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4.8 out of 5

"Nice hotel, accommodating staff and close to airport. Within walking distance of nice restaurants. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 08 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

3.5-star romantic hotel near Science Center of Iowa

Heart of Des Moines

Within a 15-minute walk of this Court Avenue Entertainment District hotel, you'll find Science Center of Iowa and Wells Fargo Arena. Also, Des Moines Civic Center is within half a mile (1 km) and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is within 2 miles (3 km).

Free shuttle, breakfast

This hotel features a fitness center and a spa tub. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Enjoy the sauna and free perks like continental breakfast and an area shuttle.

Flat-screen TVs, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 51 guestrooms also offer minibars and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include room service, hair dryers, and ironing boards.

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$142* Per night/room Aug 25 - Aug 26

Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Suite, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Des Lux Hotel ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Des Lux Hotel

Everyone (11) Couples (2)
5 out of 5
Beautiful hotel with great amenities! Staff was amazing.

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

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Aug 21, 2019 by Barb

Thank you for the great review! We can't wait to see you again! Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

5 out of 5
Des Lux was outstandingly beautiful and unique, staff was fantastic. I will definitely be staying here again. I highly recommend anyone to stay here at least once. Very quite and peaceful.

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019

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Mar 25, 2019 by Barb

Kay, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay a pleasant one. We can’t wait to see you again! Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

5 out of 5
We celebrated my husband’s birthday here and found it beyond our expectations. The decor is elegant, almost as if we were in Europe. Spacious, sparkling, and comfortable room with a mix of modern and timeless decor. Staff is very approachable and helpful. Parking is right across the street and we could walk to our restaurant. Omelettes made to order for breakfast. Room a little warm at night but we’re so glad we had chosen this hotel for our celebration!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018

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Dec 5, 2018 by Barb

Thanks for the awesome review! . I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

5 out of 5
Nice hotel, accommodating staff and close to airport. Within walking distance of nice restaurants.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018

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Aug 12, 2018 by Barb

Thank you for choosing the Des Lux Hotel. I appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

5 out of 5
Loved this hotel! Everything was beautiful. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience.

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018

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Jan 24, 2018 by Barb

Thank you for choosing the Des Lux Hotel for your recent stay. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Barb Adix Assistant General Manager

3 out of 5

Thought I was staying in AHS5 Hotel- VERY DARK

Location: Parking is across the street, and I am glad we did not stay more than one night or it would have been a nightmare! LOTS of traffic.
The employees were nice, and the breakfast was fabulous! The hotel is very dark and red though. The theme is a mixture of asian and art deco and is verey confusing. Room was nice and clean, but all the darkness was intimidating.

Posted by , from FL on Oct 18, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 21, 2016 by Service Manager

Thank you for the open and honest review! We take pride in our staff, and we're thrilled they were helpful. We tend to think of our decor and atmosphere as cozy and warm, so sorry to hear you didn't feel the same. Hope to have you as our guest again,

5 out of 5
Pros: It was beautiful. Very spacious rooms. Great breakfast included! Beautiful lobby with fireplace. Large health club. No complaints!
Location: Lots of good restaurants within a few blocks. Easy parking. Easy access. Close to sculpture park.
We could not have been happier with our King Deluxe with fireplace. Huge bathroom, large bedroom, living room with fireplace, "kitchenette" alcove. Included breakfast lacked nothing. Delicious!

Posted by , from Denver, CO on Aug 29, 2016

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Sep 4, 2016 by Service Manager

I'm thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us! We strive to make each stay as memorable as your stay was!

5 out of 5
My wife and I had to travel to Des Monies at the spur of the moment and booked this hotel at the last moment. We were pleasantly surprised and ended up staying a couple of days. We enjoyed the facility and the breakfast was excellent.

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015

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Mar 17, 2016 by Chad B.

Thank you for the wonderful review! We strive to ensure each guest has the best experience possible, and glad you enjoyed!

5 out of 5

Romantic Feel

Pros: I liked the ambiance and the complimentary breakfast served until 10 am. There is a chef who will prepare omeletes per order as well.
Cons: Some of the wallpaper in the hallways was peeling, and the suitcase stand in the room was also a little haggard.
Location: It's right downtown with easy access to the interstate with plenty of restaurant options within walking distance. Plus, free parking on weekends.
I only stayed for one night at the hotel but it had a lovely, relaxing vibe that was perfect for a last minute getaway. The room had a high ceiling and a fireplace which gave it a lived-in feeling, and the bathroom was spacious with plenty of towels and luxury touches.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015

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Mar 21, 2016 by Chad B.

Thank you for the honest and kind review! We are always working to improve the property, so we will make sure to look for the issues you mentioned!

5 out of 5

Real nice hotel. Would stay there again.

Excellent staff. They were quick in bring us a roll away bed. The bar area was real nice. Just an overall excellent experience.

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015

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Mar 21, 2016 by Chad B.

Thank you for the kind review!

Property Features

Des Lux Hotel offers its guests a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Des Lux Hotel. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and an area shuttle are free. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3.5-star Des Moines hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 51 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 1903
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) (7.5 km / 4.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Des Lux Hotel offers 51 air-conditioned accommodations with designer toiletries and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars are provided. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 5:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Des Lux Bar - Onsite bar. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport shuttle service is offered on request from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 20 per night
  • Extended parking fee: USD 13 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Lux Hotel Des Moines
  • Lux Des Moines
  • Suites Of 800 Locust Hotel Des Moines
  • Hotel Of 800 Locust
  • Des Lux Hotel Des Moines, Iowa

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.