Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

ex. Days Inn - Des Moines Merle Hay

4845 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, United States, 50322-1966  show map
 2 stars
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Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas


Off-site parking

Luggage storage

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation


Spa & wellness center


The 2-star Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay is situated a mere 4.7 km away from Living History Farms, Iowa Gold Star Museum and Adventureland. Built in 1980, the comfortable hotel was renovated in 2011.

It is about 9 km away from the center of Des Moines.

The venue is notable for the great location within a 15-minute drive to Des Moines International airport.


Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay offers 78 guestrooms appointed with a minibar, complimentary wireless internet, television with satellite channels, a laptop-size safe and a stone fireplace with all the sights of Des Moines within easy access. They also have a microwave, a washing machine and coffee/tea makers available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Every morning a deluxe continental breakfast is served. Serving American specialties, Daytona's All Sports Cafe is about 250 meters away.


Corporate travelers are free to use a meeting room and a copier offered on site.


Guests can benefit from a casino and an indoor heated swimming pool and relax using a wellness area and a hot tub.


Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   78.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Off-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beauty salon
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis


  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock



  • from  3 pm


  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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hotel Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay Des Moines location
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Hotel Address:

4845 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, United States, 50322-1966

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City Center
  • Des Moines
    9.0 km
  • Bennigans Grille & Tavern (cuisine: American)
    140 m
  • Daytona's All Sports Cafe (cuisine: American)
    210 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds

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King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Shopping areas


  • Lazer X2.0 km

Universities, Institutes

  • American Reading Academy500 m
  • La'james College-Hairstyling3.7 km

Medical care and Hospitals

Local attractions

  • Iowa Gold Star Museum4.7 km
    7700 Northwest Beaver Drive, Johnston
  • Pappajohn Sculpture Park7.2 km
    1400 Grand Ave, Des Moines
  • Salisbury House8.0 km
    4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines
  • Saylorville lake5.7 km
    5600 NW 78th Avenue, Johnston
  • Des Moines Art Center7.2 km
    4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines

Restaurants nearby

  • Bennigans Grille & Tavern140 m

    Address: 4800 Merle Hay Rd
    Phone: 515-276-7777

    62% likes this, based on 26 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery480 m

    Address: 4601 Merle Hay Rd
    Phone: (515) 278-0468

    63% likes this, based on 32 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Pagliai's Pizza950 m

    Address: 5312 Merle Hay Rd
    Phone: 515-253-9800

    75% likes this, based on 36 reviews

  • Daytona's All Sports Cafe210 m

    Address: 4875 Merle Hay
    Phone: 515.331.0996

    71% likes this, based on 23 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Famous Dave's950 m

    Address: 4351 Merle Hay Rd
    Phone: (515) 331-3300

    65% likes this, based on 61 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 27

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms:
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Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay

Average guest rating

5.8out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 8 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    The bill by the Hotel was exactly $10 more than the charge

  • Older travelers

    I liked that we called and was able to get a room at the last minute, that was clean, but the price was high.

    We like to watch hbo and the tv listing had it listed but it was not available.

  • Couple

    It was the dirtiest hotel room I have ever stayed in. We kept finding black curly hairs on our sheets and pilloes in our bed, the floor wasnt clean, there was dust and crumbs all over the top of the desk by the tv, the curtains were stained, overall wasnt very happy with it.

  • Family with children

    There was male body fluids on the bed spread when we checked into our first nights stay. They came and got the bed spread and did not compensate us for the problem. Try to explain what the mess was to a 10 year old girl.

  • Group of friends

    Our room and my mothers room were both located over the top of a 2 pm bar.After the drunks all quieted down ,we fell asleep.Then the homacide cop in the room next to us woke us up discuessing his case on his telephone.The walls were super thin!!! However we did get a good parking spot,under a street light:)

  • Older travelers

    The location worked for us, right off the highway and close to our family. When I first saw it, I was worried, the hotel does not have a lot of curb apeal. When inside I was pleasently surprized at how clean the lobby was, and our room was the same. The staff was helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean, and comfortable No complaints, good value for your money.

    Not a lot of varitey for breakfast

  • Couple

    The people in the room next to us yelling in Spanish around 2am until 3am

  • Single

    Where do I begin? Let's start with the reception. I was asked if I had stayed at Days Inn previously. I said, "No... First time." So where does she put me? In a room directly off of the game room (pin ball, arcades, etc.) and pool area! The place stunk to high heaven of cigarette smoke and in general, old dirty, chemically treated carpeting and over-chlorined swimming pool. The place looked like it was stuck in a 70's time-warp, and it may very well have been in the 70's that it was last re-carpeted. Thanks Ms. Receptionist. Nothing like making a great first impression for a new customer!! OK, now let's walk into the room they gave me. I'm told it's a nonsmoking room. Really? The smell of cigarettes in there was enough to gag a garbage collector! The bathroom floor looked like a science mold project. Not green... but varying shades of brown to off-white and gray grout. Now, this floor may very well have been cleaned and the buildup of whatever the heck has been residing there may indeed have been sterile, but after accidentally dropping an expensive medication on the floor, I dared not consume it for fear of ingesting some human equivalent of "hoof and mouth disease"!!! After blocking off the bottom of the main door with a towel, I was able to reduce the smell from the hallway and game room located directly across from my room. And putting the heating device on low heat and opening the window helped dramatically, though the noisy on and off cycles of the heater, combined with the sound effects from the old refrigerator, reminded me of the sound effects of the laser battles in the original "Star Wars" movie. The sounds insured that I was awakened regularly, and may very well be by Days Inn design, to insure that their customers do not succumb to the noxious smells. And to add insult to what barely could be described as a "fair" room rating, the TV had more nonoperational channels than it had operational. What... did you not pay the bill?

How to reach hotel

hotel Days Inn Des Moines/Merle Hay Des Moines location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

4845 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, United States, 50322-1966

Get directions
City Center
  • Des Moines
    9.0 km
  • Bennigans Grille & Tavern (cuisine: American)
    140 m
  • Daytona's All Sports Cafe (cuisine: American)
    210 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms: