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Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University

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1140 24th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4309 See on map
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All reviews hi express college tour pancake machine room was clean free breakfast would stay here again nice breakfast nice size lobby area state fair oatmeal campus hie mars downtown ingersoll computers
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised that the hotel was very nice. The location next to Drake University was ideal for a conference there. The room was spacious with a sliding door opening onto a courtyard. Microwave and refrigerator. Nice amenities. There was a small business center...More

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Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 2 weeks ago

We are thrilled you were able to enjoy all of our amenities during your stay with us. Thank you for the complimentary feedback. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here before and would stay here again. It is a great location as our son goes to Drake and you can walk right to the campus. We stayed here for his White Coat Ceremony and didn't have to worry about parking at...More

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Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your stay at our property and the kind words regarding your stay with us. We are pleased you had an outstanding experience while staying with us. You are correct our location is ideal for anyone visiting Drake University. Thank you again and...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Nice hotel. Really great breakfast including yummy cinnamon rolls! Good selection of food. Beds were clean and comfortable. Not fancy but rooms are good size and clean. The pancake machine was a hit too!!

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Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for the outstanding feedback regarding your stay with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at our property. Safe travels to your next destination.

Reviewed 4 June 2018

The staff were friendly and helpful. The Hotel is keep good condition. The rooms are good size and quite. The bathroom is also a good size and clean. No Pool. The parking lot is a nice size. The breakfast is pretty standard. The Drake dinner...More

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Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 5 June 2018

We are very pleased you had an enjoyable experience at our property. Thank you for your stay with us and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Not bad I wouldn’t consider it down town. And what the hell we hadn’t checked out and I think it must’ve been housekeeping walked in when we were still here lieing in bed watching tv. We were going to wait til closer to check out...More

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Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for your possible stay with us and the valuable feedback. We are located approximately 5 minutes from downtown Des Moines and right next to Drake University. There is another Holiday Inn Express Downtown who is located approximately 2 minutes from downtown Des Moines....More

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Greetings from Des Moines, Iowa, home of the Drake Bulldogs and Drake Relays. Holiday Inn Express at Drake is at the heart of this city's renaissance neighborhood and ideally located right on campus. Seconds away are the Knapp Center, and Drake Stadium. Dining is available next door at the retro-themed favorite, Drake Diner. Follow your meal with an independent film a jaunt away at the Varsity Movie Theatre. Come visit the campus, the community, and us; we'll make you feel at home.Plenty of entertainment awaits off campus as well. Attractions include Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino, Adventureland Amusement Park, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Principal Park, and Blank Park Zoo. Also nearby are the Civic Center, Convention Complex, Veterans Auditorium, Hy-Vee Hall and Wells Fargo Arena. We are moments from the Historical Building of Iowa, the State Capital, Living History Farms, Terrace Hill, Salisbury Mansion and Hoyt Sherman Place. Centrally situated among all of the Metro's retail districts --- four major malls, many boutiques and antique shops. Seasonal attractions are plentiful and near. Other areas of interest include The East Village, Historic Valley Junction and Downtown Court Avenue District, where nightlife is at its best. Free Wireless Internet available in all guest rooms and public areas. Whether it is business or pleasure that brings you our way, our team is ready to serve you!

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US$121 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"No opinion"
22 Apr 2018
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"All rooms are good. Hotel is on a quiet, tree-lined street in an urban neighborhood."
21 Sep 2017
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"Room 219 is next to the workout room."
20 Aug 2017
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"A good location: close to downtown and restaurants. Terrible service lately."
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