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Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

Just so you know the Villa Lodge was condemned by the City of Urbandale, Iowa for being run down, unsafe due to roof and ceiling issues, mold issues, vagrancy issues, and other things. They have given everyone till Oct. 28th to vacate. This is from news sources KCCI and WHO-TV

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3 Thank goinby
Urbandale, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013

My husband and I had nowhere to go moving from Wisconsin to Des Moines. Cheapest place to stay and you can get a discount if you area a trucker, Vet, or disabled but you have to ask for the discount because they will not tell you about it. Someone I had talked to in the hallway told us about the... More 

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4 Thank Becky E
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2013

At first thought it was a great deal. Which... it was cheap. But you totally get what you pay for. The place smells of cat piss and old old cigarette smoke. The rooms are disgusting. The guys that hang around the front desk are creepy and engage you in wierd conversation and its a 90 % chance yer talking with... More 

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5 Thank stingray608zp
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2012

I stayed here out of neccessity in between perminate housing. There were always a lot of people hanging out at and behind the front desk. I never figured out who actually "worked" there except for one because everyone was dressed in sloppy, dirty, grubby clothes. Most looked like they were homeless just hanging out. The day I got there I... More 

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6 Thank wandering7752
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2012

Maintenance man opened my room door and let unregistered guest in my room and enters rooms and takes change and what ever else he wants managers know this and no nothing about it

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11 Thank strech2
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2011

Due to unforseen events were forced to find a cheap weekly living space. The motel is older. It has a moldy smell to it. The bathrooms are uncleaned. There is soap scrum all over the tub. The mirror and toilet were uncleaned and had pub hairs. The back of tiolet was covered in black mold. There is mold all over... More 

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6 Thank Luvyours
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2011

not only is this place a terrible mess, our vehicles were broken into, the staff and the front desk clerk are rude terrible people. check the sex offender registry for iowa and you will notice that most of the residents of this hotel are on the list. i would never recommend my worst enemy stay in a place like this.... More 

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7 Thank owlbird12
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2011

we went there because it was a convinient location and price. The rooms feel like potential murder scenes. Anyways were laying there and we start to itch...my boyfriend and I pull back the sheets and low and behold 2 bedbugs one little and the other the size of a dime....we put them in a bowl took em to front desk... More 

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8 Thank OrEoTMI
Iowa
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42 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2011

I spent a day driving around Des Moines recently trying to find a reasonably-priced hotel. I did this because over the next two years, I will need to stay overnight in the Des Moines area over 40 separate nights for work-related reasons and I was looking for something clean, comfortable, quiet, and affordable. Of course, this took me to some... More 

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8 Thank Deganotneb
Ohio
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48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2010

The sheets were clean. The guy at the front desk was friendly and helpful. The place is conveniently located about 30 seconds off I-80. That's the good. The property is a run-down mess, both outside and in. They could star in a new reality TV show; "Can You Clean Better Than a 5th Grader". Pubic hairs (not mine) in the... More 

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4 Thank bluewater1357

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Villa Lodge

Address: 11000 Douglas Ave., Urbandale, IA 50322
Region: United States > Iowa > Urbandale
Price Range: ₹ 2,727 - ₹ 4,432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Villa Lodge 1*
Number of rooms: 100
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