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Hampton Inn and Suites Ankeny

Des Moines, IA, US (DSM)

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Hampton Inn and Suites Ankeny
6210 SE Convenience Blvd, Ankeny, IA US 50021

welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny.Conveniently located mere seconds off of I-35 and just ten minutes north of downtown Des Moines, the Hampton Inn & Suites® Ankeny is an ideal spot to enjoy a relaxed pace and relish the discovery of fun and exciting attractions in and around this inviting Midwestern town. Once a tiny railroad village of less than 500 people, Ankeny is now home to a John Deere manufacturing plant, four college campuses and the bustling, historic Uptown Ankeny shopping and cultural district. After exploring the antique shops, craft galleries and quaint bistros uptown, make the short drive down I-35 to Des Moines for even more abundant shopping and dining destinations, pro-caliber sporting events and a tour of downtown that features the historic State Capitol and the Des Moines Art Center.The friendly team at the Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny is delighted to host your tour of Iowa's heartland. Start your morning with a stroll through the shops in historic Uptown Ankeny as you snack on fresh fruit from the farmer's market. Plan your summer vacation around the internationally-acclaimed Iowa State Fair and celebrate the agricultural roots of the Midwest amidst the delightful backdrop of downtown Des Moines, located just minutes from our hotel in Ankeny. For a taste of Hollywood in the heartland, travel a few miles southeast of Des Moines to Winterset, Iowa and tour the covered bridges that were featured in the film Bridges of Madison County and visit the birthplace of legendary actor John Wayne, who was born here in 1907. The charming and historic covered bridges of Madison County, the vibrant energy of downtown Des Moines and the charm of Uptown Ankeny all add up to a slice of heaven in the heartland when you visit the Hampton Inn & Suites & amenities Even if you're in Ankeny to enjoy the great outdoors, we want you to enjoy our great indoors as well. That's why we offer a full range of services and amenities at our hotel to make your stay with us exceptional. Are you planning a meeting? Wedding? Family reunion? Little League game? Let us help you with our easy booking and rooming list management tools.* Meetings & Events * Local Restaurant Guide

Amenities Include: Meeting Rooms, High Speed Internet, Wireless Internet Access, Pool, Wheel chair accessl Business Services Include: Business Center

Recreation Included: Fitness Center

  • Business Center
  • Conference Rooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 314 reviews
from Ankeny, Iowa
Submitted on 17-05-2016
Great hotel, location, staff, value. Would use this hotel again. Close to interstate. Nice breakfast, clean, safe, workout room excellent. Quite, no parties, breakfast had cereal, potatoes, eggs, waffles, milk, fruit, pastries, juice.
from Indpls, IN
Submitted on 19-05-2016
Recently stayed here for business. Appears to be a recent build as everything appeared new, clean and tastefully decorated. Friendly staff. The usual Hampton breakfast. Dinning choices are non existent at the exit so you have to proceed the the next exit for food.
from Erie, United States
Submitted on 19-05-2016
My stay was a little stressful in a business sense, The staff's efforts and assistance was flawless their when the extra mile to help and advise me to the local area stopping and dining options during my stay. This facility is flawless, well maintained. The room was extremely comfortable expected clean and it was!! The workout and pool were spotless! This is the hotel to stay in around north north East of Des Moines IA
from Monticello, United States
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Room very clean, comfortable king size bed, nice seating area and separate area to use for getting ready while someone else uses private shower or toilet. Loved the extra sink and counter in entry way.
Submitted on 25-05-2016
My family stayed here while I was in training for work. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. The room was big, clean and quiet. The beds were also comfortable. Breakfast had tons of options and it was all good. The pool and hot tub were clean and we had it all to ourselves. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. It is out of Des Moines just enough so you are not "in" the city, but close enough it was just a 10-15 minute drive to downtown.
from Newport News, Virginia
Submitted on 03-06-2016
My family was traveling to Iowa to support one of our children's school function. The function was located at Iowa State University and this hotel was the closest we could get to the campus. Other reviews which my spouse had read warned of the Iowa DOT being nosey but we didn't encounter any noises during our stay. Our travel back and forth to campus was time consuming but worth it at the end of the day. Nice to relax away from campus activities!
Submitted on 04-06-2016
Our stay at this Hampton was excellent as always. Very clean, modern, and in a great location for us. My only complaint and it isn't with this location, was that I discovered on my exit that Hilton had erased all my previous HHonor credits? Makes me feel that I need to re-evaluate the future of staying at Hampton Inns?
Submitted on 05-06-2016
We were out of town and our vehicle had a malfunction late at night. We called to check availability and spoke with Sophie, who was very personable, professional, and genuine - she saved the room we needed and made the process a breeze. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Tess who was given our information as we walked in. Both of our children were tired, upset, and somewhat loud (They're 12 weeks and 1 year old). Tess was very empathetic and on point when it came to helping us check in. She even g... Read more
from Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Trip was to attend the Dam to Dam half marathon. Location worked very well for the bus pickup. Staff even gave us an extra hour for checkout. Got to get cleaned up for trip home. Wonderful stay, very accommodating.
from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Lived up to my high expectations of Hampton Inn. Staff are friendly and courteous. The hotel is very clean, and I had no problems. It's right next to the freeway with easy access to local restaurants and to Des Moines.
from Columbia, Tennessee
Submitted on 09-06-2016
This hotel is typical of Hilton properties. Clean rooms & public areas and very helpful, friendly staff. We were not familiar with Ankeny, before I booked the room. There are no restaurants within walking distance. The hotel is a bit isolated. We had to get on I35 & go to another exit to find restaurants.
from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Submitted on 14-06-2016
Our room was very comfortable (and reasonably priced, I might add) and the front desk staff was so friendly. The best part - we got to select the exact room we wanted through an online check-in service! Highly recommend this hotel!
from Peoria, Illinois
Submitted on 15-06-2016
so/so breakfast with great waffles. The hot tub was cool. easy access to outlets and usb chargers. check that you have all the linens you need before it gets late. it looks like it's in the middle of nowhere, but shopping is near by.
from Mill Creek, Washington
Submitted on 18-06-2016
Stayed in a king suite for 6 days. This room was nice and big , it was clean and comfortable . The breakfast was good but at times ran out of coffee and spoons of all things. The shower head was broken and toilet seat was loose when I arrived but were fixed the same day when I mentioned it to the front desk. The refrigerator did not have a freezer compartment
from Peoria, Illinois
Submitted on 19-06-2016
No problems with check in or check out. Staff very friendly. Room very clean. The beds and pillows at Hampton Inns are always the best. Free wifi worked well.i din't have time to enjoy cont breakfat but they had to go breakfast bags, very nice touch. Thanks..
from Cameron, United States
Submitted on 21-06-2016
The problem and failure to correct it has never been experience previously at my many stays at Hampton or Hilton hotels. The situation we encountered is not reason for me to not recommend Hilton hotels, either this one or others. Typically I select Hilton hotels if available for all of my travels.
from ankeny
Submitted on 22-06-2016
We rented a suite was supposed to stay one week we checked out after one night front desk clerk very rude, our bed had no sheets had to get them from front desk and make bed ourselves A lot of people just hanging out in parking lot late at night
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Stayed three nights over a weekend. Place was full with mostly families with little kids who all went swimming. Which left hallway, elevator and vending areas soaked with water. Ok, let the kids have their fun. Then there were the pizza boxes, empty soda cans, wet towels decorating the public spaces, ok kids will be kids. At least it was quiet after 10pm. Rooms were Ok, generally clean but did note the night stand was sticky near the clock.. what? Breakfast was yet another story. Went to checkou... Read more
Submitted on 30-06-2016
staff during the day and the manager Brian was very efficient and extremely helpful at their job. The late night staff was very inadequate at their job and did not provide the service we have come to expect from a Hampton hotel.
from Council Bluffs, Iowa
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Staff was wonderful. Hotel very clean. Complimentary breakfast was very good and kept refilling when almost out. Beds not so comfy nor the pillows. Pool and hot tub were clean and we had not problem finding the amenities while we stayed there.
from mpls, United States
Submitted on 04-07-2016
The hotel was rather new and had good curb appeal with the exception of the DMV guys sitting in the lawn all day as their testing track was on the adjoining property. The problem I had was at bedtime when I wanted to watch TV and the remote did not work. I asked the staff to please bring me some new batteries. The woman at the front desk told me I had to come and get batteries. I had to get dressed and go to the front desk and take care of it myself. For $140 a night I was not happy that they co... Read more
from Rochester, Minnesota
Submitted on 04-07-2016
The Hampton Inn, Ankeny, IA was a perfect location for us. We wanted to have rapid access to downtown Des Moines, but also wanted to head toward Minneapolis with no morning traffic. The hotel provided all of the amenities and quality we expect from Hampton Inns, and in this case, we selected a king suite which was really nice and a terrific value. Would highly recommend this hotel.
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Just an overnight visit to this hotel and the service was fantastic. The gentleman checking me in was accommodating and helpful! We switched rooms after checking in and instead of getting upset he made me feel like he made a mistake. When in reality was just me being picky - so thank you! The hotel was clean and very convenient for the highway. The breakfast was delicious for the standard hotel breakfast. I was also very impressed by how clean the room and the bathroom was - made for a com... Read more
from Missouri City, Missouri
Submitted on 14-07-2016
We were happy with our stay. I just wish it was priced a little lower. We were in the area for a basketball tournament so had to pay the team price. Not a bargain but it was clean and had a nice pool.
from Chanute, Kansas
Submitted on 19-07-2016
I have to be honest that I'm a little partial to Hampton Inns and typically seek them out when needing a place to stay. When we checked in, our room was pretty warm, so we lowered the thermostat and headed to dinner. Our room had not cooled 2 hours later when we returned. The front desk worked on making it right - but had no rooms the type we'd reserved. They bumped us up to a different type of room (2 kings instead of one with double queens). The beds were comfortable. I always wish breakfast h... Read more
from Knoxville, Tennessee
Submitted on 19-07-2016
We had a nice stay at the Hampton Inn. Good quality, clean room, good breakfast, and we enjoyed the pool. Hampton Inn is consistent in quality and the one in Ankeny is no exception. The only thing is wish we had were restaraunt options within walking distance. We had to split up and only had one vehicle leaving the other person to find a taxi.
from Rock Island
Submitted on 22-07-2016
We got in late and when I went to pull up my sheets at 12:30am there was a large stain about the size of a laptop that looked coffee. It should of been noticed when sheets were changed. It makes me want to start bringing my own sheets to hotels from now on.
from Dubuque
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Manager and morning check-out people are outstanding and friendly. Location is extremely safe and in a very quiet area close to Adventureland Park. This hotel seems to be very new and everything feels and looks fresh! Pool and Hot Tub are a blessing. Elle was one of my favorite workers at this Hampton Inn. You will not be disappointed.
from Omaha, Nebraska
Submitted on 30-07-2016
I am a regular user of Hampton Inns. This one had the same great quality and service as the others in which I have stayed. I enjoy the Otis Spunkmeier cookies, the beverage service, and the indoor pool/hot tub at all locations. The beds are comfortable, and it's always clean. The staff are super nice. This one was no different. The only thing is it wasn't close to a lot of restaurants/gas stations, and there are red light cameras at the intersections nearby. Other than that, it was a grea... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 06-08-2016
I'm writing this particular review because I don't feel the staff cares whether we had a good overall experience or not. That means a heck of a lot when choosing a property. A recent stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny IA was not the best experience in terms of customer satisfaction. As a Hilton Honors loyalty program member I was surprised first upon arrival to hear the front desk say we had 2 reservations, when in fact I had added my husband in the additional guest line of the online reser... Read more
Submitted on 08-08-2016
Very nice hotel, friendly people and great service. Cost of room is god value for what you receive and the service. Location and accessibility good. Suite is very spacious and bed is very comfortable.
from Rosemount, Minnesota
Submitted on 09-08-2016
Seemed like a lot of points for this location at a Hampton Inn. When we got there at 9. We had to wait at the counter for a person to show up, The business office internet was not working to print a document we needed. The room was clean but the bathroom had broken tiles and the shower door would not slide properly. The bed was comfortable. I found the breakfast to be par. The sausages that morning were cold and over cooke
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 14-08-2016
Excellent hotel for the area. Hotel is in a new area, so is a little hidden from the road, so not close to other amenities, but very clean and quit. Would recommend for anyone just traveling through the area.
from St. Ansgar, United States
Submitted on 17-08-2016
Other than rate gouging because it is State Fair time, this is a nice hotel. Clean and taken care of. Pool was very cold, however. Had some trouble with our digital check in process and rates, but finally got it all straightened out. We had to be the ones checking with staff as they did not return our phone calls as promised.
from Farmington, United States
Submitted on 18-08-2016
Being a Hilton honors member is nice. Was able to pre-select a room and check in prior to arriving. Room was clean and comfortable. New hotel, which stands out from the rest in the area. I will be staying there on my next trip to Ankeny, IA.
from Us
Submitted on 19-08-2016
Hotel was great and we will definitely stay again on a future trip to Adventureland. It was very clean, updated, modern. Room was nice, bathroom was great. Complimentary breakfast eating area was outstanding - bright, clean, large, updated. My boys - 12 and 15 - and husband and I all loved the breakfast options. Swimming area looked nice, although we didn't use the pool.
from Winterset, United States
Submitted on 23-08-2016
Problems with reservation being correct and help at the desk less than satisfactory. Terrible check in and check out. Messed up bill. Had to double check everything even when we got home. Expensive - does not follow Satisfaction Guarantee policy.
from Rock Rapid, United States
Submitted on 11-09-2016
Great Location if you are attending Adventureland Amusement Park. Easy to get there without dealing with heavy traffic. Easy to access and find right off the interstate. Nice hotel to spend time with your family.
from Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Submitted on 12-09-2016
We chose this location because of it's proximity to Adventureland. We checked in and enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Room and bathroom was extremely clean. Room was quiet, beds were comfortable. Staff was very friendly at check in and check out. Lots of options for breakfast! Will stay again when in Ankeny.
from Minneapolis, United States
Submitted on 13-09-2016
This is a wonderful clean and quiet hotel with great service and very excellent full breakfast. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The rooms are ample and very clean. We enjoyed the pool. My family and I highly recommend the Hampton Inn & Suites in Ankeny!
from Illinois
Submitted on 19-09-2016
My first time in Ankeny I chose to stay here. It's a nice & clean hotel everyone that works there really friendly and helpful. Couple complaints I have the train noise and the pillows are awful. I woke up with a sore neck both days I stayed there. Their cheap flat pillows terrible terrible. (I will bring my own pillow next time) The complementary breakfast was very good have no complaints.
from Burnsville, United States
Submitted on 19-09-2016
I would recommend this motel to anyone traveling the area. Very clean rooms, WIFI very fast, super sleeping beds, nice large flat screen TV (Which featured Direct TV.). Great breakfast venue, as always with Hampton. After staying exclusively at Hampton's, this Hampton Inn is magnitudes better than the Hampton's in the Southern states.
from michigan
Submitted on 23-09-2016
Stopped on our way back from a trip to Seattle. We were both very tired, walked in the door and was greeted by Sofie. What a wonderful employee, she was cheerful and just downright nice to us and made our night a lot better. Her knowledge of the area helped us find some food quickly and her attitude was fantastic. It's not often you have someone like Sofie greet you at check in. Thanks for making our trip better. And we will stay here again on our next trip out this way .
from Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Submitted on 27-09-2016
Was in town to meet up with some high school classmates from long ago. We were meeting in Ankeny so this is where I stayed. The gentlemen who checked me in was so friendly and knowledgeable. This was the first time I have stayed at a hotel where I could stream a sports event without buffering with complimentary internet. Room was very clean and location is great.
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 27-09-2016
The room was great. Large, very clean, quiet and comfortable. If we'd simply left the next morning we'd rate this hotel better than the average Hampton. But as usual, we had breakfast, at about 8:30. That's where things went downhill. No regular coffee urn and the robust was empty. The garbage bin was overflowing and one cereal dispenser was stuck with what appeared to be clumped cereal. A peek into the kitchen area revealed a disorganized mess and an attendant whose primary interest was ... Read more
from Princeton, Illinois
Submitted on 29-09-2016
We enjoyed our two day stay and thank the hotel staff for such great service. Breakfasts in the morning were terrific and the rooms were clean and quiet. A great spot when you visit the Des Moines area.
from Waukesha, Wisconsin
Submitted on 03-10-2016
New hotel, comfy bed, nice room, friendly staff. We were just there one night and didn't have teams for breakfast, so can't give a review on the food. Lots of good restaurants just a few miles away. Recommend!
from Grand Marais, Minnesota
Submitted on 16-10-2016
I had to make three phone calls to get the rate posted on their own internet site, and I do not have time for that poor a procedure. First, the hotel staff would not book us in for the posted rate; secondly, the reservationists at their national site did not want to book me for their posted rate. On my third call I insisted on it, since it was in fact an available rate and they had plenty of rooms available.
from Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Submitted on 17-10-2016
Certainly not a fancy hotel, but for the price it's a good value. Room was small (and not a suite) but on par with 3 or the last 4 Embassy Suites we've stayed at (even the beds seemed the same quality, though the pillows were a little too unsupportive). Breakfast was OK. Not a lot of options but what there was was reasonably good. Overall facility seemed in good shape, parking was ample, location was easy to get to, and front desk staff was acceptable.
from United States
Submitted on 17-10-2016
Cleanliness was spotty (pre-arrival cleanliness and maid service both should have been slightly better). Breakfast was nothing special (some quality issues and certainly could use a few more choices). Otherwise a reasonable hotel for the price.
from Il
Submitted on 20-10-2016
The front desk clerks were wonderful. Everyone we came in contact with was very pleasant, very helpful , and did a very good job! The only reason for the 4-star rating is because Saturday night the complementary tea, coffee and hot cocoa service wasn't kept up. Hot water carafe was empty the few times I checked it. It was however a busy weekend for the hotel. Apart from that, I have nothing bad to say. The rooms were clean. Housekeeping staff was very kind. Everyone we came in contact with had a... Read more
from Coralville
Submitted on 26-10-2016
Convenient location, right off the interstate. Everything was clean. Rooms were quiet and spacious. A fantastic breakfast with lots of great options. Exceeded my expectations. Easy check in and out. Nice rooms. I did the pre-pay option and received a great room at a great price.
from Simi Valley, California
Submitted on 01-11-2016
We arrived late into the evening, check-in was smooth. The next morning we informed the clerk that a Fed-Ex package (my forgotten mobile phone!) would be arriving for me on Monday morning; she typed that info into the computer as we spoke. My husband happened to be in the lobby when the Fed-Ex delivery came in, and we received the package right after the hotel staff signed for it. Whew! It was very convenient to use the business center's computer to check and send emails before my phone arrive... Read more
from Jefferson City, Missouri
Submitted on 14-11-2016
Great value with good access to the highway and local restaurants. The room was clean, ac worked well and the noise level was low. An overall great experience and I would recommend this hotel as a great place to stay for visitors to the area.
from Minneapolis, MN
Submitted on 18-11-2016
This was a pretty new Hampton Inn with a beautiful lobby and nicely furnished guest rooms. Like all Hampton Inns it had all of nice amenities like free Wi-Fi, a business center, fitness center and a great breakfast. The staff was very pleasant and assisted me with all of my questions. I've not stayed at a Hampton Inn that has disappointed me yet.
from Somerset, Wisconsin
Submitted on 26-11-2016
It was an okay place to stay. It was overpriced for what is offered. The beds were extremely hard and not comfortable. The breakfast was good. The pool area was nice. The limited interaction with the staff was good.
from Ankeny, United States
Submitted on 28-11-2016
The hotel in Ankeny was extremely clean and well maintained. The staff was very helpful and kind. It was in a great location near some shopping and easy access on/off the exit! I highly recommend this hotel to anyone in the area.