Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines / Merle Hays Road

4755 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322 United States (USA) near Exit 131 on I-35 (~0.4mi)
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2.0 Star Property
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3.5/5

Based on 144 guest reviews

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  • Free comp. breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Saves 16.1%!
  • 150 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Check in: 11:00
  • Check out: 11:00
  • Group score of 9.0/10

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Check Rates1 King Bed Hot Tub 2 Persons Coffeemaker Microwave, Refrigerator
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Check Rates1 King Bed Room - Free Internet, Free Breakfast, Free Parking, Refrigerator, Microwave
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Check Rates1 King Bed Suite - Free Continental Breakfast Sofa Bed 1 Person Free
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Check Rates1 King Hot Tub 2 Persons Coffeemaker Microwave, Refrigerator
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Check Rates1 King Hot Tub 2 Persons Coffeemaker Microwave, Refrigerator, Hair Dryer
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Check Rates1 or 2 Beds
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Check Rates1 Queen - Free WiFi HBO Radio Alarm Clock Safe TV Cable Satellite
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Check Rates2 Queen - Free WiFi HBO Radio Alarm Clock Safe TV Cable Satellite
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds Suite 1 Room Suite Hot Tub 2 Persons Sofa Coffeemaker
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds Suite 1 Room Suite Sofa Coffeemaker Microwave
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds Suite 1 Room Suite Sofa Coffeemaker Microwave, Refrigerator
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Check RatesAccessible First Floor Room with 1 Queen Bed Bathtub and Complimentary Buffet Breakfast
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Check RatesAccessible Room with 1 Queen Bed
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Local Attractions

West Des Moines, Several Malls, Food, VA Hospital and much much more

Verified Reviews of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines / Merle Hays Road

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Okay"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
People ok. Hotel run down and pictures on site do not reflect hotel. Pillows were bricks, bed hard and I came home to what appears to bed bug bites. No free breakfast.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 16 to Sun Jul 18 2021 at a $114.99 average nightly rate.
"Pet friendly stay."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
It was great to have a place to stay with our dog. The hotel was very busy, at capacity. The checkin staff was friendly.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
22-Jun-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jun 19 to Sun Jun 20 2021 at a $111.99 average nightly rate.
"Adequate but nothing special."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Doesn't make a very good first impression. Everything looks worm and old. Room was clean; no wastebasket in the room.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
18-Feb-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Feb 15 to Sat Feb 16 2019 at a $74.99 average nightly rate.
"Good Staff"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Good service friendly staff.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
19-Dec-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Nov 20 to Sat Nov 24 2018 at a $59.62 average nightly rate.
3.5 out of 5. Based on 144 guest reviews

Property Description

An easy stop on the road awaits you at the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites hotel in Des Moines, IA. Our hotel is near Drake University, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Wells Fargo Arena, Blank Park Zoo, Living History Farms and the Iowa Events Center. We provide all the amenities you need so you can stick to your budget and focus on the important reasons you travel, including free breakfast, free WiFi, guest laundry facilities and meeting space that can accommodate up to 150 event attendees. All of our guest rooms have a refrigerator, microwave and TV. Upper-tier suites have even more amenities, such as a hot tubs and balconies. Also, earn rewards including free nights and gift cards with our Choice Privileges Rewards program. This is a pet-friendly hotel. Pet policy, 10.00 per pet, per night. Maximum one pet per room.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 11:00
Check Out: 11:00
Year of Last Renovation: 2007
Floors: 0
Rooms: 150
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 0
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0 View Spaces
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.3 Mi
Ownership: RAM LODGING LLC
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
30 days
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 13.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.00 Per Night
Occupancy Tax: 7.00 Per Night

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Fax available
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in rooms
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Bus parking

Airport & Shuttle Information

DSM Des Moines International Airport 20 min

Local Shuttle Info: Tax 20-25min caost approx $30

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
$15/pet/day

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 Inn & Suites - Des Moines/Merle Hays Road

Group vs. Individual Rates at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines / Merle Hays Road

Rate fluctuations of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines / Merle Hays Road

The graph above is trends of room rates for both group rates and the lowest online individual prices we could find at the time the group bid was placed. The lowest group/meeting rate displayed is 36.4% in the month of November 2019 and the highest average individual rate is $114 in the month of February 2022. 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 Des Moines / Merle Hays Road in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines / Merle Hays Road

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines / Merle Hays Road.

Feel free to use the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines / Merle Hays Road 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
(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 48 x 24 x 9 1152--/----482833----/--------
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Meeting Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1152 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
48 x 24 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
3
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System

FAQs about Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines / Merle Hays Road

What time is check in?

Check in time is 11:00 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 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 Des Moines / Merle Hays Road have?

There are 150 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines / Merle Hays Road?

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

Can I get a AAA rate at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines / Merle Hays Road?

Yes, they have stay dates that support AAA hotel discounts. Example room type: 1 King AAA Rate Hot Tub 2 Persons Coffeemaker Microwave, Refrigerator

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines / Merle Hays Road?

Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: Senior AARP Rate ID Required 1 King Bed Desk in Room Iron and Ironing Board Coffeemaker

Testimonials:

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"On behalf of our entire group, I would like to thank you. The service you provide is a very valuable and helpful service. Do you service the entire United States? I book rooms a couple of times a year for different activities that our group participates in, and will use your service again in the future." M.G. - Yorkville, IL

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