Ratings based on 378 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 10, 2014
The hotel pictures online made the hotel look way nicer than it was. The room smelled old and it was ran down. Could use updates
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Urbandale

Posted Sep 8, 2014
Pros: price, clean comfortable room.
Cons: more choices for breakfast
Clean comfortable room, quick check-in, price is right, parking lot was not marked well and not well lit, breakfast was OK but would have like to have more choices, good place to stay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 8, 2014
Pros: Rooms were clean and front desk staff were friendly.
Cons: Mattress was a little soft....but that is strictly personal preference.
We were looking for a nice hotel at a reasonable price. We were in Des Moines to move our kids--so just needed a comfortable place to sleep at a decent price. We found both at the Econo Lodge. The room was clean and the front desk staff were friendly. We were not looking for a lot of frills.....just a clean place to sleep. We would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay there again in the future.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Nebraska

Nice place.

Posted Jul 14, 2014
Pros: Ease if check-in & check-out and access to the freeway.
Cons: Update the bathroom by adding an exhaust fan and getting new toilet seats.
Location: Close proximity to freeway allows for timely access to area attractions.
We enjoyed our overnight stay at this property. The staff was friendly and handled out check-in and check-out efficiently. The room was clean and everything was in order. There should bew a fan in the bathroom and the toilet seat needs to be updated (scratched a little bit) but good experience overall. The price was reasonable also.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Vernon Hills,Il

Nice hotel

Posted Jul 8, 2014
Nice room but kinda small. Very clean. Located around many different stores, restaurants and a mall. Easy access to the interstate. Good parking. Could offer a few more cable channels. Not much to watch.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Disappointing...

Posted Jul 7, 2014
Pros: Bed/linens were clean and comfortable.
Cons: UPDATING! Room 126 is from the dark ages!
Booked thru Expedia. Asked for handicap bathroom as hubby and I are middle aged and it's miserable using toilets made for elementary school students! Also have trouble getting in/out of shower. Did we get it? NO! When asked about this, clerk said there were none available and offered us a room with a single bed which is all they had! RU kidding me? There were 3 of us! While using the bathroom, a large brown beetle looking thing ran from behind the stool into a hole in the wall by the door...cockroach? NO handles to aid getting into or out of shower, I sponge bathed for two days! No other rooms in DM because of huge car show at fairgrounds or we would have left. TV had very few channels if you're interested in that. Would I stay here again - NO!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from MO

Close to Interstate

Posted Jun 30, 2014
I would have to say when I viewed the exterior which needed some attention I was concerned. But the interior was updated and clean. The staff and the front desk were friendly. The breakfast in the morning was good. A few days days after our stay we thought we might have left something in the room. I called the hotel and they were going to check and call me back if they found the item. The next day they called just to tell me they had not found it, which I thought was more than a lot of places would have done. I would recommend and stay there again myself.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Ks

Low end hotel at not quite budget rates.

Posted Jun 20, 2014
Beds were very hard and uncomfortable. Mini fridge had food in it from previous guest. Exhaust fan in bathroom did not work. Staff did apologize, even if only half heartedly. The rest of the room seemed clean and worked properly.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Beth from Plainfield Illinois

perfectly nice and a great price

Posted Jun 18, 2014 on Hotels.com
We really were impressed at how nice and clean this hotel was. The room was a little small but perfectly fine. The continental breakfast was nice. We would stay again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by mtb10s

Decent hotel stay not too far from DSM airport

Posted Jun 17, 2014
Pros: Reasonable rate and close proximity to airport.
Cons: New carpeting.
Location: Near shopping stores.
Staff are very friendly. Convenient washer and dryer in the premises. The hotel is clean. Could use a new carpeting but other than that, everything else is good.