Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel

1050 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314 United States (USA) near Exit 135 on I-80 (~3.7mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
3.0 Star Property
41.596745-93.625880
+1-800-760-7718
IHG launches IHG Way of Clean program: Reduced contact at check-in / reception services; Visible verification of sanitized items in guest rooms; Additional deep cleaning of high touch surfaces, social distancing in public spaces; New standards and service approach to buffets, banquets, room-service and catering.

Check Current Prices






Standard prices by room type for the next 60 days

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.

Room Types

Check Rates1 Bed Hearing Mobility Accessible Tub
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 Double Bed Accessible Communication Accessible Tub
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 Double Bed Standard Comm Accessible Tub
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 Double Bed Standard Comm Accessible Tub Standard Room
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Premium Room with Microwave, Refrigerator Sofa Bed
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Standard Standard Room
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds Standard
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds Standard Standard Room
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDouble Accessible
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDouble or Twin Standard
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDouble Room Mobility Accessible Tub
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDouble Room with 2 Double Beds
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Room, King or Two Doubles
Non-Smoking
Check RatesWhen You Arrive At The Hotel We Will Do Our Best To Meet Your Room Type
Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

Iowa Events Center, Wells Fargo Arena, Hy Vee Hall, Veteran's Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Civic Center, State Capital, Iowa State Fair Grounds, Blank Park Zoo, State Historical Bldg., Botanical Center, Science Center and the Art Center.

Verified Reviews of Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Excellent rooms and pool."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Pool was warm and nice, beds were so comfortable and everything was very clean.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
27-Jul-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 22 to Mon Jul 25 2022 at a $194.99 average nightly rate.
"Not Enthusiastic."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Disappointed with bar person, selection of drinks and no food.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
17-Oct-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Oct 14 to Fri Oct 15 2021 at a $182.99 average nightly rate.
"Very Good"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Rooms and overall cleanliness of hotel was impressive. I was a little disappointed that because I booked online I didn't get Senior Citizen discount and the clerk said she couldn't do that. I have a feeling she didn't know how because every other hotel I have booked online has given it to me at checkin time. Maybe educate your clerks on how to give discounts. That is the only negative thing I can say about my visit.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
14-Oct-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Oct 10 to Mon Oct 11 2021 at a $143.99 average nightly rate.
"Convenient but noisy."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Picked for it's location close to the Iowa State Fair. Our room was located on the interstate side of the building. We were awake all night because of loud traffic.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
29-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Aug 15 to Mon Aug 16 2021 at a $169.15 average nightly rate.
"Our room was next to a busy interstate."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
Sad
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
12-Mar-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Feb 13 to Sun Feb 14 2021 at a $112.11 average nightly rate.
"Billing Disaster"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Hotel planner has been a nightmare! No customer service response. Go in circles spent 10 hours trying to contact them. Absolutely madness. No return call, email or text. Got this auto robot email looking for good feedback but here is my honest response. Covid causes a need for cancellation and got zero assistance. Hotel says I booked thru Priceline but I have no bill stating that. A sham!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
10-Sep-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Sep 04 to Sun Sep 06 2020 at a $90.99 average nightly rate.
"Courteous and helpful front desk staff."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Conveniently located in downtown Des Moines and walking distance to lovely walks along the Des Moines River and great restaurants. Enjoyed Olympic Flame Greek restaurant and Java Joe's, as short walk down the street. Low bathroom ceiling and sink drained slowly. Front desk got us a new room. The computer in the lobby didn't work for me and the front desk got it fixed and called me! Staff was friendly and receptive to every concern I brought to them. They wore their masks 100% of the time. Very happy with this hotel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
09-Sep-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Sep 04 to Mon Sep 07 2020 at a $119.00 average nightly rate.
"VERY NICE AND ACCOMODATING."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The accommodations were very good. Appreciated the shuttle ride to Wells Fargo very much. Very courteous and timely. Rooms were very clean. Sounds from outside were a bit disturbing during sleeping hours. Loved having the restaurant and lounge on site. Parking was good also. THANK YOU.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
10-Feb-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Feb 06 to Fri Feb 07 2020 at a $113.95 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 445 guest reviews

Property Description

Capture a breathtaking view of the Des Moines skyline from this versatile convention hotel. Enjoy the "Top of the Tower" for receptions or banquets, plus restaurant, lounge, and indoor pool. We have newly remodeled both our restaurant and lounge. The Holiday Inn Downtown is located just off I-235 with ample free parking and complimentary airport shuttle. Business center with high speed internet and free wireless internet in all guest rooms and public areas. Located 2 blocks from the new Iowa Events Center and Vets Auditorium. We are also only 10 minutes from the Iowa State Fair grounds and Cownie Soccer Complex. Need to do some shopping? We are only 20 minutes from the Jordan Creek Towncenter Mall.

Green Sustainability

"Green Engaged" through IHG

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00pm
Check Out: 11:00 am
Year of Last Renovation: 2016
Floors: 11
Rooms: 251
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 251
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 2
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 12 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 14718 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 400 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 1.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.3 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 3pm
FEMA Approved: Yes
Pool Info:
Our 20'x 40' heated indoor pool is a "kids favorite" because of its rare large size. Hours 9am-11pm.
Ownership: Kathy Mielke
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hour individual, 72 hour group
Nightly Parking: free
Typical Group Deposit: depends on function
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 5.00%
City Tax: 7.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 6.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 6.00%
Parking Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 0.00 Per Person
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 22.00%
Banquet Labor Fees: 0.00 Per Hour
Banquet Bartender Fees: 150.00 Per Night
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 9.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 10.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 15.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 12.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 14.95 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 12.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 20.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 25.95 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 30.00 Per Item
Banquet Soda: 2.00 Per Item
Banquet Bottled Water: 2.50 Per Item
Banquet Hosted Bar: 12.50 Per Person/Per Hour
Banquet Reception w Hors d'oeuvres: 21.95 Per Person

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Bus parking
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Garage
  • Generator for public spaces
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Approx. 5 miles, complimentary airport shuttle from 6am-11pm,

Local Shuttle Info: We offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and the downtown area. (2 mile radius)

Breakfast Information

Our convenient onsite Restaurant offers buffet options starting at $9.99. Hot buffet options include scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, and breakfast potatoes. Cold buffet options include fresh fruit, yogurt, breakfast bars,cereal and pastries. If buffet is not your thing, you can order from our full breakfast menu. Menu options range in pricing starting at $6.50 offering delicious omelettes, skillets, blueberry pancakes and MORE. A la cart options also available.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms, meeting space, and all public areas of the hotel.

About Holiday Inn

  • Full-service hotel offering three different experiences: Holiday Inn Express ideal for the business traveler, Holiday Inn Resorts for family fun and relaxation, and the Holiday Inn Club Vacations, suitable for family and friends with spacious accommodations
  • Offering comfort and family-oriented service, children stay and eat free at Holiday Inn properties
  • Free high-speed internet access
  • Restaurants and bars on-site with good food and drinks for all ages
  • Indoor or Outdoor swimming pools based on location
  • Great exercise facilities
  • Based on select properties, Holiday Inn's The Hub is the perfect entertainment spot and gaming area with a media lounge, fire pits, etc.

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

Previously known as:
Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Area, an IHG Hotel, Holiday Inn Downtown Des Moines, Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Campus, Holiday Inn Downtown

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel

Rate fluctuations of Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel

The graph above is seasonality of room rates for both group quotes and the lowest online individual rates our system could find at the time the group offer was entered. The lowest group deal shown is 44.8% in December 2021 and the highest average individual rate is $219 in the month of June 2022. 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 Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel.

Feel free to use the Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel 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
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Top of the Tower 78 x 55 x 10 4290350/--------------/--200400--
Close This

Top of the Tower

Top of the Tower has a spectacular view of Downtown Des Moines. Great location for receptions or company dinners.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
4290 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
78 x 55 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
11
Columns:
0
Windows:
13
Natural Light?:
Yes
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Top of the Tower Meeting Space Thumbnail 1
Top of the Tower Meeting Space Thumbnail 2
Top of the Tower Meeting Space Thumbnail 3
Photo of Top of the Tower
Des Moines Ballroom 66 x 46 x 9 4554180/------8080----/--300----
Close This

Des Moines Ballroom

The Des Moines Ballroom is located on Lobby level with easy access to our restaurant and lounge.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
4554 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
66 x 46 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Des Moines Ballroom Meeting Space Thumbnail 1
Des Moines Ballroom Meeting Space Thumbnail 2
Photo of Des Moines Ballroom
Des Moines West
46 x 34 x 9 156480/------3845--10/--150----
Close This

Des Moines West

Des Moines West is half of our Des Moines Ballroom. It can accomodate up to 80 classroom (4 per 8ft).
Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1564 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
46 x 34 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Des Moines East
46 x 31 x 9 142680/------3441--9/7150----
Close This

Des Moines East

The Des Moines East room is the other half of the Des Moines Ballroom.
Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1426 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
46 x 31 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Northview Room 31 x 45 x 10 139570/------4040----/--120----
Close This

Northview Room

Northview room has a view of the Northside of Des Moines. Great for small dinners or meetings.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1395 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
31 x 45 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
11
Columns:
0
Windows:
5
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Photo of Northview Room
Room 1009 16 x 19 x 8 304--/----12--1518--/--25----
Close This

Room 1009

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
304 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
16 x 19 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
10
Power Outlets:
5
Columns:
0
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Room 1007 16 x 19 x 8 304--/----12--1520--/--25----
Close This

Room 1007

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
304 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
16 x 19 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
10
Power Outlets:
5
Columns:
0
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Room 107 and 109 16 x 19 x 8 304--/----------10--/--------
Close This

Room 107 and 109

Room 107/109 have nice big built in board room tables.
Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
304 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
16 x 19 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
5
Columns:
0
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Photo of Room 107 and 109
Des Moines West Room 34 x 46 x 9 1564--/----80403030--/--150150--
Close This

Des Moines West Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1564 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
34 x 46 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
    North View Room 31 x 45 x 10 1395--/----70404030--/--120120--
    Close This

    North View Room

    Room Type:
    General Meeting Room
    Total Size:
    1395 Sq. Mi
    Dimensions:
    31 x 45 x 10 Ft.
    Floor Level:
    Natural Light?:
    No
    Obstructions?
    No
    Built In Screens?
    No
    Built In Stage?
    No
    Built In A/V?
    No
    Amenities Available
      Board Room 109 16 x 19 x 8 304--/----12201520--/--2520--
      Close This

      Board Room 109

      Room Type:
      General Meeting Room
      Total Size:
      304 Sq. Mi
      Dimensions:
      16 x 19 x 8 Ft.
      Floor Level:
      Natural Light?:
      No
      Obstructions?
      No
      Built In Screens?
      No
      Built In Stage?
      No
      Built In A/V?
      No
      Amenities Available
        Board Room 107 16 x 19 x 8 304--/----------10--/--------
        Close This

        Board Room 107

        Room Type:
        General Meeting Room
        Total Size:
        304 Sq. Mi
        Dimensions:
        16 x 19 x 8 Ft.
        Floor Level:
        Natural Light?:
        No
        Obstructions?
        No
        Built In Screens?
        No
        Built In Stage?
        No
        Built In A/V?
        No
        Amenities Available

          FAQs about Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel

          What time is check in?

          Check in time is 3:00pm 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 11:00 am 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 Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel have?

          There are 251 rooms in the property.

          Is there any meeting space at Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel?

          Yes, they have 12 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

          What kind of breakfast is at Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel?

          Our convenient onsite Restaurant offers buffet options starting at $9.99. Hot buffet options include scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, and breakfast potatoes. Cold buffet options include fresh fruit, yogurt, breakfast bars,cereal and pastries. If buffet is not your thing, you can order from our full breakfast menu. Menu options range in pricing starting at $6.50 offering delicious omelettes, skillets, blueberry pancakes and MORE. A la cart options also available.

          How much does internet cost?

          Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms, meeting space, and all public areas of the hotel.

          Can I get a AAA rate at Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel?

          Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

          Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel?

          Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: Senior Discount 1 Double Bed Standard Comm Accessible Tub Standard Room

          Is there a gym at Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel?

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

          Is there a pool at Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Area An Ihg Hotel?

          Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Our 20'x 40' heated indoor pool is a "kids favorite" because of its rare large size. Hours 9am-11pm..

          Testimonials:

          Testimonials icon
          "We are all set and thank you for your assistance. I found working with your site was very easy to set up and work very well for our guests. The plus of using your site was that it made it very easy for our guests to book at our choice hotel." G.B. - Danbury, CT

          Learn More Check Rates