$69 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 3, 2015 Check-out: Jul 4, 2015

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

2 stars
View map of 4755 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
65 reviews
GREAT TRIP!!

Everything was nice and i cnt wait to travel again!!!! Real soon. See full review

  • calvin b.
  • May 26, 2015
Got the job done

Got in late at night and the person at the desk was very nice. Would recommend. See full review

  • Zach 12345
  • Jul 6, 2014
The three-story Econo Lodge Inn and Suites Des Moines is located off of Interstate 80/35, about five miles from Drake University. The 144-room elevator hotel offers both king or queen rooms, as well as balcony and hot tub suites. The amenity-heavy hotel includes a free deluxe continental breakfast and free wireless high-speed Internet access. The hotel allows pets (fees apply, call for details). Business travelers appreciate copy and fax services and a meeting room for up to 150.
Location
The Econo Lodge Inn and Suites Des Moines sits off of Interstate 80/35 and about a 15-minute drive to downtown Des Moines. There are several nearby restaurants.
Rooms
The three-floor Econo Lodge Inn and Suites Des Moines offers elevator access to all 144 rooms. Light-colored plaid comforters and wood furniture decorate the basic king or queen rooms. Cable television with pay-per-view movies, a coffee-maker and Internet access are available in all rooms. The hotel allows pets (fees apply, call for details). Balcony or hot tub suites are available.
Property features
Guests begin their day with the free deluxe continental breakfast at Econo Lodge Inn and Suites Des Moines. Free high-speed wireless Internet and local calls add appeal. A meeting and event room for up to 150 attracts business travelers, as do the fax and copy services.
Highlights
  • Des Moines hotel conveniently located off of Interstate 80/35, five miles from Drake University
  • Free continental breakfast, free wireless high-speed Internet and free local calls
  • Pet-friendly (fees apply, call for details)
  • Meeting and event room for up to 150 people at Econo Lodge Inn and Suites Des Moines
Nearby attractions
  • Des Moines Art Center (5.2 mi/8.4 km)
  • Drake University (5.4 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 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 wireless high-speed Internet and free local calls
  • Meeting and event room for up to 150 people

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Reviewer score 3.6 out of 5

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Services
Guest laundromat
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Outdoor parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
In room movies
Sofa bed
Iron

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 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.8

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Will
Business
Bettendorf
Jun 11, 2015

Just spending a night

The hotel was inexpensive and clean. Breakfast was pretty good too.

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

Business

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
calvin b.
Business
N/A
May 26, 2015

GREAT TRIP!!

Everything was nice and i cnt wait to travel again!!!! Real soon.

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

Business

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Super Chap
Business
BURLINGTON
Apr 6, 2015

Park & Ride

We stayed here for the park & ride option, which was great. It was right by the airport and they have shuttle service to the airport. My wife has two small service dogs and we were given a room in the back of the hotel. It appeared to be an older, more outdated room and it was not completely clean and was not well kept. We would probably stay there again, because of the park and ride option, but certainly not because of the quality of the room!

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

Business

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
HUSSAM A.
Business
des moines
Mar 19, 2015

lack of communication

stayed here 3 nights total, specifically asked not to be disturbed AND had that sign on the door and yet at 830am their staff knocking on my door thinking I was checking out, and even so, do not disturb was on door and checkout isn't until 11am, when I informed front desk of this, instead of apologizing and offering way to fix it so it doesn't happen again, she was rude and kept saying, we thought you were checking out, the night time manager after I requested it called me next day and apologized, but overall it did put a big damper on my stay

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

Business

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Super Chap
Business
West Burlington, IA
Dec 8, 2014

Decent Value for the $!

The only real issue was noise (neighbors and apparently thin walls) and I did not get a good nights sleep, so I moved to a different hotel the next day. Staff were accomodating!

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

Business

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Dick Hump
Business
Colorado
Nov 22, 2014

hotel review

For the price, it was a terrible value. At least $30 too high

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

Business

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
robandsherry
Business
desmoines iowa
Oct 26, 2014

it was decent

Just a place..staff ok.I would go back if it was like this time of its all I could afford. Shop around before commentment. But clean not bad..not great.

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

Business

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brother Alex
Business
Minnesota
Oct 13, 2014

Good hotel for money.

Very clean room. They got microwave and fridge. Comfortable bed. Not far from main highway. Do recommend

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

Business

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
hate loves misery
Business
Des moines
Sep 28, 2014

great deal

Fine room for the price. Would recommend to others.

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

Business

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
holls85
Business
Fort Dodge
Jul 7, 2014

Good for the price

I normally stay in this hotel and have never had any complaints. However this time I didn't get the "cleanest" room. One of the chairs has a white stain on it and the computer chair also had hair and lots of dust on it. The floor also had many stains. That was my only complaint. The staff is always very nice, the location is great and the price is also good.

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

Business

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