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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
  • 160
  • 35
  • 7
  • 6
  • 2
Time of year
Traveller type
  • Filter
  • English
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My husband and I stayed here on June 16th for a little R&R without our 3 boys. Pulling up, we both commented how modern the look was and noted the tile drive way area. There were plenty of chairs around the property to enjoy the breeze and the view (while not the countryside,
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Response from MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Renovo
Responded 20 Jun 2018
Hi Abi, thank you for posting your 5-star review! We are so happy you and your husband were able to enjoy a little get away at Hotel Renovo. We hope you come stay with us again soon!
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This hotel was an exceptional one night stay. Very well kept. Large bathroom and fantastic sleeping arrangements. Fast WiFi. Wish we could have stayed for longer than a night since we were heading out west. Highly recommended.
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Response from HotelRenovo, Manager at Hotel Renovo
Responded 16 Jun 2018
Hi Jreed1122, Thank you for the five star review! I am pleased to hear that you were able to relax with us for one night before heading out west. I am sorry that we were only able to host you for one night at Hotel Renovo. We sure hope to see you back at with us for a few nights in the near future! Safe travels out west! Connor Management
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The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are great. The staff, not so much. I drove in from out of town and needed a place to stay but they were completely booked when I called. I found the hotel on an app and was able to make a reservation despite their being ‘completely booked’.
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Response from MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Renovo
Responded 7 Jun 2018
Hi Tara-Lee, thank you for taking the time to post your review. We apologize that you were not completely satisfied with your stay. We will be bringing this up with our entire staff. We hope you chose to stay again in the future so we can show you what a true Hotel Renovo experience is like. If you have any further comments please reach out to us at msparkman@hoari.com. Thanks in advance!
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This was a much needed getaway for me and my husband and the 1st time we have ever been to Urbandale. We were so excited to go that I requested an early check-in and they were very accommodating. I can't say how great Kristin was, absolutely the best customer service I have ever
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Response from MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Renovo
Responded 30 May 2018
Hello, we are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us at Hotel Renovo! We are looking forward to seeing you again!
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The hotel is clean, and well decorated with a large pool. We booked three nights because we were there for family celebrations. This meant coming and going during some of the day. The first morning after breakfast and 20 minutes in the spa we removed the do not disturb from our
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Response from HotelRenovo, Manager at Hotel Renovo
Responded 16 Jun 2018
Dear Mary Ann, Thank you for taking time to provide your review. We at Hotel Renovo would first off like to extend our sincerest apologies for any room disappointments during your stay. All of our guest at Hotel Renovo should receive nothing but the best from the moment the they get on property. We have shared your valuable feedback with our entire team and hope you can give us another try!
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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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