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Wildwood Lodge

Traveller (53)
Room & Suite (22)
Dining (4)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
The Wildwood Lodge Clive, a unique lodging experience, conveniently located in West Des Moines at University Avenue exit off Interstate 80/35. The Wildwood Lodge features indoor pool with a raised spa and a waterfall, all beneath a beautiful three-story atrium. No matter the reason for your visit, you will enjoy choosing from an extensive variety of room types. Thanks to our great staff and beautiful space, our hotel is a popular destination for family reunions, wedding groups and sports teams.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Room service
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know


Full view
62Somewhat walkable
Grade: 62 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
56Room tips
Traveller rating
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Popular mentions
The staff was so friendly and helpful, even with our super late check in and check out! My fiancé and I were treated like absolute royalty during our stay. The relaxed atmosphere is perfect for business trips, or even a trip away from the house which is exactly what we did! Our
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Response from MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Wildwood Lodge
Responded yesterday
Amber, thank you for the great review! We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay and were able to take in a lot of our great amenities. I agree - we have a pretty great team and I'll be happy to send along your praises! We look forward to having you stay with us again for another round of royal treatment! Take care!
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We stayed here and loved it! The themed decor was amazing and made the place seem so cozy. I wish every hotel would have a theme and decorate their rooms this well. The pool was fantastic. It was large, heated, and had nice rock landscaping. Nice spa. Also had a small exercise
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Response from MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Wildwood Lodge
Responded yesterday
Gayle, thank you for the great review and we appreciate the feedback! We're so happy that you enjoyed your time at our Northwood's themed retreat and hope you'll choose to stay with us again the next time you're visiting Des Moines!
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I reserved a couple rooms and mine was the Boardroom suite. What a BEAUTIFUL room! The whole hotel was so warm and welcoming. The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly. I didn't want to leave, and I can't wait to go back.
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Response from MKSparkman, Guest Relations Manager at Wildwood Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Mindy, thank you for your amazing review. We are so thrilled to hear that your experience exceeded expectations. We hope to have you stay with us again, soon!
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Rooms are clean and excellent shape very unique place, Price 100 plus average wish they would do more specials or loyalty. Snack and breakfast the hotel puts out in the morning and evening takes the sting out of the cost of stay. Better than many restaurants.The location is
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Response from MKSparkman, Guest Relations Manager at Wildwood Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello, thank you for staying with us and providing your wonderful feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at the Wildwood Lodge. Hopefully we will see you again soon!
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Clean and quaint hotel decorated in a wilderness theme. I used Hotwire and got a good deal on a Sunday night. Room was spacious. Decent bed comfort. The walls are paper thin and I could hear every footstep. I could also hear the neighbor snoring loudly. That could have been an
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Response from Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Wildwood Lodge
Responded 13 Feb 2019
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay at the Wildwood Lodge! I'm so happy to see that you found our Northwood's themed hotel clean and quaint! We appreciate you providing us with feedback and want to apologize for any excessive noise during your stay with us. Thank you again for choosing the Wildwood Lodge and we hope we'll see you again for another stay in the future.
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What time does the airport transportation start ? Also the breakfast thanks
I don't know about shuttle. Breakfast starts at 7 am.
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Good morning: what time does yr airport transportation start I have a early flight . Thank you
Sorry, I don't know about this service, since I didn't need to use it.
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6 am - I know that's correct because we left by 7 for a ball tournament (unless they started breakfast early since more than one team was staying there).
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Yes they do, we had one the last time we stayed, it was very nice and nice lighting. We were surprised as we hadn't asked , they upgraded us!
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what is minimum check in age?
I have never asked that question as I am a senior but most hotels are either 18 or 21. You have to call the hotel for that information Thank you so much for asking
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"Get the suite!"
".Numerous room choices no problem with quiet."
"I have been in several rooms and they are all great!"
"Elevator makes all rooms accessible."
"I have no ideas to help new travelers."
US$99 - US$167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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