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Urbandale Iowa Hotels & Motels

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The Urbandale center is around 2 miles northeast of Valley West Mall and 3 miles northwest of Des Moines Arts Center.

Urbandale, Iowa, is a small city situated just northwest of Des Moines. Because of its close proximity to Des Moines, Urbandale has always been a popular area for people to live and commute to the downtown area for work. No matter your reason for heading to Urbandale, if you're searching for the ideal hotel for your stay, you'll find everything from budget-friendly hotels to luxurious accommodations. More from this guide...

Urbandale Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 4800 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322 ~1.54 miles northeast of Urbandale
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 5 floors
Super 8 Urbandale / Des Moines Area - Urbandale 5900 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Low priced hotel
  • 58 rooms in hotel
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites in Des Moines
+1-800-881-1523
4755 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322 ~1.60 miles northeast of Urbandale
  • Economical Highway property
  • Free breakfast available
Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay 4845 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322 ~1.71 miles northeast of Urbandale
  • Economy property
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center : 5000 Merle Hay Rd. 5000 Merle Hay Rd., Urbandale, IA 50322
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 7 meeting rooms
Quality Inn & Suites in Des Moines 4995 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322 ~1.87 miles northeast of Urbandale
  • Midscale hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Americinn Hotel & Suites - Johnston 5050 Merle Hay Rd., Johnston, IA 50131 ~1.98 miles north of Urbandale
  • Economical Highway hotel
  • Fitness center on property
  • Room cleanliness is acceptable
  • Lot of noise
Microtel Inn & Suites - Urbandale 8711 Plum Dr., Urbandale, IA 50322
  • 2 star Highway property
  • 76 rooms in property
  • Shower can be a problem
  • Great location
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Urbandale : 8661 Plum Dr.
+1-888-305-3366
8661 Plum Dr., Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • 89 rooms in hotel
  • Great family time
  • Awesome vibe
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Urbandale Des Moin : 8789 Plum Dr.
+1-800-881-1523
8789 Plum Dr., Urbandale, IA 50322
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Good amenities
  • Quiet location
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Hampton Inn & Suites - Urbandale 8811 Plum Dr., Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Affordable hotel
  • 28 suites in property
Towneplace Suites by Marriott - Johnston 8800 Northpark Dr., Johnston, IA 50131 ~2.33 miles northwest of Urbandale
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • 116 suites in hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines / Urbandale in Johnston 8600 Northpark Dr., Johnston, IA 50131 ~2.34 miles northwest of Urbandale
  • Affordable hotel
  • 148 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Good breakfast
  • Clear tables
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Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Johnston 5291 Stoney Creek Court, Johnston, IA 50131 ~2.35 miles northwest of Urbandale
  • Low priced Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00PM
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
  • Professional service
Studio Plus Des Moines West Des Moines
+1-888-690-5247
2701 Westown Pkwy., West Des Moines, IA 50266 ~2.55 miles southwest of Urbandale
  • Cheap hotel
  • Hotel has 86 rooms
  • Food is inedible
  • Free internet
Days Inn West Des Moines in West Des Moines 1258 8th St., West Des Moines, IA 50265 ~2.57 miles south of Urbandale
  • Two-star Suburban hotel
  • 2 conference rooms in property
Econo Lodge Hotel 10841 Douglas Ave., Urbandale, IA 50322
  • 2-star Highway property
  • Free breakfast available
  • Checkin was upgraded
  • Awful breakfast
Extended Stay America Des Moines Urbandale 3940 114th St., Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Low-priced Suburban hotel
  • 104 rooms in property
  • Terrible amenities
  • Wifi sucked
Clive Hotel & Suites 11040 Hickman Rd., Clive, IA 50325 ~3.12 miles west of Urbandale
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • 6 floors in hotel
Hotel Renovo 11167 Hickman Rd., Urbandale, IA 50322
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • 3 meeting rooms in hotel
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Sleep Inn at Living History Farms : 11211 Hickman Rd. 11211 Hickman Rd., Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Two-star Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in property
  • Fantastic service
  • Excellent pool
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Days Inn Des Moines / West Clive : 1600 NW 114th St. 1600 NW 114th St., Clive, IA 50325 ~3.56 miles west of Urbandale
  • Low-priced Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 pm
  • Rooms in need of an update
  • Could use a good cleaning
Wildwood Lodge - Clive
+1-888-305-3366
11431 Forest Ave., Clive, IA 50325 ~3.61 miles west of Urbandale
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
  • Terrific location
  • Excellent customer service
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Courtyard by Marriott Des Moines West / Clive in Clive 1520 NW 114th St., Clive, IA 50325 ~3.65 miles west of Urbandale
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Minibar can be a problem
  • Most guests said the breakfast was too expensive
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Sheraton West Des Moines in West Des Moines 1800 50th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266 ~3.65 miles southwest of Urbandale
  • Four star Suburban hotel
  • 16 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Old Furnishings
  • Old toilet seats
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When to Visit Urbandale, IA

Since Urbandale is in the middle of the country without any large bodies of water to impact weather, the area sees distinct seasons throughout the year. Therefore, deciding on the best time to visit depends on what you want to do while you're there. Summer is usually the most popular time to go to the area, but it's also the hottest. From June to August, Urbandale sees average high temperatures that climb into the mid-90s with high humidity. If you plan to visit during these months, don't expect to find many hotel deals.

When fall rolls around, temperatures start to level off. Average highs in September start off in the mid-70s and by November they drop to the upper 40s. If you can make time for a trip to Urbandale during these months, you'll not enjoy hotel prices that start to go down, and you'll also see some beautiful fall foliage.

If you want the best deal possible on your hotel room, you need to visit Urbandale in the winter. However, keep in mind that the reason hotel prices are low because winters can vary from moderately cold to bitterly cold. Average highs from December to February struggle to get out of the 30s, and the area sees around 35 inches of snowfall every season. While most outdoor activities aren't possible, you'll still find plenty of indoor attractions open and ready for business.

Spring is another good season to make a trip to Urbandale. You'll find hotels haven't raised prices for the summer crowds, yet temperatures start to warm back up to a comfortable range. While average highs in March are in the upper 40s, by May these temperatures are in the comfortable mid-70s.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Urbandale

Urbandale, IA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. price patterns by star rating class in Urbandale, IA. Browse these charts to calculate the cheapest time period to book in Urbandale for any future trips.

Luxury Hotel Options in Urbandale, IA

4 Star Average Prices: $116.06

When you're searching for a hotel that offers something above and beyond what the traditional hotels provide, consider one of the luxury hotel options in Urbandale. Hotel Renovo offers a unique country-chic feel and a convenient location. The cozy rooms come free wireless internet access, a flat-screen television, a mini fridge, and coffee maker. If you upgrade to a suite, you'll enjoy added space with a dining area, kitchenette, and loft. When you get hungry, there's a lobby bar that serves breakfast and dinner. For relaxation, check out the indoor pool with 20-foot ceilings that feature beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows.

Des Moines Marriott Hotel is a high-rise hotel that puts you just 5 miles from the Des Moines International Airport. Modern amenities inside the rooms include a 25-inch television with premium cable channels and iPod dock. Rooms also come with pillow-top mattresses, mini-fridge, coffee maker, and desk. When you want to grab a bite to eat, the on-site Rock River Grill & Tavern serves creative American dishes. You can also relax in your room and order room service. Other amenities offered at the hotel include an indoor pool, coffee shop, and fitness center.

Affordable Hotel Options in Urbandale, IA

3 Star Average Prices: $118.61

When you're looking for affordable hotel options in Urbandale, you'll find plenty of hotels that fit perfectly within your travel budget. Econo Lodge Urbandale-Northwest Des Moines is conveniently located just 15 miles from the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Inside every room you'll enjoy amenities that include a television with premium cable channels, coffee maker, microwave, mini-fridge, and free wireless internet access. Make sure you start each day with a trip to the complimentary continental breakfast. When the weather is nice, there's also a seasonal outdoor pool for you to enjoy.

A stay at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center puts you 14 miles from Walnut Woods State Park and a 10-minute drive from the heart of Des Moines. Inside your room, you can relax with free wireless internet access and a television. Some rooms also come with mini-fridges, microwaves, separate living areas, and pull-out sofas. The rustic-themed hotel offers plenty of exciting activities. There's an indoor/outdoor pool, arcade, fitness center, outdoor patio, and gift shop. Complimentary amenities offered at the hotel include daily newspapers, 24-hour coffee in the lobby, and a hot breakfast.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale is a modern hotel that puts you conveniently close to popular attractions, such as Living History Farms, Iowa State Fairgrounds, and the Des Moines Art Center. You can get work done in your room with the work desks that have ergonomic chairs and free wireless internet access, or you can simply kick back and relax with the flat-screen television. Start your day off right with a quick workout in the fitness center or stop by and fill up with the free breakfast.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Urbandale

2 Star Average Prices: $87.17

2 Star Hotel Prices in Urbandale

Urbandale: Real Discounts

There are numerous hotels in Urbandale that offer good discounts to help you save money while you're away from home. Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale likes to express appreciation to veterans and active military members and their families by offering special military rates on leisure stays. Additionally, if you're a member of AARP or 65 and older, you can save up to 10 percent off the best available rate during your stay. Finally, AAA and CAA members can get up to 5 percent off their stay at the hotel.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale also has plenty of extra ways to save. Seniors 62 and older can take advantage of savings up to 15 percent off their room rates. AAA and CAA can use their memberships to get discounted rates on rooms, spa treatments, and more. Finally, qualified government employees and members of the military are also eligible for special rates and offers at the hotel.

Best Value Options in Urbandale, IA

The value option hotels in Urbandale are another choice you have for your visit. A stay at the family-friendly Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Des Moines-Northwest puts you just 8 miles from the heart of Des Moines and 12 miles from Adventureland Park. The relaxed rooms come with flat-screen televisions, stereos, free wireless internet access, and coffee makers. Plus, kids 18 and under stay free with an adult. If the family gets hungry, head down to the on-site restaurant where children under 11 eat free. When you're ready to explore the area, the free shuttle takes you within a 2-mile radius of the hotel.

If you're interested in exploring Living History Farms or the Science Center of Iowa, a stay at Courtyard Des Moines West/Clive puts you within a few miles of both attractions. The contemporary rooms come with free wireless internet access, 32-inch flat-screen television with satellite channels, pillow top mattress, and coffee maker. If you need to get work done while you're at the hotel, there's a business center with workstations and printers. When you're ready to relax, there's also an indoor pool and whirlpool. Dining options include an on-site American restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner.

A stay at Ramada Tropics Resort/Conference Center Des Moines puts you 6 miles from the Des Moines Art Center and 8 miles from the Wells Fargo Arena. Every room at the hotel comes with conveniences that include mini-fridges, microwaves, coffee maker, flat-screen television, and free wireless internet access. Children will love playing at the arcade or pirate-themed indoor water park, while you'll appreciate the casual meals served at the on-site restaurant, Castaways Bar and Grill. You can also head to the tiki bar to enjoy a good drink.

Things to Do in Urbandale, IA

When you're looking for things to do in Urbandale, you'll find a range of activities that will keep everyone entertained. One unique attraction in the area is Living History Farms. At this open-air museum, you can learn about Iowa's agricultural history through engaging activities. You can explore life in Iowa all the way from an Ioway tribe village to a re-creation of a bustling frontier village. Talk with the historical interpreters to learn even more about working on the lands in Iowa.

Get outside and enjoy the great outdoors with a trip to Saylorville Lake, which is just 13 miles north of Urbandale. This is a popular spot for boating, fishing, swimming, and other water activities. You'll also find Jester Park on the shores of the lake. Here you can enjoy picnicking, camping, golfing, hiking, and horseback riding. While you're there, take some time to stop by the nature center and learn more about the major habitats of the park and the plants and animals that live there.

No matter what you plan to do during your visit to Urbandale, you'll find a hotel that offers the amenities you want at a price within your budget for a fun and comfortable stay.

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