Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown

333 SW 11th St., Des Moines, IA 50309 United States (USA) near Exit 135 on I-80 (~4.9mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
2.5 Star Property
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  • Our hotel comes with an outdoor pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • Avg. Group Discount of 4.8%!
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 102 rooms in property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 10.0/10

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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all discounts available. The chart provides the cheapest public rates available by room type.

Local Attractions

Waveland Golf Course (5 miles), Science Center of Iowa (2 miles), Des Moines (2 miles), Iowa State Fairgrounds (5 miles), Jordan Creek Town Center (15 miles), Adventureland Park (19 miles), Iowa Event Center (2 miles)

Verified Reviews of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Friendly Staff"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Your rooms are very cleanly and inviting. I must note that your staff is very friendly and does everything necessary to make the stay of their guests more enjoyable. I would like to give a shout out to the young man who was running the front desk when I checked out and arrived. He worked a shift on 6/26, until 11pm. This same associate was also their for a shift on 6/27, at 7am. Even with these overwhelming hours, your associate was friendly and helpful. You're are lucky to have him!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
29-Jun-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jun 26 to Sat Jun 27 2020 at a $120.99 average nightly rate.
"Hate the climate control. Won’t stay again."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
We were unable to comfortably adjust the thermostat and fan. The fan would not stay on and it became very warm in the room. This made for an uncomfortable night of sleep.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
23-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Sep 21 to Sun Sep 22 2019 at a $187.99 average nightly rate.
4.5 out of 5. Based on 105 guest reviews

Property Description

About Our Hotel Welcome to the new Holiday Inn Express - Des Moines Downtown. Premiering the new Formula Blue concept, Des Moines' newest hotel is located within the newly developed Gray's Landing. The hotel is centrally located just south of Martin Luther King Highway, right outside of Downtown Des Moines and only 4.2 miles from Des Moines International Airport. Business travelers can benefit from the close proximity of our Holiday Inn Express - Des Moines Downtown to many nearby companies including Wells Fargo and Principal Financial Group. Our nonsmoking Holiday Inn Express - Des MoinesDowntown offers easy access to attractions including the Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa Events Center, Blank Museum, Principal Park and the Des Moines River.Hotel guests can enjoy a plethora of onsite amenities and family friendly accommodations including a variety of room and suite types, an indoor pool, Suite Shop, flexible meeting space, on-site laundry, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and complimentary Express Start breakfast. Guests can also experience our onsite health club fully equipped with state of the art equipment newly designed with your health and wellness in mind. Guests will experience a cool hotel, blending the traditional Holiday Inn Express standards with the savvy new Formula Blue look and feel

Green Sustainability

Yes Greener Stay Program

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: Noon
Year of Last Renovation: 2016
Floors: 4
Rooms: 102
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 102
Handicap Rooms: 10
Suites: 31
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 500 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 25 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 2.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.3 Mi
Pool Info:
Large indoor pool 6 am - 11 pm
Ownership: Sherman Associates
Policies / Expenses
24 hours
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: 0
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 5.00%
Occupancy Tax: 7.00%

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Child facilities
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Golf course on hotel grounds
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Microwave in room
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Tennis court
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

4.2 miles with complementary airport shuttle

Local Shuttle Info: Complementary shuttle within a 2 mile radius of hotel

Breakfast Information

Complementary Hot Breakfast consisting of bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, omelets, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit and yogurt.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pet Friendly on lease $25 first nights and then $5 for each additional night

Parking Info

Free parking!

Internet / WiFI


About Holiday Inn Express

  • Free Express Start Breakfast Bar offering eggs, omelets, bacon and sausage, and their signature cinnamon rolls just to name a few
  • Have their own 100% Arabica Smart Roast Coffee
  • Free high-speed internet service in every room
  • eHost Online Concierge Service where guests can learn about hotel amenities, major airlines nearby, up-to-date local weather and even car rental services
  • Perfect for the business traveler on the go, Holiday Inn Express offers 24/7 fax & photocopy services
  • Unlimited free local and toll-free calls

The Holiday Inn Express highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown

Rate fluctuations of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown

The graph above is seasonality of room rates for both our group quotes and the lowest online individual rates our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was entered. The best group deal shown is 15.2% in March 2019 and the highest average individual rate is $190 in the month of March 2019. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown.

Feel free to use the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Des Moines event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Gray's Landing 1 x 1 x 10 425--/----24161810--/--4725--
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Gray's Landing

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
425 Sq. Mi
1 x 1 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • WIFI Internet
  • LAN Internet
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
Photo of Gray's Landing

FAQs about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is Noon based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown have?

There are 102 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown?

Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown?

Complementary Hot Breakfast consisting of bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, omelets, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit and yogurt.

What parking is available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown?

Free parking!

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Is there a gym at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a pool at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Large indoor pool 6 am - 11 pm.


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