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Central Iowa hotels and places to stay

Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
2.5 out of 5
120 Sw Water St, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $105 per night
30.82 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (689 reviews)

"Friendly staff, building needs maintenance. The door to our room was difficult to open and close. Floor seems to have shifted. There was little water that came out of faucet in bathroom sink. The door to the bathroom also did not open and close easily."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines
3 out of 5
5505 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $90 per night
37.34 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (930 reviews)

"It was clean! The staff was friendly and the food portions were large for the free breakfast. The only down-side was the poor television channel selection available."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines
Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA
2 out of 5
7655 Office Plaza Dr N, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $46 per night
36.98 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (979 reviews)

"It was clean and - no frills basic hotel. It fit our need and was just fine."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA

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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Des Moines West/Jordan Creek
3 out of 5
125 South 68th Street, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $101 per night
37.59 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (373 reviews)

"Staff was very friendly! Room and hotel were very clean."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Des Moines West/Jordan Creek
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Des Moines West, IA
3 out of 5
1350 Nw 118th St, Clive, IA
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The price is $80 per night
35.07 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (986 reviews)

"Convenient, easy access, right off the highway, plenty of eats nearby."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Des Moines West, IA
Sterling Hotel and Suites
3 out of 5
11428 Forest Ave, Clive, IA
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The price is $72 per night
34.99 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (991 reviews)

"I love this property stay there whenever in the area and highly recommend the penthouse the biggest steal in town. The front desk staff is the best customer service I’ve seen in a long time and the maintenance and cleaning crew are also excellent. Look forward to my next visit."…"

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Sterling Hotel and Suites
Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines West
3 out of 5
205 South 64th Street, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $76 per night
37.46 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (445 reviews)

"I likes the location and the treatment by staff serving the breakfast buffet."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines West
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
3.5 out of 5
435 Park Street, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $118 per night
30.62 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (394 reviews)

"Excellent location in downtown area. Exactly what we were looking for."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Des Moines
2 out of 5
5291 Stoney Creek Court, Johnston, IA
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The price is $84 per night
30.86 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)

"The employees were nice, the room was good it had a awesome massage chair. The one complaint I had is the hot tub in the pool area was only warm not hot and the jets didn't seem to work and a lot of screaming kids in the pool area. I know kids can be loud but they were screaming at the top of there ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Des Moines
Wildwood Lodge
3 out of 5
11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA
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The price is $77 per night
34.93 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,781 reviews)

"Lovely property, close to restaurants, shopping, and attractions. Family friendly, would highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Wildwood Lodge
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Visiting Central Iowa

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Central Iowa, and visitors give high marks for the fun sporting events, festivals, and college vibe. This city also attracts tourists with its live music, restaurants, and shopping. Top sights in the city include Adventureland, Iowa State Fairgrounds, and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

  • There are 405 hotels and other accommodations in Central Iowa
  • The closest major airport is in Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 34.7 mi (55.8 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Central Iowa

The city is well known for its festivals and live music, and cultural venues include Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines Art Center, and Stephens Auditorium. Families come for attractions such as Adventureland, Iowa State Fairgrounds, and Blank Park Zoo. The city is notable for landmarks like Salisbury House, 801 Grand, and The Temple for Performing Arts.

In Central Iowa, you'll be able to select from 405 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect vacation. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Cupola Inn Bed & Breakfast - With a stay at this 3-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with an in-room jetted tub. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast.
  • Tremont Inn on Main - Our customers like the comfortable rooms at this hotel. This 3.5-star hotel features 2 restaurants, free WiFi, and free parking.

Other favorite sights in Central Iowa include Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Iowa State Capitol Building, and Wells Fargo Arena.

Getting Around Central Iowa

If you want to journey outside of the city, hop aboard a train from Osceola Station, Ottumwa Station, or Creston Station. Central Iowa may not have many public transportation choices so consider renting a car to explore more.

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