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About our Hotel

Location: Suburban

  • Location: Suburban
  • Closest City: DES MOINES
  • Distance From Hotel: 2.0MILES
  • Local time zone: GMT -06:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Late checkout available

Credit cards

Credit cards

  • American Express
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • JCB
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Accessibility

Accessibility

  • Number of Rooms: 3
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

No Pets allowed, with the exception of ADA needs.

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Attraction:
Drake University
Distance From Hotel:0.0MILES
Attraction:
Knapp Center/Drake Stadium
Distance From Hotel:0.3MILES
Attraction:
DSM University
Distance From Hotel:2.0MILES
Attraction:
Hy-Vee Hall/Wells Fargo Arena/Vets Auditorium
Distance From Hotel:3.0MILES

Parking

Parking

  • Car Parking Available

Internet

Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas

Facility

Facility

  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2013
  • Total number of rooms: 52
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed: 2
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds: 50
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms: 52
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged: 3
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors: 2
  • FEMA Property Number: IA0301

Des Moines Hotel's Central Location Delivers Satisfaction

Poised right in the heart of the city in an up-and-coming renaissance neighborhood, the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel Des Moines at Drake University is revolutionizing the contemporary travel experience. Less than 1.5 miles from downtown and seconds from major businesses and attractions, this hotel is the smart choice for a productive stay in Des Moines.

The hotel's guests have no trouble accessing the vibrant campus of Drake
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Des Moines Hotel's Central Location Delivers Satisfaction

Poised right in the heart of the city in an up-and-coming renaissance neighborhood, the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel Des Moines at Drake University is revolutionizing the contemporary travel experience. Less than 1.5 miles from downtown and seconds from major businesses and attractions, this hotel is the smart choice for a productive stay in Des Moines.

The hotel's guests have no trouble accessing the vibrant campus of Drake University, which is within walking distance of the property. Major downtown businesses are just around the corner, as well.

Des Moines, Iowa and all it has to offer are at your disposal from this hotel's location. Distinguished from other Des Moines hotels near Drake University, this is the only hotel actually located on campus. Other attractions, including Adventureland Amusement Park and the Iowa State Fair, are just minutes away, and they're sure to make for a memorable vacation in Des Moines.

The hotel's location near Drake University, its friendly staff and the cutting-edge amenities ensure a positive experience. Guests can surf the Web using free wireless Internet access, and start each day off right at the complimentary, hot Express Start Breakfast Bar. Call to reserve your room today, and "Stay Smart" in Des Moines.

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Features
Our central location offers guests unbeatable proximity and easy access to Drake University, downtown Des Moines and I-235. A 15-minute drive gets you anywhere, so you can fully experience the greater Des Moines metro areas attractions and businesses.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 332 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great stay in a neighborly location Comfortable, clean, and safe hotel in a neighborhood location right next to Drake campus, with restaurant next door. June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Place, Great People In choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn Drake University location, you will feel some comforts of home when staying in the rooms. Rooms are immaculate, beds are comfortable and plenty of clean towels for your bathrooms. Employees were so nice and ever so helpful. I was in a rush to get back home the next day for a meeting with my boss and I forgot three pieces of clothing in my room, they were so kind as to mail them back to me. So I would definitely recommend this in particular hotel location to stay. They really look out for your needs......:) June 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Uncomfortable bed and pillows - Old Hotel with Pricey Room The room was smelly. The pillows were soft and old. I had to go to the front desk to ask for a firm pillow. He found one and was very kind. The bathroom reminded me of cheap hotels that I stayed at when I was a bit younger. Old bathroom, old fixtures, could not open the door to use the facilities, tv was old and not working properly. However, I will say that your front desk staff were very kind and welcoming and trying to help during our stay. I could not believe (for the price we paid), this was one of the most unclean and poorly attended to locations that I have visited. Unfortunately, a lot of upgrades are necessary for this property. I will not plan to attend a Holiday Inn at any time in the near future. This was actually unbelievable for the price paid. I believe, I should be reimbursed for one of the worst nights sleep in a hotel in all of my travels these past several years June 15, 2016
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Quality Excellence Award


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