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West Des Moines Iowa Accommodations

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The West Des Moines center point is approximately 1 mile west of Des Moines Arts Center and 1 mile west of Science Center of Iowa.

West Des Moines is an Iowa city which shares a border with Des Moines. It's a small city, with an estimated population of under 65,000, and it consistently ranks on lists of great places to live — in part because of its food culture and boutique bars. Several companies have headquarters in West Des Moines, providing a significant number of jobs in the area. Some of the most popular tourist activities in West Des Moines include visiting Valley Junction, touring the Jordan House, and taking a ride in a hot air balloon. More from this guide...

West Des Moines Hotels/Accommodations

Days Inn West Des Moines in West Des Moines 1258 8th St., West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • 2 star Suburban property
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
From$50
Average 3.0 /5Reviews Call
Studio Plus Des Moines West Des Moines in West Des Moines
+1-800-230-4134
2701 Westown Pkwy., West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Low-priced hotel
  • Very bad smell on the second floor
  • Didn't have access to the computer
Valley West Inn : 3535 Westown Pkwy.
+1-800-997-5148
3535 Westown Pkwy., West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Reception is all right
  • Rooms in need of an update
Holiday Inn Express at Drake - Des Moines 1140 24t St., Des Moines, IA 50311 ~3.50 miles east of West Des Moines
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Professional service
  • Newly installed pancake
Sheraton West Des Moines : 1800 50th St. 1800 50th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • High end Suburban property
  • 285 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Furniture needs more attention
  • Old tiles
Baymont Inn & Suites Airport Conference Center in Des Moines 6221 SW Army Post Rd., Des Moines, IA 50321 ~3.53 miles south of West Des Moines
  • Affordable Airport property
  • Airport shuttle provided
Wildwood Lodge
+1-888-283-3404
11431 Forest Ave., Clive, IA 50325 ~3.70 miles west of West Des Moines
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Relatively modern hotel
  • Plenty of shopping nearby
From$109
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Super 8
+1-800-997-5149
11414 Forest Ave., Des Moines, IA 50325 ~3.71 miles west of West Des Moines
  • Inexpensive Suburban property
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • AC needs updating
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
From$49
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Sterling Hotel & Suites 11428 Forest Ave., Clive, IA 50325 ~3.77 miles west of West Des Moines
  • 3 star Highway property
  • 2 floors in hotel
Days Inn Des Moines / West Clive in Clive 1600 NW 114th St., Clive, IA 50325 ~3.77 miles northwest of West Des Moines
  • Low priced Suburban hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • The majority of guests criticized the unstylish hotel
  • Old carpet
Courtyard by Marriott Des Moines West / Clive - Clive 1520 NW 114th St., Clive, IA 50325 ~3.82 miles west of West Des Moines
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 108 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Staff was helpful and accommodating
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
From$89
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines 5505 Mills Civic Pkwy., West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Learn more
  • Terrific location
  • Good accessibility by car
From$123
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
La Quinta Inn : 1390 NW 118th St.
+1-888-305-3366
1390 NW 118th St., Clive, IA 50325 ~3.96 miles west of West Des Moines
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • 99 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Beds were acceptable for 58%
  • All guests thought the facilities needed updating
Best Western Plus Des Moines West Inn & Suites
+1-800-881-1523
1450 NW 118th St., Clive, IA 50325 ~3.97 miles west of West Des Moines
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 03:00
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Holiday Inn & Suites Jordan Creek 6075 Mills Civic Pkwy., West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 137 rooms in property
  • Clean
  • Friendly staff
From$107
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
Best Western Plus Des Moines W - Clive
+1-800-997-5149
1450 Northwest 118th St., Clive, IA 50325 ~3.97 miles west of West Des Moines
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Delicious food
  • Close to Interstate
Country Inn & Suites Des Moines West 1350 NW 118th St., Clive, IA 50325 ~4.01 miles west of West Des Moines
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Every guests reviewed liked the proximity to sightseeing
  • Tranquil rooms with excellent beds and welcoming service
Sleep Inn at Living History Farms 11211 Hickman Rd., Urbandale, IA 50322 ~4.20 miles northwest of West Des Moines
  • Economical Suburban hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • Heating ac unit
  • Reception should be more attentive
From$119
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
Hotel Renovo - Urbandale 11167 Hickman Rd., Urbandale, IA 50322 ~4.20 miles northwest of West Des Moines
  • 4-star Suburban property
  • Hotel has a green policy See more
From$109
Excellent 5.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Hotel Fort Des Moines
+1-888-690-5247
1000 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~4.24 miles east of West Des Moines
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • 234 rooms in hotel
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
  • Shopping was too far away, according to 71%
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown 333 SW 11th St., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~4.26 miles east of West Des Moines
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
Hampton Inn & Suites West Des Moines / Sw Mall Are in West Des Moines 6160 Mills Civic Pkwy., West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$99
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Hampton Inn by Hilton 5001 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321 ~4.36 miles southeast of West Des Moines
  • 3 star Airport property
  • 4 floors in property
Des Lux Hotel in Des Moines 800 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~4.37 miles east of West Des Moines
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 5 floors in hotel
From$199
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Days Inn & Suites 1901 Hackley Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315 ~4.40 miles southeast of West Des Moines
  • Cheap Airport hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Free wireless internet
  • Friendly service
From$64
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
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When to Visit West Des Moines, IA

Because West Des Moines is so close to Des Moines, the seasonality of the two cities is quite similar. For the most comfortable weather, visit West Des Moines in spring or fall, when the temperatures are between the low 50s and the high 60s. If you choose spring, April is the best month, since May and June are extremely rainy. The rain and the hot temperatures do subside somewhat in September and October, but the truly dry season in West Des Moines is winter. Summer is high season, so hotel rates will be at their most expensive and crowds will be at their thickest.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in West Des Moines

West Des Moines, IA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. rate trends by star rating class in West Des Moines, IA. Browse these charts to determine the best time to book a room in West Des Moines for any future trips.

Luxury Hotel Options in West Des Moines, IA

4 Star Average Prices: $118.63

West Des Moines doesn't have the over-the-top resort luxury you'll find in other parts of the country, but you can enjoy a fantastic customer experience at a lovely upscale facility to satiate your desire for luxury amenities.

In Urbandale, only four miles from central West Des Moines, you'll find Hotel Renovo. This alluring property has interior styling that looks more like an upscale microbrewery or a chic coffee house; gorgeous wood floors, leather furniture, and intriguing rustic accents populate the common areas. The rooms in this four-star property are simple and comfortable, offering you designer toiletries with goat milk, comfortable mattresses, and spacious rooms. Customers have raved about the hotel, loving everything from the large pool to the eclectic dining room.

The West Des Moines Marriott is a 3 1/2-star suburban property perfect for business people looking for an upscale stay. They offer seven meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning services, and express check-in and check-out. You don't have to be traveling for business to take advantage of the Marriott's great amenities, though. A restaurant, bar and lounge area, and indoor pool will keep you entertained and fed while you stay. Concierge services and a newsstand with snacks give your visit a little something extra.

Affordable Options in West Des Moines, IA

3 Star Average Prices: $119.19

When it comes to low-cost hotels in West Des Moines, many options offer room rates below $60 a night, and a few even go lower than $50 a night. The Motel 6 Des Moines South - Airport is just over four miles from central West Des Moines and is just a mile from the Des Moines International Airport. Room rates start below $50 a night. If you're staying with kids 17 and younger, they room with parents or guardians for free if they use existing bedding. This Motel 6 property offers laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, a pet policy, and free parking.

The Motel 6 Des Moines West is another great budget option; this property also offers room rates below $50 and sits conveniently near the highway. Like the other Motel 6, this property lets kids 17 and under stay free and has a pet policy. While both Motel 6 properties charge a small fee for Wi-Fi, at the Motel 6 Des Moines West you can expect an outdoor pool, free parking, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk.

Just under 4 miles from central West Des Moines in nearby Clive, you'll find the Days Inn Des Moines/West-Clive. Nightly room rates start just above $53, and kids 18 or younger stay for free using existing parent or guardian bedding. For $15 per pet, per night, you can bring your furry friends with you. An outdoor seasonal pool, free Wi-fi, complimentary breakfast, a 24-hour business center, and a 24-hour front desk are some of the amenities you can expect at the Days Inn.

3 Star Hotel Prices in West Des Moines

2 Star Average Prices: $77.15

2 Star Hotel Prices in West Des Moines

Which West Des Moines hotels have real discounts?

If you qualify for AAA, AARP, senior, or military discounts, you want to know you're getting the best price when you use them. Those with a military or government discount should check out the Village Inn Motel Des Moines. With your military discount, a room with a king bed is around $55 a night, and a room with two double beds is just over $59 a night. The Village Inn Motel also offers AAA and AARP discounts. Amenities at this budget hotel include free Wi-Fi, a dry cleaning and laundry service, and a restaurant. They offer rooms with in-room accessibility and accessible bathrooms.

Whether you qualify for a military, AAA, or AARP discount, the Sleep Inn Urbandale offers rooms with two queen beds or one king bed at more than a $10-per-night discount. Rooms at the Sleep Inn benefit from modern styling, including an attractive green accent wall. In-room accessibility is available for those who need it. Customers have thought the service and cleanliness at this property are top-notch. The hotel has an indoor pool, a restaurant, and laundry facilities. You'll also get free breakfast and free Wi-Fi.

Stay near the highway and within easy driving distance of West Des Moines when you book at the Travelodge Des Moines to take advantage of their AAA and senior rates. Get nightly rates below $90 with qualifying discounts. Along with express check-in and express check-out, the Travelodge offers many amenities aimed at making your stay more convenient. A 24-hour front desk and 24-hour business center cater to night owls. Free amenities, including Wi-Fi, breakfast, and parking, give you more for your money. An outdoor seasonal pool and picnic area are great if you're a summer visitor.

Best Value Options in West Des Moines, IA

For great hotel value, look for options with positive guest feedback and wonderful amenities to give you a stay you'll remember. At the Homewood Suites by Hilton West Des Moines/SW Mall Area, you'll be in a three-star property with large rooms and modern styling. Rooms have kitchens with stove tops and full refrigerators, and if you need special accommodations, they offer rooms with in-room accessibility and roll-in showers. An attractive indoor pool, well-stocked snack bar, free Wi-Fi, and free breakfast are some of the amenities you can expect.

Previous guests have loved many aspects about the Courtyard by Marriott Des Moines West Clive. Though technically located in Clive, Iowa, it's less than four miles from the center of West Des Moines, and you'll be right near some great shopping. The gorgeous pool area, wellness facilities, and attractive interior design have consistently been highlights for customers staying at the Courtyard by Marriott. Pamper yourself by relaxing in the spa tub, having the dry cleaning and laundry services take care of your dirty clothes, and washing with their Paul Mitchell toiletries.

The Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines West is another three-star suburban property with great guest reviews and in-room kitchens. Guests have found the beds extremely comfortable and the hotel's location quite convenient. The Residence Inn by Marriott offers several amenities that will give your stay that extra upscale feel, such as free grocery shopping services and an outdoor tennis court. Enjoy a spa tub, dry cleaning and laundry services, express check-in and check-out, and a huge indoor pool.

Hotels With Great Pools in West Des Moines, IA

To make the most of your summer visit to West Des Moines with the family, make sure you stay somewhere with a fantastic pool. At the Sterling Hotel and Suites in nearby Clive, you'll find a large outdoor pool with sun loungers and umbrellas. The kids can swim while you lay back and enjoy a book or while you get some relaxation in the spa tub. Families will also love the complimentary breakfast, laundry facilities, and pet policy. Free Wi-Fi will make the entire family happy. As many as two kids 16 and under stay for free when using existing bedding in a parent or guardian's room.

The Wildwood Lodge is also in Clive, just a short drive away from West Des Moines. The pool at the Wildwood Lodge is indoors, with big picture windows to let the sun in. The floor around the pool is a lovely stone pattern, and the spa tub looks like it was carved out of a giant boulder, which makes it extra inviting. Parents can hang out at the bar and lounge for some cocktails while the kids use the free Wi-Fi to play smartphone or tablet games. Everyone can sit together by the fireplace in the lobby to enjoy a complimentary breakfast before hopping into your free airport transportation.

The perfect hotel in West Des Moines is waiting for you to discover it. In addition to the deals mentioned above, keep in mind that if you're traveling with a group, many West Des Moines hotels will offer discounted rates for bundles of 10 or more rooms.

What did travelers think of the city of West Des Moines?

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

"Great Restaurants Nearby"
Score 5.0 / 5

We went to Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet for the family Christmas Supper and it was delicious. Had so much to pick from we did not know what to eat first. Was very close to the motel.

Shirley A., from 19-Dec-2016
"Convenient!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Stores & restaurants nearby.

Lori M., from 31-Jan-2016
"Beautiful Fall Colors"
Score 4.0 / 5

Friendly people. Enjoyed the city.

Jenny D., from 28-Oct-2014
"Friendly Place"
Score 4.0 / 5

Very clean and with people being very nice to everyone.

Peter L., from 28-Jan-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of West Des Moines, IA shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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