Best Hotels in Des Moines

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  • #1
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    Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown
    Des Moines, IA
    #1 in Best Hotels in Des Moines
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1180 reviewsTripAdvisor (1180)
    Free WiFi

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown is ideal for out-of-town guests who want to experience Des Moines, as well as those looking to host a downtown event or wedding. Guests at this contemporary hotel in the East Village are near nightlife, the Riverfront Amphitheater and biking and walking trails that wind throughout the city. While the property features a restaurant that serves casual American fare, this hotel includes both daily made-to-order breakfast and an evening reception, where families are welcome, and appetizers and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are complimentary. All of the accommodations are two-room suites, with two high-definition TVs, Wi-Fi, local art, coffee and snacks. Upgrades include two bathrooms, multiple sitting areas, larger refrigerators and a microwave. Plus, the hotel boasts an indoor pool, a fitness center, a business center and friendly staff, according to recent guests. There is a fee for on-site parking, though. You can save some coin by using Hilton Honors to cover your stay.

    Des Moines, IA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1180 reviewsTripAdvisor (1180)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Airport
    Des Moines, IA
    #2 in Best Hotels in Des Moines
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 673 reviewsTripAdvisor (673)
    Free WiFi

    Frequent guests at DoubleTree properties are accustomed to the freshly baked chocolate chip cookies upon arrival but, unless they're familiar with the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Airport, they likely aren't expecting to see life-size terracotta replica statues of the warrior and horse statues of China's Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum. But the hotel is adjacent to the Des Moines International Airport – and less than 6 miles from downtown – perhaps explaining the pairing of Asian-inspired, contemporary decor with a 1940s supper club-style restaurant called Johnny's Italian Steakhouse (which received glowing reviews from recent guests). This hotel also features a heated outdoor pool, fitness center, free parking and airport transportation (though recent guests said the shuttles can get crowded), meeting rooms and great service, according to recent guests. Accommodations include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, a king bed or two queen beds and a Wolfgang Puck coffee maker (upgrade to a suite for a whirlpool or sectional seated area). Members of the Hilton Honors rewards program can also accrue or redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Des Moines, IA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 673 reviewsTripAdvisor (673)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Des Lux Hotel
    Des Moines, IA
    #3 in Best Hotels in Des Moines
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 341 reviewsTripAdvisor (341)
    Free WiFi

    Des Lux Hotel is reminiscent of an old-world estate, with velvet fabrics, dark wood furnishings, leather and bookshelves that could've come straight from a study. The age-old ambiance here fits right in the nearby historic sections of downtown Des Moines. All rooms include a coffee maker, refrigerator, free Wi-Fi and comfortable beds (according to recent guests), and suite upgrades include a fireplace, whirlpool or atrium. Ideal for couple retreats and business trips, Des Lux Hotel also features a bar, 24-hour fitness center, complimentary breakfast (which received glowing reviews from recent guests), valet parking for a fee) and free shuttle service to the Des Moines International Airport.

    Des Moines, IA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 341 reviewsTripAdvisor (341)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Des Moines Marriott Downtown
    Des Moines, IA
    #4 in Best Hotels in Des Moines
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 507 reviewsTripAdvisor (507)
    Free WiFi

    Designed for business trips, meetings and conferences, the modern Des Moines Marriott Downtown is connected to the Business District part of downtown by a skywalk. A complimentary shuttle takes guests between the Des Moines International Airport and the hotel, which is also near the Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena. Indulge in American grill cuisine at the on-site restaurant and cocktails at the lounge. There’s also an indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness facility, salon, 16 meeting and event rooms and Starbucks kiosks. In the standard guest rooms – currently under renovation – you’ll find LED TVs and spacious bathrooms with granite countertops. Part of the Marriott family – Marriott Rewards members can use or accrue points here – the Des Moines Marriott Downtown has received mostly positive reviews, especially for its courteous staff.

    Des Moines, IA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 507 reviewsTripAdvisor (507)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    West Des Moines Marriott
    West Des Moines, IA
    #5 in Best Hotels in Des Moines
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 427 reviewsTripAdvisor (427)
    Free WiFi

    With a location on the other side of Interstate 80 from the Des Moines Golf and Country Club (and a free shuttle ride from the Des Moines International Airport), the West Des Moines Marriott is ideal for business trips, events and weddings. This pet-friendly hotel boasts the Two Rivers Grill and Lounge, free parking, an indoor pool and fitness center, and rooms with flat-screen TVs, ergonomic workstations and down comforters. And when visitors are ready to get out and explore, Jordan Creek Town Center – a hub of shopping and dining options – is less than 2 miles away, while downtown is roughly 11 miles from the West Des Moines Marriott. Keep in mind, because of its Marriott ties, the hotel allows Marriott Rewards members to earn and redeem points here.

    West Des Moines, IA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 427 reviewsTripAdvisor (427)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
    Des Moines, IA
    #6 in Best Hotels in Des Moines
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 407 reviewsTripAdvisor (407)

    Built in 1919, the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Though common areas of this downtown Des Moines lodging option pay homage to the building's history, the renovated rooms offer contemporary designs and modern amenities. While guests here will find a restaurant and lounge, picnic and barbecue area, seven event rooms and an airport shuttle, visitors with children may be disappointed that there's no swimming pool or complimentary breakfast. But what the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotellacks in a couple of common hotel amenities, it makes up for in elegance. For downtown Des Moines weddings, the hotel offers meeting and event spaces, along with event planners and catering services. Because of its Marriott ties, Marriott Rewards members can accrue or redeem points by staying here.

    Des Moines, IA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 407 reviewsTripAdvisor (407)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton Des Moines Downtown
    Des Moines, IA
    #7 in Best Hotels in Des Moines
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 120 reviewsTripAdvisor (120)
    Hilton Des Moines Downtown is a 3.5 star hotel located at 435 Park Street in Des Moines. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 120 reviews.
    Des Moines, IA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 120 reviewsTripAdvisor (120)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
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    Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel
    West Des Moines, IA
    #8 in Best Hotels in Des Moines
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 378 reviewsTripAdvisor (378)
    Free WiFi

    Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel is located in central Iowa and has 285 rooms including 60 suites situated around a central atrium. Room amenities include down comforters and pillows, coffee makers, complimentary premium channels and minifridges (for a fee). Recent visitors appreciated the friendly staff but bemoaned the multitude of extra expenses. Free Wi-Fi access is available to SPG Members. Club guests have added amenities and access to the Sheraton Club Lounge. The hotel is pet-friendly with extra pet amenities. On-site hotel features include a 24-hour fitness center and a heated indoor pool and sundeck. There is also a complimentary shuttle service to and from Des Moines International Airport or to locations within three miles. Waterfall Grille Restaurant & Lounge serves casual American cuisine for lunch or dinner. Breakfast is available in Park Place Restaurant in the atrium. The hotel is very close to numerous corporate offices and has 12,000 square feet of meeting space. This Sheraton property is part of the Marriott Rewards program, which means that members of that reward program can earn or redeem points at this hotel.

    West Des Moines, IA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 378 reviewsTripAdvisor (378)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hampton Inn West Des Moines Lake Drive
    West Des Moines, IA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 707 reviewsTripAdvisor (707)
    Free WiFi

    Located about 11 miles west of downtown Des Moines, Iowa, the Hampton Inn West Des Moines Lake Drive offers guests guest rooms equipped with minifridges, sofas, coffee makers and complimentary Wi-Fi. While there’s no on-site restaurant, the hotel serves complimentary hot breakfast and has a 24-hour pavilion stocked with snacks and beverages. Other on-site amenities include a fitness center, an indoor pool and a whirlpool. Nearby shopping and dining restaurants are within 3 miles at the Jordan Creek Mall and Jordan Creek Town Center. However, if you want to explore more of the area, you’ll likely need a car as other local attractions – such as the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and the Science Center of Iowa – are around 11 miles away. Keep in mind that if you’re a Hilton Honors member, you’ll get points for staying here, as the hotel is part of the Hilton family.

    West Des Moines, IA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 707 reviewsTripAdvisor (707)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines
    West Des Moines, IA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 457 reviewsTripAdvisor (457)
    Free WiFi

    The Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines is located about 12 miles west of downtown Des Moines, Iowa. The hotel has 180 guest rooms, each equipped with complimentary Wi-Wi, a minifridge, a microwave and a flat-screen TV. Recent guests said the accommodations were both spacious and clean. In place of an on-site restaurant, the hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast, popcorn and soda throughout the day and an evening reception with hot food and beverages. For leisure, there’s an indoor-outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center. The pet-friendly property is located adjacent to the West Glen Town Center, which is home to shops and restaurants. Just be sure you have your own means of transportation to check out the surrounding area.

    West Des Moines, IA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 457 reviewsTripAdvisor (457)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines
    West Des Moines, IA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 682 reviewsTripAdvisor (682)
    Free WiFi

    Located about 12 miles west of downtown Des Moines, Iowa, the Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines has a complimentary shuttle that travels to destinations within a 5-mile radius. Standard rooms are either a double queen or king and feature appliances like a minifridge, a microwave and a coffee maker. In-room entertainment includes complimentary Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV and cable. Recent guests appreciated the clean accommodations and friendly staff. Other property amenities include a 24-hour business center, a fitness center and an indoor pool. The Garden Grille & Bar serves breakfast and dinner (though breakfast is not complimentary), and there is also a 24-hour market offering snacks and beverages. Although you’ll need a car to get to the downtown area, the property is within walking distance of the Jordan Creek Town Center, where you’ll find stores and restaurants. And because the hotel is part of the Hilton family, Hilton Honors members can earn or use points at this hotel.

    West Des Moines, IA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 682 reviewsTripAdvisor (682)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Homewood Suites by Hilton West Des Moines / SW Mall Area
    West Des Moines, IA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 312 reviewsTripAdvisor (312)
    Free WiFi

    The Homewood Suites by Hilton West Des Moines/SW Mall Area is located in the shopping and business district of West Des Moines, Iowa. Guests can pick from studios or one- or two-bedroom suites, all of which feature separate sleeping and sitting areas, fully equipped kitchens and complimentary Wi-Fi. However, recent guests gave housekeeping mixed reviews. If guests don’t want to cook their own meals, they can indulge in the complimentary hot breakfast, evening social, 24-hour convenience store and even a complimentary grocery shopping service. For those interested in working out, there’s a fitness center and indoor pool. Note the pool is supposed to be heated, but some report that it’s not. And for those looking to explore the local area, there’s a complimentary shuttle service to the airport and to nearby corporate offices. Keep in mind that because the hotel is part of the Hilton family, Hilton Honors members get special perks for staying here. 

    West Des Moines, IA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 312 reviewsTripAdvisor (312)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Place Des Moines/Downtown
    Des Moines, IA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 785 reviewsTripAdvisor (785)
    Free WiFi

    Located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, Iowa, the Hyatt Place Des Moines/Downtown is within walking distance of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Each guest room is furnished with a swiveling flat-screen TV, a dry bar and a minifridge. Most rooms either have a sleeper sofa or a corner sofa for added comfort. When it comes to dining options, the hotel offers a complimentary breakfast, a coffee bar that turns into a cocktail bar and a 24/7 market offering grab-and-go snacks and beverages. There are also numerous restaurants surrounding the hotel. In fact, due to the central downtown location and many skywalks, the property is walkable to many popular attractions, including the Court Avenue District, the Iowa State Capitol building and Pappajohn Sculpture Park. For those that want to stay on the hotel grounds, there is a fitness center and an indoor pool. If you drive, be ready to pay for valet parking, as self-parking isn’t an option. Since the hotel is part of the Hyatt family, World of Hyatt members can earn and use points here.

    Des Moines, IA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 785 reviewsTripAdvisor (785)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Place West Des Moines/Jordan Creek
    West Des Moines, IA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 206 reviewsTripAdvisor (206)
    Free WiFi

    Hyatt Place West Des Moines/Jordan Creek is situated in West Des Moines, Iowa, about 12 miles west of the Des Moines International Airport. The property features 123 guest rooms that are all equipped with a king bed or two queen beds, a sofa bed and complimentary Wi-Fi. Dining options include a complimentary hot breakfast and the 24–hour Gallery Market. If you prefer to leave the hotel for a meal, you’ll find a variety of restaurants at the Jordan Creek Town Center, less than a mile from the property. Other on-site amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and a heated indoor pool, though the standout of the property was the friendly service, according to recent guests. Guests should note that this hotel is part of the Hyatt family, so World of Hyatt members can accrue and redeem points for their stay here.

    West Des Moines, IA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 206 reviewsTripAdvisor (206)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    TownePlace Suites Des Moines West/Jordan Creek
    West Des Moines, IA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 56 reviewsTripAdvisor (56)
    Free WiFi

    The pet-friendly TownePlace Suites Des Moines West/Jordan Creek is an all-suite hotel in West Des Moines, Iowa. Each of the 99 suites features a fully equipped kitchen, separate living and sleeping areas and a sofa. In-room entertainment includes complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and cable with premium movie channels. While there’s no on-site restaurant, the hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, and is close to many restaurant chains. For recreation, the hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a heated indoor pool. The hotel is located within a half-mile of the Jordan Creek Town Center shopping mall; however, you’ll need a car in order to see other local attractions like the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and the Iowa State Capitol. Guests should be aware that the property is part of the Marriott International brand, so Marriott Rewards members redeem and accrue points for their stay.

    West Des Moines, IA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 56 reviewsTripAdvisor (56)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi