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Extend a Suites - Des Moines
Ranked #41 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
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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1  Thank radrod
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Reviewed August 12, 2008

We took a family driving vacation this year and ended up staying here. What a mistake! This place is VERY rundown, the staff was not friendly, you only got coffee or donuts in the morning if you were fast enough. The pool area is listed as indoor - but it's not! They put up some plastic "greenhouse" walls that are open most of the time. The water was cloudy and smelled heavily of chemicals. I was too afraid to look at the hot tub, but patrons from the hotel bar wandered right through the open "walls" and hopped in! As you walk down the halls of the motel - the fitness room is a treadmill and an elliptical machine in a room that they ripped the furnishings out of. Matter of fact, almost all the extras (meeting rooms, laundry, fitness room) were old rooms that were stripped bare and had the doors propped open. Whole place smelled like smoke. I can't stress enough to please not stay here - I made my kids wear shoes all the time because I was afraid of what might be on the floor.

Stayed: August 2008
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Reviewed October 20, 2007

I don't think I could stay here again. The room was clean, but the smoke from adjoining rooms filled our room as well, making it hard to sleep. Our clothes still smelled like tobacco smoke two days later. The bathroom dressing area was only large enough for one person to use at a time. There was a mirror in the main room, but it was far from an electrical outlet, and the lighting was so dark, you couldn't see to apply makeup. The beds were comfortable, but only double size, not queen. The free breakfast was only coffee, tea and doughnuts -- no juice, no milk, no fruit or anything else. We stayed here one night, with four adults, and paid $73.88. It was way too much money for what we got.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled with family
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1  Thank SegoLily
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Reviewed February 10, 2004

Nice basic hotel. It used to be a Best Western, I think. Now it's privately owned so it's not listed on a lot of the hotel resources.

The pool area is nice - with a tropical feel to it. They're very accomodating to groups and special requests. We've been going there for several years as a weekend getaway/family get-together, and it's very convenient.

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Additional Information about 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
Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
Price Range: $59 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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