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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Indianola, IA

Exterior of Country Inn & Suites, Indianola
Lobby with intricate wood paneling and light green couches in front of a fireplace
Room with a king bed, a red arm chair and a tan couch with yellow and gray cushions
Breakfast room with blue cabinets, assorted cereals, fresh fruit and oatmeal
Indoor pool surrounded by white chairs and large windows


Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Indianola, IA
501 East Trail Ridge Avenue
Indianola , IA 50125


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  • • Free Breakfast
  • • High-speed Internet
  • • Indoor Pool
  • • Fitness Center
  • • Suites
  • • Business Center


Stay near Simpson College and Des Moines

Explore exciting Des Moines from your comfortable home base at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Indianola, IA, located just 18 miles south of this most populous city in Iowa. While in Des Moines, visit Blank Park Zoo or the Des Moines Art Center, or enjoy nearby attractions like Summerset Winery, the National Balloon Museum or the Des Moines Metro Opera, just minutes away from your hotel room. You can also travel less than two miles to Simpson College for a tour or a campus event. We can help you unwind and recharge in between every adventure with an indoor pool and a fitness center. In town for work? We also offer a business center and free Internet access to help you be productive.

Hotel Amenities & Services
Start every day of your stay with an energizing workout in the fitness center, followed by a refreshing swim in the heated indoor pool, and then head to the dining room for a free hot breakfast. Need to prepare for an afternoon meeting in Des Moines? Stop by the on-site business center to check in with the office or to put the final touches on a financial report. Amenities and services include:

  • Complimentary, Hot Be Our Guest Breakfast
  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool

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Our Rooms & Suites
Designed to help you feel at home, our 71 rooms include refrigerators, microwaves and coffeemakers. Snuggle up on your comfortable bed to watch an HBO movie on your flat-panel TV or surf the Web using free Internet access. Standard in-room amenities include:

  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Coffeemaker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cable TV with Premium Programming and HBO

If you're in town for a while, book our Extended-stay Suite with all standard amenities, a separate bedroom with a king bed and these extras:

  • Pullout Sofa Bed
  • Sitting Area
  • Kitchenette with Dining Table

Where to Eat While You're Here
Top a waffle with butter and syrup or enjoy eggs and toast at our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast. Help yourself to a second cup of coffee to get you fueled for exploring nearby attractions, shopping or attending meetings in Indianola or Des Moines. Later, you can enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the nearby restaurants such as Brickhouse Tavern and Deng's Garden.

Things to Do in Indianola
Bustling Des Moines, with its art and history museums and entertainment venues, is just minutes away. Our hotel off U.S. 65N/U.S. 69N provides easy access to the Des Moines Metro Opera House, Blank Park Zoo and the Des Moines Art Center, or you can stay close by the hotel to attend events at Simpson College or discover these popular attractions:

Buxton Park Arboretum - Go for a stroll through the beautiful Buxton Park Arboretum, featuring just over five acres of ornamental gardens, butterfly gardens, sculptures and more. The park, about a mile and a half away from the hotel, offers opportunities for picnicking and photography.

National Balloon Museum - Drive less than two miles to learn all about the history of hot-air ballooning through the exhibits and collections at this museum. Be sure to browse the Ballooning Hall of Fame.

Summerset Winery - Take the short 5.8-mile drive to Summerset Winery to sample wines made with locally sourced grapes. Enjoy a tour of the facilities and be sure to pick up a bottle of your favorite vintage.

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Groups & Meetings
Invite up to 48 people for an event in our hotel's flexible meeting space, conveniently located about 15 miles from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) for your fly-in guests. When you book an event, you can take advantage of free high-speed Internet access, a large wall-mounted TV with laptop connectivity and off-site catering options.

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100% Non-Smoking Facility