MICROTEL INN & SUITES

8711 Plum Dr., Urbandale, IA 50322 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
2.0 Star Highway Hotel in Polk County
41.64892 -93.73871
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 410 guest reviews

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  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 5.8%!
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • 76 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Check out: 11:00 AM
  • Group booking rating of 10.0/10
  • 2 meeting rooms in property

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Local Attractions

Camp Dodge, Drake University, Carmike Wynnsong 16 movie theater, Jordan Creek Town Center, Merle Hay Mall, Valley West Mall

Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 342 verified reviews

82
Very Good

Very good budget hotel. Easily accessible by car and has restaurants and bars nearby. Free internet. Fair breakfast prices. Friendly atmosphere. Popular among business travelers.

“Great value for the price” “Manager was very accommodating”

Great Overall Ranking Top 19% in city
Excellent Budget Hotel Top 1% in city
Excellent Business Hotel Top 10% in city
Friendliest Service In City

Good to know

  • Small rooms

    “Rooms are small” “Room was very small”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean and modern entry” “Everything was clean and comfortable”

  • Nice building

    “Clean and modern entry” “High chair available”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean rooms” “Clean bathroom”

Review highlights

Location

99/100
57 reviews

Great location with good access by car. Shopping, restaurants and bars in the area are great.

“Excellent grocery shopping” “Convenient to interstate” “Close to a gas station”

Value

93/100
66 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices. Free internet.

“Great value for the price” “Nice hotel for the money” “Great free breakfast”

Service

86/100
125 reviews

Professional and friendly staff at reception, but substandard management.

“Exceptional staff” “Manager was very accommodating” “Clerk was friendly and helpful”

Cleanliness

84/100
101 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Clean and modern entry” “Everything was clean and comfortable” “BATHROOMS CLEAN AND USER FRIENDLY”

Amenities

80/100
27 reviews

Great buildings and decent entrance area.

“Clean and modern entry” “High chair available” “Clean facility”

Vibe

76/100
30 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel. Entrance area is ok. Stylish Hotel. Friendly atmosphere. Fine for a budget trip. Good for business people.

“Fit our budget” “Clean and modern entry” “Faster Elevator”

Breakfast

65/100
82 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“Coffee cups were tiny” “Great breakfast provided” “Continental breakfast was fine pretty much”

Room

60/100
184 reviews

Decent, new, and clean rooms with okay beds. Run-down, small rooms and unpleasant bathrooms. Unacceptable minibars and kitchenettes.

“No fridge or microwave” “No refrigerator” “Towels were very thin”

WiFi

44/100
14 reviews

WiFi's cheap, but poor quality.

“We could not use the wifi” “Weak WiFi signal” “Weak wifi signal in the room”

Wellness

22/100
6 reviews

Bad fitness area.

“Tiny exercise room”

Good to know

  • Modern Hotel

    “Clean and modern entry” “New towel”

  • Awesome vibe

    “Fit our budget” “Clean and modern entry”

  • Great location

    “Excellent grocery shopping” “Convenient to interstate”

  • Best value for money

    “Great value for the price” “Nice hotel for the money”

Review highlights

Location

99/100
7 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent grocery shopping” “Convenient to interstate” “Close to a gas station”

Value

94/100
11 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great value for the price” “Nice hotel for the money” “Great free breakfast”

Service

84/100
14 reviews

Friendly service.

“Exceptional staff” “Manager was very accommodating” “Clerk was friendly and helpful”

Vibe

73/100
5 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel.

“Fit our budget” “Clean and modern entry” “Faster Elevator”

Breakfast

56/100
7 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Coffee cups were tiny” “Great breakfast provided” “Nice breakfast area”

Room

53/100
19 reviews

Rooms are clean and decent overall with okay beds. Small and dilapidated rooms.

“No fridge or microwave” “No refrigerator” “Towels were very thin”

Comfort

51/100
11 reviews

Cramped rooms, but moderately comfortable with alright beds.

“Great linens” “New beds” “Large room”

Good to know

  • Small rooms

    “Rooms are small” “Room was very small”

  • Best value for money

    “Great value for the price” “Nice hotel for the money”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean rooms” “Clean bathroom”

  • Quite clean

    “Clean and modern entry” “Everything was clean and comfortable”

Review highlights

Value

94/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great value for the price” “Nice hotel for the money” “Great free breakfast”

Service

89/100
9 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Exceptional staff” “Manager was very accommodating” “Clerk was friendly and helpful”

Cleanliness

84/100
8 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Clean and modern entry” “Everything was clean and comfortable” “BATHROOMS CLEAN AND USER FRIENDLY”

Breakfast

66/100
6 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Coffee cups were tiny” “Great breakfast provided” “Nice breakfast area”

Room

58/100
15 reviews

Average, small but clean rooms with decent beds.

“No fridge or microwave” “No refrigerator” “Towels were very thin”

Comfort

53/100
10 reviews

Cramped rooms, but moderately comfortable with alright beds.

“They didn't change linens” “New beds” “Comfy bed”

Good to know

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean and modern entry” “Everything was clean and comfortable”

  • Friendly service

    “Manager was very accommodating” “VERY helpful staff at front desk”

  • Great location

    “Excellent grocery shopping” “Convenient to interstate”

  • Fantastic service

    “Exceptional staff” “Manager was very accommodating”

Review highlights

Location

99/100
6 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent grocery shopping” “Convenient to interstate” “Close to a gas station”

Value

91/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great value for the price” “Nice hotel for the money” “Great free breakfast”

Cleanliness

87/100
14 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Clean and modern entry” “Everything was clean and comfortable” “BATHROOMS CLEAN AND USER FRIENDLY”

Service

86/100
15 reviews

Friendly service.

“Exceptional staff” “Manager was very accommodating” “Clerk was friendly and helpful”

Breakfast

67/100
5 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Coffee cups were tiny” “Great breakfast provided” “Breakfast great”

Room

64/100
17 reviews

Clean, reasonable rooms.

“No fridge or microwave” “No refrigerator” “Towels were very thin”

Good to know

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean and modern entry” “Everything was clean and comfortable”

  • Small rooms

    “Rooms are small” “Room was very small”

  • Nice building

    “Clean and modern entry” “High chair available”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean rooms” “Clean bathroom”

Review highlights

Location

99/100
56 reviews

Great location with good access by car. Shopping, restaurants and bars in the area are great.

“Excellent grocery shopping” “Convenient to interstate” “Close to a gas station”

Value

93/100
66 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices. Free internet.

“Great value for the price” “Nice hotel for the money” “Great free breakfast”

Service

86/100
123 reviews

Great reception with professional, welcoming service.

“Exceptional staff” “Manager was very accommodating” “Clerk was friendly and helpful”

Amenities

85/100
26 reviews

Great buildings and decent entrance area.

“Clean and modern entry” “High chair available” “Clean facility”

Cleanliness

84/100
100 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Clean and modern entry” “Everything was clean and comfortable” “BATHROOMS CLEAN AND USER FRIENDLY”

Vibe

76/100
28 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel. Entrance area is ok. Stylish Hotel. Friendly atmosphere.

“Fit our budget” “Clean and modern entry” “Faster Elevator”

Breakfast

69/100
80 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“Coffee cups were tiny” “Breakfast are awsome” “Great breakfast provided”

Room

61/100
181 reviews

Decent, new, and clean rooms with okay beds. Run-down, small rooms and unpleasant bathrooms. Unacceptable minibars and kitchenettes.

“No fridge or microwave” “No refrigerator” “Towels were very thin”

WiFi

40/100
13 reviews

WiFi's cheap, but poor quality.

“We could not use the wifi” “Weak WiFi signal” “Weak wifi signal in the room”

Wellness

22/100
6 reviews

Bad fitness area.

“Tiny exercise room”

Good to know

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Towels were very thin” “Hair dryer did not work”

  • Awesome vibe

    “Fit our budget” “Clean and modern entry”

  • Great location

    “Excellent grocery shopping” “Convenient to interstate”

  • Small rooms

    “Rooms are small” “Room was very small”

Review highlights

Location

99/100
6 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent grocery shopping” “Convenient to interstate” “Close to a gas station”

Value

94/100
11 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great value for the price” “Nice hotel for the money” “Great free breakfast”

Service

84/100
13 reviews

Friendly service.

“Exceptional staff” “Manager was very accommodating” “Clerk was friendly and helpful”

Cleanliness

81/100
10 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Clean and modern entry” “Everything was clean and comfortable” “BATHROOMS CLEAN AND USER FRIENDLY”

Vibe

71/100
4 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Fit our budget” “Clean and modern entry” “Faster Elevator”

Breakfast

57/100
6 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Coffee cups were tiny” “Great breakfast provided” “Continental breakfast was fine pretty much”

Room

54/100
18 reviews

Rooms are clean and decent overall with okay beds. Small and dilapidated rooms.

“No fridge or microwave” “No refrigerator” “Towels were very thin”

Comfort

50/100
10 reviews

Uncomfortable, small rooms, with decent beds.

“They didn't change linens” “Pillows were hard” “Very small room”

Good to know

  • Small rooms

    “Rooms are small” “Room was very small”

  • Best value for money

    “Great value for the price” “Nice hotel for the money”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean rooms” “Clean bathroom”

  • Quite clean

    “Clean and modern entry” “Everything was clean and comfortable”

Review highlights

Value

94/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great value for the price” “Nice hotel for the money” “Great free breakfast”

Service

89/100
9 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Exceptional staff” “Manager was very accommodating” “Clerk was friendly and helpful”

Cleanliness

84/100
8 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Clean and modern entry” “Everything was clean and comfortable” “BATHROOMS CLEAN AND USER FRIENDLY”

Breakfast

66/100
6 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Coffee cups were tiny” “Breakfast was far more extensive” “Great breakfast provided”

Room

58/100
15 reviews

Average, small but clean rooms with decent beds.

“No fridge or microwave” “No refrigerator” “Towels were very thin”

Comfort

53/100
10 reviews

Cramped rooms, but moderately comfortable with alright beds.

“They didn't change linens” “Spacious rooms” “Room was quiet”

Good to know

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean and modern entry” “Everything was clean and comfortable”

  • Friendly service

    “Manager was very accommodating” “VERY helpful staff at front desk”

  • Great location

    “Excellent grocery shopping” “Convenient to interstate”

  • Fantastic service

    “Exceptional staff” “Manager was very accommodating”

Review highlights

Location

99/100
6 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent grocery shopping” “Convenient to interstate” “Close to a gas station”

Value

91/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great value for the price” “Nice hotel for the money” “Great free breakfast”

Service

87/100
15 reviews

Friendly service.

“Exceptional staff” “Manager was very accommodating” “Clerk was friendly and helpful”

Cleanliness

87/100
13 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Clean and modern entry” “Everything was clean and comfortable” “BATHROOMS CLEAN AND USER FRIENDLY”

Breakfast

67/100
5 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Coffee cups were tiny” “Great breakfast provided” “Nice breakfast area”

Room

64/100
16 reviews

Clean, reasonable rooms.

“No fridge or microwave” “No refrigerator” “Towels were very thin”

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Customer Reviews of Microtel Inn & Suites

4.0 out of 5. Based on 410 guest reviews , Very Good

Property Description

We are a 76 room hotel which consists of 12 singles ( this includes 2 ADA accessibles ), 27 Doubles ( This includes 1 ADA accessible ), 29 Suites ( This includes 2 ADA accessibles with 1 that has a roll in shower ), 1 King Suite, 1 Two Queen Suite and , and 6 jaccuzzi suites. Only our suites have a microwave and refrigerator in them. All our beds are queen size in the rooms. We also have a new exercise room and guest laundry on site now too. We do allow pets at a rate of $10 per pet per night in specific rooms only. We ask that if you are out of the room that they be kenneled. We also are a non smoking facility but there is a place outside for our guests to smoke. We offer a complimentary breakfast in the morning between 6 am and 9:30 am. We have free Wi-Fi available and local and long distance calls are free. We are sorry but we do not have a pool on property.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2000
Floors: 3
Rooms: 76
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 76
Handicap Rooms: 5
Suites: 25
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 2 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 611 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 40 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 1.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
Pool Info:
no pool on property but an indoor city pool is very near
Ownership: S.K. Investments, Inc
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Individual reservations must be canceled by 4:00pm on day of arrival to avoid penalty. Groups must be canceled within 7 days of arrival to avoid penalty.
Nightly Parking: 0
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 7.00%
City Tax: 5.00%
Additional Person Fee: 5.00 Per Night (over 2 to room)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
$10 per pet per night


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO

Airport & Shuttle Information

Des Moines Internation Airport - 15 miles

Local Shuttle Info: none available although we have several cab companies in town

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Free continental breakfast includes Biscuits & gravy ( seasonal ), waffles, hot & cold cereal, pastries, breads, fruit,hard boiled eggs,yogurt, coffee and juice

About Microtel Inns

  • Enjoy a comfortable night's stay with DreamWellTM bedding
  • Breakfast bar offering cold and hot options
  • Free wireless internet and local phone calls
  • U.S. locations offer free long-distance calls anywhere in the U.S.
  • Wonderful property for travelers with disabilities and special needs

The Microtel Inns highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Group vs. Individual Rates at Microtel Inn & Suites

Rate fluctuations of Microtel Inn & Suites

The chart above shows trends of prices for both group prices and the best individual traveler prices our system could find at the time the group/meeting bid was submitted. The lowest group discount displayed is 29.3% in the month of April 2014 and the highest average individual rate is $95 in the month of August 2014. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Microtel Inn & Suites in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Microtel Inn & Suites

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Microtel Inn & Suites.

Feel free to use the Microtel Inn & Suites meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Urbandale 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
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Meeting Room 26 x 23 x 8 611 --/-- -- 40 30 -- -- --/-- -- -- --
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Meeting Room

second meeting room is 23.5 feet by 21.5 feet at 505 square feet. Holds 30 people.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
611 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
26 x 23 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Half Day Rental:
$75.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$125.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$75.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$150.00 USD
Photo of Meeting Room

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