I took a group of people to this hotel and we were treated with the utmost care. The manager was there to greet us and even when we had problems, he was quick to resolve them. On our return trip, he was also on duty and he remembered us and once again delivered great service.
The hotel is older and many parts are in need of repair (our shower did not drain well, the table was wobbly) but there is true care and concern so I would stay here again. Breakfast is included and there are several choices ranging from bagels to cereal and juice. Pretty much your standard amenities.
Given this is located off the Interstate, it is very convenient for traveling. I would highly recommend the Days Inn in Ankeny, IA.