Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 172
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paul Convenient to Drake University and downtown area
This is a great choice for those wishing to visit or drop off someone at Drake University but not stay in a dorm.
It's walkable to almost anything you need and right next door to the excellent Drake Diner - which has a decent bar. Nearby also is an outstanding sushi bar - Haiku - which is a bit farther away, but has more upscale dining and always excellent service. Parking is also convenient.
We stop here each time we visit our son - unless it's full, in which case the Holiday Inn near Mercy Hospital is a great second choice for us, although that area can be noisier due to the hospital traffic (ambulances, etc.)
January 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by psoas53 Great Place to stay
We have now stayed at this Holiday Inn Express twice. We have been very pleased with how well we were accommodated by hotel staff, and their friendliness. My only concern was that the water in the bathtub drained slowly, and that on the last day we stayed, the carpet was not vacuumed.
December 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by norbac Excellent stay at the Holiday Inn Express DM @ Drake
Great hotel! Very clean and large rooms; comfortable beds, clean bathroom, and HD TV! Complimentary breakfast was awesome too. It's within walking distance of Drake's campus, so no need to drive there. The room rates were also quite comparable (if not better) to other hotels in the same category. All in all, a highly recommended hotel!
December 22, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Prudent One Convienent for Drake Families
Hotel is extremity convenient for Drake family visits. Property is dated and needs remodeling. For the same price and a 5-10 minute drive, you can find a better property. This is not a property you want to spend time. You simply stay here for convenient access to Drake.
December 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Malcomb comfortable bed and pillows
Bed and pillows really made me sleep better and rooms were quiet and easy to get to. Parking lot was very bright.
December 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by APB Iowa Convenience and quiet
Room was clean and pleasant. Would be nice to have standard thermostat instead of hi-med-lo temp control of below window unit. (Took a few tries to get the right temp on cold night) Nice mix of breakfast options. Shower curtan a bit torn but still functional.
December 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by husker family 3 toilet, breakfat bar
The toilet area and especially the toilet stool would have been well suited to a "Barbie" doll house. The stool could not be accessed without closing the door completely. The actual stool was so small and low to the floor that any but the smallest adult or child could comfortably use the facility. We were forced to "go down the hall" to one of the public rest rooms when nature called. For this reason we would not recommend this facility to others.
The breakfast bar was average at best and was not set up completely with all the food until about a half hour past the posted service hours.
November 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mnbvcxz13 Always a great stay
I always stay at this hotel when I visit my child at Drake University and am always bummed if I can't get in. :)
November 21, 2014