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Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA
Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA
2 out of 5
7655 Office Plaza Dr N, West Des Moines, IA, 50266
  • 1 hour drive from Iowa State University
The price is $66 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7
Stay at this motel in West Des Moines. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,001 reviews)
Complacent
"The cleanliness of the room was very exceptional. I appreciate the world class service of this Motel 6 location."

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown
Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown
3.5 out of 5
101 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA, 50309
  • 1 hour drive from Iowa State University
The price is $130 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Des Moines. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,003 reviews)
"Shower was amazing"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Stoney Creek Hotel Des Moines - Johnston
Stoney Creek Hotel Des Moines - Johnston
2.5 out of 5
5291 Stoney Creek Court, Johnston, IA, 50131
  • 1 hour drive from Iowa State University
The price is $94 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Johnston. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,004 reviews)
"Property was beautiful. Rooms very clean. Breakfast was delicious"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Wildwood Lodge
Wildwood Lodge
3 out of 5
11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA, 50325
  • 1 hour drive from Iowa State University
The price is $129 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Clive. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,401 reviews)
"Our stay was terrific! The check in/out process was quick and hassle free. The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and hands down the best hospitality I have had in a long time. The complimentary breakfast that is offered is great (scrambled eggs, biscuits/gravy, waffles, pastries, and more). ..."

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines
La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines
2.5 out of 5
1785 11th Street NW, Altoona, IA, 50009
  • 1 hour drive from Iowa State University
The price is $67 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Altoona. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (900 reviews)
"Had a very comfortable stay. Pet friendly was a bonus for us. When we first went to our room, we found it hadn’t been cleaned at all. We went back to the front desk and she immediately gave us a new room that was great. Staff was friendly, building was newly remodeled, pet area was nice and maintained, ..."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center at Iowa State University
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center at Iowa State University
3 out of 5
2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, IA, 50014
  • 4 min drive from Iowa State University
The price is $99 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Ames. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"Would like a site for iPhone cord as I forgot my block."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

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, 50266
  • 1 hour drive from Iowa State University
The price is $93 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in West Des Moines. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
Great service
"The room was really old. Hotels.com let us book a room and when we got there, they didn't have a room for us. They graciously upgraded us but the bathroom door was really dirty. The tub needed some work, too. It wasn't horrible, just sub-par. The people working there have great customer service skills, ..."

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Hotel Fort Des Moines, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hotel Fort Des Moines, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
1000 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA, 50309
  • 1 hour drive from Iowa State University
The price is $150 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Des Moines. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Popular attractions The Temple for Performing Arts and Des Moines ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (269 reviews)
"LOVED this hotel!"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Adventureland Inn
Adventureland Inn
2.5 out of 5
3200 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA, 50009
  • 1 hour drive from Iowa State University
The price is $107 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 4
Stay at this hotel in Altoona. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.8/5 Good! (497 reviews)
Oktoberfest
"We stayed at this hotel for annual Oktoberfest event. Hotel was surprisingly quiet. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Would recommend event and others hotel to others! Thank you!"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
2 out of 5
1901 Hackley Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50315
  • 1 hour drive from Iowa State University
The price is $77 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Des Moines. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,003 reviews)
"Desk person very nice & efficient"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
2.5 out of 5
120 Sw Water St, Des Moines, IA, 50309
  • 1 hour drive from Iowa State University
The price is $148 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 14
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Des Moines. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Easy check in! Great staff! Great room!"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Surety Hotel
Surety Hotel
4 out of 5
206 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309
  • 1 hour drive from Iowa State University
The price is $179 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Des Moines. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (327 reviews)
Very clean
"Fantastic hotel. Very clean, which is what we were looking for. Will be back."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

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Is it safe to travel to Central Iowa now?

With recent COVID-19 closures and reopenings, many people are wondering, “Is it safe to travel to Central Iowa right now?” When it’s time to book your getaway, be sure to check out the most up-to-date information on all safety measures, any restrictions, and guidance on traveling during the coronavirus pandemic.

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