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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We were quite pleased with this hotel. It was clean and very comfortable. My only negative is we were told numerous time adult swim was from 10-11. We were told we needed to be out but there were no adults there at 10. We did keep swimming a bit but I think it could be told to guests as it’s adult swim if adults are present otherwise you can continue to use the facility. I also think breakfast should be included in rate. Your rates are a bit higher than we could have booked at least a breakfast could have been included.

Stayed: September 2018, traveled with family
Thank RobertG1974
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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Hello, Robert! Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Renovo and we're thrilled to see that you enjoyed your overall experience and appreciate you providing us with some feedback regarding your stay. We hope to see you again at Hotel Renovo very soon.

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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Located a few miles outside of central Des Moines, this property is located on the grounds of Living History Farms, in Urbandale. It's just off I-80, but traffic can be an issue at times. This is a very modern property, with a lively lobby bar. They have a swimming pool and a nice fitness area. Rooms are good, with lots of outlets for your devices. Pillows were a bit too soft, but the bed was nice. The bathroom lights were odd, going off and on automatically. Noise levels were low. Breakfast was nice, it only cost 9.95, but in this era of "free" breakfasts, it was a small surprise. Overall, a good place to stay, especially if you are visiting Living History Farms..

  • Stayed: August 2018, traveled as a couple
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Thank Davigeta
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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Hotel Renovo and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We hope you'll choose to stay with us again the next time you're visiting Des Moines.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

What a nice place to stay. Friendly staff. Very nice clean and spacious rooms. Great location to major highways and the airport. Downtown only 20 to 25 minuets away. Breakfast is available at a very reasonable price. There is a funky place to eat next door-the Machine Shed. Family style.

Stayed: August 2018, traveled with family
Thank Wil012014
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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our location and we hope to see you at Hotel Renovo again soon.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I liked this hotel. PROS: clean, comfy and close to where I needed to be. Nice bartender and outdoor space. CONS: master power switch idea is a pain, bar is small, breakfast is expensive. I would return for sure though.

Stayed: August 2018, traveled on business
Thank Gene B
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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hi Gene! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay. I will be sure to forward on your comments so that they may be addressed internally. We hope to see you back at Hotel Renovo again soon!

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

We combined a business and pleasure trip to Des Moines and staying at the Renovo was an unexpected highlight of our visit. From the front desk staff to management to the bar staff and cleaning staff, everyone was welcoming, efficient, and helpful. The amenities including a large pool area and bocce court are great, the rooms are nice, and the location next to the farmer's museum and restaurant is excellent. A great choice for anyone going to Des Moines with a car and a bit of flexibility in their schedule. And, worth pointing out, an independent hotel that is competing with the chains and doing them one better.

Room Tip: rooms near the end of halls are best
  • Stayed: July 2018, traveled with family
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Thank Leif H
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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Leif, thank you for your amazing review! We're thrilled to hear that you loved everything (and everyone!) during your stay at Hotel Renovo. We look forward to seeing you again, soon!

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