Hotels in Johnston, Iowa

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Johnston overview

Johnston is a relaxing place distinct for its gardens and sports, and known for its waterparks and shops. You'll enjoy the abundant coffee and bar choices. Families will find plenty of fun at Iowa State Fairgrounds and Adventureland. Popular sights like Des Moines Art Center and Salisbury House won't disappoint. Johnston is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Johnston

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, Johnston has accommodations to fit every need. There are 136 hotels in the Johnston area and you can shop as many as 30 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 42%.
  • • 43 2-star hotels with an average price of $55 per night
  • • 79 3-star hotels with an average price of $76 per night
  • • 11 4-star hotels with an average price of $103 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 19168 user reviews of Johnston hotels:
  • • Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Des Moines (Urbandale)
  • • Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale (Urbandale)
  • • TownePlace Suites by Marriott - Des Moines Urbandale (Urbandale)
  • • AmericInn Johnston (Urbandale)

How to get to Johnston

Fly in to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 12.3 mi (19.8 km) from downtown Johnston.

What to see around Johnston

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • M2B Raceway
  • • Pump It Up
  • • Buccaneer Arena
  • • Clive Aquatic Center
  • • The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House
The gardens and waterparks are family-friendly highlights, and top sights include:
  • • John Deere Des Moines Works Tours
  • • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden
  • • Sky Glider East
  • • Sky Glider West
  • • Iowa State Fairgrounds
The area's theater and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • Des Moines Community Playhouse
  • • Hoyt Sherman Place
  • • The Temple for Performing Arts
  • • Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Merle Hay Mall
  • • Valley West Mall
  • • Jordan Creek Town Center
  • • Southridge Mall
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Des Moines Art Center
  • • Salisbury House
  • • Des Moines Botanical Center
  • • Iowa State Capitol Building
  • • Science Center of Iowa

When to visit Johnston

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 56°F day, 11°F night
  • • April-June: 86°F day, 32°F night
  • • July-September: 87°F day, 45°F night
  • • October-December: 71°F day, 12°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 4.0 inches
  • • April-June: 13.7 inches
  • • July-September: 12.6 inches
  • • October-December: 5.7 inches