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Wildwood Lodge

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Rochester, Minnesota
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7 reviews
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Hotel is clean, with friendly staff. The breakfast buffet is very good, with scrambled eggs cooked fresh throughout the breakfast hours. Also several waffle irons available to make your own, with various toppings.

Thank kad757
South Dakota
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

This hotel wants to be nice. It sort of tries. Upon entry to my room, I immediately noticed that one of the few pieces of north woods decor (a framed picture) was falling apart. There's no way the cleaning staff could have missed it. Made me wonder what else they skipped cleaning. They provide shampoo, condition, lotion, body wash, and... More 

1 Thank BlackbirdSD
Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

In town for our son's weekend baseball tournament and his whole team stayed at this hotel. Although we did have to sign some sort of document which we dubbed the "Children's Riot Act" to ensure we controlled our kids, all in all this was a great hotel for us. The lobby was welcoming and the rooms were spacious. Free-wi-fi was... More 

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arnolds park
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61 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

This is always a fabulous hotel. From the moment you walk in you're greeted warmly and professionally. There are many options for the breakfast selections from scrambled eggs (and they're good!) To oatmeal, fresh fruit and pastries. There is also some snack type items (warm and cold) for happy hour. There are places to eat within walking distance (Chili's and... More 

Thank simonsays85
Newark, IL
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59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

The room was large, attractively decorated and comfortable. The staff was helpful. We missed their manager's reception by a few minutes, but they still gave each of us a voucher for a free drink for that evening. Breakfast was very good

Thank KristiW52
Rochester, Minnesota
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I have stayed at the Wildwood Lodge a few times. I have always stayed in a deluxe king suite, which were always fantastic. Large desk for work, comfortable bed, window with a decent view. Not this time. Through some snafu at the front desk, I did not receive the deluxe king suite, but a pool side queen bed room. No... More 

2 Thank Madskiier2
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

I've stayed here a number of times whilst on business, Jon and the team make you feel most welcome. Hotel is clean, rooms spacious (by UK standards!) and a decent breakfast. The shuttle service is an added bonus. For the price, no complaints.

Thank Irvymac
Williams, Iowa
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Clean, nicely decorated, good value. Many restaurants and shopping close. We had good service and a generous breakfast for hotel fare . We would definitely stay at this hotel again. Good meeting rooms.

Thank Jim A
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34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2015 via mobile

Hotel has potential to be very nice. We got a great rate, and ended up with a huge 2 room 2 bathroom suite. The breakfast was fine hotel fare, staff was friendly, pool and hot tub area were nice. Exterior is nice, yet slightly unkempt. The hotel seems to be badly in need of common maintenance and upgrades. I requested... More 

Thank Kalephrrr
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2015

The feel of the place is great. The lobby is very inviting with room to have friends over and have an inviting place to hang out. The room was large by comparison with others and it was clean. Overall the room was quiet and very comfortable. We did have 2 complaints: The electrical where the coffee maker was to be... More 

1 Thank Tom S

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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
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
  • 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: $128 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wildwood Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“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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