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Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-at Drake University

0.38 mi / 0.62 km from Drake University


Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-at Drake University
 
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Guest Score: 8.6 / 10

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Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown Hotel

1.61 mi / 2.59 km from Drake University


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Guest Score: 8.4 / 10

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Hotel Fort Des Moines

1.81 mi / 2.92 km from Drake University


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Guest Score: 5.7 / 10

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Drake University, Des Moines(DU)

Address: 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311, United States


Phone: +1 515-271-2011


Website: www.drake.edu


Stadium: Drake Stadium




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Need lodging for your trip to Des Moines IA? The hotels listed below are all highly recommended, whether you want to stay near campus or close to other local hot spots:
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Motel 6 Des Moines South - Airport

4.29 mi from Drake University


from $46 Book Now

4817 Fleur Drive,Des Moines,IA

 

Hotel with Laundry

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. Free WiFi is provided. A telephone is provided in each room and guests can make free local calls. 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...

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Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona

9.12 mi from Drake University


from $46 Book Now

3225 Adventureland Drive ,Altoona,IA

 

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Guest Score: 0 / 10

The 2-star Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona offers comfort and convenience whether you`re on business or holiday in Altoona (IA). The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, laundry service, vending machine, shuttle service are there for guest`s enjoyment. Some of the well-appointed guestrooms feature air conditioning, heating, desk, telephone, satellite/cable TV. Enjoy the hotel`s recreational facilities, including indoor pool, before retiring to your room for a well-deserved rest. Discover all Altoona (IA) has to offer by making Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona your base. more...

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Motel 6 Des Moines West

8.11 mi from Drake University


from $48 Book Now

7655 Office Plaza Drive North ,W Des Moines,

 

Hotel with Free Internet Available

Guest Score: 8.1 / 10

The 2-star Motel 6 Des Moines West offers comfort and convenience whether you`re on business or holiday in Des Moines (IA). Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one. Facilities like 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, laundry service, elevator, vending machine are readily available for you to enjoy. Air conditioning, heating, desk, telephone, satellite/cable TV can be found in selected guestrooms. The hotel`s peaceful atmosphere extends to its recreational facilities which include golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool. Friendly staff, great facilities and close proximity to all that Des Moines (IA) has to offer are three great reasons you should stay at Motel 6 Des Moines West. more...

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Motel 6 Des Moines South - Airport

4.26 mi from Drake University


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4817 Fleur Drive ,Des Moines,IA

 

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Guest Score: 6.7 / 10

Set in a prime location of Des Moines (IA), Motel 6 Des Moines South - Airport puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Facilities like 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, laundry service, vending machine, smoking area are readily available for you to enjoy. All rooms are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home, and some rooms come with air conditioning, heating, telephone, satellite/cable TV, refrigerator. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. Convenience and comfort makes Motel 6 Des Moines South - Airport the perfect choice for your stay in Des Moines (IA). more...

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Palace Inn

5.71 mi from Drake University


from $55 Book Now

6215 Northeast 14th Street,Des Moines,IA

 

Hotel with Free Parking

Guest Score: 8.2 / 10

The Palace Inn in Des Moines is near Adventureland and offers free Wi-Fi and cable TV. The Palace Inn is a single-story hotel with exterior corridors leading to 12 rooms. Rooms feature simple furnishings and floral bedding. Check your email using the free Wi-Fi or catch up with your favorite shows on the cable TV. An alarm clock is on the nightstand and wake-up service is also available. Rooms are equipped with a refrigerator and microwave. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day and can provide faxing and photocopying services. Small pets are allowed with an additional fee. Parking is free. The Palace Inn is on Highway 69, 15 minutes from Adventureland. The Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino is also a 15-minute drive away. Hop on I-235 and get to downtown Des Moines in just 15 minutes. Grand View University is just four miles from the hotel. Drive 20 minutes to reach Drake University. Des Moines International Airport is 15 miles away. more...

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Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-at Drake University

0.38 mi from Drake University


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1140 24th Street,Des Moines,IA

 

Guest Score: 8.6 / 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...

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Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown Hotel

1.61 mi from Drake University


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1050 Sixth Avenue,Des Moines,IA

 

Guest Score: 8.4 / 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. more...

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Hotel Fort Des Moines

1.81 mi from Drake University


from $98 Book Now

1000 Walnut Street,Des Moines,IA

 

Guest Score: 5.7 / 10

Free Wi-Fi, on-site French cuisine and a stellar downtown location come together at the non-smoking Hotel Fort des Moines. Opened in 1919, the 11-story Hotel Fort des Moines has hosted familiar names such as Henry Fonda, Mae West and Charles Lindbergh. Today the property outfits its 110 rooms with coffeemakers, desks and cable TV with satellite channels. Guests enjoy cardio training in the fitness room or get to work in the business center. There`s a restaurant on-site serving a variety of French fare. The hotel offers 24-hour front desk service and free Wi-Fi. Guest laundry facilities are also available. Two blocks south of Western Gateway Park, the Hotel Fort des Moines is in the downtown area, within a 10-minute walk west of the restaurants and nightlife along Court Avenue. It`s less than a mile from the Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater. Des Moines International Airport is a five miles south of the hotel. more...

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Des Lux Hotel

1.82 mi from Drake University


from $159 Book Now

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...

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Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center

1.84 mi from Drake University


from $109 Book Now

929 3rd Street,Des Moines,IA

 

Guest Score: 8.7 / 10

Boasting a free full breakfast and an on-site restaurant and lounge within walking distance of the Iowa Events Center, the non-smoking Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center Des Moines a good choice. The seven-story hotel overlooks the Des Moines River. Its 155 rooms that coffeemakers, hairdryers and ironing equipment, as well as flat-panel cable TVs with premium channels and free Wi-Fi. Some also include microwaves and mini-fridges. 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. There`s a full-service restaurant and lounge on-site, as well as a meeting room. Parking and airport shuttle service are both free, and pets are permitted for an additional fee. The hotel is right near the heart of Des Moines, off of I-235 and one block from the river. It`s within one-and-a-half miles of Mercy Medical Center and Iowa Health-Des Moines Methodist Hospital, and just one mile from the Des Moines Botanical Center. Drake University is two miles from the hotel; Des Moines University is just over two miles away. Waveland Golf Course is four miles from the hotel; Blank Golf Course is just over eight miles away. It`s about seven miles to Des Moines International Airport. more...

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6 Best Hotels
Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel

8.31 mi from Drake University


from $82 Book Now

2502 Se Tones Dr,Ankeny,IA

 

Guest Score: 9.8 / 10

Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel is located in Ankeny. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a continental breakfast. Des Moines is 13 km from Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel. Des Moines International Airport is 20 km away. more...

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Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel

8.31 mi from Drake University


from $88 Book Now

2502 Se Tones Dr,Ankeny,IA

 

Guest Score: 9.8 / 10

Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Ankeny (IA). Both business travelers and tourists can enjoy the property`s facilities and services. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. The property offers various recreational opportunities. Convenience and comfort make Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel the perfect choice for your stay in Ankeny (IA). more...

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Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Des Moines Altoona

8.11 mi from Drake University


from $129 Book Now

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 family-friendly adventures, drive 20 minutes south to the Blank Park Zoo or 15 minutes to see events at Wells Fargo Arena. The closest airport is Des Moines International Airport, a 17-mile drive. more...

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Hampton Inn - Suites Des Moines-Urbandale IA

5.54 mi from Drake University


from $120 Book Now

8811 Plum Dr.,Urbandale,IA

 

Guest Score: 9.6 / 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 International Airport. more...

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Towneplace Suites By Marriott Des Moines West/Jordan Creek

7.8 mi from Drake University


from $112 Book Now

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 Moines is home to the Wells Fargo Arena, Capitol Building and Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Outdoor adventures at the Blank Park Zoo and the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden are within a half-hour. For a culture fix, guests head to the Des Moines Art Center, 20 minutes away. Transportation choices include Des Moines International Airport, a 12-mile drive, and Osceola Station, 40 minutes south. more...

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Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown

2.34 mi from Drake University


from $120 Book Now

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 hotel. more...

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Universities and Colleges in About Drake UniversityAbout Drake University

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`

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Plan Your Visit.We offer an abundance of lodging choices, ranging from B&Bs and motels to luxury hotels.

Palace Inn from 55 $ .The Palace Inn in Des Moines is near Adventureland and offers free Wi-Fi and cable TV. The Palace Inn is a single-story hotel with exterior corridors leading to 12 rooms. Rooms feature simple furnishings and floral bedding. Check your email using the free Wi-Fi or catch up with your favorite shows on the cable TV. An alarm clock is on the nightstand and wake-up service is also available. Rooms are equipped with a refrigerator and microwave. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day and can provide faxing and photocopying services. Small pets are allowed with an additional fee. Parking is free. The Palace Inn is on Highway 69, 15 minutes from Adventureland. The Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino is also a 15-minute drive away. Hop on I-235 and get to downtown Des Moines in just 15 minutes. Grand View University is just four miles from the hotel. Drive 20 minutes to reach Drake University. Des Moines International Airport is 15 miles away. more...

Palace Inn is 5.71 mi from Drake University located on 6215 Northeast 14th Street Street in Des Moines Click for Directions

A number of hotels are within walking distance to campus with many others only short drives from the University.
The closest hotel near Drake University Campus is Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-at Drake University - 0.38 mi located on 1140 24th Street Street in Des Moines

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...
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Motel 6 Des Moines NorthPet Friendly Hotels Near Drake University

4940 Northeast 14th Street ,Des Moines,IA

Motel 6 Des Moines WestPet Friendly Hotels Near Drake University

7655 Office Plaza Drive North ,W Des Moines,

Sterling Hotel And SuitesPet Friendly Hotels Near Drake University

11428 Forest Ave ,Clive,IA



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