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Ankeny Iowa Hotels & Motels

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The Ankeny center is about 5 miles east of Saylorville Lake and 5 miles north of Zoo Lounge.

With a slew of awards under its belt, Ankeny, Iowa, has served as one of the most family-friendly towns in the United States thanks to its safe streets, abundant attractions, and low-cost lodging. Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, you'll enjoy access to both budget-friendly and luxurious hotels, and there's always some form of entertainment to keep you busy. More from this guide...

Ankeny Hotels/Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express in Ankeny
2402 SE Tones Dr. Ext 90 Rt 160, Ankeny, IA 50021
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 15 suites
  • Great rooms with friendly service
  • Hotel clean
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Quality Inn & Suites Ankeny in Ankeny 201 SE Delaware Ave., Ankeny, IA 500219345
  • Economy Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Breakfast is mediocre
  • Undercooked sausage
Ramada Ankeny in Ankeny 133 SE Delaware, Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Three Star Highway property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
Days Inn Motel
105 NE Delaware Ave., Ankeny, IA 50021
  • 3-star hotel
  • Hotel has 50 rooms
  • Didn't have the morning buffet
  • Poor facility
Fairfield Inn & Suites Ankeny : 215 NE Delaware Ave. 215 NE Delaware Ave., Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Ankeny Americinn
1610 SE Oralabor Rd., Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Low Cost Suburban property
  • 14 suites in hotel
  • Friendly service
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Country Inn Ankeny : 2510 SE Tones Dr.
2510 SE Tones Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • 63 sleeping rooms in hotel
Ankeny Comfort Inn : 2602 SE Creekview Dr. 2602 SE Creekview Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Low priced Suburban property
  • 56 sleeping rooms in hotel
Homewood Suites by Hilton Ankeny : 2455 SE Creekview Dr. 2455 SE Creekview Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 92 suites in property
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Courtyard by Marriott : 2405 SE Creekview Dr. 2405 SE Creekview Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Airport shuttle available
Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny in Ankeny 6210 SE Convenience Blvd., Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Midscale property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Great reception
  • Great breakfast
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Value Place Des Moines Ia (Ankeny) - Ankeny 6703 SE Bellagio Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Low priced hotel
  • 105 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Check in was quick and easy
  • Great service
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Rodeway Inn
5020 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313 ~5.24 miles south of Ankeny
  • Low Cost Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 62 rooms
  • Amenities are not the best
  • Bathroom needs cleaning
Baymont Inn & Suites Des Moines
4685 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313 ~5.66 miles south of Ankeny
  • Low-priced Highway hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Beds were acceptable for 67%
  • Fake eggs
Motel 6 : 3225 Adventureland Dr. 3225 Adventureland Dr., Altoona, IA 50009 ~7.12 miles southeast of Ankeny
  • Cheap property
Quality Inn & Suites 4995 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322 ~7.18 miles southwest of Ankeny
  • 3 star hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Americinn Hotel & Suites in Johnston 5050 Merle Hay Rd., Johnston, IA 50131 ~7.19 miles southwest of Ankeny
  • Two star Highway property
  • Hotel has 89 rooms
  • Friendly service
  • Fair budget hotel
Best Western Plus Altoona Inn : 300 34th Ave. Nw 300 34th Ave. Nw, Altoona, IA 50009 ~7.24 miles southeast of Ankeny
  • Two star Suburban property
  • Hotel has a green policy See policy
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Des Moines
4800 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322 ~7.30 miles southwest of Ankeny
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 3:00
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center : 5000 Merle Hay Rd. 5000 Merle Hay Rd., Urbandale, IA 50322 ~7.31 miles southwest of Ankeny
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 18 suites
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
4755 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322 ~7.44 miles southwest of Ankeny
  • Economy Highway hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
  • Most guests enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
  • Amenities are not the best
Comfort Inn in Altoona 2101 Adventureland Dr., Altoona, IA 50009 ~7.59 miles southeast of Ankeny
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 11:00 am
  • Friendly staff
  • Horrible pool
Average 3.0 /5Reviews Call
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
5291 Stoney Creek Court, Johnston, IA 50131 ~8.36 miles southwest of Ankeny
  • 2-star Suburban hotel
  • 19 suites in hotel
  • Made you feel like family
  • Bathroom could be optimized
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : 165 Adventureland Dr. 165 Adventureland Dr., Altoona, IA 50009 ~8.43 miles southeast of Ankeny
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • 3 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Great hot breakfast
  • Clean hotel facilities
Towneplace Suites by Marriott - Johnston
8800 Northpark Dr., Johnston, IA 50131 ~8.75 miles southwest of Ankeny
  • Economy Suburban hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
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Located only 15 minutes north of Des Moines, Ankeny offers the best of both worlds: a small-town atmosphere with plenty of big-city perks just a few miles down the road. Of course, if you stay within the Ankeny city limits, you'll still find dining, shopping, and entertainment venues, as well as a host of green spaces for those occasions when you need a breath of fresh air.

If you're planning a trip to Ankeny, here's a guide to all the need-to-know information so you can plan the ideal visit.

When to Visit Ankeny, Iowa

As in much of the Midwest, Ankeny enjoys the most beautiful and comfortable weather during spring and fall. Summers get hot and humid, and winters bring a deluge of snow as well as those inconvenient icy streets. Shoot for April and May if you're looking forward to a spring vacation. You'll see the Iowa flora in mid-bloom, which makes all the outdoor spaces more beautiful, and daytime temperatures will hover in the mid-70s. Pack a sweater or jacket for the evenings so you don't get too chilly.

If you're thinking about an autumn visit, book your hotel reservations for September or October. The fall foliage will have dressed the town in beautiful shades of gold and crimson, and the slight nip in the air will get you in the mood for the holidays to come. Spend time both indoors and out to take advantage of all this town has to offer.

Tourism peaks during the summer months, which means you'll have to fight crowds when you want to visit an entertainment venue or tourist attraction. Plus, hotel rates increase during this time of year. However, it's still a better time to visit than winter; from November through February, hotel rates drop like stones, but the bitter weather will force you to stay inside for your entire visit.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Ankeny, IA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Ankeny

Ankeny by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean price patterns by star rating class in Ankeny, IA. You can use these line graphs to determine the best dates to book in Ankeny for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Ankeny, Iowa

4 Star Average Prices: $109.33

Even the most upscale hotels in Ankeny, Iowa, are affordable for most budgets. You'll get access to more amenities as well as better locations and more upscale furnishings and decor in your room. If you're looking for the most enjoyable experience in Ankeny, you'll want to check out one of these hotels.

Start with the Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny. Rates can range from $129 to $179 per night depending on the season, and the rooms at this venue feature bold, modern furniture and fixtures as well as spacious sitting areas when you've had your fill of entertainment and just want to relax. You can choose from rooms with two double beds and a single king bed, depending on your travel plans, and there are also wheelchair-accessible rooms to make everyone's stay more comfortable.

At the hotel, take a dip in the pool or keep up with your exercise regimen in the on-site gym. You might also want to take advantage of the complimentary breakfast in the morning and the free breakfast bar that stays open all day. A business center allows you to stay connected with work or personal associates while you're out of town, and there are coin laundry machines so you don't have to pack as many clothes for your trip.

The AmericInn Ankeny is another fantastic luxury choice. Room rates start between $113 and $120 per night, which means you'll enjoy luxury at an affordable price. The hotel's guest rooms feature comfortable Serta Perfect Sleeper beds, flat-screen televisions, more than 200 HD channels, in-room fridges and microwaves, and spa-like bathrooms. Every morning, the AmericInn Perk breakfast allows you to dine for free.

You can choose from short-term and extended-stay suites, depending on how long you plan to stay in town. The AmericInn Ankeny features a business center, indoor heated pool, free wireless internet, and gym. You can also select a suite with a fireplace or a whirlpool to make your visit extra special. The hotel does not allow smoking or pets in any rooms or common areas, so you can feel comfortable booking a room here if you suffer from asthma or allergies.

You might also want to check out the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Ankeny. It's fewer than 15 miles from Adventureland, which makes it ideal if you're traveling with kids, and rates start between $125 and $169 per night. The hotel offers excellent amenities, from the indoor heated pool to the generously sized fitness center. Rooms are decorated with upscale, contemporary furnishings and art, and you'll start every morning with a delicious Be Our Guest Breakfast, which is on the house.

Most Affordable Hotels in Ankeny, Iowa

3 Star Average Prices: $117.90

A productive business trip or relaxing family vacation doesn't require expensive lodgings. You'll have plenty of budget-friendly hotel options in Ankeny, which means you can divert most of your cash toward meals and entertainment. As long as you choose clean and safe venues, you won't miss the high-end amenities that drain your vacation budget.

The Ramada Ankeny, for instance, enjoys a solid rating among previous guests and sits right off I-35, so you can jump on the highway and head to whatever destination is listed first on your itinerary for the day. It's also a five-minute drive from the Prairie Ridge Sports Complex, which will captivate sports lovers. You're also not far from Saylorville Lake, which has become a favorite among locals for boating, fishing, and other outdoor activities. Best of all, rates start between $55 and $84 per night, depending on the season.

At the Ramada Ankeny, you'll enjoy generous rooms furnished with simple but tasteful decor. Faux wood floors add an upscale flair to many of the rooms, and you can choose between double, queen, and king beds as well as between guest rooms and suites. Some come with kitchenettes if you're hoping to save even more money by cooking your own meals. There's a seasonal outdoor pool, and the on-site Ankeny Diner serves comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Ankeny also attracts budget-conscious consumers. Nightly rates can range from $69 to $127 per night, depending on when you visit, and the hotel features modern furnishings and decor. Many of the suites offer separate living areas to make long-term stays more comfortable, and amenities include a pool, fitness center, convenience store, business center, and laundry facility.

Not only do you get a complimentary hot breakfast in the morning, but the Homewood Suites by Hilton Ankeny also serves a free meal and drinks on weekday evenings. The concierge will even go grocery shopping for you. Suites come with dual flat-screen televisions, comfortable mattresses, spacious bathrooms, and full-size stoves. You can surf the internet for free and eat your meals on provided tableware.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Ankeny

2 Star Average Prices: $86.06

2 Star Hotel Prices in Ankeny

Ankeny: Real Discounts

You can save money on your Ankeny vacation or business trip if you take advantage of hotel discounts. For instance, many of the chain hotels will strip a few dollars off your bill if you're a member of AAA, CAA, or AARP. The Days Inn, Super 8, and Best Western locations in this town all feature this benefit. You can also score a discount if you're over the age of 55 at Ankeny hotels. Just show your identification when you check in.

Best Value Hotels in Ankeny, Iowa

Many Ankeny hotels offer significant value thanks to their plentiful amenities and low prices. Start with the Super 8 Ankeny / Des Moines Area, for instance. Room rates start between $69 and $89 per night, depending on the season. You'll gain access to amenities like free breakfast in the mornings, an indoor heated pool, free high-speed internet access, and free parking. It's also ideal if you're hauling an RV or trailer on your trip because the venue offers ample parking for large rigs.

Family-Friendly Activities in Ankeny, Iowa

Whether it's your first or 10th visit to Ankeny, you'll never run out of things to do. If the kids are tagging along on this trip, plan an itinerary that will keep them busy — and wear them out so they'll fall asleep once you get back to the hotel.

Start at the Adventureland Amusement Park in nearby Des Moines. Take the kids on as many rides and roller coasters as they can stomach, and don't forget to grab a bucket of buttery popcorn at one of the many food stands. After you finish at Adventureland, head to West Side Park. You could also walk the stylish High Trestle Trail or take a tour of the Ankeny Art Center. You won't want to miss the Saylorville Recreation Area, either, especially if your kids enjoy swimming, fishing, and hiking.

A visit to Ankeny, Iowa, never disappoints. Pack your bags and choose one of the above hotels today.

Recent traveler guest reviews of Ankeny, IA

Below are reviews of the city of Ankeny, IA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Travel Enthusiast"
Score 5.0 / 5

The city has a great variety of stores and restaurants, including a ballpark.

Jim K., from 05-Aug-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Ankeny, IA shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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