Best Self Storage Units in Ankeny, IA

In order to pick the top 11 storage units companies in Ankeny, we looked at all 105 facilities in the area, including an in-depth review of each company’s amenities, features, and customer reviews.

Our Selection Criteria

Our goal is to connect people with the best local storage facilities. We analyzed every single storage facility in the area and rated them based on 30 different variables to pick the best storage unit facilities in Ankeny.

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  • 1. Customer Service

    A record of outstanding customer reviews and service.

  • 2. Amenities

    Offers the most important features popular with customers.

  • 3. Location

    Multiple nearby facilities for maximum convenience.

  • 4. Professionalism

    A reputation of honest and reliable business practices.

The 11 Best Storage Facilities in Ankeny

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AAA Storage, Inc.

2175 N Ankeny Boulevard Ankeny, IA 50023

Established in 1995, AAA Storage features climate-controlled units, drive-up and exterior access, and units with double doors. It also has standard units available. Units range in sizes between 25 square feet to 375 square feet, and complimentary moving carts are available. The facility is surrounded by perimeter fencing with electric entry and digital surveillance systems. On-site staff and property managers are available seven days per week during office hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Access hours are between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. 24-hour access is possible on request. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Tenants are dazzled by the facility’s cleanliness, appreciate the ease of access and the staff’s professionalism. One renter stated, “This is the cleanest, conveniently set up and professionally run of any storage facilities I have used. I highly recommend it.”

Affordable Family Storage - MLK

3401 Martin Luther King Junior Parkway Des Moines, IA 50310

Affordable Family Storage is a storage facility in Des Moines that features indoor, temperature-controlled units ranging in small sizes of 5’x5’ to large units of 10’x20’. Units are ground level, and hand carts and dollies are available to use for free. The gated facility is monitored with 24-hour video surveillance and requires a keypad code for entry. It offers month-to-month prorated leases, and moving supplies, storage unit locks, and furniture coverings are available to purchase. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on the weekends, with access from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Customers frequently comment on how “friendly and willing to help” the staff is. They appreciate the facility’s cleanliness. According to one customer, “Great facility. Cleanest storage I've seen in Des Moines.”

Ankeny Mini Storage

705 SE Dalbey Drive Ankeny, IA 50021

Locally owned and operated, Ankeny Mini Storage mini-storage supplies units in small sizes from 5’x10’ to garage-sized units up to 10’x25’. Outdoor spaces are available for camper or RV storage. All units have ground-floor, drive-up access, and wide driveways for easy loading and unloading. The first month is free on 12-month leases, and a full-time manager is available after office hours as needed. Security includes a gated fence with key-coded entry and digital surveillance. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Storage supplies such as dollies, furniture coverings, and padlocks are available for purchase. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

In five-star reviews, renters often mention the staff’s professionalism and kindness and their “excellent service.” One review stated, “Clean units, friendly staff & always willing to help! Definitely rent from here!”

Ankeny-Central Iowa Self Storage

1673 NE 70th Avenue Ankeny, IA 50021

Located just off Highway 69, Ankeny-Central Iowa Self Storage has 24/7 admission, wide drive aisles, and semi-trailer access. It features perimeter fences, exterior lighting, 24-hour video surveillance, and security alarms on every unit. Units range in size from 5’x10’ to 10’x40’ and have extra-large doors that are 8’ tall and 9’ wide. Units for RV and boat storage are available in sizes 12’x40’ to 12’x50’. These units feature power door openers, extra-large doors, interior lighting, and long drive approaches for ease of storage. Garage door openers and electricity are also available. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Customers appreciate the customer service and the convenience of the location.

ClearHome Storage - Ankeny

1519 S Ankeny Boulevard Ankeny, IA 50023

Remotely operated, ClearHome Storage - Ankeny is located on Ankeny Avenue just north of Des Moines Area Community College. Units are available to lease 24/7 through the company’s website or via their call center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admittance hours are between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. All units are ground floor and range in size from 5’x10’ to 14’x30’ with drive-up access. The well-lit facility features proximity fences, coded entry, and 24-hour surveillance. Management may be contacted during office hours Monday through Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Customers frequently commented on the ease of renting units and how simple it was to take care of problems over the phone. They appreciate the “reasonably priced” clean facility. One renter said, "Nice and secure place to store belongings."

CubeSmart Self Storage - Des Moines

1901 E University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50316

Located on University Avenue near Ashfield Park, CubeSmart Self Storage offers clean climate-controlled interior units for storage needs. Units are available in various sizes, from 4’x5’ to 15’x15’ units. The facility provides free use of dollies and wide aisles. Bright internal and external lighting and 24/7 video surveillance help keep the facility secure. Insurance and moving and packing supplies are available to purchase. CubeSmart offers month-to-month leases and military discounts. Gate hours are daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., with office hours from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Renters praise CubeSmart for its customer service, cleanliness, and the availability of pushcarts. One said, "The facility is very clean. It’s climate-controlled, and they provide carts for you to use in each drive-in bay." Another said, “They were very helpful!!” Customers also like the convenience of the location.

Green Acres Storage

225 NW Autumn Crest Drive Ankeny, IA 50023

Green Acres Storage in Ankeny offers units from sizes 5’x3’ to 10’x30’ in a clean, climate-controlled facility. It features an enclosed and heated drive-through garage for loading and unloading, two oversized elevators, and complimentary moving carts. Security includes requiring a personal code at the entrance, motion detection systems, surveillance, and a well-lit interior with bright exterior lighting. Cylinder locks secure each unit, and customers can add personal locks for additional security. It also has packing and moving supplies available as well as discount moving truck rentals. Customer access is between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Customers have nothing but praise for Green Acres Storage customer service. They appreciate how clean and secure the facility is and love the drive-in loading and unloading area. One customer stated, "From day one, I've been so happy with the customer service, rates, security, and more."

Keo Storage

1800 Keosauqua Way Des Moines, IA 50314

Located in the Des Moine metro area, Keo Storage is just outside of downtown off University Avenue near the Basilica of St. John. It offers 24/7 access to make it easy for tenants who live in nearby apartments to store or retrieve their items. The secure facility offers well-lit corridors and interior units from small to large, with roll-up doors, depending on the renter’s needs. It has reasonable rates at only a phone call away and no hidden fees. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Customers like the price of the units and how clean the facility is. Many customers mention how nice the owner is. “Jerry, the owner is a super good guy and will work with you,” says one renter.

LockBox Storage

3600 SE Gateway Drive Grimes, IA 50111

LockBox Storage, located in Grimes, offers month-to-month leases, has 24-hour online payment and rental, and has friendly, professional staff. The facility provides ground-floor units in sizes from 25 square feet to 300 square feet, and units 12’ wide by 14' tall, with drive-up access and paved drive lanes. Renters can choose climate or non-climate-controlled units, some with electricity and lighting, and RV or boat storage is available. Security features cameras, electronic gate access, and bright exterior lighting. The facility accepts packages, rents hand carts and dollies, and sells packing supplies during the office hours of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Gate access is from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

“Very friendly and helpful staff” is a common compliment of many customers. Renters like the units’ cleanliness and security praise how easy it is to rent units via the website and comment on the ease of access.


Multiple Locations

StorageMart on Ankeny Boulevard features indoor climate-controlled and standard units and parking storage for vehicles, boats, and RVs. A wide variety of unit sizes are available from 5’x5’ to 20’x10’, and indoor units or 5’x5’ to 20’x30 standard units and leases are month-to-month. All units are ground level, and standard units feature drive-up access. The fenced, well-lit facility requires keypad access and features motion sensor lighting and 24-hour surveillance. StorageMart’s office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with gate hours Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Customers are impressed by the staff's professionalism and customer service, who are well informed and very helpful. Customers enjoy the reasonable prices, and others appreciate the ease of access. A customer said, “Even on a busy weekend, it was really easy for me to get a storage unit. Really nice people at the front desk."

Urban Heights Storage

6715 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322

Around the corner from Merle Hay Mall, Urban Heights Storage offers a wide selection of climate-controlled units in sizes from 20 square feet to 300 square feet. Most units feature roll-up doors, with many having drive-up access. Non-climate controlled units and RV and vehicle parking areas are also available. Security features include a fenced and gated facility, security cameras, and keyless gate entry. The facility utilizes the Storage Genie app on Bluetooth-enabled smartphones for hands-free entry. Storage access hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and there is a 24-hour self-service kiosk for bill pay. Office hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

No written reviews are available at this time.

The Cost of Self Storage in Ankeny, AL

The average costs of storage units in Ankeny are below the state and national averages for the most common storage unit sizes. Storage unit costs will vary depending on the various amenities the facility offers, so shop around to make sure you’re only paying for what you need.

The average cost of storage units in Ankeny compared to state and national averages
Size of Storage Unit City Average State Average National Average
5×5 $38 $40 $41
5×10 $43 $56 $59
10×10 $54 $76 $95
10×15 $66 $90 $114
10×20 $89 $116 $133