Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines - Merle Hay Rd

4755 Merle Hay RoadDes Moines50322USA
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About Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines - Merle Hay Rd

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines - Merle Hay Rd offers discount lodgings on the outskirts of Des Moines. The pet-friendly hotel is located just off I-80 and I-35.

Modest guestrooms include a TV, refrigerator, microwave, and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms also include a coffee-maker, sleeper sofa, and work desk, while suites come with a whirlpool tub and balcony.

The hotel features interior corridors and an elevator. Guests can utilize on-site laundry facilities, a public computer, and meeting facilities. Free on-site parking is available.

A complimentary breakfast buffet is served daily. An assortment of chain restaurants and fast food outlets can be found along Merle Hay Road.

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines - Merle Hay Rd is one mile away from Merle Hay Mall and five miles from downtown Des Moines. Both Drake University and Grand View University are within six miles of the property. Water Works Park and Salisbury House are less than 15 minutes away by car.


4755 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA, 50322, USA
Telephone: +1(515)2788858 | Fax: +(515)9745098 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 07:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Clean and comfy accommodations.

Past guests staying at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines generally find rooms to be clean and comfortable. Guests report that the housekeeping team does a good job of maintaining both accommodations and public areas.

Convenient, easy to access location.

Guests describe the hotel's location as convenient and easy to access. The hotel is situated close to both I-80 and I-35, within a ten-minute drive of downtown Des Moines. This location makes it handy for those passing through the area as well as those visiting local attractions and amenities.

Quiet and peaceful hotel.

According to reports, the hotel provides quiet and peaceful accommodations. Guests generally do not experience issues with external noises, while the hotel itself is said to be calm and inviting.

Negative Reviews

Corridors smell of smoke.

While guests describe Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines as being generally clean, some guests do experience issues with the smell of smoke in the hotel's corridors. The hotel permits smoking in some of its rooms, which results in smoke seeping through into the hallway. However, non-smoking rooms are said to be exempt from this smell.

Small bathrooms make it difficult to maneuver.

A number of guests feel the need to comment on the size of bathrooms, which they describe as surprisingly small. Reports suggest that these compact rooms can be difficult to maneuver in, particularly for larger guests.

Breakfast buffet is basic.

The hotel's complimentary breakfast buffet proves to be hit and miss with guests. While some enjoy the free offerings, the lion's share of guests find the meal to be lacking in variety. Additionally, a number of guests are also disappointed by the quality of coffee served.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2499 reviews across the web
7.4 /10
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    7.3 /10
7.4 out of 10 based on 2499 reviews