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Hotels near Drake University – Des Moines, Iowa


The hotels below are listed in order of their distance from Drake University.

Drake University is located about 4 miles west of downtown Des Moines. Most of the closest hotels are southeast of the campus.

Address: 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
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  • 0.4 mile Holiday Inn Express at Drake University Des Moines
    1140 24th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311
    0.4 mile from Drake University
    From $103
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    Holiday Inn Express at Drake University Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out12 00

    Rated Average
  • Midscale, smoke-free hotel near Drake University
  • No swimming pool
  • Exercise room
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jun 2018
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  • 1.6 miles Holiday Inn Downtown Des Moines
    1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
    1.6 miles from Drake University
    From $112
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    Holiday Inn Downtown Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
  • Upper-midscale, smoke-free, downtown hotel
  • Near Mercy Medical Center
  • Free 24-hour shuttle to Des Moines Airport
  • Free shuttle to other attractions within 2-mile radius
  • Indoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Free park and fly up to 7 nights only
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Apr 2016
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.5 of 5 stars
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  • 1.8 miles Hilton Hotel Downtown Des Moines
    435 Park Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    1.8 miles from Drake University
    From $195
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    Hilton Hotel Downtown Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out12 00

    Rated Very High
  • Upper-midscale, smoke-free, full-service, downtown hotel
  • Near Iowa Events Center
  • Free 24-hour shuttle to Des Moines Airport
  • Free shuttle to other attractions within 2-mile radius
  • Indoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking costs $12 per night
  • Park and fly not allowed
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jun 2018
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 213 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 1.8 miles Marriott Hotel Downtown Des Moines
    700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
    1.8 miles from Drake University
    From $144
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    Marriott Hotel Downtown Des Moines

    Check In1600
    Check Out1200

    Rated High
  • Upscale, smoke-free, full-service hotel
  • Located in downtown Des Moines
  • Free 24-hour shuttle to Des Moines Airport
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - fitness center
  • Internet access costs $10 per night
  • Valet parking only - $21 per night
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Feb 2015
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
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  • 1.9 miles Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center Des Moines
    929 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    1.9 miles from Drake University
    From $99
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    Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
  • Midscale, smoke-free, downtown hotel
  • Near Iowa Events Center
  • Also near Wells Fargo Arena
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 202 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 1.9 miles Hyatt Place Hotel Downtown Des Moines
    418 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
    1.9 miles from Drake University
    From $104
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    Hyatt Place Hotel Downtown Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out12 00

    Rated High
  • Upper-midscale, smoke-free, downtown hotel
  • Free shuttle to Des Moines Airport
  • Free shuttle to other attractions within 3-mile radius
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Valet parking only - $18 per night
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.5 of 5 stars
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  • 2.0 miles Renaissance Savery Hotel Des Moines
    401 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    2.0 miles from Drake University
    From $128
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    Renaissance Savery Hotel Des Moines

    Check In1600
    Check Out1200

    Rated High
  • Upscale, smoke-free, full-service, downtown hotel
  • No swimming pool
  • Exercise room
  • Internet access costs $10 per night
  • Valet parking only - $24 per night
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jan 2017
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  • 2.1 miles Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Downtown Des Moines
    333 Southwest 11th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    2.1 miles from Drake University
    From $117
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    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Downtown Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out12 00

    Rated Very High
  • Midscale, smoke-free hotel just south of downtown
  • 4 miles from Des Moines Airport
  • Free 24-hour shuttle to Des Moines Airport
  • Free shuttle to other attractions within 5-mile radius
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Park and fly not allowed
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 103 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.3 miles Embassy Suites on the River Des Moines
    101 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    2.3 miles from Drake University
    From $172
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    Embassy Suites on the River Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out12 00

    Rated Very High
  • Upscale, smoke-free, all-suite, downtown Des Moines hotel
  • Free shuttle to attractions within 2-mile radius
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - 24-hour exercise room
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Internet access costs $5 per night
  • Parking costs $8 per night
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Sep 2015
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  • 2.3 miles AC Hotel by Marriott Downtown Des Moines
    401 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
    2.3 miles from Drake University
    From $144
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    AC Hotel by Marriott Downtown Des Moines

    Check In1500
    Check Out1100

    Rated Very High
  • Upper-midscale, smoke-free, downtown hotel
  • East of Des Moines River
  • No swimming pool
  • 24-hour exercise room
  • Free WiFi
  • Valet parking only - $18 per night
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Aug 2017
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 113 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.3 miles Staybridge Suites Downtown Des Moines
    201 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    2.3 miles from Drake University
    From $104
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    Staybridge Suites Downtown Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Very High
  • Upscale, smoke-free, all-suite, extended-stay hotel
  • Downtown near Wells Fargo Arena
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - 24-hour exercise room
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 78 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.3 miles Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown Des Moines
    100 Southwest Water Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    2.3 miles from Drake University
    From $106
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    Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown Des Moines

    Check In1600
    Check Out1200

    Rated High
  • Upscale, smoke-free, all-suite, extended-stay hotel
  • In downtown Des Moines near Des Moines Civic Center
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking costs $15 per night
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 208 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.3 miles Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Des Moines
    120 Southwest Water Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    2.3 miles from Drake University
    From $139
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    Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out12 00

    Rated Very High
  • Midscale, smoke-free, downtown hotel
  • On west side of river near Des Moines Civic Center
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking costs $15 per night
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jan 2017
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  • 3.1 miles Days Inn West Des Moines
    1258 8th Street, I-235, Exit 3, West Des Moines, IA 50265
    3.1 miles from Drake University
    From $50
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    Days Inn West Des Moines

    Check In1500
    Check Out1100

    Rated Very Low – Not Recommended
  • Cheap, interstate motel near Val Air Ballroom
  • 1 mile north of downtown Des Moines
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Apr 2015
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  • 3.9 miles Super 8 Hotel Urbandale
    5900 Sutton Drive, Urbandale, IA 50322
    3.9 miles from Drake University
    From $71
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    Super 8 Hotel Urbandale

    Check In1400
    Check Out1100

    Rated Very Low – Not Recommended
  • Cheap, interstate hotel
  • 9 miles from downtown Des Moines
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking - truck parking
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  • 3.9 miles Days Inn Des Moines
    4845 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322
    3.9 miles from Drake University
    From $56
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    Days Inn Des Moines

    Check In1500
    Check Out1100

    Rated Average
  • Cheap motel near Merle Hay Mall
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Apr 2015
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.0 of 5 stars
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  • 3.9 miles Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Northwest Des Moines
    4800 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322
    3.9 miles from Drake University
    From $81
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    Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Northwest Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out12 00

    Rated Average
  • Upper-midscale, smoke-free, full-service hotel
  • Near Merle Hay Mall
  • Free 24-hour shuttle to Des Moines Airport
  • Free shuttle to other attractions within 2-mile radius
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking - truck parking
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.5 of 5 stars
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  • 4.0 miles Quality Inn & Suites Des Moines
    4995 Northwest Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322
    4.0 miles from Drake University
    From $68
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    Quality Inn & Suites Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
  • Midscale hotel near Merle Hay Mall
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jun 2018
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  • 4.0 miles Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center Des Moines
    5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322
    4.0 miles from Drake University
    From $99
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    Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center Des Moines

    Check In1600
    Check Out1200

    Rated Average
  • Midscale, smoke-free hotel near Merle Hay Mall
  • Heated indoor water park - exercise room
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking - truck parking
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.5 of 5 stars
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  • 4.1 miles Baymont Inn & Suites Des Moines
    4685 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313
    4.1 miles from Drake University
    From $64
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    Baymont Inn & Suites Des Moines

    Check In1500
    Check Out1100

    Rated Low – Not Recommended
  • Midscale, smoke-free hotel near I-80, Exit 136
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - May 2019
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  • 4.2 miles Super 8 Hotel North Des Moines
    4685 1/2 Northeast 14th St, I-35, Exit 136, Des Moines, IA 50313
    4.2 miles from Drake University
    From $51
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    Super 8 Hotel North Des Moines

    Check In1500
    Check Out1100

    Rated Average
  • Cheap hotel near I-80 at I-235
  • Outdoor swimming pool open in summer
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Apr 2018
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  • 4.3 miles AmericInn Hotel & Suites Johnston
    5050 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131
    4.3 miles from Drake University
    From $69
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    AmericInn Hotel & Suites Johnston

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated High
  • Midscale, interstate motel near downtown Johnston
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 276 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 4.4 miles Red Roof Inn Des Moines
    5020 Northeast 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50313
    4.4 miles from Drake University
    From $62
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    Red Roof Inn Des Moines

    Check In14 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
  • Cheap motel near I-80 at I-235
  • No swimming pool
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking - truck parking
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
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  • 4.4 miles Hampton Inn Des Moines
    5001 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
    4.4 miles from Drake University
    From $111
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    Hampton Inn Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
  • Midscale, smoke-free hotel next to Des Moines Airport
  • Free 24-hour shuttle to Des Moines Airport
  • Outdoor swimming pool open in summer
  • Exercise room
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Apr 2016
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  • 4.5 miles Extended Stay America Hotel West Des Moines
    2701 Westown Parkway, I-235, Exit 2, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    4.5 miles from Drake University
    From $50
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    Extended Stay America Hotel West Des Moines

    Check In1500
    Check Out1100

    Rated Average
  • Budget, all-suite, extended-stay hotel
  • 3 miles northwest of Val Air Ballroom
  • Outdoor swimming pool open in summer - exercise room
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
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  • 4.5 miles AmericInn Des Moines
    1920 Hackley Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315
    4.5 miles from Drake University
    From $72
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    AmericInn Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated High
  • Midscale, smoke-free hotel near Des Moines Airport
  • Free shuttle to Des Moines Airport
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jan 2017
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  • 4.5 miles Days Inn & Suites Airport Des Moines
    1901 Hackley Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315
    4.5 miles from Drake University
    From $58
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    Days Inn & Suites Airport Des Moines

    Check In1500
    Check Out1100

    Rated Average
  • Cheap, smoke-free hotel near Des Moines Airport
  • Free 24-hour shuttle to Des Moines Airport
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Apr 2015
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  • 4.6 miles Quality Inn & Suites Airport Des Moines
    5231 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
    4.6 miles from Drake University
    From $59
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    Quality Inn & Suites Airport Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
  • Midscale, smoke-free hotel near Des Moines Airport
  • Free 24-hour shuttle to Des Moines Airport
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking - truck parking
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.0 of 5 stars
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  • 5 miles Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds Des Moines
    410 East 30th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
    5 miles from Drake University
    From $54
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    Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
  • Cheap, smoke-free hotel near IA State Fairgrounds
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.5 of 5 stars
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  • 5 miles Holiday Inn Des Moines
    6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
    5 miles from Drake University
    From $135
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    Holiday Inn Des Moines

    Check In15 00
    Check Out12 00

    Rated Average
  • Upper-midscale, smoke-free, full-service hotel
  • Near Des Moines Airport
  • Free 24-hour shuttle to Des Moines Airport
  • Free shuttle to other attractions within 2-mile radius
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Free park and fly up to 7 nights only
  • Pet friendly hotel More >
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 221 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

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Hotels near Drake Stadium   0.2 mile north
Hotels near Knapp Center   0.2 mile NE
Hotels near Des Moines University   1.3 miles south
Hotels near Hoyt Sherman Place Theater   1.4 miles SE
Hotels near Blank Children's Hospital   1.4 miles SE
Hotels near Iowa Methodist Medical Center   1.5 miles SE
Hotels near Mercy Medical Center Des Moines   1.7 miles east
Hotels near Des Moines VA Medical Center   1.7 miles north
Hotels near Community Choice Convention Center   1.8 miles SE
Hotels near Iowa Events Center   1.8 miles SE
Hotels near Hy Vee Hall   1.9 miles SE
Hotels near Wells Fargo Arena   1.9 miles east
Hotels near Downtown Des Moines   1.9 miles SE
Hotels near Civic Center of Greater Des Moines   2.1 miles SE
Hotels near Des Moines Federal Building   2.1 miles SE

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