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Wildwood Lodge

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#3 of 8 Hotels in Clive
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The Northwoods theme is cute, but that's really the only special thing about this motel. No Kleenex tissues in the room - how stingy! And, in 2017, any lodging that doesn't have a power outlet on the headboard or either side of the bed gets BIG BOOS from me! Haven't they heard of smartphones and tablets?! I won't be back....

Thank CrossgarDown
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our short stay at Wildwood Lodge and we are excited to stay again on our next trip through! We enjoyed the fun atmosphere, affordable price, clean comforts, and great breakfast! Next time, we will be sure to stay long enough to enjoy the pool too.

1Thank Stephanie N
Breckenridge, Colorado
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Northwoods theme adds charm to this hotel. The rooms are big and very nicely decorated. Beds are comfortable. Breakfast is absolutely delicious. So many choices, so fresh, so little time. Staff is always helpful. Easy on and off I80 in Des Moines (Clive), Iowa

2Thank mtnwinegirl
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I stayed here twice in the last week - the first time due to the excellent reviews, the second time because I was on my way back home and it was late and familiar. The place is more unique than a regular hotel, with the lodge decor, and the lobby is cozy. The front desk staff was nice & helpful....

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 5 January 2017

2nd time to stay at this hotel. It's gimmic is they are a Lodge out west. Great overkill in this. Had to complain to the desk 2 different times with kids running around. Beds are little, ok alot, hard. but they are ok to sleep on.

Thank Lee K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 December 2016

What I liked about this place: reasonable rates with breakfast included, convenient location, a more unique design than most hotels (like a northern lodge), and they gave me a free beer at check-in! What I didn't like: the noisy heating/AC window unit. I finally turned it off rather than constantly having to adjust the TV remote to hear over it....

1Thank Mike B
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I stayed one night on a business trip. Everything was very clean and the staff was very helpful. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. I did not have time to use it but the pool area looked very nice. Great place to stay!

Thank Capt_America_IA
Bedford Iowa
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This place is great, however this time there was visable signs of cleaning issues. The bed skirting had white stuff all over it. I also found a few small things on the floor that I guess the vacuum missed. I watch these kind of things very carefully. I will stay there again as it was not this way last time....

Thank Penny G
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel based on the reviews. The hotel was Nicely appointed with an hunting lodge theme and decent, clean rooms. The issue we encountered was the constant banging of doors shutting, kids and moms talking very loud in the halls and more banging of doors. The noise level calmed down around 11P when they all went to...

Thank W2FC
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my family and while it definitely wasn't bad, it could have been better. First of all, the double room beds were full beds, NOT queens like most other hotels. My sister and brother in law had a fridge in their room across the hall while my finance and I did not. The other room was up...

Thank Melissa H

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wildwood Lodge

Address: 11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA 50325-7029
Region: United States > Iowa > Clive
Price Range: $137 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wildwood Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“get a room facing the back or side parking lot for quiet and to keep an eye on your vehicle.”
16CR, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“Our room was right around the corner from the elevator and our room was quiet. Normally a room by an elevator is so noisy.”
mbztoy2, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you are traveling with pets - make sure you tell them before checking in.”
mtnwinegirl, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Have 4-5 poolside rooms. Little bit more on the cost though. Have to book it at time of order.”
774leek, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had the last single bed room available and it had a jucuzzi, that was nice even though we did not have time to use it.”
688pennyg, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
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