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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
$58
3.4/5 (969 reviews)

It was conveniently located. The room was very comfortable.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019
Situated in West Des Moines, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Jordan Creek Town Center, Mercy Medical Center West Lakes, and West Glen Town Center. Clive ...
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
$70
2.6/5 (632 reviews)

This was a bit outdated, but for the price it was worth it. Clean and super friendly staff

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019
Situated in Altoona, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Outlets of Des Moines and Adventureland. Iowa State Fairgrounds and Grand View Golf Course are also ...
Cozy Rest Motel
Cozy Rest Motel
2.0 out of 5.0 2316 Southeast 14th Street, Des Moines, IA
$60
3.8/5 (382 reviews)

Very clean and up to date. comfy bed and plump pillows

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2019
Situated in Des Moines, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Principal Park, Science Center of Iowa, and Iowa State Capitol Building. Wells Fargo Arena and Greater ...
Apple Tree Inn
Apple Tree Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 1215 North Jefferson Way, Indianola, IA
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$84
4.0/5 (92 reviews)

Conveniently located to our destination of the Des Moines Metro Opera. However, there is no elevator and our room was on the second floor. Carrying our luggage up the stairs was difficult ssince we are seniors.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019
Situated in Indianola, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from National Balloon Museum and within 9 mi (15 km) of Shady Oaks Golf Course and Summerset Winery. Lake ...
Super 8 by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines Area
Super 8 by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines Area
2.0 out of 5.0 5900 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA
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$64
3.4/5 (118 reviews)

Had a working indoor pool. Microwave didn't work, they changed it out.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019
Situated in Urbandale, this motel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Merle Hay Mall and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Pioneer Hi-Bred Headquarters. Des Moines Art Center and Drake ...
Red Roof Inn Des Moines
Red Roof Inn Des Moines
1.5 out of 5.0 5020 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA
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$58
2.6/5 (126 reviews)

First time at a Red Roof inn. The room was clean and the decor was updated and pleasant. Appreciated the wood floor, as it felt much cleaner than typical carpeted room. One suggestion, is to have a towel rack or hook behind the door to hang and dry wet used towels. The front desk person was helpful ...

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2019
Located in the heart of Des Moines, this motel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Woodland Hills Golf Course and within 6 mi (10 km) of Des Moines Area Community College ...
Covered Bridge Inn
Covered Bridge Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 1312 Cedar Bridge Rd., Winterset, IA
$89
4.4/5 (160 reviews)

The bed and pillows were very comfortable! Not very amenities though.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2019
Situated in Winterset, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of The Winterset Stage, Madison County Courthouse, and John Wayne Birthplace Museum. Cedar Bridge and ...
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
$66
2.5/5 (242 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019
Situated in Des Moines, this eco-friendly motel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Woodland Hills Golf Course and within 6 mi (10 km) of Des Moines Area Community College ...
Broadway Motel
Broadway Motel
2.0 out of 5.0 5100 Hubbell Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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$62
2.3/5 (64 reviews)

Pool was only reason got room there and it was packed and closed at 9p...

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019
Situated in Des Moines, this motel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Outlets of Des Moines and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Adventureland. Grand View Golf Course is 3 mi (4.9 ...
Econo Lodge Urbandale-Northwest Des Moines
Econo Lodge Urbandale-Northwest Des Moines
1.5 out of 5.0 10841 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA
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$54
2.7/5 (83 reviews)

we got out of the rain and it was good to eat. they forgot the eggs

Reviewed on May 20, 2019
Located in the heart of Urbandale, this motel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Pump It Up and within 3 mi (5 km) of Living History Farms and Clive Aquatic Center. Valley ...
Quality Inn
Quality Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 1701 N Jefferson St, Indianola, IA
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$85
3.5/5 (185 reviews)

Good hotel to stay in. Staff were very friendly. No additional charge for my pet.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019
Situated in Indianola, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from National Balloon Museum and within 9 mi (15 km) of Summerset Winery and Shady Oaks Golf Course. Lake ...
Windsor Court
Windsor Court
2.5 out of 5.0 6500 Hickman Rd, Windsor Heights, IA
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$71
2.9/5 (70 reviews)

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
Situated in Windsor Heights, this motel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Buccaneer Arena and within 3 mi (5 km) of Merle Hay Mall and Waveland Municipal Golf Course. Val ...
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Wildwood Lodge

Wildwood Lodge

11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA
    3.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.5 out of 5 (2378 reviews)

    Wildwood Lodge$94

    Jul 22 - Jul 23

    Wildwood Lodge$94
    Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport

    Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport

    1901 Hackley Ave, Des Moines, IA
      2.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.0 out of 5 (1585 reviews)

      Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport$72

      Jul 30 - Jul 31

      Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport$72

      Des Moines Motels for the Frugal Traveler

      You'll find 17 economical motels in Des Moines among more than 160 lodging choices. These budget accommodations can help you cut costs when compared with traditional hotels, which offer more amenities but ones that you may not use.

      Because you'll save on your room price, you can experience more of the activities in Des Moines. Not-to-be-missed sights include Science Center of Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena, and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

      Fun fact: Beginning in the early 1950s, customized neon signs often lit up the roadside motels, and today, examples of these can still be found along historic U.S. Route 66. At most motels, you'll often find free parking and an outdoor pool.


      Below are some of our customers' recommended Des Moines motels to select from:

      Motel 6 Des Moines West

      • Stay within a short 6-minute drive of Jordan Creek Town Center.
      • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

      Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona

      • An indoor pool along with freebies like WiFi, parking, and a casino shuttle are available during your stay.
      • It's located within a quick 2-minute drive of Adventureland.

      Red Roof Inn Des Moines

      • Enjoy access to the 24-hour business center, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
      • Stay within a 10-minute drive of Adventureland and Wells Fargo Arena.

      Village Inn Motel Des Moines

      • It's located within a quick 5-minute drive of Iowa State Capitol Building.
      • A restaurant, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay.

      Motel 6 Des Moines IA

      • Stay within a 20-minute drive of Wells Fargo Arena and Adventureland.
      • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.


      What to Do in Des Moines


      While you're sightseeing, check out the lively festivals or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants. Those who've visited Des Moines love the theater scene and live music.

      Here are some popular places:

      • Science Center of Iowa
      • Wells Fargo Arena
      • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

      These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

      • Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge
      • Pappajohn Sculpture Park
      • John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park

      You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

      • Iowa State Fairgrounds
      • Blank Park Zoo
      • Adventureland

      Des Moines is also popular for its:

      • Sports
      • Biking

      Best Time to Visit Des Moines


      Determine the perfect time for your visit to Des Moines by reviewing these seasonal weather details:
      • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 56° F and nighttime temperatures average 14° F
      • April-June: 85° F is the daytime average and 35° F is the nighttime average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 86° F and nighttime averages are around 49° F
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 69° F during the day and 15° F at night
      • Average rainfall is 35.98 inches in a year

      How to Get to Des Moines and Around the Area



      Des Moines Transportation
      NameTypeDistance
      Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)Airport4.1 mi (6.7 km)