$50 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 8, 2015 Check-out: Jun 9, 2015

Days Inn West Des Moines

2 stars
View map of 1258 8th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
60 reviews
Trip for a wedding

The staff was friendly and the room was just what we needed on this short trip. See full review

  • IL Momma
  • Mar 22, 2015
good

It was good experience, I like the individual entrance to each room :) See full review

  • Belka2013
  • May 28, 2014
West Des Moines hotel with free breakfast and Wi-Fi
The Days Inn West Des Moines hotel has an unusual hacienda style with arched columns and an interior balcony in the reception area. The hotel is near shopping and restaurants. Noted freebies include breakfast, high-speed Internet, local calls and parking. Select rooms have refrigerators and microwaves. All rooms include a coffee-maker and a work desk with a lamp. The indoor pool is a welcome extra at Days Inn West Des Moines.
Highlights
  • Unusual hacienda-style hotel in West Des Moines
  • Free breakfast, high-speed Internet, local calls and parking
  • Indoor pool
Location
The Days Inn West Des Moines sits off of Interstate 235 about five miles west of downtown Des Moines. Shopping and restaurants -- including an adjacent barbecue restaurant -- are nearby.
Rooms
The colorful rooms at the Days Inn West Des Moines might include a deep mauve carpet and a patterned bedspread. Suites are available. Free high-speed Internet, free local calls, expanded cable with HBO and ESPN and a coffee-maker are standard in all rooms, as is a work desk with a lamp. Pets are not allowed.
Features
The free continental breakfast pleases guests at the Days Inn West Des Moines. The indoor pool and hot tub are open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Two meeting rooms with Wi-Fi assist the business traveler.
Transportation
  • Des Moines International Airport (7 mi/11.3 km)
Attractions
  • Des Moines Art Center (2.3 mi/3.6 km)
  • Jordan House (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Drake University (4.4 mi/7.1 km)
  • Science Center of Iowa (5.3 mi/8.6 km)
  • Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events Center (5.6 mi/8.9 km)
  • Iowa State Capitol (6.2 mi/10 km)
  • Des Moines Civic Center (6.3 mi/10.1 km)
  • Des Moines Botanical Center (6.8 mi/10.9 km)
  • Blank Park Zoo (9.4 mi/15.2 km)
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds (9.7 mi/15.6 km)
Business
  • Two meeting rooms with Wi-Fi
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Security
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
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.

Ratings and reviews for Days Inn West Des Moines

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
60 out of 60
Amenities:
2.9
Cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.6
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.5

65% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
IL Momma
Business
Oak Park
Mar 22, 2015

Trip for a wedding

The staff was friendly and the room was just what we needed on this short trip.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Rebel51
Business
Centerville
Mar 20, 2015

Not recommended

My last stay at this hotel was not a great experience. There was a lot of construction going on in the lobby and other areas, and the room I got was dingy and had a musty smell. I had stayed here prior to this last visit but I won't stay there again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ashley Smashly
Business
Minnesota
Nov 8, 2014

Stayed for DMU interview

I stayed here for a DMU interview. The hotel room was non-smoking and smelled like smoke. The staff was friendly. Cheap place to stay.

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

Business

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Review of Days Inn West Des Moines

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
SgtEli
Business
Peoria, IL
Sep 14, 2014

Barely adequate

We reserved two rooms. Ended up on different floors. Wife & I are semi handicapped no elevator, lots of stairs and long walk to front desk. The exterior needs a 20th century upgrade. No outlet for our breathing machines. The cold breakfast was adequate.- but for what we paid, a upscale room/motel would have been better. We were overcharged..

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Get a motel closer to shopping malls and areas...sane for dining.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nicfout
Business
Keokuk
Aug 4, 2014

Weekend in Des Moines for Junior Olympics

Our hotels location was perfect for what we came for. We attended the Junior Olympics at the Drake University which was only 10 mins from our hotel. I only interacted with the front desk staff and they were super nice. The only thing I didn't like was that I got stuck in a smoking queen room when I reserved a non-smoking king. Not sure how that happened. I'm going to guess that it's the result of booking through a 3rd party. Next time (if I use a 3rd party) I will call the hotel directly after my booking to make sure I am getting the room I want. Overall it was a nice stay! :)

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

Business

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Review of Days Inn West Des Moines

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Ziljenn
Business
NJ
Jul 17, 2014

Filthy

For the price I paid, I would at least expect the room to be clean. The carpet was stained, bedding shabby. Lots to be desired as far as that goes. Cant really expect much when you just want a place to sleep, but someone should at least be allowed to expect cleanliness.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Beitamar
Business
Hastings,Ne
Jun 4, 2014

good for a short stay

The hotel was ok. the room was ok, the pool need more manteinance. The breakfast was nothing special.

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

Business

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Review of Days Inn West Des Moines

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Scwins
Business
Texas
Jun 3, 2014

Weekend to move a family member

Great location!!! The room was average and the continental breakfast was good. Had to replace my room key 4 times because it would not swipe. My husband complain about his back hurting from the mattress.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Wal-mart right down the street.

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Review of Days Inn West Des Moines

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Belka2013
Business
IA
May 28, 2014

good

It was good experience, I like the individual entrance to each room :)

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

Business

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Review of Days Inn West Des Moines

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dubee
Business
Minneapolis, MN
May 5, 2014

On our way to Branson, MO

Check in was very simple. Friendly staff. Upgraded our room from two double beds to a queen! Room had a microwave and a fridge. Very quiet and clean. No smoking is separate from smoking rooms! Conveniently located right off the freeway. Only complaint is not much in the way of continental breakfast. Only choice for cereal was sugary kids cereal. I would recommend staying here and plan on staying here on our way home from Branson, MO.

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

Business

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