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Best Western Plus Des Moines West Inn & Suites

1450 NW 118th Street, Clive, IA 50325-8243
Phone: +1 515-221-2345   |   Fax: 515/440-2790   |   62 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Stay at this Clive, Iowa hotel offering the highest degree of service and hospitality; ideally situated near the intersection of Interstates 80 and 35. The Best Western Plus Des Moines West Inn and Suites is conveniently located in the thriving community of Clive, Iowa seven miles west of the capital city of Des Moines. Hotel guests will have easy access to area attractions including the historic Living History Farms, the Iowa State Capitol and Drake University. The Jordan Creek Center, a new upscale shopping and entertainment mall is two miles east of the hotel.

This new hotel in Clive offers standard rooms and suites; each room tastefully appointed with all the thoughtful amenities that make a difference while traveling. The Best Western Plus Des Moines West Inn and Suites offers a full breakfast and features an indoor swimming pool and spa.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. Make an online reservation today at the Best Western Plus Des Moines West Inn and Suites! Enjoy your stay. We impose a penalty for non-disclosed pets or non-accompanied pets of $100.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Indoor pool heated environmental salt water pool
  • Complimentary full breakfast, Choice of breads, Cereal, Fruit, Yogurt, Eggs, Hot breakfast meat, Omelets, Waffles with strawberry cream, Juice, Coffee
  • Hot tub environmental salt water hot tub
  • Exercise facility 24 hour
  • Elevators
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check out
  • Baggage hold
  • Ice/vending machines on all floors
  • Accessible public areas for physically challenged
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Conference services
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Fax services - Incoming fax at no charge/Outgoing fax for a nominal charge
  • Photocopy services
  • Interior corridor
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Rowing machine
  • Treadmill
  • Express check in Best Western Rewards Members
  • Late check out $40 charge for a 4PM checkout
  • Kennel Only dogs allowed with no weight limit. $100 fee assessed for not disclosing a pet and/or leaving a dog unattended. $20 per dog charge. 3 day stay maximum with pet in the same room. 2 dogs maximum per room.
  • 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
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Evening reception 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Conveniently located, the best western plus des moines west inn & suites in Clive, 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: 41.603285  /  Latitude: -93.779475


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: North or East. Interstate 35 and 80 to Exit 124, University Avenue. Proceed up the ramp and turn right. Pass Cracker Barrel and take the first right on 118th Street. Follow 118th street going north for a block to the Best Western Plus Des Moines West Inn & Suites.

From: Downtown. Interstate 235 West and take Interstate 35 North to Exit 124, University Avenue. Turn left on University Avenue. Pass Cracker Barrel and take the first right on 118th Street. Follow 118th street going north for a block to the Best Western Plus Des Moines West Inn & Suites. .

From: South. Interstate 35 North to Exit 72C, University Avenue. Turn left on University Avenue. Pass Cracker Barrel and take the first right on 118th Street. Follow 118th street going north for a block to the Best Western Plus Des Moines West Inn & Suites. .

From: West. Interstate 80 East to Interstate 35 North to Exit 124, University Avenue. Turn left on University Avenue. Pass Cracker Barrel and take the first right on 118th Street. Follow 118th street going north for a block to the Best Western Plus Des Moines West Inn & Suites.

Best Western Plus Des Moines West Inn & Suites

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.

Blank Park Zoo

Located in Des Moines, the Blank Park Zoo has entertained and educated its guests since its construction in 1966. The park features over nine major animal exhibits including the African Boardwalk, Discovery Center, Aquarium, and much more. Drive in from nearby Clive on your next trip through central Iowa and enjoy the zoo.

The 250-acre zoo also entices visitors with its frequent events and facilities capable of hosting weddings, birthdays, company picnics, and all-around group outings. Visit Blank Park Zoo – the only accredited zoo in Iowa – during your next Des Moines visit.

Des Moines Art Center

The Des Moines Art Center is an world-class museum, located in the capital city of Des MoinesIowa. Stroll the museum to view the collection of contemporary art from the 19th and 20th century. The museum's permanent collection includes work from Edward Hopper's Automat and Georgia O'Keeffe's From the Lake No. 1.

Additional collections are also represented in the museum from donations. These include the John C. Huseby Print Collection and the Nathan Emory Coffin Collection. The museum's emphasis on education remains an important factor.

Des Moines International Airport

A joint public and military airport, the Des Moines International Airport (DSM) serves the city of Des Moines – including suburbs like Altoona, Ankeny, and Clive. DSM is within the top 100 busiest airports in terms of passengers in the country, and is served by major airlines such as Allegiant, American, Delta, Southwest, United, and US Airways.

Located in central Iowa, DSM is a 2,625-acre airpark supporting two runways and one terminal. Completed in 1933, DSM is operated by the Des Moines Airport Authority.

Drake University

A four-year university with one of the oldest law schools in the country, Drake was founded in 1881 and has over 5,000 students primarily studying law, pharmacy, business, and more. Drake is located in the city Des Moines, where it is spread across 150 acres of urban scenery. Visit from nearby Clive when you tour central Iowa.

The Drake Bulldogs play in the Missouri Valley Conference (Division I) except for football, where they compete in the FCS NCAA Division I Pioneer League. Another popular sporting event held at Drake is the Drake Relays – famous track and field event many Olympians have competed in, including Jesse Owens, Wilma Rudolph, Michael Johnson, Bruce Jenner, and Carl Lewis.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Found on the east bank of the Des Moines River, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is one of the most desirable, scenic destinations in Iowa. The project first began in 1929, but has since grown into one the most comprehensive collections of plant life in the United States.

The domed green house is home to over 1,200 different species of plant life, artistically designed and arranged to please even the most novice of gardeners while simultaneously serving and education purpose. On your next visit to central Iowa, drive in from nearby Clive and explore the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

Greenbelt Park & Trail

With over 290 acres of landscape, Greenbelt Park & Trail provide abundant access to nature from many areas of Clive, Iowa. The 11.3-mile Greenbelt Trail is paved, and allows for users to bike, walk, run, jog, and rollerblade its length.

Greenbelt Park also features a baseball field and two playgrounds, plus plenty of nature for wildlife viewing. Picnic areas are also available to rent for a weekend lunch, or for larger events like birthday parties and reunions.

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.


Living History Farms

The Living History Farms are located near Clive and are truly a one-of-kind museum experience that the whole family will enjoy. Spread across 500 acres, the interactive, outdoor display depicts Iowa farm life from 1700s to the 1900s with life-sized replicas and exhibits.

The outdoor museum features five outdoor exhibits – the Pioneer Farm, Horse-Powered Farm, Town of Walnut Hill, Ioway Farm, and the Henry A. Wallace Exhibit Center. Each presentation represents a different time frame from Iowa’s vast farming history.

Pappajohn Sculpture Park

The John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park covers 4.4 acres and features artwork by 22 of the world’s most celebrated artists with easy walking connections into downtown Des Moines. The unique sculpture park is affiliated with the Des Moines Art Center, lending to its artistic and urban charm.

Much like the art center, the sculpture park is open daily from sunrise to midnight, with guided tours available through certain months as well. Explore central Iowa and be sure to explore this scenic escape from the city during your next visit to nearby Clive.

Principal Park (Iowa Cubs)

Home of the Iowa Cubs, Principal Park provides sports fans with their own home field advantage in Des Moines. The Iowa Cubs are MLB’s minor league affiliate for the neighboring Chicago Cubs, lending to the excitement at the ballpark on game day.

The Cubs (of Iowa) compete in the Pacific Coast league where they defend their 11,500 capacity ballpark every summer against rival teams. Catch a game and cheer on future MLB stars this summer. Make the drive in from Clive and enjoy your visit to central Iowa.

Salisbury House & Gardens

Des Moines is home to a number of historic locations, but the Salisbury House is certainly one-of-a-kind. The manor-style home was built in 1923 over 9 acres of land and attracts visitors year round for its massive collection of fine art, books, musical instruments, sculptures, and scenic beauty.

The house was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, and is now open to the public for tours. Moreover, events and private functions can be scheduled and rented out. Drive in from nearby Clive and enjoy your trek through central Iowa.

Science Center of Iowa

Located in Des Moines, the Science Center of Iowa offers two stories of interactive science displays and educational fun. On the main level, guests will find the John Deere Adventure Theater, Small Discoveries, Iowa Learning and Center, and the primary attraction, the Blank IMAX Dome Theater.

The second level consists of further displays like the Start Theater, Outdoor Demonstration Theater, and more. Don’t forget to visit the Food Chain Café during your science exploration. Enjoy a tour of the Science Center of Iowa on your next stop in Clive, a charming city central Iowa nearby. 

Spaulding Center for Transportation

For an illuminating afternoon in Grinnell, head for the Iowa Transportation Museum at the Spaulding Center for Transportation. Grinnell, the charming central Iowa city, is an ideal destination for Iowa travelers who seek the small town wiles and charms of the mid-west. A visit to the Iowa Transportation Museum is a near must. 

As you tour the Iowa Transportation Museum, you'll be at the very location of the former Spaulding Manufacturing Company was located. Spaulding once manufactured wagons, buggies, and early automobiles in the late 1800s and into the early 1900s. The Union Pacific Railroad is a partner of the Iowa Transportation Museum, meaning even more insight into Iowa's earliest days of transportation.

State Historical Museum

Plan your next trip to Iowa and be sure to check out the State Historical Museum. Open every day of the week – minus any major holidays – and featuring free admission, the State Historical Museum in Des Moines is housed within the Iowa Historical Building. It's a short drive from nearby Clive.

As you explore central Iowa, make the State Historical Museum part of your travel plans – it's a top local attraction and an ideal way to spend an afternoon with the family. You'll illuminate your mind as you tour the grounds at the State Historical Museum, as it seeks to celebrate famous Iowans, local pioneers, and the early settlers. 

Wells Fargo Arena

As a top attraction in Des Moines, the Wells Fargo Arena is a definite must-see on your next trip into central Iowa. Opened in 2005, the Wells Fargo Arena is in downtown Des Moines – a short drive from nearby Clive. With a max seating capacity of 16,980, you're bound to find a seat to whatever event you're hoping to catch. 

The Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines is home to the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League, the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League, and the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League. So, if you're a sports fan traveling into Des Moines, the Wells Fargo Arena has you covered.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Living History Farm, working historical farm
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Convention Center
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Iowa State Capitol
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Adventureland, amusement park, camping
  • 18.00 mile(s) from Blank Park Zoo, open from May 1 to October 15
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Bridges of Madison County
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Jordan Greek Center, Shopping,major stores, fine and casual dining
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Valley West Mall, shopping/major national stores
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Valley Junction, historical area, antiques, shops, clothing, food, bars, furniture old or new
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Merle Hay Mall, shopping/major national stores

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 4.00 mile(s) from Ponderosa Public Golf Course
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Prairie Meadows Racetrack, over 1,200 slots/live racing/video/no tables for Blackjack or Poker/food and drinks
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Lakeside Casino in Oceola, Iowa

Nearby Restaurants

  • .05 mile(s) from Cracker Barrel, family dining
  • .05 mile(s) from El Rodeo, Mexican
  • .5 mile(s) from Granite City Brewery, American
  • .5 mile(s) from Biaggi?s, Italian
  • .5 mile(s) from Damon?s, American
  • .5 mile(s) from McDonalds, Fast Food
  • .5 mile(s) from Applebee's, American
  • .5 mile(s) from Chili's, American
  • 1 mile(s) from Panera Bread, American
  • 1 mile(s) from King and I, Thai
  • 1 mile(s) from Buca Di Beppo, Italian
  • 1 mile(s) from Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant, American
  • 1 mile(s) from Carlos O'Kelly's, Mexican
  • 2 mile(s) from Mondo's, American/seafood
  • 2 mile(s) from Outback Steakhouse,
  • 2 mile(s) from Olive Garden, Italian
  • 2 mile(s) from The Machine Shed Restaurant, American
  • 2 mile(s) from P.F. Changs, Chinese

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