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Belton, Missouri
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Front desk was very helpful with giving us information on the restaurant next door, we had a king room that was very large & a wonderful breakfast, with fresh made pancakes, sausage, bacon, biscuits & gravy. We have no complaints, room was clean, bed was comfortable, food good & kept fresh.

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ExpressDrake, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University, responded to this review

We appreciate the kind review and are very pleased you had a wonderful stay with us. We hope your future destinations will also be pleasant for you.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Graduation weekend stay. Excellent staff and service. They went the extra mile when we had a family emergency at home and had to check out a day early. Helped us find the nearest bus station to send a relative home. Have stayed her over a dozen times over the past 4 years. Great every time and would recommend to others....

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ExpressDrake, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback regarding your stays with us over the past 4 years. We hope everything turned out the best regarding your family emergency. To all the graduating students and their families it has been a pleasure having all of you as our guests over the years. Good luck to all in their future endeavors.

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I really enjoyed staying here in the Holiday Inn and wish I could have stayed longer actually. It is one of the few quiet hotels that is near Des Moines that you don't hear constant freeway traffic. Made me feel like I was in San Francisco again only it was Des Moines. Des Moines is a pretty cool hip town...

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ExpressDrake, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University, responded to this review

We appreciate the wonderful feedback TripReviewer243! It was a pleasure having you as our guest as we strive to make certain each guest receives as much enjoyment from their stay with us as possible. It appears you were indeed able to enjoy your time around Drake University as well as Des Moines. Take care and we hope to see you...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Staff very nice and place clean; breakfast huge and served for long time 6.30 am to 10.30 am. Available coffee all day in rooms and at the lobby. Complementary cockies at the front desk after 4 pm. Spacious rooms and nice restaurants within a walking distance.

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ExpressDrake, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words Claudiolax. We are thrilled you experienced such a wonderful stay with us!

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Nice room, good breakfast, Drake neighborhood. It felt like we were in a residential neighborhood! Right at the edge of the campus. Easy to get to anything in Des Moines from here. Efficient staff. Cute little diner right next door.

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ExpressDrake, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback Becky K. Our location is certainly unique and sets us apart from most other hotels in Des Moines. We are glad our location worked so well for you. We hope to see you again!

Stillwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

My son and I stayed here on a college tour visit. The staff was friendly and room was clean. Unfortunately we had a really clogged shower drain. I was standing in 8" of water by the time my shower finished and then it took a good 25 minutes for the water to drain. The staff at the front desk seemed...

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ExpressDrake, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback regarding your stay with us Karen835. We truly apologize for the inconvenience that you experienced with the clogged drain. This issue was addressed but that is not something you should have had to deal with. We hope the rest of your stay and visit went well for you and your son.

Dubuque, Iowa
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Clean rooms, helpful staff and nice breakfast. Stayed only one night but I would stay again. It was an easy drive from the zoo and to Iowa cubs game. Neighborhood felt safe. Lots of options for restaurants in the area.

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ExpressDrake, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback WittyWatson! We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We take pride in providing exceptional customer service to all of our guests so we truly appreciate the knid words regarding our staff. Safe travels to your next destination.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 January 2016

A good choice for an economical hotel in Des Moines that has a convenient location, clean and quiet room, easy and free parking, and friendly staff. We stayed there for five days. The building is actually quite attractive with a nice inner courtyard. The free breakfast has good coffee and juice, yogurt etc. to get you started on the day....

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ExpressDrake, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback Elizabeth regarding your stay with us. We are extremely pleased that you found our property to be ideal for you. Hopefully you stay with us again when it isn't winter and you can enjoy our courtyard even more. Take care until then!

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express for a campus visit to Drake University. It was literally one block from campus and we easily walked to everything we needed. It is also adjacent to the little shops and restaurant by the campus. There was plenty of parking and there is a quaint diner next door for lunch. We had a...

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ExpressDrake, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University, responded to this review

We truly appreciate the wonderful feedback Jennie30. We are thrilled that our location was ideal for your travel needs. We look forward to your next visit should you be returning to the area.

Gillette, Wyoming
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Always nice to stay at the HIE. Choice of pillows, clean, quiet and easy on off to highways. Places to fuel up nearby and right back onto your travels. Always stay at HIE's when traveling! See you again... No I didn't get to see Ben Carson! Coffee hot and assorted continental breakfast items.

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ExpressDrake, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback Dawn K. We are thrilled you enjoyed every facet of your stay with us. We appreciate your loyalty to the brand, and look forward to seeing you again!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University

Address: 1140 24th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: €103 - €161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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“We stayed in Room 207 with a view of a small courtyard (nice) but also looks directly across the courtyard to rooms on the other side.”
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