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TownePlace Suites Des Moines Urbandale
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Johnston
Certificate of Excellence
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31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not perfect”
Reviewed July 24, 2009

We stayed here one night on a cross country road trip. We had a two bedroom suite and it was really very spacious. It was nicely decorated and the beds were comfortable. But the place is already starting to show wear and we did not think it was particularly clean. (Examples: The sleeper sofa's cushions had holes. There were socks on the floor from a previous occupant. One of the bedrooms had some sort of large decomposing bug or gum or who knows what stuck on the wall. The bathtub was either stained or not clean.)

Additionally, the breakfast was very basic - muffins, cold cereal, yogurt. I guess we have been spoiled by places that offer a free, hot breakfast.

All that being said, we got a good rate for the room and we slept wonderfully. It was very quiet. We had three televisions which made everyone happy and, with two bedrooms, we could really spread out. If we're ever in the area again, we probably would be willing to try staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2009

New property adjacent to the freeway. I had a room on the side away from the freeway. It was wonderful.. Not a bit of noise. Very friendly, helpful staff. Good workspace in the room, nice flat screen TV, lots of towels, full kitchen (the housekeeping staff did the dishes). good closet space, strong A/C unit.

For those of you not from the mid-west there is a Made-Rite a block away (Iowa style burgers made with ground up beef) and a Culvers (for frozen custard) just across the freeway. Love the pace.

One tip-if you bring a lap top, ask for the special computer cord when you check in-it will save you an extra trip back to the front desk

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2008

Pretty nice, the hotel is going for a Euro - modern feel. Even though it's called a suite, it's not a whole lot bigger than a regular hotel room and it feels a little squished because of the over-sized furniture in the room. There is a boxy table and 4 chairs along with 2 square easy chairs. Also has a small kitchen area . It was fine and being new makes it feel fresher than most places. There's a Texas Roadhouse next door and cinemas and more restaurants across the street.

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: TownePlace Suites Des Moines Urbandale
Address: 8800 Northpark Ct, Johnston, IA 50131-3018
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Location: United States > Iowa > Johnston
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Johnston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — TownePlace Suites Des Moines Urbandale 2.5*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
TownePlace Suites by Marriott is an extended-stay hotel where you can balance work and life as you like, with the comfort, flexibility and affordability you require. Relax and feel at home with a fully equipped kitchen including full size refrigerator, microwave, cooktop, dishwasher and full complement of cookware, dishes and flatware; large work space, and complimentary wired and wireless high-speed internet access. Complimentary Continental Breakfast Daily. ... more   less 
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