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Holiday Inn - Airport Conference Center

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel looks outdated, from back in the days when you were allowed to smoke in the rooms. YES that old, and I know it because I had to switch rooms cause the one they first gave me had this ashtray smell all over, the second one I got wasn't that smelly, but still not a pleasant stay. Lucky for...

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

I am sorry your flights were cancelled and your trip delayed, I know how frustrating that can be. Our hotel has been 100% NON smoking for years, and a significant fee is charged for smoking in the hotel. I will follow up on your opinions and appreciate your sharing them.

Lostine, Oregon
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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
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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!

Soenderborg, Denmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived quite late but was greeted by friendly staff for a quick check in. The room was big with a balcony giving a nice view over the restaurant area. Room service stopped delivering around 9.30 pm which was disappointing but otherwise I had a good stay.

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

Nearly 100 of our guestrooms overlook our tropical courtyard which provides an awesome view of our pool. Hope you stay with us again and are able to arrive earlier to take advantage of our recreational facilities. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My room was clean, bright and well kept. The bed was comfortable. There was not much airport noise even though this location is right across the road. Some of the other conference goers mentioned a problem with water pressure and no hot water in their rooms but I did not experience any issues. Besides our own meeting, there was another...

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

We appreciate your taking the time to share your feedback, it is what allows us to improve daily. So glad you enjoyed our conference center and facilities. We offer more meeting space than any hotel in Des Moines and many groups call us home. Thanks again and we look forward to serving you again soon.

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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 27 March 2017 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.

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!

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Parking
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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 Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2851
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: $184 - $263 (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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“ask for a non smoker room maybe you get lucky with a room that does not smells like ashtray.”
izzym_12, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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