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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place was overall very clean and orderly. They are deadly serious about the timing of things--the pool closes at 10, the video games shut off at 10, the breakfast is whisked away at 9 am. The biggest problem was noise from people exiting the bar that is at the back side of the hotel. It was difficult to sleep... More 

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Greentop, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed two nights here on Thanksgiving and were very impressed! It was so clean that you could eat off the floor! The rooms were very nice. (We had 2 queen beds.) Our 2 children and 1 grandchild were treated like royalty! Staff were very pleasant and helpful. The swimming pool and hot tub were fantastic. The game room was... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here once before a few years back and let's just say I vowed never to stay here again. Well, never say never because this was a MUCH better experience. Hotel is still old and still needs improvements but I didn't have to break my door down to get in this time, and I was on the first floor very... More 

Thank Jon W
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean and comfortable. Good beds; good bathroom w/exception of the flimsy facial tissue and toilet paper that requires one to use 2-3 times for any efficacy whatsoever. (This is an indictment of virtually all motels in which we stay.

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Thank Marlen S
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Rooms were nice and clean (I stayed in two.) I complained about the faucet tap being loose, whole faucet would sometimes move when you adjusted the temperature, and the never fixed it. Better room bargain through Tripadvisor than purchasing at desk. Aside from that room was extremely quiet, clean, maids were efficient and kept me current on towels, and swimming... More 

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management0403, General Manager at Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and generous compliments. We take great pride in Guest Service and Customer Satisfaction and our associates prides themselves on working hard for our guests to make their stay both efficient and comfortable. As our guest , you can expect warm hospitality and clean comfortable rooms, where everything works to make your stay trouble-free and enjoyable.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently Located 1 Mile From Merle Hay Hall And Close To Restaurants And Theatres Enjoy your Heartland stop at our Days Inn Des Moines / Merle Hay hotel near Living History Farms. Located just off Interstate 35 / 80 in the northwestern corner of the city, our Des Moines, IA, hotel offers easy access to Saylorville Lake and downtown while providing comfortable accommodations at a great rate. Swim in the indoor pool, soak in the whirlpool or play games in the two-story game room before grabbing an evening drink in the on-site lounge, Derry's. In-room amenities include free Wi-Fi Internet access, microwave and refrigerator. Handicapped-accessible rooms are available, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our hotel in Des Moines, Iowa. Start your day with free Daybreak continental breakfast before heading out. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS From our Des Moines, IA, hotel, you can stroll The Principal Riverwalk - a recently completed project that includes trails, a garden and skating plaza along the Des Moines River - or walk through Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Slide down the water rides and roller coasters at Adventureland amusement park, just 15 minutes west of our hotel in Altoona, or indulge in some adult fun at Prairie Meadows racetrack and casino, also in Altoona. Spend a day on the water at Saylorville Lake or Grays's lake for slower-paced activities like fishing, hiking and boating. DINING OPTIONS There are over a dozen restaurants to choose from within a mile of our Des Moines, IA, hotel, including Bennigan's, Perkins, Felix & Oscars and Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe. Head to downtown hotspots in the revitalized East Village area or near the Iowa Events center for dozens more options. BUSINESS AND EVENT FACILITIES We offer meeting space for your upcoming event, as well as copy and fax services. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay

Address: 4845 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50322-1949
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: $79 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay 2*
Number of rooms: 78
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