Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest

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4800 Merle Hay Road Urbandale, IA 50322


2X Points with IHG Business Rewards

03/15/2024 – 11/30/2024



Venue Highlights


Room features and guest services

  • Calls (local)
  • Calls (toll-free)
  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • View (urban)
  • Voicemail box


  • Extended stay
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite gift shop
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Pet friendly
  • Space (private)
  • Space (semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference

AV capabilities

  • AV equipment
  • High speed internet
  • Onsite AV staff

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Indoor pool

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance floor
  • Piano
  • Portable walls
  • Staging area

Getting Here

From South: take I-35 north to I-35/80 north/east. Get off on exit #131/Merle Hay Road; turn right (south), go 1/2 block, turn right onto property. From North: take I-35 south to I-35/80 south/west. Get off on exit #131/Merle Hay Road; turn left (south), go 1/2 block, turn right onto property. From West: Take I-80 east, merge onto I-35/80 north/east. Get off on exit #131/Merle Hay Road; turn right (south), go 1/2 block, turn right onto property. From East: Take I-80 west, merge straight onto I-35/80 south/west. Get off on exit #131/Merle Hay Road; turn left (south), go 1/2 block, turn right onto property.


  • Complimentary parking
  • Bus parking

Distance from airport

  • 11.5 mi. from venue

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest Meeting Space

Total meeting space14,400 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms19
Largest room4,500 sq. ft.
Second largest room2,250 sq. ft.
Space (Private)14,600 sq. ft.
Space (Semi-private)3,800 sq. ft.
Exhibit Space5,000 sq. ft.

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms198
Single (1 bed)63
Double (2 beds)98
Single (1 bed) rate$79.00 – $149.00
Double (2 beds) rate$89.00 – $159.00
Tax rate12%

Local Attractions

Club or Disc, Central Iowa is a Golf Heaven

20 minutes away
Within 20 minutes of the Hotel enjoy dozens of lush greens of every kind. From the lofty Tournament Club at Polk City, to the classic Waveland, Central Iowa has it. For golfers who passion for disc action Des Moines' disc golf courses have been played by the world's best.

Prairie Meadows Racetrack

13 minutes away
It Pays to Play Join Today Whether you play the slots, the tables or the horses, it's easy to start enjoying all the advantages of club membership - like valuable points you can redeem for cash.
1 Prairie Meadows Drive
PO Box 1000
Altoona, IA, US 50009-0901

Adventureland Park

14 minutes away
Adventureland Amusement Park contains over 100 rides, shows, and attractions including some of the country's most exciting roller coasters and thrill rides that can challenge the most avid amusement park enthusiasts.
305 34th Avenue Northwest
Altoona, IA, US 50009

Jordan Creek Town Center

15 minutes away
Jordan Creek Town Center brings a new level of shopping and entertainment to Central Iowa. The two million square foot center is a Town Center for West Des Moines.
101 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA, US 50266


The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines - Northwest, with Bennigan's Restaurant, is located in the heart of Iowa, 1/2 block from Interstates 80/35 and Merle Hay Road and serving the Des Moines suburbs of Urbandale, Johnston, Ankeny, Clive and West Des Moines. Whether you seek comprehensive and flexible on-site meeting facilities or a comfortable extended stay, the hotel's Three-Diamond property in Des Moines, IA is the ideal hotel to accommodate you.


High season
Aug 11 – Aug 22
Shoulder season
Low season

Cancellation Policy

Standard Guestroom cancellation requires notification by 6:00pm on the date of arrival or the Hotel will charge an amount of one night's room and tax. Please see your reservations confirmation as special dates or reservation offers may require more advanced notice.

Additional Information

We've been busy renovating and upgrading our entire hotel, restaurant and conference center! Guestrooms and Suites bring a refreshing level of comfort, convenience and style to our Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. All room types now boast the convenience of microwaves, refrigerators and USB/charging ports at bed stands and workstations. And the comfort of our quilt-top mattresses, triple sheets and firm or soft pillows allow even the most sensitive sleepers to enjoy a restful night. But Guests now comment on the vibrant colors and style of our new furnishings, lighting and décor!