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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 $44 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

Situated in West Des Moines, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Jordan Creek Town Center, UnityPoint Health - Methodist West Hospital, and Mercy Medical Center ...

3.6/5Good! (984 reviews)

"The receptionist, Mark, was exceptionally nice during check in. The room was clean, area was quiet, and overall a safe and comfortable experience."…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA
Motel 6 Des Moines, IA - North
2 out of 5
4940 NE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $56 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

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

2.6/5 (321 reviews)
Nice!

"Friendly, easy, comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Motel 6 Des Moines, IA - North
Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East
2 out of 5
3225 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA
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The price is $50 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17

Situated in Altoona, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Outlets of Des Moines, Adventureland, and Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. Iowa State Fairgrounds ...

2.7/5 (870 reviews)

"The property is a bit run down, but clean and laid out nicely. I'm sure in it's day it was fabulous. The staff was very polite and helpful. There's about every fast food place you can think of within a mile and even a smoke house steak restaurant. The lobby has several vending machines with actual ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East
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Red Roof Inn Des Moines
2 out of 5
5020 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $58 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18

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 ...

3.1/5 (220 reviews)

"From the front desk to the parking, TV was excellent extremely clean and letting our pup stay for free!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Red Roof Inn Des Moines
Econo Lodge Urbandale-Northwest Des Moines
2.5 out of 5
10841 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA
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The price is $49 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17

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 (121 reviews)
Hood hotel

"Not the.most comfortable beds but thry weren't hottible. Customer service was good"…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Econo Lodge Urbandale-Northwest Des Moines
Cozy Rest Motel
2 out of 5
2316 Southeast 14th Street, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $60 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16

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! (449 reviews)

"Fantastic clean and well priced hotel. It was a great deal."…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2020

Cozy Rest Motel
Edgetowner Motel
2.5 out of 5
804 Guthrie St, De Soto, IA
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The price is $40 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17

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 ...

2.8/5 (45 reviews)
Nice

"Nice"…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

Edgetowner Motel
Windsor Court
2.5 out of 5
6500 Hickman Rd, Windsor Heights, IA
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The price is $49 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17

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 (116 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 $89 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17

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! (263 reviews)

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Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Covered Bridge Inn
Super 8 by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines Area
2 out of 5
5900 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA
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The price is $48 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated in Urbandale, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Merle Hay Mall, Pioneer Hi-Bred Headquarters, and IHS-Iowa Health Systems. Drake University and Buccaneer ...

3.4/5Good! (179 reviews)

"Clean, friendly staff. Would visit again and recommend this place to everyone. Close to restaurants and gas stations."…"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines Area
Broadway Motel
2 out of 5
5100 Hubbell Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $50 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17

Situated in Des Moines, this motel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Adventureland and within 9 mi (15 km) of Iowa State Fairgrounds and Iowa State Capitol Building. Wells ...

2.4/5 (83 reviews)
clean

"Clean"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Broadway Motel
Palace Inn
2.5 out of 5
6215 Northeast 14th Street, Des Moines, IA
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The price is $55 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17

Situated in Des Moines, this motel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Woodland Hills Golf Course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Margo Frankel Woods State Park and Des Moines Area ...

2.7/5 (14 reviews)
Comfortable enough for thecost

"Not sure why it had an 8 rating. Although it was clean, it is very old, didn't provide shampoo, and the internet didn't work. They also had no record of my reservation. However, it was clean and comfortable enough for the cost."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Palace Inn
Relax Inn
2 out of 5
4144 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA
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Situated in Des Moines, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Grand View Golf Course, Adventureland, and Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. Outlets of Des Moines ...

3.3/5 (16 reviews)
not good

"worst stay ever"…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2017

Relax Inn
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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Des Moines West/Jordan Creek

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Des Moines West/Jordan Creek

3 out of 5
125 South 68th Street, West Des Moines, IA
The price is $75 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17
4.6/5Wonderful! (422 reviews)

"Trash piled up for 2 days in the hall on 4th floor by elevator"…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Des Moines West/Jordan Creek
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 from Jan 16 to Jan 17
4.5/5Wonderful! (888 reviews)

"I stayed at the Hyatt Hotel it was very clean comfortable and welcoming rooms were spectacular clean beds bathrooms was magnificent I would recommend anyone to stay there and definitely I’ll be going back soon"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Des Moines West

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Des Moines West

2.5 out of 5
7225 Vista Dr, West Des Moines, IA
The price is $76 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17
4.4/5Excellent! (992 reviews)

"Easy access to food and local shopping centers. Easy walking areas for my dog!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Des Moines West
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West Des Moines Motels for the Frugal Traveler

In the larger Des Moines area, there are 17 low-cost motels among more than 160 hotels and other accommodations. When you pick one of these cheaper accommodations, there might not be abundant amenities like you'd find at a traditional hotel but you'll save more cash for your trip.

By saving on your room price, you can enjoy all that West Des Moines has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines, as well as Des Moines Art Center and Salisbury House in the area.

Fun fact: The word "motel" was coined in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel. Often just a story or two, motel properties usually have exterior corridors overlooking the parking lot or an outdoor pool.

Below are some of our customers' top motels to choose from in the larger area:

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.
  • Central West Des Moines is 15.1 mi (24.2 km) away

Red Roof Inn Des Moines

  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour business center, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
  • Located 10 mi (16 km) from the heart of West Des Moines

Village Inn Motel Des Moines

  • Central West Des Moines is 9.4 mi (15.1 km) away
  • A restaurant, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay.

Motel 6 Des Moines IA

  • 9.9 mi (15.9 km) from the heart of West Des Moines
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Things to Do in West Des Moines

In this family-friendly area, enjoy its scenic riverfront and top-notch restaurants while you're sightseeing. People who've visited West Des Moines have good things to say about its shops, theater scene, and live music.

Here are favorite places in and around West Des Moines:

  • Jordan Creek Town Center
  • Des Moines Art Center
  • Salisbury House

Enjoy nature with a stop at:

  • Raccoon River Park
  • Walnut Woods State Park

You'll find these family-friendly sights in the area:

  • Blank Park Zoo
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Adventureland

Best Time to Visit West Des Moines

Determine the optimal time to visit West Des Moines by reviewing these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and December 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 West Des Moines and Around the Area

West Des Moines Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) Airport 7.8 mi (12.6 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to West Des Moines?
Because you’ll save on your room, you can enjoy all that West Des Moines has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines, as well as Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa State Fairgrounds in the area.
What is a motel?
At many motels, you’ll often find an outdoor pool and a free parking spot. When you stay at a motel property, you’ll usually access your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot. The word “motel” was coined in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel.
What are the best motels in West Des Moines?
Here you’ll find some of our customers’ top motels to book in the larger area. Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA: Stay within a short 7-minute drive of Jordan Creek Town Center. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Motel 6 Altoona, IA - Des Moines East: An indoor pool, free WiFi, and a free casino shuttle are available during your stay. Central West Des Moines is 15.1 mi (24.2 km) away. Red Roof Inn Des Moines: Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Located 10 mi (16 km) from the heart of West Des Moines. Motel 6 Des Moines, IA - North: 9.9 mi (15.9 km) from the heart of West Des Moines. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool and free WiFi, as well as room amenities like climate control.
What things can I to do in West Des Moines?
In this family-friendly area, enjoy its scenic riverfront and top-notch restaurants while you’re sightseeing. People who’ve visited West Des Moines have good things to say about its shops, theater scene, and live music. Favorite places in and around West Des Moines include Jordan Creek Town Center, Wells Fargo Arena, and Iowa State Fairgrounds. Enjoy nature with a stop at Raccoon River Park and Walnut Woods State Park. You’ll find these family-friendly sights in the area: Adventureland, Blank Park Zoo, and Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park.
What's the seasonal weather like in West Des Moines?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in West Des Moines to help you plan yours. 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, April, November, and October, with each month seeing an average of 7 inches of snowfall.
What are my options for getting around West Des Moines when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about local transportation options in West Des Moines to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM), which is located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) away from the city center. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.