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0.38 mi / 0.62 km from Drake University
1.61 mi / 2.59 km from Drake University
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Address: 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311, United States
Phone: +1 515-271-2011
Stadium: Drake Stadium
6.02 mi from Drake University
11414 Forest Avenue,Clive,IA
Hotel with Free Breakfast
Guest Score: 5 / 10
The pet-friendly, non-smoking Super 8 West Des Moines/Clive offers free Wi-Fi, a fitness room with sauna and a complimentary breakfast served every morning. The Super 8 West is housed in a two-story brick building and offers 79 non-smoking rooms. Each room includes a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and clock radio. Enjoy watching cable TV in your room or surfing the web on the free Wi-Fi. Start your day with a complimentary breakfast, and then hit the fitness center and sauna before heading out to local attractions. This hotel welcomes pets. The Super 8 is two blocks off I-80 and I-35, a 15-minute drive from downtown Des Moines. There are many dining options within walking distance. Valley West Mall is two miles away and Jordan Creek Town Center is only four miles away. Drive two miles to Living History Farms and go back in time. Des Moines International Airport is 14 miles away. more...
4.13 mi from Drake University
4685 A Northeast 14th Street,Des Moines,IA
Hotel with Business Center
Guest Score: 7.5 / 10
Free continental breakfast and Wi-Fi near all the main arteries are why our guests choose the non-smoking Super 8 Des Moines.
The non-smoking Super 8 has 61 non-smoking rooms in a two-floor building with interior corridors and no elevator. Rooms come with safes, coffeemakers, microwaves, mini-fridges, free Wi-Fi and cable TV. The day starts with a complimentary newspaper and free breakfast of oatmeal, a variety of cold cereal, bagels, pastries, fresh fruit, juice and coffee. The hotel also offers a coin-op laundry, a business center, meeting space, a 24-hour front desk and free parking.
The Super 8 is off I-35/I-80 about a mile from where it intersects with I-235. Located four miles south, downtown Des Moines features attractions like Wells Fargo Arena and the Iowa State Capitol. Adventureland is six miles east, the Iowa State Fair is six miles southeast and Blank Park Zoo is 10 miles south. If you`re coming from Des Moines International Airport, the hotel is 10 miles northeast.
3.08 mi from Drake University
1258 8th Street,West Des Moines,IA
Hotel with Free Internet Available
Guest Score: 4.7 / 10
Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking are good reasons to book Days Inn West Des Moines, where our guests can also enjoy an indoor pool. The two-story property`s 69 rooms come with coffeemakers, cable TVs, work desks, free Wi-Fi and free local calls. Relax with a leisurely swim in the indoor pool, and fuel up for the day at the free continental breakfast. Parking is also free. This Days Inn is less than seven miles west of downtown Des Moines and a five-minute drive from Des Moines University. There are several eateries within one mile of the hotel, and five miles away at Jordan Creek Town Center, you can dine on the restaurant boardwalk or experience some of the city`s best shopping. Roam among the park sculptures at Des Moines Art Center, two miles away, or head to Principal Park for a day of family fun at a Cubs game. It`s seven miles to Des Moines International Airport. more...
4.29 mi from Drake University
4817 Fleur Drive,Des Moines,IA
Hotel with Free Parking
Guest Score: 5.8 / 10
The Des Moines South Motel 6 is located less than 1 mile from various dining options and the Des Moines International Airport. This hotel has cable TV and a laundrette on site.A telephone is provided in each room and guests can make free local calls. Wi-Fi is also available for an additional fee and every room features colourfully patterned linens.A 24-hour reception desk is available for added convenience and guests will also have access to fax and photocopying facilities. This pet friendly hotel is also air conditioned.The Blank Park Zoo is 5 minutes` drive from the hotel and the Iowa Events Center is 5 miles away. Gray`s Lake Park is less than 10 minutes` drive from the Motel 6 Des Moines South. more...
6.03 mi from Drake University
10841 Douglas Avenue,Urbandale,IA
Hotel with Free Internet Available
Guest Score: 6.6 / 10
Located close to I-80 and I-35, Econo Lodge Urbandale treats guests right with continental breakfast, refrigerators and microwaves in rooms and a seasonal outdoor pool. Road-weary guests may unwind in 59 smoking and non-smoking rooms at the two-story Econo Lodge, knowing there will be Wi-Fi access, refrigerators and microwaves at hand. Cable TV, desks, hairdryers and coffeemakers are added features. Start your morning with a continental breakfast, and then take a swim in the seasonal outdoor pool. Pets are welcome for an additional fee and parking is free. When staying at Econo Lodge, enjoy easy access to I-35 and I-80, both about four miles away. Experience family fun at Adventureland USA or the Iowa State Fairgrounds, within 15 miles of the hotel. Arrange a tee time at Beaver Creek Golf Club, seven miles away, or catch a performance at Greater Des Moines Performing Arts Center, less than 13 miles from the hotel. Des Moines International Airport is a 15-mile drive away. more...
0.38 mi from Drake University
1140 24th Street,Des Moines,IA
Guest Score: 8.3 / 10
Free breakfast and free Wi-Fi, plus a convenient location, are just some of the perks our guests have come to expect at the Holiday Inn Express Des Moines, Iowa at Drake University.
The two-story, non-smoking hotel has 52 rooms featuring spacious, well-lit work desks and triple-sheeted beds with pillowtop mattresses. Each room has a coffeemaker and hairdryer, and rooms also come equipped with premium cable TV and free Wi-Fi. A business center is on-site, as are coin laundry facilities. The complimentary breakfast buffet features both hot and cold offerings, plus plenty of hot coffee. Parking is available. The hotel, located off I-235 and on the campus of Drake University, is three miles to the Science Center of Iowa, Hy-Vee Hall and the Court District, a popular neighborhood in downtown Des Moines dotted with shops, restaurants, bars and parks. It`s five miles to the Iowa State Fairgrounds, six miles to Des Moines International Airport and eight miles to Living History Farms. more...
1.61 mi from Drake University
1050 Sixth Avenue,Des Moines,IA
Guest Score: 7 / 10
Perks like free parking and complimentary shuttle service, plus a convenient location, make staying at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown hassle-free for our guests heading to the state capital. The 12-story, non-smoking hotel has 251 rooms featuring triple-sheeted beds, coffeemakers and hairdryers. Premium cable TV is part of the room package, and so is free Wi-Fi. Guests of the hotel enjoy free parking, as well as a heated indoor pool and exercise room. The on-site restaurant serves all three meals and the lounge offers a happy hour on weekdays. Additional amenities include a business center and coin laundry. Free shuttle service is available to the airport and to local area attractions. The hotel, less than one mile from Hy-Vee Hall, is two miles from Drake University, the Des Moines Botanical Center and Hoyt Sherman Place. The Iowa State Fairgrounds and the Des Moines Art Center are four miles away, and Des Moines International Airport is eight miles away.
1.82 mi from Drake University
800 Locust Street,Des Moines,IA
Guest Score: 9.3 / 10
Located in the heart of Des Moines, this Iowa hotel boasts a 6000 square foot fitness centre and a spa. Free WiFi access is available, and the State Capitol building is 6 minutes` drive away.Cable TV and a minibar are provided in every room at The Suites of 800 Locust. Featuring a bath, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Extras include a desk.A hot breakfast is served daily at this hotel. Made-to-order eggs, waffles, fresh fruit, and more are offered. The Cosmopolitan Lounge is on site and features a full bar and jazz music.A hot tub and airport shuttle are provided at 800 Locust Suites. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, luggage storage and dry cleaning.The hotel is 600 metres from Science Center of Iowa, 800 metres from Hy-Vee Hall and 800 metres from Iowa Events Center. Des Moines International Airport is 6 km away. more...
1.84 mi from Drake University
929 3rd Street,Des Moines,IA
Guest Score: 8.6 / 10
Boasting a free full breakfast and an on-site restaurant and lounge, within walking distance to the Iowa Events Center, the Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center Des Moines a good choice. Overlooking the Des Moines River, the seven-story hotel offers 155 traditionally furnished rooms that feature coffeemakers, hair dryers and irons. TVs have premium cable and free high-speed internet access is available for the length of your stay. Some rooms have microwaves and mini-fridges; non-smoking rooms are available upon request. Wake up to the hotel`s free full breakfast each morning, which comes with a free newspaper on weekdays. For your enjoyment there is a heated indoor pool on the premises, and an exercise room as well. Guests love that a full-service restaurant and lounge shares space with the hotel, and that it provides room service. And if you`re planning an event or conference, the hotel`s 11 banquet and meeting rooms can accommodate 800 people. Parking is free and pets are permitted for an additional fee. The h more...
2.09 mi from Drake University
333 Southwest 11th Street,Des Moines,IA
Guest Score: 9 / 10
Perks like free parking and breakfast make the non-smoking, pet-friendly Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown an easy choice for our guests heading to the state capital.
The four-story, non-smoking Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown has 102 rooms featuring Wi-Fi access, mini-fridges, ironing essentials, coffeemakers and hairdryers. Premium cable TV is part of the room package. Mornings begin with free newspapers and complimentary breakfast. Follow your meal with a swim in the indoor pool, or a workout in the gym. Additional amenities include a business center, a convenience store and a coin laundry. Parking is free, and pets are welcome for a fee
The hotel is two miles from the local IMAX theater and three miles from Drake University, the Des Moines Botanical Center and Hoyt Sherman Place. The Iowa State Fairgrounds and the Des Moines Art Center are four miles away, and Des Moines International Airport is five miles from the property.
5.5 mi from Drake University
6800 Fleur Drive,Des Moines,IA
Guest Score: 10 / 10
Guests love the complimentary breakfast buffet and the convenience of an on-site restaurant at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Airport. All 100 rooms in this four-story hotel are traditionally furnished and equipped with the items you need for a trouble-free stay, including two dual-line speaker phones, in-room safes, coffeemakers, hair dryers and ironing equipment. There`s a 24-hour business center, an indoor heated pool and hot tub and a fitness center. Guests are treated to a buffet breakfast each morning, while the on-site restaurant with lounge serves meals throughout the day and offers room service as well. Parking is free at the hotel and there`s complimentary airport shuttle service upon request. The Doubletree sits adjacent to Des Moines International Airport and is just over a one-mile drive. Blank Park Zoo is two miles from the hotel; the Southridge Mall is three miles away. The governor`s mansion, Terrace Hill, is five miles from the hotel, and the 100-year-old state capitol building is more...
8.31 mi from Drake University
8.11 mi from Drake University
460 Bass Pro Drive Northwest,Des Moines,IA
Guest Score: 9.6 / 10
Free Wi-Fi and breakfast help guests feel welcome at the non-smoking Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Des Moines Altoona, which is close to the interstate. All 107 rooms at the non-smoking Fairfield Inn are set on four floor and feature mini-fridges, free Wi-Fi and flat-panel TVs. Each morning, guests wake up to the complimentary breakfast buffet and get work done in the business center. Active types burn calories in the fitness room before making a splash with the kids in the indoor pool. Other pers are a 24-hour front desk, free parking and laundry facilities. Close to the intersection of I-80 and Highway 65, the Fairfield Inn is 15 minutes outside Des Moines. The stores and shops of Altoona are within four miles of the hotel. Guests don`t have to go far for entertainment, with Prairie Meadows Casino and Racetrack, Adventureland and the cinema all less than two miles away. Cultural stops in Des Moines might include the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa State Capitol and State Historical Museum of Iowa. For fa more...
5.54 mi from Drake University
8811 Plum Dr.,Urbandale,IA
Guest Score: 9.5 / 10
The I-35 location, indoor pool and free Wi-Fi and breakfast tick all the right boxes at the non-smoking Hampton Inn - Suites Des Moines - Urbandale IA. This four-story Hampton Inn furnishes 95 rooms with microwaves, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi and flat-panel LCD HDTVs. Wake up each morning to feast on complimentary breakfast buffet goodies, or grab a weekday brekkie bag to go. When it`s time to relax, hit the year-round indoor pool and hot tub. Business, laundry and fitness facilities are also on hand. The hotel provides 24-hour front desk services and free on-site parking. Off I-35/80, the Hampton Inn provides guests with an Urbandale location, within a five-minute walk west of multiple dining options. It`s a 20-minute drive to reach Des Moines` East Village area as well as the Wells Fargo Arena and Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Explore the area`s agricultural past at the alfresco Living History Farms, five miles southwest. Guests are also six miles from Camp Dodge and 20 miles from Des Moines Intern more...
7.8 mi from Drake University
125 South 68th Street,West Des Moines,IA
Guest Score: 9.5 / 10
Apartment-style rooms boast free Wi-Fi and full kitchens, and breakfast is included in the rates, at the non-smoking TownePlace Suites by Marriott Des Moines West/Jordan Creek. Four floors house 99 modern rooms at the non-smoking TownePlace Suites. Layouts range from studios to two-bedroom suites, all with fully equipped kitchens, flat-panel TVs and free Wi-Fi. Days here start with a free buffet breakfast. Road warriors get work done in the business center while active types make use of the fitness area. The indoor pool is a great spot for families. Other pluses at this property are the guest laundry facilities, small convenience store and free parking. Pet-friendly rooms are available for a fee. Twenty minutes from downtown Des Moines, TownePlace Suites is across the street from Jordan Creek Town Center and within walking distance of several restaurants. The quaint storefronts and cafes of West Des Moines are within 15 minutes of the hotel, as are Raccoon River Park and a couple of golf courses. Downtown Des more...
2.34 mi from Drake University
201 E. Locust Street,Des Moines,IA
Guest Score: 9.5 / 10
Complimentary breakfast and evening goodies, Wi-Fi and an indoor pool are part of the sweet array of amenities at the non-smoking Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown. The five-story Staybridge Suites welcomes guests with 111 rooms featuring full kitchens with dishwashers, free Wi-Fi, flat-panel TVs and desks. Complimentary meals include a daily continental breakfast buffet and weekday-evening receptions. Enjoy a swim in the heated indoor pool, pump some iron in the fitness room and get to work day or night in the `round-the-clock business center. Pets are allowed for an additional fee. The Staybridge Suites is in Des Moines` historic East Village neighborhood, a seven-minute walk west across the Des Moines River from the Civic Center in the heart of downtown. The Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa Events Center and Hy-Vee Hall are within a mile of the hotel. Guests are also a 15-minute walk from the Science Center of Iowa and about a half-mile off I-235. Des Moines International Airport is six miles southwest of the more...
Drake University is a co-educational, private university, located in the City of Des Moines, IA, USA, which was founded in 1881, by Francis Marion Drake, who was Governor of Iowa between 1896 and 1898 and resident of Centerville, IA.
Drake University's Law School is the oldest law school in the west area of the Mississippi River and it was established by Chester C. Cole, in 1865, who served on the Iowa Supreme Court between 1864 and 1876.
Nowadays, Drake is known as having one of the 25 oldest law schools is the country, with an enrollment of nearly 4000 students, offering various majors, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs through several colleges and schools that include the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Business&Public Administration, School of Education (CBPA) and School of Journalism & Mass Communication (SJMC).
Athletics: The University's athletic teams are known as the Drake Bulldogs, which compete in the Missouri Valley Conference (NCAA Division I), covering various sports areas, except football (Drake Bulldog football teams compete in the FCS NCAA Division I Pioneer Football League), including men's and women's basketball and cross country, women's crew, and men's and women's tennis.
Rankings: Drake University has been ranked 8th among `Great Schools, Great Prices` category, last year, occupying the 2nd place in reputation for academic quality, having the highest ranking in its category among Iowa colleges and universities.
Notable alumni list.The list of famous personalities who studied in the past years at Drake University contains names like:
▸ Steve Allen - Comedian.
▸ John August - Screen writer.
▸ Jon Bowermaster - oceans expert, filmmaker, adventurer and journalist.
▸ Chet Culver - Current Governor of Iowa.
▸ Michael Emerson - Emmy - winning actor, plays Ben Linus on the television show `Lost`
11414 Forest Avenue,Clive,IA
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