HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES

4800 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-881-1523
3.0 Star Suburban Hotel in Polk County
41.64976-93.69814
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3.5/5

Based on 135 guest reviews

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  • Includes an indoor swimming pool
  • Shuttle to airport available
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 25.2%!
  • Gym is available on property
  • 198 rooms in hotel
  • Check-out time: 12:00
  • Group score of 10.0/10
  • 5 meeting rooms in hotel

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Local Attractions

Drake University, James Crownie Soccer complex, Walker Johnston Softball Complex, Merle Hall Mall, Prairie Meadows Horse Track and Casino, Adventureland Amusement Park

Verified Reviews of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Good Clean Hotel"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We were happy with the hotel for several reasons such as: it was clean, in an area with lots of food and other options, accommodating staff and Bennigan's on site. Traveling with a team can provide quite a few issues due to the size and wanting to have the team together is part of the experience. Having the option to eat at the hotel was great.
(Meeting planner, booked 33 rooms), from US flag
24-Aug-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Aug 21 to Sun Aug 23 2015 at a $110.00 group rate (35% discount).
"We Loved Staying At Your Hotel!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
We were in Des Moines for a family reunion, with relatives coming from all over the United States. The last time we had a reunion (9 years ago) I booked a different hotel and everyone complained about their rooms. This time everyone raved about their rooms, the staff, cleanliness, etc. We would give your hotel an excellent rating in everything.
(Meeting planner, booked 30 rooms), from US flag
20-Aug-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Aug 13 to Sun Aug 16 2015 at a $140.00 group rate (9% discount).
Response from Management on 21-Aug-2015:
Thank you Jean. It was a pleasure working with you on your family reunion. Let us know if we can help you with any hotel needs you may have in the future.
"Very Nice Rooms, Great Beds and Friendly Staff!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
My group was extremely pleased with all of the accommodations.
(Group coordinator, booked 10 rooms), from US flag
05-Aug-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Aug 01 to Sun Aug 03 2014 at a $120.00 group rate (17% discount).
"Two night stay for softball team"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Rooms blocked noise out very well and the attached restaurant was very good. Clean but the bathtub did not drain very well and the area where the carpet met the bathroom floor was worn and had tacks sticking up which were sharp! Welcoming and convenient.
(Group coordinator, booked 10 rooms), from US flag
14-Apr-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Apr 11 to Sun Apr 13 2014 at a $109.95 group rate.
"Our stay was very pleasant."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Hotel staff was friendly and accommodating. Look forward to pool renovations. Would be ideal if the stay included breakfast. Breakfast at Bennigans was overpriced for buffet quality. Coupons for Bennigans would be perfect.
(Meeting planner, booked 25 rooms), from US flag
03-Mar-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Feb 28 to Sun Mar 02 2014 at a $92.00 group rate (22% discount).

Customer Reviews of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

3.5 out of 5. Based on 135 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

Conveniently located at the intersection of I-35 & I-80, guests love the Holiday Inn® Hotel & Suites Des Moines - Northwest. This hotel's pet-friendly and 100% smoke-free property offers travelers unparalleled amenities that turn an average stay into a stress-free experience.Our 15,000 sq ft of event space includes an entirely renovated lower level conference center with 15 meeting rooms and a main floor, 600-person ballroom. Business destinations like Camp Dodge and the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy are a short drive away, while the hotel's free Des Moines, Iowa shuttle service can usher guests to Pioneer Hi-Bred and John Deere Financial.The hotel's guests love Des Moines, Iowa attractions like the nearby Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. Kids of all ages love Adventureland Park for a day full of thrilling rides, too. Plus, a strategic location at I-35, I-80 and Merle Hay Road makes getting to any site of interest a breeze.Patrons enjoy amenities like free Wi-Fi access, an indoor, 24-hour pool and a Fitness Center. The complimentary shuttle service serves the airport and any destination within a two-mile radius, and Bennigan's Grill helps guests defeat hunger pangs with delicious cuisine. Full kitchens are also available in select suites for guests on an extended stay. The hotel's location in Des Moines, IA is the epitome of convenience and comfort. We have Bennigan's restaurant on site that is open from 6am-11pm daily.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00
Check Out:12:00
Year of Last Renovation:2006
Floors:5
Rooms:198
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:198
Handicap Rooms:6
Suites:36
Room Windows:Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:5 View Spaces
Meeting Space:13000 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 374 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Pool Info:
5am-MidnightIndoorHave hot tub as well
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
6pm day of arrival
Nightly Parking:0
Total Taxes:12.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
$20 non-refundable fee. Pet must be crated if left unattendedPets not allowed in public areas, restaurant or pool area.


  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Office in room available
  • Pets allowed
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Complimentary Shuttle to and from the airport.

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

About Holiday Inn

  • Full-service hotel offering three different experiences: Holiday Inn Express ideal for the business traveler, Holiday Inn Resorts for family fun and relaxation, and the Holiday Inn Club Vacations, suitable for family and friends with spacious accommodations
  • Offering comfort and family-oriented service, children stay and eat free at Holiday Inn properties
  • Free high-speed internet access
  • Restaurants and bars on-site with good food and drinks for all ages
  • Indoor or Outdoor swimming pools based on location
  • Great exercise facilities
  • Based on select properties, Holiday Inn's The Hub is the perfect entertainment spot and gaming area with a media lounge, fire pits, etc.

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

Previously known as:
Holiday Inn Des Moines Northwest, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines Northwest

Hotel Rate Trends at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

Rate fluctuations of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

This chart illustrates averages of sleeping room prices for both our group prices and the best online individual traveler rates our rate checker could find at the time the group offer was submitted. The best group/meeting discount shown is 31.9% in December 2017 and the highest average individual rate is $187 in the month of June 2016. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

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

Feel free to use the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 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
Heartland Ballroom 90 x 50 x 10 4500374/----18710874----/--600450--
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Heartland Ballroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
4500 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
90 x 50 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
16
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
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
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Bennigan's Meeting Room 44 x 29 x 10 127680/----60314545--/--12580--
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Bennigan's Meeting Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1276 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
44 x 29 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
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
  • 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
Wisconson Room 51 x 22 x 9 260180/----70504444--/--10080--
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Wisconson Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
2601 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
51 x 22 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
1 Below Ground
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
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
Iowa Board Room 25 x 22 x 9 550--/----------18--/--------
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Iowa Board Room

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
550 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
25 x 22 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
1 Below Ground
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
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
State Rooms ( 9 in total) 25 x 22 x 9 55040/----25181818--/--50----
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State Rooms ( 9 in total)

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
550 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
25 x 22 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
1 Below Ground
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
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

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