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Marina Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Des Moines
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Older, funky and clean. Good staff rapport. Large room. No extras such as real glasses or coffee cups. Decent bed. Quiet place to stay near Seattle. Appreciated microwave and refrigerator. Definitely a good value.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

But we wanted to stay for two. The Des Moines Beach Park is 2 blocks away a nd includes a fishing pier!

Check in was quick, although the lady smoking outside thinks Anthonys is cheap.

The room was clean amd tidy and as basic as I needed/expected for the price. Would stay again

  • Stayed: May 2013
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1  Thank Calvin D
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Definitely an old building but it has been renovated. Spacious room, comfortable bed. Had a kitchenette, but no dishes or utensils. Bathroom was clean but in a little disrepair. The towel rack was damaged, as was the tub and shower curtain. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Nearby restaurants were good. Very quiet area. Good access to highway.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Joanne R
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed there once. Rooms are outdated, but rather nice and large. Loved the fridge in the room. Unfortunately the "hot tub" in the room was little more than a jetted tub. When we turned on the jets, the smell of mold was so bad we had to turn it off and open a window. When we checked out, the lady at the counter was incredibly rude and treated us like suspicious criminals, even though we both were dressed nicely enough and took time to clean up the room before we checked out, and had no noise complaints. We just wanted a romantic night alone. She went so far as to make us wait for our deposit until she inspected the room, which took over 20 minutes. We used one towel to clean up a spilled soda before it got on the rug and the lady at the counter started yelling about how that constituted room damage, and said they don't need customers like us. I agree completely.

Room Tip: Ask for the BIG hot tub or you'll get a normal tub with jets, and pay way more.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarinaInn, Front Office Manager at Marina Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

The guests never compained of any odor problems, or we would have gladly moved them to another room. The "hot tub" they refer to is a 2- person Jacuzzi, NOT a standard size tub with jets. The towel(s) that were damaged were due to the lady dying her hair at the hotel, NOT spilled soda.The clerk was simply trying to find out what was on the towels when the guests became rude and swore at her as they walked out.

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

The area is very quiet. The rooms are clean and well kept. The rooms are outdated and smell moldy. The shower curtains need to be changed out every month. The rooms are large and spacious. I loved that the rooms had a fridge and a microwave. DO NOT let the maids in the rooms when you are staying there. Only ask for towels and toilet paper. We let the maids in our room after our first night and one maid shaved her legs with my razor. Very nasty! The man at the front desk is very nice but beware of the red-headed lady. She is very uptight and rude. The breakfast is light. They only have English muffins, some fruit, and sometimes they will put out waffle mix. I would stay again because it is very reasonable and a good location.

Room Tip: -Drop off your bags when you first get there and turn on the heat. Leave for an hour and your room w...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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MarinaInn, Front Office Manager at Marina Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

These guests stayed here in December. When he showed me the razor blade in question, there were long wispy reddish-blond hairs on it, more like arm hairs than razor stubble. Our housekeepers all have dark hair.The gentelmans haircolor was a direct match to the hairs on the razor, not from our staff. Our continental breakfast consists of; milk, juice, coffee,2 kinds of dry cereal, white and wheat bread, english muffins, fresh fruit, hard-boiled eggs, and a rotation of bagels, doughnuts, or muffins. We add belgium waffles on the weekend.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We have stayed here several times on a park n fly package. The shuttle is quick, and operates 24 hours a day. The hotel is a few minutes from the airport, but just far enough you don't have to worry about loud noises from planes. Rooms are nice, comfortable and clean.
Most rooms have a kitchentte, coffee maker and coffee packs.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

My reservation was 'cocked-up' 3 times - initially on the phone and twice at check in. Beds were brutally hard and neither of us slept hardly at all. We were on a stay and fly package which has a somewhat discounted rate from other places in the area. Room is very dated but no creepy crawly things. A charge list on plastic leaning against the bathroom mirror - what's up with that?? Easy 1/2 block walk to a couple of good pubs if you want to unwind with a pint or cocktail before heading to bed. Quite location for sure. Sorry Marina Inn - first and last time for me.

Room Tip: Tiny parking lot for long stay and flys - bring your smallest vehicle you can.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Randy R
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MarinaInn, Front Office Manager at Marina Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

I have no idea what this gentelman is refering to ( cock-ed up???) I handled the reservation and the check-in. I dont recall any problems

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Additional Information about Marina Inn

Address: 22300 7th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6817
Location: United States > Washington > Des Moines
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Des Moines
Price Range: $76 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Marina Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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