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Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University

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Greetings from Des Moines, Iowa, home of the Drake Bulldogs and Drake Relays. Holiday Inn Express at Drake is at the heart of this city's renaissance neighborhood and ideally located right on campus. Seconds away are the Knapp Center, and Drake Stadium. Dining is available next door at the retro-themed favorite, Drake Diner. Follow your meal with an independent film a jaunt away at the Varsity Movie Theatre. Come visit the campus, the community, and us; we'll make you feel at home.Plenty of entertainment awaits off campus as well. Attractions include Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino, Adventureland Amusement Park, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Principal Park, and Blank Park Zoo. Also nearby are the Civic Center, Convention Complex, Veterans Auditorium, Hy-Vee Hall and Wells Fargo Arena. We are moments from the Historical Building of Iowa, the State Capital, Living History Farms, Terrace Hill, Salisbury Mansion and Hoyt Sherman Place. Centrally situated among all of the Metro's retail districts --- four major malls, many boutiques and antique shops. Seasonal attractions are plentiful and near. Other areas of interest include The East Village, Historic Valley Junction and Downtown Court Avenue District, where nightlife is at its best. Free Wireless Internet available in all guest rooms and public areas. Whether it is business or pleasure that brings you our way, our team is ready to serve you!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
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Grade: 51 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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We made a reservation for a single king room, only to get a single queen -- only two single king rooms in the whole building; feels like this used to be a dormatory that they took over and got HI to sponsor. Only positive was that it is walking distance to campus/eateries.
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Response from ExpressDrake, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University
Responded Jan. 30, 2017
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us. We do try and accommodate all room requests best we can but unfortunately can't always due to availability. I understand your frustration in not receiving what you had requested. It should have been made clear at time of booking that we can't guarantee a king room as there are a limited number at this property, and I sincerely apologize if this was not the case. All others rooms do have two queen beds with the same amenities as the king rooms. Safe travels to your next destination.
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I usually find Holiday Inn Express to be a reliable name. At the very least, I will get a clean bed and a bath. We checked in very late at night, after an all-day drive. The room was run down, but seemed clean and acceptable. Unfortunately, the whole family was on day 4 of a
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Response from ExpressDrake, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University
Responded Jan. 3, 2017
We appreciate the feedback Honest J. We want to sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered during your stay. We have a few tubs which are designed with an attached bath mat. We have replaced most of these tubs due to the fact as the tub ages the bath mat does begin to become unattached around the edges. Underneath the attached bath mats is adhesive which is what you encountered. Nevertheless this is not something any guest should have to encounter and this tub will replaced immediately. Once again our sincerest apologies and we hope the rest of your family trip goes well for you.
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The room is updated, clean and very spacious. There is a Keurig and Refrigerator in the room. The staff was prompt and courteous. The breakfast is good and has enough variety to start off your day. We choose this hotel because of the location. It is directly across from
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Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University
Responded Nov. 10, 2016
We are thrilled you had a wonderful stay with us. Take care until your next visit.
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We needed to make a very quick trip to Iowa to a family wedding and return the next day. Parking was convenient and we checked in quickly (nice desk staff) and had a very nice room. Everything was great. Love the beds at the Holiday Inn Express - almost as comfy as mine at
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Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University
Responded Nov. 4, 2016
We are very pleased that you had a pleasant stay with us. We hope the wedding was fun, and if you return to Des Moines we hope to see you again. Take care.
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One of the better hotels in the Holiday Inn Express network. The rooms are spacious and have all of the conveniences that you need, ironing board, refrigerator, wifi, microwave oven, etc. The prices are reasonable and the complementary breakfast is passable. It is very close
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Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University
Responded Oct. 24, 2016
We appreciate this wonderful review Tulsajohn. We hope to see you again during your next visit to Drake University. Take care until then.
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"All rooms are good. Hotel is on a quiet, tree-lined street in an urban neighborhood."
"Room 219 is next to the workout room."
"A good location: close to downtown and restaurants. Terrible service lately."
"The rooms face into an inner square -- that's the kind I was in. It was fine but I would have preferred a view of the world instead."
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PRICE RANGE
US$83 - US$171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesIowaDes Moines
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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