$54 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 7, 2015 Check-out: Jul 9, 2015

Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

2 stars
View map of 4845 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322-1966

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
41 reviews
They remembered me...

My experience was a good one. I didn't need total luxury, just a room for a night. However my stay... See full review

  • majesticbob
  • Sep 4, 2011
weekend getaway

It was fast and friendly. could check in early. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Apr 21, 2010
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

  • 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
Conference facilities
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

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.

Ratings and reviews for Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
41 out of 41
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.2

66% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rome32
Business
Joliet, Illinois
Aug 3, 2014

Quick Stop

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

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

Review of Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
super kids 3 weekend
Business
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jul 6, 2014

Little problem

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. .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
the traviler
Business
burlington,ia
Sep 9, 2013

Avg

Mostly avg hotel, no a/c in hallways, game room was nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DMA1974
Business
Kansas City
Apr 12, 2013

Great, as always!

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Regional Travelers
Business
Omaha, NE
Oct 15, 2012

Good Value

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Karen Momof6
Business
Omaha, Nebraska
Sep 10, 2012

Short family vacation

Breakfast was great! Staff was friendly and very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rawnee
Business
MN
Aug 26, 2012

Average

To me my experience at the hotel was an overall average experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

to the bar

Review of Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
tired on arrival
Business
St Paul, MN, USA
Dec 11, 2011

Noisy bar crowd

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
NursingMickey
Business
Storm Lake, IA 50588, USA
Nov 7, 2011

Good hotel for the money.

There was nothing fancy about this hotel, but a very fair price for the stay. We stayed at this motel while spending the weekend in Des Moines to do some Christmas shopping. We were not in the room for a lot of the time, but found it to meet our needs just fine. The hot tub was HOT and that is hard to find anymore. The front desk was friendly. The room and hallways were clean. Excellent water pressure in the shower. Breakfast was basic with waffles, cereal, fruit, and muffins. I would recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a clean room at an affordable rate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
majesticbob
Business
Indiana
Sep 4, 2011

They remembered me...

My experience was a good one. I didn't need total luxury, just a room for a night. However my stay was going to be another night and in asking for a room, they knew who I was, helped me out to get another room and even when I finally checked out, they knew treated me like family in knowing that I was special ....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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