$52 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 27, 2014 Check-out: Apr 28, 2014

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

2 stars
4755 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
49 reviews
getaway

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

  • mcclain5
  • Mar 1, 2014
great place

Located on an easy access road. Staff very nice and helpful. See full review

  • maviv
  • Nov 6, 2012
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

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

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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

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 (49)

Ratings and reviews for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Overall score

3.3 / 5
49 out of 49
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4
Value:
3.9

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

5
mcclain5
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
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

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

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

2
apriljoy1983
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
Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

3
swer
Gainesville, GA, USA
Nov 8, 2013

satisfactory

Reasonable for price. Bit old staff friendly, basic wall heating unit, but OK.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

3
JJMGVM
Miami
Oct 19, 2013

Econolodge stay

This was a conveniently located, very economic choice. It is not fancy. The free breakfast is minimal but adequate. The staff was friendly and courteous. Great value for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Sam & Gabe's Italian Bistro - best restaurant in Des Moines.

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

3
Bboats
Cedar Falls, IA, USA
Aug 13, 2013

close to an event in Johnston, Ia.

We were there for a wedding and it was the nearest hotel with vacancy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

2
Bill57
Lakeville, MN
Aug 11, 2013

Ordinary mid to lower end hotel

Traveling through to Colorado, and needed a clean inexpensive place to stay. Was so/so experience. Room was cleaning enough, but could tell it lacked spiff ups. Breakfast was average at best, with very limited items, typical waffle maker variety. Next time through Des Moines will try another hotel in the same price range.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

2
Roc Rob
Business
Tulsa, OK, USA
Jul 22, 2013

Band Over Nighter

Band was on a budget and this hotel was the lucky winner. At first glance, we were a little apprehensive due to the outer appearance. However, the rooms were clean and the staff was cool. Rocked our show, rested well and headed on back home.

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

Business

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

3
Wsmedley
Chicago
Jun 9, 2013

Not in Ames

I booked this hotel because it came up on the Ames search and was listed as Des Moines / Ames. It is 30 minutes from Ames. The wing we were in was a smoking wing. Not sure if there are non-smoking rooms but the smoke in the section we were in was overwhelming. It was late and I didn't inquire about another room. The staff was very nice and courteous and the reception area was very clean and welcoming. The hotel description also said rooms had pull out couches but the room we booked did not. So if you need one you may want to ask upon check in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

4
Johnny B traveling
Business
Colorado
Mar 22, 2013

Great Stay.

Just stayed one night, but was very impressed with the staff, the breakfast offerings (a little more than the usual cold offerings) and the price.

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

Business

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

4
dogshowmom
MN
Feb 17, 2013

Nice for the price

nice, clean hotel. Well maintained. Well worth the price. ONly problem was a non-working outlet at the vanity so had to use the curling iron/blowdryer elsewhere in the room.

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