$68 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 3, 2014 Check-out: Aug 6, 2014

Ramada Des Moines Airport

3 stars
1810 Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
24 reviews
Great night's sleep

best night's sleep we've ever had in a hotel people were very friendly and helpful with... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 1, 2010
Great night's sleep

best night's sleep we've ever had in a hotel people were very friendly and helpful with... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 1, 2010
Des Moines airport hotel with free shuttle, free breakfast, indoor pool
Cityview Magazine recognized Magnuson Hotel Des Moines Airport Hotel with a Best Hotel award.  The hotel is located next to the Des Moines International Airport, and there is a free shuttle. All rooms include a refrigerator, a microwave, cable television and free high-speed Internet access. Whirlpool suites are available. A free full breakfast, indoor heated pool and hot tub, fitness center and business center add appeal at the Magnuson Hotel Des Moines Airport Hotel.
Highlights
  • Airport hotel located next to the Des Moines International Airport offers a free shuttle
  • All rooms include refrigerator, microwave, cable television and free high-speed Internet
  • Free full breakfast
  • Indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness center and business center
Location
The Magnuson Hotel Des Moines Airport Hotel is located next to the Des Moines International Airport and near the Blank Park Zoo. Downtown Des Moines is about a 15-minute drive away.
Rooms
The two-floor, 140-room Magnuson Hotel Des Moines Airport Hotel offers guests a refrigerator, a microwave, cable television and free high-speed Internet. Bedspreads brighten the room in a light plaid, and framed art adds a homey touch. Whirlpool suites are available. Children 17 and under stay free in existing bedding with a paying adult. The hotel also has a pet policy (fees apply, call for details).
Features
A free airport shuttle transports guests to and from the Des Moines International Airport. Other complimentary services include a full breakfast, high-speed Internet and full-service business center. An indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and fitness center keep guests active at the Magnuson Hotel Des Moines.
Transportation
  • Des Moines International Airport (0.8 mi/1.2 km)
Attractions
  • Blank Park Zoo (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Science Center of Iowa (5 mi/8 km)
  • Des Moines Civic Center (5.3 mi/8.6 km)
  • Principal Park (5.6 mi/9 km)
  • Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events Center (5.6 mi/9.1 km)
  • Drake University (5.8 mi/9.3 km)
  • Des Moines Botanical Center (6.3 mi/10.2 km)
  • Des Moines Art Center (6.4 mi/10.3 km)
  • Iowa State Capitol (7.2 mi/11.6 km)
  • Jordan House (7.8 mi/12.6 km)
Business
  • Meeting/banquet facilities for up to 330
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet

Hotel Map

41.5256 -93.6407
Area description
Business district

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
FAX
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Microwave
Cribs available
Ironing board

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (24)

Ratings and reviews for Ramada Des Moines Airport

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.4

62% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ramada Des Moines Airport

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
GazHav0k
Des Moines, IA
Mar 31, 2014

Cheap room, cheap experience

This hotel looks nicer In pics than it actually is. The reason I booked here was because they advertised a pool and hot tub but when I got there and checked in, there was a sign that said the pool, gym, and hot tub were closed for renovations. I was upset once I saw that.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Ramada Des Moines Airport

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Brian222
Merrillville, In
Mar 5, 2014

False advertisement

I picked the hotel because the website mentioned that they had both a pool and a hot tub to use during my stay. When I got there though, I was informed that they were both down for remodeling even though it was not mentioned on the hotels site. Also had issues with the free wifi that I should have had in my room. Only worked part if the time. When I asked the desk person about it she said that they have issues where it only works part time and the best place to use it would be the lobby. Was disappointed and would prob stay at a different hotel next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Ramada Des Moines Airport

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mrs. Katt
Des Moines , IA
Jan 22, 2014

Not like the photo

Room was old nothing like the photo on line, no flat screen tv no wifi in our room... Bed was great! I'll check this place out again once all the updates are done.

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

Was great... But too far away for any delivery services...

Review of Ramada Des Moines Airport

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CCobbster
Austin, TX, USA
Dec 21, 2013

Nice affordable stay, could use an update

This was a last minute weather related hotel reservation that I wanted to keep <$100, but better than a cheep cheep hotel. The hotel was generally nice. Overall, it could use some renovation. Hallway carpet is faded and worn. Shower needs replacement or at least a floor mat - it actually had spots of rust in its damage bottom. And I really think there's no excuse in 2013 for a hotel to still have CRT televisions. But the room was clean and quite spacious. It certainly met my last minute needs. The staff was very nive, and very apologetic over a room assignment snafu.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Ramada Des Moines Airport

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jski
West Bend, WI
Aug 23, 2013

Room good -- otherwise needs updating

When I walked down the hall to my room, I was struck with how the place needed a coat of paint and the rugs needed a good cleaning/replacement. Once inside, however, the room was just fine. The breakfast was really poor -- TASTELESS eggs and soggy French toast. There were other choices -- like good old cereal that would be more predictable. On the whole, it rates 2 stars, not three.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Ramada Des Moines Airport

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Spizankzta1
Des Moines
Aug 12, 2013

Not worth it

If all you need is a place to sleep then this is it. Although the rooms look into the pool so if you need to go to bed before the pool closes (if it does) then you're out of luck with all the screaming and splashing. Room is small and dated. Half the rooms are under construction. We waited in line for an half hour to check in. Close to airport, but that's it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Check out the covered bridges of Madison county. If you're heading west. Beautiful wooden bridges across the Iowa countryside.

Review of Ramada Des Moines Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michael A Thompson
Niles, MI
Aug 20, 2012

More then expected

Nothing but good things to say. I wasn't much the fan of Bennigans but they have one attached to the Hotel for dining and a certificate was given from the Hotel for a small buffet breakfast at that restaurant for the morning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Ramada Des Moines Airport

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
IFair
Florida
Aug 18, 2012

Stay while attending Fair

The motel is older and was before a Best Western when I stayed their last year. The tub in my room needed to be resurfaced to look its best. There is a Benigans attached so you get a hot breakfast there in the mornings, and it is convenient for a light snack at night after eating at the fair.

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

The Benigans in the hotel.

Review of Ramada Des Moines Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
lexington, ky
Jul 18, 2011

business trip

very good stay

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

Business

Review of Ramada Des Moines Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
lexington, ky
Jul 18, 2011

business trip

very good stay

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

Business

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