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The building used to be a dorm, but has been changed into a hotel. It's homey and comfortable - we had a room with a "patio" - that is, it led out into the courtyard. Wifi was faster than at home, and it was free....More
Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 28 August 2016
Thank you for the wonderful feedback regarding your stay with us. We are thrilled you found our property to be as charming and delightful as we do. We love positive and exuberant guests as yourselves and we hope to see you again. In the meantime...More
Place was awesome, breakfast was decent, yes there is NO pool but who really needs an oversized bathtub anyway rooms were clean, they only offer double queen rooms so no issues here. Customer service was very good
Thank Kevin O
Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 26 August 2016
We appreciate the terrific feedback Kevin! We are thrilled you had a wonderful stay. Take care and safe travels.
Great hotel. Quiet, clean, modern and comfortable hotel. Located right next to Drake University. Diner for late night food is located right next door. The rooms are extremely clean and the beds and pillows are super comfortable. The front desk staff is friendly and accommodating....More
Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 14 August 2016
We appreciate the great review and are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again!
Room was very nice. Exceptionally clean and neat.
The buffet breakfast was diversified and tasted great. Our waitress was outstanding and always had a smile.
I would recommend the motel to anyone.
The only downside is the proximity of the motel to the freeway traffic.More
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Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 8 August 2016
We are truly pleased that you had such a great stay with us Alex. Customer service and cleanliness are two of the areas we strive to be exceptional at, and we are thrilled that you experienced this during your stay with us. Safe travels onto...More
I stayed here 4 nights in July 2016. Check in was fast and friendly. I had a room on the first floor. My room was regular size.
I was told this place was once a dorm for the University. Then it became the Drake Hotel,...More
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Response from ExpressDrake, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake UniversityResponded 31 July 2016
We appreciate your stay and the valuable feedback Jeffrey. We are very sad about the damaged to your rental car, and completely understand your frustration with that. We are pleased the other facets of your stay went well. Good luck to you in your future...More
USD 103 - USD 176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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