Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

ex. Days Inn - Des Moines Merle Hay

4845 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, United States, 50322-1966  show map
 2 stars
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Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay is a 2-star venue set just 7.2 km from Des Moines Art Center. Built in 1980, the comfortable hotel was renovated in 2011.

You can find Living History Farms only 7.2 km from the property. The city center lies within 9 km from the venue.

Guests can reach Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay by car from Des Moines International airport in 15 minutes.

Rooms

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms including king room and queen room. They are equipped with a minibar, free wireless internet, TV with satellite channels, a laptop-compatible safe and a stone fireplace. In-room self-catering facilities include a microwave, coffee/tea makers and a washing machine.

Eat & Drink

A deluxe breakfast is served daily. Guests can share a meal in Daytona's All Sports Cafe and Bennigans Grille & Tavern, located about 150 meters away.

Services

The property offers a meeting room and a copier for business guests staying at Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay.

Relax

Leisure facilities feature a casino and an indoor heated swimming pool.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   78.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Off-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beauty salon
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed USD 10
Children above
12 years or adults
Extra bed USD 10
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

How to reach hotel

hotel Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay Des Moines location
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Hotel Address:

4845 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, United States, 50322-1966

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City Center
  • Des Moines
    5.6 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Bennigans Grille & Tavern (cuisine: American)
    500 ft
  • Daytona's All Sports Cafe (cuisine: American)
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    78
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Rooms and availability

Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay photos Exterior Hotel information
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting room
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Washer/dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, coffee maker and hair dryer

Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting room
  • Local calls
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Washer/dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, coffee maker and hair dryer

Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay Location

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What's nearby

Shopping areas

Amusement

  • Lazer X1.2 mi

Universities, Institutes

  • American Reading Academy1700 ft
  • La'james College-Hairstyling2.3 mi

Medical care and Hospitals

Local attractions

  • Iowa Gold Star Museum2.9 mi
    7700 Northwest Beaver Drive, Johnston
  • Pappajohn Sculpture Park4.5 mi
    1400 Grand Ave, Des Moines
  • Salisbury House5.0 mi
    4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines
  • Saylorville lake3.5 mi
    5600 NW 78th Avenue, Johnston
  • Des Moines Art Center4.5 mi
    4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines

Restaurants nearby

  • Bennigans Grille & Tavern500 ft

    Address: 4800 Merle Hay Rd
    Phone: 515-276-7777

    62% likes this, based on 26 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery1600 ft

    Address: 4601 Merle Hay Rd
    Phone: (515) 278-0468

    63% likes this, based on 32 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Pagliai's Pizza3200 ft

    Address: 5312 Merle Hay Rd
    Phone: 515-253-9800

    75% likes this, based on 36 reviews

  • Daytona's All Sports Cafe700 ft

    Address: 4875 Merle Hay
    Phone: 515.331.0996

    71% likes this, based on 23 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Famous Dave's3200 ft

    Address: 4351 Merle Hay Rd
    Phone: (515) 331-3300

    65% likes this, based on 61 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 22

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    78

Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

Average guest rating

5.8out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 8 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    The bill by the Hotel was exactly $10 more than the Booked.net charge

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    I liked that we called and was able to get a room at the last minute, that was clean, but the price was high.

    We like to watch hbo and the tv listing had it listed but it was not available.

  • Couple
    5.8

    It was the dirtiest hotel room I have ever stayed in. We kept finding black curly hairs on our sheets and pilloes in our bed, the floor wasnt clean, there was dust and crumbs all over the top of the desk by the tv, the curtains were stained, overall wasnt very happy with it.

  • Family with children
    6.2

    There was male body fluids on the bed spread when we checked into our first nights stay. They came and got the bed spread and did not compensate us for the problem. Try to explain what the mess was to a 10 year old girl.

  • Group of friends
    5.0

    Our room and my mothers room were both located over the top of a 2 pm bar.After the drunks all quieted down ,we fell asleep.Then the homacide cop in the room next to us woke us up discuessing his case on his telephone.The walls were super thin!!! However we did get a good parking spot,under a street light:)

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    The location worked for us, right off the highway and close to our family. When I first saw it, I was worried, the hotel does not have a lot of curb apeal. When inside I was pleasently surprized at how clean the lobby was, and our room was the same. The staff was helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean, and comfortable No complaints, good value for your money.

    Not a lot of varitey for breakfast

  • Couple
    7.0

    The people in the room next to us yelling in Spanish around 2am until 3am

  • Single
    5.0

    Where do I begin? Let's start with the reception. I was asked if I had stayed at Days Inn previously. I said, "No... First time." So where does she put me? In a room directly off of the game room (pin ball, arcades, etc.) and pool area! The place stunk to high heaven of cigarette smoke and in general, old dirty, chemically treated carpeting and over-chlorined swimming pool. The place looked like it was stuck in a 70's time-warp, and it may very well have been in the 70's that it was last re-carpeted. Thanks Ms. Receptionist. Nothing like making a great first impression for a new customer!! OK, now let's walk into the room they gave me. I'm told it's a nonsmoking room. Really? The smell of cigarettes in there was enough to gag a garbage collector! The bathroom floor looked like a science mold project. Not green... but varying shades of brown to off-white and gray grout. Now, this floor may very well have been cleaned and the buildup of whatever the heck has been residing there may indeed have been sterile, but after accidentally dropping an expensive medication on the floor, I dared not consume it for fear of ingesting some human equivalent of "hoof and mouth disease"!!! After blocking off the bottom of the main door with a towel, I was able to reduce the smell from the hallway and game room located directly across from my room. And putting the heating device on low heat and opening the window helped dramatically, though the noisy on and off cycles of the heater, combined with the sound effects from the old refrigerator, reminded me of the sound effects of the laser battles in the original "Star Wars" movie. The sounds insured that I was awakened regularly, and may very well be by Days Inn design, to insure that their customers do not succumb to the noxious smells. And to add insult to what barely could be described as a "fair" room rating, the TV had more nonoperational channels than it had operational. What... did you not pay the bill?

How to reach hotel

hotel Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay Des Moines location
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Hotel Address:

4845 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, United States, 50322-1966

Get directions
City Center
  • Des Moines
    5.6 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Bennigans Grille & Tavern (cuisine: American)
    500 ft
  • Daytona's All Sports Cafe (cuisine: American)
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    78