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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location. Rooms are dated. Still the original beds and case goods. They were comfortable back in the day but not now. The staff is very nice and accommodating so would go back but definitely need updates like NOW.

Fleur6111, Owner at Holiday Inn - Airport Conference Center, responded to this review

Our location is unsurpassed, and our staff of associates is second to none which keeps our guests coming back! I assure you our casegoods are not original, however, we are currently renovating our guestrooms. I look forward to showing them to you soon and thanks for the feedback!

Dubuque, Iowa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. The new section is nice, but rooms are still same with new paint and flooring, and needed furnishings. Still has outdated windows, doors, pool, fitness and lot. Booked a room well in advance, specifically asking for a room number and was assured by agent it would be help,...

Thank Robert F
Fleur6111, Owner at Holiday Inn - Airport Conference Center, responded to this review

I have read your personal opinion with interest and to clarify we accept requests for specific rooms but understanding that a prior guest may opt to stay over we never guarantee a specific room but rather a specific room type regardless of IHG Reward member level. Thanks for sharing your opinions.

Lostine, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice courtyard atrium area with tables, a pool, a hot tub, a nifty glass dome. Free and convienant airport shuttle, they take you when you want to go, you don't have to reserve a spot a a set time. Friendly and courteous, decent hot breakfast. Really good coffee!

Thank fairydogmotherof2
Fleur6111, Owner at Holiday Inn - Airport Conference Center, responded to this review

Our tropical courtyard complete with all the amenties you listed is always a hit with families, especially during Iowa winters! And our location adjacent to the Des Moines International Airport is quick and convenient for our travelers after a hot, made to order, breakfast in our Grill! Hope to see you again soon!

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The hotel itself is beautiful and not a typical Holiday Inn at all. I had expected an older décor and was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful modern lobby and bar. If your in Des Moines this is the place to stay!!

Thank Sharon B
Fleur6111, Owner at Holiday Inn - Airport Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback on your recent stay! We strive to exceed our guest's expectations and we appreciate your loyalty.

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Hotel was well maintained and reasonable in price however noise from center courtyard was excessive. Our room faced the courtyard which was supposed to close at 10 pm however noise from rowdy guests continued well beyond that time. When I called thw front desk to ask if someone could ask them to quiet down, nothing appeared to be done. The...

Thank Jeff R
Fleur6111, Owner at Holiday Inn - Airport Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for noticing our well maintained facilities and our efforts to be reasonably priced in our market. Of our 215 guestrooms, less than a hundred overlook our tropical courtyard and those rooms are typically in high demand. I am sorry we were unable to accommodate your request to change rooms due to a sell out situation, but please request...

Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stayed here for a dance competition. Everything went smoothly. This is a great place to stay. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean. Beds are comfortable. Good water pressure in the shower.

Thank Jana O
LYnchburg, VA
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I walked from the airport and back to the airport. This place is literally across the street. The in-house convenience store has a good variety of items. Good breakfast and lunch options from their in-house restaurant, too. No blackout curtains. Cheap pillows.

Thank ryplane
Fleur6111, Owner at Holiday Inn - Airport Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for noting our convenient location and excellent food and beverage options. All Holiday Inn guestrooms have a blackout curtain and feature four required pillows for each guest to select from firm or soft, but I will follow up to ensure your room was properly equipped. Hope to see you again soon!

Dry Ridge, Kentucky, United States
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The staff was great from check in to check out. The hotel was very clean in all the common areas, and the room was clean. The bathroom in the room was very clean upon arrival. I was traveling to the area on business and this hotel worked perfectly for my needs. The breakfast is like $8.00 extra at check in...

Thank Rick B
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We checked in January 20 through 23rd, 2017. We were coming to the Professional Photographers of Iowa state winter convention. The associates at the front desk were friendly and informative. The concierge was extremely helpful and courteous. We had a lot to bring in to the hotel. Every associate was kind, polite and offered any way to help. The next...

Thank Mary Q
St. Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 26 December 2016

My family and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines over the Thanksgiving holiday, while we visited family. Although we had a AAA rate, it was still more expensive than other similar hotels where we could have stayed. The room was quiet and away from the pool, like I'd requested, and it was very clean....

Thank eskiedogs
Fleur6111, Owner at Holiday Inn - Airport Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion, I am glad we were able to accomodate your requests for a room away from our Tropical Courtyard during such a busy season. Many guests also comment on the cleanliness of our rooms as you did and I appreciate your noting it. Although not all of our heavily discounted rates include breakfast it is great...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn & Conference Center, Iowa places you minutes from area attractions including Des Moines International Airport with 24 hour free shuttle, Blank Park Zoo, Science Center of Iowa/IMAX theatre, Iowa State Fairground Varied Industries, Wells Fargo Arena, Hy-Vee Hall, Knoxville Raceway, Cownie Soccer Complex, Adventureland, Gray s Lake, and Prairie Meadows Casino. Our hotel is also convenient to businesses such as Wells Fargo, Allied Insurance, as well as area colleges such as Drake University, Des Moines University, Grandview College, DMACC, and Simpson College. If shopping is what you are looking for be sure to visit Jordan Creek Town Center & Mall, Valley West Mall, Southridge Mall, and historic Valley Junction Our hotel has over 200 beautifully decorated guestrooms, each with free wireless Internet, many with high-speed hard wired Internet as well. Many guestrooms come with microwave/refrigerator units, and our hotel has more than 20,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space with ample free parking for groups of 10-500. For your enjoyment we have an indoor pool, whirlpool, video game room, and ping pong in our tropical courtyard. Stop by our Grill restaurant, offering breakfast anytime, hot & cold sandwiches, along with steaks and seafood dinner entrees. Unwind in our bar and catch your favorite sporting event on our huge 68 big screen. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn - Airport Conference Center

Address: 6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: RM581 - RM863 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn - Airport Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 219
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Holiday Inn Des Moines
Des Moines Holiday Inn
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“Ask to overlook the atrium, it's really neat!”
fairydogmotherof2, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They have pool side rooms if you plan to swim.”
872rickb, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you are carrying a lot of bags, pick a room that doesn't have steps in the hallway on the way to the room. Really annoying set up”
V8911OPdanielg, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“close to airport, good restaurant inside the complex.”
adtjr, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The pool area has rooms very close for a family outing.”
huffrx, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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