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Wildwood Lodge

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The good: Staff was very friendly at checkin. They had chips & salsa in the common area around 5:00. The woman at the front said they did this on weekdays. Plenty of breakfast options. Waffles, eggs with cheese & ham mixed in, fresh fruit, real oatmeal w/all the fixings... We had a poolside room. It's definitely a bit noisy, but...

Thank Michelle S
Bedford Iowa
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This was a last minute choice, and I usually stay at two other places when in the area. This was an excellent choice. The price was right, they keep the property top notch clean, and the service was friendly, made you feel so welcome. They go out of their way to accommodate you any way they can. THe breakfast was...

Thank Joseph And Penn... G
Sarcoxie, Missouri
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This was the first time we had stayed here and were well pleased. The front desk attendants were very friendly and very helpful. Our room had the North woods décor including four boat paddles on our wall. The room was large and the bed very comfortable. We used the hot tub and pool. The temperature of the pool was perfect....

Thank Rita W
West Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Beautiful lodge with a northwest woods feel to enjoy an outstanding breakfast. Front desk superb, helpful in every respect. Rave reviews for the rooms. Location close to interstates yet set in an almost woodsy area. Highly recommend.

Thank pnttz
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Great, price, ammenities, location and room! Front desk helpfull. Breakfast good. Free drink ticket. Clean with pitchy North woofs decor. Great for kids or business. Nice pool and work out room. I have nothing more to ad.

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This lodge is beautiful. We felt we were in a huge log cabin. We swam in the pool, played board games in the lobby, and even walked across the street to get pie. It was close to restaurants and the highway. The breakfast was delicious and included many options. The only interesting situation we had was that we asked for...

1Thank Eoyore
Caledonia, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This was a stop over for us. The room was very large with plenty of room for all 5 of us to stretch out from a long day of riding. The room was clean, although the decor was a little strange. breakfast was good. I had only one reason to rate at 4 stars. The front desk staff was unfriendly...

1Thank Deanna M
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Driving home from a vacation. This was a stopover for us. We originally booked a night at the Super 8 across the street but when we got to Super 8 there were no rooms available. Went to Wildwood Lodge and we were immediately impressed with it! Price was cheaper than Super 8. Friendly staff. Breakfast was excellent and rooms and...

1Thank tootsiebj
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The lobby has a nice vibe very spacious and nice decor. The rooms are spacious and clean . it is not new but it is clean. pros: My room is "water-front" it is literally by the pool .Just open the sliding door and out I go which is good ( it was quiet that day).They got plenty of towels ,bed...

Thank veroncg
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We needed an overnight room for a cross-country trip. This hotel came up on a Trip Advisor best value and it certainly was. A bit overdone on the lodge theme decor in the rooms for my taste. Clean spacious rooms, friendly staff, very generous breakfast buffet. We didn't stay long enough to use most of the amenities. Our room overlooked...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • 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
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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: $125 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wildwood Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles josephg653, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you need a refrigerator, request one when you make your reservation.”
 of 5 bubbles rdna5, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms would be good. Ours was near the front desk and still very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelorTwo221, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Be sure and ask for a room NOT opening on the pool. Second floor is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles E5896JImartinr, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We requested top floor away from elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles 43Mustang, 30 Jan 2016 | Read review
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