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We were disappointed that the woman who checked us in wore no face mask and found out later it is not mandated there, but that made us uncomfortable. The TV did not work and we waited half an hour to get her to come and fix it--again no mask. There was no shower curtain in the bathroom. And finally after Orbitz saying breakfast was included, we were told once we paid, that it was not. All around it did not make a good impression.

Cleanliness was good and staff was friendly at check in.

Quick easy clean and freindly. Price is good. Breakfast good

A fine, predictable hotel experience. Typical breakfast; room was clean.

Front desk staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Room was clean and bathroom was spacious. View out of the window was terrible and the window itself had paint stains all over it. TV was tiny. Ok place to just crash for the night.

Hotel is under remodel, badly needed as the wind whistles through the windows. Was in Ankeny for a two day class at DEMACC. Wold recommend it, as every good hotel goes through these things. Easy access to DEMACC and interstate along with restaurants and shopping.

Check in was fast and very pleasant. The WiFi was a joke, even the business center downstairs did not go online after 7 minutes I got tired of waiting. Rooms were decent size. Beds were comfy. Didn't get a chance to use the pool. Breakfast was crowded and wasn't set up very well so the line was unnecessarily long and breakfast room was small. Breakfast staff didn't say a word and things ran out frequently. Ok stay for one night unless you plan to use WiFi.

Visited Des Moines area for wedding. Local hotels all seem overpriced for the value, but went with a newer hotel in Ankeny, hoping that new would equate with clean and safe. Hotel is close to I-35, so that was convenient. Hotel didn't have enough parking, so had to park in another hotel's parking lot two nights in a row. The only nearby restaurant closes fairly early and although there are others within walking distance, you have to walk along the shoulder of a highway and over I-35 to get to them. The Hotel hallway smelled like an Indian restaurant. Not a bad scent at a buffet, but not what you want in a hotel. The hotel room was air conditioned with a window/wall unit, but even though the room was cold, it was exceptionally humid. It felt like being at the ocean. The room smelled musty and damp. The carpet felt moist when you walked on it with bare feet. The bathroom fan appeared functional, so the source of the damp remained a mystery. We opened a window (with a cracked pane) to let the damp and the smell out. Didn't exactly help, but we could really hear the highway then. Although there is a pretty pond with waterfowl outside, it was not exactly serene. On our last day, the maids took our used towels that we had hanging up to dry, but didn't replace them with clean ones. Also, the toilet had very low water pressure, even though the sinks and the showers seemed normal. There was mildew in the caulking of the shower as well. The furnishings of the room were bland, well-used, and the bed cover was one of those itchy, polyester floral abominations. The shower curtain was a sticky vinyl. The towels were so used, that in parts they were thread-bare and had strings pulling out of the hems. On the second day, our door keys stopped working so we had to get replacements. Also, when you latched the door, it appeared to be locked, but you could still push the door in to open it. To lock the door, you had to really pull hard with your body weight. Twice, we discovered that our room had not actually been locked while we were away. Also, the space under the door is so large, that the light seeping in from the hallway brightens up the room at night.

Good location for us while visiting family. Saw a couple of dogs so must be pet friendly. We sometimes travel with our pets so that is good to know. Nice and clean.

Hotel was OK. Nothing special, but nothing too bad. Didn't like that when I got there around 1, after a 4 hour motorcycle ride, and I couldn't get in early. The parking lot was completely empty, so I figured I would be able to get in, but they said they didn't have any rooms ready yet. Hmmmm.... 2 hours after 'checkout' time and they didn't have a room? Rooms are decent. Nothing too amazing. AC worked great! Breakfast was average. Nothing special, but not too bad.

SE Creekview Drive Ankeny IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Comfort Inn Ankeny - Des Moines is located 2 mi (3.2 km) from Des Moines Area Community College and within a 10-minute drive of Woodland Hills Golf Course. This hotel has 56 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast.


Rooms

The 56 rooms have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Free local calls, hair dryers, and safes are also available.


Property features

Guests of Comfort Inn Ankeny - Des Moines enjoy an indoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. This hotel also has free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Comfort Inn Ankeny - Des Moines

Everyone (3) Business (1) Couples (1) Family (6)
2
Family Family

We were disappointed that the woman who checked us in wore no face mask and found out later it is not mandated there, but that made us uncomfortable. The TV did not work and we waited half an hour to get her to come and fix it--again no mask. There was no shower curtain in the bathroom. And finally after Orbitz saying breakfast was included, we were told once we paid, that it was not. All around it did not make a good impression.

By , from Colorado on Jul 27, 2020

4
Family with small children Family

Cleanliness was good and staff was friendly at check in.

By on Jun 22, 2019

5
Business Business

Quick easy clean and freindly. Price is good. Breakfast good

By , from St louis on Mar 14, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Feb 28, 2019

4
Everyone

A fine, predictable hotel experience. Typical breakfast; room was clean.

By on Sep 25, 2018

3

good hotel for a last minute stay

Everyone

Front desk staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Room was clean and bathroom was spacious. View out of the window was terrible and the window itself had paint stains all over it. TV was tiny. Ok place to just crash for the night.

By , from Des Moines, IA on Aug 18, 2017

3

easy access

Business

Hotel is under remodel, badly needed as the wind whistles through the windows. Was in Ankeny for a two day class at DEMACC. Wold recommend it, as every good hotel goes through these things. Easy access to DEMACC and interstate along with restaurants and shopping.

By , from West Branch Iowa on Apr 8, 2016

3

crowded breakfast room and no wifi

Family

Check in was fast and very pleasant. The WiFi was a joke, even the business center downstairs did not go online after 7 minutes I got tired of waiting. Rooms were decent size. Beds were comfy. Didn't get a chance to use the pool. Breakfast was crowded and wasn't set up very well so the line was unnecessarily long and breakfast room was small. Breakfast staff didn't say a word and things ran out frequently. Ok stay for one night unless you plan to use WiFi.

By on Jul 27, 2014

2

dsm metro area overly proud of hotels

Couples

Visited Des Moines area for wedding. Local hotels all seem overpriced for the value, but went with a newer hotel in Ankeny, hoping that new would equate with clean and safe. Hotel is close to I-35, so that was convenient. Hotel didn't have enough parking, so had to park in another hotel's parking lot two nights in a row. The only nearby restaurant closes fairly early and although there are others within walking distance, you have to walk along the shoulder of a highway and over I-35 to get to them. The Hotel hallway smelled like an Indian restaurant. Not a bad scent at a buffet, but not what you want in a hotel. The hotel room was air conditioned with a window/wall unit, but even though the room was cold, it was exceptionally humid. It felt like being at the ocean. The room smelled musty and damp. The carpet felt moist when you walked on it with bare feet. The bathroom fan appeared functional, so the source of the damp remained a mystery. We opened a window (with a cracked pane) to let the damp and the smell out. Didn't exactly help, but we could really hear the highway then. Although there is a pretty pond with waterfowl outside, it was not exactly serene. On our last day, the maids took our used towels that we had hanging up to dry, but didn't replace them with clean ones. Also, the toilet had very low water pressure, even though the sinks and the showers seemed normal. There was mildew in the caulking of the shower as well. The furnishings of the room were bland, well-used, and the bed cover was one of those itchy, polyester floral abominations. The shower curtain was a sticky vinyl. The towels were so used, that in parts they were thread-bare and had strings pulling out of the hems. On the second day, our door keys stopped working so we had to get replacements. Also, when you latched the door, it appeared to be locked, but you could still push the door in to open it. To lock the door, you had to really pull hard with your body weight. Twice, we discovered that our room had not actually been locked while we were away. Also, the space under the door is so large, that the light seeping in from the hallway brightens up the room at night.

By on Jul 1, 2010

4

"good value"

Family

Good location for us while visiting family. Saw a couple of dogs so must be pet friendly. We sometimes travel with our pets so that is good to know. Nice and clean.

By on May 24, 2010

Comfort Inn Ankeny - Des Moines

2602 SE Creekview Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021
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