133 SE Delaware Avenue, Ankeny, IA 50021-9771
Phone: 515/964-1717   |   Fax: 515/964-8781   |   113 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Conveniently located off I-35 in Des Moines' premiere northern suburb our newly remodeled full service hotel combines the charm and convenience of home along with exceptional service and amenities. Stay with us and enjoy our indoor salt water pool, 100% non-smoking rooms, free wireless Internet and the local favorite 50's café, ‘The Ankeny Diner’.

Ankeny provides our guests with fabulous shopping, abundant dining and nightlife. Close in proximity are John Deere, Casey's Corporate Headquarters, and Tones spices. DMACC, Prairie Ridge Sports Complex, Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center & Water Slide Park are also nearby.

Vacationing in this area is a breeze and you'll be five minutes from Adventureland Amusement Park and Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino. The property is also just minutes from the State Capitol Complex, Wells Fargo Arena, Veterans Auditorium, Science Center, Iowa Cubs Baseball and Blank Park Zoo.

The BEST WESTERN Metro North features something for everyone both corporate and leisure travelers. Indoor recreation includes pool, hot tub, fitness center, and game room. Business center, data ports, and wireless internet are all appreciated amenities.

Enjoy outstanding dining in the Ankeny Diner or have a cocktail in our lounge. Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Exercise facilities
  • Complimentary full breakfast.
  • 100 % smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Indoor pool Heated
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Conference services
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Hot tub
  • Universal gym
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Game room
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; and all guest rooms
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Fax services With Charge
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Mail services
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • Free high-speed Internet access
  • Guest Laundry, fee 1.50
  • Safe, available front desk, fee 10.00
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Catering
  • Ballroom


Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western metro north in Ankeny.


Conveniently located, the best western metro north in Ankeny, Iowa is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 41.731305  /  Latitude: -93.579685


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: The Interstate Take Exit 92 off of I-35. We are on the West side on I-35.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Ankeny Area Historical Society Museum

Officially opened in 1991, Ankeny Area Historical Society Museum is currently operated by the Ankeny Area Historical Society. The society began meeting in 1988 and received 422 donated historical artifacts in 1990 that prompted the need for a more permanent residence.

The Third Street location in Ankeny, Iowa – just six miles north of Des Moines – holds the history and artifacts that propelled the small town to a thriving city. Ankeny Area Historical Society Museum is open for tours by appointment only, in addition to scheduled events as well as field trips for local schools. The Historical Society also provides walking tours and speakers delivering oral histories of the city.

Big Creek State Park

Covering over 3,500 acres, Big Creek State Park is located near Ankeny in central Iowa. The park and its namesake lake, Big Creek Lake, is a haven for recreational enthusiasts. Park visitors love spending quality time with friends and family in this beautiful park.

Whether fishing, boating,swimming in the clear water or lounging on the beach, being near the water is relaxing. Bring along comfortable shoes for trekking along the park's 26 miles of trails. Bicyclists also love to cruise on the trails to enjoy the scenic surroundings.

Iowa State Capitol

Iowa Attractions

Iowa State Capitol

The Iowa State Capitol, built between 1871 and 1886, is a beautiful example of 19th architecture with a Renaissance style.

The building's signature feature is the central golden dome, built with 23 carat gold. It remains the only five-domed capitol building in America.

Visitors touring the capitol enjoy the panoramic view of the Des Moines skyline from its position in the city.

It is truly one of Iowa's key landmark's. The Office of the Governor, Senate, House of Representatives, Offices of the Attorney General, Secretary of State and Treasurer all have offices in the capitol.

Schedule plenty of time while touring the grounds, to see the monuments located outside of the building.


More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.7 mile(s) from Prairie Ridge Sports Complex
  • 0.7 mile(s) from Sports University
  • 6 mile(s) from Saylorville Lake
  • 12 mile(s) from Wells Fargo
  • 12 mile(s) from Vets Auditorim
  • 12 mile(s) from Iowa Events Center
  • 12 mile(s) from Iowa Convention Complex
  • 14 mile(s) from I-Cubs Stadium
  • 15 mile(s) from Prairie Meadows, Race Track and Casino
  • 24.5 mile(s) from Iowa State Complex, Home of the Iowa State Cyclones
  • 15 mile(s) from Adventureland, Amusement Park
  • 0.7 mile(s) from Kohl's Department Store
  • 0.8 mile(s) from Menards
  • 1 mile(s) from Wal-Mart
  • 1 mile(s) from Home Depot
  • 15 mile(s) from Merle Hay Mall
  • 23 mile(s) from Jordan Creek Mall, Iowa's biggest mall

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 20 mile(s) from The Harvester
  • 1.5 mile(s) from Briarwood Golf Course
  • 1.7 mile(s) from Otter Creek Golf Course
  • 1.7 mile(s) from Prairie Ridge Aquitic, Outdoor Swimming pool with water slides and kiddie pool
  • 1.7 mile(s) from Ankeny Skate Park, 9000 sq ft concrete park with ramps, rails,bowl, quarter pipes and shelter house
  • 1.7 mile(s) from Otter Creek Park, Tennis courts, Shelters and Play Ground
  • 10 mile(s) from Prairie Meadows, Race Track and Casino
  • 10 mile(s) from Adventurland, Amusment park
  • 10 mile(s) from Heritage park, Play ground and disk golf
  • 11 mile(s) from Tournament Club of Iowa
  • 15 mile(s) from Saylorville Lake, 2 swimming beaches, 14 recreational areas and Fishing
  • 19 mile(s) from Big Creek Lake, Free swimming area, Boat rentals, Fishing and Large playground

Nearby Restaurants

  • Ankeny Diner, on premises, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 50's style diner
  • 0.1 mile(s) from Village Inn, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 0.1 mile(s) from Applebee's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.1 mile(s) from Guadalara, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2 mile(s) from Outback, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2 mile(s) from Chips, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2 mile(s) from Chili's, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2 mile(s) from Bandanas, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, B-B-Q
  • 2 mile(s) from Buffalo Wild Wings, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, B-B-Q
  • 2 mile(s) from Panda Garden, Full Service, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner,


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest in or near Ankeny. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

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