One of our 3 rooms was pretty dirty. When I took the dog out to do his business the dog areas of grass were covered with waste and it was impossible to not step in it. It was like no one had cleaned up these areas in months. Also was astounded that the back door to the hotel was not lockedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Dog feces everywhere"
Had 3 rooms, one was extremely dirty, cigarette burns quilt was dirty and stained. Worst problem was the common pet areas. I took the dog out and no matter where we went there was pet feces. It was like dogs had been going in these small areas for years and no one ever picked it up. Was impossible to walk there without getting dog feces on my feet. […] They just need a service to police the pet areas once a week. Other 2 rooms were ok, a though not the cleanest. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Only Pet Friendly Hotel/Motel in Ankeny, IA!"
I live only 40 minutes away, but I was faced with an overnight or a long drive to/from the night before and two times the next day. Given the subzero weather and late night/early travel, it was a no brainer to find a motel room. This would only be economical if I was also able to bring my blue merle sheltie (small dog) with me--otherwise I would have […] incured boarding fees. i was shocked that NONE of the local hotel/motels would consider a pet! In this day and age? I was willing to pay for a nice 4 star if it was close by Ankeny, but I didn't want to travel just as far to Des Moines as I would have to drive home. This was a social event the night before, a medical blood work draw the next morning, and then a doctor's appointment in late afternoon. For a small fee, we were able to stretch the late checkout until the appointment. It's not the most updated, but bed was comfortable, very clean rooms (including the bathrooms!), and the folks were great from the various front desk people to the cleaning people. I didn't have the morning buffet because I had to fast for 12 hours... :-( But that room looked clean and well stocked too. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good and cheap stay"
Comfortable bed and allows petsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
There was trash on the floor of my room when i checked in. The service was good, but the hotel was a bit run down. The toilet was unstable & the shower looked dirty from the stains.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
OkGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"wish I had known"
Were put in a room that was smoking . I requested a non-smoking room but just figured we got it because we got in very late and the policy says rooms are not guaranteed. two light bulbs did not work. I told management in the morning they said I should have let them know about the room and the light bulb that night before. this is true but at 1am in […] the morning when I had been up for 23 hours I was dead dog tired and just wanted to sleep. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hall carpets are stained and the hvac is pretty loud but the room was just renovated and it was clean. The computer in the lobby isnt hooked up to a printer, which sucked. The included breakfast was the usual fare.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Definitely Motel not Hotel. The rooms are old & out dated, old tv's furniture etc as well as the whole building itself. The blankets are old fleece blankets with (ciggerett burns in them) yeah, gross. Building holds a nasty unpleasant smell most of the time. Plus of Motel. The staff were nice polite people with a smile. Location is 15 minutes to downtown […] Des Moines, and about 35 to Ames so location was good. Those are about the only decent things I can mention. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"3 our of 5 stars - don't believe it"
Room was not made up when we arrived at 4:30 pm. Housekeeping left the door ajar after making up the room, entire hotel was musty, carpets were dirty, no locks on exterior entrance at back. Glad to only have 2 nights there.Genuine Expedia guest review
"close to the highway"
Very comfortable. Rooms had refrigerator and microwave. Quite. Good access to outside areas for my pet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A true 2 star hotel"
I will never understand how smoking is still allowed in hotels in Iowa ! The smell is everywhere. Housekeeping was tipped well and kept my well worn room clean. My bedspread had cigarette burns in it. AC unit worked well for August but was filthy. Back door to second floor room was missing a lock entirely. Cigarette butts all over the parking lot. I […] was locked out of my room for no reason and the night supervisor freaked me out when her key didn't work. Maintenance was able to get me in. All in all....no fault of the workers but this place needs new ownership and a total overhaul. It's clear they aren't upkeeping the property. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"In need of repair and updating"
The room was in rough shape. This hotel is in dire need of renovation. Shower faucet dripped, room walls were beat up, hotel room door beat up. The refrig in the room was lacking in look and in disparate need of a defrost.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Ok for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"State Fair over nighter"
You get what you pay for.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
First impression when u walk in-dirty! Carpets were in desperate need of a vacuum! Get up to our room and it smelled like a truck stop back in the day when you were allowed to smoke! I'm a smoker, I don't smoke in my house and that smell is exactly why! It was everywhere! The sheets and blankets smelled like smoke and the blankets had cigarette burns […] in them! Gross! I had to put a shirt over my pillow case and still felt like things were crawling on me all night! Not what you would expect when paying over $100 for a one night stay! And forget eating that free breakfast I wouldn't eat or sleep there again if YOU PAID ME! I'm not a clean freak but come on open a window and air the place out! Worst experience ever and complete bummer on an otherwise nice weekend get away! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Need customer service training"
When I arrive I suppose to have a roll away bed in one of my rooms. The young man at the front desk said we don't do that. When I made my reservation I was that was available with a ten dollar charge . His response we have n't had those in years and asked me who made my reservation and tolld him made them online. He than say thats what I get for making […] it online. I found that to be very rude and unprofessional. He needs customer training. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Windows were drafty and the chair for the work station was defective. The rooms are a little tight because of layout. I didn't like the old TV in the room. I did like the microwave and refrigerator in the room and the convenience of the location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean room. Bed was comfortable. Would've preferred some sort of danish or donuts to be part of the breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
The beds were comfy. We needed a place to stay for one night. The staff was friendly. Our door was "tricky." It never closed on it's own & you had to jiggle the handle to get it to open. Breakfast was mediocre at best. If I paid less, probably would have given higher rating. Ok place to stay for 1 night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I stayed here for three days while visiting friends in the area. It was a decent hotel - exactly what I expected at this price point. The front desk staff were very polite and attentive. My room included a microwave and refrigerator, clock radio, and TV with a very good selection of channels. The bathroom was definitely showing signs of age and use […] - dripping faucet, crumbling wall, and yellowed tub surround, although the shower was very pleasant - full spray and pressure. The bed was quite comfortable. The room was also very clean in most areas, including the bed and the bathroom, but I did notice some cobwebs here and there, and the window could have used a good cleaning. In all, I would say a very adequate room with nothing remarkable to praise or complain about. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not a nice hotel"
I am sorry not to be able to recommend this hotel. Its only redeeming quality is the food. This hotel provides an excellent breakfast. However, the entire hotel smells like smoke and does not seem to be very clean. Therefore it does not deserve a three star rating.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good night's sleep"
The bed gave us a great night's sleep. We were kind of concerned when we first walked in as gentleman at counter was not friendly at all. Continental breakfast was terrible but the room was clean. We can't expect much for the great price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't let the exterior scare you."
When I drove up to the hotel, it had a very unassuming entrance. I was not expecting much right then. When I went to the front desk, there were a lot of security monitors that scared me a bit because I was concerned as to security. However, when I went to my room, I was pleasantly surprised. The room and bathroom were clean. It was convenient to have […] a microwave and fridge in the room, even though we did not use it. I got a couple of really good nights sleep. The bed was very comfortable. Nice variety of television stations, also. The breakfast included in the price was very good. A step above continental. Very good orange juice and waffles. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Expedia gave us smoking room when we had"
Expedia gave us smoking room and it was awful...smelled and toilet was wobbly even with exposed shim attempt...blankets were threadbare and had holes in itGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not worth your money"
Checked in during proper check in time, walked into the room and it was a complete mess, bed sheets on the floor, stained dirty pillows, trash from previous guests, the room looked dirty in general and was hot and muggy. we were not told that the room was being cleaned and to wait till the staff cleaned the room so it was a bit of a shock. We walked […] out of the room as soon as we walked in, went across the parking lot to the other hotel and checked in there where they gave us a king suite at a discount. We went back to the days inn to give the keys back and another staff member's excuse was "oh i thought she told you the room wasn't ready" instead of an apology or asking any way they could make the situation better. They did not seem to care that we literally walked across the parking lot to another hotel and checked in 5 minutes prior. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It was worth the price. If we had paid more, it would have been a rip-off. Rooms were clean and quiet. Breakfast was sufficient. Staff was friendly. We just needed a place to sleep and that's what we got!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I arrived late in the evening, but they were ready for me. That's where the positive experience ended. There was no hot water for my morning shower the 1st day. When I brought this to staff's attention, I was told that there was plenty of hot water. the next day, I had hot water for the 1st part of my shower, but it soon ran out. When I returned from […] my engagement Saturday evening, my room key did not work. They had to re-program it. This was even though they knew I was staying for 2 nights. (prepaid) I wasn't expecting a 5 star experience, but hot water and being able to enter my room are basic, at least to me. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Sleep on the Cheap."
For the price, you got what you paid for. You don't stay here for the "experience". It's a place to sleep. Location was great for easy access. No elevator that we saw for 2nd floor. Small bathroom.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Worth the price"
Rooms were clean and recently refurbished. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was sufficient. Not a lot of extras, but we didn't pay for them. A good deal for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good stay at a reasonable rate."
Good stay at a reasonable rate. Manager was friendly. Breakfast was good. Could use some new carpet in hallways, but room was fine.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Easy on and off"
It is not the "ritz", but it was clean and the staff was outstandingly nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice safe Stopover point for me"
I've stayed here a few times....with the dog... friendly staff and easy in and out.... Close to the freeway...and plenty of food choices near by.Genuine Expedia guest review
Exit door did not have latch and banged. Toilet ran all night. Gap between door and frame.Genuine Expedia guest review
Check in/check out was quick and convenient, but only one outlet above the sink which did not work.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Our overall impression of this hotel was "grimy." It was right off the interstate, and one of the outside doors didn't even have a lock, so that was concerning.Genuine Expedia guest review
Totally horrible, all the hotel was dusty, dirty, they didn't change the comforter, all the floors are dusty and dirty, like they never use the vac, the same if I talk about the bathroom.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good room, good price"
We needed a room close to Iowa State. Since it was parent's weekend, the hotels closest to the school were very expensive. We decided to stay a little further out for a fraction of the price. Clean rooms, right by the highway, but no road noise.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Avoid this hotel"
I reserved a non-smoking room (two months in advance, and clearly visible on my reservation) and was told only smoking rooms available. Was given the opportunity to stay in the room that smelled the least (yes I checked). Stains on carpet and bed spread, loose toilet, etc... Desk clerk was not helpful. I had no immediate recourse since Expedia already […] had my money! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
shower floor was filthy and shower curtain was moldy/dirty.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Low cost, adequate place to crash;"
Nothing near as bad as impression one might get from previous reviews. Yes, it's older and worn but not in a shambles like many would lead you to believe. It does have a cig smell but not so bad in rooms, which were clean and comfortable enough. Breakfast was adequate. Factor in the excellent, easily accessible location, right off I-35 and it's right […] on par for what you pay if you're looking for a cheap place to crash for the night. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Room was very clean and comfortable, but the hallway reeked of stale smoke, and the hall carpet and window were filthy. Staff was friendly and helpful. Good location, close to food and attractions. Thought it was a little pricey, but would probably stay here again if the need arises.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was very quiet. Continental Breakfast was sufficient for our needs. Not as close to ISU as we would have liked, therefore took us too much time to drive back and forth. Staff members were very nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
glad it was only one night... dingy feel and faucet handle fell off...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"not stay again"
Room was dirty..pill on carpet.tub was worn, dirty looking. The breakfast area floor was filthy. Breasfast time should've been open til 10 am. Very disappointed !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel smelled of smoke even in the non -smoking rooms. The breakfast was very sparse.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old, dirty, stinky hotel near the freeway."
After booking the room with Expedia called to get pricing on a second room was told on the $64.00 per night, got there now they want $89.00 per night. The room I did stay in was not very clean. All the hallways that I used stunk like cigarette smoke. Back door to the hotel was never locked. Will never stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Sub-Par but it Worked for the Night"
We got this hotel as a secret-deal and got a good price for it. We got there around 10:30pm and unfortunately got the last room available, with an A/C that was very loud. Could definitely use a remodel, as there were no outlets near the bed, and the closest ones were being used by lights and fridge. Luckily it was at least a constant noise so you could […] drown it out after an hour. It's also very strange to find a hotel that still allows smoking, but they at least seem to keep the non-smoking rooms and smoking rooms separated so we didn't smell smoke in the room. Funniest part though was definitely check-in where we were greeted with a "what's up?" Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I think the hotel itself was a little on the old side but it was maintained nicely. I didn't have any complaints about the room except it smelled a bit but other than that it was very clean. The free breakfast and location right off 35 is very nice and there are a lot of restaurants and bars around as well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This is a hotel to stay at if you are literally only sleeping there. There's not a pool for you to go relax in and the continental breakfast has cereal and bagels. The shower was disgusting. The best part about the hotel was the pillows. I thought I was getting a pretty good deal on the room but for what the hotel actually was I would have paid the […] extra money for a different hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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