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Des Moines Hotel's Central Location Delivers SatisfactionPoised 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.



· ATM/Cash machine - (In Area)
· Accessible facilities
· Air conditioning individually controlled in room
· Bathtub
· Beauty shop/salon - (In Area)
· Buffet breakfast
· Casino - (In Area)
· Coffee/Tea maker
· Color television
· Desk with lamp
· Direct dial telephone
· Dry cleaning
· Florist - (In Area)
· Free parking
· Gift/News stand - (In Area)
· Golf - (In Area)
· Hairdryer
· High speed internet connection
· Housekeeping - daily
· Housekeeping - weekly
· Ironing board
· Late check-out available
· Late check-out available
· 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 - (In Area)
· Spare electrical outlet available at desk
· Stereo
· Storage space
· Sundry/Convenience store - (In Area)
· Tennis court - (In Area)
· Transportation services - local area
· Turn down service
· Valet same day dry cleaning
· Wireless internet connection
· Wireless internet connection in public areas

Room Information

Cribs, Connecting rooms

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 1988
· 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

- Merle Hay Mall With over 90 stores and a convenient shopper-friendly facility, Merle Hay Mall offers our guests the opportunity to shop, eat, explore, play and so much more. We're home to Target, Kohl's, Younkers, Sears, Old Navy, ULTA, Staples, and

- Jordan Creek Town Center Jordan Creek Town Center brings a new level of shopping and entertainment to Central Iowa. The two million square foot center is a Town Center for West Des Moines. The two level enclosed shopping center featuring a dynamic co

- Wells Fargo Arena
- Iowa State Fairgrounds
- Osceola Amtrak Station

Osceola Amtrak Station

- Des Moines Int'l
- Waveland Golf Course

The only municipal course named by golf writer Davy Hoffman as one of "America's Greatest Golf Courses." The course is 18 holes with continous cart path and is available for tournament outings, and public use. Open March through November.

- 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

- Civic Center

Theater Complex hosting many Broadway shows

- Court Avenue Entertainment District

Downtown Des Moines bar, restaurant & entertainment district

- Iowa State Capital/Historical Building

Historic home of the Iowa State Legislature

- Principal Park/Sec Taylor Stadium

Home of the Iowa Cubs AAA baseball team

- Science Center of Iowa/IMAX Theater

Hands on science centered exploration center for kids & adults

- DSM University

Campus of Des Moines University

- Adventureland/Prairie Meadows

Home of Adventureland Amusement Park & Prairie Meadows Casino & Racetrack

- Living History Farms

"Village" depicting life on the farm circa 1900

- Bridges of Madison County

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

- Grays Lake

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

- Saylorville Lake

Large recreational lake for swimming & boating

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Fairfield Inn
Hampton Inn
Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express
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Quality Inn
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Residence Inn
Rodeway Inn
Super 8

Cities Near Des Moines

Des Moines
Pleasant Hill
West Des Moines

Airport - Transportation

Des Moines International Airport (DSM)

Convention & Meeting Facilities - Civic Centers

Polk County Convention Complex


Downtown Des Moines

Hospitals & Medical Care Facilities

Mercy Capitol
Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center
Blank Children's Hospital
Iowa Lutheran Hospital
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center

Interstates & Highways

I-35 and I-80


Science Center of Iowa
Fort Des Moines Memorial Park
Iowa Historical Museum

Skiing Centers & Resorts

Sleepy Hollow Sports Park

Stadiums - Arenas - Athletic Fields

Sec Taylor Stadium
Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Theme Parks - Amusement Parks


Universities & Colleges

AIB College Of Business
Grand View College
Drake University


Blank Park Zoo

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