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The Perfect Stay With Downtown Close to Play!
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4.7/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
great location

"my wife and I stayed here for a weekend getaway and it worked perfectly. Located just off the interstate and easy access to everything downtown.everything was as advertised"…"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

The Perfect Stay With Downtown Close to Play!
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
3.5 out of 5
1.8 mi from Drake University
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $101 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
4.2/5Excellent! (676 reviews)

"It is a great hotel however there was one staff member on duty the entire day"…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2020

Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Charming Victorian Home Near Downtown
0.3 mi from Drake University
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5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Cute and comfy

"Had a great stay for 5 nights. We had everything we could have needed. Very clean. We especially enjoyed the big front porch and the weather was amazing!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Charming Victorian Home Near Downtown
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Stunning 2BR Apt w/Downtown Views! Pet Friendly!
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4.4/5Excellent! (8 reviews)
Home away from home

"Works great for us as we are working in des moines during the week. Made us feel like we had a home away from the home."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Stunning 2BR Apt w/Downtown Views! Pet Friendly!
Gorgeous Home With Sauna Sleeps 7
0.9 mi from Drake University
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5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
GREAT PLACE

"We really enjoyed the stay here. It was conveniently located to downtown and accommodations was fantastic. Will defiantly book again when we come to the Des Moines area."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Gorgeous Home With Sauna Sleeps 7
Charming 4 Bedroom Home With Beautiful Backyard
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5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
North of Grand

"Excellent location for my needs (father at Mercy Hospital) - needing to be close to hospital. Backyard (fenced in) was a Godsend with 20 degree temps. Jackie was great to communicate with😊"…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Charming 4 Bedroom Home With Beautiful Backyard
Get a Little Slice of Downtown Des Moines!
1.3 mi from Drake University
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3.5/5Good! (6 reviews)
Filthy

"Property was not well kept. Empty condom box in the dresser drawer. Dirty towels under the bed. Kitchen was poorly stocked and the refrigerator barely kept food cool. Peeling paint in the bathroom. Kitchen garbage can reeked. Outside dining area was disgusting. Moldy coffee grounds left in the coffee ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Get a Little Slice of Downtown Des Moines!
Holiday Inn Express Des Moines
2.5 out of 5
0.4 mi from Drake University
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The price is $90 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
4/5Very Good! (525 reviews)
close to campus

"Close to Drake Univ campus. Sheets were clean and fresh."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Des Moines
Large Modern 4 Bedroom Home Downtown
1.2 mi from Drake University
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4.8/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Girls Weekend

"This home is on point! Clean, comfy, darling and was just perfect for our 6 person getaway! Thanks so much!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Large Modern 4 Bedroom Home Downtown
Stunning 4BR Apt W/downtown Views! Pet Friendly!
Comfortable Stay in Historic Sherman Hill
Cozy Apartment With Nice View
0.9 mi from Drake University
The price is $68 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Cozy Apartment With Nice View
Adorable Bungalow Close to Drake
4 Queen Sized Beds Located Well to Eat, Sleep, Breathe Downtown Des Moines!
3.4/5 (10 reviews)
We endured it!

"vrbo should have someone inspect this property. The instructions for the lock/key box are terrible [we would not have gotten in if the upstairs rents hadn't given us instructions!] It's difficult to gain access with luggage, etc., then one must enter through a sleeping area. There is a small elevated ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

4 Queen Sized Beds Located Well to Eat, Sleep, Breathe Downtown Des Moines!
Historic Sherman Hill Iconic Building
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
3.5 out of 5
1.8 mi from Drake University
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $93 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
4.5/5Wonderful! (443 reviews)

"Very clean, friendly staff And it was a very comfortable room"…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2021

Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Sculpture Park Apts by Frondesk
3.5 out of 5
1.2 mi from Drake University
The price is $79 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Sculpture Park Apts by Frondesk
Charming 1bd/1ba + Pool/spa - Downtown Des Moines
Airy 1bd/1ba + City Views - Downtown Des Moines
Dreamy 1bd/1ba + Jacuzzi - Downtown Des Moines
The price is $100 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Dreamy 1bd/1ba + Jacuzzi - Downtown Des Moines
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Drake University is located in an area of Des Moines known for its lively festivals. Des Moines is home to 52 hotels and other accommodations, so you can find something that's perfect for your stay.

Staying Near Drake University

Choose from 6 hotels and other accommodations within a mile of Drake University, including these options:

Things to See and Do Near Drake University

After you've visited Drake University, you can explore the sights within a couple miles of the area.

Study the collections at Des Moines Art Center, World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, or Science Center of Iowa. Explore notable local landmarks like Terrace Hill, 801 Grand, and The Temple for Performing Arts. You can watch performances at Des Moines Community Playhouse, Hoyt Sherman Place, and Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater if you're interested in local theater.

Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events Center are both worth a visit while you're checking out the area. Spend some time checking out Adventureland, which is 8.8 mi (14.1 km) from Drake University, or make a stop by Des Moines Civic Center, located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

Frequently asked questions

What's the area like around Drake University?
Drake University is located in an area of Des Moines known for its lively festivals. If you’re looking for a convenient place to stay, check out the 13 hotels and other accommodations you’ll find within a mile.
What's the best hotel to stay close to Drake University?
Adjacent to Drake University, Home2 Suites by Hilton Des Moines at Drake University is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers free breakfast and an indoor pool. Another good option is Holiday Inn Express Des Moines, located just 0.4 mi (0.6 km) away.
How many hotels are there near Drake University?
Expedia has 13 hotels and other accommodations within a mile from Drake University.
If I need to cancel the hotel reservation for my stay near Drake University, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before check in. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to get the best deals available near Drake University.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip in the area near Drake University?
To access more information about rescheduling or cancelling your stay near Drake University, head over to our customer service page.
What can I see and do near Drake University?
You’ll want to browse the collections at Des Moines Art Center, Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and Science Center of Iowa. Some landmarks that you won’t want to miss include Salisbury House, Walnut Street Bridge, and Terrace Hill. You can check out the local talent at Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines Community Playhouse, and The Temple for Performing Arts.

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