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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
Ranked #31 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
New Jersey
2 reviews
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“Perfect for the money”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

I'm in Des Moines twice per month for work and I stayed here on July 29th. It is on a busy road however my room was 3rd floor rear and I never heard a thing. The hotel is a good value for the money. I tried this hotel after having a horrible experience at another Des Moines property and would definitely return.

Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Heather C, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We have recently updated our rooms. So please come agian, I am sure you will enjoy the new bedding.
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Iowa City
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

I stay frequently at Choice Hotels - usually Comfort Suites and nice Comfort Inns. I had not stayed at an Econolodge before, but there were not a lot of available options for the two nights I needed in Des Moines.

I tried this out based on other reviews and was very satisfied. I was upgraded to a suite and the room was clean and the bed comfortable. It was steaming hot outside, and the air unit I had worked great! Nice tv with lots of channels. Wi-fi was was good enough (went down for a bit, but worked most of the time). Probably the most important thing for me is that it was quiet. Not a lot of guests on those days, but still didn't hear much noise.

I give it a 4 rating as a budget hotel. It was a charmless place - but worked. Pool looked budget. No fitness room. There were a couple breakfast items, not much, but at least something. The staff was busy, but friendly and willing to help. Iron's at front desk and iron boards little things that make ironing a little extra of a challenge.

The location is a right across from the fairgrounds. It's on the old east end of town. Not a lot of good places to eat right there. But I had meetings downtown and it took me less than 10 minutes commute without extra cost of hotel and parking required at downtown hotels.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Heather C, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Thank you for your review. We love to hear from our guests.
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Oskaloosa
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Fine bed and linens. The first floor carpet is worn but they mentioned the 3rd level rooms have been renovated lately. Really fine for the money. Breakfast bit above average for continental. Many other restaurants close by, close to I-80. I didn't see the pool as had no time or need for it.

Room Tip: Third floor has been redone.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Heather C, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and choosing to stay with us here.
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St. George, Utah
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Not the best, but worth the low cost. Convenient location.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank RSinSG
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Heather C, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I hope you always enjoy your stay with us.
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

i came in 2009 and it was bad it smelled, was dirty and the staff wasnt so nice but i have been here two nights now and it is much better! i know it is on a busy street but the pool is on the back side and i havent heard a single car. the rooms r much cleaner (may not be top of the line like im used to but worth it for the money) staff is much better and nicer... well worth it for the money!

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Heather C, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
We have been working diligently to provide the best guest experience. Our staff appreciated the review. It helps them strive to provide top notch guest and room service when they hear it from you. Thank you for taking the time to write the review. Heather Clair GM.
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Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Breakfast was kinda lame...and the pool smelled funky but the rooms are nice

  • Stayed January 2012
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Thank ktcafe
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Heather C, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Thank you for writing this review. It helps to know which areas are in need of attention. Heather Clair GM
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Streator, Illinois
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

Located right across the street from the State Fairground entrance. It is located on a busy street, so there was some traffic noise. We had a "KING SUITE" King size bed with a pull out couch, which was not real comfortable.The room was very big.The complex is a few years old, but it was not in aged condtion. They seemed to keep it upgraded. Price was right at $100. We were there on a Sunday, and the breakfast was better than some complimentary ones. Some one mentioned it was not that good during the week, but I can't confirm that. The only elevator was broke on Sunday morning, so that was kind of an issue.

Room Tip: Maybe ask for a room facing the parking lot, instead of the street.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Heather C, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I apologize about the elevator. Hope if you travel in our area you choose to stay with us again. Heather Clair GM
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Property: Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
Address: 410 E 30th St, Des Moines, IA 50317-2404
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 69
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