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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: 8.7 / 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: 7.3 / 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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Welcome to University Hotel Network, your online travel source that will provide you with a wide range of services including hotel reservations, car rentals, and other travel tools for your trip to the home of the Drake Bulldogs athletic teams. If you are a prospect student, a tourist or a fan of Drake University Athletics, you should check our discount hotel rates to find and book your preferred accommodation in Des Moines, IA.


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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If you're visiting Drake University, there are plenty of nearby accommodations. All hotels listed below are within an easy drive off the campus:
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Broadway Motel Des Moines

7.83 mi from Drake University


from $46 Book Now

5100 Hubbell Avenue,Des Moines,IA

 

Hotel with No Smoking Rooms/Facilities

Guest Score: 5.6 / 10

The Broadway Motel Des Moines offers free Wi-Fi and cable TV in a location that is a short drive from Adventureland amusement park, the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex and downtown Des Moines. The Broadway Motel offers 35 rooms in a single-story building. Each room is furnished with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, tables, chairs and hairdryers. Non-smoking rooms are available. A vending machine offers snacks and beverages for late-night cravings. The office staff is happy to take care of any faxing or copying needs during your stay. Parking is free. The Broadway Motel is on Highway 6 and one block from Highway 65. The Greater Des Moines Softball Complex is less than one mile away, and Adventureland is one-and-a-half miles away. Prairie Meadows Casino is three miles from the hotel. Popular Des Moines attractions are also a short drive from the hotel, including the Des Moines Botanical Center, which is a 15-minute drive away. Des Moines International Airport is just 14 miles from the hotel. 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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Motel 6 Des Moines West

8.11 mi from Drake University


from $58 Book Now

7655 Office Plaza Drive North,West Des Moines,IA

 

Hotel with Accessible

Guest Score: 7.6 / 10

Des Moines International Airport is 20 minutes’ drive from this motel. It features an outdoor pool with a sun terrace and rooms with expanded cable TV. A seating area is provided in the simply furnished, traditionally decorated rooms at Motel 6 Des Moines West. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. Guests can enjoy free morning coffee. The 24-hour reception at this pet-friendly motel offers business services. Des Moines Motel 6 is within 9 miles of Des Moines Art Center and Water Works Park. Living History Farms is 10 minutes’ drive away. more...

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Days Inn by Wyndham Des Moines-West Clive

6.16 mi from Drake University


from $58 Book Now

1600 N.w 114th St.,Clive,IA

 

Hotel with Business Center

Guest Score: 4.2 / 10

Our guests count on free Wi-Fi and breakfast at the non-smoking Days Inn by Wyndham Des Moines-West Clive. The three-story hotel provides 134 non-smoking rooms with free Wi-Fi and premium cable TV, as well as hairdryers and coffeemakers. The hotel`s daily continental breakfast buffet features, among other items, hot Belgian waffles, cereal and muffins. There`s a seasonal outdoor pool and sundeck on the premises, plus a business center and meeting space. Pets are welcome with an additional fee, and parking is free. The hotel, 15 minutes by car from downtown Des Moines, is one mile from Living History Farms and four miles from Drake University and Wells Fargo Arena. It`s eight miles to the Iowa State Fairgrounds and 14 miles to Adventureland Amusement Park, Prairie Meadows Casino and Des Moines International Airport. more...

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Super 8 By Wyndham Ankeny/Des Moines Area

9.71 mi from Drake University


from $59 Book Now

206 S.e. Delaware Ave.,Ankeny,IA

 

Hotel with Business Center

Guest Score: 6.8 / 10

Value-added amenities like free Wi-Fi and breakfast make the Super 8 by Wyndham Ankeny - Des Moines Area a smart choice for budget-minded guests. The two-story hotel has 53 non-smoking rooms featuring amenities like microwaves and mini-fridges, coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi, premium cable TV with HBO and hairdryers. Stop by the lobby before heading out in the morning for the hotel`s complimentary breakfast buffet featuring favorites like Belgian waffles. The Super 8 by Wyndham Ankeny - Des Moines Area is three miles from the Briarwood Club golf course and Faith Baptist Bible College. It`s six miles to the Tournament Club of Iowa, 10 miles to Adventureland Amusement Park and 11 miles to the Iowa Events Center. Des Moines International Airport is 17 miles away. more...

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Mid-Range Hotels
Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-at Drake University

0.38 mi from Drake University


from $99 Book Now

1140 24th Street,Des Moines,IA

 

Guest Score: 8.7 / 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


from $119 Book Now

1050 Sixth Avenue,Des Moines,IA

 

Guest Score: 7.3 / 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: 9.4 / 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


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929 3rd Street,Des Moines,IA

 

Guest Score: 7.9 / 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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Residence Inn Des Moines West At Jordan Creek Town Center

7.94 mi from Drake University


from $139 Book Now

160 South Jordan Creek Parkway,West Des Moines,IA

 

Guest Score: 10 / 10

Free breakfast and evening receptions and a prime location for Jordan Creek shopping and entertainment attract our guests to the non-smoking Residence Inn By Marriott Des Moines West Jordan Creek. The four-story Residence Inn is non-smoking and welcomes pets for a one-time fee. All 122 rooms offer full kitchens, satellite TVs with free HBO, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and work desks. Come morning, you`ll want to take in the free full breakfast. There are also complimentary manager`s receptions in the evenings, and coffee in the lobby throughout the day. The on-site steak house has a lounge and offers room service. As for recreation, there`s a fitness room, an indoor pool and an outdoor sports court. Parking is available for an extra charge. The Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines West is part of the Jordan Creek complex, where you`ll find an upscale shopping center, walking paths, biking trails and a boardwalk that`s home to several restaurants. Make the 20-minute drive downtown for events at the State Fair Ground or to visit the Des Moines Botanical Center. Adventureland (a theme park and water park) is 22 miles from the hotel. Des Moines International Airport is 11 miles away. more...

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ankeny-Des Moines

8.41 mi from Drake University


from $115 Book Now

2402 Se Tones Dr Ext 90-rt 160,Ankeny,IA

 

Guest Score: 10 / 10

A generous free breakfast, complimentary internet and heated indoor pool earn top rankings from our guests for the non-smoking Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ankeny - Des Moines. The low-rise, non-smoking Holiday Inn Express features 74 traditional rooms and suites with triple-sheeted beds, free Wi-Fi, work desks, microwave/mini-fridges, coffeemakers and cable TV. Select suites feature jetted tubs, and accessible rooms are available. Start your day here in the attractive breakfast room, where the free morning buffet includes the hotel`s signature cinnamon rolls. Corporate guests can keep up with their work in the hotel`s business center, offering fax and photocopy services. Fitness buffs, meanwhile, will want to check out the indoor pool and exercise room. A 24-hour front desk and self-service laundry round out the hotel`s amenities. The Holiday Inn Express is off I-35 in the suburb of Ankeny, nine miles north of downtown Des Moines. If work`s brought you to town, you`ll be happy to know the Monsanto Company, John Deere, Casey`s General Store, Accu-Mold Corporation and Tone`s Spices are all 12 minutes or less from the hotel. If it`s fun you`re after, Adventureland Amusement Park, the Prairie Meadows Racetrack/Casino and the Wells Fargo Arena are within a 15-minute radius. The hotel is 15 miles from Des Moines International Airport. more...

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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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Towneplace Suites Des Moines Urbandale

5.7 mi from Drake University


from $99 Book Now

8800 Northpark Drive,Johnston,IA

 

Guest Score: 9.7 / 10

This non-smoking, all-suite hotel offers fully equipped kitchens and free Wi-Fi to our guests. The TownePlace Suites Des Moines Urbandale offers 116 suites on four floors, each boasting bold colors and contemporary decor. Suites feature separate areas for living and sleeping, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, including refrigerator, microwave, cooktop, dishwasher, cookware, dishes and flatware. The living area has a well-lit workstation with free Wi-Fi access and wired high-speed internet. The in-room phone is equipped with personalized voicemail. Enjoy free cable and premium movie channels on the flat-panel TV, and count on daily housekeeping services. Start each day with a complimentary breakfast served in the hotel`s dining area. Don`t worry about the extra calories; an on-site fitness center is available to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle. Add some fun to your workout routine with a swim in the indoor pool, and reward yourself with a dip in the hot tub. Pets are allowed for an additional fee. Plenty of outdoor parking is available. TownePlace Suites by Marriott is conveniently located off I-80 and I-35. A popular steakhouse is next door, and a number of other restaurants are within walking distance. Drive 15 minutes south to hit the links at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, or go north to enjoy a day on Saylorville Lake. Guests are 20 minutes from Des Moines` vibrant downtown. Gaming enthusiasts can head to Prairie Meadows Casino, 20 minutes away. The hotel is 20 miles from the Des Moines International Airport. 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: 9.7 / 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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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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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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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

Hotels offering a wide selection of accommodations are located within minutes from campus.
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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Pet Friendly Hotels Near Drake UniversityPet Friendly Hotels

Super 8 By Wyndham Clive/W Des MoinesPet Friendly Hotels Near Drake University

11414 Forest Ave.,Clive,IA

La Quinta Inn & Suites By Wyndham Des Moines West ClivePet Friendly Hotels Near Drake University

1390 Northwest 118th Street,Clive,IA

Sleep Inn UrbandalePet Friendly Hotels Near Drake University

11211 Hickman Road,Clive,IA



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