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“Best hotel choice in the area” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wildwood Lodge
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Clive
Certificate of Excellence
Iowa
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108 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Best hotel choice in the area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

I have a meeting in Des Moines several times a year and we usually stay at the Wildwood Lodge. Their rates are usually the lowest of acceptable motels, it is quiet even though there usually are a number of people staying there, the breakfasts are wonderful (fruit, juice, breads, waffles, eggs, yogurt, cereal, biscuts and gravy) the room is clean, and the bed is comfortable. There are several restuarants within walking distahce and the motel is in a convenient location for the interstate and getting to other areas in Des Moines. I haven't tried the pool or exercise room. They are 2 bikes that can be borrowed to use on the nearby bike trails.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Woodbury, MN
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

Great location with lots of restuarants nearby! Wonderful pool area for kids and adults alike. They served a nice breakfast with a variety of choices. Since we had 4 rooms we appreciated the large lobby for eating breakfast or just gathering. The only thing that could make it better would be to have a small refrigerator in the room.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Evansville, Wyoming
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

We took a little vacation to our home town in Iowa. All of the reviews for this lodge were great, and we were not disapponted. The room was awesome..The bed the most comfoortable I have ever slept in including at home. The pillows, superb! The lodge is uniquely decorated, a very nice touch form a regular hotel. Nice homey feel. Everyone was very nice and accomodating..Our children and grandchildren came to visit us at the hotel, they swam in the pool which was a perfect temperature, and had a wonderful time! There were many varieties of food for breakfast, and the wildwood is close to everything! It really is quite a charming lodge, and the price is completely affordable. The center of Des Moines is quite large. I would highly recommed this lodge to anyone coming to Des Moines to visit. Whether it be one day or many. My husband and I will be back most definetly!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kansas City
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24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

The hotel is decorated cute in a lodge theme. The room was clean. My room had a king bed and a desk. The bed was too soft for my taste. The large screen flat panel TV swivled so you can watch it from anywhere in the room. Although it is a HDTV the signal to it was standard definition. The rooms had free wired and wifi Internet access. My room also had a shower, no tub. The water did stay at the temperature you set it at. The hotel had nice free breakfasts and they served appetizers in the evenings. I really liked the fried cheese sticks. There is an indoor pool but I did not use it. The hotel workers were friendly and helped us by suggesting restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

Looked for a last minute motel near a clinic to save morning driving time. With several to choose from Wildwood Lodge had the best rates. But several years ago we had stayed here before and felt comfortable even though they had the cheapest rate. Once again the Wildwood was clean, and staff very friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Wildwood Lodge

Property: Wildwood Lodge
Address: 11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA 50325
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Region: United States > Iowa > Clive
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Clive
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,452 - ₹ 10,888
Hotel Class:3 star — Wildwood Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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 
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