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Econo Lodge Urbandale
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Urbandale
Center Point, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
76 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Good one night value stay”
Reviewed 9 May 2010

Not a bad place to stay for under $50. They are undergoing renovations currently and our room had all of the plumbing redone with all brand new tiles and fixtures. The bathroom worked very well except that the shower head is mounted at about 5 ft which is tough for a 6'2 person. The rest of renovations are in progress. The continental breakfast is kind of joke but there is Pilot Travel Center just down the sreet. The location is nice and quiet and feels very safe. The speedbumps in the parking lot are HUGE!!! I would definitely stay here again while in the Des Moines area if I just needed a place to crash for a night vs paying $100 plus.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 October 2009

This place needs some serious repair. The headboard was
falling off the wall. The faucet to the shower came out of the wall when turned on and the caulking was not there or moldy. The carpet was stained (like dog pee). The door
stuck to the floor when you tried to open it.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2009

The motel web site says “recently renovated” but there was certainly no evidence of that in what we experienced. The carpet was a thin, dirty disaster…I told my husband NOT to lie on the floor to do his stomach crunches for fear that he may catch something. The “free” wireless Internet service was a total joke; the signal was so weak that it was like being on 56K dial-up. We were provided one small bar of soap for two days, to be shared between the sink area and shower. Two skimpy bath towels barely got the job done, and the bed was as lumpy and as uncomfortable as they come. In a nutshell, this is a terrible excuse for a motel (although their web site refers to the facility as a “hotel”). In reading all of the other complaints, I suspect that Days Inn dumped them and now they are a member of America’s Best Value Inn. Next time I’ll skip trying to save a few bucks and find a room worth staying in.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2005

We stayed here for one night. Although it was not really "dirty", it did not feel "clean" either. There was evidence of insect problems with traps placed in the bathroom. The staff did their job, but were not friendly or helpful. There was an outside pool that did not appear to have been used recently. Breakfast was OK. There are several other motels in the area...would suggest trying one of them.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge Urbandale

Property: Econo Lodge Urbandale
Address: 10841 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322-2020 (Formerly Urbandale Inn)
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Region: United States > Iowa > Urbandale
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Urbandale
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,429 - ₹ 8,538
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Econo Lodge Urbandale 1.5*
Number of rooms: 59
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Urbandale Days Inn

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