Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (Fairgrounds)

410 East 30th St., Des Moines, IA 50317 United States (USA) near Exit 137b a on I-80 (~4.0mi)
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2 Star Property
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3.0/5

Based on 117 guest reviews

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  • Indoor pool in hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Saves 12.1%!
  • 69 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 3 floors in property
  • 19 suites in property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Group booking rating of 10.0/10

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Room Types

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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed HBO Coffeemaker Hair Dryer TV Cable Satellite
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Suite 1 Room Suite Sofa Bed Microwave, Refrigerator
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Local Attractions

Conviently located across from the state fairgrounds and 3.6 miles from downtowns Wells Fargo Arena and Hyvee Hall.

Verified Reviews of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Rough area and clientele of hotel."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Hotel TV and lights did not work. There was a clicking sound in room. Holes in the wall and when you sat on the bed, the frame was not sturdy at all. There were verbal fights in the hallway at two and three am. Drunk clientele trying to get into my hotel room. When door was shut had one inch of light around entire door frame. The room was clean fir the most part. Lobby smelled terrible and the workers did Not wear masks.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
16-Jan-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jan 15 to Sat Jan 16 2021 at a $56.99 average nightly rate.
"Good Hotel"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We stayed here for a business trip. It is a older hotel. But clean and has a excellent location. The only issue we had was ants in the room but the mgr said that the whole building had them because it warmed up. He apologized and came to our room and sprayed and removed them. We would surely stay here again!.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-Mar-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Feb 28 to Sun Mar 01 2020 at a $61.77 average nightly rate.
"Great Place"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Clean and nice and a good breakfast, pool.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
13-Jul-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 12 to Sat Jul 13 2019 at a $57.56 average nightly rate.
"Looking Rundown"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
I've stayed here every June for about 8 years. It's looking rundown. I had a king suite. The bed was lumpy. The sofa sank down when I put my 107 pounds on it. There was a big stain on the carpet. The staff was nice and very helpful. Breakfast was mediocre. Great, if you want all carbs.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
02-Jul-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jun 28 to Mon Jul 01 2019 at a $106.73 average nightly rate.
"The wall is dirty with the holes not painted."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Fair price an affordable.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
07-Apr-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Apr 05 to Sun Apr 07 2019 at a $62.92 average nightly rate.
"Mold and bugs in the room."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
The two rooms that we reserved were awful. One had unknown insects and the other had mold in the bathroom. When speaking with the representative at the front desk, the manager at the 410 East 30th St. Des Moines, IA location, was not available until 9 or 10 am. Tried calling her but no answer. So I reached out the their corporate office and was refered to the third patry my companya reserved the two rooms through. I was told by HOTELPLANNER.COM I would receive a letter in the mail regarding this issue. I have yet to receive this letter of some sort or be reinbursed. Nasty rooms and poor customer service.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
06-Mar-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Feb 27 to Thu Feb 28 2019 at a $48.61 average nightly rate.
"Felt Dingy"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
Had mold on the ceiling had to call corporate. The manager was no help.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
03-Mar-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Feb 27 to Thu Feb 28 2019 at a $48.61 average nightly rate.
"Easy Access"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Great clean hotel. Staff was extremely helpful and courteous. Would stay again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
03-Mar-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Feb 28 to Sun Mar 03 2019 at a $84.00 average nightly rate.
"Affordable Stay"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Overall the room was quite clean, but it was small and the beds were uncomfortable. The breakfast choices were limited to waffles, cold cereals, donuts, breads, muffins, yogurt, juices and coffee. There was some kind of microwaveable egg omelette. The location of the hotel was not in the ideal location, but for the price it was okay.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-Aug-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jul 26 to Sun Jul 27 2014 at a $94.00 average nightly rate.
"Very good stay."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Clean, orderly, efficient service, comfortable room.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Apr-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Apr 05 to Sun Apr 06 2014 at a $85.00 average nightly rate.
3.0 out of 5. Based on 117 guest reviews

Property Description

Free on site parking, pool, hot tub. Located near numerous local resturants. We offer spacious suites that offer plenty of room for work or relaxation. Free wireless internet in all rooms as well as the business center.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2012
Floors: 3
Rooms: 69
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 69
Handicap Rooms: 6
Suites: 19
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 1.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 1.0 Mi
Pool Info:
ranges from 3-5.5 foot deep and is handicap accessible.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Varies
Nightly Parking: $0
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.00%
Occupancy Tax: 6.00%
Additional Person Fee: 10.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted

Airport & Shuttle Information

Des Moines International Airport is located about 10 miles away and a cab costs between $20-$25.

Local Shuttle Info: *** There is plenty of meeting space across the street at the IA State Fairgrounds that may be arranged by the hotel! From banquets to meetings, seminars to weddings, easy access, plenty of free parking, and reasonable costs are included at the IA State Fairgrounds venues.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
$25.00 one time pet fee. 2 per room under 30lbs and crated.

Parking Info

Complimentary Parking

Internet / WiFI

Free Wi-Fi

Cleaning Policies

Hand sanitizer available, public restroom closed, All door handles and elevator buttons sanitized multiple times a day, All high use surfaces in rooms sanitized -TV remote, light switches, door and flush handles.

About Econo Lodge

  • Easy Starts continental breakfast
  • Offer special promotions and advance purchase deals
  • Free high-speed internet and premium movie channel
  • Convenient locations close to major roads and highways

The Econo Lodge highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Econo Lodge at Ia State Fairgrounds

Group vs. Individual Rates at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (Fairgrounds)

Rate fluctuations of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (Fairgrounds)

The chart above shows trends of prices for both group/meeting rates and the best individual traveler prices we could find at the time the group/meeting bid was placed. The most competitive group/meeting rate displayed is 21.9% in the month of June 2019 and the highest average individual rate is $114 in the month of June 2019. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (Fairgrounds) in a month when rates are lower.

FAQs about Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds

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 11:00 AM 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 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds have?

There are 69 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

What parking is available at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds?

Complimentary Parking

How much does internet cost?

Free Wi-Fi

Can I get a AAA rate at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds?

Yes, they have stay dates that support AAA hotel discounts. Example room type: AAA Rate - 1 King Bed Accessible Mobility and Hearing Accessible

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds?

Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: Senior AARP Rate ID Required 1 King Bed Accessible Mobility and Hearing Accessible

Is there a WiFi internet?

Yes. WiFi system needs upgrading. Wifi quality could be improved. About half of guests said the wifi quality was bad.

Is there a pool at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. ranges from 3-5.5 foot deep and is handicap accessible..

Testimonials:

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"By the way, I was very pleased with your site's service! It turned out that our group got a better room price reservation at a comparable hotel to the one we were considering. Since our small jazz band doesn't really have any budget to speak of, price was an important consideration and thanks to your service we were able to save money without sacrificing on the quality and amenities of the hotel. Thanks again! We'll be using you again, I'm sure, for future trips." D.R. - Auburn, WA

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