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Nice place. I have stayed here several times

This is one of the cleanest and most updated hotels we’ve stayed in in quite a while. With labor shortages is seems like the cleanliness in the common areas of many hotels has suffered. But not at this hotel. We were pleasantly surprised!!

This hotel was new, clean, the staff was helpful and cheerful. The room layout was the BEST ever ... lots of USB ports, great lighting, sitting and sleeping areas and a great price! So close to campus we were able to talk to a show. I look forward to going back! (I just wish they had a hot tub in the pool area.)

Nice rooms and breakfast

Perfect place to visit my college student!

The Home2 Suites by Hilton DMS at Drake University looks like a brand new hotel. It's right across from Drake University, so you can just cross the street and you're at Drake! The rooms were very, very spacious, modern, comfortable, and clean! There's a full-size fridge, a sink, and a dishwasher! There's also a very large TV screen. The bathroom was clean and spacious as well. Everything worked perfectly. The only reason I'm not giving this hotel the full five stars is because the bed was really hard. I understand that people's preferences for bed's soft/hardness is very subjective, but I've been to many other hotels where beds are plush and you get a really good-night sleep. I believe most hotels should furnish their rooms with medium hard (or soft) mattresses, but that's just me speaking. On the other hand, this hotel is a few blocks from expressway I-235, so you can also get around the entire DMS proper quickly. So its location is excellent and not too far from downtown. I really love Des Moines in that it's so easy to get around everywhere! It's a well planned out city. I live in the Chicago burbs and sometimes it takes me forever to go from point A to point B, let alone to get into the city itself. But that being said, I do recommend the Home2 Suites Hilton DMS @ Drake University.

The television was a bit complicated to work. I figured it out though. There were souround sound speakers behind the bed causing a small echo effect because the mein soud was in front on the dresser. But....Great place over all. I'd go back.

My husband & I stayed one night. Great hotel, comfortable beds, nice staff & location.

Clean rooms. Great staff

Great location and close to all things Des Moines. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Parking was easy and I enjoyed breakfast options. Thank you!

Free breakfast and wifi; Across the street from Drake University and near the interstate which was convenient

Great place for longer stays with a nice kitchenette.

The interior of the property was absolutely up to high standards. The only issue we had was that a snow storm hit on our first day and the parking lot was never completely plowed. Very unsafe conditions. If there was no snow storm it would be 5 stars.

Room size was amazing, loved having the couch and kitchenette area. My only complain was had people above us playing extremely loud music, and a barking dog across the hall that barked 24 hours straight. But that's the dogs owners fault, not yours. Nice stay, great hotel.

University Ave. Des Moines IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Home2 Suites by Hilton Des Moines at Drake University places you next to Drake University and within a 10-minute walk of Knapp Center. This 124-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free on-the-go breakfast is served each morning from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect 40-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Home2 Suites by Hilton Des Moines at Drake University, guests have access to an indoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with securing valuables and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Studio, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility & Hearing)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 6

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible (Hearing)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Home2 Suites by Hilton Des Moines at Drake University

Everyone (8) Couples (6) Family (7)
5
Friends

Nice place. I have stayed here several times

By on Nov 27, 2022

Review comment responded on Dec 3, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave our property a review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you again!

4
Family Business Business

This is one of the cleanest and most updated hotels we’ve stayed in in quite a while. With labor shortages is seems like the cleanliness in the common areas of many hotels has suffered. But not at this hotel. We were pleasantly surprised!!

By on Nov 8, 2022

Review comment responded on Nov 9, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave our property a review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your most recent stay with us here, and we hope to see you again!

5
Family Friends

This hotel was new, clean, the staff was helpful and cheerful. The room layout was the BEST ever ... lots of USB ports, great lighting, sitting and sleeping areas and a great price! So close to campus we were able to talk to a show. I look forward to going back! (I just wish they had a hot tub in the pool area.)

By on Nov 5, 2022

Review comment responded on Nov 7, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave our property a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you again!

5
Family

Nice rooms and breakfast

By on Sep 17, 2022

Review comment responded on Sep 19, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave our property a review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you again!

5
Family

Perfect place to visit my college student!

By on Sep 5, 2022

Review comment responded on Sep 6, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave our property a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us here, and we hope to see you again!

4
Partner Couples

The Home2 Suites by Hilton DMS at Drake University looks like a brand new hotel. It's right across from Drake University, so you can just cross the street and you're at Drake! The rooms were very, very spacious, modern, comfortable, and clean! There's a full-size fridge, a sink, and a dishwasher! There's also a very large TV screen. The bathroom was clean and spacious as well. Everything worked perfectly. The only reason I'm not giving this hotel the full five stars is because the bed was really hard. I understand that people's preferences for bed's soft/hardness is very subjective, but I've been to many other hotels where beds are plush and you get a really good-night sleep. I believe most hotels should furnish their rooms with medium hard (or soft) mattresses, but that's just me speaking. On the other hand, this hotel is a few blocks from expressway I-235, so you can also get around the entire DMS proper quickly. So its location is excellent and not too far from downtown. I really love Des Moines in that it's so easy to get around everywhere! It's a well planned out city. I live in the Chicago burbs and sometimes it takes me forever to go from point A to point B, let alone to get into the city itself. But that being said, I do recommend the Home2 Suites Hilton DMS @ Drake University.

By on Aug 1, 2022

Review comment responded on Aug 4, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave our property a review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you again!

5
Everyone

The television was a bit complicated to work. I figured it out though. There were souround sound speakers behind the bed causing a small echo effect because the mein soud was in front on the dresser. But....Great place over all. I'd go back.

By , from Des Moines on Jul 21, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 27, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave our property a review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you again!

5
Partner Couples Business Business

My husband & I stayed one night. Great hotel, comfortable beds, nice staff & location.

By on Jul 20, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 20, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave our property a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you again!

5
Partner Couples

Clean rooms. Great staff

By on Jul 3, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 4, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave our property a review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again!

5
Everyone

By on Jun 15, 2022

Home2 Suites by Hilton Des Moines at Drake University

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