but it's already showing its age.
When you book Motel 6 you're booking for price. You expect a small room and that's what you get. (One bed was up against a wall, the other up against the in-wall heater/air conditioner). I booked this Motel 6, rather than one of the other 3 in Des Moines, because it had been updated. But the shower floor looked dirty (closer inspection showed the surface coating was wearing off), the light fixture over the sink was missing a plexiglass cover (which I found sitting on top of the clothes rack and re-installed), the bathroom paint was peeling, and the floor covering was cracked in spots. The metal entry door was dented and poorly painted, as were all the others I saw. The inner chain lock had been moved.
My wife and son felt the hotel and the area were "sketchy".
On the plus side: the beds, though small, were comfortable enough; the television was adequate in size and channels, bed lighting was adequate for reading, and the cost was very low, especially for 3 adults. The clerk was very friendly, prompt, got me checked in quickly and put me in a room well removed from the road without my asking her to do so.
I'd stay here again if I was traveling alone and was only going to be there long enough to sleep and hit the road again, unless I found something even cheaper.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Motel 6 Des Moines North is within 5 miles of Adventureland Park, Des Moines Botanical Center, and Iowa’s State Capitol; conveniently accessible is shopping and downtown Des Moines. Guest rooms have a modern look and free Wi-Fi, our pool is open May-Sept. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Motel 6 - Des Moines North Hotel Des Moines
- Des Moines Motel 6
- Des Moines Motel Six
- Motel Six Des Moines
- Motel 6 Des Moines North Iowa