We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Wildwood Lodge

Show Prices
#3 of 8 Hotels in Clive
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Wildwood Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 245: English reviews
Bedford Iowa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is great, however this time there was visable signs of cleaning issues. The bed skirting had white stuff all over it. I also found a few small things on the floor that I guess the vacuum missed. I watch these kind of things very carefully. I will stay there again as it was not this way last time....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Joseph And Penn... G
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at this hotel based on the reviews. The hotel was Nicely appointed with an hunting lodge theme and decent, clean rooms. The issue we encountered was the constant banging of doors shutting, kids and moms talking very loud in the halls and more banging of doors. The noise level calmed down around 11P when they all went to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank W2FC
Kingston, Jamaica
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed here with my family and while it definitely wasn't bad, it could have been better. First of all, the double room beds were full beds, NOT queens like most other hotels. My sister and brother in law had a fridge in their room across the hall while my finance and I did not. The other room was up...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Melissa H
Gold Bar, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked in rather late (11PM) and the reception person was very pleasant & friendly. Our room & bathroom was neat & clean. the hot water was HOT ( which was GREAT!!!) we did not stay for breakfast, as we left very early in the AM. I did see shuttle vehicles, so I am guessing that they have airport pick...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank golfwdw
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at the Wildwood for the third time and enjoy the place. The hotel is close to a lot of restaurants and shopping. The rooms are clean, but are in need of a little TLC. Breakfast is pretty good for a quick eat. Beds and pillows were comfortable. The staff and maids were very friendly and helpful with...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank StfuDonny
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ended up booking this hotel last minute when we had to cancel our reservation at a nearby hotel. They were very accommodating and we got a nice room last minute. The place has a nice northwoods decor and we enjoyed our stay here. We checked in too late for the kids to try out the pool area, but we...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank keipem
TX
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The overall maintenance at Wildwood Lodge has deteriorated since our visit in 2012. The breakfast offerings left the Mr. needing something to eat since he's not a fan of biscuits and gravy and the waffles were the stereotypical chain variety. The fresh fruit offering was above average.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank GFCTx
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

It was a good place to stay. Well kept for its age. I'm very picky when it comes to hotels (just ask my wife) and I liked this place a lot. Good green area behind it to have a picnic. Breakfast was good a few more choices may have been nice but it was good.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank DocJ67
LaPorte City, United States
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Clean place and nicely located off the interstate. You dont hear the traffic, but are only an exit away. They serve breakfast and are close to places to eat as well as the big mall. The couple rooms I stayed in were canoe themed and that was fun.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Greg A
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I surprised my daughters with an impromptu stay at Wildwood. It was so clean, welcoming and quiet. We enjoyed the pool, even though it was a little cooler than I like. The breakfast had a good selection and was hot and fresh.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Clarissa B

33 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (25)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Other (13)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (8)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Clive
0.6 km away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Des Moines West
7.0 km away
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center - Des Moines
4.4 km away
Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines
Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moine...
#3 of 20 in West Des Moines
508 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 km away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Des Moines West Inn & Suites
0.1 km away
Super 8 Clive/W Des Moines
Super 8 Clive/W Des Moines
#10 of 48 in Des Moines
534 reviews
1.5 km away
Hotel Renovo
Hotel Renovo
#1 of 11 in Urbandale
113 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Wildwood Lodge Clive, a unique lodging experience, conveniently located in West Des Moines at University Avenue exit off Interstate 80/35. The Wildwood Lodge features indoor pool with a raised spa and a waterfall, all beneath a beautiful three-story atrium. No matter the reason for your visit, you will enjoy choosing from an extensive variety of room types. Thanks to our great staff and beautiful space, our hotel is a popular destination for family reunions, wedding groups and sports teams. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wildwood Lodge

Address: 11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA 50325-7029
Region: United States > Iowa > Clive
Price Range: $127 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wildwood Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 104
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Orbitz, Odigeo and Travelocity so you can book your Wildwood Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Wildwood Hotel Clive
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Wildwood Lodge staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
Council Bluffs, Iowa
7 months ago
11 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Wildwood Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We had the last single bed room available and it had a jucuzzi, that was nice even though we did not have time to use it.”
 of 5 bubbles josephg653, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you need a refrigerator, request one when you make your reservation.”
 of 5 bubbles rdna5, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms would be good. Ours was near the front desk and still very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelorTwo221, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Be sure and ask for a room NOT opening on the pool. Second floor is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles E5896JImartinr, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We requested top floor away from elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles 43Mustang, 30 Jan 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay