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4.5 out of 5

"We chose this hotel because we have an 11 month old daughter and wanted to put the pack and play in the other room to sleep. We were very happy with ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 31 Aug 2015

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Wells Fargo Arena

Downtown Des Moines stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Historic East Village hotel, you'll find Des Moines Civic Center and Iowa Events Center. Also, Wells Fargo Arena is within half a mile (1 km) and Hoyt Sherman Place is within 2 miles (3 km).

Free shuttle, breakfast

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and free perks like daily breakfast and an area shuttle.

Kitchenettes, WiFi

The 234 guestrooms feature well-equipped kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves, as well as sitting areas and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include WiFi, Netflix, and room service.

Suite, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility & Hearing)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Premium Suite, 2 Double Beds (Wellness, In-room air purification)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility & Hearing, In-room air purification)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Corner

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Suite, 1 King Bed (Wellness, In-room air purification)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown ratings based on 11 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 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Everyone (6) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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Feb 13, 2020 by Chiatt

Thank you for the good score. We look forward to your next visit.

5 out of 5

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 22, 2019 by Cameron

Thank you very much and we look forward to your next visit. Happy Holiday Season.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 17, 2019

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4 out of 5

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5 out of 5

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3 out of 5

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5 out of 5

Staying with an infant

We chose this hotel because we have an 11 month old daughter and wanted to put the pack and play in the other room to sleep. We were very happy with the room layout and the floor space. Plenty of room to put a pack and play. The breakfast was great. The hotel was very accommodating and friendly.

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 4, 2015 by Skip

Dear - Thank you for your business. I am very happy that you and your family truly enjoyed our large two room suites that are so much more comfortable and accommodating than standard hotel rooms found at "regular" hotels. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager

5 out of 5

very happy w/the hotel

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
the room (actually 2 rooms) were large, clean, and very comfortable. the bed was very comfortable. there was a large flat screen tv in both rooms, as well as a small refrigerator, a microwave, a coffee-maker. the breakfast includes excellent, fresh omelettes (made to order) as well as a large assortment of other things. as with all embassy suite hotels, there is a two hour manager's reception in the early evening which includes free drinks (including non-alcoholic beverages). the hotel staff is friendly and helpful. they have a van that will take to to/from the airport, as well as local spots that are within a couple of miles. i have only good thinngs to say about the des moines embassy suites.

Posted by , from new york city on Aug 16, 2012

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4 out of 5

Our room was ready early, which was good since we got there early.

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
Our room was very big and had a great view. The staff was very helpful and nice. The only draw back was paying to park the car.

Posted by , from Pennsylvania, USA on May 31, 2012

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5 out of 5

All staff were excellent

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
loved it staff was especially courteous also great breakfast

Posted by on Nov 30, 2011

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About the Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown

Location 101 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:

  • Bar/lounge
  • Fitness facility
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant

The following facilities are closed on Friday and Saturday:

  • Fitness facility
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Property Features

Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown offers its guests an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a seasonal outdoor pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 16,000 square feet (1 square meters). A vending machine, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown. A free area shuttle within 2.0 mi is available. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star Des Moines hotel is smoke free.

  • 234 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 16,000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1990
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • 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
  • Wedding services available
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM) (8.9 km / 5.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 2.0 mi
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown offers 234 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 3.5-star hotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Des Moines hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels, pay movies, and Netflix. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free breakfast daily. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Liberty's - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

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

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Accessibility

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

  • 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

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Weight limit: 75 lbs
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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 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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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 accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of CleanStay (Hilton) guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines CleanStay (Hilton)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 72 hours

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 4.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

Hotel Names

  • Embassy Suites Des Moines
  • Embassy Suites Hotel Moines Downtown
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  • Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown Iowa
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You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in September.
  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • 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.