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4.5 out of 5

"Clean, great valet staff & good restaurant! Lived our stay " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 30 Sep 2019

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Wells Fargo Arena

Downtown Des Moines stay

Your stay at this Downtown Des Moines hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Wells Fargo Arena and Hoyt Sherman Place. Des Moines Civic Center and Iowa Events Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Multiple dining options

This smoke-free hotel includes 2 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour health club. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 16 conference rooms, business center, and free airport shuttle. Unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy free perks like WiFi in public areas and an area shuttle.

Comfy beds, WiFi

The 417 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and Frette Italian sheets, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. Other amenities include WiFi, wired Internet, and Smart TVs with cable channels.

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$127* Per night/room Oct 30 - Oct 31

Concierge Room, Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Des Moines Marriott Downtown ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 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 Moines Marriott Downtown

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5 out of 5
Clean, great valet staff & good restaurant! Lived our stay

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019

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5 out of 5
Very nice rooms, the beds really comfortable. Great location, good room service.

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019

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5 out of 5
Perfect! We were traveling thru town and decided to spend the day in Des Moines. Hotel staff we great as was the experience we had. Thank you

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018

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5 out of 5
Very clean rooms courteous staff willing to go xtra 5 stars

Posted by on May 26, 2018

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4 out of 5


Pros: Friendly staff.
Cons: no construction during weekends.
Overall it was a very good experience. The renovations which are really nice but construction was going on until 6pm on Sat night and there was a decent amount of noise. The newly renovated room was very nice and the people were very friendly and helpful. We ended up getting a shuttle from the hotel to the Wells Fargo arena and back which is awesome considering how rainy the weather was.

Posted by , from Minnesota - MN on May 14, 2018

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5 out of 5

My first experience in a luxury hotel.

Pros: The staff
Location: This is in Des Moines, Iowa. Many restaurants nearby and events over the weekend.
This was my first experience in a luxury hotel. The staff was more than helpful and always had a smile.

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice downtown hotel.

Great lobby/bar/gathering area. Good food. Nice rooms, but small bathroom. I'd stay again.

Posted by , from missoula, MT on Sep 7, 2015

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2 out of 5

All for show

Pros: Fitness center was great. Had a great workout like I would have at a regular gym.
Cons: Offer up some amenities. Provide the shuttle service for free.
Location: Could not find a grocery or convenient store in walking distance. In the heart of downtown DesMoines. Convenient for downtown activities.
Busy downtown hotel complete with lots of valets, bar, a store and lots of activity. Booked this hotel for price and proximity to Iowa state fair. Opened the 23rd floor room to disappointment. After spending an additional $30 just to park and have no further access to our car., the room was clean but nothing special. The 'courtesy' shuttle was $20 plus tip each way to take us to the fair a trip they were making a couple times each hour. The store was well stocked and a Starbucks. Not sure how much my bottle of water would have been since you have to get back in the hotel checkin line to find out and/or purchase. Since we couldn't easily access our car we had a couple of drinks in the bar and went to check out the other amenities. Great fitness center. Best I've ever seen. No outside area at all. Hot tub lukewarm-always a downer. Oh yeah, no complimentary drinks or breakfast or coffee (other than in the room) or anything. For us, we would have been better suited at a hotel a bit further away where we could grab a drink and sit outside.

Posted by , from omaha on Aug 16, 2015

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About the Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Location 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Property Features

Des Moines Marriott Downtown offers its guests an indoor pool and a 24-hour health club. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Event space at this hotel measures 1118 square feet (104 square meters) and includes conference space. Multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Des Moines Marriott Downtown. An area shuttle within 2 miles and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) are free. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Des Moines hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 417 guestrooms or units
  • 33 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 1118 sq ft of conference space
  • 104 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1981
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM) (8.3 km / 5.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle within 2 miles
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Des Moines Marriott Downtown offers 417 accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 25-inch Smart televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Grab & Go - This coffee shop serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open 24 hours.

Rock River Grill & Tavern - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch. Open daily.

MASH + MARROW - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a 24-hour health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Horse riding nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:00 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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 may be 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. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott) guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Car not required
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 16 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 17.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 26 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 10 per day
  • Late check-out fee: 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

  • Marriott Hotel Moines
  • Marriott Moines
  • Residence Inn By Marriott Des Moines Downtown Iowa
  • Marriott Moines Hotel
  • Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel
  • Moines Marriott Downtown
  • Marriott Des Moines
  • Des Moines Marriott Des Moines
  • Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel
  • Des Moines Marriott Downtown Des Moines
  • Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel Des Moines

You should know

  • Des Moines Marriott Downtown offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Pool access available from 5 AM to midnight.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.