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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Clean, close to restaurants, comfortable beds, good staff.

Clean and comfortable, fresh coffee and hot tea available 24/7. Heated pool. Breakfast available until 10 on weekends, 9 weekdays: waffle maker, bagels, muffins, cereal, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, sausage and biscuits, orange and apple juice, whole apples.

We stopped on our way to somewhere else. It was fine for that purpose. It was pretty basic, but very clean.

The location would have been great if we were staying during the Iowa State Fair. Unfortunately, we were there for an event held downtown Des Moines. The room was very plain, but clean. The most notable signs of age/wear were the torn shower curtain and screw holes in the top of the chest of drawers where a previous TV had been fastened. Room temperature was easily regulated. The breakfast was good, though there were not enough tables for the size of the facility.

We stayed two nights. We walked into the lobby and there was dog poop all over the lobby floor. There was no one at the desk. We had to wait for someone to show up. The room was okay but the hallways were very cold. The first night we got little sleep because there was someone running around and jumping in the room over us until 2:30AM. There was also someone who played their TV very loudy all night long. I called the front desk to report both of these but nothing was done about it. The second night there were a bunch of drunk guys yelling in the hallway at 4 AM. I called and they did come up and ask them to quite down. They didn't until about 5AM. Not much help. Good luck with your night's sleep if you go to this hotel.

the bed sqeeked so loud you cant sleep on them the light bulbs were burnt out in our room as well as the pool area

410 E 30th Street Des Moines IA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Iowa State Fairgrounds is a short stroll from Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds, and other popular attractions like Iowa State Capitol Building are within a few miles (5 km). This 69-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Sky Glider East and Sky Glider West are also a short walk from this Des Moines hotel.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay.


Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds's 69 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Hair dryers, safes, and desks are also available.

Property features

Guests staying at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds enjoy an indoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include express check-out and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4