Located about a 6-minute drive from downtown Des Moines, at the intersection of Highway 69 and Highway 6, the Village Inn Motel Des Moines is geared towards road travellers who require an economical and centrally located stopover hotel with free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker and a desk. Rooms with a microwave, a mini-fridge and a jetted tub are also available and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.
The hotel also offers laundry service, vending machines, free coffee in the lobby (from 6 am to 11 pm) and free parking. The Village Inn Restaurant is located across the parking lot and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
The Iowa State Fair Grounds and Adventureland Resort are both located about a 12-minute drive from the hotel, while Park Fair Mall is roughly a 2-minute drive away. Des Moines International Airport (DSM) can be found 20 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 29, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rates, staff and rooms.
Many reviewers praised the hotel's rates, describing them as budget friendly, cheap, fantastic, affordable and a good value for the money.
The hotel's location was enjoyed by numerous guests. They found it close to restaurants, the Iowa State Fair Grounds, highway access, downtown Des Moines and a grocery store.
Several lodgers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean and quiet, with comfortable beds and good air conditioning. It should be noted, however, that some patrons had complaints about their lodgings (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms.
Although several guests were pleased with their clean and quiet rooms, some reviewers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn carpets, a lack of bathroom toiletries, uncomfortable beds, small bathrooms and no in-room hair dryers.
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.5 out of 5 with an 82% recommendation rate from 119 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8 out of 10 from 48 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #32 of 44 Des Moines hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 15 reviews.
The author called the hotel on September 29, 2013 to verify some information.