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Location was not best

Building smelled like smoke throughout except for the lobby. I have bad allergies and couldn't stay there. Made the mistake of selecting a smoking room.

I’ve spent time at a fair share of bad motels but this one took the cake. The ac didn’t cool the room at all, the toilet didn’t work, it didn’t even have any water and it was filthy, the girl who checked me in had no idea what she was doing, I had to come back 3 separate times to do different check in steps, and the hallways reeked of cigarette smoke. The bathroom wall was covered in some sort of dried human fluid, but good luck guessing what it was. I’m NEVER staying in this hotel again.

Nothing special but nothing terrible either. Dated building but room was clean. Minor issue with sink with poor water flow.

Great hotel for the price! Fantastic staff and great location.

The room was dirty. Stuff on the headboard. The hotel smelled like smoke.

They gave us a pet friendly room.. we had no pets.. room stunk of pet urine. walking across the floor was disgusting.. You could feel a residue on the bottom of your feet.. Had to wash my feet before putting my socks on.. Room was very small.. Hope you aren't a large person, cause the bathroom is tiny.. over all the room price at $74 was way over priced.. I have stayed at $50 motels that were way better than this.. And let's talk about the free breakfast.. LOL.. non existent.. cold cereal, a waffle maker, a open gallon of milk in a mini fridge on the counter, banana's, bread for toast, juice and coffee.. not even any kind of rolls.. And this was a Sunday morning.. So advertising a free breakfast is very misleading.. How this place ever got a three star rating is beyond me.. Absolutely a horrible place.. with that said.. it has to be bad for me to leave a bad rating.. just don't want folks to waste their hard earned money on a sub-par establishment.. Go to Motel 6.. At least they will leave the light on for you..

Room was fine but entrance door from outside wouldn’t open more than half way and snow wasn’t shoveled. Became slippery.

Friendly staff but, room was not ready when checking in after 3:00 pm. Hotel was clean and no other concerns.

Bathroom door was broken and would hardly shut, and the toilet was constantly running.

This hotel is pretty rundown. My a/c didn't work. Electrical outlets didn't work. My father, in a different room, didn't shower because of the condition of the tub. The air quality was bad. Not sure if from past smoking? I had to take allergy medication to be able to sleep there.

Not at all impressed. Doesn’t look/appear clean. Doesn’t smell clean, definitely smells of old, mold & mildew, and a strong odor of BO throughout the hotel. Not sure what happened but it was much better the last time I stayed there, which was a little over a year ago. Would recommend staying away from this hotel to everyone which is sad because a lot of other Days Inn hotels have been great.

Apparently all rooms are smoking. Carpets are very dirty. Shower drain was semi-clogged, so I ended up in ankle deep water. No elevator for second floor. Staff was friendly. Room was large. Bed was nice.

okay, considering the circumstances of the trip. breakfast items could have better.

If a cheap place to spend the night just off of Hwy 35 is what you are looking for then go for it! The staff was very kind and the room had shampoo and a fair amount of towels. I was rather dismayed to discover our room (126) has a broken window and could have been accessed from the outside by a criminal but this is Iowa so I guess we were safe. I would have requested a different room if I had noticed this issue when we arrived. Across the street (attached to the Best Western) there is a diner that is famous for breakfast. Skip it as service is painfully slow but plan on seeking out a meal somewhere else as the motel has very little to offer in their continental breakfast. It is a bit of a dump but the people are nice and it was quiet despite its location.

Room was ready. Check in was quick. Breakfast was ok. Didn't like having to walk up the flight go stairs to get to our room. But it was the best price in the neighborhood.

The check in staff was not personable. The outside of the building was shabby, the lobby was messy and looked run down, the carpets were dirty. Once in our room we found a spot of blood on a pillow case, it wasn't just a stain. When we pulled back one of the bedspreads there was popcorn on the blanket, it looked as though the bedding was just straightened from the last guest. The room phone did not work. When going out to our car we used the back door and the lock was completely broken out. There were signs on the side of the building that stated 'park at your own risk! Overall I will never stay there again or recommend this hotel to anyone I know.

The people were very efficient, the room was clean and well appointed. The breakfast was great.

Ne Delaware Ave Ankeny IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Fitness center

Days Inn by Wyndham Ankeny - Des Moines is located within a few miles (5 km) of Otter Creek Golf Course and Ankeny Art Center. This 50-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free on-the-go breakfast, served each morning from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM.


Rooms

All 50 rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free newspapers and free local calls.


Property features

Days Inn by Wyndham Ankeny - Des Moines features a gym, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Days Inn by Wyndham Ankeny - Des Moines

Everyone (8) Couples (13) Business (4) Family (9) Other (5) Friends (1)
4
Family

Location was not best

By on Aug 1, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 1, 2021

We appreciate your rating of our hotel and the feedback you have shared pertaining to our location. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.

2
Family

Building smelled like smoke throughout except for the lobby. I have bad allergies and couldn't stay there. Made the mistake of selecting a smoking room.

By on May 9, 2021

Review comment responded on May 16, 2021

I want to ensure that you know how much we appreciate guest feedback, it is through insights we are able to better serve our guests. Thank you for sharing regarding your experience with our room. I hope that we will impress you with exemplary service during future visits.

1
Friends Family

I’ve spent time at a fair share of bad motels but this one took the cake. The ac didn’t cool the room at all, the toilet didn’t work, it didn’t even have any water and it was filthy, the girl who checked me in had no idea what she was doing, I had to come back 3 separate times to do different check in steps, and the hallways reeked of cigarette smoke. The bathroom wall was covered in some sort of dried human fluid, but good luck guessing what it was. I’m NEVER staying in this hotel again.

By , from Detroit Michigan on Aug 16, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 19, 2020

Please accept our sincerest apologies for the housekeeping issues that you encountered during your stay in our hotel. Our housekeeping staff is held to a very high standard and we appreciate that you've informed us of a need to address housekeeping policies and procedures. We are always looking for ways to improve upon the guest experience and I hope you will return to see how we continue to grow and evolve.

3
Everyone

Nothing special but nothing terrible either. Dated building but room was clean. Minor issue with sink with poor water flow.

By on Aug 5, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 6, 2020

Thank you for pointing out the issues with the sink in your guest bathhroom so that we can work to improve upon this aspect of the guest experience at our hotel. It is disheartening to learn that you did not enjoy your stay and that the room was not properly and thoroughly maintained according to the high standards of our housekeeping and maintenance staff. I am deeply sorry for the impression we left you with, and we hope you will return to experience our continuing improvements.

4
Everyone

By on Jul 11, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 13, 2020

We can't thank you enough for sharing your rating. It would be an honor to earn your business again on your next travels.

4
Everyone

By on Oct 28, 2019

5
Business Business

Great hotel for the price! Fantastic staff and great location.

By on Jul 22, 2019

2
Family Family

The room was dirty. Stuff on the headboard. The hotel smelled like smoke.

By on Jul 12, 2019

1
Family

They gave us a pet friendly room.. we had no pets.. room stunk of pet urine. walking across the floor was disgusting.. You could feel a residue on the bottom of your feet.. Had to wash my feet before putting my socks on.. Room was very small.. Hope you aren't a large person, cause the bathroom is tiny.. over all the room price at $74 was way over priced.. I have stayed at $50 motels that were way better than this.. And let's talk about the free breakfast.. LOL.. non existent.. cold cereal, a waffle maker, a open gallon of milk in a mini fridge on the counter, banana's, bread for toast, juice and coffee.. not even any kind of rolls.. And this was a Sunday morning.. So advertising a free breakfast is very misleading.. How this place ever got a three star rating is beyond me.. Absolutely a horrible place.. with that said.. it has to be bad for me to leave a bad rating.. just don't want folks to waste their hard earned money on a sub-par establishment.. Go to Motel 6.. At least they will leave the light on for you..

By on Jun 23, 2019

3
Partner Couples

Room was fine but entrance door from outside wouldn’t open more than half way and snow wasn’t shoveled. Became slippery.

By , from Minnesota on Mar 8, 2019

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