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Ramada by Wyndham Ankeny
Ramada by Wyndham Ankeny
3.0 out of 5.0 133 SE Delaware Avenue, Ankeny
Free Cancellation
3.3/5 (695 reviews)
$63/ nightfor 2 guests

Clean and comfortable for a good price, hotel has a diner attached and a swimming pool, pretty convenient

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2018
Homewood Suites By Hilton Ankeny
Homewood Suites By Hilton Ankeny
3.0 out of 5.0 2455 Southeast Creekview Drive, Ankeny
Free Cancellation
4.6/5 (159 reviews)
$107/ nightfor 2 guests

Hotel staff were very friendly, and our room was prefect for our needs:)

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018
Comfort Inn Ankeny - Des Moines
Comfort Inn Ankeny - Des Moines
2.5 out of 5.0 2602 SE Creekview Drive, Ankeny
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (248 reviews)
$81/ nightfor 2 guests

Awesome my 2nd time staying there Exalant staff , clean , friendly awesome breakfast pool was warm and lots of fun! Easy access from highway. Will stay there more often we visit Desmoines 7 to 8 times a year see you In Jan 😁

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2018
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ankeny, IA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ankeny, IA
2.5 out of 5.0 2510 Se Tones Dr, Ankeny
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (323 reviews)
$79/ nightfor 2 guests

I liked everthing about it had a nice roomy suite with a jacuzzi tub everything was cleaned and organized daily staff was helpful and friendly it was worth the stay would recommend to any one nice area where its located with stores and resturants nearby very close to interstate for convenice you ...

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018
AmericInn by Wyndham Ankeny/Des Moines
AmericInn by Wyndham Ankeny/Des Moines
3.0 out of 5.0 1610 SE Oralabor Road, Ankeny
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (168 reviews)
$78/ nightfor 2 guests

Staff was friendly, the breakfast was good, better than expected.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018
Super 8 by Wyndham Ankeny/Des Moines Area
Super 8 by Wyndham Ankeny/Des Moines Area
2.0 out of 5.0 206 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny
Free Cancellation
2.8/5 (253 reviews)
$52/ nightfor 2 guests

Great pillows...clean room, lots of interesting plants around the building.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018
Days Inn by Wyndham Ankeny - Des Moines
Days Inn by Wyndham Ankeny - Des Moines
2.0 out of 5.0 105 Ne Delaware Ave, Ankeny
Free Cancellation
3.0/5 (428 reviews)
$59/ nightfor 2 guests

Convienient clean and staff was very warm and inviting. Wished we had time to swim. Overall a noce place

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018
Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny
Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny
2.5 out of 5.0 6210 Se Convenience Blvd, Ankeny
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (190 reviews)
$107/ nightfor 2 guests

Everything was pretty good. I've never been disappointed at a Hampton Inn and always try to stay at one, but sometimes the price is prohibitive. One suggestion: I found the breakfast to be way to greasy. Also please provide eggs without the cheese filling. The rest of the food was fine. We enjoyed ...

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ankeny-Des Moines
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ankeny-Des Moines
2.5 out of 5.0 2402 Se Tones Dr, Ankeny
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (224 reviews)
$92/ nightfor 2 guests

It was a nice modern clean place. Good breakfast friendly ataff.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2018

Recently booked Family Hotels in Ankeny

Courtyard Marriott Ankeny
3.0 out of 5.0
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ankeny, IA
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Last booking: 4 hours ago
AmericInn by Wyndham Ankeny/Des Moines
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 hours ago
Ramada by Wyndham Ankeny
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 13 hours ago
Super 8 by Wyndham Ankeny/Des Moines Area
2.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 15 hours ago
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ankeny-Des Moines
2.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 23 hours ago

Where Should We Stay in Ankeny?


The destination of Ankeny is a good option if you've been considering a getaway with the kids. The entertainment, festivals, and sporting events are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family vacations. Take to the air and fly into Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), which is located 14 mi (22.5 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Ankeny, you might want to consider one of the 11 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.


Families on vacation have good things to say about these accommodations:

Homewood Suites By Hilton Ankeny - Offers an indoor pool, free parking, and free breakfast. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 3-star hotel.

Comfort Inn Ankeny - Des Moines - Features an indoor pool, free parking, and free buffet breakfast. The clean rooms and breakfast options make this 2.5-star hotel popular with guests.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ankeny, IA - Offers an indoor pool, free parking, and free continental breakfast. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 2.5-star hotel.

Days Inn by Wyndham Ankeny - Des Moines - Features an indoor pool, free parking, and free breakfast. The overall comfort and central location make this 2.5-star hotel popular with guests.


When Should We Visit Ankeny?


You're likely hoping for good weather for your family vacation. You can use this information to plan when to grab the kids and head to Ankeny.


  • Hottest months: July, June, August, and September, with an average temperature of 85°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 14°F
  • Driest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average rainfall of 1.27 inches
  • Rainiest months: June, July, May, and August, with an average rainfall of 4.88 inches

What Should We See and Do in Ankeny?


While you are visiting Ankeny, you and the family might want to check out some interesting spots such as Ankeny Art Center, John Deere Des Moines Works Tours, and Adventureland. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Iowa State Capitol Building, and Iowa State Fairgrounds.


Ankeny is also well-known for its:
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Live music
  • Sports
  • Cafés
  • Golfing
  • Festivals