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In a cute part of town near the university, the hotel was very clean, staff friendly and courteous and it was a good price. Quiet neighborhood with a diner right next door. Easy to yet to from the main highway too
Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 5 October 2016
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your return visit! Take care until next time.
Stopped here for 2 nights whilst in town on business. its a little way out of town, but just off a main highway, but far enough away that its quiet (its in a residential area).
Staff were friendly, and service was as you would expect...More
Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 28 September 2016
Thank you for the positive feedback Ru198! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again if you return to the area for business.
This inn is located in a questionable neighborhood and is in need of a remodel. Wallpaper was peeling off of the bathroom wall and the bathroom could have been cleaner. The air conditioner is rather loud and made it difficult to fall asleep. The courtyard...More
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Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 26 September 2016
We appreciate your stay with us and the valuable feedback. We sincerely apologize for these issues you encountered. These issues will be addressed and corrected immediately. Safe travels to your next destination.
Like other reviewers have stated. It is clean, modern and the closeness to Drake University is great. The Drake Diner right nextdoor is wonderful. The breakfast is adequate; beats paying somewhere else. This was our second stay.
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Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 30 August 2016
We appreciate the positive feedback Jim. We are glad you find our location to Drake University convenient for you. We appreciate your repeat business and hope to see you again soon.
The building used to be a dorm, but has been changed into a hotel. It's homey and comfortable - we had a room with a "patio" - that is, it led out into the courtyard. Wifi was faster than at home, and it was free....More
Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 27 August 2016
Thank you for the wonderful feedback regarding your stay with us. We are thrilled you found our property to be as charming and delightful as we do. We love positive and exuberant guests as yourselves and we hope to see you again. In the meantime...More
US$112 - US$176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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