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Quality Inn & Suites
Ranked #26 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
571 reviews
145 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“OK place.”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

This seems like an older place in need of a face lift. No problems. Everything worked. No refer or microwave. The staff was friendly and check in and out was easy. Next door to a bar and Wendys. I would stay again if I was in the area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

They stay wasn't anything spectacular.. The rooms looked as if they were back in the 50s or something. The bedspreads could have gone and would have updated this room quite a bit. Especially sense it had a stain on it... The room was very spacious. Breakfast could of been better but it wasn't absolutely horrible... Could of been much better but could of also been much worse

  • Stayed June 2013
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Arlington, Iowa, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Our review is based on staying at this hotel by default. Our flight was delayed three hours causing us to miss our connection to our next destination. Our travel agent re-scheduled our flight to fly out the next day. Long story short, we live three hours from Des Moines, left our home at 1:45am, checked into airport at 5:00am, to not board our plane at 7:30am. It created a long day at the airport. We finally talked with the gate attendants, received our boarding passes for following day, had our luggage pulled from the plane, visited with the ticket counter to receive our luggage, received a hotel voucher for Quality Inn and Suites and left the airport at about 11am.

When arriving at the hotel, we were greeted by a young lady. We found out her name was Tessa from the night staff. Tessa was very friendly and accommodating. We explained our situation to Tessa and gave her the voucher from US Airways. She immediately found us a room. We explained we were extremely exhausted and we hadn't even left Iowa yet. Without request, she strategically placed us in a room away from the area that receives a lot of traffic from housekeeping and other staff. Also, take into consideration that this is at 11:30 am and check in is not suppose to be until 3pm. We were in our room within minutes and there was no extra charge for the early check in. She also accommodated our parking needs for the week at the hotel instead of parking at the airport.

Tessa also made the comment that for the hassle we had been through in the morning we were still laughing and smiling. This was true! My husband and I decided that there was no use to be upset by the situation because "it is what it is" and were taking it lightly.

As far as the hotel itself, I would say it is average. The parking area could use some renovation to make it a bit more appealing. Our room's air conditioner did not work the best but at this point, we didn't really care as long as we could stay cool and get some shut eye.

Being bluntly honest, if it wasn't for Tessa's hospitality, this stay would have not been as good as it was! Thanks Tessa - working in customer service isn't always easy but your doing a great job!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Minnesota
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206 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2013

The only reason to stay at this hotel would be the price. It was generally clean but very worn. The desk help seemed overworked and distracted. I had a distressing issue with my room and received very reluctant service. The air conditioner cycled on and off all night and there was a great deal of street noise. FYI, no elevator.

Room Tip: If you can get a room away from the street, go for it but good luck with that.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Iowa
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2013

My family and I stayed at the hotel one night. It is next to the Des Moines airport and 10 minutes from downtown and Zombie burger. Newly renovated however there were items that were worn out already. New carpet, flat screen TV, free wi-fi, comfortable bed and fairly comfortable pull out couch.

Continental breakfast with small dining area. Staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Temple Hills, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Excellent location right off the highway. Outside look of the building could use some improvement but the inside was excellent. Excellent staff and breakfast was normal. One of the better Choice Hotel locations. Some of the photos on TripAdvisor are outdated. My only issue I had was not the hotels fault but I had a hard time sleeping most of the night because people were going from room to room and letting the doors slam until 2-3am and thier rooms seemed to be on all sides of us.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Topeka, Kansas
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Well, before I get into anything else... just like the title says, the people made the difference. I was booked in here for one of my trade shows, and I was having a large restock order sent in to arrive on Friday. UPS decided that they knew better than I did when I actually needed this, and they decided to deliver it on Monday instead. Monday, I'm usually back home, so this presents an issue for me.

The staff here helped me in every way they could on this, and went above and beyond what they had to do, and really made this as painless as they could for me. Kudos for them, and it's the reason why I gave this review a 5 star rating... if you look over my reviews, you know that I -rarely- give out five stars.

Covering a few points for the detail oriented: This hotel is at the end of a service road, tucked in so close to the ramp for the highway that my GPS wants me to take the ramp onto the highway and turn right to get there. That doesn't work, as you might imagine. Go down the road about a block, take the entrance in front of the BP gas station (going from memory) and pass the Wendy's, and there you go.

This is a two story installation, and I didn't see any elevators. Be prepared. I reserved a ground floor room.

The ice machine works well, and produces nice well-frozen ice without any silly "no cooloers" signs on the machine. It was a slight walk away from my room, but not too bad.

Breakfast was a fairly typical affair, but the biscuits and gravy were actually more tasty than I had anticipated.

The internet had to be signed into about twice a day, but otherwise was reasonably fast.

The bathroom had a short toilet, but at least it was a decently oval one. The shower was OK for water pressure and temp, nothing spectacular. As a tall guy, I was looking down at the shower head, though.

All the minor issues were washed away with how nicely the staff worked with me to take care of that shipping issue, though. So, I had no trouble recommending this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Quality Inn & Suites
Address: 4995 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50322-1901
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #26 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 117
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