Wildwood Lodge
Clive
11431 Forest Avenue
Clive, IA 50325
Direct: 515.222.9876
Reservations: 800.728.1223
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Wildwood Lodge
Clive
11431 Forest Avenue
Clive, IA 50325
Direct: 515.222.9876
Reservations: 800.728.1223
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Wildwood Lodge
Clive

11431 Forest Avenue
Clive, IA 50325
Direct: 515.222.9876
Reservations: 800.728.1223

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Welcome to Wildwood Lodge Clive

Recently Renovated!

The Wildwood Lodge Clive is a unique lodging experience conveniently located in West Des Moines at the University Avenue exit off Interstate 80/35. Traveling on business? Our convenient location provides easy access to West Des Moines’ premiere business parks, such as Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Hy Vee, and Farm Bureau’s headquarter buildings.

The Wildwood Lodge Hotel boasts a distinctive indoor pool with a raised spa and a waterfall, all beneath a beautiful three-story atrium. No matter the reason for your visit, you will enjoy choosing from an extensive variety of room types. Thanks to our great staff and beautiful space, our hotel is a popular destination for family reunions, wedding groups and sports teams.

  • 5 star ratingUpgrade to a suite it's worth it. JT -Thank you for spending 5 days with us, it was our pleasure to be able to upgrade you to a suite. We are happy you had a great stay and we look forward to seeing you again next time.

    J T Avatar J T
    10/28/2017

    4 star ratingReally enjoyed it! It has a wonderful homey atmosphere! The beds were very comfortable, great outside fire area, wonderful choices for breakfast.
    We would've given it a 5, but it's needing some updates, which they are planning very soon. Can't wait to see it when it's done!
    We would definitely stay again!!

    Kris R Avatar Kris R
    10/02/2017

    5 star ratingGreat stay This is our 2nd stay here. Great rooms. Great breakfast. Great staff. Only downside is sort of hard to find, but GPS solves that. Also some of the rooms are being remodeled but does not affect the guest areas.

    Z5164ZZjohno Avatar Z5164ZZjohno
    9/25/2017
  • 5 star ratingWOW! Excellent customer service at front desk while checking in. Really attractive lobby area - just like a lodge! Our room was wonderful! Loved the massage chair, Comfy bed & shower! We'll definitely be back & give rave reviews!

    Laurie M Avatar Laurie M
    9/15/2017

    5 star ratingVery nice stay! Hotel was even nicer than I expected! We stayed in whirlpool suite room 202. I was surprised that there wasn't a mini-fridge, that was the only drawback. They are currently remodeling some of their rooms, but I only noticed the sounds of the work during the daytime hours. They hotel was very focused on cleanliness and smelled nice. The morning breakfasts are a bit more special than your ordinary hot continental breakfast. We stayed 2 nights and I was disappointed that there were only belgian waffles one of the mornings, but there were other... read more

    Alison M Avatar Alison M
    9/09/2017

    5 star ratingI wish there were MORE stars! Dear dcancook - We want to thank you for staying with us at The Wildwood Lodge in Clive. We are blown away with the review you gave us. It is our ultimate goal, that each guest has a great stay and it is what we strive for with each guest. Glad you had a great time and we hope you will join us again soon.

    dcancook Avatar dcancook
    11/03/2017
  • Weekend Getaway We stayed there for 2 nights during the Memorial Day weekend. The hotel is tucked away in the back lot surrounded by other hotels and chain restaurant. It was a quiet location. Check in was quick and we assigned the room in the top floor as requested. Upon entering the room, it was spacious with typical amenities like refrigerator and coffee maker. The door mirror off the bathroom door was taken off leaving the adhesive stain, which is an eyesore but other than that, it looked like a nice clean room. The fire alarm was making chirping sound and a... read more

    Tim N Avatar Tim N
    6/04/2018

    Amazing Getaway Weekend This hotel was FANTASTIC! From the friendly staff to the great room, we enjoyed it all. And at a great price! There were towel art swans on the jetted tub. The room layout was great. The in room jetted tub was the best we've ever used, and I've gotten them in many hotels, some that I paid a lot more for the room. The breakfast in the morning was great. They were preparing the scrambled eggs right in front of us! There is an outdoor firepit that looked very inviting, we just ran out of time to try it. But... read more

    Greg V Avatar Greg V
    6/04/2018

    Hidden Gem I was driving cross country from east to west, was tired and really needed a place to relax and sleep. I found this hotel using a different app because the price through trip adviser was higher. I was very pleasantly surprised when I found the hotel and the welcoming outdoor gas fireplaces by the main entrance. The lobby has a very woodsy, rustic theme and made me feel very welcome. There was no line to check in and the person at the front desk was extremely friendly and helpful. I was also very surprised to learn that upon check-in you... read more

    TRLWI Avatar TRLWI
    6/04/2018
  • Nice, Dog Friendly Hotel This is the 2nd time we've stayed here with our labrador. The hotel is decorated in an "up north " decor. They put dog rooms on the 1st floor with easy access to the outside. The rooms are clean, beds comfortable and a great hot breakfast. Plus. They only charge $15 for your dog. Very nice and accommodating staff.

    W685BVmaryr Avatar W685BVmaryr
    6/04/2018

    Exceptional Customer Service & Very clean rooms. I booked a room for my adult special-needs sister and her husband, also special needs at Wildwood Lodge and once again they received exceptional service. My sister & Brother in Law always enjoy the complementary breakfast and one of the desk clerks noticed my Brother in Law did not know how to operate the waffle maker and offered to make his waffles for him! Everyone both my family and I came in contact with were professional and kind, Also, the room was spotless as well as the bathroom. This is the third time (1x/year) in this hotel and they continue... read more

    arnoldrkaa Avatar arnoldrkaa
    6/04/2018

    Fishing and Hunting Lodge The rooms are clean and comfortable! The breakfast choices are outstanding. The staff are professional and friendly. If I closed my eyes, I would swear I'm in a hunting and fishing lodge! All the comforts of home away from home.

    Bill R Avatar Bill R
    6/04/2018
  • Awesome! Everything was better than great. The staff cared and made sure to accommodate my every need. Not to mention the breakfast and snacks from 5 to 7pm! I have no complaints and will use The Wildwood Lodge for all my personal trips in the future.

    Jimmy O Avatar Jimmy O
    6/04/2018

    My Experience Whirlpool was excellent, enjoyed the breakfast,staff was very guest friendly, decor was phenomenal,you could definitely tell the housekeepers work extremely hard to maintain the cleanliness of the hotel, total toot in my books!

    Jtaylor1996 Avatar Jtaylor1996
    6/04/2018

    LOVED IT! My husband and I needed a time alone getaway, we chose Wildwood Lodge. We stayed for 2 days and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Our room was clean, super comfortable, and spacious. I love the decor of the whole place! We ate complementary cookies, warm and yummy, each day. We enjoyed the free breakfast each morning. The evening lounge was very nice. Our favorite was swimming and hot tubbing. The staff were phenomenal, always said hello with a smile, made us feel so welcome. We eill definitely be back!!

    A TripAdvisor Member Avatar A TripAdvisor Member
    6/04/2018
  • J T Avatar
    J T
    5 star rating

    Upgrade to a suite it's worth it. JT -Thank you for spending 5 days with us, it was our pleasure to be able to upgrade you to a suite. We are happy you had a great stay and we look forward to seeing you again next time.

    10/28/2017
  • Kris R Avatar
    Kris R
    4 star rating

    Really enjoyed it! It has a wonderful homey atmosphere! The beds were very comfortable, great outside fire area, wonderful choices for breakfast.
    We would've given it a 5, but it's needing some updates, which they are planning very soon. Can't wait to see it when it's done!
    We would definitely stay again!!

    10/02/2017
  • Z5164ZZjohno Avatar
    Z5164ZZjohno
    5 star rating

    Great stay This is our 2nd stay here. Great rooms. Great breakfast. Great staff. Only downside is sort of hard to find, but GPS solves that. Also some of the rooms are being remodeled but does not affect the guest areas.

    9/25/2017
  • Laurie M Avatar
    Laurie M
    5 star rating

    WOW! Excellent customer service at front desk while checking in. Really attractive lobby area - just like a lodge! Our room was wonderful! Loved the massage chair, Comfy bed & shower! We'll definitely be back & give rave reviews!

    9/15/2017
  • Alison M Avatar
    Alison M
    5 star rating

    Very nice stay! Hotel was even nicer than I expected! We stayed in whirlpool suite room 202. I was surprised that there wasn't a mini-fridge, that was the only drawback. They are currently remodeling some of their rooms, but I only noticed the sounds of the work during the daytime hours. They hotel was very focused on cleanliness and smelled nice. The morning breakfasts are a bit more special than your ordinary hot continental breakfast. We stayed 2 nights and I was disappointed that there were only belgian waffles one of the mornings, but there were other... read more

    9/09/2017

Rooms + Amenities

The Wildwood Lodge has a unique, Northwood’s casual appeal offering elegantly appointed rooms and suites that are ideal for leisure vacations and business travel. Spacious suites are perfect for families and groups, with dining at the award winning Machine Shed restaurant just up the way on Hickman Road.

Room Types

Double Queen
The Double Queen room provides two queen sized beds welcoming you to a peaceful night’s rest with our exclusive goose down and Seven Layer Sleep System bedding. Catch your favorite movie or television show on the 37″ inch flat screen TV or sink into a relaxing bath.

Queen Suite
This large suite offers plenty of sleeping space! Featuring two queen sized beds in the main room plus bunks beds in the secondary room, the Queen Suite includes two TV’s and high speed Internet access. Other amenities to make you feel right at home include a coffee maker and the Seven Layer Sleep System on each bed.

Deluxe Queen
Unwind in our Deluxe Queen room featuring two queen sized beds, a small sitting area with cozy loveseat sofa sleeper, 37 inch flat screen TV, and of course our goose down and Seven Layer Sleep System bedding.

King Executive
Our spacious King Executive room offers a large work desk, 37 inch flat screen TV, and king sized bed. Our goose down and Seven Layer Sleep System bedding is perfect to sink into after a long day of exploring nearby attractions or working.

King Whirlpool
Relax in our King Whirlpool room featuring a king sized bed equipped with goose down and Seven Layer Sleep System bedding plus private whirlpool in bathroom. The room also includes a large work desk and 37 inch flat screen TV.

Boardroom Suite
Perfect for a small group meeting, the Boardroom Suite sets itself apart with a large eight person boardroom table. The suite also offers a king sized bed, two comfortable sofas and fold out sleeper, and two flat screen TV’s. An added kitchenette includes a refrigerator and microwave.

Family Suite
You’ll want to book this suite for your family’s next getaway! It features a king sized bed and full bathroom plus separate living room with one sofa sleeper, chair and ottoman. Make yourself at home with two televisions and an added kitchenette featuring a table for four.

Fireplace Suite
This huge suite includes a king sized bed and full bath with private whirlpool hot tub. Relax with friends and family in front of the fireplace in the large living room with full bathroom, kitchen space, and 37 inch flat screen TV’s. Extra sleeping space is included with a sofa sleeper bed!

Family Suite
Family Suite
Fireplace Suite
Unique Features and Amenities:
  • Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms and throughout the hotel
  • 7-Layer Sleep System
  • Guest reception Monday – Thursday
  • Warm homemade cookies available upon arrival Sunday – Thursday
  • Indoor heated pool and hot tub, and 24-hour fitness center
  • Complimentary USA Today newspaper and local calls
  • 24-hour coffee and tea service
Business Travelers

Those traveling on business will enjoy conveniences like access to copy and fax services. On-site meeting rooms are available, and banquet and catering needs are handled with ease by nearby restaurants. Standard, deluxe, boardroom, extended stay and whirlpool suites provide a wide selection of accommodations to meet the needs of every traveler.

 

Meetings + Events

Whether planning a holiday party, wedding reception, or the annual sales meeting, rely on Wildwood’s event-planning expertise. Our professional staff will help you prepare the event. Leave the logistics to us and make your next event in Clive memorable, enjoyable, and most importantly, easy, at Wildwood Lodge.

Take a moment to look over our banquet menu and our hosting facility options.

Clive Meeting Room

Meeting Room Information

Function space includes six flexible setups:

Name Size Area Rounds Class Theater Conference U Banquet
HUDSON BAY 26′ x 27′ 702 sqft 40 32 60 32 24 48
THUNDER BAY 34′ x 30′ 1020 sqft 56 60 100 40 32 80

 

Meeting Services Request

Submit your Meeting Services Request for Proposal and specify your contact and meeting requirements to the Wildwood Lodge in Clive, Iowa today.

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Local Area

Located just 15 minutes west of downtown Des Moines, Wildwood Lodge is within driving distance of many of the area’s top attractions. From casinos to art museums to miniature golf, there’s something for everyone in the West Des Moines area.

Des Moines, Iowa

Entertainment

Adventureland Amusement Park
Enjoy this favorite Midwestern family theme park featuring over 100 rides and entertainment including live music and magic, plus a variety of dining options.
305 34th NW, Altoona, IA (25 minutes from hotel)
(515) 266-2121
www.adventurelandpark.com

Lakeside Casino
Formerly known as Terrible’s Lakeside Casino, this venue has everything from slot machines to table games and everything in between. Lakeside Casino also features live entertainment and a beautiful outdoor theater.
777 Casino Drive, Osceola, IA (35 minutes from hotel)
(641) 342-9511
www.lakesidehotelcasino.com

West Grand Gold Driving Range and Mini Golf Course
Weither you’re looking to improve your swing or spend a fun evening playing a friendly round of miniature golf, you’ll find it all at West Grand Gold.
6450 Raccoon River Drive, West Des Moines, IA (10 minutes from hotel)
(515) 225-7076
www.westgrandgolf.com

7 Flags Event Center
2100 NW 100th Street, Clive, IA 50325
515.276.7003
www.7flags.com

Museums

Des Moines Art Center
This free museum features work from local and international artists, as well as frequent events and film screenings.
4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA (10 minutes from hotel)
(515) 277-4405
www.desmoinesartcenter.org

The Iowa State Historical Museum
This museum celebrates the rich history of Iowa, displaying many historical documents and artifacts, as well as exhibits dedicated to influential Iowans – all with free admission!
600 E. Locust, Des Moines, IA (15 minutes from hotel)
(515) 281-5111
www.iowahistory.org

Science Center Of Iowa and Blank IMAX Dome Theatre
Visitors off all ages take learning into their own hands at this interactive science center for lifelong learners. Enjoy themed exhibits, live demonstrations, a digital planetarium, the Blank IMAX Dome Theater, and much more.
401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy, Des Moines, IA (15 minutes from hotel)
(515) 274-6868
www.sciowa.org

Iowa Hall Of Pride
This high-tech, interactive museum commemorates the great achievements of all Iowans, from scientists, to sports stars, to student athletes.
330 Park Street, Des Moines, IA (15 minutes from hotel)
(515) 280-3211
www.iowahallofpride.com

Living History Farms
At This 500-acre, interactive outdoor museum, visitors are taken through over 300 years of Iowa’s rural traditions and history. Actors interpret the daily routines of Iowans from centuries ago, illustrating the major changes in agricultural technology and farm life.
11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA (5 minutes from hotel)
(515) 278-5286
www.lhf.org

Shopping Centers

Westridge Shopping Center
10201 University Avenue, Clive, IA 50325

Valley West Mall
1551 Valley W Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 225-3631
www.valleywestmall.com

Jordan Creek Town Center
101 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 440-6255
www.jordancreektowncenter.com

Merle Hay Mall
3800 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 276-8551
www.merlehaymall.com

University Park Shopping Center
8801 University Avenue, Clive, Iowa 50325
(877) 701-1700
www.dlcmgmt.com

Other Attractions

Blank Park Zoo
Iowa’s premier zoo covers 25 acres and is home to over 800 exotic animals. Hours depend on the season, and children 2 and under are free!
7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA (20 minutes from hotel)
(515) 285-4722
www.blankparkzoo.com

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about distinctive plants, improve your own gardening skills, or just take in the beauty of tropical and temperate gardens.
909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA (15 minutes from hotel)
(515) 323-8900
www.dmbotanicalgarden.com

Iowa State Fair
Every August, the Iowa State Fair is on the country’s greatest attractions, drawing more than one million visitors annually. Highlights include the Butter Cow, Culinary wonders, live entertainment, and plenty of activities.
E 30th Street & E University Avenue, Des Moines, IA (20 minutes from hotel)
(515) 262-3111
www.iowastatefair.org