Hotels in Ankeny, Iowa

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Ankeny overview

Ankeny is a budget-friendly place distinct for its rich culture and sports, and known for its college atmosphere and shops. Sports fans will enjoy football and golf, and everyone will enjoy ample coffee and bar options. Take in some local culture at popular places like Science Center of Iowa and Des Moines Art Center. Make plans to visit the popular Adventureland and Des Moines Botanical Center. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Ankeny is for you.

Where to stay in Ankeny

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Ankeny can comfortably accommodate all visitors. There are 131 hotels in the Ankeny area and you can shop as many as 29 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 42%.
  • • 41 2-star hotels with an average price of $55 per night
  • • 76 3-star hotels with an average price of $79 per night
  • • 11 4-star hotels with an average price of $103 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 19011 user reviews of Ankeny hotels:
  • • Homewood Suites By Hilton Ankeny (Ankeny)
  • • Courtyard Marriott Ankeny (Ankeny)
  • • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ankeny-Des Moines (Ankeny)
  • • Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny (Ankeny)
  • • Comfort Inn Ankeny (Ankeny)

How to get to Ankeny

Fly in to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 14 mi (22.5 km) from downtown Ankeny.

What to see around Ankeny

Fun activities are on hand such as football, golf, and running, along with attractions such as:
  • • Wells Fargo Arena
  • • Veterans Memorial Auditorium
  • • Sky Glider East
  • • Sky Glider West
  • • M2B Raceway
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • John Deere Des Moines Works Tours
  • • Adventureland
  • • Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • • The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House
  • • Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
A top draw is the area's local culture, as well as places like:
  • • Ankeny Art Center
  • • Iowa Gold Star Military Museum
  • • State Historical Society of Iowa Museum
  • • World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
  • • Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater
Enjoy the university setting or the collegiate vibe around the area of:
  • • Des Moines Area Community College
  • • Drake University
  • • Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
Some top places to visit in the area include:
  • • Des Moines Botanical Center
  • • Iowa State Capitol Building
  • • Science Center of Iowa
  • • Des Moines Art Center
  • • Salisbury House

When to visit Ankeny

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

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