$69 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 5, 2014 Check-out: Oct 6, 2014

Econo Lodge Urbandale

2 stars
10841 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.2
out of 5
20 reviews
Great nights sleep

Found the motel to be very quiet and the bed very comfortable for getting a good nights sleep! See full review

  • Rusty Iron
  • Jun 5, 2012
GREAT STAY FOR LESS

THE HOTEL WAS IN A GREAT LOCATION FOR OUR TRIP. THE PRICE WAS GREAT. THE OWNER/OPERATOR WAS VERY... See full review

  • ROOSTERMOM427
  • Aug 29, 2009
We are is convinently located on the West side of Des Moines with quick and easy access off of Interstates 80 and 35. All rooms include microwaves, refridgerators, irons and boards, and coffemakers. We also offer a sesonal outdoor pool, WIFI, and continental breakfast. We are near Drake Univ and the Des Moines Art Ctr. Adventureland USA, IO State Fairgrounds and the Des Moines Int'l Airport are within 15 miles. The Metro Ice Sports Facility, Beaver Creek Golf Club, the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines performing arts center, and Jordan Creek Town Center are nearby. BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR POOL OPEN FROM MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY.

Hotel Map

41.6311 -93.7281
Nearby airports
Des Moines Int'l Airport, (DSM), 15.00, MI, N;
Area description
City Center, I-80 at Exit 126

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Services
In-Room Safe
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Iron

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (20)

Ratings and reviews for Econo Lodge Urbandale

Overall score

2.2 / 5
5.01.0
20 out of 20
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2.7
Hotel staff:
3.1
Room comfort:
2.8
Location:
3
Value:
2.9

40% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Babs1234
Austin, texas
Aug 12, 2013

Only motel available in the area

Staff was very friendly. Room had an extremely unpleasant odor and was dirty.

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

3
5.01.0
Bass Clef
Omaha, NE
Jun 10, 2013

Courteous Staff

Nothing special, here. I thought the rates are too high for what you get. Not sure about the entire place, but my room could use an upgrade or remodel. TV/remote did not work, and the bathroom/shower needs a facelift. In retrospect, I probably should have used a different site and bid a higher quality place for less money.

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

2
5.01.0
Nurse Alicia
Iowa
Jun 25, 2012

Low Budget Quality

That hotel was not worth the 64.99 I paid for it. More like a $35 to $40 room. The amenities did not work, such as the in-room refridgerator and the microwave. The room appearance was okay. Nothing was updated. In fact, the bed had 4x4 boards nailed together for the base with a king sized matress and box springs on it. There was an inch wide gap at the bottom of the door, so you could see outside very well. I was surprised I didn't see any bugs. All that it really had going for it, is that it was clean. That's it.

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

1
5.01.0
Nuisance
Urbandale, Iowa
Jun 5, 2012

So disappointed...

We struggled up steep stairs that had no handrails - walked into our room and were greeted by Moths - killed 2 of them, and in the process, the drapes fell off the windows (we had more moths that night and the next morning) - there were ant-type bugs crawling on the bathroom floor - the carpets and room "felt" dirty - Just not a place to relax and be able to enjoy ones self. Made mention to the staff about the lack of railing and were told there were steps with railing at the far end of the building....There is one good thing - no, 2 good things to say - we were only there 2 nights and the bed WAS very comfortable.

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

The Shed

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rusty Iron
Lennox, SD
Jun 5, 2012

Great nights sleep

Found the motel to be very quiet and the bed very comfortable for getting a good nights sleep!

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

Close to main highways and a couple family style restaurants.

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Review of Econo Lodge Urbandale

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Oskaloosa IA
Aug 8, 2011

Horribly disgusting

There were dead bugs all over on floor...no toilet paper on roll in the bathroom and no soap in shower either!!!! HORRIBLE!!! Also big holes in the wall where pictures were once hanging. Wouldnt wish this place on anybody. Terrible place and am hoping i get some sort of reimbursement!!!!

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Indiana
Jun 30, 2010

Americas Best Value Inn STAY AWAY

No clock in the room. All electric outlets were full and required going without a light to plug in my laptop. I will never stay here again. My car alarm went off in the middle of the night and when I went to investigate, there were several people around my car. security is non existant. I reccomend you remove this motel from your offerings.

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

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Urbandale

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Iowa
Apr 18, 2010

All in all? Good weekend

Was very annoyed that roofers and pounding started so early in the morning on the weekends. Saturday wasnt so bad we had to be on the move early. However, on Sunday I would have rather been able to sleep, then to be woke up at 8 a m with loud construction noise.Was offered a room move away from the noise but declined not realizing the Sunday schedule. I wish it would have been posted on the description prior to booking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The best shopping and dining choices.

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Review of Econo Lodge Urbandale

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Father Doneau
Springfield, MO
Mar 9, 2010

Good on a budget

The staff was friendly. The room was clean. They didn't tell us there was no Sunday Maid Service. We checked in on a Saturday and didn't get maid service until Monday morning. The refrigerator in the room would turn on but never got cold. The Ice Machine was inoperative as well. The hotel was a short drive from everything though.

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

The Brickhouse restaurant is excellent. Superior service, the food is excellent and the prices are moderately inexpensive. The best cup of coffee I've had in a long time!

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Review of Econo Lodge Urbandale

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Omaha, Ne
Oct 4, 2009

not what it seems

At first glance for the money it seemed alright. But as we settled in there was a lot of maintenance that need to be done. The headboard on the bed was falling off the wall. Light bulbs that didn't work. The faucet for the tub and shower came out of the wall when you pulled it on. Caulking was coming off and moldy. Very poorly maintained. Also the door stuck to the rug when you tried to open and close it. Won't stay there again.

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