Stay minutes from Des Moines attractions at our peaceful hotel in Ankeny

Whether you’re visiting the Des Moines metro area to tour a college, catch a concert at Wells Fargo Arena, or attend a business conference, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ankeny, IA provides an ideal home away from home near the Iowa capital. In a quiet waterside setting just off I-35, our family-friendly hotel is within a 10-mile drive of thrilling roller coasters at Adventureland Park and the stunning geodesic-domed conservatory at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

On arrival at the hotel, enjoy a warm welcome with free juice and a free bottle of water or beer. After a busy day of sightseeing or meetings, you can recharge with a dip in the indoor pool or a soak in the hot tub. Get your mornings off to a great start with our free, hot breakfast, and be sure to stop by our evening reception, which is held three nights a week. Traveling with a tour group or sports team? Ask about our special group rates.

Relax in airy rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi, microwaves, and fridges

Decorated in soothing neutral tones, our large rooms and suites are equipped with everything you need for a convenient and relaxing stay. On arrival, stock the fridge with drinks and snacks to enjoy while you’re here. You can check your email with free Wi-Fi before stretching out on a plush bed to watch your favorite shows on the 42-inch flat-screen TV.

2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 5 adults
Keep your kids fueled and entertained on a family trip in this standard room with a fridge and free Wi-Fi.

King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Business trips are easier in this standard room with a coffeemaker, free Wi-Fi, voicemail, and a plush king bed.

Studio Suite-2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 5 adults
Feel at home in our spacious studio suite with amenities like a sleeper sofa, microwave, and refrigerator.

Whirlpool Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Spoil someone special with a stay in this special king-bed suite with a stress-relieving whirlpool.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 4 adults, 1 child
Planning a family vacation? Spread out in this ample suite with a separate living room and a sleeper sofa.
Looking for a venue for a small business meeting, social gathering, or training seminar in the Greater Des Moines area? Book our event space at the Country Inn & Suites and take advantage of audiovisual equipment rental, discount packages for groups, and the help of our knowledgeable staff. We can even create a customized website for your event to keep your guests informed about all the details.

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A short drive from top family attractions like summertime fun zone Adventureland Park, our vibrant city offers plenty of nearby shopping and dining and a growing number of craft breweries. Check out the local art scene at the Ankeny Art Center or explore independent boutiques and buzzing eateries in the recently developed District at Prairie Trail. Looking to stretch your legs after meetings? Play a round at the 18-hole Otter Creek Golf Course, or take a walk on the extensive network of local hiking and biking trails. Be sure to check out these nearby attractions while you’re in the area:

Adventureland Park

5.15 mi / 8.29 km from the hotel
Board a thrilling roller coaster or a fun family ride at this expansive seasonal amusement park. During the summer, don’t miss Breaker Beach Wavepool and the Caribbean Cruiser lazy river at Adventureland water park.

Ankeny Area Historical Society

2.36 mi / 3.79 km from the hotel
The Ankeny Area Historical Society displays a rich variety of artifacts inside a house built in 1905.

Ankeny Art Center

2.91 mi / 4.69 km from the hotel
The Ankeny Art Center offers art classes and showcases work by Iowa artists with exhibits that change every six to eight weeks.

Blank Park Zoo

12.99 mi / 20.9 km from the hotel
Visit giraffes, African lions, red pandas, sea lions, and more at this 22-acre Des Moines zoological park, home to more than 100 animal species.

Drake University

8.18 mi / 13.17 km from the hotel
Attend a concert, an art exhibition, or a Bulldogs basketball game on Drake’s 150-acre campus near downtown Des Moines.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

7.72 mi / 12.43 km from the hotel
A world of plant life, including an impressive bonsai collection, awaits you at this 14-acre garden beside the Des Moines River.
2510 SE Tones Drive, Ankeny, Iowa 50021, United States

About 10 miles north of downtown Des Moines, the Country Inn & Suites is just off I-35 for easy travel into the heart of Iowa’s capital city. Our serene waterside location is close to several family restaurants and shopping centers and a short drive from popular attractions like Adventureland Park and the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

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