Days Inn Des Moines - Merle Hay

4845 Merle Hay RoadDes Moines50322USA
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About Days Inn Des Moines - Merle Hay

Days Inn Des Moines - Merle Hay – is two-star rated. Located off Interstate 35, it is in the north west section of Des Moines and a short drive from the downtown district.

Rooms with private bathroom also include free WiFi, TV with 80 HD channels, desk and coffee maker. A microwave and mini-refrigerator are among the additional features. Children stay free at Days Inn Des Moines - Merle Hay.

There’s an indoor pool, with a section for children; plus a hot tub feature. Parking is free and the hotel provides a game room, business center, meeting rooms and a self-serve laundry.

The hotel’s Daybreak Breakfast is complimentary. Later dining is at restaurants that include Cozy Cafe, El Rodeo, Shang Yuen and Starbucks. Kwik Trip and Kum & Go are among the nearby convenience stores. Derry’s is the hotel’s on-site bar.

The Principal Riverwalk and Saylorville Lake are popular visitor attractions.


4845 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA, 50322, USA
Telephone: +1(515)2785511 | Fax: +1(515)2785511 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Washing machine

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Clean rooms and great staff.

Rooms are clean and well decorated. Staff members, particularly those on the front desk, are very friendly and always flexible and accommodating.

Lots of days out at this Days Inn.

Access is easy off the Interstate and parking is equally stress-free.The pool and surrounding area are impressively clean and inviting. The pool itself is beautifully warm; somewhere you can relax ... for as long as you wish.

Breakfast is a well kept secret.

Attendance at breakfast can be very thin on the ground. This isn’t due in any way to the standard of what is on offer. Breakfast here is very impressive. Lots of it and with plenty of choice. It’s a real feather in the hotel’s cap and one of the positive memories that guests take away with them.

Negative Reviews

A ‘Derry’ noisy experience.

If you’re after a good night’s sleep, get a room as far away as possible from Derry’s Bar. It’s not unduly noisy but, from the room you can hear everything.

Non-smoking. Really?

Hotel staff members are to be found smoking outside and directly under the ‘non-smoking’ sign. Laughable in a way but, more seriously; it doesn’t give a good impression, nor does it set any kind of a good example for kids.

Rooms on the cheap.

They’ve invested (*wrong word!) in cheap and nasty accessories so, for example, the shower handle and other accessories are likely to fall apart without any undue pressure whatsoever. Toilets are really small and there’s an ongoing lack of water pressure in the shower. Sadly, corridors smell of ‘you know what’.

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6.8 out of 10 based on 691 reviews