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Hotel Renovo

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
This major construction project will include expanding the size of the existing structure to create a 102 room urban farm inspired hotel that will include a full service restaurant that Heart of America's culinary team is currently developing. The hotel and its rooms will be designed with a minimalist approach, to give guests a clean and relaxing atmosphere perfect for unwinding after a long day. Hotel rooms will be furnished with lavish bedding and spa like amenities, featuring the Beekman Brother's signature line of goat's milk soap. The restaurant will serve its food in a large-scale breakfast space and an open concept bar in the lobby. The bar will include a soft seating area for guests to enjoy a variety of libations along with chef inspired cuisine. Relaxation does not end inside property, an expansive porch will feature comfortable seating outdoors for hotel guests to enjoy. Known for providing an alternative to cookie cutter hotels, Heart of America Group designers will create a space that is unique to the Hotel Renovo, yet welcoming to guests from all around the world. For business and event needs, the hotel offers two meeting rooms configured with state of the art A/V equipment and can be configured to accommodate as many as 115 people. Catering for meetings and events will be available through the hotel's restaurant.
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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Parking
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Full view
52Somewhat walkable
Grade: 52 out of 100
589Restaurantswithin 10 km
75Attractionswithin 10 km
37Room tips
Traveller rating
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Time of year
Traveller type
  • Filter
  • English
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Completely remodeled hotel. Very modern upgrades in the lobby and rooms. Very easy to get to off of the interstate. Great place to stay without having to deal with the city traffic. The Machine Shed restaurant is right next door, with Starbucks and Subway right across the road.
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Response from HotelRenovo, Manager at Hotel Renovo
Responded 24 Aug 2015
Dear Valued Guests, Thank you for the kind words on your review! We are glad you came to enjoy the State Fair and stay at our property. We appreciate every review and comment for this brand new property. Please feel to contact us if you have any questions or would like to stay again! Thank you again!! Michael - Management
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This newly renovated hotel is beautiful, fresh and thoughtfully designed to be more like a boutique hotel. I travel for work to this area and plan to make this my new stay. Close to highway access, comfortable and lovely. I was told by numerous people the breakfast is
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Response from HotelRenovo, Manager at Hotel Renovo
Responded 18 Aug 2015
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the kind comments! One of our main reasons to complete this intense renovation was to cater to the busy business traveler better! We are very glad you came to give us a try. If you will be traveling frequently to this area, feel free to contact myself or anyone else on the management team. We would love to have you as a frequent guest! Thank you agian! We look forward to having you back soon. Sincerely, Michael - Management Hotel Renovo
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I spent two nights at this brand new hotel in the Des Moines area. This had been a Comfort Suites, but it appears to have been completely gutted to the studs and rebuilt. Clean, modern lines. Friendly, but new staff. Maybe just new to the computer systems. Pretty slow, but
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Response from HotelRenovo, Manager at Hotel Renovo
Responded 18 Aug 2015
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the kind comments on the property! I am happy that you got to enjoy all of the property. Just so you are aware, I did pass your comments on to our kitchen staff and we are working daily on our meal times for dinner. Being a brand new concept and menu, I can assure you we are still getting better each day. We are glad you enjoyed the hotel. We all hope to see you again soon. Thank you! Sincerely, Michael - Management Hotel Renovo
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First of all, don't pay attention to the photos you see on Tripadvisor (appears to be former hotel). I happened to be heading to Urbandale Iowa for business (suburb of Des Moines) and saw the hotel high atop a bluff. I wasn't sure if the place was open but decided to stop none
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Response from HotelRenovo, Manager at Hotel Renovo
Responded 14 Aug 2015
Aidan, Thank you for the kind words about our wonderful new property! We here at Hotel Renovo are extremely excited to have our doors open and have our guests experiencing this amazing property! We hope to see you again soon. Do look us up when you are traveling through again! Sincerely, Michael - Assistant Chief Operating Executive
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My family and I where headed through Des Moines/ Urbandale on our way to pick up our new four-legged family member. We ran across the Hotel Renovo and thought it would be neat to stay in a completely remodeled hotel. When arriving my family was very impressed with how open and
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Response from MKSparkman, Brand Manager at Hotel Renovo
Responded 5 Aug 2015
Nick, so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at the hotel. We loved seeing the pictures you took and look forward to having you with us during your next visit to the Des Moines area!
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Hi there! Are shuttle transportation starts at 7:00AM and ends at 10:30PM. If you would like to book a shuttle please call the (515)-276-1126. Breakfast hours Monday through Friday are 6:30AM-9:30AM and Saturday/Sunday 6:30AM-10:00AM. We hope to see you at Hotel Renovo soon! Refresh,Relax,Renew
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Good Morning! The minimum check in age is 21.
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I believe our room was a Deluxe King. We had a king size bed, large bathroom and a sitting area with couch, chair and flat screen tv. Even though it was not a suite it was very nice.
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Do any rooms have balconies?
If I remember correctly there are balconies around the pool area. Depending on when you will be visiting they have outside patios near the activity area. Those looked very nice and comfy.
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"If you don’t like stairs I won’t recommend the loft suite."
"rooms near the end of halls are best"
"Don't rely on sleeper sofa for actual sleeping, very uncomfortable."
"During winter, suggest ground floor rooms to experience snow :-)"
"The loft is really nice, but NOT if you are the one sleeping on the pull out sofa!"
US$162 - US$202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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