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Motel 6 Des Moines West
Motel 6 Des Moines West
2.0 out of 5.0 7655 Office Plaza Dr N, West Des Moines, IA
Free Cancellation
3.4/5 (906 reviews)
$53/ night for 2 guests

This is an exceptional Motel 6. Beautiful location, clean rooms, just a great property for the money. No amenities, no breakfast, but a great staff and good coffee in the morning, it's Motel 6 and we just want a clean, safe place to spend the night. That's exactly what you get at this property. Would ...

Reviewed on May 19, 2019
Sterling Hotel and Suites
Sterling Hotel and Suites
3.0 out of 5.0 11428 Forest Ave, Clive, IA
Free Cancellation
3.6/5 (2,057 reviews)
$79/ night for 2 guests

When I checked in, the internet service was down. So he asked for my ID and my credit card to make a copy. Then he went into a different room with them to go to the copier and was gone for several minutes. When he returned, I complained about him taking my credit card out of my view for so long. ...

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019
Cozy Rest Motel
Cozy Rest Motel
2.0 out of 5.0 2316 Southeast 14th Street, Des Moines, IA
3.8/5 (372 reviews)
$60/ night for 2 guests

Bathroom was clearly updated. Outside and all the linens could use an upgrade.

Reviewed on May 18, 2019
Days Inn by Wyndham West Des Moines
Days Inn by Wyndham West Des Moines
2.0 out of 5.0 1258 8th St, West Des Moines, IA
Free Cancellation
3.2/5 (1,310 reviews)
$55/ night for 2 guests

The room had a dark musky smell, and then when I took a shower, the WHOLE room filled with a sewer smell. It was soo disgusting

Reviewed on May 5, 2019
Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines North
Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines North
2.5 out of 5.0 4685 Ne 14th St, Des Moines, IA
Free Cancellation
3.3/5 (1,064 reviews)
$78/ night for 2 guests

The staff and hotel were amazing, excellent services to my family and I loved it.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019
Colfax Inn
Colfax Inn
2.0 out of 5.0 1402 N Walnut St, Colfax, IA
Free Cancellation
3.1/5 (904 reviews)
$79/ night for 2 guests

Room was average...it was a large room. It did have an odor like lingereing cigar.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines
2.0 out of 5.0 8711 Plum Dr, Urbandale, IA
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (1,279 reviews)
$68/ night for 2 guests

I like how the pull out couch/seating area was separated from bedding area.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Des Moines/Merle Hays Road
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Des Moines/Merle Hays Road
2.0 out of 5.0 4755 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA
Free Cancellation
3.6/5 (913 reviews)
$63/ night for 2 guests

They had some construction going on, but a great place to stay. Excellent beds for comfort and great pillows. Staff was great and friendly. I spent over 8 hours in the lobby doing a project and the staff was great to chat with and helpful.

Reviewed on May 19, 2019
Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek
Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek
3.0 out of 5.0 295 64th Street, West Des Moines, IA
Free Cancellation
4.6/5 (495 reviews)
$83/ night for 2 guests

Good location. Well kept. Very noisy. Could hear noise from other rooms and outside. Hard to regulate room temperature.

Reviewed on May 12, 2019
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Cheap Hotels in Des Moines


Des Moines has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like Science Center of Iowa and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, this destination is home to Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge and Pappajohn Sculpture Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.


If you're looking for affordable places to stay in Des Moines, you can choose from the 58 budget accommodations in the area. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have earned good reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:

Days Inn by Wyndham West Des Moines - 2-star hotel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its convenient parking and proximity to the airport.

Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona - 2-star motel. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and an indoor pool.

Cozy Rest Motel - At this 2-star motel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning. Reviews mention the good location and helpful staff.

Days Inn by Wyndham Des Moines-West Clive - 2-star hotel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property.

Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines Airport - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its proximity to the airport and comfortable beds. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.


Planning Your Trip to Des Moines


Still choosing travel dates? Use these temperature and rainfall averages to get an idea of the best months to visit so you can make the most of your money.


  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 84°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average temperature of 17°F
  • Rainiest months: June, May, July, and August, with an average rainfall of 4.57 inches
  • Driest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average rainfall of 1.48 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Des Moines


Des Moines attracts visitors with its lively festivals and live music scene, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Science Center of Iowa and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Enjoy the outdoors at Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge and Pappajohn Sculpture Park, or check out the area's cultural spots like Des Moines Art Center.


Travelers also like Des Moines for its:
  • Sports
  • Biking

Getting Around Des Moines


The most convenient airport is 4.1 mi (6.7 km) from the city center in Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.). Des Moines may not have many public transit options so renting a car could be a reasonable alternative to explore more of the area.