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Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest

Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest

4800 Merle Hay Road


Urbandale, Iowa


United States 

Check In: 3PM

Check Out: 12PM

Check-in Age: 18

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Des Moines-Northwest 4800 Merle Hay Road

Book With Us Advantage

Enjoy easy access to a comfortable stay at our hotel near I-80 and I-35.

Newly renovated Hotel, Conference Center & Bennigan's

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Des Moines Northwest, is conveniently located in Urbandale, Iowa, at the intersection of I 35, I 80 and Merle Hay Road,. We welcome business travelers with companies such as John Deere, Corteva, Camp Dodge, and Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Our guests also enjoy visiting Blank Park Zoo, Living History Farms, Adventureland Park, and the Iowa State Capitol. Pets are welcome!

Enjoy fun food and friendly Irish service at our very own Bennigans restaurant and bar. Open daily from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails and room service.

Our free shuttle operates in a generous 3 mile radius to Merle Hay Mall, Valley Junction, and a variety shops and restaurants. Our shuttle operates with generous hours and flexible scheduling.

Accommodations also include free Wi-Fi, ample parking for over 350 vehicles, microwave, mini refrigerator, Keurig, and 49" HDTV with DirecTV.

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Kids Stay and Eat Free

Kids ages 18 and under stay for free when sharing their parents’ room.  Up to 2 kids ages 11 and under eat free per adult ordering from the main menu in any Holiday Inn® on-site restaurant.

*View Terms & Conditions for Details.

Region Kids Stay Free Kids Eat Free
United States, Canada, Central America, South America, Mexico, Caribbean 18 and Under 11 and Under
Free High-Speed Internet

Free High-Speed Internet

Standard Wireless Internet service is included for all guests.

Shuttle/ Parking

Shuttle/ Parking

  • Car Parking Available
  • Complimentary Daily Self-Parking is available
  • Free outdoor parking for 350 vehicles. Ample parking for coaches and trailers.
Pet Policy

Pet Policy

  • Pets allowed
  • Service Animals Allowed
  • Pets Walking Area Available
  • Pet Fee per Night: 40 USD
  • Weight limit of 50 lbs. Pet must remain crated when unattended.
Languages Spoken by Staff

Languages Spoken by Staff

  • Spanish
  • Credit Cards

    Credit Cards

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


    • Smoke-Free Facility
    • Number of Floors: 5
    • Total Number of Rooms: 198
    • Number of Suites: 37
    • Number of Non-Smoking Rooms: 161
    • Number of Accessible Rooms: 6
    • Connecting Rooms Available
    • Public Spaces Renovated in: 2020
    • Guest Rooms Renovated in: 2018


      Accessible Hotel Areas

    • Public Entrance
    • Guest Rooms
    • Elevators
    • Public Restrooms
    • Registration Desk
    • Exercise Facility
    • Business Center
    • Pool
    • Number of Accessible Meeting Rooms: 18

      Hotel Areas with Accessible Routes from Accessible Public Entrance

    • Registration Area
    • Accessible Guest Rooms
    • Business Center
    • Meeting Room
    • Exercise Facility
    • Pool

      Provided by Hotel

    • Accessible Self-Parking
    • Van Accessible Self Parking
    • Ramp Access
    • Portable Bathtub Seats
    • Closed Caption TVs
    • Visual Alarm/Alert in Guest Rooms
    • Visual Alarm/Alert in Public Spaces
    • Communication Kits with Visual Alarms

    Make it a more enjoyable trip

    Highlights subtitle
    Indoor Pool Fun In Des Moines
    Main Event Catering In Des Moines
    Des Moines Hotel Guest Rooms & Suites
    Bennigan's Restaurant
    Des Moines Meeting and Wedding Venue
    Indoor Pool Fun In Des Moines
    End your day with a refreshing dip in the hotel's pool. The pool area features an indoor patio along with an outdoor open air patio. The perfect spot to relax and unwind after working or sightseeing the great Des Moines area attractions.
    Main Event Catering In Des Moines
    Love our on-site catering? Let us come to you! From casual appetizers, business lunches to weddings, and more. Main Event catering features a full menu to cover all of your catering needs. Call our hotel at 515-727-0402 for more details.
    Des Moines Hotel Guest Rooms & Suites
    Guests love our unparalleled amenities that turn an average stay into a stress-free experience. Each guest room includes complimentary Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, and comfortable bedding. Need more space? Upgrade to one of our spacious suites!
    Bennigan's Restaurant
    We're dedicated to providing guests with the kind of genuine, warm and high-spirited services you'd experience in a neighborhood Emerald Isle pub. Every member of the team "bleeds green" to go above and beyond the causal dining expectations of today. Stop in and experience our award-winning Monte Cristo along with our latest featured beverage!
    Des Moines Meeting and Wedding Venue
    With 18 meeting rooms and 17,000 sq. ft. of event space, we can seat up to 375 guests for a wedding or 325 guests for a classroom style meeting. Our event space can be beautifully transformed to meet the needs of your style and budget. Contact our professional event planners at 515-727-0404 for a free custom quote today!

    Real Opinions from Real Guests

    Green Engage
    Green Engage
    You can be assured that when you stay at an IHG Green Engage Hotel, you are participating in an advanced, world-wide sustainability effort. We understand that it is important for you to have an active role in protecting our environment and that’s why we’ve made it easier for you to choose a hotel that matches your sustainable values.
    Packages and Specials

    FAQs for Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest

    • Complimentary parking is available at Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest for hotel guests.

    • Yes, when you book your stay at Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest direct with IHG, choose one of our flexible rates which include the flexibility to change or cancel your reservation at no charge. For full details, refer to our Travel Advisory details.

    • Yes, Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest offers a local area shuttle. Check our Area Transportation page for more details.

    • Yes, Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest has an indoor pool.

    • Check-in at Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest is from 3PM, and check-out time is 12PM. Contact the hotel directly for options available for early check-in or late check-out.

    • Yes, the Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest offers free WiFi!

    • Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest has 1 restaurant. Bennigan's On Merle Hay.

    • Yes, there is an onsite fitness center at Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest.

    • Rates for accommodations at Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest vary by season. For your rate options, please input your dates.

    • The Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest has 198 guest rooms. Enter your dates to view available rooms for your stay.

    • Pets are welcome at Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest. Our Pet Policy: Weight limit of 50 lbs. Pet must remain crated when unattended..