Holiday Inn Express Des Moines, an IHG Hotel

1140 24t St., Des Moines, IA 50311 United States (USA) near Exit 135 on I-80 (~3.8mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
2 Star Property
IHG launches IHG Way of Clean program: Reduced contact at check-in / reception services; Visible verification of sanitized items in guest rooms; Additional deep cleaning of high touch surfaces, social distancing in public spaces; New standards and service approach to buffets, banquets, room-service and catering.
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  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Hotel has 52 rooms
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check out time: 12:00 PM
  • Group booking rating of 7.1/10

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Room Types

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Local Attractions

Adventureland 13.0 mi, Court Avenue District 3.0mi, Drake University 0.25mi, Gray's Lake 3.0mi, Hy Vee Hall 2.0mi, Iowa Event Center 2.0mi, Living History Farms 8.0 mi, Prairie Meadows 13.0 mi, Principal Park 4.0mi, Saylorville Lake 13.0mi, State Fairgrounds 5.0mi, Wells Fargo Arena 2.0mi

Verified Reviews of Holiday Inn Express Des Moines

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Exceeded My Expectations"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
This is my first time to Des Moines and I neede a place to stay close to the hospital. Most of the other properties were way too expensive so I settled on this location. The ambiance is not going to bowl you over but, my room was fresh and clean, the bed was comfortable and I was overall very impressed. Stephanie who was working the front desk was friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this property to anyone seeking an excellent value hotel.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
28-Jan-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Jan 28 to Wed Jan 29 2020 at a $139.83 average nightly rate.
3.5 out of 5. Based on 170 guest reviews

Property Description

Poised right in the heart of the Des Moines and adjacent to the beautiful campus of Drake University, the Holiday Inn Express is the location for your group to stay. Located less than 1.5 miles from downtown and minutes from major businesses, shopping and attractions, this hotel is the smart choice for a productive stay in Des Moines. Relax and browse on your laptop with our complimentary wireless internet or print off important paperwork in our business area. You'll wake-up refreshed in the morning to a complimentary Express Start breakfast with favorites such as eggs, breakfast meat, fresh made pancakes, biscuits & gravy and of course our famous cinnamon rolls.We hope you choose the Holiday Inn Express at Drake University to 'Stay Smart' while in Des Moines.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation: 2013
Floors: 2
Rooms: 52
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 52
Handicap Rooms: 3
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 425 sq. feet
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 1.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 3.0 Mi
Policies / Expenses
Nightly Parking: 0
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 6.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 6.00%
Parking Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (Not Available)

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bus parking
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Shop
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • ATM
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course on hotel grounds

Airport & Shuttle Information

Des Moines International (DSM) Airport is located less than 7 miles away from the Holiday Inn Express. A one-way taxi fare would be approximately $20.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

About Holiday Inn Express

  • Free Express Start Breakfast Bar offering eggs, omelets, bacon and sausage, and their signature cinnamon rolls just to name a few
  • Have their own 100% Arabica Smart Roast Coffee
  • Free high-speed internet service in every room
  • eHost Online Concierge Service where guests can learn about hotel amenities, major airlines nearby, up-to-date local weather and even car rental services
  • Perfect for the business traveler on the go, Holiday Inn Express offers 24/7 fax & photocopy services
  • Unlimited free local and toll-free calls

The Holiday Inn Express highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines, an IHG Hotel

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines, an IHG Hotel.

Feel free to use the Holiday Inn Express Des Moines, an IHG Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Des Moines event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Drake Room 14 x 29 x 8 425--/----161612----/--------
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Drake Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
425 Sq. Mi
14 x 29 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Half Day Rental:
$75.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$140.00 USD

FAQs about Holiday Inn Express Des Moines

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 12:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Holiday Inn Express Des Moines have?

There are 52 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines?

Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

Can I get a AAA rate at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines?

Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: Senior Discount 1 King Bed Standard 290 Square Foot Room

Is there a gym at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a WiFi internet?

Yes. WiFi system needs upgrading. Wifi would not work. Wifi quality could be improved. Most guests said the wifi quality was bad.


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