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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines
Ranked #21 of 49 Hotels in Des Moines
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Standard Hotel”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Passing thru on my way to Washington state and was looking for something cheap and clean after searching different sites and reading reviews I came across this hotel and this was it. For an overnite you can't beat the price. Would most definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2013

This hotel, despite being old, was clean and the staff was excellent. There were no problems with my room. It would be nice if the property was refreshed, though. Rooms and hallways are pretty dark. But, this is a great hotel if you need a relatively inexpensive stay in Des Moines.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Des Moines
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Our room was ready upon arrival. It was so nice to have both a fridge and microwave available and so quiet. The location is ideal. Our room was clean and beds comfy, Gandson of 4, disappointed...no pool.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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67 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Staying one night traveling through town, this was my first stay at this EconoLodge. The room surprised me with the quality furniture in the room with a nice desk and a couch. It also included a small refrigerator and a microwave. However, the TV was a 25 inch tube TV which is low quality for hotel rooms in this era. And it did not seem to have all the stations listed on the chart. The breakfast had all the standards including the 2 waffle makers, apples, cereal and muffins. They had a nice coffee machine. A nice place to stay in the budget class hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Saint Cloud
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Stayed at this property en route to Missouri for a family reunion. If you are looking for a clean fairly inexpensive place, for an overnight close to the freeway this will work fine. The rooms were clean, some what outdated and tired, but very clean. The beds were fine, and the bathroom was clean. The breakfast was clean and well organized but no protein was offered all carbs no yogurt or cheese or eggs. So be prepared for that. But cereal, waffles, and breads, juice, milk and coffee. All well stocked and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. We stayed here both on our way and on the way home. We would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Omaha, USA
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102 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Econolodge is an average 2-star interstate hotel. If that is all you seek, it will be acceptable.

We wanted an inexpensive place to stay for Drake Relays, and ended up here. I had low expectations, but they were slightly exceeded. The property is a little run-down and could use a fresh coat of paint and other cosmetic work, but our room was clean and decent sized.

The beds were not particularly comfortable, there is almost no bathroom counter space, and the television was older and somewhat strange to operate, but we were not expecting luxury.

Breakfast was unexceptional, but was relatively quiet and less chaotic than many other places.

Through some sort of Hotwire ordering mishap, we were originally booked into a smoking room. We called twice in advance, asking to be switched to a non-smoking room, and were told nothing was available. When I checked in, the front desk clerk did graciously move us to a non-smoking room, and I am thankful for her service.

If you want a simple, basic 2-star hotel that is close to the interstate, the Econolodge on Merle Hay Road will work.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2013

This hotel was close the the interstate but I did not hear any traffic noise. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. There were restaurants close by, a breakfast of sorts was included, and the staff was friendly and helpful. At $55 (including tax) this stay was a good deal.
There were a few cons: The water pipe noise from the next rooms, and the breakfast was the cold cereal type with a make your own waffle machine that I really don't care for.
I would stay here again!
Mar. 13, 2013 room 309.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines

Property: Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines
Address: 4755 Merle Hay Rd, I-80 / I-35, Exit 131, Des Moines, IA 50322-1964
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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 ) Suites
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines 2*
Number of rooms: 150
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