$52 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 1, 2014 Check-out: Nov 2, 2014

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

2 stars
4755 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
57 reviews
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
getaway

very clean and comfortable..staff was very friendly See full review

  • mcclain5
  • Mar 1, 2014
Budget Des Moines hotel near Interstate with free breakfast
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.
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
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.
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.
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

Hotel Map

41.6468 -93.6976
Nearby airports
Des Moines Int'l Airport, (DSM), 15.00, MI, S;
Area description
City Center, I-80@ Exit 131

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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
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.

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Guest Reviews (57)

Ratings and reviews for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
57 out of 57
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

86% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Zach 12345
Business
Philadelphia
Jul 6, 2014

Got the job done

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jim 1950
Business
Grand Rapids, MI
Jun 29, 2014

Good overnight stay. Will stay again.

Looking for a good overnight stay, and this location and Motel worked well. Fridge, microwave, coffee worked well. Bed was very comfortable. Quiet. Bathroom, shower very good. Staff very pleasant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Famous Dave's BBQ Ribs just up the road.

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Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Luna2014
Business
MN
Jun 25, 2014

family vacation

The hotel is very good value, except the floor of our room seems dirty and needs to be replaced. Otherwise, the hotel is better than I expected and is very easy to find and get on the highway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Toddh999
Business
Des Moines, IA
Jun 15, 2014

stop along cross country drive

The hotel is older but all I was looking for was a place to sleep and shower, and a place that was pet friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
jahenry
Business
Minnesota
Jun 9, 2014

Average stay

Visiting for one night. Good place for the basic room. Everything is a little outdated but that's what I expect from a budget hotel.

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

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
luftmacher
Business
Ozarks
Apr 29, 2014

Bargain accommodations

Everything we needed, convenient to interstate, clean and neat at a bargain price. Very satisfied.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Bennigan's is right across the street with good food and drink.

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Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mcclain5
Business
USA
Mar 1, 2014

getaway

very clean and comfortable..staff was very friendly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

in the middle of everything necessary..shopping and dining.

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Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
apriljoy1983
Business
Johnson Creek, WI
Jan 6, 2014

Nothing Special

If you are just looking for basic and simple. This is it. The rooms need more power outlets. The beds are really firm so if you have issues with harder beds I don't recommend staying here. The breakfast I had the following morning was good. The bad part about my stay was when I was trying to leave. There was a women at the front counter yelling at the person behind the counter and I had to sit there and wait to be checked out. It was a he said she said argument. I just thought it was a crummy situation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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