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Johnston Iowa Accommodations

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The Johnston center point is approximately 5 miles northwest of Broadlawns Medical Center and 5 miles west of Zoo Lounge.

For most Americans, visiting Iowa means a trip to Des Moines. But just a few miles northwest of the capital there's a friendly suburb ready to welcome you with open arms. Discover Johnston, voted one of the best suburbs in the United States, on your next Iowa vacation. More from this guide...

Johnston Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Americinn Hotel & Suites in Johnston
+1-888-690-5247
5050 Merle Hay Rd., Johnston, IA 50131
  • Inexpensive Highway hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Room needs to be redecorated
  • Lot of noise
Quality Inn & Suites
+1-888-305-3366
4995 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322 ~1.55 miles south of Johnston
  • 3-star hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00PM
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center
+1-800-881-1523
5000 Merle Hay Rd., Urbandale, IA 50322 ~1.57 miles south of Johnston
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 166 rooms
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Des Moines
+1-888-283-3404
4800 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322 ~1.66 miles south of Johnston
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 37 suites in property
Super 8 by Wyndham Urbandale / des Moines Area : 5900 Sutton Place
+1-866-221-8581
5900 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322 ~1.73 miles south of Johnston
  • Two star property
  • Free comp. breakfast
Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay : 4845 Merle Hay Rd.
+1-866-429-5787
4845 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322 ~1.73 miles south of Johnston
  • Two-star Highway hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites : 4755 Merle Hay Rd.
+1-888-690-5281
4755 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322 ~1.84 miles south of Johnston
  • Two-star Highway hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Johnston
+1-888-690-5247
5291 Stoney Creek Court, Johnston, IA 50131
  • Low-priced Suburban property
  • Shuttle to airport available
From$60
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Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines / Urbandale in Johnston
+1-888-305-3366
8600 Northpark Dr., Johnston, IA 50131
  • Three Star property
  • 148 rooms in hotel
  • New rooms
  • Easily accessible by car and has restaurants and bars nearby
Townplace Suites Des Moines / Urbandale - Johnston
+1-800-881-1523
8800 Northpark Dr., Johnston, IA 50131
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Learn more
From$79
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Urbandale
+1-888-283-3404
8661 Plum Dr., Urbandale, IA 50322 ~2.43 miles southwest of Johnston
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Fitness center on property
  • Inn was welcoming
  • Beds need improvement
From$84
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Urbandale Des Moin : 8789 Plum Dr.
+1-866-221-8581
8789 Plum Dr., Urbandale, IA 50322 ~2.45 miles southwest of Johnston
  • Three Star Highway property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Great breakfast selection
  • Fantastic service
From$89
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Microtel Inn & Suites
+1-866-429-5787
8711 Plum Dr., Urbandale, IA 50322 ~2.49 miles southwest of Johnston
  • 2 star Highway hotel
  • 25 suites in hotel
  • Entrance area is ok
  • Most guests were disappointed with the minibar
From$60
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Hampton Inn & Suites - Urbandale
+1-888-690-5281
8811 Plum Dr., Urbandale, IA 50322 ~2.52 miles southwest of Johnston
  • 3 star property
  • 95 rooms in hotel
Americinn by Wyndham Grimes - Grimes
+1-888-690-5247
251 SE Gateway Dr., Grimes, IA 50111 ~3.92 miles west of Johnston
  • 3 star property
From$80
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Americinn Lodge & Suites
+1-888-305-3366
251 Gateway Circle, Grimes, IA 50111 ~3.93 miles west of Johnston
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy Learn more
From$79
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Econo Lodge Hotel - Urbandale
+1-800-881-1523
10841 Douglas Ave., Urbandale, IA 50322 Website ~4.45 miles southwest of Johnston
  • Two-star Highway property
  • Check-in time: 03.00 p.m
  • Average value
  • Decent price
From$37
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Extended Stay America Des Moines Urbandale
+1-888-283-3404
3940 114th St., Urbandale, IA 50322 ~4.64 miles southwest of Johnston
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • 104 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Good accessibility by car
  • Wet ashtray
Residence Inn Des Moines Ankeny
+1-866-221-8581
1515 SW Main St., Ankeny, IA 50023 ~5.18 miles northeast of Johnston
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Clive Hotel & Suites
+1-866-429-5787
11040 Hickman Rd., Clive, IA 50325 ~5.36 miles southwest of Johnston
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • 75 suites in hotel
Hotel Renovo
+1-888-690-5281
11167 Hickman Rd., Urbandale, IA 50322 ~5.37 miles southwest of Johnston
  • Four-star Suburban property
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
From$109
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Sleep Inn at Living History Farms
+1-888-690-5247
11211 Hickman Rd., Urbandale, IA 50322 ~5.47 miles southwest of Johnston
  • Two star Suburban property
  • 112 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Reception should be more attentive
  • Acceptable breakfast prices
From$119
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Quality Inn
+1-888-305-3366
4950 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313 ~5.48 miles east of Johnston
  • Economy Highway hotel
  • 8 suites in hotel
Motel 6 Des Moines Ia
+1-800-881-1523
4940 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313 ~5.50 miles east of Johnston
  • Two star property
  • Check-in time: 14:00
Studio Plus Des Moines West Des Moines
+1-888-283-3404
2701 Westown Pkwy., West Des Moines, IA 50266 ~5.62 miles south of Johnston
  • Economy property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Room is all right
  • Every guests reviewed complained about the elevator
From$59
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Johnston, IA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Johnston hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Johnston was established in 1905 as a station on the Des Moines to Perry interurban railroad. Originally named Johnston Station, the town's name paid tribute to John F. Johnston, the railway's freight supervisor. As the railroad became less important to the area, the suburb became known as simply Johnston.

Today Johnston is home to more than 21,000 residents who enjoy access to award-winning schools, affordable housing, and excellent recreational facilities. Those recreational facilities, including parks, trails, and waterways, are key attractions for active tourists. Discover how much fun you could have outdoors when you visit Johnston.

When should you visit Johnston, Iowa?

Johnston enjoys its best weather from early June to mid-September. Summer days are warm but rarely hot, with average daily temperatures in the low to mid-80s. Conditions can be humid, though, and showers are common. Summer is also the most popular choice for tourists, so hotel prices typically rise to their highest levels.

If you can be patient, you'll usually get a better deal and enjoy slightly better weather in September. Daily temperatures typically sit in the mid-70s, perfect for hiking the trails and picnicking. Without the summer tourists inflating accommodation prices, fall has lower hotel rates too.

Johnston isn't made for winter sports, so most travelers don't want to brave the freezing, windy conditions for a vacation here from December to February. The accommodation prices, which fall to their lowest levels after the festive season, are really the only draw for a winter getaway.

Temperatures in late spring can also be pleasant, but rainfall is common during this time of year. Research the weather before your intended departure to see whether the showers will stay away.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Johnston

Johnston, IA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. rate trends by star rating class in Johnston, IA. Browse these line graphs to evaluate the cheapest time to stay in Johnston for upcoming travels.

What are the best hotels in Johnston, Iowa?

4 Star Average Prices: $123.43

For a little more luxury, look to the following Johnston hotels. With first-class features and service, you'll always feel like a VIP when you stay at these top accommodation establishments.

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Johnston is an acclaimed pet-friendly hotel with all the features guests love. Enjoy a leisurely swim in the indoor/outdoor pool or intensify your workout in the fitness center. After working up a sweat, unwind with local beers or a glass of wine at Bearly's Bar or retire to your room. Stoney Creek Hotel has charming guestrooms and extended-stay cottages featuring full kitchens and king-sized beds. Wi-Fi is free, along with the morning breakfast buffet. When it's time to go home, remember to stop by the gift shop for a souvenir of your stay.

Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines – Urbandale/Johnston is a more contemporary option conveniently located in the Johnston Business Park. If you're visiting for business, you'll also appreciate the hotel's 24-hour business center, meeting areas, and free Wi-Fi. Leisure travelers are taken care of too, with an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness room, and The Garden Grille & Bar all on-site to enhance your stay. After a busy day enjoying the facilities or seeing the sights, your elegant room is the perfect place for unwinding. Each one features premium bedding, an ergonomic chair, and flat-screen TVs showing premium cable channels.

What low-cost hotels are near Johnston, IA?

3 Star Average Prices: $117.05

Modest hotels around the Johnston area offer travelers an affordable place to lay their heads. Some of the most budget-friendly options are conveniently located on Merle Hay Road, in the northwestern corner of Des Moines near the Merle Hay Mall, Drake University, and Interstates 35 and 80.

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines - Merle Hay Rd has simple but well-appointed rooms with microwave ovens, refrigerators, and large flat-screen TVs. For a little luxury and some extra room, book a suite. These spacious accommodation options have whirlpool tubs and balconies for watching the world go by. All guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and access to laundry facilities, perfect for those extended getaways. The Econo Lodge serves a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. It's also close to local eateries including Taco Bell and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery for lunch and dinner.

Days Inn by Wyndham Des Moines Merle Hay is another economical choice on Merle Hay Road. It's slightly more upmarket, with modern rooms and a range of family-friendly facilities. Kids love splashing about in the indoor pool, battling their siblings in the two-story game room, and keeping their friends updated about their adventures via the free Wi-Fi. Moms and dads aren't forgotten either, with a whirlpool tub and on-site lounge, Derry's. The free Daybreak breakfast helps all guests start the day right.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Johnston

2 Star Average Prices: $89.71

2 Star Hotel Prices in Johnston

Where are the best hotels for discounts around Johnston?

Selected travelers can save money by staying at some of the best-known hotels in the Johnston area. Present your valid identification at the check-in desk to secure your discounted rate.

Quality Inn in nearby Des Moines discounts rates for AAA and CAA auto club members, seniors and AARP members, federal and state government workers, military personnel, and people in large traveling groups needing 10 or more rooms. This pet-friendly hotel is conveniently located close to local highways and restaurants. You won't have to walk for breakfast, though, as Quality Inn serves complimentary waffles, bagels, fresh fruit, and other treats each morning. Wi-Fi and weekday newspapers are also free for guests. The rooms are a little dated, but quality features like an indoor pool and business center help guests see value.

Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest cuts its regular rates for AAA and CAA auto club members, Entertainment Card holders, seniors, federal and state government employees, and military personnel. These discounts make this pet-friendly, kid-friendly hotel a great value for traveling families. Kids always stay free, and up to four kids 11 and under eat free at the on-site restaurant, Bennigan's Grille and Tavern, at any time. A handicap-accessible indoor swimming pool lets all guests enjoy splashing about. There's cable TV in the fitness center to keep you motivated during your workouts.

What hotels in Johnston, Iowa offer the best value?

Guests rave about the friendly service and great facilities at the following mid-priced hotels. When you want to see value for money, these local accommodation providers are excellent options.

Americinn Hotel & Suites Johnston Des Moines has clean, spacious standard guest rooms and suites, all featuring high-definition TVs with cable channels, free Wi-Fi access, mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffee- and tea-making facilities for your caffeine fix. Pet-friendly rooms are also available for a small extra fee. Refuel each morning with waffles, eggs, fresh fruit, and other treats at the free breakfast bar. This complimentary meal provides the energy you need for sightseeing or swimming laps in the hotel's indoor pool.

Towneplace Suites Des Moines – Urbandale/Johnston is an all-suites hotel, so it's a smart choice for traveling families and anyone enjoying an extended getaway. Those suites have all the comforts of home, including full-sized kitchens, large workspaces, and separate living and sleeping spaces. Towneplace Suites is minutes from local restaurants, but it has breakfast covered with a complimentary buffet available each morning. The hotel also has its own barbecue and picnic area, a great alternative to eating out or in your hotel room during warm weather. With an indoor pool on-site, you don't need to wait for summer to go swimming.

How can you enjoy the outdoors while in Johnston, Iowa?

No matter how beautiful your hotel room is, you probably won't want to spend your time in Johnston indoors. This Iowa suburb has great recreational facilities encouraging you to have fun outside.

After a recent $5.4-million makeover, Terra Park is one of the best places to have fun in Johnston. New additions include an 8-acre lake for fishing, playgrounds for the kids, and hard and soft trails. An open-air amphitheater and grassy lawn will host concerts and other events during warm weather.

Dewey Park encourages children of all ages and abilities to have fun. This ADA-accessible facility has slides and climbers for inquisitive youngsters and a large play structure for the bigger kids. Bring a ball to enjoy a game on the soccer field. Nature lovers will appreciate the park's arboretum, home to more than 50 species including oaks, lindens, and crabapple trees.

Walnut Ridge Recreation Area is also great fun for families. It sits on the western side of Saylorville Lake, a popular spot for swimming, boating, and fishing for catfish, walleye, and largemouth bass. For a different kind of sporting challenge, try your luck on the 18-hole Walnut Ridge Disc Golf Course. Neal Smith Trail is a paved path perfect for jogging, cycling, and skating. Keep your eyes peeled for the turkeys, pheasants, white-tailed deer, and other animals that call Walnut Ridge Recreation Area home.

Johnston is a natural playground with a range of recreational facilities close to Des Moines. Whether you stay within the city limits or enjoy frequent trips to the capital, Johnston makes an excellent choice for your next getaway.

FAQs about hotels in Johnston

What are the most favored hotels in Johnston?

Hampton Inn & Suites, Sleep Inn at Living History Farms and Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Johnston?

Hotel Renovo, Sheraton West Des Moines and Hilton Des Moines Downtown are the top 3 luxury hotels near Johnston city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Johnston?

Americinn Hotel & Suites, Quality Inn & Suites, and Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center are the properties closest to Johnston city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Johnston cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Johnston can be as cheap as $89.71 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Johnston cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Johnston has been $117.05 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel in Johnston cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Johnston has been $123.43 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Johnston?

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, Townplace Suites Des Moines and Hotel Renovo are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Johnston?

Courtyard by Marriott Des Moines West, Sheraton West Des Moines and Residence Inn Des Moines Ankeny are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Johnston?

Sleep Inn at Living History Farms, Sleep Inn Ankeny Des Moines and Woodspring Suites are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Johnston?

BW Premier Ankeny Hotel and Best Western Plus Des Moines West Inn & Suites are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Johnston?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Urbandale Des Moin, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ankeny Des Moines and Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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