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11167 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
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Welcome to Hotel Renovo®, the Des Moines area's first 4.5-Star hotel. Renovo, a Latin word, means to refresh, relax, renew. Our modern farmhouse boutique hotel includes 102 guestrooms features include Carrera marble floor tile and vanities, glass barn shower doors, Beekman 1802 amenities, and modern farm artwork. Renovo's guestroom suites feature farmhouse kitchen sinks and wet bar, large flat panel TVs with state of the art technology, board room tables with executive chairs, and large seating areas to entertain. Long day? Join us for a drink in our full service bar and restaurant located in the lobby or stay in with available room service. All hotel guests have access to our 24-hour on-site fitness center featuring state of the art equipment. Heart of America Group introduced this brand to its portfolio in August 2015.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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lynne G wrote a review Mar 2022
Dyersville, Iowa208 contributions31 helpful votes
We celebrated our grandson’s 5th birthday here with family. The pool area is spacious and we had 2 pool side rooms so we could walk right out to the pool area. The hotel was very clean and the staff was very pleasant. Beautiful hotel! Unfortunately there were 4 other families celebrating birthdays at that time, too, so the pool got very crowded and noisy (imagine a bunch of 9 year old girls!). We would stay here again but next time we’d maybe adjust our swim times to less crowded times such as early afternoon or morning.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Weekend evenings will probably be full of families enjoying the pool area.
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Response from Lesley Von Tersch, Other at Hotel Renovo
Responded 4 Mar 2022
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your grandson's 5th birthday. We hope to see you again!
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Denice G wrote a review Sep 2021
Chilliwack, Canada5 contributions
This hotel is located a convenient area, right at Living History farm, great pubs and restaurants nearby should you want to eat elsewhere. However, we found the Machine Shed had wonderful food, especially their breakfast. We had 50 people gathered so Reona set up the banquet room, provided a TV to watch the big Iowa State game, let us flow outside to play Bocce and gather by a firepit, hang out at the lobby bar, and later provide a mic and speaker for some speeches. Rooms are attractive, the whole hotel a delight.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Lesley Von Tersch, Other at Hotel Renovo
Responded 15 Sep 2021
Hello, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us at Hotel Renovo! We appreciate that choose to stay with us and we hope to see you again!
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Brandi F. wrote a review Jun 2021
Kansas City, Missouri17 contributions1 helpful vote
Highly disappointed with our stay at this supposed 4.5 star boutique hotel. We stayed in the Loft Suite & when you pay $200+/night one would expect a clean, well cared for room. List of issues: no soap dish in half bath downstairs, most of the vents in the suite needed cleaned, especially the one in the upstairs bathroom. The area rug was dirty & stained in the living area (pink stain under ottoman) & the entertainment center in the living area was cracked, chipped & missing a knob. No lamp in living room as pictured or other décor. There were holes below one of the pictures that need filled & painted in the living area. There were several pieces of tape on the wall in the living area that need to be removed. The shelves in the kitchen area were beat up, one of the jars was missing a lid. The walls need painted. The carpet on the stairs had what appeared to be a bleach stain & the carpet was worn out so bad in one spot on the landing that it was wearing through. The sliding barn door was dirty & in need of paint. Above the sliding barn door there is paint coming off. The sliding barn door for the closet had dirty fuzz hanging from it. The entertainment center in the bedroom was chipped. The upstairs bathroom wallpaper was dirty. The knob to the shower was loose & very low water pressure. We asked for towels one night prior to a shift change & never received them. The towels are not boutique hotel worthy, they were rough. Had it not been for Josh, who was working the night shift, we would have checked out the day we arrived. The hotel did credit us for one night of a 3 night stay but it really should have been more. After I complained, Cameron said he would send someone to clean the room. While the trash was emptied, the bed was made & towels were brought in, the dirty vents were not touched, still no soap dish downstairs, etc. Soundproofing would do this hotel a world of good too. I understand most hotel rooms will have wear & tear but this one is in need of a renovation!! I believe a quality control check is needed & the staff needs to assess which rooms need makeovers.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Lesley Von Tersch, Other at Hotel Renovo
Responded 7 Jun 2021
Hello, thank you for providing us with all of this information. We take pride in our hotel and we want to make sure everything is consistently up to expectations. I have shared your feedback with our executive team to make the necessary changes going forward. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
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kaikens47 wrote a review Oct 2020
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We come to Des Moines multiple times a year to visit family and made a quick trip down this past weekend. We have stayed in several hotels in the area over the past 4-5 years. We have found the one we will stay in from now on in Hotel Renovo! It was clean, beautifully decorated and the staff was very friendly and welcoming. I was there with my daughter, my son and his wife and young daughter and we all had the same feeling. The pool is huge and they also have a spa and fitness area. The staff were taking appropriate COVID precautions. It was overall a wonderful stay. Will definitely recommend it to our extended family who also visits the area and we will be back! Thank you Hotel Renovo!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from Lesley Von Tersch, Other at Hotel Renovo
Responded 3 Nov 2020
Thank you for the very kinds words! It means a lot to us that you took the time to post your recommendation and we appreciate your patronage! We hope to see you all again soon!
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Bryan J wrote a review Sep 2020
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My Stay at Hotel Renovo was better than excellent. The staff was extremely quick & flexible to me having to find a place ASAP. Once in the hotel, the amenities & perks were fabulous. Upscale Dining, among other regular hotel necessities. High Quality all around. Not only did the staff respect privacy, but was always quick to ask if there was anything else I needed. Highly recommend for local, pass through travel & business travel alike. Thank you to the team at Hotel Renovo.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Michelle Sparkman, Other at Hotel Renovo
Responded 14 Sep 2020
It means a lot to us that you took the time to provide such an amazing review. We appreciate that you chose to stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again during your next stay with us!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Renovo
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Renovo?
Nearby attractions include Breakout Games - Des Moines (3.4 km), Living History Farms (0.2 km), and Valley Junction (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Renovo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Renovo?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Renovo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Renovo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Renovo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant, Flying Mango, and Simon's J Benjamin's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Renovo?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Renovo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Renovo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hotel Renovo have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Renovo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Renovo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Renovo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.