Motel 6 Des Moines North

4940 Ne 14th StDes Moines50313USA
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About Motel 6 Des Moines North

Motel 6 Des Moines North provides affordable no frills accommodation at a modern low-rise just off Interstate 35 in the northern suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa’s state capital city. Highlights include complimentary parking and free Wi-Fi throughout.

Updated, colourful rooms enjoying air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms boast wood-effect flooring, free local calls, desks and flat-screen cable televisions with free expanded channels. Accessible rooms are offered too.

Facilities include a 24-hour front desk, launderette, seasonal outdoor swimming pool and vending machines. Pets are allowed and kids can stay free.

Morning coffee is free at reception and places to eat situated within half-a-mile include fast food and steakhouse restaurants.

Motel 6 Des Moines North lies roughly ten minutes’ drive from Adventureland amusement park and downtown Des Moines for attractions like the Iowa State Capitol building and the Iowa Events Center. Des Moines International Airport and Blank Park Zoo are both about 20 minutes’ drive away.


4940 Ne 14th St, Des Moines, IA, 50313, USA
Telephone: +1(515)2665456 | Fax: +1(515)2666954 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Remodelled rooms at low-cost rates

According to many reviewers, the revamped rooms with hard floors and colourful decor were nothing fancy but were well-maintained and more than sufficiently clean and comfy for a short stay. There was praise for features like the powerful showers and perks like free Wi-Fi. Those looking to keep costs down were pleased about the normally affordable room rates.

Handy roadside location appealed

This property's location in the northern suburbs of Des Moines appealed to guests as it was a short drive from downtown and close to handy amenities like petrol stations, convenience stores, bus stops and places to eat. The proximity of Interstates 35, 80 and 235 made it quick and easy for drivers to get to area attractions, parks, golf courses, colleges and the airport. The free parking was another bonus.

Upbeat about customer service

Travellers often had good things to say about the obliging, pleasant and professional personnel, who offered good customer service. Animal owners were chuffed about the flexibility of the pet-friendly policy.

Negative Reviews

Nuisance smells and noises reported

Certain rooms facing the nearby freeway were reportedly exposed to occasional road noise. Light sleepers also detected noise from neighbouring rooms and corridors at times. In several rooms, musty smells and lingering smoky odours bothered some visitors.

Cleanliness and maintenance grumbles

Inconsistent housekeeping standards, stained bedding, inadequately cleaned bathrooms and dirty floors were among the cleanliness problems noted by guests in certain rooms. Some critics claimed they were frustrated by plumbing issues too. It was also claimed by several reviewers that pest control measures required improvement.

Claims some rooms were too small

Travellers occasionally commented that they found some of the rooms too small, especially when they were fully occupied. There were also claims that certain rooms had an awkward layout.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 641 reviews across the web
5.6 /10
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    6.8 /10
5.6 out of 10 based on 641 reviews