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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds

Guest reviews

4.0 out of 5 Very Good
522 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Air Conditioning
Gym
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationDrake University10 min walk
Popular LocationHoyt Sherman Place3 min drive
Popular LocationJohn and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park3 min drive
AirportDes Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)12 min drive

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  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsRoom, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Wheelchair)

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsRoom, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Wheelchair)
  • Standard Room

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds OR 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Room

About this area

Des Moines

Holiday Inn Express Des Moines is located in Des Moines. Jordan Creek Town Center is worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Iowa State Fairgrounds and Adventureland. Check out an event or a game at Wells Fargo Arena, and consider making time for Blank Park Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Drake University - 10 min walk
  • Hoyt Sherman Place - 3 min drive
  • John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park - 3 min drive
  • 801 Grand - 5 min drive
  • Wells Fargo Arena - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportDes Moines Intl. Airport (DSM) - 12 min drive

Restaurants

  • Drake Diner — 3 min walk
  • Woody's Smoke Shack — 4 min walk
  • Smokey Row Coffee — 13 min walk
  • Jethro's BBQ — 15 min walk
  • Eatery A — 3 min drive

About this property

Holiday Inn Express Des Moines

Hotel with free breakfast, walk to Drake University
A fitness center, a business center, and a meeting room are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite. All 52 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus coffee makers and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include free newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers.
Holiday Inn Express Des Moines offers 52 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard sanitization guidelines of Clean Promise (IHG)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast

Things to do

  • Fitness center

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business center

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Moines
Holiday Inn Express Moines
Des Moines Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University Hotel Des Moines
Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University Iowa
Holiday Inn Express Moines Hotel
Holiday Inn Des Moines
Express Des Moines Des Moines
Holiday Inn Express Des Moines Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines and receive a full refund?
Yes, Holiday Inn Express Des Moines offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Holiday Inn Express Des Moines cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines?
As of Sep 26, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines on Oct 1, 2020 start from $99, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Holiday Inn Express Des Moines pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM–anytime.
What time is check-out at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines?
Check-out is at noon.
Where is Holiday Inn Express Des Moines located?
Situated in Des Moines, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House, Drake University, and Hoyt Sherman Place. Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).
4.0
Very Good
522 reviews
5 - Excellent
190
4 - Good
198
3 - Okay
86
2 - Poor
34
1 - Terrible
14

4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Business traveler, Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
I appreciated that the hotel was so close to Drake University, and I know that in these troubled times, it’s difficult to maintain certain elements of hospitality. The staff was very helpful, polite, and courteous. However, we were never informed that there would be no housekeeping services. We frequently had to restock our own bathroom supplies. The toilet ran non-stop, and the bathroom door wouldn’t close.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

2/5 Poor

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

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