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1 room, 2 adults

Wildwood Lodge

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator
  • Free self parking
11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA, 50325, United States of America

3-star hotel with indoor pool, near Clive Aquatic Center
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Elevator
    • Free self parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

Iowa may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

  • My girlfriend and I only stayed one night, but we had a great time! The service was…Jan 15, 2021
  • Very quaint. A nice change from the corporate look alike chains. Good breakfast. Plowed…Jan 14, 2021

Wildwood Lodge

from €72
  • Standard Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Poolside
  • Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (2 Queen and 1 Sofabed)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Whirlpool)
  • Family Suite
  • Suite (Fireplace)
  • Suite (Queen)

What’s around Wildwood Lodge


  • Clive Aquatic Center - 10 min walk
  • Pump It Up - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Wells Fargo Arena - 8.9 mi / 14.2 km
  • Des Moines Public Library - 8.9 mi / 14.2 km
  • Des Moines Civic Center - 9.3 mi / 15 km
  • Science Center of Iowa - 9.5 mi / 15.3 km
  • Iowa State Capitol Building - 9.8 mi / 15.8 km
  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden - 9.9 mi / 16 km

Getting around

  • Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM) - 20 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 103 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Iowa may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Up to 4 children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*

  • 2 per room (up to 100 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built - 1995
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 37-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Wildwood Lodge’s small print

Also known as

  • Wildwood Lodge
  • Wildwood Lodge Clive
  • Wildwood Lodge Hotel Clive
  • Wildwood Lodge Clive
  • Wildwood Lodge Hotel
  • Wildwood Lodge Hotel Clive
  • Wildwood Hotel Clive
  • Wildwood Clive
  • Wildwood Lodge Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Contactless check-out is available.

    The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

    This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

    Optional extras

    Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

    Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per day

    Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per pet, per night

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Wildwood Lodge

    • Does Wildwood Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Wildwood Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Wildwood Lodge?
      This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Is parking offered on site at Wildwood Lodge?
      Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Is there a pool at Wildwood Lodge?
      Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Wildwood Lodge?
      Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 100 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 20 per pet, per night.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Wildwood Lodge?
      You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Wildwood Lodge?
      Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bakers Square (3-min walk), Wobbly Boots BBQ (5-min walk), and Outback Steakhouse (8-min walk).
    • What is there to do near Wildwood Lodge?
      Recommended spots to visit include Clive Aquatic Center (10-min walk) and Pump It Up (3.3 mi), along with Wells Fargo Arena (8.9 mi) and Des Moines Public Library (8.9 mi).

    Recent reviews

    Superb 9.2 From 1,796 reviews

    Fair 4.0
    When down to breakfast, thrrr is a mask mandate and is posted. Watch a person walk in front door no mask and stand for bout 10 minutes talkimg with desk attended never mentioned person needed mask. Same person walked ober grabed a donut and went back and continued to talk with desk clerk. Another person walked up to breakfast area with no mask and server themselves. Finally walked up amd asked if there was a mask mamdate and desk clerk confirmed there is and pointed out all observed. Advised all food sittomg out needed to be thrown away. Very disappointed this is rated a 9.2 hotel and they don't follow the laws. Desk clerk did tell person at food table they did need mask and they only said they do not have one. How did they get through check in without a mask?? Masks protect me and them durimg this difficult time! If they can't follow the laws they should not be allowed in the door. The desk clerks need to enforce the laws they are there for a reason.
    Shannon, us1 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Stayed here for 10 years
    Clean rooms and a comfortable bed and a nice breakfast in the morning
    Anthony, us1 night family trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Very noisy. Guests slamming doors & partying through the night.
    Calvin, us1 night trip
    Good 6.0
    Travelers Beware
    Doors were slamming until 2am, we could hear the lobby music throughout the night, and our bed creaked with minimal movement. Customer service was friendly and pleasing to talk to but overall we will not be returning. When traveling across the country, sleep is important. This place does not provide a comfortable and quiet place to sleep.
    us1 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Very Nice Hotel, Great Price!
    Overnight stay passing thru DesMoines. Stopped at Wildwood because of reviews on - not disappointed. Clean, large comfortable room. A Northwoods Lodge motiff, cute. Although we did not use it, the indoor pool looked really nice - a great place for family's on the road. Hot fresh breakfast - scrambled eggs, sausage & potatoes were prepared in the breakfast room so very fresh& a clean environment for those concerned about Covid. Nice people from checkout to checkout. Would definitely stay here again.
    Kenneth, us1 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Perfect for our trip
    The room was super clean and comfy. The pool was open, even though we didn’t end up using it. We had a whirlpool in our room and they even had extra towels for that, which rarely happens to us. It was close to everything we needed, including right next to multiple restaurants for dinner that night. Loved it, loved the service, would stay again.
    Samantha, us1 night trip
    Good 6.0
    Front desk was helpful and friendly. I found the property to be a bit run down and the room could have been cleaner (I won't mention what I found in the shower). My experience was not consistent with the 9+/10 rating.
    us1 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Amazing hotel. Staff is very friendly and welcoming!! I would recommend family and friends anytime! Love the fire pit
    Danyal, us1 night trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Nice hotel, good price. Comfortabke bed, clean room. Separate aleeping space for the kids at night, nice pool and hot tub. One chair at the table in our room was a bit unsturdy, easily fixable. Good morning breakfast.
    Abigail, us1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great choice
    This hotel/lodge was great. All the positive reviews were spot on. The staff were super friendly, and the hotel was clean, nice and comfortable. When in the area again, we will definitely stay here.
    Kara, us1 night trip

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