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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale

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8661 Plum Dr, Urbandale, IA 50322-6211
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#7 of 11 hotels in Urbandale
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Welcome to Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale, your Urbandale “home away from home.” Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Nearby landmarks such as Paragon Prairie Tower (2.4 mi) and Buccaneer Arena (2.6 mi) make Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale a great place to stay when visiting Urbandale.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale is a hotel offering a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a desk in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Urbandale. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant, consider a visit to Sam & Gabe's Italian Bistro, Villaggio Italian Restaurant, or Sam & Louie's Pizzeria, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Living History Farms, which is a popular historic site amongst tourists.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale puts the best of Urbandale at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
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Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Desk
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Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
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George wrote a review Jan 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 contribution
Tommy the manager on duty when I checked in, went above and beyond helping provide me with a most pleasant stay. He even addressed concerns i may have had before I even had a chance to express them. It was a good standard fairfield but every hotel would be better if they had a Tommy.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MountHolyokeMom wrote a review Jul 2020
Houston, TX (live here, not from here!)46 contributions41 helpful votes
For me, morning coffee is a BASIC hospitality item, one that, honestly, should not be hard to mess up--but this Marriott fails. No half and half for the coffee downstairs: not powdered, not liquid. Nada. When I inquired about this, I was directed to the other side of the lobby, where there were two squirt-bottles of sugared, flavored whiteners. I asked for just plain regular cream, and was told that corporate "did not allow it." I would be surprised if this were true,and either way, lie or truth, it's a problem. When I pressed further, I was told that if I returned to my room, I would find some powdered stuff next to the coffee machine in the room. Sure enough, I had one single measly packet. I called the front desk to request more, and suddenly the service was much better (probably they could now see I was a "gold" member), and she would bring more creamer to me pronto. Why hadn't the creamer been offered when I was downstairs? Do only "gold" members get this level of half-good service? I was handed about 10 packets by the unmasked employee. Next in the coffee complaint: no decaf coffee. I usually drink 50-50, so I noticed. I feel badly for those who want a hot beverage but can't have caffeine. This, too, is a hospitality basic--and a fail. The good news is that there was a carafe of hot water (but no visible tea bags). Reception: No one at front desk at check-in at 7:30 p.m. Waited. Laughed about it with group of unmasked people hanging out in lobby (stunned they were not masked in a public area affecting all guests). Woman came out, wiping mouth, explaining she had been eating lunch, checked me in efficiently. I called from my room to inquire about internet, no answer. Put shoes back on, descended, and lo and behold, no one at reception once again--apparently not even near phone in back room. Man ahead of me, patiently waiting. I went behind reception desk and knocked on door back there, returning to my place in line. No response. Finally returned back to door, pushed it open, and called in, "hello?" Employee rushed out, again explaining she had been eating lunch, although she did take a minute to request that I please knock first. We explained that we had, and had received no answer. Also explained that I had called, and the excuse for not answering was that a guest had thrown the phone in the pool. Honestly, I don't want excuses: I want good basic hospitality service. And this was not it, repeated several times. Room was clean and cool. Hallway was warm and under-cooled. Ample parking, Hotel easy to get to. A handful of walking-distance restaurants. Downstairs areas clean and neat. Noisy patio in back--if quiet is your thing, request a room at the two wings, not in the center due to loud concrete patio ringed with echoing concrete walls. My room #205 was directly above it and the only way to help with the noise was to put fan on high. MASKING: Saw only two other masked guests. Everyone else unmasked--a great concern. The only two visible employees had masks around their necks.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Request a room at the two wings, not in the center due to loud concrete patio ringed with echoing...
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573dk9999 wrote a review Feb 2020
Iowa City, Iowa385 contributions100 helpful votes
Pretty much a plain vanilla Fairfield, but the location is just off the interstate which makes it a great relatively inexpensive place to base a weekend in Des Moines. It is close to friends in Urbandale, so we have used it a few times. It can get a bit noisy when there are tournaments and a bunch of sports teams.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Avoid the first floor, the pool and breafast area are noisy.
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Response from Thressy21, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale
Responded 4 Feb 2020
Thank you for staying with us! We apologize for the noise level that you experienced and we hope next time it is better for you.
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Jessica M wrote a review Oct 2019
Thunder Bay, Canada239 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights, while touring the area. The staff was very friendly, even getting us non-feather pillows at 10:00pm. the breakfast was good for hotel breakfasts. Our ground floor room was large and clean. They had a pool and hot tub, that my husband used every night. It's close to the highway and restaurants. Would definitly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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VacaGirl09 wrote a review Oct 2019
Missouri29 contributions5 helpful votes
I really can't say enough about the staff at this hotel. My friend had booked the conference room for her wedding reception and all of her out of town guests stayed here as well, including myself. She was supposed to have an outdoor wedding but it ended up raining so we had to move the wedding into the reception space. The staff truly bent over backwards to accommodate us all weekend. The whole hotel is beautiful, well maintained and clean, but its the staff that make this hotel a standout.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$90 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale
Which popular attractions are close to Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale?
Nearby attractions include AMC (0.8 km) and The Cab Johnston (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale?
Conveniently located restaurants include Texas Roadhouse, Ruby Tuesday, and Starbucks.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Living History Farms (4.8 km) and Val Air Ballroom (7.6 km).
Is Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Urbandale accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.