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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Des Moines/Merle Hays Road

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great stopping point for our travels. Parking lot is spacious, which we found to be trailer friendly during our first stay.

Had a non smoking room but smelled like smoke - even the pilllow which made it hard to sleep. (there was the no smoking sign on the door and in the room but strong oder) Glad they had shampoo and conditioner in the room because I wasn't planning on showering before continuing my trip but I had to due to the strong smoke smell. Inside doors are very thin. I could hear door slamming shut all night as well as someone knocking on someone else's door at 3am. Could not hear noises outside the hotel building though. Toliet hardly flushed. Had to hold down the entire time. Could hear showers going in other rooms. Breakfast was decent - waffle maker, yogurt, cereal, fruit, muffins, and juice. I guess it was ok for just passing thru but wouldn't stay here again due to the smoke smell.

I was passing through town and stayed one night. Staff is very courteous and helpful. Room was very clean and reasonably priced. Will definitely stay here again.

Convenient location next to I-80, room was comfortable, would rate this hotel as a 3 star hotel....was suppose to be a non smoking room however it was more than obvious that it had many years of smoking that occurred in this room. The smell of old smoke was bad but we weren't in our room very long so I didn't complain about it. The staff were friendly.

The hotel was inexpensive and clean. Breakfast was pretty good too.

We stayed here for the park & ride option, which was great. It was right by the airport and they have shuttle service to the airport. My wife has two small service dogs and we were given a room in the back of the hotel. It appeared to be an older, more outdated room and it was not completely clean and was not well kept. We would probably stay there again, because of the park and ride option, but certainly not because of the quality of the room!

stayed here 3 nights total, specifically asked not to be disturbed AND had that sign on the door and yet at 830am their staff knocking on my door thinking I was checking out, and even so, do not disturb was on door and checkout isn't until 11am, when I informed front desk of this, instead of apologizing and offering way to fix it so it doesn't happen again, she was rude and kept saying, we thought you were checking out, the night time manager after I requested it called me next day and apologized, but overall it did put a big damper on my stay

The only real issue was noise (neighbors and apparently thin walls) and I did not get a good nights sleep, so I moved to a different hotel the next day. Staff were accomodating!

For the price, it was a terrible value. At least $30 too high

Just a place..staff ok.I would go back if it was like this time of its all I could afford. Shop around before commentment. But clean not bad..not great.

Very clean room. They got microwave and fridge. Comfortable bed. Not far from main highway. Do recommend

Fine room for the price. Would recommend to others.

I normally stay in this hotel and have never had any complaints. However this time I didn't get the "cleanest" room. One of the chairs has a white stain on it and the computer chair also had hair and lots of dust on it. The floor also had many stains. That was my only complaint. The staff is always very nice, the location is great and the price is also good.

Got in late at night and the person at the desk was very nice. Would recommend.

Looking for a good overnight stay, and this location and Motel worked well. Fridge, microwave, coffee worked well. Bed was very comfortable. Quiet. Bathroom, shower very good. Staff very pleasant.

The hotel is very good value, except the floor of our room seems dirty and needs to be replaced. Otherwise, the hotel is better than I expected and is very easy to find and get on the highway.

The hotel is older but all I was looking for was a place to sleep and shower, and a place that was pet friendly.

Visiting for one night. Good place for the basic room. Everything is a little outdated but that's what I expect from a budget hotel.

Everything we needed, convenient to interstate, clean and neat at a bargain price. Very satisfied.

very clean and comfortable..staff was very friendly

4755 Merle Hay Road Des Moines IA

Located within a mile (2 km) of Merle Hay Mall, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Des Moines/Merle Hays Road is within 3 miles (5 km) of Pioneer Hi-Bred Headquarters. This 150-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also close to this Des Moines hotel are Buccaneer Arena and Iowa Gold Star Military Museum.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM.


The 150 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Free local calls, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Des Moines/Merle Hays Road features free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee in a common area. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4