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Des Moines Iowa Accommodations

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The Des Moines center point is approximately the area of Walnut Street Bridge and the area of Iowa Events Center.

Des Moines isn't as big as Chicago or Manhattan, but it does have plenty of restaurants and shops to keep you busy. You can explore the downtown area, go for a walk through one of the beautiful parks, and dine at upscale restaurants. When you're done with a fun-filled day in Des Moines, rest your head at a nice hotel in the center of downtown so you can wake up and explore all the happenings in the center of the city. Des Moines is a big city with small-town heart. More from this guide...

Des Moines Hotels/Accommodations

Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel - Des Moines 401 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Expensive property
  • 8 meeting rooms in property
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 80%
  • Most guests thought it was too noisy
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown 101 East Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • Bar is awesome
  • Swimming pool which is always a big hit
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Hyatt Place Des Moines / Downtown
418 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Nice array of pastries
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
Des Moines Marriott Downtown - Des Moines 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • 6 suites in hotel
  • The majority of guests thought it was clean
  • Fantastic staff members
Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown
100 SW Water St., Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • 5 floors in property
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Parking was ok, according to 50%
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown 120 SW Water St., Des Moines, IA 50309
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 41 suites in property
  • Excellent pool
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Quality Inn & Suites Event Center 929 3rd St. Des Moines Ia 50309, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • 2 star hotel
Des Lux Hotel : 800 Locust St. 800 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • 3 conference rooms in property
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Hotel Fort Des Moines in Des Moines
1000 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 234 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Wifi quality could be improved
  • About half of guests thought the building wasn't nice
Holiday Inn Downtown 1050 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 8 meeting rooms in property
  • Breakfast is mediocre
  • Room is all right
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown 333 SW 11th St., Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Shuttle to airport available
Holiday Inn Express at Drake 1140 24t St., Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Inexpensive Suburban property
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
  • Most guests said the wifi quality was bad
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (Fairgrounds) in Des Moines 410 East 30th St., Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Low Cost Rural hotel
  • Hotel has 69 rooms
  • Hot tub was not working
  • Good location
Hampton Inn by Hilton - Des Moines 5001 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Days Inn & Suites 1901 Hackley Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Terrific location
  • Friendly atmosphere
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Americinn Des Moines Airport 1920 Hackley Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Cheap Airport hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Ramada Des Moines Airport Hotel - Des Moines 1810 Army Post Rd., Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Affordable Airport property
  • 6 suites in hotel
  • Average beds
  • Could use a good cleaning
Quality Inn & Suites in Des Moines
5231 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Inexpensive Airport hotel
  • 55 rooms in property
  • No breakfast
  • Hotel buildings are poor, as are the bathrooms
Baymont Inn & Suites Des Moines : 4685 NE 14th St.
4685 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313
  • Cheap Highway property
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
  • Rooms could be larger
Airport Holiday Inn 6111 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Three Star Airport property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Furnishings old
  • Breakfast included
Rodeway Inn in Des Moines
5020 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313
  • Low Cost Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 62 rooms
  • Great location
  • Easily accessible by car
Doubletree by Hilton Des Moines Airport : 6800 Fleur Dr. 6800 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • 10 suites in property
  • Great location
  • Good night sleep
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Days Inn 1258 8th St., West Des Moines, IA 50265 ~4.89 miles west of Des Moines
  • Inexpensive Suburban property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Didn't have eggs
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites in Des Moines
4755 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322
  • 2 star Highway property
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Bathroom could be bigger
  • Excellent parking and car access
Quality Inn & Suites in Des Moines 4995 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322
  • Three Star hotel
  • 111 sleeping rooms in hotel
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One great thing about Des Moines is that it's only a day's drive from Chicago, presenting the perfect opportunity for day trips to the windy city. Of course, you won't want to miss everything Des Moines has to offer, such as free festivals, outdoor concerts, and a happening art scene. You can find events going on all year in this laid-back Midwest city. If possible, try to book a hotel connected to the skywalk so you don't have to drive as much.

Des Moines is also known for its fabulous farmers markets. You can attend one every Saturday morning from May to October. Plus, there are indoor farmers markets during the winter on a smaller scale. One of the best things about the farmers markets in Des Moines is that you can buy everything from fresh produce and flowers to farm-raised meat and ready-to-eat meals, like burritos. If you've never been to Des Moines, the farmers market is one thing you have to experience.

When to Visit Des Moines, IA

People travel to Des Moines year-round for various reasons. However, the most popular time to visit this city is during summer because of the warm weather in the mid 70s to 80s. Several festivals happen in Des Moines between July and August, and you can take advantage of the biking trails and parks without the need for a jacket. The East Village is always a great place to visit.

Fall is also a wonderful time to visit Des Moines because of the foliage. There are several gardens and parks throughout the city that have flowers and other plants on display. You can spend hours taking pictures and enjoying the beautiful landscape. Most people don't visit Des Moines during the winter, but there are skiing and snowmobiling options for those who want to do that.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Des Moines, IA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Des Moines

Des Moines, IA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. nightly cost trends by star rating class in Des Moines, IA. Browse these illustrations to calculate the best time period to stay in Des Moines for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Des Moines, IA

4 Star Average Prices: $107.70

Most of the hotels in Des Moines are on the affordable side because the city is not a major tourist destination. However, you can find luxury options, such as the Des Lux Hotel. It is centrally located to downtown and a favorite pick of people looking for a romantic night because of the spa options. Guests can also enjoy the bar lounge area, 24-hour fitness facilities, and free breakfast. Plus, Des Lux Hotel is centrally located for convenience.

Another great place to stay if you're looking for luxury is the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and it is a landmark of the city. The inside exudes luxury and the hotel is conveniently located on the climate-controlled skywalk for easy access to the Iowa Events Center, Civic Center, and Wells Fargo Arena in Downtown Des Moines. Many people choose to stay at the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel because it offers 12,000 square feet of space for conferences and other events, such as weddings.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Des Moines

Affordable Hotel Options in Des Moines, IA

3 Star Average Prices: $114.71

The cost of living in Des Moines is relatively low in comparison to most of the U.S. However, that doesn't mean all the hotels have low prices. You still want to shop around for the best rates. If you're willing to drive to downtown instead of staying in the city center, you can find the best deals on hotels. Of course, if you don't plan on driving, a hotel in the center of the city can save you money since you can walk to a lot of attractions. You'll have to decide the best hotel option for your situation.

Some of the lowest-cost options include the Rodeway Inn Des Moines, Cozy Rest Motel, and Extend A Suites. However, don't expect grand accommodations at these hotels. Look for hotels that offer free breakfast to give you the best bang for your buck.

One of the most affordable hotels in Des Moines is the Days Inn & Suites that serves the airport. It is business friendly and family friendly, with free Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast. The rooms at the Days Inn & Suites are standard but comfortable with all the amenities you truly need. Since the hotel is near the airport, you can easily rent a car to get to downtown, too.

Ramada offers two affordable hotels in Des Moines: The Ramada Hotel Des Moines Airport and Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center. The Ramada at the airport is also near Blank Park Zoo and gives you all the amenities you need to relax after a busy day. The Ramada Tropics Resort offers similar accommodation a little outside the city in Urbandale.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Des Moines

2 Star Average Prices: $81.88

2 Star Hotel Prices in Des Moines

Where are the real discounts in Des Moines

If you're an AAA member, a senior citizen, or you serve in the armed forces, you can receive discounted rates at certain hotels in Des Moines. Discount options are available from the Embassy Suites Hotel, Residence Inn by Marriott, Quality Inn & Suites Event, and Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Downtown. Of course, you can ask any hotel where you want to stay if they offer special discounts — it doesn't hurt to ask. Check out for a quick list of hotels that offer these types of discounts.

Des Moines Marriott Downtown is one of the more upscale hotel offerings in the city, but you can stay there affordably if you can get a discount. It is family friendly and business-friendly. Plus, it is part of the Marriott Rewards Program, so you can save money if you are a member. Also, ask about AAA discounts and discounts for seniors. Many of the rooms at the Marriott provide great city views, along with all the deluxe accommodations you'd expect from a hotel. The earlier you book this hotel, the more money you can save.

Best Value Options in Des Moines, IA

If you're looking for a midrange hotel that offers great value, the Hyatt Place hotel is located in downtown Des Moines. This gives guests easy access to downtown's skywalk system, as well as the East Village. The location of the Hyatt Place definitely adds value to this hotel. The furnishings and decorations at the Hyatt Place are modern and comfortable and guests will enjoy the on-site amenities, including a pool and fitness room.

Another best value option in Des Moines is the Embassy Suites hotel in the downtown area. All of the rooms feature kitchenettes with microwaves and refrigerators, as well as sofabeds, LCD TVs, Wi-Fi, and other nice amenities. The Embassy Suites hotel also has an on-site restaurant, fitness center, and indoor pool to make your stay better. You can order breakfast for free and enjoy the bar and lounge area in the evening. The Embassy Suites hotel takes care of everything for you, so you don't have to worry about a thing.

Top Des Moines, IA, Destinations

Even though Des Moines is not a top destination for tourists in the Midwest, there are still plenty of attractions to keep you busy and having fun. Championship golf courses abound, and there are tons of bike trails within the city limits. Des Moines is truly a beautiful place to visit. If you have time during your stay, take a stroll through Better Homes and Gardens' Test Garden and the Botanical Center. Iowa State Fairgrounds is also beautiful and a fun place to go if events are going on.

The art scene in Des Moines also provides plenty of opportunities for tourists. For instance, the Des Moines Art Center displays tons of contemporary artwork, and there is a beautiful landscape outside the door where you can take nice pictures. The John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park also features artwork from around the world. The park is in the middle of downtown and an easy walk from many of the hotels in Des Moines.

If you're looking for more things to do, you can attend a performance at the Civic Center, visit Blank Park Zoo, find some fun wineries and breweries, or check out some trendy restaurants. The Django restaurant gets rave reviews and Zombie Burger is definitely fun.

Des Moines offers a variety of hotel options to make your stay perfect, whether you're traveling on a tight budget or you're looking for deluxe accommodations that put you in the center of all the action. For convenience, pick a hotel near the downtown area. This will give you the most time to explore all that Des Moines has to offer.

Verified reviews of the city of Des Moines

Below are reviews of the city of Des Moines, IA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Near Des Moines"
Score 5.0 / 5

Ankeny is a nice town...spread out, nice scenic countryside and little traffic.

Heather J., from 26-Apr-2016
"Always Enjoy Coming Back"
Score 5.0 / 5

Been here lots so nice town

Kathryn P., from 19-Feb-2016
"A Likable Place"
Score 4.0 / 5

Many excellent restaurants are nearby, there is a great shopping area nearby and the city has nice museums and sightseeing venues.

Luz P., from 14-Oct-2015
"When in Des Moines"
Score 4.0 / 5

Very friendly city with lots to do and great places to eat.

Robert G., from 10-Aug-2015
"Full of Life"
Score 4.0 / 5

There are excellent restaurants and many things to see and do. This city has numerous outdoor activities and beautiful, well maintained public parks, running trails and bike paths.

Luz P., from 17-Sep-2014
"Something to love about"
Score 4.0 / 5

The downtown area is something to love about. It is within walking distance to so many eateries and shops.

Barbara S., from 06-Aug-2014
"Des Moines IA is great for car shows."
Score 5.0 / 5

I was at the Goodguy's Car Show. I had a great time, and I plan on going back.

Patricia W., from 06-Jul-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Des Moines, IA shown above is 4.4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
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