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Place was awesome, breakfast was decent, yes there is NO pool but who really needs an oversized bathtub anyway rooms were clean, they only offer double queen rooms so no issues here. Customer service was very good
Thank Kevin O
Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 26 August 2016
We appreciate the terrific feedback Kevin! We are thrilled you had a wonderful stay. Take care and safe travels.
Great hotel. Quiet, clean, modern and comfortable hotel. Located right next to Drake University. Diner for late night food is located right next door. The rooms are extremely clean and the beds and pillows are super comfortable. The front desk staff is friendly and accommodating....More
Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 13 August 2016
We appreciate the great review and are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again!
Room was very nice. Exceptionally clean and neat.
The buffet breakfast was diversified and tasted great. Our waitress was outstanding and always had a smile.
I would recommend the motel to anyone.
The only downside is the proximity of the motel to the freeway traffic.More
Thank Alex P
Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 8 August 2016
We are truly pleased that you had such a great stay with us Alex. Customer service and cleanliness are two of the areas we strive to be exceptional at, and we are thrilled that you experienced this during your stay with us. Safe travels onto...More
I stayed here 4 nights in July 2016. Check in was fast and friendly. I had a room on the first floor. My room was regular size.
I was told this place was once a dorm for the University. Then it became the Drake Hotel,...More
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Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 30 July 2016
We appreciate your stay and the valuable feedback Jeffrey. We are very sad about the damaged to your rental car, and completely understand your frustration with that. We are pleased the other facets of your stay went well. Good luck to you in your future...More
The approach to the hotel is strange, almost sketchy. It's a residential area, so don't think you're in the wrong place. The hotel was actually really great. The desk staff was extremely polite and helpful. The hotel was quiet. I was mildly concerned about noise...More
Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 28 July 2016
We appreciate the great review compton49er! We are thrilled you had a wonderful stay and do hope to see you again. Take care until next time.
US$112 - US$158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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