Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 270
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Des Moines
Great place to stay. I didn't realize that there was a big indoor pool. It would have been quieter to stay in an outside room, away from the pool.
July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kchesmore conferance
I was surprised that everything was close together for conferances.
July 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BusBoss The wait staff and food
We were served lunch and dinner. All meals were excellent.
July 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gopbert great service
the only negative in my almost week stay was internet was slow in the room but terrific in meeting room.
July 26, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Crittermom Convenient for the conference we attended
Nice hotel for the price and convenient for the purpose of our stay. Air conditioning was not working well, and it was a very hot, humid day. The conference center's air conditioning was very poor, and it was uncomfortably hot in there. The elevators felt like a furnace, and we had the temperature in our room turned down to 65, and it was still a little warm. Staff was friendly enough. Hotel could use some updating. The pool area is very nice, although we didn't have time to use it. Overall, this is a nice hotel for the price, but hopefully the air conditioning problem will be fixed soon.
July 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kewpie Spirit Comfortable rooms--Great meeting room
Very welcoming. Rooms were very nice and large.
The Grill was casual but very tasty food and easily available. Great place to sit and talk with others.
July 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doozer_Stevens Horrible experience with unacceptable service and empty promises
The worst experience I've had at a Holiday Inn or any hotel chain. I booked this room one day in advance using my reward points. Since we were driving home to Minnesota from Texas, I knew we wouldn't make Des Moines until midnight, so I even entered in my credit card info to lock in the room(required by Holiday Inn). We pulled into the hotel right at midnight, I checked in and was told to drive to the back entrance since it was close to our room. The first problem was a camper parked in the parking lot with roughly 20 people sitting outside of it drinking and yelling. We unloaded our bags and went up to our room. Here is where the next problem comes in. As me and my 9 year old son walk into the room, I look up and notice 2 kids sleeping on the floor and 2 adults sleeping in the beds. I grabbed my son and pulled him out and we all went out to the vehicle to load up and drive back to the front desk. When I told the front desk my problem, the managers reply was "Hmmmm, really!?! Well wheres your room key and meal vouchers? I'll move you to a different room.". She never apologized. That night my son couldn't fall asleep because he thought someone might come into OUR room, even though me and my wife guaranteed him it wouldn't happen. The next morning, while I was loading up the vehicle and my wife was brushing her teeth in the bathroom, my son was laying on the bed reading when room service just walked into our room without knocking. My son screamed which caused my wife to come out. The maid said "I'm sorry, we have you as "Checked Out" already.". As I checked out I told this entire story to the two workers at the front desk. She apologized for the inconvenience but said "Since you paid with points, I can't reimburse your stay. But I will give you some bonus points right away to make up for it." Over a month later and I still haven't received any points. I sent this exact story to the Holiday Inn Quality or Service Concern Center on June 9th, and I haven't received an answer even though their automated email reply said they'd reply within 48 hours. I always try to stay at Holiday Inn's wherever we travel to, but after this stay and lack of service/feedback, that may change.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DeAnna63012 comfortable bed, great service
The only negative about the motel is when making reservations make sure you have breakfast included in the stay, otherwise it is ridiculously overpriced.
Clean spacious room, clean bathroom, very comfortable large beds.
July 19, 2015