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Extend a Suites - Des Moines
Ranked #41 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
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“Dont Expect Much!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

The hotel has changed owners and is now known as Extend a Suites. Rooms get no room cleaning just new towels while we were there. Also they will not refund if you dont stay as long as you originally planed. There are much better for much less, the rooms were not the dirtiest I have seen, but they certainly have a lot of room for improvement!. Bottom Line use this as a last resort!

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Bellevue, Nebraska, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2012

It was smelly, old, the staff was rude. DO NOT GO HERE. IT IS NOT WORTH FIVE DOLLARS!!! I hated it so much. It is NOT in a safe area. The pool was in a green house and the water looks like pee! This place needs to be bulldozed!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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NASHWAUK
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2012

As someone who visits Mom & Pop motels frequently, this was a surprise. Dirty filthy, no clock,no fridge,no phone,rock hard mattress,old old sheets and blankets,only stayed cause to beat up and tired to drive more.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2012

The outside looks bad, and the lobby smells like smoke.. my first impression was not good, the rooms are ok that is if you get the ones by the lobby on 1st floor...
Since I'm writing this in the night of my stay, i have nothing to say about the breakfast other then the area of where is set does not look presentable

  • Stayed April 2012
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Oakland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2011

We cancelled our reservation on the spot after going into the lobby. It smelled old, looked old and the hotel clerk looked very bad was on a cell phone yelling and didnt even acknowledge us initially. It was in a bad area near auto repair shops with no other hotels nearby. Dont even try it

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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DFW
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Reviewed August 9, 2009

They may be renovating this hotel, but it is dirty, smoky and the lowest of the lowest to stay in. DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!

Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 31, 2009

I have stayed many of times at this hotel over a 20 year span.I thought they was just going to bulldoze it .I would like to say hats off to the new owners for there care of the community.keep up all the hard work I will be back to stay agian its the best ive seen it look in 15 years ...

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Extend a Suites - Des Moines

Property: Extend a Suites - Des Moines
Address: 5220 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313-2006 (Formerly Bavarian Inn - Des Moines)
Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Amenities:
Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Extend a Suites - Des Moines 2*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Bavarian Inn, Des Moines, Iowa, the affordably priced, friendly, full service hotel.  Check out our Bavarian Inn Restaurant.  Have fun at our Red Baron Lounge.  The Bavarian Inn caters and has several meeting facilities for you to plan your next group event with accommodations for groups up to 150 people.  The Bavarian Inn features an exercise room, indoor pool and hot tub, consistently clean rooms, friendly staff, cable TV, 24 hour complimentary coffee, morning pastries, and special rates for extended stays.  Located on NE 14th St., 3 blocks north of I 80 & I 35 (Exit 136) on the North side of Des Moines with easy access to all parts of the metro area. ... more   less 
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