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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this hotel because when it came down to all of the hotels in the Des Moines vicinity, the photos & reviews looked positive & the price wasn't out of sight for a newly renovated hotel. Oh, and it wasn't on the bedbug registry, but it's still fairly new yet. The public areas and the outside lawns are nice,...

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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Hello, thanking you for bringing these issues to our attention. I apologize for your visit and assure you we do have our facility regularly sprayed. I have addressed your concerns with our executive team to look into other options for handling the noise complaint going forward. If you would like to speak further, please email me at lvontersch@hoari.com. Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay here every year during the Living History Farms Off Road Race - love the proximity to the race. Avoids traffic jam. Stay an extra night in poolside room for extra relaxation after running 7 miles in Iowa November weather. Worth every dime.

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Darci, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Hotel Renovo during your adventure with Living History Farms! We at Renovo thank you for your kind words and are glad that you found your stay relaxing after your run in the slightly chilly November weather. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! -Kristin...

West Palm Beach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is definitely a great choice for a hotel in Urbandale. The service is great, very clean and modern. The bed is so comfortable that it is difficult to get up in the morning. Enjoy a stay at this lovely hotel.

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Nina, I would like to thank you for your fantastically kind words about Hotel Renovo! We are glad that you find our service great, as each of our staff members work hard to provide the best customer service that we can. We look forward to providing you with another comfortable stay the next time you are in the Des...

Pacifica, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I travel to Iowa at least once a year and stayed here for the first time. The lobby is beautifully decorated, I felt like I was walking into a Restoration Hardware Catalog. The rooms are spacious, the bed was comfortable, and I am not sure when the hotel opened but everything looks brand new. The pool was big enough to...

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Veronica, I just wanted to take a few moments and thank you for your wonderful words about our property. We are glad that you found the amenities that you tried during your stay to your liking, as we worked hard before we opened to put together a drink and food menu. We hope to see you on your next...

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This completely renovated hotel has a trendy decor, which is refreshing, but sometimes a little cutesy. The staff, was, without fail, polite yet very friendly. We had a poolside suite which was spacious and clean. However, the sliding barn door to the bathroom lacked privacy. All in all, I would recommend staying here.

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful words about our property in Urbandale! I will personally pass on your words about our staff, as they work very hard to provide the best customer service while remaining polite and friendly. We look forward to your next visit to Des Moines! - Kristin Front Desk Supervisor

Reviewed 24 October 2016

I absolutely loved my time there. I was on a business trip, doing our sales presentations in one of their meeting rooms. Windows on all sides with automatic shades and an 84-inch flat screen just blew me away! The laid-back subterranean funk/jazz mix that filtered throughout the complex took me away to another dimension of relaxation. Even though I didn't...

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Robert, We are glad that you loved your time here of business at Renovo! It was our goal during the reconstruction to provide an atmosphere of relaxation to our guests and we are glad you felt so during your stay. I also appreciate your kind words about our staff, as they work hard everyday to provide the best customer...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Renovo was recently renovated to modernize and excite the interior. The rooms are beautiful as is the pool and lobby. Staff is very nice and the location on the western side of Des Moines Metro is close enough to airport and downtown to be fine. Direct access to Machine Shed and Living History Farms will be a plus if...

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Susie, I just wanted to take a few moments and thank you for your review of our property - as we are always looking for and appreciating feedback. Our Hotel does have a loyalty program and I apologize that our team did not mention this during your stay. I would also like to thank you for your kind words...

Billings, Montana
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I booked the Hotel Renovo for business because it was close to my office. I was pleasantly surprised because for the price I paid this was far beyond my expectations. It was spotless comfortable and high end. I will absolutely be staying here anytime I visit the Des Moines area.

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Brandi, I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful words about our property in Des Moines. We are glad that you were pleasantly surprised about our location, as we strive to provide the best possible service and amenities to our guests starting the moment they walk in through the door. We hope to see you again on your...

Maple Grove, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Attending a wedding in town and stayed at the Hotel Renovo, this is a very nice looking hotel,with friendly professional staff. Rooms are very nice, and very clean. Nice sized tv in room, refrigerator,hair dryer,ironing board,bath scale, great adjustable shower,super comfy mattresses and pillows. Large pool and hot tub,exercise room with tv are all really nice. Restaurant and bar on...

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Debbie, I just wanted to take a few moments and thank you for your wonderful words about Hotel Renovo. We are glad that you found our rooms to your liking and that you enjoyed our amenities during your stay. I will pass your kind words to our staff, as they work very hard to provide 5-star service for every...

Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Hotel Renovo with a group of friends. The hotel is very stylish and very clean! The staff was all very friendly and accommodating. The lobby is so comfortable we spent time there after dinner relaxing. I would definitely stay at the Hotel Renovo again!

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HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Laura, We at Hotel Renovo would like to thank you for your kind words about our hotel in Des Moines. We are glad that you found our lobby comfortable and stylish. I would also like to thank you for your kind words about our staff, as they work very hard to provide a friendly atomosphere for our guests. We...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This major construction project will include expanding the size of the existing structure to create a 102 room urban farm inspired hotel that will include a full service restaurant that Heart of America's culinary team is currently developing. The hotel and its rooms will be designed with a minimalist approach, to give guests a clean and relaxing atmosphere perfect for unwinding after a long day. Hotel rooms will be furnished with lavish bedding and spa like amenities, featuring the Beekman Brother's signature line of goat's milk soap. The restaurant will serve its food in a large-scale breakfast space and an open concept bar in the lobby. The bar will include a soft seating area for guests to enjoy a variety of libations along with chef inspired cuisine. Relaxation does not end inside property, an expansive porch will feature comfortable seating outdoors for hotel guests to enjoy. Known for providing an alternative to cookie cutter hotels, Heart of America Group designers will create a space that is unique to the Hotel Renovo, yet welcoming to guests from all around the world. For business and event needs, the hotel offers two meeting rooms configured with state of the art A/V equipment and can be configured to accommodate as many as 115 people. Catering for meetings and events will be available through the hotel's restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Renovo

Address: 11167 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA 50322 (Formerly Comfort Suites at Living History Farms)
Region: United States > Iowa > Urbandale
Price Range: £107 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Renovo 4*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
Comfort Suites At Living History Farms Hotel Urbandale
Comfort Suites Urbandale
Urbandale Comfort Suites
Hotel Renovo Urbandale, Iowa
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“For us poolside is worth the extra cost - avoids awkward hallways in your swimsuit.”
 of 5 bubbles 78darcil, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go with top floor and end unit, avoid rooms that back to back other headboards.”
 of 5 bubbles Susiechris, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from pool are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles J6015QGdebbies, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stayed on first floor and the whole place is quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 228DaveW, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Third floor away from pool for adults. First floor facing pool for kids.”
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 of 5 bubbles 203cynthiaa, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
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