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Best West Des Moines Family Hotels

Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines
Great for families
3 out of 5
5505 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $85 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
4.7/5Exceptional! (980 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"A nice place to stay. We only stayed for 1 night. Just passing through on our way to Denver."

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2021

Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines
Sleep Inn & Suites West Des Moines near Jordan Creek
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
885 S 51st St, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $89 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
4.6/5Exceptional! (443 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"Bed and pillows were comfortable. Disappointed with the breakfast set-up. We stayed here one other time when they first opened, based on our room it shows more age than I would have expected. However, we would stay here again."

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Sleep Inn & Suites West Des Moines near Jordan Creek
Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines West
Great for families
3 out of 5
160 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $129 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
4.6/5Exceptional! (224 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, kitchen, outdoor tennis court, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"Staff was great very accomadating. She was very helpful and knowledable. Would stay here again"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2021

Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines West
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Hampton Inn & Suites West Des Moines/SW Mall Area
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
6160 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $99 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
4.6/5Wonderful! (413 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"We stayed in a small king suite. Our kids & granddaughter came to hang out with us & the extra space was perfect! The pool was nice & warm, the hottub was HOT, we didn't partake the breakfast so can't comment on that. But overall we thought this hotel was fabulous & we will syay here again next time ..."

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites West Des Moines/SW Mall Area
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Des Moines West/Jordan Creek
Great for families
3 out of 5
125 South 68th Street, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $82 per night from May 2 to May 3
4.6/5Wonderful! (446 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, kitchen, extra beds/cribs, free airport shuttle
Travelers say...
"The property extremely clean and staff were very polite"

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Des Moines West/Jordan Creek
Hampton Inn West Des Moines Lake Drive
Great for families
3 out of 5
7060 Lake Dr, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $94 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
4.5/5Wonderful! (969 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"Hampton Inns are always nice. Miss the hot breakfast hope it returns after the pandemic."

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Hampton Inn West Des Moines Lake Drive
Homewood Suites by Hilton West Des Moines/SW Mall Area
Great for families
3 out of 5
6620 Stagecoach Dr, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $143 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
4.5/5Wonderful! (293 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, kitchen, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Great Stay Every Time
"Best hotel in the area. Ceiling fan above the bed wins me over every time!"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton West Des Moines/SW Mall Area
Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek
Great for families
3 out of 5
295 64th Street, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $101 per night from May 2 to May 3
4.5/5Wonderful! (936 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"The staff was VERY friendly and quick to help with anything I needed. This was a business trip with about 9 different rooms and all accommodations were perfect. I would definitely stay at this hotel again and again."

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek
Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines West
Great for families
3 out of 5
205 South 64th Street, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $129 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
4.4/5Wonderful! (495 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...
"Nice place to stay"

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines West
The Rewind West Des Moines, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Great for families
4 out of 5
6075 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $110 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
4.4/5Wonderful! (449 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free airport shuttle, laundry
Travelers say...
"Beautiful space! Felt so clean, the amenities were great. I utilized the gym during my time and it had everything I needed for my stay!"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

The Rewind West Des Moines, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Courtyard Des Moines West/Jordan Creek
Great for families
3 out of 5
410 S 68th Street, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $94 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
4.4/5Wonderful! (614 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"Just a very nice pleasant stay"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2021

Courtyard Des Moines West/Jordan Creek
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Des Moines West
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
7225 Vista Dr, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $84 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
4.4/5Excellent! (988 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"Coffee machine in the room didnt work. Otherwise nothing outstandingly fancy and they had breakfast bags for people at the desk (covid safe). It suited all of our needs."

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2021

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Des Moines West
West Des Moines Marriott
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
1250 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $119 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
4.4/5Excellent! (992 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free airport shuttle, laundry
"Perfect" "would definitely recommend"
"Perfect, Stayed for 2 days while wife had surgery and the staff was so helpful. Hotel was very clean and the bar and restaurant food is very very good I would stay again the next time in Des Moines"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

West Des Moines Marriott
Staybridge Suites West Des Moines, an IHG Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
6905 Lake Dr, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $104 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
4.4/5Excellent! (289 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, bicycle rentals, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...
"This is our go to place when traveling back to Chicago from Colorado when we ski. Very comfortable."

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Staybridge Suites West Des Moines, an IHG Hotel
Sonesta Simply Suites Des Moines
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
7625 Office Plaza Dr N, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $89 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
4.2/5Excellent! (266 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, laundry
Wanted to cook dinner!
"We were getting tired of fast food so we chose Candlewood Suites so I could cook dinner. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to cook a steak dinner. After a quick trip to the excellent Hy-Vee Grocery store nearby we were all set. The room was clean, the bedding clean and comfortable. ..."

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Sonesta Simply Suites Des Moines
SpringHill Suites Des Moines West
Great for families
3 out of 5
1236 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $88 per night from May 2 to May 3
4.2/5Excellent! (872 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, kitchen, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...
"The hotel was very clean and modern. I really enjoyed the layout of the room with a tv/couch in a separate room than the bed. The only bad thing about our stay was the bed! It was extremely firm and very uncomfortable for my bad back. Other than that it was a great stay."

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

SpringHill Suites Des Moines West
Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
1800 50th St, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $93 per night from May 3 to May 4
4/5Very Good! (915 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, free airport shuttle, laundry
Travelers say...
"Pool area was very warm and heated but the actual water was pretty cold. My kids didn't want to stay in very long."

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel
Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA
2 out of 5
7655 Office Plaza Dr N, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $50 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
3.6/5Good! (984 reviews)
"Front office manager was very nice and helpful"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA
Extended Stay America - Des Moines - West Des Moines
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
2701 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $63 per night from May 10 to May 11
3.5/5Good! (522 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, laundry
Travelers say...
"Noisy heating system. Lots of doors slamming all night."

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2020

Extended Stay America - Des Moines - West Des Moines
Days Inn by Wyndham West Des Moines
Great for families
2 out of 5
1258 8th St, West Des Moines, IA
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The price is $49 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
3.1/5 (988 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...
"I like the pool and the non smoking and rooms were big"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham West Des Moines
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Where Should We Stay in West Des Moines?

If you've been thinking about a vacation with your kids, West Des Moines is a good choice. The entertainment, sporting events, and theaters are just a few things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Arrange a flight into Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), which is located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where you should stay in West Des Moines, you might want to consider one of the 22 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.

Families on vacation have good things to say about these accommodations:

Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines: Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free breakfast. Guests like the clean rooms at this 3-star hotel.

Holiday Inn & Suites Jordan Creek - Features an indoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. The overall comfort and clean rooms make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

Candlewood Suites Des Moines - Offers in-room kitchens, free parking, and laundry facilities. Guests like the comfy beds and clean rooms at this 2.5-star aparthotel.

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Des Moines West - Offers an indoor pool, free parking, and free breakfast. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 2.5-star hotel.

When Should We Visit West Des Moines?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use this information to plan when to pack up the kids and head to West Des Moines.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 84°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and November, with an average temperature of 17°F
  • Driest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average rainfall of 1.48 inches
  • Rainiest months: June, May, July, and August, with an average rainfall of 4.57 inches

What Should We See and Do in West Des Moines?

While you are visiting West Des Moines, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as Valley West Mall and Jordan Creek Town Center. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Des Moines Art Center, Salisbury House, and Science Center of Iowa.

West Des Moines is also well-known for its:
  • Shopping
  • Theater
  • Sports
  • Restaurants
  • Live music
  • Entertainment
  • Riverfront

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Frequently asked questions

What's West Des Moines like for family-friendly vacations?
If you’ve been thinking about a vacation with your kids, West Des Moines is a good choice. The entertainment, basketball games, and theaters are just a few things that make this an attractive place for families. Take to the air and fly into Des Moines International Airport (DSM), which is located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city center.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation in West Des Moines?
Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Des Moines - Jordan Creek, an IHG Hotel is a hotel with an indoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good choices for your family trip include Hampton Inn & Suites West Des Moines/SW Mall Area and Hampton Inn West Des Moines Lake Drive.
How many family-friendly hotels are there in West Des Moines?
Expedia has 22 hotels in West Des Moines that are perfect for families.
What's the weather like in West Des Moines?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 72°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 29°F. The snowiest months in West Des Moines are January, December, April, and October, with each month seeing an average of 11 inches of snowfall.
What's there to see and do with your family in West Des Moines?
Jordan Creek Town Center and West Glen Town Center are interesting attractions you and your family might enjoy exploring while you are staying in West Des Moines. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa State Fairgrounds, and Adventureland.