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Check in was easy and the room was very clean. Staff wore masks which made me feel safe. The location was very convenient...right off the highway. However, they are currently not serving breakfast but they advertise that they are.

Clean room. Great location, right off the highway. Check in and check out were a breaze. Internet site stated they offered breakfast, but they don't due to covid. They need to update their site to real time. Back door didn't close properly, so anyone could enter the building.

Not a safe hotel. As i was checking in, some guy said he was just robbed in his room. There was also a hole punched in the door to the bathroom in my room.

There was nothing to like staff is rude and hotel is dirty

Place looks good and most part was clean. Was okay

It was under construction which was okay nice to see upgrades being done.

Room recently renovated but not clean. Floor and bathroom very dirty. Coffemaker arwa not cleaned. Walls very thin lots of noise from adjoining rooms

Nice place, under remodel right now but that’s part of life. Convenient to interstate and access. Eats are close also. Will use again.

Motel under renovation so early activity. Good location, but till renovations are complete, I will not revisit.

Close to interstate, clean quiet room. Will use again.

Staff was rude. Room was hot and humid when I arrived as the window was open. TV not working upon arrival. Noisy doors slamming in hallway all night long

This hotel needs a major renovation. Room and public areas are very threadbare. My room had a musty smell and the carpet and chair were dirty. Based on worker activity and a huge dumpster in the parking lot, it appears that they might be renovating a few rooms at a time, but I could not tell for sure. I stayed here 5 years ago and once about 2 years before that and it was much better.

Clean facilities---Dated building--- Location-Busy Highway!

The room was dingy and very drab. Carpet was worn and appeared to have not been vacuumed. The furniture was also very worn. Corners of the bathroom had an accumulation of dirt. Overall very disappointed. Would NOT recommend this hotel!

Good location and room was clean.Breakfast was ok .

good service, clean, easy access to highway. breakfast was average. would stay again.

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

Merle Hay Road Des Moines IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk

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 in-room amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers.


Rooms

All 150 rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Other standard amenities include free local calls, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Des Moines/Merle Hays Road features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a TV in a common area, and a vending machine.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

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

Everyone (17) Couples (17) Business (10) Family (11) Other (7) Friends (2)
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Everyone

By on Jan 18, 2021

1
Everyone

By on Nov 23, 2020

4
Everyone

By on Sep 27, 2020

4
Everyone

Check in was easy and the room was very clean. Staff wore masks which made me feel safe. The location was very convenient...right off the highway. However, they are currently not serving breakfast but they advertise that they are.

By on Sep 17, 2020

3
Family Family

Clean room. Great location, right off the highway. Check in and check out were a breaze. Internet site stated they offered breakfast, but they don't due to covid. They need to update their site to real time. Back door didn't close properly, so anyone could enter the building.

By on Aug 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 26, 2020

We appreciate that you've taken the time to share with us regarding our staff as well as our room. We hope to someday have another opportunity to host your stay.

3
Family

Not a safe hotel. As i was checking in, some guy said he was just robbed in his room. There was also a hole punched in the door to the bathroom in my room.

By on Jul 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 26, 2020

We appreciate that you've taken the time to share with us regarding our room. We hope to someday have another opportunity to host your stay.

2
Everyone

There was nothing to like staff is rude and hotel is dirty

By , from Des Moines on May 20, 2020

Review comment responded on May 22, 2020

I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. I hope that you found our accommodations and services to be satisfactory, and I am very sorry to learn that we did not exceed your expectations. We value your opinion and suggestions for improvement as these comments help us to improve upon the guest experience at our hotel. We hope to see you again someday and to transform your opinion of our hotel and service.

3
Partner Couples

Place looks good and most part was clean. Was okay

By , from Iowa on Feb 23, 2020

4
Everyone

It was under construction which was okay nice to see upgrades being done.

By on Jun 22, 2019

3
Business Business

Room recently renovated but not clean. Floor and bathroom very dirty. Coffemaker arwa not cleaned. Walls very thin lots of noise from adjoining rooms

By on Mar 30, 2019

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

4755 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322
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