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Hotels Near Iowa State Fairgrounds - Des Moines Iowa

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The Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, are fairgrounds that spread over 450 acres, including 160 acres of camping grounds. The fairgrounds are filled with vendors and carnival rides during the 11 days of the Iowa State Fair each summer. But throughout the rest of the year, the fairgrounds plays host to other exciting events, including concerts, trade shows, auto shows, and much more. More from this guide...

Lodging & Accommodations close by Iowa State Fairgrounds

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (Fairgrounds)
+1-888-389-4121
410 East 30th St., Des Moines, IA 50317 ~0.42 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
~7 minute walk
  • Low Cost Rural hotel
  • 69 rooms in property
  • Comfortable beds
  • Staff was nice
Woodspring Suites
+1-888-675-2083
1525 Metro East Dr., Pleasant Hill, IA 50327 ~2.81 miles east of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Two star Highway property
  • 105 rooms in hotel
Sleep Inn & Suites
+1-800-716-8490
5850 Morningstar Court, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327 ~3.09 miles east of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Economy Highway hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Vibe was good
  • Average amenities
AC Hotel Des Moines East Village : 401 East Grand Ave.
+1-800-805-5223
401 East Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~3.23 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 3:00PM
From$129
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Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown : 201 East Locust St.
+1-888-965-1860
201 East Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~3.34 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
From$122
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown
+1-888-788-5576
101 East Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~3.40 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 234 rooms in hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown : 120 SW Water St.
+1-888-897-9207
120 SW Water St., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~3.55 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 41 suites in hotel
  • Perfectly clean
  • Clean
From$98
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Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown
+1-888-311-4278
100 SW Water St., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~3.55 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
  • Average value
  • Most guests thought, the hotel was modern
Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center in Des Moines
+1-888-469-4795
929 3rd St. Des Moines Ia 50309, Des Moines, IA 50309 ~3.63 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Inexpensive Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3:00PM
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Downtown
+1-888-734-9421
207 Crocker St., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~3.64 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Economical Downtown hotel
  • 91 rooms in hotel
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
+1-888-841-5292
435 Park St., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~3.78 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • 4-star hotel
  • 330 rooms in hotel
Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel - Des Moines
+1-888-455-5160
401 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~3.79 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Three Star property
Surety Hotel : 206 6th Ave.
+1-888-965-8297
206 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~3.90 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • 3 star hotel
  • Fitness center on property
Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Campus in Des Moines
+1-888-906-6358
1050 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314 ~3.92 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 11 floors in property
Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtwn
+1-888-749-6785
418 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~3.93 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 4 meeting rooms in hotel
From$144
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Des Moines Marriott Downtown : 700 Grand Ave.
+1-888-878-9982
700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~3.98 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • 33 floors in property
From$75
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Des Lux Hotel : 800 Locust St.
+1-888-389-4485
800 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~4.03 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 3 meeting rooms in property
From$179
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Hotel Fort Des Moines Curio Collection by Hilton - Des Moines
+1-888-389-4121
1000 Walnut Steet, Des Moines, IA 50309 ~4.17 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown : 333 SW 11th St.
+1-888-675-2083
333 SW 11th St., Des Moines, IA 50309 ~4.20 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 102 rooms in property
From$99
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Baymont Inn & Suites North in Des Moines
+1-800-716-8490
4685 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313 ~4.27 miles northwest of Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Low-priced Highway hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
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1. Woodspring SuitesThe Woodspring Suites is an in demand 2 star hotel located approx. 2.8 miles east of Iowa State Fairgrounds and approximately a 5 min. car ride. With a aggregate guest review score of 4 out of 5, this makes it one of the first-class lodging options close to Iowa State Fairgrounds.4 /5 Guest Reviews
2. Sleep Inn & SuitesThe Sleep Inn & Suites is a popular 2-Star hotel located approx. 3.1 miles east of Iowa State Fairgrounds and roughly a 6 minute drive or uber ride. Recent hotel guests gave this hotel a verified guest score of 4/5.4 /5 Guest Reviews
3. AC Hotel Des Moines East VillageThe AC Hotel Des Moines East Village is a 3-Star hotel located about 3.2 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds and roughly a 6 minute car ride. With a average guest review rating of 4.5/5, this makes it one of the most outstanding accommodations near Iowa State Fairgrounds.4.5 /5 Guest Reviews
4. Staybridge Suites Des Moines DowntownThe Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown is a popular 3 star hotel located approx. 3.3 miles west of Iowa State Fairgrounds and about a 6 min. drive. Recent guests gave this hotel an avg. guest review rating of 4.5 out of 5.4.5 /5 Guest Reviews
5. Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines DowntownThe Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown is a favored 3-Star hotel located ~3.4 mi. west of Iowa State Fairgrounds and approx. a 6 minute drive by car. With a verified guest score of 4.5/5, this makes it one of the most outstanding hotel options nearby Iowa State Fairgrounds.4.5 /5 Guest Reviews

5 Best Hotels near Iowa State Fairgrounds

What Are the Best Affordable Hotels Near the Iowa State Fairgrounds?

You'll find several affordable hotels near the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, although some offer better amenities than the rest. One of these top affordable hotels is the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds, which is a 5-minute drive from the fairgrounds. Guest rooms at the hotel feature mini fridges and flat-screen TVs with cable programming, as well as desks, safes, and complimentary Wi-Fi access to keep you and your family connected on the go. Enjoy the hotel's express check-out, free on-site self-parking, spa tub, and complimentary continental breakfast served each morning.

Cozy Rest Motel is another great budget-friendly option for your stay. It is within a 10-minute drive of the Iowa State Capitol Building and about 3 miles from the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Guest rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, irons and ironing boards, and daily turndown service. On top of that, the free self-parking on-site and the 24-hour front desk make your stay easier.

What Are Some Luxury Hotels Near the Iowa State Fairgrounds?

For the ultimate accommodation, check out these incredible luxury hotels near the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.

Hotel Renovo, less than 12 miles from the Iowa State Fairgrounds, is located in the suburbs of the city. Guest rooms here include iPod docking stations and mini fridges, as well as TVs with cable programming, complimentary weekday newspapers, and bathrooms with designer toiletries and hair dryers. Families and adults alike will love the indoor pool, spa tub, 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary shuttle that takes guests to nearby destinations.

Grab a drink at Hotel Renovo's bar, or stay in and enjoy room service. The hotel also provides a free roundtrip airport shuttle service during limited hours to make your stay that much more convenient.

The Revel Hotel Des Moines Urbandale, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is also within 12 miles of the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Guest rooms here include flat-screen TVs with cable programming, complimentary wired and Wi-Fi internet access, coffee and tea makers, bathrooms with complimentary toiletries and hair dryers, and phones with free local calls. Take in the view from the hotel's terrace, or make use of the 24-hour fitness center. What's more, you can grab a bite at the Revel Lounge, which serves guests of the Revel Hotel.

What Are the Best Discount Options Near the Iowa State Fairgrounds?

There are several discount options near the Iowa State Fairgrounds that will help you make more of your trip.

The Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown in Des Moines offers discounts to members of the military and government workers. Centrally located in Des Moines, this hotel features guest rooms that come with kitchens that include stovetops, microwaves, and full-sized refrigerators. You can use these tools to prepare meals and snacks in your room, allowing you to save even more during your stay. In addition, wired and Wi-Fi internet access is free, and families will also be treated to 43-inch LED TVs with digital programming.

Enjoy the hotel's indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, and spa tub, as well as the complimentary reception held on select days. A free buffet breakfast is served on weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and on weekends from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown offers senior discounts. Located in the historic East Village of Des Moines, this hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Iowa Events Center and less than a mile from the Wells Fargo Arena. Enjoy guest rooms with premium bedding and furnished sofa beds, mini refrigerators, microwaves, 37-inch LCD TVs with satellite programming, and Wi-Fi internet access (available for a surcharge).

Families will love the amenities at the Embassy Suites, including an indoor pool, complimentary Wi-Fi access, a 24-hour fitness center, and a complimentary shuttle that operates within 2 miles of the hotel. Enjoy a meal at Liberty's, the hotel restaurant, and grab the complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast available each day.

What Is There To See and Do at the Iowa State Fair?

If you're in town for the Iowa State Fair held each year over 11 days in August, there is so much to see and do. Enjoy shopping, an incredible variety of food options, carnival rides, art shows, agricultural competitions, and much more.

The Iowa State Fair was founded in 1854 and has been held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds site since 1886. The fair is one of the most famous and largest state fairs in the United States, and attracts more than one million visitors annually.

In the Agricultural Building, you can check out the butter cow, which has been a staple of the Iowa State Fair since H. K. Daniels first sculpted one in 1911. Since 1960, Norma "Duffy" Lyon has been sculpting fantastic butter figures, including not just all six breeds of dairy cows, but also butter versions of Peanuts characters, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Grant Wood's American Gothic, Garth Brooks, Iowa native John Wayne, and even a butter version of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.

You'll also have the chance to enjoy various food offerings at more than 200 food stands on the Iowa State Fair site, ranging from healthy and gluten-free meals to fry options. The fair is famous for its food on a stick, including distinctive deep-fried versions of cheesecake, Oreos, Snickers, and even fried Cokes. Try out a pickle dawg, a ham, or pastrami with cream cheese and a pickle and butter: first introduced to the fair in 2011. Other exciting food options include pork chop, the Buffalo chicken chimichanga, and bacon-wrapped hot dogs dipped in cornmeal batter.

Whether you're in town for the Iowa State Fair or for something else — a concert, a trade show, or business — there are a wide variety of accommodations near the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. From luxury hotels to budget-friendly options, you'll find something here for you and your family.

FAQs about hotels near Iowa State Fairgrounds

What are the most favored hotels near Iowa State Fairgrounds?

AC Hotel Des Moines East Village, Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown and Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels near Iowa State Fairgrounds?

Hilton Des Moines Downtown, Des Moines Marriott Downtown and Hotel Fort Des Moines Curio Collection by Hilton are the top 3 luxury hotels near Iowa State Fairgrounds.

What hotels are closest to the area of Iowa State Fairgrounds?

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (Fairgrounds), Woodspring Suites, and Sleep Inn & Suites are the properties closest to Iowa State Fairgrounds.

How much does a cheap hotel near Iowa State Fairgrounds cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel near Iowa State Fairgrounds can be as cheap as $88.51 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel near Iowa State Fairgrounds cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel near Iowa State Fairgrounds has been $111.42 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a luxury hotel near Iowa State Fairgrounds cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel near Iowa State Fairgrounds has been $149.50 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels near Iowa State Fairgrounds?

Des Lux Hotel and Surety Hotel are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels near Iowa State Fairgrounds?

Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Altoona, Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown and Des Moines Marriott Downtown are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels near Iowa State Fairgrounds?

Woodspring Suites, Sleep Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels near Iowa State Fairgrounds?

Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown and Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Campus are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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