Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 207
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by drakemom2013 Drake Relays
We have a student at Drake University and this is our favorite place to stay when visiting her. We came up for the Drake Relays.
As always the location is perfect, the staff is very friendly, the room is clean, the beds are very comfortable, and the breakfast is great! The parking is easy to get in and out.
I do wish there were refrigerators and microwaves in each room though.
This is the best place to stay for price and convenience.
May 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ECM84 Great Service!
Great stay and service! Staff went out of their way to make my stay wonderful.
April 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by borncountry61 Relaxing atmosphere
The hotel staff helped my family and I find a family diner so we could sit and enjoy a meal after being on the road for 3 hours. Our room was very comfortable and our children liked the big beds.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff1020 Great Location next to Drake University Campus
My family has stayed at this hotel on multiple occasions. The Holiday Inn Express at Drake University is a perfect location for easy access to the Drake Campus. Restaurants are an easy walk. Downtown is a short drive as well.
The building needs some investment in carpet. The placement of pop machines next to rooms need to be re-evaluated. The noise of the machine and the general discussions echoes through the hall late at night.
The hotel staff is awesome. Starting with the maids to the front desk. They have a great attitude with a desire to make your stay fantastic. They were helpful multiple times during my stay.
April 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by happy4ever01 the most friendly staff
this is my second home the staff is the most friendly anywhere
and i do stay in hotels every week thru out the year thank you for your service. when i go on vacation me and my family choose holiday in for our stay because of the comfortable beds and the clean rooms and their points sistem the chain offers.
April 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jkl;27 Comfortable bed
The beds are comfortable and the pillows are wonderful.
April 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Susan49127 Great location but...
Met the standard quality I expect from a Holiday Inn Express with two exceptions. The property does not have a pool or Jacuzzi but it does have a fitness center. The music in the lobby is played rather loudly and it is standard rock music. Everytime I was in the lobby (morning noon or night) the music was playing and a sound level well above "background".
Otherwise, the room was comfortable, quiet and clean. The staff was friendly.
April 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by robby815 Accommodating Staff and great place to sleep
We had a very pleasant experience at the Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-At Drake. The only hiccup with our stay was no microwave or refrigerator in our room The front desk clerk explained they are a smaller hotel, therefore not all rooms have these - but I think some do. I understood the plan was to gradually add these to all rooms. As we have food issues, we bring our own food with the anticipation of storing them in the fridge and using the microwave. The front desk staff offered the use of their fridge and microwave. Extremely accommodating staff. Will definitely stay here again.
April 22, 2015