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Reviewed 22 September 2016

The last time I had been at this particular location was several years prior to the remodel. Needless to say I was shocked and blown away at how chic and stylish this place is now! It felt like a hotel in New York or Chicago. I loved the overall ambiance of the place and the way they decorated it. I...

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Shawnna, We are glad that you enjoyed what we have done with our remodel! Our entire staff worked hard to come up with a ambiance and decorating scheme that was still Iowa, homey but had the upscale feel of hotels that you would find in New York or Chicago. Our staff also works hard to provide exceptional service to...

Athens, Texas
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stay. Very nice upscale and out of the place. If you come this way you got to stay. There is a nice restaurant next door, a must to do. The people here are so nice, it's like a spa will be back.

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Deborah, We are so glad that you found our hotel in Urbandale a great place to stay! I know that our staff works hard to give exceptional service to all guests starting the moment they walk in through the door. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to visit your friend! - Kristin Front Desk Supervisor

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We loved our stay at this newly remodeled hotel. We will stay here whenever we visit our family in Des Moines. The bedding and towels were top quality and the bathroom soaps are amazing! The fantastic updated decor and modern farm feel are perfect. We also love that we can walk to the Machine Shed!

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Holly, I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for your nice words about our hotel in Urbandale! We are glad that you liked our location to the Iowa Machine Shed and that you enoyed our amenities and atomosphere. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit with us! - Kristin Front Desk Supervisor

Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel was amazing to our crew with Go Blog Social this year! The hotel is beautiful, the lounge area was great for networking and very on trend. The conference room was cozy and great wth lots of windows and up to date on all technology. We did apps and breakfast with Hotel Renovo and the food was amazing as...

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are glad that you had a wonderful time at our property in Urbandale! All of the staff worked hard to help the Go Blog Social event, wanting all of the guests to have top of the line experiences starting from the moment they walked in through the door. We look forward to seeing you on your next...

CEDAR RAPIDS
Reviewed 31 August 2016

So I had never heard of this hotel but it was booked for me as a location we were having a meeting and those attending were being put up at. I was reluctant to try this place but since I wasn't paying I tried it. Usually I stay at Marriott or Hilton Properties. Man is this nice. It is the...

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Dave, I would like to take the time to thank you for taking the chance on us. We are glad that you had a wonderful experience at our property, as our staff work very hard to provide each guest with top level service. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! -Kristin Front Desk Supervisor

Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to go for our 29th wedding anniversary and my birthday. We checked several places couldn't find what we wanted. So we decided to look for a restaurant. We decided in the Machine Shed since we really liked their food. In checking Trip Advisor we found the hotel right next door. The rustic farm theme and...

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Beverly, I would like to start by saying Happy Birthday and congragulations on your 29th wedding anniversery! We are glad that you were able to have a memorable stay in on of our suites for the occasion and that you more importantly enjoyed the stay. I would like like to thank you for your kind words about Ms Stephanie,...

Wayne, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My son and his family recently moved to Urbandale and my wife and I went to help them move. We looked for a nearby hotel for convenience, and found a wonderful place to stay. A refreshing new look separates Hotel Renovo from its peers, it has a very convenient location. The breakfast in the hotel was very good for its...

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Jeff, We are glad that you were able to have a refreshing stay, especially when you spent all day helping your son move! Our chef's work hard to provide top of the line menus for our breakfasts and I will pass your compliments along to them. I thank you for your kind words about our staff, as they work...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This used to be a Comfort Suites just a little over a year ago, and what a difference. Totally redone into a style I guess you could call "modern farm" decor. Fantastic staff, they make you feel relaxed. Open lobby with casual bar and nice sitting area, great breakfast area, about 10 bucks but a lot of choices. The Machine...

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Jan, We thank you for your wonderful words about Hotel Renovo in Urbandale! Prior to our re-opening, all of our staff worked hard to create a style that made guests feel relaxed when they visit and that it was unique to us. We are glad that you liked the numerous options available for our breakfast, as our chefs work...

Kalamazoo
Reviewed 13 August 2016

My wife and I stayed here one night on our way to Yellowstone. The hotel appears brand new but apparently had recently undergone renovation. We had never stayed at a Hotel Renovo but decided on this one based on good Trip Advisor reviews. The lobby and rooms all have a modern decor. Check in was a little slow but the...

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Richard, I just wanted to take a moment and reach out to thank you for your kind words about Renovo. All of us at Renovo are glad that you enjoyed our spacious rooms and took the time to enjoy our breakfast - the chefs work hard every week deciding on the menus and preparing it that morning for you...

Altoona, Iowa
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The Hotel staff and overall environment was absolutely perfect! This hotel overall style and amenities are top notch for Des Moines area! I would recommend the hotel for nice place to stay all the way up to a wedding! If your seeking a place to enjoy for any occasion this hotel should be your first choice! Very relaxing and a...

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are glad to provide this kind of service for your and your family! One of our main goals is to help guests feel like this is a one of a kind experience - no matter what event they are having here at Renovo. We are glad that you had a wonderful time and that you enjoyed your...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This major construction project will include expanding the size of the existing structure to create a 102 room urban farm inspired hotel that will include a full service restaurant that Heart of America's culinary team is currently developing. The hotel and its rooms will be designed with a minimalist approach, to give guests a clean and relaxing atmosphere perfect for unwinding after a long day. Hotel rooms will be furnished with lavish bedding and spa like amenities, featuring the Beekman Brother's signature line of goat's milk soap. The restaurant will serve its food in a large-scale breakfast space and an open concept bar in the lobby. The bar will include a soft seating area for guests to enjoy a variety of libations along with chef inspired cuisine. Relaxation does not end inside property, an expansive porch will feature comfortable seating outdoors for hotel guests to enjoy. Known for providing an alternative to cookie cutter hotels, Heart of America Group designers will create a space that is unique to the Hotel Renovo, yet welcoming to guests from all around the world. For business and event needs, the hotel offers two meeting rooms configured with state of the art A/V equipment and can be configured to accommodate as many as 115 people. Catering for meetings and events will be available through the hotel's restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Renovo

Address: 11167 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741 (Formerly Comfort Suites at Living History Farms)
Region: United States > Iowa > Urbandale
Price Range: RM682 - RM784 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Renovo 4*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
Comfort Suites At Living History Farms Hotel Urbandale
Comfort Suites Urbandale
Urbandale Comfort Suites
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“clean & very comfortable room”
dereks250, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I like the rooms over looking the pool, or the connecting rooms when I'm here with friends.”
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“Really recommend reserving a suite on the poolside”
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“Pool side rooms great for kids. Suite was fabulous for the price.”
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