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Des Moines Hotel's Central Location Delivers Satisfaction Poised right in the heart of the city in an up-and-coming renaissance neighborhood, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Des Moines at Drake University is revolutionizing the contemporary travel experience. Less than 1.5 miles from downtown and seconds from major businesses and attractions, this hotel is the smart choice for a productive stay in Des Moines. The hotel's guests have no trouble accessing the vibrant campus of Drake University, which is within walking distance of the property. Major downtown businesses are just around the corner, as well. Des Moines, Iowa and all it has to offer are at your disposal from this hotel's location. Distinguished from other Des Moines hotels near Drake University, this is the only hotel actually located on campus. Other attractions, including Adventureland Amusement Park and the Iowa State Fair, are just minutes away, and they're sure to make for a memorable vacation in Des Moines. The hotel's location near Drake University, its friendly staff and the cutting-edge amenities ensure a positive experience. Guests can surf the Web using free wireless Internet access, and start each day off right at the complimentary, hot Express Start Breakfast Bar. Call to reserve your room today, and "Stay Smart" in Des Moines.

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Holiday Inn Express DES MOINES-AT DRAKE UNIVERSITY

Amenities

· Accessible facilities
· Air conditioning individually controlled in room
· Bathtub
· Buffet breakfast
· Coffee/Tea maker
· Color television
· Complimentary breakfast
· Desk with lamp
· Direct dial telephone
· Dry cleaning
· Free parking
· Golf
· Hairdryer
· Housekeeping - daily
· Housekeeping - weekly
· Ice machine
· Interior corridors
· Ironing board
· Late check-out available
· Limousine service
· Limousine service
· Meal included - continental breakfast
· Non-smoking
· On-Site parking
· Parking
· Private bathroom
· Public area air conditioned
· Rollaway bed
· Safe deposit box
· Satellite television
· Shops and commercial services
· Spare electrical outlet available at desk
· Speaker phone
· Stereo
· Storage space
· Tennis court
· Turn down service
· Valet same day dry cleaning
· Wireless internet connection
· Wireless internet connection in public areas


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Miscellaneous Information

· American Dollars is the native currency.
· Check in time is 3:00 PM
· Check out time is 12:00 PM
· Time Zone is GMT
· Opened in 1997
· Renovated in 01/01/2013
· 52 rooms.
· 0 suites.
· 2 floors.


Restaurant Information

Drake Diner

Adjacent to hotel, casual atmosphere, bar located in Diner.

Woody's Smoke Shack

Championship BBQ and catering one block from hotel.

Cheesecake Factory

Located at the Jordan Creek Town Center.

Olive Garden

Approx. 15 minutes from hotel in West Des Moines.


Recreation Information

Fitness center on-site


Area Attractions

- DSM University

Campus of Des Moines University

- Grays Lake

Large attractive city ark with walking trails, sail & paddle boat rentals

- Drake University

Campus of Drake University.

- Knapp Center/Drake Stadium

Stadium & Athletic Center of Drake University

- Hy-Vee Hall/Wells Fargo Arena/Vets Auditorium

Premier Event & Convention Complex

- Saylorville Lake

Large recreational lake for swimming & boating

- Bridges of Madison County

Covered bridges scattered throughout Madison County, IA as depicted in the novel by Robert James Waller

- Living History Farms

"Village" depicting life on the farm circa 1900

- Adventureland/Prairie Meadows

Home of Adventureland Amusement Park & Prairie Meadows Casino & Racetrack

- Des Moines Int'l
- Science Center of Iowa/IMAX Theater

Hands on science centered exploration center for kids & adults

- Principal Park/Sec Taylor Stadium

Home of the Iowa Cubs AAA baseball team

- Iowa State Capital/Historical Building

Historic home of the Iowa State Legislature

- Court Avenue Entertainment District

Downtown Des Moines bar, restaurant & entertainment district

- DES MOINES
- Osceola Amtrak Station
- Iowa State Fairgrounds

Location of the world famous Iowa State Fair as well as many other events throughout the year

- Civic Center

Theater Complex hosting many Broadway shows



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Des Moines International Airport (DSM)


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Polk County Convention Complex


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Downtown Des Moines


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Mercy Capitol
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I-35 and I-80


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Science Center of Iowa
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Sleepy Hollow Sports Park


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Adventureland


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Blank Park Zoo


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