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Wildwood Lodge

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Room & Suite (17)
Dining (2)
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
The Wildwood Lodge Clive, a unique lodging experience, conveniently located in West Des Moines at University Avenue exit off Interstate 80/35. The Wildwood Lodge features indoor pool with a raised spa and a waterfall, all beneath a beautiful three-story atrium. No matter the reason for your visit, you will enjoy choosing from an extensive variety of room types. Thanks to our great staff and beautiful space, our hotel is a popular destination for family reunions, wedding groups and sports teams.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Full view
62Somewhat walkable
Grade: 62 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
Reviews & more
54Room tips
Traveller rating
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Popular mentions
I stay at this hotel twice a month for business. It is my choice to always stay at the Wildwood for several reasons. This hotel is unique in that if offers an outdoor fire pit to wind down on a nice evening. Indoors is just a cozy with a large fireplace and lodge decor. The
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Response from Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Wildwood Lodge
Responded 6 days ago
Hi Michelle, thank you for your amazing review and recommendation. We are so thrilled to hear that your stay always exceeds expectations. We hope to see you again next time!
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We stayed here for one night after reading the reviews. It feels more like a ski lodge than a hotel with all the Woods Decor. We had a comfortable room with queen bed and plenty of room in bathroom. We didn’t use pool and hot tub area. The free breakfast buffet had hot choices
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Response from MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Wildwood Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the great review! We're pleased that you enjoyed everything about your experience at our cozy, Northwood's themed retreat - from the room to our hot breakfast items. We hope the next time you stay at the Wildwood Lodge you'll be able to take advantage of our pool & spa as well!
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We had a two queen room for a one night stay while we drove from Denver to Chicago. What a nice surprise this hotel was! For about the same price as many chain hotels, this place went above and beyond. Really nice pool and hot tub, spacious room, great hot breakfast, and we were
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Response from Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Wildwood Lodge
Responded 26 Nov 2018
We're so pleased to see that you love the Wildwood Lodge and took advantage of everything our boutique hotel has to offer! Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review :) We look forward to you staying with us again and hope you travel safe!
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When my girlfriend first told me about the Wildwood Lodge I was leery as it was not one of many well-known chains I’m used to staying in. By the time our weekend at the Wildwood was finished, it was hard to leave. The building is so welcoming, from its decor, staff and all the
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Response from Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Wildwood Lodge
Responded 20 Nov 2018
Hi Jim! Thank you for taking a chance on our Northwoods-themed boutique hotel, we're so happy to hear that you loved our home away from home. While we too, were sad to see you leave, we look forward to you staying with us again for your family gathering in 2019!
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This is a lodging spot that can at times be above my budget, but Hotels.com got me a good deal and it has been excellent. The front desk people have been genuinely helpful and welcoming. Special accolades to JEN... she helped me extend my stay, fix the clothes dryer and my
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Response from MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Wildwood Lodge
Responded 16 Nov 2018
Hello, thank you for all of your wonderful feedback and 5-star review! We are so pleased to hear you had a clean and comfortable stay at Wildwood. We will pass along your compliments to Jen. We hope you choose to stay with us again soon!
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Peeling wallpaper
Noisy window unit
I don't know about shuttle. Breakfast starts at 7 am.
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Sorry, I don't know about this service, since I didn't need to use it.
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6 am - I know that's correct because we left by 7 for a ball tournament (unless they started breakfast early since more than one team was staying there).
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Yes they do, we had one the last time we stayed, it was very nice and nice lighting. We were surprised as we hadn't asked , they upgraded us!
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what is minimum check in age?
I have never asked that question as I am a senior but most hotels are either 18 or 21. You have to call the hotel for that information Thank you so much for asking
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"I have been in several rooms and they are all great!"
"Elevator makes all rooms accessible."
"I have no ideas to help new travelers."
"I would say nothing."
"highest floor"
US$88 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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