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Featured Motels in Des Moines

Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA
2 out of 5
7655 Office Plaza Dr N, West Des Moines, IA
Free Cancellation
The price is $49 per night

Situated in West Des Moines, this motel is 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Jordan Creek Town Center and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Mercy Medical Center West Lakes. West Glen Town ...

3.5/5Good! (979 reviews)

"Clean room and friendly staff. Best Motel 6 I have ever scene. Thank you 😊"…"

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA
Motel 6 Des Moines, IA - North
2 out of 5
4940 NE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $49 per night

Situated in Des Moines, this eco-friendly motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Iowa State Capitol Building, Wells Fargo Arena, and Iowa Events Center. Greater Des ...

2.6/5 (292 reviews)

"I really like the staff here they are very awesome"…"

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Motel 6 Des Moines, IA - North
Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East
2 out of 5
3225 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA
Free Cancellation
The price is $56 per night

Situated in Altoona, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Outlets of Des Moines and Adventureland. Iowa State Fairgrounds and Wells Fargo Arena are also within ...

2.7/5 (776 reviews)
Great Place to Stay

"This motel was.by far 160% better then the one over on NE 14th staff if very friendly, polite and helpful really enjoyed our stay here and will stay.again"…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East
Red Roof Inn Des Moines
1.5 out of 5
5020 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $53 per night

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 Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events ...

3/5 (191 reviews)

"Pam at the front desk was friendly and very helpful. She helped us figure out the remote for the tv and gave us directions to a store we wanted to visit."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Red Roof Inn Des Moines
Windsor Court
2.5 out of 5
6500 Hickman Rd, Windsor Heights, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $49 per night

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 ...

2.8/5 (100 reviews)

"Loved staying very good service. Was able to be com"…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

Windsor Court
Covered Bridge Inn
2.5 out of 5
1312 Cedar Bridge Rd., Winterset, IA
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The price is $79 per night

Situated in Winterset, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of The Winterset Stage, Madison County Courthouse, and John Wayne Birthplace Museum. Clark Tower is 2.1 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (224 reviews)

"Manager very nice, room was very clean, right at the covered bridges. Would stay again"…"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2020

Covered Bridge Inn
Cozy Rest Motel
2 out of 5
2316 Southeast 14th Street, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $70 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Principal Park, Wells Fargo Arena, and Des Moines Civic Center. Iowa Events Center is 2.7 mi (4.4 ...

3.8/5Good! (442 reviews)

"The shower wss really nice and big clean looked nee"…"

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2020

Cozy Rest Motel
Econo Lodge Urbandale-Northwest Des Moines
1.5 out of 5
10841 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $50 per night

Situated in Urbandale, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pump It Up, Greenbelt Trail, and Living History Farms. Clive Aquatic Center and Valley West Mall are ...

2.8/5 (112 reviews)
Good

"Good"…"

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2019

Econo Lodge Urbandale-Northwest Des Moines
Apple Tree Inn
2.5 out of 5
1215 North Jefferson Way, Indianola, IA
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The price is $69 per night

Situated in Indianola, this motel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Blank Park Zoo, Science Center of Iowa, and Iowa State Capitol Building. Wells Fargo Arena and Greater ...

4/5Very Good! (132 reviews)

"When we came I to the room that we booked, it was so clean and it smelled very fresh. I was very surprised, the staff were also super nice and helpful. I will defiantly be coming back their"…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Apple Tree Inn
Quality Inn Indianola
2.5 out of 5
1701 N Jefferson St, Indianola, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $76 per night

Situated in the business district, this motel is in the same region as National Balloon Museum and Blank Park Zoo.

3.5/5Good! (202 reviews)

"No Truck and trailer parking. Only one place to eat with in walking distance."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2020

Quality Inn Indianola
Super 8 by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines Area
2 out of 5
5900 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $54 per night

Situated in Urbandale, this motel is 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Merle Hay Mall and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Pioneer Hi-Bred Headquarters. Drake University and Buccaneer ...

3.5/5Good! (175 reviews)
Missed my cup of coffee...

"Our stay was very pleasant overall. The hotel was in good shape overall although some of the smaller details were overlooked. There was dirt pushed into the corners of the bathroom floor and a coffee pot in the room but no coffee or tea."…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines Area
Edgetowner Motel
2.5 out of 5
804 Guthrie St, De Soto, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $50 per night

Situated in De Soto, this motel is 14.3 mi (23 km) from John Wayne Birthplace Museum and within 32 mi (52 km) of Living History Farms and Iowa State ...

2.7/5 (34 reviews)

"I was looking for a cheap place to shower and sleep in a nice neighborhood. I was so pleased, that I stayed an extra night. The owners were very polite and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

Edgetowner Motel
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Other property types in Des Moines

Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek
Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek
3 out of 5
295 64th Street, West Des Moines, IA
The price is $84 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (733 reviews)

"Staff were great. Room was clean and comfortable ."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek
Wildwood Lodge
Wildwood Lodge
3 out of 5
11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA
The price is $77 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,793 reviews)

"Very nice stay and a lot of character"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Wildwood Lodge
Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
2.5 out of 5
120 Sw Water St, Des Moines, IA
The price is $105 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (687 reviews)

"No pool, no fitness center, no breakfast. The room was a good layout, but the carpet in the room turned your feet black because it was so dirty. The balcony had spider webs all over it, and a water bottle filled with cigarette butts. Doesn't look like they ever clean the balcony."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
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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.) Airport 4.1 mi (6.7 km)

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