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Wildwood Lodge

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#3 of 8 Hotels in Clive
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family travels a lot and stays in Des Moines three to four times a year. I am glad we only stayed for one night. The beds are horrible. I think I may have slept four hours. The wobbly night stand was falling off the wall, not to mention three screws were totally exposed. The bath tub surround had an...

Thank Todd D
Anne C, Brand Manager at Wildwood Lodge, responded to this review

Todd - Thank you for choosing Wildwood Lodge. We are sorry your stay was only worth 2 stars, we strive to give each guest a great stayWe do offer a large continental breakfast and try to have more than just an average breakfast offered by the usual hotels. Can you tell us what room you stayed in so we can...

Rock Island, Illinois
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We visited for a couple days away for my husbands birthday. We love this hotel. The staff is so friendly. The morning breakfast is super with fresh food constantly being put out. The rooms were clean, quiet and cozy. We love the rustic atmosphere. Large hot tub area so you don't feel like you have to wait for someone to...

1Thank mbztoy2
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Hutchinson, Kansas
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This was a great place to stay for a business trip. Included a refrigerator in the room. Soaps and lotions were in dispensers. Breakfast was great. Comfortable lobby with fireplace. They were doing some construction/remodeling during the day but it didn't bother us in the evening or at night. It has several restaurants within walking distance.

1Thank Jennifer W
Lena, Illinois
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay. Very unique, definitely not a cookie cutter type of hotel. My room as well as the lobby was outdoor themed, mostly fishing themed. Beautiful building. Breakfast was fantastic. It was a freshly cooked hot breakfast with several choices. I'd definitely stay here again.

1Thank June H
Cedar Rapids, IA
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Cool little hotel right off the interstate. Room was comfortable, but not over the top. First time I have ever seen a molded walk-in shower in a hotel, but it worked. A little hard to get shower to right temperature. Décor was really cool throughout the place. I really liked that the lobby had a front and rear entrance to...

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Anne C, Brand Manager at Wildwood Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ZebraRef1 (love the username) Thank you for giving us a try and for the perfect 5 star rating you gave us. We hope you will stay again next time you are in the area.

United States
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The Northwoods theme is cute, but that's really the only special thing about this motel. No Kleenex tissues in the room - how stingy! And, in 2017, any lodging that doesn't have a power outlet on the headboard or either side of the bed gets BIG BOOS from me! Haven't they heard of smartphones and tablets?! I won't be back....

Thank CrossgarDown
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our short stay at Wildwood Lodge and we are excited to stay again on our next trip through! We enjoyed the fun atmosphere, affordable price, clean comforts, and great breakfast! Next time, we will be sure to stay long enough to enjoy the pool too.

1Thank Stephanie N
Breckenridge, Colorado
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Northwoods theme adds charm to this hotel. The rooms are big and very nicely decorated. Beds are comfortable. Breakfast is absolutely delicious. So many choices, so fresh, so little time. Staff is always helpful. Easy on and off I80 in Des Moines (Clive), Iowa

2Thank mtnwinegirl
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I stayed here twice in the last week - the first time due to the excellent reviews, the second time because I was on my way back home and it was late and familiar. The place is more unique than a regular hotel, with the lodge decor, and the lobby is cozy. The front desk staff was nice & helpful....

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 4 January 2017

2nd time to stay at this hotel. It's gimmic is they are a Lodge out west. Great overkill in this. Had to complain to the desk 2 different times with kids running around. Beds are little, ok alot, hard. but they are ok to sleep on.

Thank Lee K

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wildwood Lodge

Address: 11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA 50325
Region: United States > Iowa > Clive
Price Range: $134 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wildwood Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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“Our room was right around the corner from the elevator and our room was quiet. Normally a room by an elevator is so noisy.”
mbztoy2, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you are traveling with pets - make sure you tell them before checking in.”
mtnwinegirl, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Have 4-5 poolside rooms. Little bit more on the cost though. Have to book it at time of order.”
774leek, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had the last single bed room available and it had a jucuzzi, that was nice even though we did not have time to use it.”
688pennyg, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you need a refrigerator, request one when you make your reservation.”
rdna5, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
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