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Sleep Inn
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Urbandale
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Pros: Clean; very comfortable; affordable; friendly.

Cons: Squeaky floors & paper thin walls - heard conversations all around and every footstep above & around me; shower only, no tub - reminded me of the cramped showers on a cruise; pocket door to tiny bathroom squeaked every time it moved; light for the bathroom was on the far wall, so you had to turn it on first or close the bathroom door in the dark before turning it on - inconvenient for others trying to sleep.

It wasn't bad for a single night, but I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Salt Lake City
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163 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2011

This was my first stay at a "Choice Hotel" (the chain). It is very new looking, inside and out (front desk told me it was recently remodeled). Room is clean, neat, functional. Kind of a different layout, but just fine. I like the price/value enough I will be looking for other "Choice Hotels" in the future.

I must add: the young man at the front desk was one of the most friendly, helpful and engaged staff member I have encountered on this 11-day road trip; he even spoke well of the owner. Nothing to say you would encounter him, but I think that desk staff talking up the owner seemed like a good sign to me.

Heads up: both Mapquest and my Garmin Nuvi GPS get the directions wrong. If you get off I80 and are heading east on Hickman Road, and your GPS says make a U-turn at 111th street, DO NOT. Turn North (left) up 111th street, then drive through the restaurant parking lot to get to the Sleep Inn. If you are heading west on Hickman Road, be sure to turn North (right) on 111th street.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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3 Thank KeldiKlutz
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2011

Very nice rooms. Great landscaping. Very clean. And it's next to the Iowa Machine Shed, the # 1 restaurant in the area.

  • Stayed October 2011
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6 Thank OpaHal
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Waco, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2011

Nice large, clean room. We were right by the pool but we heard no noise at all - nice & quiet. We slept comfortably. Breakfast was fine. Overall, our major "hotel needs" were met. However, we did miss the little niceities that we have come to expect from a $100.++ per night hotel room, i.e., shamoo, thicker towels, lap desk (so my husband & I would both have a surface to work on), armchair (my husband spends half the night sleeping in a chair). Although, I did find out later that armchairs are available in the King Rooms just not in the Double Queen like we had.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank ShirlM
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Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2011

This is a nice motel located with easy access to the interstate. The room was clean, comfortable and provided everything a person needs for an overnight stay. Breakfast was typical for this chain with hot and cold items. Rooms were quite. Would definitely stay at this motel again if I was passing through or staying in the Des Moines area.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank hby
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2011

We had a great night's sleep at the Sleep Inn in Des Moines, Iowa. The hotel felt new and was very clean and comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was much appreciated, too. The hotel is located right beside the Iowa Machine Shop, a bizarrely named restaurant that serves gigantic portions of amazing pork dishes and homemade pies! The hotel is also dog-friendly with a great lawn area to exercise dogs!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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1 Thank Diana1001
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Waukesa, WI
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2011

This was a nice hotel. We had stayed here before. Room was clean. Person at desk was friendly. The breakfast left a little but to be desired but we also got there near the end.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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1 Thank KOTHO
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Property: Sleep Inn
Address: 11211 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3757
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Location: United States > Iowa > Urbandale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Urbandale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Sleep Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 112
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Sleep Inn Urbandale
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