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Strawberry Point, Iowa
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The room was very clean & beautiful. The only complaint was how far we were from the lobby. Didn't seem like it was very full, but we were about as far as we could be from the lobby. We had reserved the rooms several months ago, so would have thought we could have been placed closer. The only other complaint...

Thank glhawk20
HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to start by thank you for staying with us at Hotel Renovo! I will pass along your kind words about our clean space to our housekeepers, who work very hard to provide clean, beautiful rooms for our guests. We apologize that you are not 100% satisfied with your stay. If you would like to discuss...

Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed to the hotel by the front desk clerk, who sat behind a freestanding counter sitting squarely in the lobby. A fire was burning in the lobby fireplace, which felt great on a cold January night. We reserved in advance a beautiful suite that opened onto a large swimming pool and Jacuzzi. After we settled...

Thank bthelen1945
HotelRenovo, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are glad that you immensely enjoyed your return stay with us at Hotel Renovo! I will pass alone your kind words to our staff, who work hard to provide the best customer service and experience. We look forward to seeing you on your third visit to Renovo! - Kristin Front Desk Supervisor

Reviewed 5 January 2017

Went to Hotel Renovo when visiting Des Moines for the State Fair. I was impressed that the area had a very nice boutique hotel like the Renovo. The modern interior Touches and comfy beds made all the difference.

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I will start out by saying this is a beautiful hotel. We have stayed here before and loved it so we decided this would be a great place to bring the kids along with friends and their kids for New Years Eve. We booked late so we were only able to get 1 poolside room which was fine. We had...

Thank ISU2002
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Renovo, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us about your experience. I apologize we did not accommodate you better for New Years Eve - it sounds like your experience was not up to our standards. Please be assured I will be following up with the staff to ensure circumstances like this get handled better in the future. If you would like to discuss...

Marshalltown, Iowa
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Stayed at the Hotel Renovo on Dec. 10, 2016. Could not have asked for better service or a nicer room. Reserved a suite and was pleasantly surprised at the price when we actually checked in. I'm guessing if we would have had an equivalent room in downtown Des Moines we would have paid $50 to $100 more. It was nice...

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

Dear Denny, I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for your wonderful words about Renovo! We spent a lot of time trying to find the right mattresses for guests to have a comfortable and refreshing stay. I will also pass along your kind words about our service to our staff, as they work hard to provide the...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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,...

Thank FlysAroundtheWorld
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 19 November 2016

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.

Thank Darci L
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 10 November 2016

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.

Thank NinaW2000
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 10 November 2016 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...

Thank Veronica M
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.

Thank too-err-ist
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

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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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 Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741 (Formerly Comfort Suites at Living History Farms)
Region: United States > Iowa > Urbandale
Price Range: £121 - £139 (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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“clean & very comfortable room”
dereks250, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I like the rooms over looking the pool, or the connecting rooms when I'm here with friends.”
951tanag, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't know about this”
glhawk20, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Really recommend reserving a suite on the poolside”
bthelen1945, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pool side rooms great for kids. Suite was fabulous for the price.”
431dennyg, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
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