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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
Free Cancellation
3.3/5 (747 reviews)
$45/ nightfor 2 guests

The room was very clean and up to date. Wood floors and a nice size bathroom. Very basic room with no clock, frig, microwave, and limited tv channels. There is no breakfast. We did sleep well. We also did use the beautiful pool and hot tub!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018
Sterling Hotel and Suites
Sterling Hotel and Suites
3.0 out of 5.0 11428 Forest Ave, Clive
Free Cancellation
3.5/5 (1,905 reviews)
$58/ nightfor 2 guests

Quick and efficient check in. Excellent location. Great value for the money.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2018
Cozy Rest Motel
Cozy Rest Motel
2.0 out of 5.0 2316 Southeast 14th Street, Des Moines
3.8/5 (358 reviews)
$60/ nightfor 2 guests

Pull up it didn’t have the curb display but the rooms are really nice, the highway is right next to it so it was a little noisy.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018
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
Free Cancellation
3.2/5 (1,192 reviews)
$55/ nightfor 2 guests

Great staff, clean rooms. Could use some updating, but great location.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018
Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines North
Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines North
2.5 out of 5.0 4685 Ne 14th St, Des Moines
Free Cancellation
3.3/5 (1,003 reviews)
$68/ nightfor 2 guests

Housekeeping was excellent! Clean and affordable! Easy access to highway! Front desk staff at check out was unpleasant!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018
Colfax Inn
Colfax Inn
2.0 out of 5.0 1402 N Walnut St, Colfax
Free Cancellation
3.1/5 (884 reviews)
$53/ nightfor 2 guests

It was a nice clean room for the price. Staff was friendly.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018
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
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (1,165 reviews)
$65/ nightfor 2 guests

We were in Des Moines for a short stay, Microtel met our needs very well. We were very comfortable in our room. The breakfast was great.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018
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
Free Cancellation
3.6/5 (875 reviews)
$55/ nightfor 2 guests

the elevator is nice 3rd floor is just fine with an elevator on the floor breakfast is good and coffee niser

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2018
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
Free Cancellation
4.6/5 (408 reviews)
$87/ nightfor 2 guests

Room was exquisite, clean. Staff was great as well.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018
Days Inn by Wyndham Des Moines-West Clive
Days Inn by Wyndham Des Moines-West Clive
2.0 out of 5.0 1600 NW 114th St, Clive
Free Cancellation
3.0/5 (1,667 reviews)
$51/ nightfor 2 guests

Room was nice and clean, guy at the front desk had a great attitude and very polite 🙂

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018
Windsor Court
Windsor Court
2.5 out of 5.0 6500 Hickman Rd, Windsor Heights
Free Cancellation
3.0/5 (63 reviews)
$71/ nightfor 2 guests

only stayed one night, we were comfortable and over all pleased

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2018
Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona
Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona
2.0 out of 5.0 3225 Adventureland Dr, Altoona
Free Cancellation
2.6/5 (543 reviews)
$44/ nightfor 2 guests

The bathtub had no stopper so was unusable as a tub.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018
Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
2.5 out of 5.0 6221 Willow Creek Ave, Des Moines
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (812 reviews)
$58/ nightfor 2 guests

Ok property. Excellent breakfast! Better than most.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018
Quality Inn
Quality Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 1701 N Jefferson St, Indianola
Free Cancellation
3.4/5 (170 reviews)
$64/ nightfor 2 guests

The price is good and very close to Simpson College. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The hotel conditions are beginning to look run down however.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018
Ramada by Wyndham Ankeny
Ramada by Wyndham Ankeny
3.0 out of 5.0 133 SE Delaware Avenue, Ankeny
Free Cancellation
3.4/5 (677 reviews)
$71/ 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
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 (164 reviews)
$92/ nightfor 2 guests

Room was clean! Staff was friendly! Hotel was easy access!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2018
Motel 6 Des Moines IA
Motel 6 Des Moines IA
2.0 out of 5.0 4940 NE 14th Street, Des Moines
Free Cancellation
2.5/5 (211 reviews)
$48/ nightfor 2 guests

It was fine but couldnt park close to my room. I have trouble walking and was clear down at the end away from the parking area.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018
Des Lux Hotel
Des Lux Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 800 Locust St, Des Moines
Free Cancellation
4.7/5 (574 reviews)
$153/ nightfor 2 guests

Beautiful Art & Statuary Quick & Friendly Very Quiet

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Featured Des Moines 3 Star Hotels

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Wildwood Lodge
Wildwood Lodge
3.0 out of 5.0 11431 Forest Ave, Clive
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (1,950 reviews)
$109/ nightfor 2 guests

Beyond expectations! The room was quite large, and the vanity had enough space for my wife's belongings to all be set up.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
3.5 out of 5.0 435 Park Street, Des Moines
Free Cancellation
4.7/5 (75 reviews)
$133/ nightfor 2 guests

Great experience, a must if staying in downtown Des Moines

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2018
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Des Moines West, IA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Des Moines West, IA
3.0 out of 5.0 1350 Nw 118th St, Clive
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (1,131 reviews)
$80/ nightfor 2 guests

Nice suite. Bed mattress was too hard, bathtub was too high and hard to get into for my wife with nnee pronlems

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018
Sterling Hotel and Suites
Sterling Hotel and Suites
3.0 out of 5.0 11428 Forest Ave, Clive
Free Cancellation
3.5/5 (1,905 reviews)
$58/ nightfor 2 guests

Quick and efficient check in. Excellent location. Great value for the money.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2018
Ramada by Wyndham Ankeny
Ramada by Wyndham Ankeny
3.0 out of 5.0 133 SE Delaware Avenue, Ankeny
Free Cancellation
3.4/5 (677 reviews)
$71/ 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
Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Area
Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Area
3.0 out of 5.0 1050 6th Ave, Des Moines
3.9/5 (605 reviews)
$95/ nightfor 2 guests

Nice location, great place and staff, was very clean, rooms were great, wife was very happy, the shower curtain smelled like bleach, that makes her happy

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018
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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.