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Super 8 Motel Des Moines/Merle Hays Road
Ranked #36 of 49 Hotels in Des Moines
Mount Pleasant
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“brief overnight stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

This was an overnight stop, a little over half way from Colorado Springs to mid-Michigan. We liked that it was a little over half-way through the Des Moines area so we missed most of the morning going to work traffic when we left. The room was comfortable and the pool was nice for this type of a hotel. Good value.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

My wife and I stayed on Friday Aug. 5, 2011. We we're traveling home to Michigan and after checking with the AAA Tour Guide decided that this hotel would suffice for a quick overnight stay. We found a coupon in one of those "discount books" at a rest area giving a rate of $52. Upon arrival we were told that the rate didn't apply since it was :fair week" even though the fair didn't start until the following week. After some negotiation the deck clerk agreed to the $52 rate since it was late. We check the room and bed and found everything to be clean. We hit the sack and found the bed to be comfortable but the bedding to smell a little stale. The next morning as we readied ourselves for travel we look a little closer at the room. The mini-fridge seal on the door was black with mold. Probably the reason my wife woke up to a sinus headache. The floor was absolutely filthy, evidenced by the black soles of our socks when we arrived home that evening and removed our shoes after a day driving. The pool was a mysterious murky green, the continental breakfast was a joke, and to our surprise after check out we found the manager had changed our room rate to $62. This wasn't a huge deal except it is dishonest. We would have stayed at the $62 rate but come on, don't cheat me after I leave. The manager never asked how our stay was but, I imagine he didn't care, he had our money and knew chances are we'd never return. The trend towards foreign owners has made overnight travel stays an iffy proposition.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Central IL
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21 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2009

We were looking for something immediate and cheap to crash for the night and got what we paid for (actually there are, we found, some decent places for the same price). It's just off of I80/35 and there are a few others to pick from nearby at the same exit. The room a/c was old and smelled funny and the hallway carpet seemed damp. The pool area was clean enough but the door was propped open to the back of the property which I found creepy because there were kids in the pool. The front desk will only issue you a replacement towel for the pool after you've used the one from your room, so if you go to the pool, you have to get dressed and go get dry ones to shower with--ridiculous! We found the front desk lady to be disinterested and rude, but the man at the desk the next morning was at least cheerful. There is a workout room. To get to the point, for a little less if you're not too picky about location, go to the Baymont at the airport--far better.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Super 8 Motel Des Moines/Merle Hays Road
Address: 4755 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
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Ranked #36 of 49 Hotels in Des Moines
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Number of rooms: 149
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