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Hotel Description

Motel perfectly located for exploring Des Moines

Heart of Des Moines

You'll be within 3 miles (5 km) of Woodland Hills Golf Course and 6 miles (10 km) of Margo Frankel Woods State Park with a stay here. Des Moines Area Community College and UnityPoint Health - Iowa Lutheran Hospital are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Round-the-clock service

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. The front desk is staffed around-the-clock and laundry facilities are on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 59 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free long-distance calls, and free local calls.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$66* Per night/room Oct 24 - Oct 25

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Red Roof Inn Des Moines ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Red Roof Inn Des Moines

Everyone (5) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 9, 2021

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4 out of 5
Lots of garbage outside. Not very good parking.

Posted by on Jun 21, 2021

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 9, 2020

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4 out of 5
Staff were helpful, room was clean, location convenient.

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

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2 out of 5

Not "Americinn"

Pros: The staff was very personable when we checked in and friendly.
Cons: Definitely needs some updates in the hallways and rooms.
Location: Near the freeway.
Didn't feel like this hotel was accurately represented. The hotel was quite rundown and certainly not very up to date. We had no hot water in the bathroom sink. The continental breakfast was very limited and mostly out of stock when we went down to eat. Overall, not a very safe feeling experience.

Posted by , from MN on Jul 16, 2017

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2 out of 5

this hotel made me feel like a horror movie.

Pros: Free breakfast
the refrigerator have old food from other people who stay there before.. in the bed side a shoes from know.. the bathroom terribleee..!

Posted by , from IOWA on Nov 16, 2011

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4 out of 5

Good Enough

This was my first visit to the Des Moines area. The hotel was at a good price. The hot breakfast was a nice surprise. We will stay again.

Posted by on May 10, 2010

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2 out of 5

Not worth it!

My roommate and I just needed a place to crash for the night while we were in Des Moines for a show. By the site, this hotel looked fine. The staff, quite nice. Granted, they had just suffered a huge ice storm but the parking lot was a law suit waiting to happen. It didn't look like anyone had even tried to plow or salt. Once in the room, I thought it was a typical hotel room, two queen beds, cable tv etc. I then walked into the bathroom and was disgusted. The bathtub was covered in mold. The tile along the wall was dusty and filthy. There were dead bugs in the light fixture (remembering that it is now December and that should have been cleaned out by now). The counter top was losing it's covering and you could see the plywood cracking and breaking inside. The room was just plain dirty! Now I am one that is not comfortable in a strange bed anyway but I specifically inspected the sheets in case they were dirty. Fortunatly for them, they LOOKED clean. I will never stay in one of these inns again. Especially considering the amount of money I paid for the disgusting room I received. They will be receiving a letter of complaint from me. Don't bother wasting your money...there are plenty of hotels/motels around this area.

Posted by on Dec 13, 2007

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About the Red Roof Inn Des Moines

Location 5020 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

As a guest of Red Roof Inn Des Moines, you'll find coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available. This Des Moines motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 59 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1961
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Red Roof Inn Des Moines offers 59 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. 50-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. This Des Moines motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 14 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 80 lbs)

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Daily housekeeping is included for stays of 6 nights or less. Limited housekeeping is provided for stays of 7 nights or more.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment. Contactless check-out is available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Red Roof Inn Moines Motel
  • Red Roof Inn Des Moines Motel
  • Red Roof Inn Des Moines Des Moines
  • Red Roof Inn Des Moines Motel Des Moines

You should know

  • Up to 3 children 14 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.