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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by okiedokie, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
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    Looking for a room. See some downtown but not sure I want to stay downtown. Should I?
     
  2. stanlow69
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    Stayed down town one year. At the last minute. Expensive room but travel agent got it for cheap. Parked across the street in the parking garage. Spent a few hours watching people cruise the strip from my 5th floor window. Also noticed heavy police presence. This was 7 years ago. Noticed an undercover officer walking thru the parking garage every hour. Was offered if I wanted to buy some pot(stupid kids), only because of the car I was driving. See avatar.
     
  3. Corn Fed
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    Personally I would stay in Altoona (NE of fairgrounds). Easy access to the fairgrounds without having to deal with downtown traffic. There's a Hampton and LaQuinta just off the interstate that are pretty decent.
     
  4. okiedokie
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  5. rusty valley
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    The fire works shot by folks in the neighborhood last year was better than any commercial show I've seen
     
  6. flamedabone
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    We used to stay at the Kirkwood hotel somewhere in downtown Desmoines. Pretty decent cool old hotel, plus it is right by all the bars....

    -Abone.
     
  7. flamedabone
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    Nevermind, you are shit out of luck. They turned that cool old hotel into condos.

    Sorry, -Abone.
     
  8. I've lived in downtown DSM. All parking will be unsecured and either on the street or in a publicly accessible ramp (some owned by the city, others by parking companies). Unless, of course, you stay at the Marriott or Embassay Suites and are willing to let a valet park your car.

    Personally, I'd also stay in Altoona due to the ease of access. There are a couple of new hotels near the "Outlets of Des Moines" in addition to the aforementioned.
     
  9. 42merc
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    I went last year, Covid crisis and all. Stayed in Altoona , near the casino, can't remember the motels name. Easy short drive to the fairgrounds. Very warm last year.
    Google maps Des Moines & check for motels.
     
  10. fastcar1953
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    You could just stop in central mo. My show will be a lot better. I can even get you a room at the local hotel. Safe neighborhood. Just a thought. Madd Mayor.jpg
     
  11. kvwberg
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    I live in Des Moines, and yes Altoona is a great place to stay, but I live on the South side by the Airport and we have a nice Fairfield inn, Doubletree, and Homewood suites that are only 10 mins away from the fairgrounds on the Highway 5 bypass. I wouldn't worry about leaving a car in any of those places as they are well lit and crime in Des Moines and Altoona is low.
     
  12. stanlow69
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    There should be about 4 - 5000 cars plus. In Des Moines. It was one of the shows Gary Meadors liked the best.
     
  13. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
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    I would not stay down town.
    Too many young mischief kids hang out down there at night on the weekends.

    Stay in the burbs, Host Hotel is in West Desmoines Marriot ( if you can get a room) or plenty of rooms in
    Ankeny ( North) or Altoona ( North East).

    But no guarantees - In todays society locks only keep the honest people out.
    Doesn't matter where you are. I hope that isn't the case while you are here.

    Good luck - hope you have a great time and maybe we'll run into each other.
     
  14. corncobcoupe
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    Weather is suppose to be great.
     
  15. Phil 41 Chevy
    Joined: Jun 5, 2010
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    we stay at the Econolodge on Grand across from the grounds never a problem
     

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