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$112 avg/night*
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$132 avg/night*

Featured Des Moines Cheap Hotels

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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
3.3/5 (834 reviews)
$49/ night for 2 guests

Very nice staff, very clean even with the bag weather. I would recommend it.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 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 (2,009 reviews)
$62/ night for 2 guests

Clean and quiet! Large courtyard out back. No hallway each room opens to outside

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2019
Cozy Rest Motel
Cozy Rest Motel
2.0 out of 5.0 2316 Southeast 14th Street, Des Moines, IA
3.8/5 (367 reviews)
$60/ night for 2 guests

Friendly service but could use a little more amenities

Reviewed on Feb 17, 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 (1,259 reviews)
$51/ night for 2 guests

Very friendly stuff, helping for your needs, prices are fare enough

Reviewed on Mar 21, 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 (1,042 reviews)
$67/ night for 2 guests

Clean, friendly service and nice complimentary breakfast

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019
Colfax Inn
Colfax Inn
2.0 out of 5.0 1402 N Walnut St, Colfax, IA
Free Cancellation
3.1/5 (901 reviews)
$53/ night for 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, IA
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (1,234 reviews)
$69/ night for 2 guests

everything was great! Only criticism would be the door at the end of the hall was labeled "do not use". I am guessing you could still get out in case of emergency

Reviewed on Mar 11, 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 (895 reviews)
$54/ night for 2 guests

I liked the stay for the amount of money for the room. The staff was very good, the room was very clean and I will stay again if I'm in the area.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 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, IA
Free Cancellation
4.6/5 (461 reviews)
$89/ night for 2 guests

Great hotel! Glad we chose this while we were in town!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2019
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, IA
Free Cancellation
3.0/5 (1,706 reviews)
$51/ night for 2 guests

I couldn't use the elevator because of locked access door which I'm sure is against fire code!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019
Windsor Court
Windsor Court
2.5 out of 5.0 6500 Hickman Rd, Windsor Heights, IA
Free Cancellation
2.9/5 (66 reviews)
$71/ night for 2 guests

A little Leary when we first drove in but the room was very nice with updated decor, kitchenette and it was very quiet! For the money it was a good choice. The downside is no house keeping service and only two towels for the stay. The manager however was quick to accommodate any request. Would stay ...

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018
Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona
Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona
2.0 out of 5.0 3225 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA
Free Cancellation
2.6/5 (587 reviews)
$45/ night for 2 guests

Check in was fast and in my room in no time. Good place to stay the night.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019
Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
2.5 out of 5.0 6221 Willow Creek Ave, Des Moines, IA
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (841 reviews)
$70/ night for 2 guests

The pool is great, breakfast had good variety, and the noon checkout is nice.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019
Quality Inn
Quality Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 1701 N Jefferson St, Indianola, IA
Free Cancellation
3.4/5 (179 reviews)
$64/ night for 2 guests

Staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfast was really nice.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019
Ramada by Wyndham Ankeny
Ramada by Wyndham Ankeny
3.0 out of 5.0 133 SE Delaware Avenue, Ankeny, IA
3.4/5 (747 reviews)

The staff was easy to get along with.Let kids have fun and was helpful when needed

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2019
AmericInn by Wyndham Ankeny/Des Moines
AmericInn by Wyndham Ankeny/Des Moines
3.0 out of 5.0 1610 SE Oralabor Road, Ankeny, IA
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (197 reviews)
$76/ night for 2 guests

😌 I was happy with the pool area. The staff was friendly.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019
Motel 6 Des Moines IA
Motel 6 Des Moines IA
2.0 out of 5.0 4940 NE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA
Free Cancellation
2.6/5 (231 reviews)
$51/ night for 2 guests

It was quiet. Cozy design. To improve: snow in the driveways must be plowed.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019
Des Lux Hotel
Des Lux Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 800 Locust St, Des Moines, IA
Free Cancellation
4.7/5 (616 reviews)
$127/ night for 2 guests

Loved the feel of this hotel. It felt like walking back in time. the location was really good, too.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019
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Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Des Moines
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Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
2.0 out of 5.0
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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.