Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay  2 stars

4845 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, United States, 50322-1966  show mapSave
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  • Facilities
 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool


Exercise gym

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center



Continental breakfast


The budget Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay offers free parking and a lift available on-site. The building was renovated in 2011.

The property is located within a 10-minute ride from Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Gold Star Museum and Living History Farms. You can see Des Moines Area Community Clg, Iowa Events Center and Science Center of Iowa only 8.1km from the property.

This hotel is conveniently based near lakes.

15 minutes by car from Des Moines International airport.


It offers spacious rooms equipped with a minibar, Wi-Fi, individual climate control, a private balcony and a stone fireplace and kitchens with a microwave, a fridge and a washing machine. They provide bathrooms with bathrobes, a bathtub and a hairdryer.


A free breakfast is served every morning. The coffee bar stocks tea to enjoy in a comfortable atmosphere.


Guests can take advantage of a meeting room, a photocopier and internet access and make use of 24-hour reception, ironing service and wake up service provided on-site.


Leisure facilities feature live entertainment, an indoor swimming pool and a golf course. Active tourists will enjoy golf and tennis provided on-site.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   78.

City Center Des Moines - 5.7 mi
Airports Des Moines International (DSM) - 8.1 mi
Restaurants Bennigans Grille & Tavern (cuisine: American, Family Fare) - 400 ft, Daytona's All Sports Cafe (cuisine: American) - 700 ft
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  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Beauty salon
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Tennis
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Game room
Leisure facilities
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Exercise gym
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds or King Size bed or Queen Size bed
Size: 295 sq. feet


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    Bed type: Queen Size bed
    Size: 295 sq. feet


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      What's nearby

      Shopping areas
      • Lazer X
        1.3 mi
      Universities, Institutes
      • American Reading Academy
        1700 ft
      • La'james College-Hairstyling
        2.4 mi
      Medical care and Hospitals

      Local Attractions

      • Iowa Gold Star Museum
        2.9 mi
        7700 Northwest Beaver Drive, Johnston
      • Saylorville lake
        3.5 mi
        5600 NW 78th Avenue, Johnston
      • Pappajohn Sculpture Park
        4.5 mi
        1400 Grand Ave, Des Moines
      • Des Moines Art Center
        4.5 mi
        4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines
      • Salisbury House
        5.0 mi
        4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Bennigans Grille & Tavern

        62% likes this, based on 26 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Family Fare

        400 ft
        4800 Merle Hay Rd

        Phone: 515-276-7777

      • Daytona's All Sports Cafe

        71% likes this, based on 23 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        700 ft
        4875 Merle Hay

        Phone: 515.331.0996

      • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

        63% likes this, based on 32 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

        1600 ft
        4601 Merle Hay Rd

        Phone: (515) 278-0468

      • Famous Dave's

        65% likes this, based on 61 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Barbecue
        Price Range: USD 2 - USD 22

        3200 ft
        4351 Merle Hay Rd

        Phone: (515) 331-3300

      • Pagliai's Pizza

        75% likes this, based on 36 reviews
        Cuisine: Pizza

        3100 ft
        5312 Merle Hay Rd

        Phone: 515-253-9800

      Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Days Inn Des Moines Merle Hay

      Individual guest reviews

      • Older travelers

        The bill by the Hotel was exactly $10 more than the charge

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        I liked that we called and was able to get a room at the last minute, that was clean, but the price was high.

        We like to watch hbo and the tv listing had it listed but it was not available.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        It was the dirtiest hotel room I have ever stayed in. We kept finding black curly hairs on our sheets and pilloes in our bed, the floor wasnt clean, there was dust and crumbs all over the top of the desk by the tv, the curtains were stained, overall wasnt very happy with it.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        There was male body fluids on the bed spread when we checked into our first nights stay. They came and got the bed spread and did not compensate us for the problem. Try to explain what the mess was to a 10 year old girl.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Our room and my mothers room were both located over the top of a 2 pm bar.After the drunks all quieted down ,we fell asleep.Then the homacide cop in the room next to us woke us up discuessing his case on his telephone.The walls were super thin!!! However we did get a good parking spot,under a street light:)

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The location worked for us, right off the highway and close to our family. When I first saw it, I was worried, the hotel does not have a lot of curb apeal. When inside I was pleasently surprized at how clean the lobby was, and our room was the same. The staff was helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean, and comfortable No complaints, good value for your money.

        Not a lot of varitey for breakfast

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        The people in the room next to us yelling in Spanish around 2am until 3am

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Where do I begin? Let's start with the reception. I was asked if I had stayed at Days Inn previously. I said, "No... First time." So where does she put me? In a room directly off of the game room (pin ball, arcades, etc.) and pool area! The place stunk to high heaven of cigarette smoke and in general, old dirty, chemically treated carpeting and over-chlorined swimming pool. The place looked like it was stuck in a 70's time-warp, and it may very well have been in the 70's that it was last re-carpeted. Thanks Ms. Receptionist. Nothing like making a great first impression for a new customer!! OK, now let's walk into the room they gave me. I'm told it's a nonsmoking room. Really? The smell of cigarettes in there was enough to gag a garbage collector! The bathroom floor looked like a science mold project. Not green... but varying shades of brown to off-white and gray grout. Now, this floor may very well have been cleaned and the buildup of whatever the heck has been residing there may indeed have been sterile, but after accidentally dropping an expensive medication on the floor, I dared not consume it for fear of ingesting some human equivalent of "hoof and mouth disease"!!! After blocking off the bottom of the main door with a towel, I was able to reduce the smell from the hallway and game room located directly across from my room. And putting the heating device on low heat and opening the window helped dramatically, though the noisy on and off cycles of the heater, combined with the sound effects from the old refrigerator, reminded me of the sound effects of the laser battles in the original "Star Wars" movie. The sounds insured that I was awakened regularly, and may very well be by Days Inn design, to insure that their customers do not succumb to the noxious smells. And to add insult to what barely could be described as a "fair" room rating, the TV had more nonoperational channels than it had operational. What... did you not pay the bill?

        • Average rating
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