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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best motel on our trip to & Texas and back. Motel has been newly renovated. Very clean, great mattress & bedding. Very nice pool, & whirlpool with two handrails & good steps for entry. Breakfast was better than most with waffles, cheese omelette, yogurt, etc. Staff was friendly & attentive. Nice game room. We try to stay under $80...

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Managment04488, General Manager at Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and very glad you enjoyed our hospitality. Hoping to see you back soon.

Morrison, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed with our grandchildren. Staff was friendly and helpful. Hotel was clean. No problems checking in. Breakfast left a little to be desired....eggs were in the refrigerator and had to be heated in Microwave....same for the biscuits for the biscuits and gravy. Came out frozen and had to be heated in the microwave or as my husband did...pour the gravy...

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Managment04488, General Manager at Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for such nice review.Hope to see you back soon.

Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes getting a reservation can make you pay more. That certainly was my situation. Walk-ins got much cheaper rates. The room was okay, but the hall looked ghetto, and smelled of smoke. There was a rec room but it was outdated by about 30 years. I had one guest and they wanted to charge me or him $20 to swim...

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Managment04488, General Manager at Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post the review and we do try our best to satisfy all our guests but sometimes the laws get in our way. Only registered guests are covered by our insurance and due to that liability we have to charge accordlingly. Sorry you didnt like our highest quality upgrade renovated rooms.

North Ridgeville, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Family stayed in 5 rooms, for 3 nights. Great place to stay. Staff was helpful with a smile always. Pool was covered up, but only because it kept the heat in. Best pool i have been in. Very warm. Bed comfortable. Great price. Breakfast good.

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Hortonville, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Days Inn at Merle Hay Rd in Des Moines is a bargain for the level of comfort. It appears that room accommodations have been upgraded recently and the room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The remote for the TV (40 inch Samsung) did not work and a 2nd one from the desk clerk did not work. We...

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management0403, Guest Relations Manager at Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay, responded to this review

Thank you for the review it helps us improvise where needed, Sorry about the remote control and yes we are still renovating and thats what those unpainted walls were. The game machines have a silencer on them which would not disturb the surrounding rooms. Please come see us again and ask for a room away from the game room.

Independence, Kansas
Reviewed 5 January 2017

From Day 1 phone wouldn't work. only worked to call desk twice in 3 days. large toenail clipping on floor. Long Corse Black Hairs on Folded Bath Towels, Outlets missing covers. Too many cords running off 1 outlet and fridge & microwave blew out. Lamp knob missing & stuck in corner unplugged with the cord wrapped around the base like...

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Minden, Nebraska
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We needed a place to stay unexpectedly and stopped. It was clean and breakfast was descent. The pool and spa were closed with no explanation which was disappointing.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently Located 1 Mile From Merle Hay Hall And Close To Restaurants And Theatres Enjoy your Heartland stop at our Days Inn Des Moines / Merle Hay hotel near Living History Farms. Located just off Interstate 35 / 80 in the northwestern corner of the city, our Des Moines, IA, hotel offers easy access to Saylorville Lake and downtown while providing comfortable accommodations at a great rate. Swim in the indoor pool, soak in the whirlpool or play games in the two-story game room before grabbing an evening drink in the on-site lounge, Derry's. In-room amenities include free Wi-Fi Internet access, microwave and refrigerator. Handicapped-accessible rooms are available, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our hotel in Des Moines, Iowa. Start your day with free Daybreak continental breakfast before heading out. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS From our Des Moines, IA, hotel, you can stroll The Principal Riverwalk - a recently completed project that includes trails, a garden and skating plaza along the Des Moines River - or walk through Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Slide down the water rides and roller coasters at Adventureland amusement park, just 15 minutes west of our hotel in Altoona, or indulge in some adult fun at Prairie Meadows racetrack and casino, also in Altoona. Spend a day on the water at Saylorville Lake or Grays's lake for slower-paced activities like fishing, hiking and boating. DINING OPTIONS There are over a dozen restaurants to choose from within a mile of our Des Moines, IA, hotel, including Bennigan's, Perkins, Felix & Oscars and Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe. Head to downtown hotspots in the revitalized East Village area or near the Iowa Events center for dozens more options. BUSINESS AND EVENT FACILITIES We offer meeting space for your upcoming event, as well as copy and fax services. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay

Address: 4845 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50322-1949
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: $80 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay 2*
Number of rooms: 78
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