Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay ★★

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$62
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 27, 2016 Check-out: Feb 28, 2016
2.9 /5
Overall score
67%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.2
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Overview

The Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay offers convenient access to Interstate 35 and is near several restaurants and shopping. The budget hotel offers free Wi-Fi, in-room coffee-makers and expanded cable with HBO. Other perks include the free continental breakfast, an indoor pool, a whirlpool, a game room and on-site Derry's Lounge Bar open until 2 a.m. Parking is free at Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay.

Location

The Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay offers convenient access to Interstate 35 and is near several restaurants and shopping. The hotel is about a 15-minute drive from downtown Des Moines.

Rooms

The interior-corridor rooms at the Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay include queen rooms with a microwave and refrigerator, king rooms, and two queen rooms. All have a cable television with HBO, free high-speed wireless Internet and in-room coffee-makers. Pets are not allowed.

Property features

Start the morning off right with the free deluxe continental breakfast at Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay. An indoor pool and whirlpool (7 a.m. to 10 p.m.) sweeten your stay. Derry's Lounge Bar is open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., and there are several nearby restaurants.

Highlights

  • Des Moines hotel near Interstate 35, restaurants and shopping
  • Free Wi-Fi and expanded cable with HBO
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool
  • On-site Derry's Lounge Bar

Nearby attractions

  • Des Moines Art Center (5.3 mi/8.5 km)
  • Drake University (5.5 mi/8.8 km)
  • Des Moines Botanical Center (7.5 mi/12 km)
  • Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events Center (7.5 mi/12 km)
  • Jordan House (7.6 mi/12.3 km)
  • Des Moines Civic Center (7.8 mi/12.5 km)
  • Science Center of Iowa (8.1 mi/13 km)
  • Principal Park (8.3 mi/13.3 km)
  • Iowa State Capitol (8.5 mi/13.6 km)
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds (11.2 mi/18 km)

Business

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transportation

  • Des Moines International Airport (10.6 mi/17.1 km)

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Amenities

Featured

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • Air conditioned
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Ice machine

Activities

  • Heated pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Game room

Dining

  • Coffee maker in room
  • Meal plan - continental
  • Vending machines

Services

  • Guest laundromat

Internet

  • High-speed internet

Parking

  • Parking
  • Outdoor parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible facilities
  • Wheel chair access
  • Accessible parking

Room

  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Desk with lamp
  • Free newspaper
  • Microwave
  • TV remote control
  • Cribs available
  • Ironing board

Reviews

2.9 /5 Overall score

67% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.1/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.4/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.3/5
  • Comfort: 3.2/5
  • Location: 3.7/5
  • Value: 3.2/5

stop through

Would recommend Sun, Dec 13, 2015
I stay at this particular hotel every time I visit Des Moines, the staff is wonderful, the hotel is clean and comfortable. The breakfast is plentiful and good. This time I passed through as I was moving to Arizona. Hopefully will have the chance in the future to stay at this hotel again.

| N/A Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

enjoyable time

Would recommend Thu, Nov 12, 2015
I would recommend this to other family members. The staff was helpful. The room was nice.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Quick Stop

Would not recommend Sun, Aug 3, 2014
It's a great place if you need a quick place to stay, but for double the peoce od some cheaper chains it is not worth it. The staff was not the friendliest, I asked if there was a local nall near with a theatre & the attendant said "Can'tyou look it up?" The breakfast was microwavable and not fresh.

Dining

Drive 15 minutes to the West Des Moines location for great food and shopping choices.

| Joliet, Illinois Business

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Little problem

Would recommend Sun, Jul 6, 2014
Checked in and turned a/c on while give since it was hot in our room. .4 hours later when we returned room was even warmer. Called front desk they said maintenence would be down shortly. 40 minutes later still no maintenance man so I walked down to the front desk. Told them a/c was frozen. 30 mins later maintenance man showed up told front desk to move us to another room. New room a/c worked great!!! Just disappointed it took that long to get figured out and moved to another room. .good night sleep. .

| Cedar Rapids, Iowa Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Avg

Would recommend Mon, Sep 9, 2013
Mostly avg hotel, no a/c in hallways, game room was nice.

| burlington,ia Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great, as always!

Would recommend Fri, Apr 12, 2013
Been staying here off and on for the past year and always have a decent stay. Clean and friendly, close to where I need to be.

| Kansas City Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good Value

Would recommend Mon, Oct 15, 2012
Staff was verty helpful, room very clean. Could have had more seating available for the breakfast, but assume since there wasn't the food must have been good.

| Omaha, NE Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Short family vacation

Would recommend Mon, Sep 10, 2012
Breakfast was great! Staff was friendly and very helpful.

| Omaha, Nebraska Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Average

Would not recommend Sun, Aug 26, 2012
To me my experience at the hotel was an overall average experience.

Nightlife hint

to the bar

| MN Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Noisy bar crowd

Would not recommend Sun, Dec 11, 2011
Checked in at 11:00, hotel staffer was surly. Although the hotel was not crowded they placed us in a room right above the entrance to the bar. Noisy young adults coming and going and smoking right under our window. Called front desk and they said they would address the problem. Noise continued, and because phone was broken had to walk down to front desk. Different staffer offered us another room and we finally got to sleep well after midnight.

| St Paul, MN, USA Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 27, 2016 Check-out: Feb 28, 2016