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4.4 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 " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 27 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Science Center of Iowa

Heart of Des Moines

Your stay at this Downtown Des Moines hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Science Center of Iowa and Wells Fargo Arena. 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 fitness center. 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 pillow menus, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. Smart TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include WiFi and room service.

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$135* Per night/room Oct 4 - Oct 5

Concierge Room, Room, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Des Moines Marriott Downtown ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 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

Everyone (7) Couples (1)
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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3 out of 5

It was ok at best

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: No free Internet, Noisy
I arrived at the Des Moines Marriott at approximately 12:30PM on a Thursday. The room was not ready yet, as to be expected so we checked our bags and went out for lunch. While at lunch they called and let me know my room was ready which I found very nice. When we picked up our keys they informed us that there was a wrestling tournament of some kind happening and they asked that we wear a plastic wrist band after 5PM otherwise we would not be allowed to get to our room. This was ridiculous to me. They said it was because of the high amount of teenagers there due to the wrestling thing. This did nothing to curb the teens from running around the hotel while their parents got drunk in the hotel bar from the ice chests that they were hiding under their tables. Speaking of the bar, I recommend sticking to bottled beer. I tried having a rum and coke and a friend had a gin and tonic and they were the worst drinks we have ever had. They tasted liked like the liquor had been watered down or maybe the bar tender didn't know what he was doing. As for the room, it was average. Clean but not sparkling. There was no in room fridge which I found strange but we made due with ice. The bed is very comfortable and I was a fan of the sheets. There are inputs to the TV on the wall where you can plug in an xbox or something which I thought was pretty cool. Didn't have anything to plug into it, but the option was nice. Wi-Fi internet is not free, which bothers me especially in this day and age. I don't know if wired was free since I only had a ipad with me. I did find that if I went down to the Starbucks in the lobby there was free wireless and I was able to connect there and then go back to my room on the 8th floor and was still connected. Over all, our stay was just okay. I have stayed in nicer hotels and I have stayed in much worse hotels. The staff was very nice and helpful but the bizarre wrist band thing left me with a bad taste in my mouth. If I am ever in Des Moines again, I will look in to staying elsewhere.

Posted by , from Sacramento, CA, USA on Feb 23, 2012

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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 fitness center. 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. You'll find a business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 9750 square feet (906 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
  • 9750 sq ft of conference space
  • 906 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
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • 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)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) (7.5 km / 4.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle within 2 miles
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Des Moines Marriott Downtown offers 417 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. A pillow menu is available. Smart televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Des Moines hotel provides wireless Internet access 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
  • 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

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:00 AM.

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

Rock River Grill & Tavern - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. 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 fitness center.

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


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

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request from 4:30 AM to 11 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport shuttle service is offered on request from 4:30 AM to 11 PM. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • 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 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • 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)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35 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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*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.