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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
4.29 mi from Drake University
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...
9.12 mi from Drake University
3225 Adventureland Drive ,Altoona,IA
Hotel with Accessible
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...
8.11 mi from Drake University
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...
4.26 mi from Drake University
4817 Fleur Drive ,Des Moines,IA
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...
5.71 mi from Drake University
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...
0.38 mi from Drake University
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...
1.61 mi from Drake University
1050 6th Avenue,Des Moines,IA
Guest Score: 6.5 / 10
Perks like free parking and shuttle service plus a convenient location make for an easy stay at the non-smoking Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown Hotel. The 12-story Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown Hotel has 251 non-smoking rooms that all feature triple-sheeted beds, coffeemakers and hairdryers, as well as flat-panel cable TVs with premium channels and free Wi-Fi. Work out in the exercise room, and get work done in the business center. Freshen your travel clothes in the coin laundry, and spend down time splashing in the heated indoor pool. The hotel restaurant serves all three meals, and the lounge offers a happy hour on weekdays. Airport and area shuttle service is free, as is parking. The hotel is less than one mile from Hy-Vee Hall and 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 an eight-mile drive.
1.81 mi from Drake University
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...
1.82 mi from Drake University
800 Locust Street,Des Moines,IA
Guest Score: 9.4 / 10
Located in the heart of Des Moines, this Iowa hotel features a 6000 square foot fitness center and a spa. Free WiFi access is available, and the State Capitol building is 6 minutes’ drive away. Cable TV and a mini-bar 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 1969 feet from Science Center of Iowa, 2625 feet from Hy-Vee Hall and 2625 feet from Iowa Events Center. Des Moines International Airport is 3.7 mi away. more...
1.84 mi from Drake University
929 3rd Street,Des Moines,IA
Guest Score: 8.9 / 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...
4.39 mi from Drake University
5001 Fleur Drive,Des Moines,IA
Guest Score: 10 / 10
An impressive free breakfast spread, free internet access and plush bedding make the Hampton Inn Des Moines Airport one of Our guests` favorite hotels in the area. The Hampton Inn`s comfortably appointed, modern rooms provide useful amenities to the traveler, including free internet access and flat-panel TVs with free HBO. Lap desks allow you to work, write or snack in bed; hair dryers, ironing equipment and coffeemakers help to get you started on your day. But it`s the complimentary hot breakfast buffet and the 24-hour free coffee that really gets guests moving and grooving. Come evening, the 121-room, four-story hotel pampers guests with fresh-baked cookies, a sweet little touch that warms the heart. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool for your recreational activities and a business center to stay in touch with work, home or wherever. The Hampton Inn sits adjacent and is less than one mile from Des Moines International Airport. The hotel is also just two-and-a-half miles from Blank Park Zoo and three miles from Southridge Mall. Its 10 minutes by car to Drake University and 20 minutes by car to Living History Farms. The hotel is a little over four miles from the Science Center of Iowa and five miles from the Des Moines Botanical Center. more...
8.31 mi from Drake University
2.27 mi from Drake University
101 East Locust Street,Des Moines,IA
Guest Score: 9.7 / 10
Top rated for its big rooms, free cooked-to-order breakfast and evening managers reception, the Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines-On the River really knows how to take care of its guests. Renovations completed in 2011 have given the 234-room, eight-story hotel a sleek and modern look. At the Embassy, guests are treated to two-room suites with attractively furnished living areas separate from bedrooms, and 37-inch, flat-panel TVs are in each. The living area, equipped with a wet bar that houses a refrigerator and microwave, also includes a sofa bed and a large, amply lit work table. Located in the atrium-style lobby is the hotel`s restaurant and lounge, where a hot, free breakfast is served each morning. When the 5 o`clock whistle blows, guests are invited to a nightly manager`s reception with complimentary drinks and light snacks. Additional guest amenities include a newly renovated heated indoor pool with hot tub, an exercise room, a coin laundry, Wi-Fi access and a business center. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to the airport. The Embassy Suites Hotel is right downtown, one block from the river and six blocks from the Iowa State Capitol. A diverse array of dining options awaits with a short walk. Grand View College and Drake University are two miles away; its three miles to the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Des Moines International Airport is five miles from the hotel. more...
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 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...
8.31 mi from Drake University
2502 Se Tones Dr ,Ankeny,IA
Guest Score: 9.6 / 10
Located in Ankeny, Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel provides a bar. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel has an indoor pool, fitness center and a 24-hour front desk. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a hairdryer, all rooms at the hotel have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and selected rooms also offer a seating area. Guest rooms will provide guests with a closet and a coffee machine. Guests at Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast. The accommodation also provides a business center and guests can check the newspapers or use the fax machine and photocopier at Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel. The nearest airport is Des Moines International Airport, 15 miles from the hotel. 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 International Airport. 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`
4940 Northeast 14th Street ,Des Moines,IA
7655 Office Plaza Drive North ,W Des Moines,
7655 Office Plaza Drive North,West Des Moines,IA
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