Kid & Family Friendly Resorts in Iowa

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Wildwood Lodge
Great for families

Wildwood Lodge

3 out of 5
11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA
The price is $94 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Clive Aquatic Center and within 9 mi (15 km) of Pump It Up and Wells Fargo Arena. Des Moines ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,558 reviews)
Families like: indoor pools, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"The staff here are very pleasant and inviting."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Wildwood Lodge
Sterling Hotel and Suites
Great for families

Sterling Hotel and Suites

3 out of 5
11428 Forest Ave, Clive, IA
The price is $69 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Clive Aquatic Center, Valley West Mall, and Mercy Medical Center West Lakes. UnityPoint ...
3.6/5 Good! (982 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, laundry
Travelers say...
"Looks like disneyworld"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Sterling Hotel and Suites
 Cabin on the Big Sioux River with a 100 acre wood.
Great for families

Cabin on the Big Sioux River with a 100 acre wood.

Larchwood, IA
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly cabin is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lake Alvin Beach, Lake Alvin Recreation Area, and Good Earth State Park at ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (195 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, skiing nearby, games and toys, washer and dryer
Third Time Booking!
"We love the setting, layout of the house -large gathering room; bedrooms and bathroom space for family groups, and beautiful scenery. Kevin is friendly and quick to answer any questions. Check in and check out went smoothly. We are already booked for next year!"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2021

Cabin on the Big Sioux River with a 100 acre wood.
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Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines
Great for families

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines

3 out of 5
5000 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA
Set in Urbandale, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Buccaneer Arena, Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, and Des Moines Community Playhouse. John ...
3.6/5 Good! (975 reviews)
Families like: indoor pools, waterpark, game room, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"Okay"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines
Western Inn
Great for families

Western Inn

2.5 out of 5
1842 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs, IA
The price is $63 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 1
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of RailsWest Railroad Museum, Caring For Our Communities In Southwest Iowa, and Methodist Jennie Edmundson ...
3.8/5 Good! (979 reviews)
Families like: indoor pools, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...
"We came, we slept, we left. We got our monies worth."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

Western Inn
Wasserbahn Waterpark Smock Hotel & Resort
Great for families

Wasserbahn Waterpark Smock Hotel & Resort

3 out of 5
2211 U Avenue, Williamsburg, IA
The price is $127 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
This family-friendly Williamsburg hotel is located in the historical district, 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from Tanger Outlets, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Amana Colonies ...
3.3/5 (807 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, free waterpark access, playground, miniature golf
Travelers say...
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Reviewed on Jul 31, 2021

Wasserbahn Waterpark Smock Hotel & Resort
Best Western Plus Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center
Great for families

Best Western Plus Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center

2.5 out of 5
3100 Dodge St, Dubuque, IA
The price is $114 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
This family-friendly Dubuque hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Kennedy Mall, University of Dubuque and Loras College. Five Flags Center ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (975 reviews)
Families like: indoor pools, game room, skiing nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"Loved the large room. Pool table and air hockey was awesome too"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Best Western Plus Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Council Bluffs, IA
Great for families

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Council Bluffs, IA

2.5 out of 5
17 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA
The price is $87 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
Situated in Council Bluffs, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mid-America Center and Horseshoe Council Bluffs. Ameristar Casino Hotel at Council Bluffs ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,054 reviews)
Families like: indoor pools, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...
"We always stay here on our way through. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Council Bluffs, IA
Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
Great for families

Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines Airport

2.5 out of 5
6221 Willow Creek Ave, Des Moines, IA
The price is $76 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
This family-friendly Des Moines hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Willow Creek Golf Club and Walnut Woods State Park. Raccoon River Park ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (970 reviews)
Families like: indoor pools, game room, extra beds/cribs, games and toys
Travelers say...
"The service is very professional and the hot breakfast was good"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2021

Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Waterloo, IA
Great for families

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Waterloo, IA

2.5 out of 5
4025 Hammond Ave, Waterloo, IA
The price is $96 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 11
Situated on the Strip, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of MercyOne Waterloo Pain Management, MercyOne Waterloo Podiatric Care, and MercyOne Waterloo Emergency ...
4/5 Very Good! (965 reviews)
Families like: pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"Is a nice property at a reasonable price. Was very quiet and I believe they made sure the rooms being used were separated."

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Waterloo, IA
SpringHill Suites Des Moines West
Great for families

SpringHill Suites Des Moines West

3 out of 5
1236 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
The price is $92 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Jordan Creek Town Center and within 9 mi (15 km) of Living History Farms and Des Moines Art Center. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (937 reviews)
Families like: indoor pools, kitchen, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...
"Nice and clean, friendly staff"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2021

SpringHill Suites Des Moines West
Adventureland Inn
Great for families

Adventureland Inn

2.5 out of 5
3200 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA
The price is $93 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Situated in Altoona, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Outlets of Des Moines. Adventureland and ...
3.9/5 Good! (277 reviews)
Families like: playground, game room, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"Great short stay, we were in a newly remodeled room. The staff and property were great."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Adventureland Inn
Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark
Great for families

Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

3.5 out of 5
350 Bell St, Dubuque, IA
The price is $119 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
This family-friendly Dubuque hotel is located on a river, steps from Grand River Center, Diamond Jo Casino, and Mississippi River. Five Flags Center and Loras ...
3.8/5 Good! (766 reviews)
Families like: pool, free waterpark access, game room, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"staff was fantastic, from check in, recreation manager and breakfast staff. Even Tony Romas staff pleasant considering how busy they were. All were customer focused. The rooms could use an upgrade but with such a family focus they take a beating. The waterpark was our draw and it is also showing ..."

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark
Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines
Great for families

Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines

3 out of 5
5505 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
The price is $99 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Situated in West Des Moines, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from West Glen Town Center and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Jordan Creek Town Center. MercyOne Mills Civic Express ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (961 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pools, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"Na"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Coralville, IA
Great for families

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Coralville, IA

2.5 out of 5
2571 Heartland Pl, Coralville, IA
The price is $56 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Situated in Coralville, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Coral Ridge Mall and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from University of Iowa. Carver-Hawkeye Arena and Kinnick Stadium ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (972 reviews)
Families like: indoor pools, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"It was nice and close to my daughter's new place. The staff was fantastic and the breakfasts were very, very good!"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Coralville, IA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Des Moines West, IA
Great for families

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Des Moines West, IA

3 out of 5
1350 Nw 118th St, Clive, IA
The price is $87 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mercy Medical Center West Lakes and UnityPoint Health - Methodist West Hospital. Clive Aquatic ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (974 reviews)
Families like: indoor pools, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"Close to food. Quiet room. Large pool and hot tub. Comfortable beds. Clean hotel. Homey feel. Wonderful stay."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Des Moines West, IA
Rathbun Lake, Deer Run Rental, & Fully Furnished Cabin!
Great for families

Rathbun Lake, Deer Run Rental, & Fully Furnished Cabin!

Moravia, IA
This family-friendly Moravia cabin is within 3 mi (5 km) of Rathbun Lake and Honey Creek State Park. Lake Sundown and Monroe County Historical Museum are also ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (125 reviews)
Families like: waterpark, kitchen, games and toys, washer and dryer
Excellent stay
"Property was comfortable, accommodating and clean. Enjoyed staying there and would stay again."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Rathbun Lake, Deer Run Rental, & Fully Furnished Cabin!
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines
Great for families

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines

2 out of 5
8711 Plum Dr, Urbandale, IA
The price is $68 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Situated in Urbandale, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from IHS-Iowa Health Systems and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Pioneer Hi-Bred Headquarters. Merle Hay Mall and Living ...
4/5 Very Good! (988 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"Rooms clean and spacious."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Council Bluffs/Omaha
Great for families

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Council Bluffs/Omaha

2 out of 5
2141 S 35th Street, Council Bluffs, IA
The price is $72 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mid-America Center and Horseshoe Council Bluffs. Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino and CHI Health ...
3.9/5 Good! (974 reviews)
Families like: indoor pools, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"The bed was comfy and the room was nice. But the phone did not work, so we couldn't call the desk. The internet was not accessible, after several tries we gave up."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Council Bluffs/Omaha
Ramada by Wyndham Ankeny
Great for families

Ramada by Wyndham Ankeny

3 out of 5
133 SE Delaware Avenue, Ankeny, IA
The price is $59 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Situated in Ankeny, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Otter Creek Golf Course, Des Moines Area Community College, and Ankeny Art Center. John Deere Des Moines ...
3.3/5 (964 reviews)
Families like: indoor pools, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...
"Very easy to pre-pay which made check in easy. Close enough to ISU for game day but far enough away to not be in all the partying after."

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2021

Ramada by Wyndham Ankeny
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