaker or clock, but a nice new flat screen TV. Some interesting characters staying there, but we had no problems. I was glad I had a friend in a room nearby, but agin, it's a Motel 6. Some grass for pet walking, not a lot. Very good steakhouse near by, walking distance.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

Called Motel 6 Des Moines North location for a reservation on the 1st floor, nonsmoking and dog friendly. Was told this reservation would be no problem as long as we reserved the room with a credit card. Gave the person a credit card. Arrived and found out our room reservation was for the second floor. My husband is recovering from ankle surgery and cannot climb stairs well. Talked to the person behind the front desk and was told that a smoking room on the first floor was available. Asked about our original agreement and was told to take the smoking room on the first floor or leave immediately. If we didn't she would call the police. Won't mind so much if we didn't prepay. Isn't what Motel 6 did called bait and switch and isn't that illegal?

Room Tip: don't go here
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Big L
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

Called Motel 6 Des Moines North location for a reservation on the 1st floor, nonsmoking and dog friendly. Was told this reservation would be no problem as long as we reserved the room with a credit card. Gave the person a credit card. Arrived and found out our room reservation was for the second floor. My husband is recovering from ankle surgery and cannot climb stairs well. Talked to the person behind the front desk and was told that a smoking room on the first floor was available. Asked about our original agreement and was told to take the smoking room on the first floor or leave immediately. If we didn't she would call the police. Won't mind so much if we didn't prepay. Isn't what Motel 6 did called bait and switch and isn't that illegal?

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Big L
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

We had a wonderful stay during the Iowa State Fair at the Motel 6. Nice clean rooms with a wide selection of cable channels. 32" LCD TV was great for my kids to play their playstation games. Pool was very enjoyable

Room Tip: Request rooms on back side if you are sensitive to highway noise
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Mike B
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

I was passing through on a business trip, and looked for a hotel on a budget. I stayed at this motel 6, and was very satisfied. The room was very clean, the staff was helpful, the room was quiet and parking was abundant. I would absolutely stay again, if I ever came back to Iowa.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 23, 2011

My husband and I were passing through Des Moines on a 3-week road trip to the west and stayed at the Des Moines North Motel 6. I was pleasantly surprised. This was the first Motel 6 I've ever stayed at, and since the reviews were positive, I wasn't a bit nervous about staying here. The motel has been remodeled, and we could smell fresh paint when walking in the room, and we liked the modern decor. One thing I would change is the regulation of the air conditioning. While it was a warm evening, I could not properly regulate the temp in our room, and I was cold most of the night. An extra blanket would have been nice, but there was not an extra one in the room. In addition, I found out in the morning that hairdryers ARE available upon request. That would have been nice to know. Also, no shampoo or conditioner available nor facial tissues. I guess that's what I get for using a budget motel. Overall though, we were very pleased with this motel and would definitely stay here again on a similar trip.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 4940 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313
Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
Price Range: $60 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Des Moines North 2*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The destination town of Des Moines, Iowa is loaded with popular tourist sites and enticing outdoor attractions. Our hotel has amazing new rooms to go with the lowest price of any national chain. This chic new Motel 6 redesign starts from the ground up. Beyond the dazzling lobby and bright interior corridors, you'll find a room that uses crisp wood effect flooring and bold accent colors on the walls and soft goods. To keep you entertained, there's a space saving 32" flat panel TV with full Cable TV and free HBO, and free WIFI Internet access in every room. Other quality touches include a contemporary bathroom with a granite countertop and raised vessel sink. There is also an inviting outdoor pool area. For those on business or those that need to stay a little longer, corporate and extended stay rates are available. Rooms also available with micro/fridge for a fee with advance reservations. At Motel 6 Des Moines North, we welcome our guests 24 hours a day with a comfortable, pet-friendly environment at the lowest rates of any national chain. ... more   less 
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